Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You Are My Sunshine

Here is one more layout I wanted to share before I leave. This was one I created with a new kit from Little Dreamer, for the creative team. I love the yellow and gray colors in this kit! Perfect for my gray striped kitty with yellow eyes!

Have a Happy Easter! I will see you in a few weeks!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bonnet and Baby

I wanted to create some layouts for the creative teams I am before I leave for Michigan. This kit by Michelle Underwood came out today.

I combined the new kit with a kit from last year called Hippity Hop Hop! It was a fun page to create with Easter just around the corner!

I used only the new kit for this page. I originally had another picture in mind for this page, but when I was looking through my childhood photos I thought this one would be perfect. I wanted this page to reflect the design of the baby seat I am sitting in (yes, that's me!). I love the "quilted" look of this page.

Happy early Easter!
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Saturday, March 27, 2010


I guess I just felt inspired this morning by some things that have been on my mind. And then I found a picture that I wanted to scrap that sorta reflects my thoughts. And then it all just came together so quickly! I love when that happens!

P.S. I have been scrapping...but I cannot really share any of the pages with you...yet! *wink*
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Being true

I HIGHly recommend reading this post from Ali Edwards' blog today. She featured May Flaum. What she has to say about staying true to one's self is awesome!
Be you! Stay true to your style!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

White Water Rafting

I have to say this was a page-spread that I found myself really enjoying creating. It was a bit of a challenge because I wanted to fit as many photos as I could. I am pleased with all I was able to cram in! It sorta reminds me of a brochure.

I was asked by Ingunn if I could share a post about photo editing. I would love to! But it would probably be Quent sharing about it since he is the main photo editor. He sounded interested in sharing some tips, but it might be a little while before we get to that point. His pictures are so impressive! I'm really proud of him!

And for Nettie's question: her grandmother is coming for two weeks to spend time with the sweet little one. She is just all cuteness...except when she has "separation anxiety". Haha!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Cat and a Hat

In January (or was it February?) I knitted a hat. It was supposed to be a gift for an adult, but when I tried it on and realized how small it was, I busted out with a laugh. I think it's supposed to be more like a beanie, which I suppose an adult could wear. I personally like knitted hats that go over my ears, but beanies are cute, too. This hat had something unique to it because I had to knit a patch. It was pretty simple.

I finally sewed up the seams on my sweater I started last year! I was checking everything out before I headed to the local yarn shop to get some help with my sweater. I had it laying on the floor and what do you know, Mr. Tig had to come over and check it out. I had a sneaky suspicion that he would enjoy laying on it, and that's exactly what he did. It's super soft, so I can't blame him. He's hilarious!

Right now I'm working on knitting a handbag/purse for myself. I'm hoping to finish it before I leave for Michigan next week so I can get help from my sister and step-mom Kelly with how to line it with fabric.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chronicles of Adventure

Here are a few digital scrapbook pages of the project I have been working on for one of my husband's trips.

I really wanted to add to this page, but when I would, it just didn't fit. So I decided that the simplicity of it is completely fine!

Pictures of sunsets, waterfalls, rainbows, or other such beautiful sights aren't my favorite to scrapbook. So I'm learning to keep the pages with these pictures as simple as possible. There were a lot of drafts for this page, but this is the one that I felt really accomplished what I wanted to portray. Quent takes so many amazing photos and I want this photobook to really bring out the artistic talent he has captured in his photos and the editing process. He really enjoyed this trip and was bummed when weather conditions didn't allow them to go again this year. So I really want this photobook to be special for him.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dream a little

Hello! I hope you are having a great weekend! I thought I would share a page I just finished this morning with you. I've been most creative in the morning the last few days. It's been fun! I'm super close to being finished with scrapping the general pics of 2009. I'm excited about that. I've been having all the pages printed at I have a nice pile that I need to put in page protectors. I'm not sure if I will have them individually printed this year or in a photobook like Shutterfly. I guess I have a whole year (or less now that it's almost April) to decide.


Have a great rest of your weekend and stay true to your style!
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Are you?

Are you a people-pleaser? Do you care too much about what others think about you? Do you notice that you do things or don't do things out of fear of what others may think of you? Do you allow the fear of people control you? Do you allow someone elses fears control you? Did you know that you don't have to be a people-pleaser?

What is a people-pleaser? "It is those who try to please people even if they have to compromise their conscience to do so. People-pleasers are those who need approval so desperately that they allow themselves to be controlled, manipulated, and used by others."

I recently read this in Joyce Meyer's Approval Addiction:

Do you feel bad when you don't please people? Many years ago I began to realize that the reason I tried so hard to please people was to benefit me rather than them. If I could please them, then I felt good. I don't think I really cared all that much about how they felt, it was me I was concerned about. Did it ever occur to you that people-pleasing can very well be a manifestation of selfishness rather than sacrifice?

People-pleasers feel awful when their decisions do not please others. They assume responsibility for other people's emotional reactions. In my former life, if I thought someone was angry, unhappy, or disappointed, it made me feel uncomfortable. I could not feel comfortable again until I thought I had done whatever needed to be done to make that person happy again.

I did not realize that as long as I was following God's will for my life, other people's responses were not my responsibility. It may not always be possible to do what other people want, but a spiritually mature person learns to deal with disappointment and keep a good attitude. If you are doing what you believe God has told you to do and others are not pleased with you, it is not your fault; it is theirs.

I told myself that I did not want other people to be hurt, confused, or upset. In reality I did not want anyone to be angry with me. I did not want anyone to think badly of me. It was really all about me.

If you are not able to give people what they want, and they become unhappy, it is not your fault. Beware of developing a false sense of responsibility.

I have been a people-pleaser for most of my life. It's really been in the last few years that I have realized that I cannot live my life like that anymore. Sometimes I am afraid at times that I will lose a friendship or a relationship if I'm not doing something someone thinks I should do. "But those who are truly your friends will give you the freedom to make you own decisions. They will respect the decisions you make. They will not pressure you or try to make you feel guilty for not pleasing them. Your true friends are not those who are merely using you for their own benefit or those who always become angry when you don't do what they want you to do."

I share all of this because this is a HUGE thing that so many deal with. I have come across SO many people who are people-pleasers. And I share all of it because I know (based from what I have seen in my own life) that if you worry too much about what other people think of you that you can allow that to destroy dreams and it can effect creativity. It can make you want to wear masks and not be who you really are. And that's not being true to your who you are! We can only BE who we are! It doesn't matter what others think of us. Their opinion doesn't define us. Did you know that statistically 2% of the population won't like us? Focus on the 98% of people who like you for YOU!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bugger Time

Hello! I know, I've been missing! I have been reevaluating how I spend my time these days. It's been GREAT! I have been working on some design projects and I have been scrapping, but I haven't really been working on anything I can share here right now. I'm also working part-time watching my friend's 3-month old baby, so I've been busy with that. I've really enjoyed not being obsessed with the computer. I feel so FREE!

Anyway, enough with that. I'm here to inspire. Little Dreamer has some awesome new templates from Christine! There's a "Q"! I'm so excited about that! I am going to have to make a page for my Q-man! I made this page using some of the fun elements from a new kit that just came out last night.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I *Heart* Spring!

Michelle Underwood just came out with NEW kit today called I Heart Spring! It's such a cute kit with these cute little trees! And I love the clouds! And the bright those too! I had so much fun creating these layouts! And it's been so fun to create layouts using my childhood pictures!

{Climbing Trees}

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