Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Getting Organized with Baby on the Way

Since I am 21 weeks pregnant and I know that once baby comes I am not going to have as much time to scrapbook I want to be caught up by the time the baby makes it's appearance. My next issue is that my house is on the market, so I have to keep my scrapping room "clean". And my scrapbook desk is usually a disaster especially when I am in the middle of a project.

Well I came up with a solution and it seems to be working so far. I created my own scrapbook "kits". As I have time, usually at night while I am watching tv, I create/sort my "kits".

Below is a list of steps I used:
1) Take all photos and seperated them by layouts and put them in 13x15 "ziplock" bags
2) Write titles and journaling for each layout and add to the bags
3) Look through scrapbook magazines/online galleries to find layout ideas and place in the bag
4) Go through stash and pull pattern paper and cardstock and add to the bags
5) Optional...add emellishments for each layout to bags (especially helpful if you are the type of person to you buy a specific embellishment for a layout and then forget about the embellishment until after the layout is created)

Now the next time I want to scrapbook I can pull out a "kit" and everything is right there. And if something interrupts me (hopefully someone wanting to look at the house!) I can put everything back in the "bag" and hide it away until next time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making Memories

If you are a scrapper you probably know that CHA Summer in going on in Orlando right now. And the best part is Making Memories is introducing and giving away their new lines on their blog. Check it out.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Mt. Rainer

Photos from our trip to Mt. Rainer yesterday, Ansel Adams style....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person—he believed in me. ~ Jim Valvano

My goal for today is to take a photo of just my dad and me. I realized I do not have any recent photos of just us.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer in Louisiana

Summer is definitely here in southern Louisiana. We have had constant high temps of 94-97 with the heat index in the low 100's for the last two weeks. It's hot, humid and sticky! Below a photo of one of my favorite flowers...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Free Admission to LA Parks

Today was Louisiana State Parks free admission day, therefore we went up to Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville to tour the house and gardens again. We really enjoyed the tour of the house (we had a great guide) and took lots of photos. We also ate lunch in St. Francisville at Magnolia Cafe - which was really good. Below are some of my favorites...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This Easter we enjoyed fried's so yummy!!! If you haven't tried a fried turkey I highly recommend them. I made a lemon meringue pie, we played outside with the dogs and to make the day complete talked about our upcoming trip to Disney World.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meeting Blue Dog Artist/Author

My mom has always wanted to paint a photo of Sid in the same style as George Rodrigue who paints the Blue Dog series. So, when I heard Mr. Rodrigue was coming to campus for a book talk/book sign, my mom and I planned to attend and we invited Kay to join us. He was very interesting, we had a really good time and he signed our books after the discussion.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring? Winter? Layout

I took this photo during our "snow storm" in Baton Rouge, LA back in December. I thought this photo really captured how freak the snow storm really was considering flowers were still in bloom.

I used Making Memories, American Crafts, Bazzill, and October Afternoon products.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3rd Anniversary

I can't believe it's been three years. I love you Kip!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is here

Spring is definitely here in Louisiana. March is by far my favorite month! The flowers are all blooming and the weather is great. We are outside almost everyday enjoying the reason why we moved to the south.

Below are some photos of flowers in my yard.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another layout

Because you can never have to much of Sugar Ray...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Krewe of Mutts

We are in the middle of Mardi Gras season, with several parades this past weekend, including the Krewe of Mutts. Sugar Ray loved the parade, but that could be because he got 50 million treats.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Layouts

Below are some layouts I have been working on to get to 20, so I can get a $20 credit at 2 Peas.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Red Stick Roller Derby

Have you ever been to a women's Roller Derby battle? I hadn't either but let me just tell you it's FULL CONTACT. These women were flying all over the place. We went to see Danielle and had a great night! It was exciting and our team won.

For more information on the Red Stick Roller Derby team visit their website

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thanksgiving Layouts

Below are some layouts I created about Thanksgiving. Both were inspired from layouts in Creating Keepsakes.

Wine Book

I wanted to create a mini book that I could record which wines I like and which wines I don't. I put the definition of wine on the cover. And for the inside, I made little cards that allow me to write down who I enjoyed the bottle with and my thoughts. Of course I put it all together with my Bind it All.

The pattern paper is Hiphuggers by Pink Paislee.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy 2009

I know it's been a LONG time since I posted anything. But the holidays will do that to you. Below are some photos from my holiday vacation...