Monday, December 28, 2009

This weeks assignments

brought to you by me! featuring new products available at Two Peas in a Bucket. Each week I can't wait to see what the new releases will bring. Then I have to fight tooth and nail to get the ones I want (just kidding about that part, we have a pretty neat system that seems to be fair and working out well for the Digital Creative Team. ) The releases this week can be found here.

I was fortunate enough to get to work with Jen's Simple Start Templates, Brandy Buffington's Cabanarama kit and Shimelle Laine's Wrap it up Christmas Papers and Christmas Memories Page Templates. This is what I created.

unconditional love.

holiday shopping at Target.

birthday cheer.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!! We are settling in after an eve of family, cheers and good food. We will open presents at home in the morning and probably stay in our PJ's all day. A perfect Christmas celebration : )

Monday, December 21, 2009

I little bit of creating

I am behind as usual and Christmas is only four days away. I did have a chance to work on my projects for Two Peas in a Bucket. yesterday. The boys were gone all day and it felt good to just spend a day being creative and the fact that one of them is going to be a special gift is an added bonus.

This first project features a new kit by Jen Martakis - This Year. I have been so inspired by Jen's creative designs. A sneak peek of what is coming in the store tomorrow was posted on her blog.

sweet pea.

This layout was created using one of Kate Teague's Year in Review templates. I love using templates as a starting point for my designs. This one was resized, I changed up the title and added some embellishments.

our year in review.

The last layout is part of Simply Beautiful Desk Top CD Calender kit by Jen Martakis. My sister Jennifer was married this past summer. I created this for her. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I already had edited photos, so I just had to add them to each month.

December Calendar page.

I hope to update tomorrow with my December Daily layouts and a bit about us.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

An update, some layouts and a trip

We had a busy week . . finally got some snow and the cold weather has set in. Hayden started a new trimester at school after surviving his first high school final exams experience. We thought he did great and am happy with his progress and final grades. This trimester should be a bit easier for him, a lighter load and fun classes.

I got some fabulous kits to work with this week as a Digital Creative Team member for Two Peas in a Bucket. Jen Martakis released "simply beautiful" papers and elements and Betsy Tuma released some pretty cool edge effects.

simply beautiful friends.

one of a kind.

Marquette Mbank.

We have two hockey games in Marquette tomorrow - Hayden's team plays Houghton at 9:30 and 1:30 at the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University. After we get home we are packing the car and heading out to St. Paul for a couple of days. Madison has a follow-up appointment with her orthopedic surgeon Tuesday am at Gillette Childrens Speciality Healthcare.. We may even get in a bit of Christmas shopping at the outlets at Woodbury or the Mall of America.

Have a great Sunday!
go Lions - I think they really need to win another game : )

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hello December

well that was fast! It seems that as I get older days, weeks and months go by so fast. Hayden is already talking about driving and Madison will be 13 next month! so hard to believe. This would be one of the reasons that I scrapbook. I need to capture the moments, record the memories, and tell our story. If I don't, then who will?

Last year I participated in a December Daily challenge at Designer Digitals. I committed to taking photos and doing a layout for each day in December. I then uploaded my project to Shutterflyand my book was shipped. Memories preserved.

I am doing it again this year and started a support group at Two Peas in a Bucket
I am not sure I can complete a layout everyday, but I am going to take the photos and record the memories. If I don't complete my project until January of next year, that is okay.

So, as I prepare to accomplish this, I will leave you with a link to my book from last year . . . let me know what you think and if you are joining me on this journey, let me know.

December Daily 2008