Friday, February 29, 2008

Christopher Columbus

Papers, Ribbon-
Frame by: Dawn Wilson
Orange flower: Christy Sturm-
Alphabet-Summer Simmons-
Scrolls, star, Bracket (Recolored)-
Template (altered some) by amy fenner

Well there you go. He was Christopher Columbus at the wax museum.


Map paper, Brown paper, green ribbons, swirls, Frame--

Circle paper & Stripe paper- Digitreats Run Paper

Journal strips-

Wax Museum

All 3rd graders got to put on a wax museum during conferences last night. It was the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. No kidding! Each "famous person" would tell a brief summary of their life. They lined up all around the gym and you just walked up to them and they would start telling their story.

I am NOT going to tell you right now who Zander was. I want to see if you can guess first. Then I will tell you later. And the converse were NOT period attire but hey...the looked cool! It was that or wear mom's shoes. And that didn't go over well.
I have video too but I have no clue how to post it.

So tell me your guess...Amy Jo you can't guess you already know so don't spill the beans!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Binder Park Zoo

Just had to use these freebies from A Work In Progress by Vicki call Pompey.
I love the yummy colors. And this is Lovable Will at the Zoo last summer. I can't wait to hit the zoo's again. I want warmer weather. We got over 5" of snow last night and no school today. Will this ever end? Template by Emily Powers and pink heart by Krystal Hartley.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008


This is a scraplift. I saw someone do this with the title and had to do it too! This is my dear friend Virginia. She moved to Florida back in May 07. I sure miss her. I need to send this to her.

It's Nascar Season!!

Yes, I know it started last weekend. But as you all will recall...I was on my death bed so I missed it. Well, I have two favs. Gordon is my #1 Pick always, but I will also cheer for Newmie! And Ryan Newman was the winner last week in Daytona!!! YEAH!!!

Just don't get me near #20 and I will be a happy Nascar Fan!!! I know there are a few of you rolling your eyes right now...but we all have our 'things'. Mine is Football and Nascar! Well, next to scrapbooking, of course!


I've been tagged...

1. Wal-Mart
2. To the computer
3. Work
4. Help out at School

1. Amy Jo
2. Amy Kwast
3. Bev Stewart
4. Shell

C) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Tacos
2. Nachos
3. Burgers
4. Fries

D) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Someplace warm
2. With my Family
3. With my far away friends
4. In the sun

E) Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Breakfast Club
2. Christmas Story
3. High School Musical
4. Titantic

Tagging...Ashli, Wendy, Shelley, Krystal Grant

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Ok...I saw this quote on the digifreebie board or go
She has some cute quotes up there.

Credits: Paper and Elements by
Template by : STILL LOOKING TO FIND OUT....will update once found.

Now the story behind the photos...My MIL (and very dear friend) puts on a murder mystery dinner fundraiser for our library. This year the theme was roaring 20's Speak Easy. So we had gangsters 'Mugs' up on the 'wall of shame' and we had to add the little gangsters to the mix. These photos are the end results of that mission.

We raised $3000 for our local library!!! It happened the weekend I was in I was very sad to have missed it but I helped in many other ways.

Lunar Eclispe

This was before. I love how it kept making a shadow(see lower bluish). I have no clue how or why...
Just getting started.
Still moving across...
I know these are horrible pictures but for those of you who missed it, this will give you an idea of what I saw. When it was full, it was soo dark it was hard for my camera to do anything even on a tripod. And I had to have the window open and it was 7 degrees outside last night here...soo....tad cool and I was shivering.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar eclipse Tonight

It was so cool! I tried my best to get photos but even with a tripod it was hard.

It's totally covered as I am typing this. So you might catch it if you look NOW!

All A's

Just showing off my Star Student!
Credits: Template by Shandy Vogt Designs
Paper & Elements by Krystal Hartley

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

See a trend?

I am totally dying for spring right now. This stupid flu bug is kicking my bottom.

Credits: Elements and paper are Krystal Hartley.
Clear Alpha: ScrappyPony
Swass frame & Alpha: Shandy Vogt Designs

Lilacs are my FAVORITE SPRING FLOWER! This picture was taken from my own tree. Then, later that same year, I lost in a storm. I was crushed. But I will cherish this photo forever. And it's an awesome photo!

Greener Days?!

This layout was done for two reasons...1. The obvious...Sick of being sick and ready for spring.
2. I MIGHT {that's a big MIGHT} be entering in a CT call for the designer. Not sure if I am ready for that move yet.


passing the torch...

Now it's Zander....I am FINALLY feeling better today only to wake up with Zander having the fever, aches, pains...

Why does this happen to us all the time? Are we really that rotten of people that we need to be punished to this extent?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Very sick

I have been sick since Thursday. I am heading to the drs in a few minutes...I am worried they might admit me since I am probably dehydrated. is the first day I could sit up long enough to be on the computer. Just a heads up why I am not here.

ETA: FLU and didn't have to go to the hospital. Just riding it out at home. Which is great...if you know what I mean.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Barking Seal

I sound just like a barking seal. I have no clue where this cough came from...{will} wink wink... but I sure don't like it. My head feels like it weighs a ton and my eyes can't stand the bright sunlight today.

Popping amoxicillin like candy so we shall see how it goes. I have lots of time to play today I guess. And the boys are home for Mid-Winter break with me. So we shall see how much longer I have a voice from all this coughing...


Look at how BIG she has gotten!! She is so fat! Just like the rest of the family now. She really is OURS now! LOL
Credits: Krystal Hartley-the sweetest thing {the kit} and her newest freebie called Love is...another freebie called Love.
Click on photo to leave so love at 2peas!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Perfect Pets

Just a layout honor a few LOVES of my LIFE in the furry sense of love! It's a zoo here!

Credits: Papers and elements all by


Template by Lori

Jump Rope 4 Heart

Click on layout for Credits!
I am soooo proud of my oldest son! He signed up to do the jump rope for heart event at our school. He has no clue how to jump rope but he tried harder than I have even seen him try at anything. I had tears in my eyes watching him do this. I was so proud of him. He got out there in front of all the 2nd and 3rd grade classes, teachers, parents, friends and did the BEST he could!! His teacher then started jumping with him and the gym teacher was talking to him during his break to tell him how proud he was of him too! That took guts! So here is a look at his efforts!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Will's Valentine Party

Poor little guy...his fever is back but I can't keep him down. The kids got spunk, let me tell ya.

Credits: All Krystal Hartley elements & papers.
Template was freebie and I can't figure out who to give credit too...So if anyone knows, do share.

So far today...

This is what I am dealing with today.
A sick child. Fever 101.5, cough.
ETA: Ear infection, upper respiratory infectionand this happened yesterday. Guess I will not be doing what I thought I was today. Funny how things change on a dime. I was supposed to be doing fluoride this morning at the school, taking pictures and helping with our jump rope for heart. And then Valentines Party this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Acrylic album lovers

For those of you who are in love with acrylic albums as much as I am...I found a cool store.

I see a few familiar faces on their design team too!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Gosh where does the time go? I spent the weekend in my not sick, and no Shell, not that either! LOL

I was prepping it for the big redo! We got the border all stripped and the walls washed and the trim covered in tape. Got the major stuff moved out of the room. Just put the bed in the middle of the room and put the dressers in the middle as well.

Now...I have got to figure out a color.

So that was my Sunday. Sub zero windchills kept me inside and moving.

Monday: Work. But it was a good day. Everyone was in a good mood today and no dentures were lost! LOL Yes, that really just happened. The lab lost a patients denture. Oh how I love my job! heehee

Tomorrow: Work school kitchen, awards presentation, Will's valentines party, yearbook.

Wednesday: Jump for Heart, Fluoride, valentines party for Zander, yearbook.

So do you get the idea that I am a tad busy right now?!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


The minute I saw this little birdie I knew I had to do a layout of Josh & I. Our "THING" is two birds. So anytime I see two birds I think of him. It's been a private symbol for our love forever. So I had to have two birds on this layout! I know I have scrapped this photo before, sometimes certain photos deserve multiple chances at being scrapped!

Credits: Paper from Sweetest Thing Kit
Elements from LOVE freebie
Cream Frame by mistycatodesigns

Friday, February 8, 2008

Winter Fun

What a fun day!! I will say, that I could only do it about 5 times and I was spent. It's a HUGE hill. I have some great video footage too!

Credits: Papers & elements by Krystal Hartley. Baby it's cold outside
Corner flourishes were part of a freebie no source available.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Brag Book

This is my brag book that I made with LifeTimez Online You can get one FREE for just trying the software.

Photoshop tip

ok...I am so clueless about photoshop. Yes, I use it now for all my digi scrapping but I still have only touched the surface of what it can do.
Well, I just discovered this little diddy...
if you hold the shift key down while inserting your will center the item (paper) for you!! WOW!! I have struggled with getting my stuff lined up right for so some of you are going to laugh and say, 'YEAH, I KNEW THAT!' But for those that didn' you go!
I am tickled pink! Just had to share my TA DAH moment!

