Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Wednesday :) Sorry for the lack of quality on this picture - darn that glare! Anyway, this is a page sharing the joy of our boy getting baptized. It's very simple, I think with some neat elements i.e. stitching across the top and neat chipboard letters and shapes. I really like this layout and was so thrilled to be able to get it scrapped simply.
Hope your week is going well. Winding down to the end of May already - wow! Summer is indeed starting after tomorrow, for the kids will be out of school for a few months. Let the fun begin! Hugs - Brenda

Friday, May 22, 2009

So thankful...

You know, when I look back at this picture of the back of our then "soon to be house", it really brings to mind how far we've come and how much we have to be thankful for. We are nearing the end of this time-consuming, draining building project and everything has turned out so beautifully. I'll post pictures as soon as things are completed, but in the meantime, I needed to take this moment to say thank you Lord...I am truly thankful.
This page is made from an SU simply scrappin' kit. We had such limited pics from T-giving that I was able to fit them all on 1 page. I love the simplicity of the layout. The shiny letters are some of my new faves - they're called Jellies...too fun! I have 3 other colors of these babies and plan on using them a lot.
Hope you're having a wonderful week. It's already Friday here and that means there are only 3 more days of school before summer is upon us. Wow...this year has flown, which means my babies are growing up way too fast. Have a great weekend! Brenda

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pretty toes!

Aren't these just gorgeous toes? Every year when I go to the scrapbook weekend in Amarillo, my friend Stacey and I have to go get our toes done. It's such a treat b/c there's no one up here that does it quite like the little salon we go to. The leg massage is the absolute best :) Anyway, just had to share. Speakin' of scrapbooking, here's a sweet page I did about Bailee and her swim team experience this year. She did so awesome and I was so proud of her...just had to create something special for her! Their school colors are black and red, so I did the base page (Bazzill Basics) red and then did some paper tearing w/ a strip of black in the center and "RMS" (Riverton Middle School) in black. The flowers are cut out from the same paper as is across the bottom. Lovin' the look of this page. How's your week been? So glad it's Friday!!! Have a wonderful weekend - hugs! Brenda

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


It's Tuesday, middle of May almost! Wow! It would be an absolutely perfect day except for the fact the wind is blowing 90 to nothin' - yuck! I really hate the wind... Here's another layout from my weekend in Texas. Love this one and it's really hard to see the colors. I really need to take a photog class to learn to take better photos. Sorry... Anyway, we surprised the kids with a Wii for Christmas and this is the way we did it. They got a huge kick out of it and we laughed for hours that night watching them play. The little "flowers" on the left hand side were done with different sizes of circle punches and then "roughed up" with either a bone folder or an edge distresser. Other than that, just some creative paper layering and photo layouts. Love the simplicity of this layout. What d'ya think? Hope your week is progressing along nicely. Only a little over 2 weeks left of school here. Can hardly believe the speed with which this year has gone. Enjoy your day! Brenda

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Good Saturday to you! It's been a hectic few weeks here at our home, what with trying to finish up what the contractor didn't (*ugh*) and getting ready for my trip to Texas, which has already been a week ago. Time sure flies.
I had my annual doctor's appointments in Amarillo and they all went well, as far as I know. The physical exams were normal and I'm just waiting to hear if anything was up with my blood work and mammogram. I can now stand up and proudly proclaim that I am nearly 8 years out from my diagnosis and cancer FREE!!! Woo hoo - now that's something to be excited about!
Of course...I can't go for my doctor's appointments w/out working in a little scrapbook time with "the girls". We had our annual scrapbook retreat at the Holiday Inn in Amarillo and it was a blast! I managed to get 22 pages done and I'm tickled pink about that! Here is the very first page I worked on - about our new doggy, Dodge. Thanks to my sweet friend, Stacey, I put together "page packs" - photos, papers, embellies, etc. - everything to put together a 1 or 2 page layout. All of it is placed in a nice large plastic bag and so when you go to put together your scrapbook layout, everything is there that you need. It's an awesome way to scrap and makes for a very productive time. 22 PAGES! That's awesome for 2 days!
Hope all is well in your little part of the world. Hey - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all my sweet girlfriends!! Hugs - Brenda