My intentions for this blog are fairly simplistic: mostly I would like to use this space as a means of encouraging myself to continue creating and growing by forcing myself to share my progress with anyone who may be interested. While I may share bits of my personal life, what I really want is to share my scrapbooking with all of the amazing bloggers already out there.



I'm a little choked. This was such a cute picture/story (as per former Bella post), and I'm just not loving the page. However, as it takes me days to do anything I thought I would post it anyway. Help CONSTRUCTIVE criticisms are welcome (wouldn't want to damage my delicate ego now would we :P). but I think I'm just tired of starring at this thing. Hurumph.


My Favorite Holiday!!!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Well, okay. Christmas is up there too. But I have always had so much fun during Halloween (with the exclusion of last year - Halloween fell right in the middle of my advanced practicum - no tricks or treats for me that year). I love the decorations, I love the costumes, I LOVE the chocolate. Now that we are in our house we will (hopefully) have some little trick or treaters. We are going to be that "good" house that gives the full chocolate bars as I am sooo in the festive spirit. AND I will have my own fun as I am hosting a costume party on Nov. 1st. This allows all my friends with little ones to do their parental duties on the 31st and ship their darling off to Grandma's while they party the following day. Chantel and I made these simple but wicked Halloween invitations. The best part is that no two invites are the same. I can't wait to send them!!!!!!!!


My Little One

Jilly is going through a very rough time right now but yesterday I saw some glimmers of her old hilarious self during our sleepover party for two. She is trying to be strong, and getting better at it everyday. I love her so much! Thanks to all of the staff members at Treasured Memories for making her book so special - I know it has helped to give her a lot of that strength she is working so hard to maintain. Here is one of the pages I did for me little one because I love her so:


Pretty Accident

I'm currently working on a few pages that I cannot share but something really cool happened so I thought I'd put a picture up that didn't give too much away. I painted this heart with metalic acrylic and then put some clear embossing powder on. Did the heat gun thing... and then suddenly it looked like small rain drops. So pretty! And a total fluke!


Hrm... Not too Good at this Game...

So. Um. About this blogging thing? Yeah. Not so good at it. Hopefully I'm back on the wagon (or off? not sure which term applies here). Although, this post is a bit of a cheat. This is my Sept staff kit project, which almost certainly any of you girls who read this have already seen... but hey! I'm trying. I can thank a dying camera battery for the bad picture. The adorable 1 year old in the picture is Bella, the daughter of two very good friends of ours. She is/was one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen and a sweetheart to boot. She came over the day after Murphy's (my cat's) surgery, and was rubbing her peppy ponytail all over his head - a gesture of comfort perhaps? Whatever she thought she was doing, it was a great moment. I did get pictures... hrm... I sense some pages here...

In other news: I love my sister and I would go to the ends of the earth for her.