Snuggle Time

I had my nephew over night this past weekend! Pure heaven. I love that little man just like my own! He's such a great child.

Credits: Krystal Hartley new mini kit...Called Carnival. It's only available at by completing the he said/she said challenge.
Paper, and diamonds, and green glitter. The tab is from her Sweetest things kit available at
staples and paper tear: Source unknown.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Photobook Cancun

I need proof readers please. I can look at this a million times and I will still miss an error. Could you all please check my spellings, etc...

Thank you!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday Blahs

It has been soooo foggy here all day. Icy, No school. I had to work today too. So I have things that I need to mail out to a few people tomorrow. IF....and that's a big IF....the weather cooperates.

We missed school friday and today. And the fog is supposed to stick around tomorrow so I am sure we will have a delay tomorrow. UGH...

Oh...I have one more page to do with my photobook for cancun!!! I am loving it. There are two pages or so that I am not 'feeling' so I am not sure if I will redo them or what...I almost feel like just going with what I have. It was what I 'feeling' at that moment obviously. And if I don't watch it...I will be change it all the time.

I did one with the travel LT theme too. And I made my first poster with the LT online.
Biting my tongue about that experience! LOL

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Yeah! It's the best day of the year next to Christmas and Birthdays! As many of you know, I am a major FOOTBALL FAN! So it's T minus 45 minutes and counting....

GO TOM BRADY!!! (an ex Michigan Football Superstar!!)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cancun photobook

I have 15 pages done for my photobook!! I was loading them up on and then my computer crashed on me. So I took it as a sign that I am not to share them until I am done!

Do you think it will be ok to mix & match a few colors/kits in one book?? Or should I stick with one color scheme?

I sorta think it looks fine with the combos. You all know that I never one stick with the norm as a rule. Of course it's all KH stuff so it will all mix and match anyways, right!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Interview with myself

1.If your doctor told you today that you were pregnant, what would you say? First of all, I would have to explain to DH who the father was since it could NOT be his! LOL

2.When was the last time you were on a plane? January 27, 2008

3.What did the last text message you sent say? I don't know how to text...

4. What features do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? Teeth of course!

5. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future? Complete my Cancun Photobook.

6.Shoe size? 8-8.5

7.Been to Mexico? Actually, I was JUST there a week ago! And then I was there in 2005 on the TLC cruise for a day!

8. When was the last time you had a massage? I think it was back in 2006. It was my first and last. Not by choice...just by chance!

9.What was the last TV show you watched? John & Kate Plus 8

10. What are your plans for weekend? SUPER BOWL!!

11.If your significant other asked you to marry them TODAy what would you say? Since I am already married to him...YES!

12.What is in the backseat of your car right now? a Booster seat, a few McDonald Happy Meal Toys, a squid to plug in our 'toys', probably a few french fries and crumbs.

13. What were you doing at 8 a.m. this morning? was a snow day today! Got up at 8:15am!

14.If you could marry any celebrity who would it be? Sean Connery

15. Have you ever been to a strip club? No way.

16. What is the best ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip

17. What is the last sporting event you watched? FOOTBALL!!! Any day, any time, any team!

18.Ever go camping? Did it all the time when I a kid. But DH doesn't like it so we are hotel rats.

19.Last phone call? Talked to Josh about our plans for tonight and the road conditions on his drive to work this morning.

20. Are you allergic to anything? Wasp stings. I swell up like a balloon.

21. What is one thing you have learned about life lately?? Although it's not fair, YOU can make the most of what you have! I have the best friends & family and I am thankful every minute of my life for them!

22.What do you do at work? My paid job is Dental Hygiene. So I basically pick crap off people's teeth! AND I LOVE IT! PSA...Go floss can't believe what is between your teeth THIS VERY MINUTE!

23. What is your mother's name? Bonnie Arlene

24.Ever cried for no reason? Sure! It's my therapy!

25.Can you do the Crank Hat Dance? the what??? Probably not, I hate dancing.

26. What is your favorite color to wear? I love to wear Orange

27. What is the longest plane ride you have ever been on? A trip to Spain

28.What is the longest road trip you have ever taken? Drove to Florida last Spring Break with my two sons, Josh, and our cousin. Then drove my Grandma home in her car as Josh followed with the kids in our van.

29.What are your turn offs? Rotten Teeth, body odor, Snakes

30.What is your last alcoholic beverage? Strawberry Daquiri in Mexico. But as a rule, I don't usually drink alcohol. I usually have one per year. Guess I can't drink for the next 20 years due to Mexico last week. That's ok too!

31. What are you craving right now? something Salty would be great. Got my diet Coke right by me so that's covered!