Friday, April 30, 2010

Sketch Friday at Practical Scrappers!

It's sketch Friday over at Practical Scrappers....follow this link to play along!!!

Can't wait to see what you create!

Look what we're making at the party...

Hey everyone!
Don't forget to stop by my house on
Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 pm
for a National Scrapbooking Day Party!
Come see the new catalog and make a mini album!

This mini is made from the
SimpleStories Kit
exclusive to MemoryWorks!

Plus, MemoryWorks has many great giveaways going on this week..
whether you submit a personal order or
a party can be entered to win!

Daily Prizes:  All you have to do is add a SimpleStories Life Documented Kit
to your order and be entered to win one of 18 daily prizes total value $15 each!

Rusty Pickle Class Kit:  Be one of the first 25 customer/consultants to order
 a 10 pack of the Life Documented Kits and
be entered to win a Rusty Pickle Class Kit...a $25 value!
                                      In addition, have a party in May totaling over $150 and
you receive the free May Hostess Incentive...

the Meadowlark Collection from MME

Contact me to schedule your party today!
.....and don't forget to stop by
next Thursday!


or leave a comment after this post!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A cute project from Janey...

Janey Pumphrey, one of our great Teamworks members showed this great little project....a cute gift for Mother's Day or any day

for complete instructions check out the MemoryWorks Blog!

Don't forget to join me this week at Practical Scrappers for a button challenge!  You have until Saturday at 5 pm to enter your project....and remember tomorrow is Sketch Friday...Join us!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Altered Tootsie Roll Bank

For some holiday (Easter or Christmas?) my kids got those tootsie roll banks.  Well, I stole one and repurposed it for my scrap money!

I just wrapped some patterned paper around it, added a decorate border with the Fiskars threading water punch and added some bling, stickers and a leftover paper flower.  Voila! 

and here's Madi...having a little belly time!

here's my first pages frpom ali's challenge...a week in the life...using mw products!!!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 7: ali's challenge

I was able to finish Nick's birthday album...all the pics added
and journaling done!

I have about 7 layouts I set up to do this week..
picking papers is the hardest part!

me and madi....breakfast of champions!

i HAVE to finish painting this staircase!!'s too big a part of our life..
but I gotta love Boomerang on CN!

well, that's it for my week...nothing too exciting.
I'll post my layouts when i get them done!


Practical Scrappers Button Challenge

thanks for the challenge!  I used buttons along the bottom edge of the
layout.  I did twine centers on some, thread on others and some
bling dots on a few...enjoy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Get out your buttons and join me!

Join me this week at Practical Scrappers for another great challenge!  Make a layout or card with buttons and join in the fun!

Use up your supplies and have a great time doing it...hope to see you there!

giveaway on Creative Scrappers Blog

Leave a comment and enter for a chance to win...check it out!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

National Scrapbooking Day Party!

I will be hostessing a MemoryWorks Scrap Party
 to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on May 6.

Come check out the new catalog
and learn about SimpleStories...MemoryWorks exclusive kit!

We will be making a cute little project..come and join the fun!

Mark your calenders!
Date:  Thursday, May 6
Time:  6:30 pm
Place:  1248 Maple Street
Bethlehem, PA

Please RSVP to
or just stop by!


But wait!  There's more!
To help celebrate this great event, MemoryWorks is offering
some super specials on My Mind's Eye Kits

Want have a party or order products?
Visit my webpage here or
Contact me today!

Hope to see you next Thursday!

Ali's challenge: day five and six

madi hitching a ride on dad's shoulder

time out...watching the fish

3 car pile-up

hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to work I go!

emma's sunday night pj's
(can you tell she dressed herself?}

{families are funny}

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ali's Challenge : Day four

Sam likes to hide between the wall and the cabinets. 
He then jumps out and yells "boo". 
He's so scary!

What redneck family doesn't shop at Walmart? 
HA HA!  It was our bi weekly shopping trip..
store one of two.  Here's hubby trucking
across the parking lot

Mommy made brownies and Madi had to try some
...and we discovered...she got her first tooth today!

Emma came home from school today with her official
"Earth Ranger" celebrate Earth Day, they learned how to recycle and
talked about ways to help the Earth. 

I wanted to take a few more pics of my pals at work, but alas, I didn't get to. 
This is harder than I thought!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Ali's challenge: Day three

Ali's challenge;  Day three photos

emma's work glasses

madi having lunch

three chicks, well 4 including the cat...

paper jacob

 layout i worked on... a first for a page about me!!!

doing this challenge made me realize that I have to take more pics!  and I need to take my camera with me everywhere...

quote of the day:
from emma while creating a new Mii...
daddy made her rather large eyebrows grey
"it's like grandpa!!!"

{create today}

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ali's challenge: Day two

I converted a dollar store find into my "teamscrap" album:  a place where I can
keep track of all my deadlines and projects for Memory Works and Practical Scrappers.

Sam having his milky on Tuesday night

  and here's the crew on Wednesday am...fresh out of bed.

Sam was very serious when sipping some iced tea from
my glass.  Love the hair!


My lilac's bloomed and they smell so good.  Not to many blooms
again this year :(  We had a huge lilac bush in our yard when I was a kid
and I always wanted to have a big bush in my yard.  I've had mine since we moved
into this house, and it's not getting as big as I want.  Maybe I'll have better luck in

These are flowers that Emma picked out that we have to plant in our backyard
yet.  I hope to put in a little garden, so she can tend to the vegetables.  I think
she'll really enjoy that.


I did get to scrap my Tuesday photos.  I'll take a pic and post them later.
This is fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ali's challenge Day One: Tuesday

Tuesday: 4/20/2010

my morning would not be complete without my "big crab" mug and
my computer:  I spend every morning updating blogs, surfing and checking
my e mails. 

we generally don't eat our breakfast at the table.  it's milk and cereal all around,
assembly line style!  and we watch Sesame Street.  notice emma's perch on the table?

scooter and more laundry to be done...

yes, my daughter sleeps with me.

jacob brushing his choppers and getting ready for
another day of kindergarten.

"i'm not gonna brush my hair"

"does it ever end?"  i love it!

more assembly style lunch...peanut butter and fluffernutter
and crackers/chips

got my April Grab Bag stuff packaged and ready to go!

spent some time in the sunshine in our back yard playing.

nick's raised's a genetic trait


Funny conversations:
Jacob to Emma:  "when i grow up i am going to be a tall policemen"
Emma to Jacob:  "Jacob, you too short"


hope you had fun documenting your day today! 
I sent all my pics to CVS for development
so I can start planning my album.
I think I am going to incorporate it into my SimpleStories Album for the
month of April. 

I like this idea so much I may pick a week out of each month to
document.  I t really gives a glimpse into what our life is like, the
routines, the funnies, etc.

{create something beautiful today}

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Practical Scrappers Weekly challenge: ribbon/floss/fibers

here are my entries for the challenge! 

{adorable boy}

I sewed thick waxed ribbon around the photo
 and also added a ribbon topper on the top left of the page.


on this layout I punched holes along the side of the photo and the journaling
card and tied ribbons.  I also stitched around the base photo and then tied
ribbons onto the thread.

thanks for looking!