Thursday, October 30, 2014


omg!  i have been gone for what seems like FOREVER!!  i literally have not scrapbooked for THREE MONTHS!!  shut up!  it sucked.  on june 30th we had torrential downpours and record rain amounts.  megan and i were trying to get home from basketball through flash floods and it took forever.  seriously, cars and trucks were up to their DOORS in rain water.  it was crazy.  meanwhile, back at the ranch (style house), we lost power...and our sump pump went out (we live country style)...and our (finished)basement FLOODED.  it was crazy.  we lost a bunch of stuff and had to get all new flooring.  the great part was that my scrapbook room had very little damage (besides the floor).  the bad news is we had to pack everything hastily away in boxes for the whole rest of the summer while we repaired and replaced.  did I mention "the whole rest of the summer" know, when i DON'T WORK (because I am a teacher) and have bunches of time to scrapbook?!?  yeah.  this summer nada.  zip.  zilch.  no scrapbooking.

while we are still putting in new baseboards and such, most of the work is finished and i can (slowly) unpack my scrapbook stuff.  BOO-YAH!!!  here is what i completed last night:

check out these rock star deals at unity right now:


We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

have a super Thursday! :) here is where you go next:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hip Hop Thursday SMAKdown!

It seems I may sound like a broken record, but I love me some SMAK stamps!  I am strictly a scrapbooker and I am here to testify that you can use these stamps over and over again on all sorts of layouts and project life pages.  Over. And. Over. Again.  Seriously.  It's a great investment.  Plus you don't have to shop around or leave your house.  it just comes automatically to you mailbox each and EVERY month! You just can't beat that with a stick, now can you?! 
Here is a peek at this month's(June 2-14) kit:

Because I like to mix and match my smack kits, I also included stamps from the January SMAk kit, December 2013 SMAK kit,  and March SMAK kit as well.  The circles in the bottom right  came from the Layers of Life.   

Pattern Paper used for both layouts:  The Paper Studio

Have a super, scrappy day! :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

happy hip to the hop!

hey hey! ok, now it is the end of may and it is hoooooooooooooot.  what i wouldn't give for an air conditioned classroom!!  ugh.

so anyway, here's a bit fo eye candy for you.  the stamps are from unity's SMAK kit.  LOVE those things!!

keeping it short and sweet today due to my teacher-end-of-the-year-problems. :) 
be sure to leave comments of each DT blog so that you have a chance to win a FABULOUS prize from unity!!
after my blog, head over to

Thursday, May 1, 2014

hey hey hip hop

omg.  it is MAY.  and it is FREEZING.  and i have about 5 more weeks (because of 1 heat day and 5 cold/snow) of school.  crunch time.  and crazy times. :)
i have a little throwback thursday layout here in honor of the month of mother's day.  it is from about 6 years ago and it cracks me up!  i haven't done this type of documentation in a bit so i will have to try it again this year.  i am sure their answers will be very different at ages 16, 13, and almost 10.  i doubt anyone of my kids will think they can buy me a hot tub or car for only $100. :)

be sure to start your hop here at the unity blog spot. there are new releases today inlcuding som sweet suzi blue!
AFTER MY BLOG, POP OVER TO CHECK OUT JOLANDE.  have a super first day of may!! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

hip hoppin" with some project life!

i just cannot say enough good things about scrapbooking project life style....and then to marry it with UNITY STAMPS , well that is just like a little slice of heaven on earth!  check it:

ah....perfection. ;)
head on over to see JOLANDE and her super cute blog!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

happy hip hop, y'all!

hello hello hello!  so here is a layout of my only boy and middle child, ryan.  i found this first grade pic of my baby and was missing his peanut self.  he is in 7th grade now and will turn 13 in april!  he will let me snuggle on him from time to time, but it's nothing like it used to be when he was this age.

SMAK kit used:

paper used:  the paper loft
after my blog, pop over to see jimmi!
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

happy hip hop day!

WUT UP, WUT UP?!?!  i am coming to you from the heart of the midwest...with FRIGID temps!  we are (with the wind chills) -25 degrees BELOW ZERO!!  although this is nothing new.  it's been like this most of the new year. ;0

ryan is my middle child, my only boy.  his daddy is a cop and his papa is a retired secret service agent and army guy.  weapons are in his DNA. :) love this kid and his love for boy stuff.  :)

this is an oldie but goodie layout.  i just wanted to share it again because it CRACKS ME UP! 

We have an amazing Unity prize (SEVEN FASTONISTA GIRLS) to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

(all stamps are SMAK and paper is from the paper loft )

after my blog, continue the hop with JIMMI!!

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don't forget about this beauty today: