Saturday, May 31, 2008

Layouts and Such

Momma's Day Memories 2008:

Kit is "In the Yard" by Danielle Corbitt and Alphas are by Boutique Cute Dolls.

I am the luckiest mom I know.
I have a healthy, beautiful family.
There is nothing more a momma
could ask for. Daddy & Kirsten
made my day special by letting
me sleep in, keeping me entertained, and
cooking a delicious dinner.
I also got my Nikon D40
SLR camera too!

You had to have
the sticker off
the baked potato
and you put it on
your mouth like it
belonged there.

You decided to dunk
your head in the pool
for fun, we laughed so
that of course meant
had to do it several
more times.

We ate dinner
at our table
on the patio.

After dinner we took
some R&R in the hammock.

And my June Desktop from a Desktop Quickpage by Scrap Kitten Designs

A LO from 1/08:

Kirsten's daycare closed forever yesterday. She will begin a new daycare on Monday. She has been there for a few hours on a trial basis and loved it. She will be in the 2+ to 3 yr old room because they thought she was too advance to put in with the 2 yr olds.

I in somewhat of a scrapbook rut and haven't got a lot done lately. What I am doing I am using templates, hence why I haven't made any lately. Hopefully I will get inspired really soon and make some. I may try to work on my Disney pages tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I was tagged by Michelle who is a fellow CT member at Xandra Martin's Designs with me. She has some cute freebies on her website:

What is so sad is I had to google "tagged" just to find out what that meant then I realized if I just went to her website it would probably tell me.

So here's the rules as to what I had to do and if you are one of my lucky 7 below then what you are suppose to do.

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog .

7 Facts

1. I have a Bachelors of Nursing degree, a Practical Nursing degree and an Associate of Arts degree and work full-time as a registered nurse case manager M-F 8am-5pm.

2. I am terrified of most insects (esp roaches and the flying insects). Although I have gotten a little better and will now throw the dead ones in the trash whereas before I didn't want anything to do with them dead or alive. With a little one I can't just leave them there until my hubby can get them.

3. I am addicted to reality TV (my faves are Big Brother, Survivor, & American Idol) and am sad that they are all over for now.

4. I scrapbook on my laptop during my one hour lunch break almost everyday at work.

5. I have only have one biological brother who is five years younger than me but I was raised in a house with 6 total kids (my mom has lived with the same guy since I was 11 yrs old). So adding them in I have 1 sister and 4 brothers.

6. My Middle name is Dawn.

7. I love Zumba!

Ok so who's my lucky seven gonna to be?

1. Shasta:
She has some wonderful sketches and does a great job on moderating our scrapbook board at Baby Center (

2. Jen:
Great variety of sketches and lovely LOs too. Another lady I met at Baby Center :)

3. Michelle:
The talented owner of Star Studded Designs. She makes some adorable kits and such and you can check out her store here
I am lucky enough to be on her CT and loving it.

4. Christina:
Talented chic on Danielle's CT with me. She has some cute LO and so funny poems on her website.

5. Shannon:
Another very talented digi scrapper and photographer. Looking at her crystal clear pics inspired me to get and SLR Camera

6. Amanda:
Fellow Digi Scarpper that I met at Baby Center. She has some beautiful LOs and sells her own digi designs too.

7. Erica
And yet another lovely scrapper from Baby Center. She has some very neat templates and kits on her website.

Wow I suprise myself and found 7. Please no one shoot me :)

There are new things going on in my little world but I'm not ready to share yet. When things are more finalized I will :)
And no there is not a baby on the way!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I learned something new...

how to make a blinkie :) It was actually fairly easy once I figured it out.


I finally got my new printer/scanner/copier up and running. Here are Kirsten's school pictures that were take a few weeks before March. Notice those funky pony bows in her hair, those were not the ones I sent for her. And the one of her sitting on the grass made her look chubby which she isn't. I haven't a clue what the photographer was thinking keeping that one. She is darling tho and I of course paid for the entire package.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Scrap Layouts

Here's some of my new pages that I made for the creative teams (CT) I am on. For all my blog readers that don't know what a CT is it is a team that designers of digital scrapbook kits have to showcase their kits that they have for sale and by being on their CT you get free kits for making layouts (LOs) and posting them where other scrappers can see them and hopefully but the kit. It's really fun and I love getting the freebies for doing something I love. So here's some LOs I did using Danielle Corbitt's Kits.

This one is from the "I Lub U Momma Kit" and a template I made. It's one that I donated to the Autism Kit (although I did flip the frames). I will share it in June after they are finished with the kit sale.

and using the "May Flowers" Kit and the template is by Yin Designs

Journaling: You loved dancing to the parade music and watching the colorful floats and costumes. My favorite picture of the day are the ones of you playing with the magnifying glasses.

And this was made using a Freebie by Danielle called Starz

**The journaling basically saids these pictures are from the 1st 7 days Kirsten slept in her big girl bed and the date is 6/2/07.

You can find the kits in Danielle's Digital Candy Store, except the freebie that one I got by signing up at her Yahoo Group

Sunday, May 11, 2008

We're Home

We had a great vacation and Kirsten loved Disney. She is one a first name basis with the characters now and she hardly knew the names of any beforehand. Her favorites are Mickey, Ariel, Donald Duck, and the Princesses. Of course I took tons of pics and have them uploaded so you can check them out here:

If you are wondering who the picture of the first girl is in the red dress it is last season's American Idol Jordin Sparks. She was apparently filming a video when we were there and she was on a top ledge of the castle (thank goodness for 12x zoom).

We ended up getting a 4 day four park tickets with the park hoppers pass. We rode almost every ride we wanted to and as you may notice from the pics there aren't many pics of us on the rides because Kirsten was actually able to ride most with us. We did ride a few by switching her off. We did find out she does not like 3-D shows. We thought it was the scary ones she didn't like and took ehr to the mickey mouse one and she screamed and bit me.

I didn't get a chance to scrap while we were gone but I did this LO yesterday. It is my first CT Assignment. The kit is "It's Easter for Peep's Sake" by Xandra Martin Designs (link on sidebar).

I also wanted to share what I got for my anniversary/Mother's Day present: A Nikon D40 SLR camera
I took a few pics tonight and haven't uploaded them yet but they look great on the LCD and it takes pics so quickly that I know I will be able to catch those shots I have been missing with my other camera.

So it's back to work tomorrow. When I left I still had at least a day's worth of last months work left so tomorrow with be catch up day...what fun!