Sunday, April 5, 2009

12X12 pages....

One page of I THINK what is going to actually turn out to be THREE. GASP!!! Nikki's last Bday party with her friends in Ca. Not THE BEST layout NO DOUBT but it's DONE!!! And she'll like it. I KNOW she'll want all these pics. It IS for her after all.....


Page 2 of 2
Joe and I have fun hiding eggs for the kids on Easter. This year I didn't get extra candy--like they need it we put little trinkets from around the house in the eggs....Nikki got a BP keychain. LOL

Easter Page one of 2.....
I KNOW I'm backwards tonight....I uploaded the pics first and did them with me tonight huh?! :)

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Page one (left side page) of a two page layout.....what I'm TRYING to get away from...
I have a bit to finish up a lot....need to journal and probably add some type of embellishment.....any suggestions?

Sammo playing inside some storage boxes. This was way BACK when we lived in Ca....
Gosh these pics make me SMILE!
He was such a little boy!

Samuel and his best friend Riley.....last year. I just HAPPENED to be outside to get these pics......LOVE 'em!

Samuel's 'Treasure Leg'. The story behind these pics......
I'd JUST come home from class a few years back and Sammo was talkin', talkin', talkin from the moment I stepped inside the door. I was half paying attention to him....just getting home, dinner time, long day etc, etc.... Finally....I get down the stairs and I ask him, 'What? Samuel WHAT do you need???' When he responds, "LOOK Momma! It's my treasure leg. And 'X' marks that spot!!" I looked down and YES, indeed, he'd made himself a treasure leg complete with 'X' marking the spot. HOW could I be mad....even though he'd written ALL up and down his leg? Nope! I whipped out my camera and took some pics!!! What a memory! :)
So...this is ONE of those pages that needs some finishing too....Looking for some of those lightweight gold coins....we had some around here SOMEWHERE.....of COURSE NOW that I'm looking for ANY.....nope! Can't find a ONE!!!!
Alright well I DO work in the am so I'm going to bed NOW.........
Thanks for stopping by. I KNOW it's been FOREVER since my last post. Just been SO busy!!!
I'm kinda feeling 'back in the groove' now and I'm REALLY feeling the DESIRE to scrapbook again so HOPEFULLY I'll be a little more consistent with my postings.
Have a GREAT week!!!

Scrapbook Retreat

I went to a FABULOUS Scrapbook Retreat last weekend. I've been SO SUPER busy since I got back that I haven't had a chance to think about, much less post, pictures of what I got accomplished. I certainly didn't complete as many pages as some of the other girls BUT I had to take care of a few things while I was there AND my husband had JUST returned (the first day of the retreat) from being gone for a month so he came down and stayed in the room with me the second night. :)
I promised Lainey I would post them today. I'm a girl of my here goes......YES! It is 9:38 PM and Lainey is PROBABLY headed to bed if she isn't there yet BUT the day isn't over for me quite yet!! :)
Some of the pages DO need some finishing touches.....that is ONE of the things about being ANYWHERE aside from my OWN studio.....I never know what ALL to bring......SO yes.....I need to finish a few things up.
Right now I'm finishing up a 12X12 album for both Nikki and Samuel so I have some 12X12 pages BUT I also picked up an inexpensive 8X8 album ($7 at Walmart-last one!) and decided I was going to use it for ME....just those pics I probably have doubles of that will go in the kids' book but that I want too. So I worked on some of those........

Looks like blogger isn't going to cooperate with me tonight so I'll post the 8X8's first and put the 12X12's in the next post.

I am going VERY simple these days. LONG GONE are the days of spending hours on a page. I am TOO far behind and have TOO many pages to scrapbook!!

This is my handsome husband! This picture was taken...geesh I can't remember either last summer or the summer before.


Man, I LOVE this man!!! :)Me and 'Beans'.

This picture was taken a FEW years ago....she and I went to see Kenny Chesney in Spokane.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper!!!

I LOVE this picture. One of the few of just me and her.


Joe's and Sammo....Sammo was SO little then. I did a 12X12 pretty much the SAME thing except for where the green rub on is here there on the other it says, Like Father Like Son. Just LOOK at those crazy looks! LOL

My Beans......

Easter a few years ago. My GOSH!! LOOK at how YOUNG she looks!!! Her hair was SO long.....I think it makes her look even younger!!

Ahhhhh......My DEAR Sweet friend Pat, and her new husband George, Pat, who is also Sammo's Godmother. I LOVE this woman!!

I didn't do any journaling....she sent me the pics....I wasn't there......

This is the last of the 8X8's....

I have a few finishing touches to add to this page....just didn't have a few of the things I wanted to use there.

Anyways.....this is my friend Jan. We used to work together....some of us got together for her birthday to celebrate....

Looking at the layout now........again......I think I WILL add some journaling.

Anyways.......those are my 8X8 pages. I'll see if Blogger is going to play nice so I can add the rest!!