Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Scrappin' up a storm

Joey was off yesterday and Rhys had a long nap so i managed to get a lot done. It also helped that i picked up so new photos at blacks. I took advantage of a coupon i received to get 5x7 for the price of a 4x6 (i printed off 86 5x7 photos)!!!!

This is the first time that Rhys touched the grass! I am not sure if she liked it but i just love how the photos turned out. The paper is the new We R Memory Keepers.

I have had this paper for awhile and finally took a picture to work with it (completely backwards i know). The whole bottom paper is only adhered to the sides and bottom so I can stick tags in with journalling. So far i made three journalling blocks.

When we saw this shirt "Me and my peeps" at Old Navy I just had to get it for Rhys! She is only 6 months in the photos. I can't believe how much her hair has grown and how big she is getting!

I took this shot of Brooke in grandview and i could resist making a layout. She is sooooooo cute and just a little messy!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Birthday Cards

Nothing too fancy, just a couple of cards i whipped up for birthdays or greetings. I had some left over paper and a few minutes so i thought i would make a few cards. I always like to have some around in case i need them and i must admit my stock is pretty low.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

No time to scrap....

As summer approaches (and we look for a new house) i find that i have less time to scrapbook. I love to scrapbook but when it is nice outside i always feel silly sitting at the kitchen table and scrapbooking. Here are some recent shots of Rhys. I just love her facial expressions!! I often wonder what it must be like to experience things in the world for the first time...if only i knew what she was thinking!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sweet Baby Girl

I have decided that motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened to me!!!
I can not remember what life was like for joey and i without rhys! She is our pride and joy and every tiny thing she does amazes me! Today we were at Melina's for Ethan's bday and she sat on the floor watching the kids (this was the longest she has sat up by herself ever), then she leaned up against the couch and visited with one of the little girls. She was full of wonder and so happy. I miss the days when all we did was snuggle and hang out, but i love her personality and all the new things she is starting to discover and enjoy! Babies are such miracles!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Birthday party I have Ethan's 3rd birthday party to attend tomorrow night and I was thinking...I should make a birthday card (not buy one). As a scrapbooker I always feel guilty buying cards (I always think that I should make them), but the party I am going to is for Melina's son, Ethan. I think that Melina is the queen of card making so I am feeling a little pressured! Hope she likes it!!!!!!!!
After I made the cared I thought that I would make a layout to match (now I just need a photo). I know that this sounds backwards...make a layout with leftover paper from a card. Don't ask...I never seem to do things the easy way!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

We're back

Rhys loves to be naked (okay she wears her diaper) she is on her playmat just as happy as could be!!

I just knew that my dad would love this shirt i bought for her at old navy! she loves her grandpa and he is very smitten with her too!!

Her teeth were bothering her a lot when we were at home so grnadma made her some apple juice pops for a treat!

Rhys is learning how to sit up! she gets better everyday! here i caught her before she fell to the floor...i need some help to get a photo of this!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Recent Layout

As you know i make a layout for rhys each month and include info on what she is up to know and how she has changed. It is amazing all of the things that she learns and loves each month! This photo was taken while i was folding her laundry. She loves to sit and watch me...what a big girl. I keep telling her that one day this will be her job (i am sure she thinks "yeah right mom!").

I just love the bazzill bling flowers, rhinestones, and tres jolie paper!

More layouts to come next week when we get back from Manitoba!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Headin' home to manitoba

Rhys and i are going to manitoba for the weekend for a visit.
I will be checking out a scrapbook store there so watch next week for some different products.
Have a great long weekend!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Scrappin' as you know we have 7 weddings to attend this year between June 9th and November 10th! so that means 7 shower gifts right?! I had such a great time making the mini album for my mom that i thought i would make a few for shower gifts. Some of the weddings we will go to i will make an entire album for a gift but i thought that i would give people pottery or a mini album as a gift.

Here is one that i made for friends getting married in July! I have to make another one as the shower is at the end of may.

For those of you that noticed my new title i have to say THANKS MELINA!!!! She made it for me and all i had to do was post it!!! I have such great friends!!!

