Saturday, February 28, 2009

And another.....

Just a really quick post. The Blue Skies Collection is just so darn cute that I had to do another page with it. When our oldest daughter was a wee little girl, my mom took her to her first easter egg hunt. She looked so cute all bundled up! This picture even made the local newspaper! Anyway here it is... I hope you enjoy it! I'll be back soon with more layouts to share!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Whew.....what a week!

Wow, what a crazy week this has been. Stressful, hectic, happy, sad. I think I've been through the whole gamut of emotions this week. I was a few weeks away from the real possibilty of being 1 of the 5,000, 000+ standing in the unemployment line. But.....thankfully a couple interviews at the beginning of the week produced a couple job offers and I was able to avoid the unemployment line. In these economic times getting laid off is a very scary thing. But there's only Blue Skies ahead for now. Which brings me to this:

That's right! The Ettes have done it again! They have created this awesome new kit called Blue Skies. It has the cutest little bunnies and chicks! Everything you need to create some great Easter and Spring layouts, cards, etc. This kit is huge! Check out the two layouts below. I used the kit to create this layout of my daughter when she was baby. (She doesn't like to be called a girly girl so don't tell her I used pink on her page!)

I also created a page from our son's wedding using the Blue Skies kit. See how versatile this kit is! You should really go check it out. And while your at the shop check out the new photo masks, clusters, and borders. They are fabulous. I can't wait to get my hands on those! You should really HOP on over there and see for yourself. You're going to love them! (

Check back soon and I'll have some more layouts created with these absolutely have to have items. I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The boys in my family would never forgive me if I kept scrapping pages of them with flowers and other girly elements (that's what they call them!) So I now have the perfect kit for some of those down and dirty pictures of boys being boys! The Ettes & Company just added a new kit to their store today called the Dude Collection.

Isn't it just the cutest! And it will even work for the tomboy picutures as well. I have one daughter who absolutely does not like pink! So this kit will work well for some of her picutures too!

I've created a few layouts that show you how great this collection is. The layout below is another picuture of our nephew Ben at our son's wedding last summer. He was so cute sitting by the pond skipping rocks!

Here's another one. This is of our nephew Cody when he was a wee little one. (It's amazing he's over 6 feet tall now!). He wasn't sure he liked the feel of crawling in the grass!

But I have to say I totally love all the little creatures that are included in the kit. I loved them so much I couldn't make up my mind which ones to include on this layout of our son Matt when he was little. So I just had to pile them all on! I just love this page and it just matches his personality to a tee!

Well, hope you enjoyed seeing my latest creations and hope you'll click here and go check out all the great new product The Ettes & Company have put together. They're awesome kits!

Be on the lookout for another great collection coming soon. I've gotten a look but I can't say a PEEP just yet....... You're going to love it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's that time of year again, to let all those people who are important in your life know how much you love them. Hopefully we're all letting them know that all the other days of the year as well. Anyway I thought I'd make a little card to spread a little love from me to all of you.

I made this card using the really cute :Loveable You kit from Ettes & Company. Head on over to their store and pick up the kit. It will make it easy for you to share a little love with your family and friends as well.

Remember I was telling you about the really cute recipe embellishment kit a few posts ago? Well I finally had a chance to play around with it and made this recipe book cover. The My Favorite Recipes Embellishment kit is just so darn cute! I just might have to make this my Christmas project for 2009!

As I was looking through more of my photos from my trip to China, I saw this picture, and just knew the papers and embellishments from the That's What Friends Are For kit would be perfect.

I still have to pinch myself every once in a while to remind myself that the trip really wasn't a dream. I had a once in a life time chance to go and I'm so glad I was able to do it.
I've got one more layout I wanted to share with you. This is a picture of Jeanna up at the lake when she was little. She was showing off her messy face after eating some beans and hotdogs. What a little mess she was.....but she still hammed it up for the camera as usual (and she still does, even though she's grown up!). Sometimes it would be nice to be able to go back and live those days over when it was the simplest things that gave us pleasure.

