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Still Keeping On The Narrow Way


Saturday, April 02, 2011


Hello! Here are pages that I did during the month of March. My CT commitments have gone down to just one team, Haynay Designs, but I am still having a lot of fun. Just don't have as much pressure to produce.....which is nice to not have to worry about when you go through a little period when your mojo has left the building.

P.S. - Just realized that some of my older slide shows have gone wonky. You can still see my layouts if you click on "See All Photos" though. :D


Thursday, February 03, 2011

Latest layout is an important reminder!

This is a layout with a picture of my husband and my son Sam, taken on December 4th. I won't forget this day. Read the journaling below to find out why. December 4th, 2010. I will always remember this day. It just so happened to be Mike’s birthday as well. A few weeks earlier, we had noticed that Sam had a lump on his neck. On this day Mike took him to the doctor to have it looked at. I remember when they came home, Mike tried to not alarm me, but let me know that the doctor was very concerned. It was a Saturday and he wanted us to call first thing Monday morning to make an appointment for a consultation with a surgeon. We had to wait an agonizing 1 1/2 weeks to be seen and everything turned out okay. But on this day it hit me like a ton of bricks that life is short and we can’t take any moment for granted. I even remember thinking that I needed to make sure I took a picture of everyone as we celebrated Mike’s birthday that evening. It was definitely a wake-up call! Make every moment count folks.....especially when you're with the ones you love!! Photobucket

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Happy DSD!!! And a FREEBIE!

*** This freebie has expired***

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day 2010!!!


If you're following the ScrapMatters DSD blog train, you're in the right place.
You should've just come from Becca's blog.

And here is the freebie I have for you....a pretty quick page made with "Many Thanks" collab. by the ScrapMatters Design Team! It's a beautiful kit and don't forget that it's FREE with any $20 purchase this weekend. And on top of a great sale, that is a TERRIFIC deal!

You can grab this freebie HERE.

And here are some layouts that I've done with some of yesterday's new releases at ScrapMatters.

Haynay Designs DSD Grab Bag

A Pirate's Life
A Pirate's Life: Princess
by Haynay Designs

The Magic Is Here by Mye DeLeon Digital Designs (November Guest Designer)

Cerise Noir Collection by Studio Flergs (November Guest Designer)
Your next stop on the blog train is Mye's blog.
And if you should get "dereailed," head on back to the ScrapMatter's blog for the full list of train stops.
Happy Scrapping everyone!!!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall!

Well, it officially arrived a couple days ago. Fall is here! I love this time of year. The color pallate is just so gorgeous! We are back into the school year full-swing. LOTS of 5th Grade homework this year! ACK!!!! Seriously. WAY too much homework! The kids are enjoying playing outside now that the weather is not quite so hot. Sugar needs a haircut (that always happens this time of year). We are getting excited about a vacation in November. And the kids are already starting to talk about Christmas lists!

It's been a fun, "computer-problem-free" month scrapping for the designers at ScrapMatters. This month I was scrapping for the wonderful ScrapMuss Designs, Stolen Moments Designs, and Sahlin Studio. Not to mention some great new releases by some of the other designers. Here are the pages I did.....

Today at ScrapMatters there are some new "Twice As Nice" collabs. being released. Design Team members paired up to create some really great kits. Check 'em out!

Enjoy Fall! Savor every moment!


Saturday, August 07, 2010

C'mon, join the party train!


If you haven't heard yet (but how could you not?), ScrapMatters is turning 3 years old! And they are having a HUGE celebration!

If you've been following the birthday blog train, you probably just came from Jenna's blog. I have a little gift for you too. But first I want to share with you one of my best birthday memories.
I love telling this story because I get to brag on my wonderful husband and how he outdid himself for my 40th birthday. Not only did he plan a getaway trip for just the two of us to Florida (including two Cleveland Indian's Spring training games and a day at Disney World's Magic Kingdom), but he also helped me celebrate my 40th birthday for the 40 days leading up to it. Beginning 40 days before my birthday he would do something special for me each day such as a give me a card, a favorite treat, a gift card, doing a household chore for me that I dislike.....all kinds of different things.....he was very creative. When it first started, I was like "what is he up to?" But after a couple days I caught on and it was fun to wait and see what he came up with each day. It really is a special memory to me because of how thoughtful and creative he was.

So now that you've listened to my lovely story, here's a frame cluster I created for you from this wonderful collab. kit, "Cupcakes & Candles, by the Scrapmatters Design Team....

You can download this freebie HERE!

[Sorry, this freebie is no longer available.]

The next stop on the blog train is Jen's blog. If you should get derailed along our little party train, head to the ScrapMatters blog to see the whole list of freebie stops.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Birthday ScrapMatters! Here's to many more birthdays ahead!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So let's just call this post "Summer 2010"

Wow, I'm a lousy blogger!

It's been a busy Summer......lots of medical appointments, fun activities, and a little bit of travel. Less than a month and school starts again! YIKES!!

We are still working down the kid's list of things they want to do this Summer. And this weekend we have a family reunion....FUN! We are going to squeeze every last minute out of this summer that we can!

In between all the family moments and computer problems that keep plaguing me, I have managed to scrap some pages. So here you go.....

Savor every moment!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

My, Oh My!!!

Where has the month of May gone??? It seems like just yesterday the month just began and I was anxiously anticipating our trip to Disney World and now Memorial Day Weekend is upon us!

Well, it's been a crazy month with a couple unexpected twists and turns! Mike and I had four wonderful days at Disney World. On the evening of our fourth day I started to not feel so well. I felt feverish and then during the night my leg started to hurt. I spent the next day in bed at our resort with a fever and my leg blew up like a watermelon. The last day and a half of our vacation were spent in our hotel room. I stayed in bed and mostly slept. We flew home the next day, but we knew something was not right!

[I want to interject here that our friends Tina and Brian stayed with our kids while we were gone and did a WONDERFUL job keeping our kiddos in their routine, getting them off to school, helping with homework, etc. We are SO thankful for the generosity of their time so that we could take our trip!]

So, the morning after we got home, we first headed out to a nearby urgent care center, later in the day we went to the ER, and I was ultimately admitted to the hospital for four days. Turns out that I had developed cellulitis in my leg. But not only that, when they did labs, they also discovered that I was SEVERELY anemic! So I wound up getting a bunch of antibiotics and blood.

I've been home for a week and a half now and my leg is finally getting close to normal size. I will have to have some tests next month to determine the cause of the anemia.....but I'm trying not to think of that just yet. :/

A couple days after I got home, Mike had to go on a business trip for three days. I am SO thankful for family who has helped with getting the kids off to school and home from school, making meals for us, and driving me where I needed to go. We are so blessed!
So now it's officially Memorial Day Weekend. And the kids only have three more days of school next week. So that's been our May 2010 in a nutshell!

You can see I haven't had a ton of time for scrapbooking, but I did manage to get a few pages done. Funny would think that I would've gotten a ton of pages done while I've been home recouperating. But a couple times when I had the laptop out and tried to scrap, I could hardly keep my eyes open and kept dozing off. I guess pain meds will do that to you. LOL!

Here's some layouts......

Shabby Chic by WM[squared] Designs
Template from ScrapMatters' Black Friday Mega Template Pack
Focus by Page Frocks (collab.)
Template from Inspired By Denise by Darcy Baldwin

My Honey Bunny by Connie Prince

Patriotic Pride
Love Me Some White Space Templates both by Trixie Scraps

Life's Little Surprises a collab. by the ScrapMatters' Designers
Template from ScrapMatter's Black Friday Mega Template Pack

Good Times All Around by Haynay Designs

Have a GREAT weekend!!