Happy Mother's Day

Look how excited Rhys is about Mother's Day! Daddy is at work all day so Rhys and I are heading out to spend some quality time shopping! and eating ice cream...she hasn't had Jerry's yet so i thought we might give it a try!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mommies out there!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

mother's day gift

This is the AMM mini accordian album that i made my mom for mother's day. It is a 6x6 album and was super easy to complete! I am going to make two of them for shower gifts!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Beautiful day

Wow what a beautiful day outside!

Rhys and i have been for a walk and i think that we might go downtown after we hit up costco for some groceries!
I hope that you all enjoy this beautiful day! Summer is on it's way!!!!!!!!!1

Sorry no scrapbooking today! I will post my mom's mother's day gift tonight. It is just a play day around here!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Back in the groove...

This photo was snapped one evening when joey was feeding rhys her cereal. As you can see he was letting her help! She was so messy and covered from head to toe, but she had a blast and it was fun to was her try to feed herself!!!

This is a photo Melina took for Rhys' 6 month photo shoot. I already scrapped another version of this photo that said "sweet kisses" but i had made another copy and thought that i would scrap it again.

i took this photo of rhys the day she turned 7 months. It is a little fuzzy but i love the expression on her face! She is such a happy little girl. I could take photos and video of her every minute of every day!
As you can see, I used the same basic layout on each of my pages. I wanted to experiment with different papers and just changing subtle things on the pages to show you how different a sketch can become with just a few minor changes. Try this out sometime when you are stuck for layout ideas.


Well, it's National Scrapbooking Day and guess what....I am scrapbooking! Rhys is in bed and i am playing!!!

I rarely make cards but for some reason tonight i have mad three cards! I made one for my mom for mother's day and two father's day cards (for joey and my dad). I was able to make them using scraps and some old supplies. My new resolution (i know that January is long past) is to use some old supplies before i buy any more stuff. Sorry Ralna!! And i thought that cards are easy to whip up using leftovers and tidbits!!

These cards i purchased years ago and they had the window cut out so i thought that i would try to use them up.

This was so much fun i just might do it all night. I need to stock up on Wedding cards as we have 7 weddings this summer.
I am also 15 pages into a 20 page album that i need for a baby gift. the pages aren't as detailed as my usual pages but i am sure she will like them. i swear this is the last gift album i make for people who are not members of my family!! (sure i always say this and i can't say "no" when people ask).

Friday, May 4, 2007

Scrapaholic at work

Here is another photo from our visit with my sis-in-law and family. I love the photo but had trouble scrapbooking it for some reason. I still want to add a few things to the page and need to finish the journalling, but here it is. I just love the farm-land in the background.

I took this photo the day Rhys turned 7 months. I was getting out an outfit for her to wear and i put her in her chair with some of her animals. She looked so cute that I had to take a picture of her! I still need to Journal in the circle, but I'll do it later.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Finally...1, 2 pages done!!!!!!

Well, I finally made a couple of pages! I have been so busy making jewelry and going away that I haven't had time to make any pages!

Here is a page I made of Brooke on the farm....she is such a little farm girl! It is so cute when she calls the horses! Pacey...Joe...Dee.... We had a blast at the farm and can't wait to go back!

I can't beleive that Rhys is 7 months old already!!!! Time is flying by and I don't want to miss a minute! I just love taking pictures of her...she always stares at me with her big eyes when ever the camera comes out!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

7 Random things about me...

I never do these things but i will fill it out for you keli.

1. I love being a mother during the good times and bad times! I wish that i had done it sooner in my life (I was 29 when Rhys was born). it is the most rewarding and challenging job i have ever had.
2. I love Tim Horton's Double Double coffees (any time of the day). But i hate home-brewed TH coffee.
3. I am an organizational freak!!! I love lists and day planners!
4. My family is the most important thing in my life! i would do anything for them at any time!!!
5. I love to spend money on clothes, scrap supplies, jewelry making supplies, shoes, and purses. if i want it i figure i must need it!
6. i love going for walks with Rhys and joey. we talk about the day, our plans, and have random chit chat.
7. i want to lose 10 lbs and have a toned stomach again...just can't seem to do it though..any suggestions!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

7 months

time flies when you are having fun!!!!!!!! rhys is already 7 months old!
i hope yo scrapbook this week! stay tuned....