Sunday, November 30, 2008

Eddie and Pyper

I've always loved this picture of Pyper and Eddie,
He wanted so bad to open the present for her but was trying hard to contain himself.
This is truly what Christmas is all about, expectations and excitement of the little ones!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Squirrel City

These are the squirrels that live in my sisters front yard.
What a photo shoot they let me take!

In my sister’s
yard lives the most
wonderful family of
squirrels who were not
shy about strutting
their stuff for my

I used Silvia Romeo's Sunflower's Garden for this page. Silvia sells at many stores including Digitals, please check her designs out!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Whole Cookie Story

I decided I had too many pictures left so I tried my hand at a 2 pager. It's a little interesting trying to get things to line up between the two pages. But, I like the way it turned out and I think it will make a great addition to the girls scrapbooks.

Baking Cookies with Grandma

The girls had had a fund raiser earlier in the year, selling cookies for school. I ordered bucket from each but told them just to pick what they liked. Well they decided they liked sugar cookies and would get them and save them for when I came home to visit over Halloween. Time seemed to be really disappearing, as it always does when I'm home, but we managed to squeeze a couple hours out to bake the cookies.

Grandma, in her infinite wisdom, was busy putting frosting on the tops as they cooled when Mommy kindly informed her the girls could do it themsleves. LOL it's hard to give up control you know! Well I handed over spoon, frosting bowl and sprinkles and grabbed my camera instead. Great choice Grandma!

They did a super job decorating and I even managed to make it all the way home on the plane with a few cookies that were only slightly damaged. Let me assure you Paul didn't mind a few crumbs here and there and was happily mummbling how good they were. These are the memories that last a life time. One of the my girls, I think Amber, still has the Junior Cookbook I gave the kids eons ago when they were about Zoie's age. Fun times which pass way way toooooo quickly!!!

I used Beth Rimmer's Fruitcake Folly for Zoie's page and her More Fruitcake, Please - Embellies and Papers for Pypers. I just love the look of felt here, I thought these would make a good two pager for their books.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm at Digitals! and a Freebie!!!

It's official as of today I am now offering my services to Designer's. I've been doing quickpages for 3 years now for different designer's and decided it was time to put out my shingle! So if you or someone you know is a designer short on time with the need or desire to offer quickpages to their customers send them my way. Click here to see my Store at Digitals. I offer Quickpages, Brag Book pages, Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey quickpages etc. Check it out, perhaps I can help you out as well.

If you'd like to see a sample of my work check out this free Quickpage. Thanks to the generosity of Beth Rimmer and her Homestead Harvest Embellies and Pages, without her I wouldn't have had the inspiration to do this. I used a multitude of her designs in my store previews so check her out, she has some amazing designs for sale.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Pages

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Cutest Blog On The Block

Like my new look? Thanks to the creative talents and generosity of The Cutest Blog on The Block. They've made it super simple to change the look of your blog in a snap. Most items on their blog are free, please check them out you won't be sorry!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Lake Sacajawea

Here's the lake in my hometown, isn't this just gorgeous? I was so fortunate to plan my visit for this week when the skies were clear and the leaves so vibrant! By the end of the first week here the skies have darkened and the air is really beginning to get that fall bite to it. The leaves have fallen so much since I took the first pictures but each day reveals a new beauty. I'm so happy to see all the work the Parks department has done, installing new pathways and iron railings. Everything just looks so beautiful. Of course now I see it with eyes that have been away instead of ones who took it for granted.

Monday, November 03, 2008

My Hometown!

I'm home visiting my family and took these photos yesterday on the way from Cathlamet to Longview. My son was driving along Ocean Beach Highway and I rolled the window down and just shot random shots along the way! Pretty cool huh! How beautiful it is here now, with colored leaves and fresh water simply amazing scenery! And to think I used to see this every day of my life!!!