Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A very cool site...

I recently came across this blog and then realized that it is ran by one of my fav digital designers, Lauren Reid. This site has some ubber cool articles including tutorials, inspiration and so much more. I am so in awww of Lauren and her amazing ideas...this site is no different!

Today's tutorial is about capturing the everyday photos. It is full of some great tips by an Oregon photographer, Lacey Myers. Check it out!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I love these two...

They make my world complete!

Aren't they the cutest? This photo was taken during the first Ravens football game of the season. I could just sit and take photos of them all day long. Here is the latest photo I have taken of each of them:

Chloe is such a great mommy to her Minnie. If you didn't know, Chloe is actually Minnie's Mommy. She made that very clear when we first got Minnie. It's kind of neat that she wanted to take on that responsibility (but let's not get ahead of ourselves, I (Grandmom...aka Cookie) take care of her A LOT). Chloe cares about her Minnie so much and Minnie cares about her Mommy so much. Too cute!

Minnie's birthday is coming up and supposedly we are getting her an email account. Belle, the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD, had a voice. She was Chloe and Minnie's sister (don't ask how that is possible b/c it just is) and she always talked to them. But Minnie has no voice. So Chloe came up with the idea of Minnie getting and email account. An interesting idea...we'll see. I say write notes, Chloe says email account.

Speaking of notes...the fabulous Tattered Pear girls came up with these super cute card templates(card mappers no. 1), which gave me the perfect opportunity to whip one up for Minnie to put in her Mommy's lunch tote this week! Check it out:

I hope you enjoyed my rambling for today!


Monday, September 12, 2011


Britt-ish Designs Flashback kit this month is Jackpot. The moment I found out I was super excited because I was able to 'flashback' to our Alaskan cruise this summer. Boy was it a fun time. A trip I will remember forever! One of my most favorite memories from this trip was watching Chloe learn magic card tricks with my Uncle Brodie. I remember him showing me when I was young. He is always full of fun jokes and card tricks!

Here is a layout I did using the Jackpot kit:

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Not only is this kit on sale, but if you hop on over to Britt's Shop you can join in on this months Challenge. You can read all about the challenge on her blog.


Friday, September 9, 2011

The leaves are fallin'...

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE fall! But I HATE leaves! We do not have one single tree in our yard, yet we get everyone elses leaves! It truly is not fair. I have a hatred for them even more this year b/c Minnie has a fetish for them. She loves to make me mad and go outside just to pick one up. Little Rascal! (Just typing this is giving me an idea of a scrapbook page. I need to document that little Rascal this fall! Now let me find that place in memory to remember this...)

See this was our backyard a few years ago:

Seriously. We have not one single tree! This year I am thinking about hanging a net over our yard. What do you think? LOL.

I mean leaves in real life on other peoples yards or as decorations are awesome! They make it look so fall-ish and I really LOVE fall. I'll use them on scrapbook pages b/c they make me smile thinking about fall...the cool air, the family time fall brings. Not to mention that the leaves I used below (NEW by Sahlin Studio) have super cool polka dots on them:

But let's keep them off my yard. Please.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

My doggie has a....


My husband says he will not walk her or take a picture with her when she is in it. Now is that very nice?

I mean really. Just look at this face:

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LOL. I wuvvie my pug!