Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Inner Girlie Girl

Cliff says the cover has a tutu on it...only a guy right?
I admit it....I am a girlie girl....maybe not the "fluff and ruffles" type of girlie girl but I love pretty things....elegant things....if I were to discribe my scrapping style I would say it was more elegant and pretty than fun and part of this is due to the fact that I have older's difficult to scrap teenage and 20something boys with lots of cutsie pattern paper. But over all I have more of a grown up scrap style. (for lack of a better term) So when I found out that Teresa Collins was coming to Scrapbook Dasies in Long Beach to teach a class I thought awesome...I love her grown up, elegant style of scrapbooking....I will sign up to take her class....then I found out the class would be with her beautiful new "Posh" line...and I thought what am I going to do with a pink and black....totally girlie girl project? I could have dug around and found lots of photos of my sister and me....or maybe done some of me with my girlfriends but I decided....NO I would make it work...who says you can't scrap boys with pink and mind you my boys were slightly less than thrilled when I brought my projet home but I tried to include Holly and Me enough so that there was some female presence in most of the photos...I don't have to please everyone right? I had a great time and I learned some new techniques so it's all good right? So here is my totally girlie book with my awesome and amazing family in it.

This is a terrific way to add additional photos to your project
Love this photo of Jeremy looking at Holly
Another one of my fav's of Jason taken at the Costco Christmas Party

This is one of my favorite photos of my boys

Love this interactive page...lift up the clocks to view more photos
This has to be one of my very favorite photos of Cliff from Yellowstone
Love how this photo captures Jason's fun personality

Monday, February 7, 2011

Playing Catch-up

My Rose Parade Rose

Wow.....we are already into February 2011....where did January go? I can't believe that I didn't post about this earlier. Every year I say I am going to go to the Rose Parade...but we never this year I decided I was going no matter what.....the trouble was I was really tired New Years Eve and the thought of getting up at the crack of dawn to go to the parade was just too much so we did the next best thing....we went up and looked at the floats on display....TRULY AMAZING!!! I have tons of photos that I will have to share at some point. The end of January brought some changes to our house. Jason passed his drives test AND got a new job. So now I am occasionally stuck without a car while he is at school. It's so quiet around here today....I am so not use to this. Mind you I am enjoying it but it sure is different. =)

I have been working on a scrapbook for hire so I don't have a lot of my own layouts to post. Tho I have managed to sneek in a few here and there. I also missed going to CHA this year as I didn't ask for the time off from work soon enough....and while I have the time and could have "called out" for work I just didn't feel like that was the right thing to do so I stalked peoples blogs who were there and watched videos and such and lived vicariously thru those who were there instead. Next year it will be in Anaheim so it will be more
convenient anyway.

I had a nice "conversation" with Jeremy yesterday via text....for some reason I have been really missing him the last few days....probably cuz I ran out of my He and Holly are doing great in AZ. Holly is working hard to finish up her last semester at ASU and Jeremy is working. We will be going out for her graduation so that is certainly something to look forward to.

Jason and I have been working on moving more and eating less.....trying to get some weight off of both of far he has lost about 14 pounds and I have lost's hard but worth it. We have also been watching  the Biggest Loser....these people are doing an amazing job...the show is certainly motivational...granted it's's a reality show and of couse they are going for the ratings but what these people are accomplishing is amazing.....we sit here and cheer them on every week....silly perhaps but if it keeps us motivated then I'm all for it.

I am really excited to take Teresa Collins class at Scrapbook Daisies in Long Beach on Feb. 19th. I love all things Teresa Collins lately. She has such beautiful and fun product.....maybe it's because she is just such a nice person...don't know but anyway I am going to make a beautiful book that maybe way too pink and girlie for my boys but I am hoping I will be able to make it work. =)

Guess I will close with a few layouts I have done lately....Enjoy everyone.
Love this photo of Jason as the Unofficial Bridesmaid

Jeremy and Me dancing in 2006 and 2010

Love these Sunflower Photos

Love this older photo of Jase the layout is a lift from the JBS website
Here's another one I lifted...LOVE the way it turned out

My "little" boys and a story to tell