Monday, June 1, 2009

Sketch #102




I've been absent from my blog yet again....I wish this baby GIRL would "bake" faster, lol.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Recent Layout




Here is a recent one I created for Daily Inspirations.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Sketches on the Way!

So I'm obviously feeling a little better since I have been a scrapping machine lately, lol. This week is my first week back to work so I'm sure I'll slow down again soon. But there is good news!!! I put together quite a few sketches this past weekend and will try to post one each week on Thursday or Friday!

Sketch #99






I drew up this sketch for a Daily Inspirations Challenge and used it for a page in each of the boys albums. Enjoy!

DT layout for Daily Inspirations



You can see this over at Daily Inspirations...it's says by Ashlely, but is mine...lol.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Four New Sketches!

Four of my sketches are being used in Creative Scrappers' birthday bash celebration. So don't forget to enter layouts in the challenges if you use the sketches...but be sure to check out the requirements before starting your layout.

Sketch #98


Sketch #97


Sketch #96


Sketch #95


Friday, April 17, 2009

A layout for Daily Inspirations.



Little late on posting this layout...this was featured on Daily Inspirations on April 7th. The color is a little of in the picture (sorry). I really had fun with this one.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Where or Where Have I Been??

Well back in the hospital again. Yes, that would make my 3rd admission in the course of 14 weeks of pregnancy. I think I am trying to set a new record of some kind. But seriously I am excited!! I am doing a rarely used treatment (kind of a last ditch effort) for HG....and it seems to be working. In fact, I wasn't suppose to be released until Tuesday but I am going home today. So it's turning out to be a good Easter for our family...I hope you are having a wonderful Easter too.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sketch #94



This one is featured on Creative Scrappers this week. Go check it out!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

On a personal note...

Well my husband and I took a wonderful 5 day trip to San Antonio, TX. We went with 5 other couples and it was a blast. I was really worried about going with my hyperemesis but I did pretty good. I even kept breakfast down everyday but one! Yeah.

Unfortunately, this past Wednesday I ended up in the ER. I went for a ear infection and some spotting I was concerned about, only to end up being admitted and having my appendix removed!!!! The surgery and recover has been pretty rough since it's been complicated by my hyperemesis, but all in all I consider myself lucky that the appendicitis was caught so early and removed before infection could set in. The funny thing is I would have never went to the ER for the abdominal pain, it wasn't that severe and I figured it was just from the GI issues created by the hyperemesis. So strangely in this case the spotting was a blessing in disguise.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New supplies!



Who knew I'd be working with a whole new type of supplies! That is what it takes to deliver just 1 dose of each of my current medication/iv therapy. Lots of fun, huh? I kept telling my husband that maybe this baby is getting it out of his/her system, giving us lots of grief now but will be the perfect child latter on. Wishful thinking I know, lol. Well I am 9 weeks and 3 days, only 30 weeks and 4 days to go!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sketch #92


This is another one where my layout inspired the sketch. Hope you like it.

Sketch #92

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A new challenge blog!

A friend of mine, Day, started a new blog called Daily Inspirations. She has asked me to be a member of her design team and I couldn't be more excited. So if you get a chance, check out her new blog.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Little Update

I just wanted to let my readers know that I may fall behind on my blog postings. I have some good and bad news. The good news is that in a little less than 8 months we are expecting a new arrival to our family...that's right I'm pregnant. The bad news is I am very sick...I have hyperemesis gravidarum. I finally got to come home after a two day stay at the hospital but I still have to give myself IV fluids and IV medications at home. I'm sure you can imagine how this has cramped my lifestyle, lol. So hang in there with me and I will try to post sketches as often as I can!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sketch #90


This sketch was actually created after I made the layout...which all began with that piece of pattern paper.

The Winner is Eryn!

So I used the randmom number generator today to pick the winner and it was the lucky #6 who just happens to be Eryn from Holy Scrap! Congrats Eryn! Just send me an email with you address and I'll get your prize out ASAP!

Thanks to everyone that took time to leave a comment. I plan on trying to implement some of your suggestions.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Prize!


I posted the contest, but I'm sure everyone wants to know what the prize is. So I put together a sweet and dreamy little package featuring MME products. It includes 6 pieces of double-sided patterned paper, 2 frames, 2 transparencies, 3 title blocks, 2 journaling blocks, a bunch of die cuts, ribbon, and brads! For your chance to win post a comment here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Peyton!






You really have come a long way baby boy. From a fast and furious deliver, to a quick transfer to a top pediatric hospital, followed by a week long of intense praying and bedside vigils. Daddy likes to say you were displaying you ability to stress us out from the very beginning. We finally got to bring you home on Valentine's Day, the sweetest gift of all. Before we start our day today I just wanted to take time to thank God, medical technology, the hospital staff, family and our friends for helping us journey through those long 8 days. Peyton I thank you too for being strong, being a survivor, and most of all for being you! We love baby boy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Sketch It Out!

So today is the one year anniversary of Sketch it Out!

Can you believe it? I cannot! A year really? And tomorrow is my son's 3rd Birthday too! Where or where dose the time go?

In order to celebrate I'm going to give away some blog candy! I'd love to hear from my readers. What do like about my blog and what would you like to see in the future?

Post your comment here by Feb 12th for a chance to when.

Sketch #89



A was so excite to get a cowboy hat with his horseback ride!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Sweet Layout



My sister recently gave me these photos of my niece and my youngest son. I thought sketch #52 was perfect for these photos. Once again you'll see I've used my Cutter Bee, plus I have dug out my stamps! One of my resolutions for this year is to put all those stamps I collect to good use. Thanks Brandi for forcing me to learn how to use a blendign pen!

Sketch #89



I have taken a new interest in my cutter bee piercing tool...you are sure to see my stimulated stitching on tons of recent layouts! To get straight lines I take out the blade on my fiskars 12x12 trimmer and use the line for a piercing guide. For perfect circles I trace around my circle cutting templates.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Please Say A Prayer!

Please pray for my husband's grandfather. He just had a stroke and is on his way to the hospital now.

Thank you so much.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Almost a year of Blogging.

I realized today that I am quickly coming up on my one year anniversary of blogging...I feel like I have come a long way, lol. Oooooh, maybe a feel a challenge coming on!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sketch #88





I used this sketch for a challenge I did at my weekend retreat scrapbooking retreat!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Check it Out!

To see my latest published layouts check out pages 44, 66, and 68 in the Jan./Feb. issue of Scrap N' Art. If you're not a registered user, take the time to sign up. It's quick, easy and free!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sketch #87


Check out Red Oak for a RAK

So my friend Kelsy let me know about the Red Oak site and I just love her products. I feel a new addiction coming on! The have a RAK going on right now, so check it out and leave a comment.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Card Sketch



A little card sketch, a first from me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Check it out!

Kelsy is has some fabulous blog candy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A new layout


I love this hybrid tag made by my friend Kelsy! I designed the whole layout around this single element. Layout is based on a pencilline's sketch.

Thanks Kelsy!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Sketch Challenge on ACOT

Sketch #82 is being use for ACOT's January Sketch Challenge. Check it out if you want to play along.