Saturday, December 31, 2011

Times Square

In honor of tonight's ball drop, here are three layouts on our stop in Times Square this past summer...

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thankful for you

Backtracking to a Thanksgiving layout (because you should still be thankful at Christmas, right?)...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

All {she wants} for Christmas...

is to NOT lose any more teeth.

She has a fit when a tooth is loose! I love that toothless grin, though, and I'm going to miss it if her permanent teeth ever come in...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stationery card

Snowflakes Ribbon Christmas Card
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time to share Christmas layouts!

We don't put our tree up until December 1, so I've been waiting until now to share Christmas layouts also! =)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cousin vs. Cousin Football

My oldest LOVES football. And so does my sister's little boy. Lately, whenever they are together outside, it's all football, all the time. I love that.

{Kit from Scrapdango.}

Monday, November 28, 2011


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

I'm just popping in to share a layout from last year's Thanksgiving, showing my son's list of things he was thankful for. :)

{Kit from Scrapdango.}

Thursday, November 24, 2011

SCY: 1st swim meet (part 2)

Sketches: Creatively Yours has a new sketch up!

Again, I didn't stray far from the sketch this time (what's up with that?!?!)...

I used up the remainder of my July Scrapdango kit on this one.

Please go see what the other designers made this time around!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A huge giveaway

Just dropping in to share this AMAZING giveaway with you... $10,000 worth of prizes will go to ONE person!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SCY: 1st swim meet (part 1)

This is my first reveal for my new term at Sketches: Creatively Yours. I'm so happy to be back!

Both of my takes on this month's sketches are going to be on the big kids first day of swim team. I stayed pretty true to the sketch here...

I used the July Scrapdango Sugar kit here.

I would love to see you play along this month!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Log Your Memory: I can finally share!

Capture your everyday real life with the help of Log Your Memory!

I've been part of a "secret" design team for two months now.

Have you heard of Log Your Memory yet?

If you are looking for help with where to get started when it comes to sharing your stories, this is an amazing book... actually TWO separate books - the actual 2012 Memory Logbook, which has the calendar pages and questionnaires - and a separate Real Life Scrapbooking Weekly Challenges: Time Capsule book, which has the actual Weekly Challenges.

There is also a special area of the website just for Weekly Challenge book owners!

I am so honored to be a part of this special team.

Here is the official announcement.

This is where you can make your purchase (because you are NOT going to want to miss out!).

Thanks for letting me share my excitement!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Capital Day

My first layout about our day trip to D.C. on President's Day.

Scrapdango, naturally!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Redskins vs. Browns

Digging deep into my stash of both pictures AND scrapbooking supplies for this one!

I pulled out some older Studio Calico and Sassafras for the page.

The pics are from a football game that my husband and I went to in 2001... another lifetime ago!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Canal Cruise

This past spring, we went on a cruise of the Kanawha Canal and learned things about Richmond that we never knew. I want to go back and take more pics of the kids there!

More Scrapdango here! You knew that was coming, though, didn't you?

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Using more of last month's Scrapdango Sugar kit!

A fall page for my medium DD this time.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Capturing Fall last year, when my baby turned 1!

Another Scrapdango Sugar kit here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thankful for you

Thought I should tackle last year's Thanksgiving photos before this year sneaks up on me!

Used a Scrapdango Sugar kit here!

Friday, October 21, 2011


Confession: I'm taking Karen Russell's Photography Workshop, and it's seriously cutting into my scrappy time.

I have learned a ton, but I think I might be the worst photographer to ever take her class. I guess that means I could be the most improved, no? :)

I highly recommend it if you want to improve your photography skills.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


My newest nephew was born in June...

I made this for a Scrapdango challenge last month and realized that I hadn't yet posted it here!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Basket baller

Loved getting these memories together finally!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

College Football Heaven

I had been meaning to get these pics from last year scrapped for a long time... so glad I did!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Our hometown

Since I made one of these layouts for my DS, I needed to get one done for my medium DD as well!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Parent Swim Meet

I created this one about a very fun backwards swim meet where the parents competed and the kids ran the event. Our whole family loved it!

