Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Scrappin'

I love this photo of my oldest son when he was only 3 yrs old.
I did some painting on my layout, and also sewed some lines for the journaling.

This one is based on Cherie's sketch HERE. It's done for our challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap.

I've been TAGGED!

I'm it! I've been tagged by Jenelle!

Here are the rules:

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).

3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.

4. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)

My middle name: Penney

P - pleasant
E - efficient
N -nice
N -nostangic
E -encouraging
Y -youthful

If you read this post, consider yourself TAGGED! :-)

Friday, January 25, 2008

More layouts....

I did a couple of layouts using sketches. This first is a sketch from my sister, Deanne. Check out her blog HERE.

This next layout is a sketch by Cherie Averill at Sketches-R-Us.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

new layout

for our Sisterhood of Scrap challenge this week. I used a sketch by Cherie Averill at Sketches-R-Us.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Devin's 40th Birthday!

Hubby turned 40 years old yesterday.

I decided to put 40 candles on his cake, as a little joke :-) I bought the kind that are attached with paper and you only have to light the first one. Well, Luke wanted to light them, but what a surprise we all got! They went POUF and everything was aflame! HA!

Delicious cake, though -- only 1 piece left today.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sock Puppets

Look at these cute sock puppets the kids made! I love it when they're creative :-)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Some more layouts!!

I've been busy this past few days -- lots of scrapping done :-) I gave the kids a "snow day" yestrday, and I spent time in my scraproom.

This layout goes along with another I did of Jessica's first birthday party.

This layout was for an inspiration challenge on Scraptivity forum.

This layout was also for a challenge on Scraptivity forum. I taking part in the "Scrap Away Your Winter Blues" challenge. I used a Scraptivity stamp set for the flowers, and finished them off with some machine-stitched stems.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sketch #2 for......

the 52 Sketches blog. I just love these photos of my second son. He was just learning to walk and was poking into everything!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another layout done this weekend...

On the Scraptivity forum, Chantal posted a scraplift challenge. She chose this lo by KimmieC. Here is my scraplift of Kimmie's layout:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I have another blog!

It's for all my cooking and baking things. I hope to post a new recipe every day. Check it out!

New layout for the......

52 Sketches.... 52 Weeks blog. Sketch by Julie Bonner.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

"Mommy's Little Man" layout

Here's a layout I did for the Stuck?! sketch blog. It's also based on a little song I made up for my oldest son when he was just a baby. Isn't he the cutest in this photo!!

Friday, January 11, 2008


I thought I might send in a layout to unpubbed this week. They're having an open call for any unpublished layouts. I love this one that I did this past fall. It's a layout about my oldest son and the insecurities I sometimes have about raising a teenager.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A tutorial

Come see my Masking Tutorial at Scrapbook Heaven's blog!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

JANUARY Clearly Super Cool Kit at Scrapbook Heaven!

This clearly Super cool kit is just that! Filled with KI Memories POP CULTURE Products and featuring the Clear Scraps TAB Album!

Check it out before they're all gone!

Here are two layouts of mine, done with a small sampling of KI Memories products:

To see more of the DT's projects with this kit, visit Scrapbook Heaven.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happiness is.......

my very own box of Lindor Truffles!! I actually had 5 boxes for Christmas. I shared a few, but the others I am savouring :-)

New Years traditions

This year, New Year's Eve was different for us. Usually we have a crowd here -- mostly family -- this year we had my brother and his wife and son, and my sil. My brother and family left early as it was a stormy night and not good for being out around town. We also usually make Chinese food on New Year's Eve. It's a tradition that my sister and I started a few years ago. My sister and family weren't able to come up to our home this year -- my bil was working and didn't get home until the evening. We decided to make our Chinese food on New Year's Day.

The kids, of course, wanted to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve. We played some board games and some games on xBox360. We munched on some snacks all evening, waiting for the countdown. We watched a few fireworks being shot off outside our windows, but it was definitely not a good night for fireworks. We sent the kids to bed around 12:30.

The next morning we waited for the snowplow to come so we could get on the road to my sister's house. We started just after lunch with preparations for supper. What a lot of work, but oh, so tasty Chinese food!

Our menu:

Egg Drop Soup
Won tons
Egg Rolls
Chicken Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Vegetable Stir-fry
Chow Mien
Garlic Spareribs

After supper, we played some Wii and also played "Apples to Apples". Lots of fun!

Now I feel like it's time to get back into routine. I've taken down my Christmas tree and have just about all my decorations around the house put away.

I hope you all had a wonderful, safe and happy new year!