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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jennifer, but most people call me Jenny. I'm a small town Texas girl, born again Christian, mommy to 2 beautiful boys, wife to my high school sweetheart, scrapbook supply junkie, and occasional paper sniffer. :) Here you will find bits and pieces of my scrapbooking projects, daily thoughts, and just general randomness. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sneak Peek Time!!!!!

Ohhhh yeah! It's officially summertime here in Texas with temperatures in the 90s all this week. After an unusually long winter, I promised myself I wouldn't complain about the Texas heat this summer!

For the month of June, Tammy at The Scrap Room has done it again! This monthly kit club is awesome, and the June kit sneak peeks have begun. For my sneak peek, I got to use the "72 and Sunny" collection by We R Memory Keepers. I loved this the second I saw it and couldn't wait to use it. The colors are just my style...nice and bright! If you are looking for a monthly kit club, give The Scrap Room a try...and be sure and tell Tammy that I sent you. ;)

More kit reveals coming soon!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Long Time, No Blog!

Sorry for the absence in blogging lately....lots of things going on this month!

Today was my little man's 4th birthday!! I cannot believe he is 4 years old already. Four seems so....grown up. Three is still "toddler", but four is....well, four is just officially a BIG boy. :( We had his party this past Saturday at the local YMCA. He had a bounce house, trampolines, and gymnastics equipment to play on. We had a great turn out, and my living room floor is now a sea of new presents. He's having lots of fun, to say the least! ;)

This morning, my oldest had his 1st grade track meet. He competed in frisbee toss, long jump, 100 meter dash, and 400 meter relay. I don't know where this boy gets his speed, but he was AWESOME! He is sooo fast! We took Aaron out to a local pizza place for supper tonight, just to do something fun for his actual birthday. I swear, he grew overnight.

Hubby started a new job at Texas Funwear, a local screenprinting and embroidery place. He loves it because he is able to use more of his creative/artsy/design side instead of sitting behind a desk all day like he did at the Art Center. This change was quite a leap of faith for us, but we are believing that it will lead to bigger and better things for our family.

On top of all the changes and busyness going on, I lost my medical transcription job a couple weeks ago. Yeah....sucks. The lady that was contracting work out to me (and let me just add that I have worked for her for SEVEN years and always did everything that was asked of me) decided that she wanted to keep the account for herself and make some extra money for herself instead of contracting the work out to me, so she informed me that she "didn't need my help anymore." Nice, huh? No warning, no trying to help me get another account...just BAM....no more job because she wants to keep it for herself. I spent a good deal of time crying over this at first, but I realize that something better is going to come along. Not sure I want to work for someone like that anyway. I mean, I spent the last SEVEN years working for her and helping her hand in good quality work to doctors and clinics....and then she just drops this on me out of nowhere. So....anyone know of anyone needing an at-home medical transcriptionist??? sigh....

I managed to get a couple more Disney layouts done last week. The first one is based on a sketch from Sketch Inspiration. I'm also working on my projects for the reveal of The Scrap Room's June kit. I know I say it every time, but you do NOT want to miss out on purchasing the June kit...it's awesome! :)

Okay, enough rambling...my boys need to get in bed, and I have laundry to put in the dryer. I'll leave you with my two recent Disney layouts....hey, maybe not having a job now will open up some time for more scrapping??? Just trying to see a silver lining here, folks! ;)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I posted this last year, but I wanted to post it again. From my heart to yours.....

I was thinking this morning as I was getting ready for church just how important mothers are. I have been so blessed to have several amazing ladies in my life. It's sad to think what it would be like without them. So many moms feel "overlooked"....like what they do isn't all that important. Let me tell you...that is NOT true. Moms, you have the most important job in the world! You are important...you make a difference...and blessed is the home where the mother is the heartbeat of the family! This is for you:

-For every night you've spent up with a sick child or calming the fears of a child who had a bad dream and is scared....thank you, for you have shown that child the nurturing, safety, and comfort that can only come from a mama.

-For every scraped knee or boo-boo you've kissed to "make it all better"....thank you, for you have healed not only an owie, but the very heart of a child.

-For every load of laundry you've done and every piece of clothing you've ironed...thank you, for you have made your child beautifully presentable and gave them the self-confidence to feel better about themselves and know that they are well cared for.

-For every meal you've cooked, whether it be a 5-course gourmet meal or simply heating up frozen chicken nuggets and a can of corn...thank you, for you have nourished the body of a child.

-For every book you've read or story you've told, even when you don't think they are paying attention...thank you, for you have enriched your child's vocabulary and given them a thirst for knowledge.

-For every prayer you've said for them or with them...thank you, for you have taught them right by bringing them up to love God and believing that He hears you, and you have covered them with the protection that only our Lord can give.

-For every tear you've wiped from their eyes...thank you, for you have shown and taught compassion.

-For every birthday party you have given...thank you, for you have given them joy and childhood memories that they will never forget.

-For every school function or extracurricular activity you have attended...thank you, for you have shown your child that you care enough about him to be involved his life.

-For every board game or outside activity you've played with your child...thank you, for you have given them incredible joy and have taught them to stay young, have fun, and enjoy the little things in life.

-For every snotty nose you've ever wiped, for every dirty diaper you've ever changed, for every incident of spit up or vomit that you've had to endure, and for every cup of spilled juice you've cleaned up...thank you, for you have shown what unconditional love is really all about.

Happy Mother's Day...you are important, you are appreciated, and you are loved!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kits for Sale!

Hey everyone!
My sister, Trisha, has some GORGEOUS May kits for sale on her blog! There are only THREE left, so hurry on over to claim yours. These contain lovely papers from My Mind's Eye...the colors are beautiful, and these kits are loaded with embellishments! The kits are only $25, and that includes shipping to U.S. residents (International customers will have to pay actual shipping costs). You could never buy all of this stuff in a retail store for only $25, so it's a super deal! Check it out, and then head on over to Trisha's Blog to order yours:

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Kit from The Scrap Room!

May kits are now available for purchase at The Scrap Room, and the Baristas have uploaded their inspiring projects for you! Here's what you'll be getting:

Yummmmmmmmy, huh? And this month's Coffee Flavor of the Month: BLACK FOREST CAKE! *drool*

Here are the projects I created:

Bo Bunny Sophie:



Altered journal for my niece:

American Crafts Dear Lizzy:

Layout based on our exclusive sketch by Julie Bonner:

Crate Paper Brook:

2 Layouts:

Fancy Pants Road Show:

Thanks for looking!