Monday, November 22, 2010

November Scrap Pages

**edit....just found out that Cosmo Cricket featured some of my work today....so exciting!!!**

Just wanted to share with you my layouts for the November kit over at My Scrapbook Nook.

We got these jumbo sized calender cards and I thought they would make a fun hanging decor. With Samantha's baptism I decided to make a special hanging for her, celebrating her big day.

I never do layouts about myself but we were chatting over at the Nook about doing this and so I challenged myself to do one. This is an old picture of me a few years back.....I pretty much look the same;)

Kristen often reminds me of myself...looks and personality. I really wanted to make a page documenting that. I found these two pictures of us at roughly the same age and was still surprised to see how similar we are. Funny thing....that picture of Kristen, it was the first time her hair had been pulled back like that....and my mother did it. Just like me :)

Another topic I rarely scrap....Doug and I.

I've really been digging into my old photo's lately......for this one I went waaaaaaay back!
It's a picture of my mom and I. She had made us matching dresses one Christmas. The picture is a little damaged but it's still great!


We have been a little sick at our house lately...first Doug, now me and Samantha. I've been suffering with man voice for the last few days and honestly....my so called friends have laughed out loud when they realize it's me and not some strange man they are talking too ;) It's quite funny actually...and clearly I've sounded WAY worse than I thought. But at this point I hardly have any voice at all.

Despite all this we are looking forward to a fun Thanksgiving at home. Hoping to have lots of good family time and we are SOOOOO going to see Harry Potter this weekend...can't wait!

Happy Monday ya'll!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

She's 8

This little girl has been waiting all year for this day.
She couldn't wait. One of the last in her class to make it.

She'd been asking me all year when I would make her dress, when would she get to pick it out.
By the end of summer I told her it was time. She knew what she wanted. We planned it. I made it. Down to the handmade flowers and headband.

She was a little nervous. She gets very shy when attention is all on her. At the same time very concerned with who would be there for her.

She came into this world all wild and crazy and she went into baptism as sweet as could be. I can't believe my baby girl is 8. I can't believe she is mine.

I also can't believe how big her sister looks next to her....how has all of this happened to my baby girls?????

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Bit o' Halloween

Along with half of Nevada, we decided to ditch town and go someplace prettier ;) although wetter too for the Halloween weekend! Spent it with family up in Utah. We had so much fun.

The kids got to trick or treat with most of their cousins. Though we weren't able to get pictures with some of them...a little thing called rain tried to ruin our parade ;)

I snagged these pictures in a matter of seconds on our way out.....it was starting to sprinkle here...I was taking them so quickly that I completely failed to get any of Jack by himself :( I'm so bummed, but he ran back into the car as soon as the group shot was over.)

Isn't it so pretty! I haven't seen fall like this in so many years....

Here's our Mime ;) she came up with this one on her own.

My little gypsy girl....so fitting ;)

The girls with one cousin...love her costume AND attitude ;)

Nathan with his cuz....I can't type what they said they were because the word is probably flagged by big brother and the law will come down on my blog!!! Either way they pulled this look together in like 5 minutes!

This much of the gang.....they are so awesome!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Adventure!

My friend Amber has started up a digital scrapbook company with product and contests. She was nice enough to ask my to be on her design team. This is all digital product but I am going hybrid with most of my work....which means I am printing everything out on my printer and making my layouts. I think I'll throw in some digital work too along the way.

Like I said this is all brand new stuff and the company is called Lollipop Press. Each month there will be 2 new lines sold at ridiculously fab prices and along the way there will be contest with PRIZES!!! Go check it all out!!!

Here's what I've made so far......

These first two are from the new Nutty Buddy Line...it was so cute and fun to work with.

These next two are from the new Dapper Man line...I love that tie!

She's got several more lines for sale so there is something for everyone :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

This is what it looks like!

To be EIGHT!!!
.....and fabulous ;)

Our sweet little Samantha turned 8 today.
She's been waiting for this day all year!
Such an exciting age.

We had a bowling party with friends on Saturday.
It was a blast.....and the best party I ever threw!!!
Cause I didn't have to do anything but show up with kids and cake!
It was a glorious time (for myself, especially)

Here's my fabulous little fashionista....wanted to make sure
she looked gooooood for the party!

How I adore this little one.
She's got spunk, attitude and style.

Love her to bits!
She's got an even bigger day coming up soon and we can't wait!

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Free Stuff

So my friend Leah has another rockin' giveaway on her blog....this time 2 Nook Kits. These are the kits I get to play with and they are AWESOME!!!

Here is what she has to say about it all....(copied from her blog)


You know any give-a-way I host just has to feature My Scrapbook Nook Kits. This is the kit this month, gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Cirica 1934 (2 of each paper, chipboard, stickers), and beautifully matched My Mind’s Eye Brads, Pink Paislee Artistic Elements, Jenni Bowlin Butterflies, Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards!

Now, this all retails at a whopping $37, but, for you, $28 at membership costs. No joke. I run a big portion of this company and we believe that everyone should be able to scrap and have fun, and it should be affordable. Because of this, I try to cram as many extra goodies and score as many good deals as possible when we load these kits up!

We also specialize in shipping internationally and do it for only $16 a month, which just cannot be beat. We know how to fill out a customs form to best serve your needs, and how to ship as quickly as possible. We will ship anywhere!

If you are not yet a member of our awesome kit club, have we got a deal for you! Anyone joining for a year will get the 13th month absolutely free, AND sign up by November 15th, and I will put a $15 credit on your account so you can shop add ons to your heart’s content! If you want this deal, you MUST e-mail me directly at everydaylou (at) yahoo (dot) com. If you have any questions, drop me a line as well.

Other benefits available to you are monthly member specials where you can get fun, new paper lines and collections at 30-40% off. Four or more step by step classes, a gallery with at least 40 kit ideas each month, free shipping on add ons, and a reserved kit with your name on it so you never miss a month because these babies sell out in a hurry!

Available to anyone who wants to hang out at the Nook is a great forum with friendly faces from all over the globe. You can talk scrap, chat about every day life, swap card ideas, participate in contests and challenges, and get sneak peeks on the kits. We are known as the friendliest place on the web, so if you are in need of some great internet friends, we accept nice people from everywhere! We also have an outstanding gallery where some of the most talented scrappers in the world share their stuff. It should be called Inspiration Central.

It is an extremely supportive community, and one that I love to spend time at. If you posted on my “Lonely” post that you were feeling that way too- I expect to see you there- it will make you a little less lonely, trust me.

Now, I get to give away TWO of these fantabulous kits! We have for you today this gorgeous kit you see above, and a recent favorite saved just for this give-a-way. sept kit

If you want these kits this is how you get entries:

1-leave me a comment here
2- facebook/tweet/blog/etc and link to this contest
3-join the club
4- join the message board and introduce yourself and post on at least one other thread
5- sign up for the newsletter.

There isn’t much time left on this contest- so hurry and get your entries in today! Good luck!


Be sure to hop over to her blog and leave your comments...life as lou

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Do you like free stuff????

Who doesn't right?????

My cute little friend Leah is having a HUGE birthday give away on her blog.
Lots of fun stuff to win.....go check it out!

Be sure to scroll down, there are lots of different things...books, candles, scrapbooking supplies like this lovely new kit from Cosmo Cricket (which just happens to be our Nook kit for Nov.)

Don't wait...times running out!