Thursday, June 30, 2011

Take me out to the Ball Game!

Today I've been working on sports challenges...amazing how long things can go undone.  For my challenge 'Boys R Us' on Colorful Creations I did Robert's 2004 Little League Team-

and for the Random Wednesday Challenge Word Up I had to use a song title - hence my 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' which is my son Thomas' 2005 T-Ball team.
For some crazy reason this one is on its' side again.  I thought I had it figured out that it had to do with the orientation of the camera when I took the layout photo...but THAT is not it because I was careful to get a good horizontal shot of this knowing I wanted to put it on the blog.  If anyone knows how to rotate photos on here PLEASE let me know...

Just completed another baseball layout for the Paper Secrets Sketch challenge...this one is Thomas' 2006 Coach Pitch Little League Team Individual photo
so sorry you have to look at all these sideways but I've tried all the rotation suggestions prior to uploading and this is still what I end up with.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Paper Thrills: Challenge #15

Paper Thrills: Challenge #15: "It's summer! And that can only mean one thing... a summer colors palette challenge! Here's the palette: And here's our design team's awes..."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Today, finally the big day is here for my eldest son.  High School Graduation!  I am so glad that HS will be over and that he will get a fresh start with something new in life.  It has been a rough 4 years but I know better days are coming as I think things seem to be starting to make a turn around now that he is working fairly regularly and has met a wonderful girl.  Congratulations Robert and DHS Class of 2011!

Monday, June 20, 2011

More of The Prom

Now that I have completed my gift for Kathryn I have started working on the pages of the Prom for my son's scrapbook.  Here are a few of the completed pages I have done so far-

for some reason two of the pages cannot be rotated to be upright...I decided as I really liked them I would post them anyway.  If anyone knows what to do to orient them correctly please let me know.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Colorful Creations Challenges

Here is a wonderful site with some great challenges and fabulous prizes!  Check out this page of their blog to see just what I am talking about!

This month I have been a Guest Design Team Member and will be on the official team as of July 1st!  I am looking forward to creating and participating in all the wonderful challenges!

Prom - The Book!

I made this book as a gift for my son's girlfriend.  I'll be giving it to her on Graduation night.  It is called a 6 pocket-book as each page is a pocket that I will put more photos in and she can put any memorabilia she may have.

 Didn't they make a stunning couple?  I hope you like the book, and even more I hope that she will!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Paper Thrills: Challenge #13

Paper Thrills: Challenge #13: "Today's challenge is a Use it Up Challenge of a different sort. Design a layout using 2 or more photos you normally wouldn't scrap (ie- the ..."

Friday, June 10, 2011


Today is my eldest son's Senior Prom.  This will be the first time he will be wearing a tux.  The next won't probably be until he gets married which should not be anytime soon.  His new girl is wearing a beautiful pink dress and he got all the tux accessories in pink to match.  I am so glad he has no phobia against wearing pink.  I think they will make a lovely couple...  and you will certainly get to see how lovely as this Mom will be taking many photos and lovingly scrapping them.  I can't believe he is already technically 'a man' and of legal age.  It was only yesterday I discovered I was finally pregnant with him.  I'm sure all those childhood memories will be floating through the tears in my eyes as his limo pulls away tonight to take them to this big moment of entry into adulthood.  Graduation is less than two weeks away too...another big event.  Have so many years really passed by in such a flash?  My baby is only 6 years behind him and I'm sure those years will fly by even faster and I will be awaiting seeing him in his tux for the first time too. to help him start getting ready for the big event!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday is BABY day!

Tonite I am going to a crop and I am going to work on making some Baby Girl and Baby Boy albums so I decided that I would run through the layouts of my children as babies and post a few here...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

School Day

As school is coming to a close I figured I would share some photos of those school pics we buy every year whether they come out good or not as well as the class pictures.  I find those a great way to get back to scrapping when I've hit a dry spot.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

History Day

My sons and I have attended re-enactments of the American Revolution, American Civil War and World War II as well as several different museums and historical landmarks on the East Coast.  Here's a varied selection of some of these: