Sunday, August 19, 2012


It is hard to believe this little toot, turns ONE today!  Happy Birthday, my squooshy sunshine!  
She is fully mobile now and in explore mode. Watch out world! :)   It has been so much fun watching her develop physically and personality-wise.  Let me tell you... this little girl FULL of personality!  She is truly a joy-bringer.  

This is my layout using Creative Scrappers Sketch #222.   Which, by the way, is the new sketch revealed today on the Creative Scrappers blog!  Why not play along with us and create your own layout!  You could win a FABULOUS prize pack!  Read all about it here!

Lastly, be sure and mark your calendar for the Creative Scrappers Blog Hop on September 5!  Lots of eye-candy and some fabulous prizes! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Layout Love Linky

I am joining Soaphousemama for her latest layout love linky party.  Not familiar with this?  Here is the low-down:
"This is a place where we showcase some previously un-blogged projects or our recent favorites. We are not limited to layouts here, if you have something you want to share, link it up! "

Although, this is not a layout... this IS what my scrapping table has looked like lately.  These are for my classroom.  The googlied eyes are pointers for guided reading.  The clothes pins have thumbtacks glued to the back and the fronts are in the process of being covered with washi tape.  These will go on a bulletin board to hold my Super Stars best work.  :)

Now on to my latest layouts:

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT weekend! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Better late than never?

I should have posted this last Sunday.  Simply put, I forgot.  My mind is filled with classroom organization, guided reading, writer's workshop, behavior management, etc. Anyway... this is my most recent layout for Creative Scrappers.  Stop by and get inspired!  The newest sketch (below) is a fun one... and the prizes are always GREAT!

I used this lovely sketch...

to create this layout of my sweetie-pie, Emery.  Isn't she adorable in her July 4th Tu-tu?

In other news:

Look at this wonderful tag I received from Soaphousemama!  Isn't it Gorgeous??!!  It now has a special place on my "favorite things" bulletin board.  I won this lovely work of art for entering the June Linky Layout Love.   I also won a class from Shimelle!  Double bonus...two prizes from my two favorite scrappers! :)  Thank you, Ashli (soaphousemama) !  You are a sweetie!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Ramblings and a couple of layouts

The past few weeks have been CRAZY busy.  My new classroom was in a state of  dirty chaos when I walked in a couple of weeks ago.  In between meetings and training conferences, I have managed to get it somewhat cleaned and under control.  Here is a before picture:

It is arranged, organized, and clean now... but not finished.  I will post some "after" photos when I am done. Heck, I may even do a before and after scrapbook layout about it! :)  

I decided NOT to go to the classroom today and NOT obsess about all that still needs doing.  I decided to have a scrappy, crafty, relaxing weekend before the real craziness begins August 15th.  :) 

I have had these layouts sitting on my easel for a couple of weeks, just waiting to be photographed, edited, and blogged. 

Well, that is all the scrapping I have gotten to lately.

On another note:  I have been reading the Storm of Swords, the 3rd Book in the Game of Thrones series.    I usually read books first then watch the movie or series, but in this case, I watched the first two seasons on HBO and got hooked!  So much so,  I had to start reading the book that the 3rd season is based on, because I HAD to know what happened next! LOL!  I am seriously enthralled in this story.  Although, there have been a couple of times when I literally wanted to smack George RR Martin, the author!  No character is immune from death in his books... and it is VERY rude when you get so attached to them and he kills them off!  Ughhhh!

If you read this far, you deserve a gold star!  LOL!  I seriously didn't mean to ramble on so long, but I guess I need to get it out of my system since I may not have much time to post during the school year.  Hugs and have a great weekend! :)

The Great Outdoors

Hey friend! Thank you for stopping by! I just finished uploading a process video for my layout titled, The Great Outdoors. I used an Echo...