Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Taking a Giant Leap!

This is another layout that I put together in Watertown. I used Making Memories paper and alphabet (the orange "giant" is by Jillibean) along with the Pink Paislee ribbon pleats, which I absolutely Love!

What happens in Watertown, stays in Watertown!

Another great, fun-filled weekend krop in Watertown was this past weekend! I always enjoy getting together with frinds, scrapping the weekend away, even if I seem to work slower when I'm not on my own...just having too much fun, I there such a thing?? Anywhoo, here are a couple layouts I did over the weekend.

This first layout (sorry about the glare), is of Hailey, who stops smiling immediately once she has a camera in her face. I used Doodlebug for this layout. My LSS hasn't sold Doodlebug for quite some time and I really missed it. Doodlebug has some of the most fun paper lines and I love working with it. And I really like the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements. I have to admit, when I first bought them, I didn't have any idea how I was going to use them, but I like how the ink collected in the little nooks...yes, I will use those again.

And this is my Little Gracie. I did this layout in about 15 minutes. Don't you just love when you have an idea that's so simple, yet doesn't really look like it?? I popped up the "FUN" scallops.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Look What I Found!!

I am so LOVING these cute little buttons and stick pins I found at this ETSY shop that Stephanie passed on to me. I love all the colors and designs. I just got them in the mail today and already used one of the fun buttons!!!! Tell me what you think!! Are they not the best???!!??

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Have a great day!!!

I just had to post this....Have a great day!!!!!! And thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Last Minute Visit!

I love visiting my family in Long Beach, CA. Unfortunately, I'm not able to get there as often as I'd like. With the weather we've had here in Milwaukee this past week, it was almost like being there. If I can't get there, it's always nice to have my siblings, nieces and nephews, and sometimes cousins, visit us. This time it was my beautiful niece's turn to visit. She was here for a week and we had a great time! We went to a Brewer Game, checked out Dave and Busters, spent Easter with great Friends, and of course, we had to go to the Coach Store. Taylor loves Coach. I have to say, she was rubbing off on me. I saw sooo many things I wouldn't mind having. Take a look at our finds!!!!

Taylor loved this purse, and I must say, it suits her very well!

I have been looking for a black purse for a while and came across this fun patent leather one. I just love it!!! Kelly liked it too, so much so that I had to go back and get her one for her birthday.

Of course, I had to get the matching wallet.

And this white leather was one of those..."should I?? shouldn't I??? oh, what the hell" kind of purchases. Love it!!!!

And lastly, you can never have too many sunglasses....can you????

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Final Four

So, here are the final four layouts that I did at the Watertown Weekend krop last weekend. I've been doing my best trying to use up some older product that I have.

This layout was made with Kaiser Craft paper, with a little bit of Jillibean added in.

Ok. This paper isn't old. I lied. I love My Minds Eye!

I reeeealy lied. Here's a layout using Basic Grey's Green at Heart line. I love this paper so much, I bought everything in the line!

I don't know for sure what company this last layout was made from, since the back side was blank and there was no paper slug that had the name on it, but I'm thinking it could possibly be KI Memories. It looks a little like some of their old lines. I don't have a clue where or when I got it.

This is NOT my post!

I love looking at other blogs. It's such a great way to see what people are up to, especially when it's someone that I don't speak to regularly. I blog hop for many reasons. Sometimes it's for scrapbooking ideas, sometimes to catch up on what's going on in everyone Else's lives, and sometimes just to be inspired with others' gift of words and articulation. I try to review the blogs I follow at least once a week, time permitting, but there is one blog that I visit every day. This blog never disappoints (unless she doesn't have a new post when I check). I have told many people to visit this blog just because because of the gift of being able to feel something and write it down in a way that you actually feel what she is saying.

Recently, my friend, Katherine made a post that I can totally relate to and when I read it, I thought she was reading my mind! I want to re-post her post (I hope she doesn't mind) just to give you an idea of what I mean. Also, because I love the post. If you want to see for yourself, check out her blog here. Thank you, Katherine for being such an inspiration to me!

Katherine's post;

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dying and Rising
Ever since I can remember I had a fear of death. Maybe it is not so much the fear of dying itself but the mystery of what happens after we die. In grade school I was taught by the nuns what to believe, but the lack of statistical evidence, and many unanswered questions made me dispute their predictions for the afterlife. Would I really have to live my worst moments over and over (at the time that was endless hours of practicing the piano) until my sins were repented in purgatory? Would I really be united with my loved ones and be able to enjoy Grandma's cookies again? A wonderful concept, but non of it biblical.

I bring this up today at the start of Holy Week. The week that we celebrate the dying and rising of a man, who was God. A concept, that if it appeared in print today, would seem like a scam, a tabloid. But something we as Christians fully believe and accept as truth.

Curious that today the MSN homepage has an article on the same topic. Pictures that people drew of their near death experiences, scientific concepts to help support the idea of heaven, and new book on the topic of our fascination with the afterlife. Interesting that in this world of political correctness and materialism, 81% of Americans believe in the concept of heaven, up from 72% ten years ago. But what that belief actually is, seems to be all over the board.
I sometimes wish that Jesus, during one of his teachings, would have laid out the description of what heaven would be like in more detail. I use to worry and struggle with giving my children the answers they sought about what happens when we die. I didn't want to mislead them to believe a concept that may not be true. And I have to admit that after all the thought I have given the topic I am probably more confused now than I was as a child. But what I have concluded is that we are not meant to know. And although I am still curious about the topic, and am sure to read that new book, I am content in exploring, but not knowing. I think possibly heaven was never described for us because it is so indescribable.

So today what I need to believe in is that unbelievable sacrifice 2000 years ago. And to celebrate my faith during this holiest of weeks.