Tuesday, January 27, 2009


is coming up, and i have been itching to use some new "love elsie" paper :) the pic is from Jazz, of course, but it's one of my faves of Eric and me. :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

stm - i am pink today

"Making strides against breast Cancer" Nashville, 2008. Thought this was perfect for a "pink" l/o.

Monday, January 19, 2009

gratitude journal weeks 1-3

week 3 -HOPE


week 1 -HEALTH
the pictures are not awesome. it's hard for me to photograph these tiny little cards and get the lighting/flash to cooperate, but you kinda get the picture.

Friday, January 16, 2009

STM challenge

Somehow, I have maintained the presence of mind to focus on a layout today. Yesterday, it proved to be impossible. The challenge is from Scrapping the Music, and the lyrics I chose were "The story of us". I feel like I'm a storyteller when I scrap, and it really is about all of the little moments that make up our lives...our stories. The photo is of Eli helping Silas learn to bowl. To me, it represents how important those little everyday moments are in our lives. Eli teaches his brother every day, even if he doesn't even realize he's doing it. Silas just adores his older brother and models so many things from him. My sweet, sweet boys. Eli teaching Silas to bowl...just a blurb...in a chapter...of their story.


Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 weekly challenge

Inspired by Emily Falconbridge's 52 Q challenge, I have decided to do my own weekly challenge and have asked my sister to participate with me on this one :) She has a plate (and a half) full, but somehow, she always finds the time! She inspires me.

So, instead of 52 questions, I have challenged myself to complete a mini art project based on gratitude. Each week, I will make a new card dedicated to one thing for which I am grateful. 52 should cover the big ones, though I am thankful for so much more than that. It will be nice to look back at the project when it's completed and see exactly what I was thankful for along the way this year.

Here is my Title Card, and since I am starting a couple of weeks late, I'll play catch up this week and do 2 gratitude cards to get up up to date in 2009.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

for no challenge, for myself...

...b/c i miss my sister, and I found some great pictures of our childhood today.