Tuesday, September 4, 2012


September 4, 2012

Welcome to my little place! So excited to be starting this new adventure though I am totally nervous too. There is a giant learning curve ahead as I dive into the bloggy world. I am really doing this hoping that I can share a little of me with you and share the hobby that I love so much.
A little about me... I am just a day shy of turning 39. Hard to believe I am saying that because I certainly don't feel it. Sometimes I think back to my parents when they were this age and wonder if they felt the same way because I don't remember them seeming this young. I am a mom, that is the best word to describe me. It is who I am, what I do and all that consumes me! My oldest son is almost 15 and he is the reason I left teaching and decided not to work outside the home. I also have a 12 year old boy and have found that being a mom of boys has a lot of rewards attached to it and a lot of noise as well. It's a profession I hope I wear well.

Now on to the crafty stuff...
I am a scrapbooker and card maker. I also love to do other types of projects that take from those hobbies such as altered items, minis, frames, gifts etc.  You will see a lot of layouts and I'm hoping they will be ones that you can find some kind of inspiration from to use in your own craftiness! I hope to share lots of projects, put out a few challenges, encourage you to use some sketches (my favorite!) and maybe add a few little giveaways in there as well. I love to watch the newest trends and releases and will try to share some of that as well. I am a Cricut lover so you will see projects using my Expression 2 as well. Maybe sometime I will show you my collection of cartridges but not now. I don't want to scare you with my obsessions :)

Today I want to share the last page I've created. It is a 2 page layout using the Simple Stories Awesome collection. I love Simple Stories. This is a layout of my son and my husband as they both participated in races over a weekend. My son was in kindergarten (yes, in some ways I am that far behind) and was able to participate in the Mayor's Run in Lincoln, NE for the first time. This is a race that proceeds the Lincoln Marathon which my hubby participated in for many years. He ran the half marathon each time which I think is an amazing accomplishment!
I used my Cricut on here to create the little triangle arrows that I added to the layout. I've been seeing these on pages all over and finally found the right place to use them myself. 

I didn't get the best pic to upload. I used the SS transparency overlays on two of the photos and the glare just wouldn't go away. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am hoping that you will return and also share this blog with some friends. In my next few posts I am going to do a series of Lisa's favorites so that you can get to know me a little better. I have a special giveaway planned at the end of the mini-series so stay tuned!

See ya soon!


  1. Yeah you have a blog! Another way for me to see you and your family. Miss u guys so much.

  2. Woohoo, yay for jumping into blogland! Have fun!


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