I used the July 2011 Sugar Scrapdango kit.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SCY: Student of the Month

I loved this Sketches: Creatively Yours design, and I'm still loving this Pink Paislee paper... I'm going to miss it when it's gone!

Hop over to S:CY to see the other designers' work!

Friday, October 7, 2011

SCY: Bye, Bye Baby

Ali has a special sketch this week at Sketches: Creatively Yours.

My baby is growing up so fast I can hardly believe it... she'll be two on Wednesday!

You can play along to win a guest spot... just link back to this sketch on the main site.

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sketches: Creatively Yours

I am so honored to have been asked to serve another term at Sketches: Creatively Yours. Ali's designs push me to think differently about my pictures on hand than I might otherwise (and that's a GREAT thing). I hope you'll be able to play along with us soon. You can read the announcement here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Journaling Junkie: Favorite Cartoon Character

Loved this JJ challenge... I had been wanting to get this down for a few months!

Journaling: Phineas and Ferb is by far your favorite show at the moment. You generally choose to "be" Phineas. I think you can relate to how smart and creative and fun he is. It's fun to imagine all the what-ifs of their adventures. Yes, we're all a bit P+F obsessed... watching the new episodes, even though they come on LONG past your bedtime, and listening to the songs in the car. If only summer lasted forever...!

P.S. PLEASE ignore the messiness of the room in the pic! LOL.

Friday, September 30, 2011

SCY: New Reader

This picture is actually from last spring. I meant to scrap it long before now, but Ali's most recent sketch for Sketches: Creatively Yours was perfect for getting it done.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jamestown Birthday

Today is my husband's birthday. I finally got this page done about his birthday 11 years ago!

Monday, September 19, 2011

So Naughty

I caught my medium daughter taking her baby sister out of her crib several months back, and, although I didn't love her doing that, I had to grab the camera!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Waiting for Rylie

It's been a year since my beautiful niece joined our family. We waited so long for the process to be complete, and the wait wasn't easy, especially for her parents or her siblings and cousins.

I can't believe how much she has changed in the past 12 months. We love you, Rylie!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I wanted to do a layout for my husband's album, so I asked him about his favorite road trip prior to our marriage. He chose a baseball trip to Montreal.

I also submitted this for a challenge over at Scrapdango.

Friday, September 16, 2011

SCY: Beach Day 2011

Ali has a GREAT new sketch up at Sketches: Creatively Yours... so great, that I actually did three layouts (one for each of my kids' albums) based on it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Journaling Junkie: Check

It's a new journaling challenge! This time at Journaling Junkie, we are scrapping something from our Bucket List.

Journaling: It's one thing every parent in this part of the country plans for their kids- a trip to Disney World. You two were a great age to run all over the parks and still be amazed at the magic and endless fun!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Journaling Junkie: Hometown

The new challenge at Journaling Junkie is on your hometown... what you like to do, where visitors go, what akes it unique.

We have such a rich history in Hanover that we finally just had to take a day to see some of the things we'd never stopped at before... Hanover Courthouse and Old Jail, Hanover Tavern, Polegreen Church, and Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield. We learned that Patrick Henry was even more instrumental in Hanover than we originally thought. YAY for local history!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Great Wolf Lodge

Created these three with the July 2011 Scrapdango kit. The first one, I submitted for this week's School's In challenge on the forum there. Come play with us!

Friday, September 2, 2011

PageMaps: best friends

Guess who contributed to PageMaps this month? Hop over to check out the other layouts and sketches!

Friday, August 26, 2011

SCY: Last Day of School

School starts on Monday for my big kids. :( Here's a layout on their last day of school, which I'm already looking forward to again!

The sketch came from Ali over at Sketches: Creatively Yours... come see the other designers' work!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Date with Mommy

Got this one in just before taking my son on another date. The pictures here are actually from LAST summer. Used Scrapdango here, too.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A girl and her cat

Love the way that the baby is enthralled with our cat! Yet again, a Scrapdango kit pulls it all together.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


One last one from my youngest's first birthday party... used a Scrapdango kit here.