This page was made using papers and elements from the following kits by Melissa Bennett designs: Bianca, Flower Patch, Ziggity Zag.
Well, that's all for now....I'll be back soon to share some more of my pages. I made a resolution a few weeks ago (yeah, I know I was a little late with my New Years Resolution). What I decided was, I want to try and do a page a day! Haven't quite made my goal but pretty close! So I should finally have a really good scrapbook for myself by the end of the year. Finally...I kept giving all my other ones away!
Time for bed so I can get up and get another page done tomorrow! Happy Valentine's Day!
PS. Stay tuned for a couple more really great kits from Ettes & Company that will be hitting the store in the very near future. Your going to love them!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just a Silly Page

I hate Monday's so I'm glad we have that behind us. And now it's almost time to move on to Wednesday which means we're almost half way to the weekend! Ok, so I was feeling a little silly so I had to create a silly page! Here's one of my daughters being silly trying to get ready for Halloween a few years ago. We laughed so hard! So here it is.....I hope you get a laugh out of it as well.

And I just have to tell you....I got a sneak peak at a couple of new kits that the Ettes&Company are going to be adding to their store soon. They are so stinkin' cute!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on them. One is sure to make your winter blues go away and the other looks ......well you'll just have to check back soon to see.

Stay tuned....I'll be posting an update soon! You're going to love them I just know it!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Freebie, Contest and Other Exciting News!

Wow! Everyone at Ettes & Company have been super busy this week. I have all sorts of great news!

First, Kris Mazy from the creative team has created an awesome Love Notes mailbox freebie to share with everyone. Isn't is just adorable!

She's done all the work. All you have to do is print, cut out, and paste! Just click here for the design and instructions.

It's a Challenge! Feel like winning a free kit from Ettes & Company? It's really easy all you have to do is post some layouts in the member gallery using products from their kits. For every three layouts you enter you get a chance to win. And the best thing is you get to choose which Dig-ETTE-al kit you win and you get that backlog of pictures scrapped in the process! For complete details check out the Ettes & Company blog. Hurry.....the contest ends on February 14th at noon! Can't wait to see all the wonderful layouts!


That's right! The Ettes have been really busy and released some fantastic new product this weekend.

They've created the cutest My Favorite Recipes Click-Page album and an embellishment kit that coordinates with it. The embellishment kit is just perfect for making your own recipe cards. Can't wait to get my hands on that one! They are really yummy!

Do you like using templates? The Ettes have created another fantastic Templ-ETTEs collection. (Number 8) It will have you finishing your pages in no time at all!

And as mentioned in my previous posts they have added two new Dig-ETTE-al kits; Be My Guest and Mom's Life.

Click here to see all their new products. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed! Can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Here's a layout I created using papers from both of the new Dig-ETTE-al Collections they released this weekend.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Exciting news!!!!

Well I can finally spill the beans and I'm just so excited! See that little blinkie on the side of the page? Yes that's right!!! I have had the honor of being selected as a member of the Ettes & Company creative team. They have some really awesome Dig-ETTE-al kits, Click-pages, Templ-ETTES and more! They even have a great freebie click card that would be perfect for Valentine's Day! Go check them out at

Check out these layouts I made with their brand new kits that just got added to the store today!

The page below was created using the Mom's Life collection. It's a beautiful kit that's all about mom (except I couldn't resist using it for these great pictures of our nephew Ben. Isn't he just Priceless!?!?!)

This page of our son Scott and our new daughter-in-law Amie, was created using the Be My Guest Collection. It has a wide range of colored pattern papers as well as black and cream that will make all your wedding layouts look absolutely beautiful. I also used one of the Templ-ETTES from their Collection 5. It made making this beautiful page really quick and easy!

So go check out I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Well, that's all for now.... Stay tuned for more in the coming days!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ready for business.....kinda

Well, I think I've done it.....I've finally got my first ever blog started. There's more work to be done. And I have more to learn before I have it the way I really want it's a start! Even Picasso had to start with his first painting! LOL! Don't think I'll ever be compared to him! Anyhow, I hope you'll stop back often and see what new scrapping news and inspiration I have to share. Which reminds me...stay tuned for some very exciting news! I should be able to spill the beans in just a few days!

Here's another page for inspiration. It was created with the Simply Joy Collection from Can you tell they're one of my favorites!

Under construction!

I'm a newbie blogger so be patient as I get this blog up and running. As you can see it's still under construction! Come back soon!
While your waiting for me to get my blog up and running, here's a page you can use for inspiration. I created it using A Thankful Heart Collection from Go check them out! They have all sorts of wonderful digital goodies! Check out their gallery for additional inspiration!