Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Look who lost her first tooth!!! And she is soooooo excited about it, too!!! Congratulations, Sweetie!

And now on to some scrappy stuff...yesterday I made 4 cards using some leftover Cosmo Cricket (Hello Sunshine) papers! I love these papers and wanted to use every single bit of it up!!!

"You Light Up My World"


"Hello Sunshine"

"Hey Beautiful"

In addition to my cards, I also worked on another page of "My Prayers for You" book that I am working on as part of Faith Sisters' My Prayers for You challenge! Go check it out! For Week 2, our prayer focused on "protecting" our children. Like Michelle says in her devotion...unfortunately, we can't be everywhere that our children are all the time. But God can!! We can't see everything that they see, or hear everything that they hear. But God Can!!! We can't possibly know all of the evil lurking to lure them in. But Got does!! He can and will protect them! This week's verse and prayer is as follows:

Scripture: No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord. ~Isaiah 54:17

Prayer: Father, please hide my children from any kind of evil influences that would come against them. Keep them safe from any kind of hidden dangers and let no weapons formed against them be able to prosper. Thank you Lord, for Your many promises of protection. Help in the obedience of Your Will so that they never come out from Your umbrella of protection wherever they go. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The prayer is from Stormie Omartian's book "The Power of a Praying Parent", which I am also reading. It's an excellent book and highly recommended! And here is my page for Week 2:

God Bless each and every one of you!

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Scrappin' Weekend!!

So how was everyone's weekend?! I had a fun weekend scrapping. Not lots but a few to share.

The first layout is of the twins when they were about 6 months old and NOT mobile. haha! I used the December kit from Simply Obsessed for this layout.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Crate Paper (Prudence Collection), Crate Paper Die-Cut, Making Memories brad, Prima Flower, Prima Say it with Crystals, American Craft Thickers, Colorbox Ink (black)

This next one was taking ay Bianca's preschool graduation. I used the title and lyrics from Steven Curtis Chapman's song "Cinderella". I love that song! Brings tears to my eyes everytime!! Again, I used a kit from Simply Obsessed for this layout. I believe it was the October Kit. I love these October Afternoon papers!!

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon Patterned Paper (Hometown Collection), Bazzill Flowers, Prima Flowers, American Craft Thickers, TLC Die-Cuts (photo corner & bracket), Black Zig Writer, Colorbox Ink (black)

I love the pictures in the next layout. I took Bianca to the salon to get her hair and nails done for the big preschool graduation. hehe! She was so excited! It was cute!

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper (Hello Sunshine), Prima Flowers, American Craft brads, White Uni-bal, Making Memories Tiny Alphas, American Craft Thickers, Stampin' Up Ink (Classic Black), Black Zig Writer

March 1st is right around the corner, which means a new Scrap4Life kit!! yeah!!! That's what I'm working with this week!! This kit is jammed packed with goodness! Can't wait to share!!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some Scrappy Stuff to Share!

Whew! It was hard to get back into the swing of things after a nice long weekend! And I also started the dreaded task of potty training X 2!! I just got to remember that today was just the first day and prep myself up for tomorrow! FUN! hehe!

Here's the other layout I had done for the S4L Crop that I never had a chance to upload. The colors in these pictures made them so hard to scrap! This is me meeting my babies for the first time! Waaaah!!! They were so tiny!!!

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Chatterbox Patterned Paper, Bazzill Flowers, Prima Flowers, Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers, Making Memories Cardstock Tags, Floss, buttons, Chipboard Letters (unknown), American Craft brads, Bazzill Chipboard Flourishes, White Uni-Bal Signo Pen, American Craft Pen, Colorbox Ink (brown)

I just love the photo in my next layout. It's my sister with her baby boy.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Crate Paper (Prudence Collection - Paper & Glitter DieCuts), Colorbox Ink (black), Zig Writer (black)

This next layout was done for the February Guest DT Challenge over at Scrap4Life. The challenge was to use the following quote..."I love you more today than yesterday, but not half as much as tomorrow." Love this quote!

Supplies Used: Basic Grey Sugared Collection (Cardstock, Paper, Die-Cut Stickers), KI Lace, Melissa Francis Glitter Chipboard Alphabets, October Afternoon Journaling Card, American Craft Pen, Colorbox Ink (brown)

Thanks for looking!

Simply Obsessed Blog

Check out the new Simply Obsessed blog!!  Another site that I'm addicted to!  LOL!  They have great kits!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

S4L Cyber Crop Layouts & Cards

So I didn't get much accomplished during this week's cyber crop over at Scrap4Life. It was one of those weeks, which means not lots of scrap time! These twins are keeping me busy!! They are very curious and into everything!!! Here's a photo I took of them the other day...both of them squeezed into our refrigerator! LOL! Jeremy learned how to open the refrigerator door this week!

I did two layouts and one card for the crop. I still have to take a photo of the other layout, so I'll have to post that later in the week.

Here is a card I did using the Shortcuts frosty cards! It was so much fun to make!!

Supplies Used: Shortcuts Frosted Cards, My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters papers from the S4L February Kit, Doodlebug Paper Frills, Ribbon (Michael's), Button (unknown), Colorbox Ink (black)

Supplies Used: S4L February Kit (My Little Yellow Bicycle cardstock, paper, alpha stickers), Bazzill "Just the Edge" Cardstock, Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, Creative Memories Heart Punch, Buttons, White Unibal Pen, Colorbox Ink (black)

Have a wonderful week! And for those who are off tomorrow for President's Day...have a wonderful day off!!! God Bless!

President's Day Sale!!!

Scrap4Life is having an awesome President's Day Sale tomorrow!  One day only!!!  Everything in the store is going to be 50% off except for S4L Kits!!  Use coupon code president when checking out!!!  

 Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

It was a fun Valentine's around here!!  My Valentine's started a bit early.  I came home from Bianca's Valentine's Day class party yesterday and was surprised with these beautiful red roses from my wonderful husband.  He did good!  There were 2 dozen!!!  

And although he has been under the weather this week, he took me out to dinner last night!  Just the two of us!!  Today was spent just chillin' at home with the kids!

Here are some fun Valentine's photos I took of the twins yesterday.  They were being silly!  

Un besito!!

Big Hug!!

Not because they're mine...but aren't they adorable?!  hehe!

And here's a little scrappy project we did for Bianca's teacher.  I love the way it turned out!  We filled it with candy and chocolate!  

Supplies Used:  Mailbox from Target "Dollar" Section, Fancy Pants "Splendid" Patterned Paper, Fancy Pants "Splendid" Die Cuts, May Arts Ribbon, Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, Making Memories Glitter Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Paint (Pink)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

And more S4L February Kit projects....

I'm so in love with the February "Love Letters" Kit from Scrap4Life! I can't seem to put these papers down!! Here's another layout and some cards I did with the kit!

The pictures in this first layout were taken 11 years ago! EEK! This is Daniel when he was an itty bitty baby! Waaah!! Can't believe how time flies!!

And here are a few cards I did with the kit.

BTW...this week only, Scrap4Life is giving away a package of Queen & Co. Felt Border - Hearts when you purchase the February Kit! How cool is that! Check out the details here!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

Friday, February 6, 2009

More S4L February Kit

Last night I was able to play some more with my February Kit from Scrap4Life. This is a quick layout I did of my sister and her husband on their wedding day. I thought the papers went perfect with this photo.

Have a very blessed weekend!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

His Holy Name Challenge 2

So I am on to our 2nd "His Holy Name"challenge...yes, I'm already a bit behind.  hehe!  But I am determined to complete them and have a beautiful book describing the names of our precious Lord.  Our first description word was "holy".  You can see my first page here.  Our second word is SOVEREIGN.  In Patter's devotion, she talked about how God is sovereign and has power and authority over all creation.  He is the ruler of all things!  What struck me most about Patter's devotion is when she reminds us that our lives are not our own.  He has a plan for each and everyone of us.  And we must believe that and rest in the fact that he is in control.  I had to learn this the hard just trust in Him!  Here is the 2nd page of my book....

2 Samuel 7:22 "How great you are, O Sovereign Lord!  There is no one like you, and there is no God but you..."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Scripture Challenges Week 2 & 3

This week I worked on the scripture challenges for week 2 & 3.  Week 2's challenge words was kindness.  I love this quote from Abraham Lincoln that Patter mentions in her devotion..."the only way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."  How absolutely true!  There were so many verses I read during my study of *kindness*.  Although I can't fit them all on my card, I have been writing the verses down and keeping them in a binder for quick reference.  Here is my card and verse:

Colossians 3:12 "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."

Now, on to week 3...for week 3, our challenge word was beauty.  In her devotion, Patter spoke about the beauty of God's creation and about the beauty of our hearts.   Sometimes we spend so much time on our outward appearance (that which important to today's society) that we forget to spend time beautifying our inner self.  God doesn't look at our outward appearance...he looks to our hearts.  I pray and ask God everyday to continue to cleanse me and beautify my heart.  It's a process, but I know through prayer and studying  his word, his work will be done in me.  Here's is my card:

1 Peter 3: 3-4  "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

1 Samuel 16:7 "The Lord does not look at things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

God Bless You!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Scrap4Life February Kit - Love Letters!

It's the beginning of the month and you know what that means!!!  Yep, a new Scrap4Life Kit!!!  I absolutely adore this new kit!!!  It has the gorgeous papers from My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letter Collection!  This was the first time I've ever used papers from this manufacturer and I love them!!!  Not only is this paper gorgeous but all the cute embellies just make this kit a MUST HAVE!!!  The kit is now in the Scrap4Life Shoppe and is shipping now!!

Here's a cute little mini album I created using the kit (album not included).  I've had this album from Bo Bunny for over a year now and finally put it to good use!  Love how it turned out!!  Check it out!

To get more details on the kit and to see more creations using the kit, click here!