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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!

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School!

Today is the first day of 2nd grade for my sweet boy! He woke up in the middle of the night with a little bit of anxiety, but he was feeling better this morning and ready to face the day. I went to check on him at lunchtime today and to see how his day was going. He actually asked me to come eat lunch with him....I better go while he still wants me to, because I know it won't be long before he decides he's too big for that. ;)

So, his teacher told me, "Evan is the kind of student I wish I could just clone!" (and that is just after one morning with him) Wow, what a compliment! I am so proud of this boy, and so proud of myself for making it to the car before tearing up this time (hehehe). The teacher said he was doing awesome, and he said he was having a great day. I'll be picking him up in about an hour...can't wait to hear all about his day! :)

My Friend Erin

She's the hand-stand queen. She can do hand-stands any time, any where. She's organized, reliable, athletic, fun, spunky, planner, dancing machine, thoughtful, cute, active, happy, dedicated.

Love ya, E! :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Friend Lisa

Lisa is awesome. Someone I admire and fully respect. Always fair, seeing both sides of every situation. A shoulder to lean on. Great advice giver.

Optimistic, encouraging, grounded, positive, compassionate, selfless, genuine, leader, well-spoken, respectful, honest, trustworthy. That's Lisa. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010


Whoa, check out this HUMONGOUS giveaway!

Check out Patty's blog for your chance to win!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Someone's been getting her scraps on!

What is this? Yet ANOTHER blog post to show some newly created layouts? Yes! I can't believe it either. I came to the serious realization that I need to USE some of my scrappy stuff and try to dwindle down my ever-growing stack of kits. So, I've been inspired to do a little more scrapping than usual. :)

First up, another layout using my sister's kit from Sketch Inspiration. I know she's my sister and all, and I might be a little biased, but really...her sketches are awesome, and the kits she puts together are great!

This one was inspired by a Valerie Salmon sketch. This is from our last night in Chicago. We took an AWESOME fireworks cruise from Chicago Cruise Lines and had a blast!

I've decided that if I ever want to document our Chicago trip, then I have to start making some photo collages. So, that's just what I did on the layout below. We have over 1,000 pictures from that trip. That's right....over 1,000 from just a 3-day trip. Oh, the curse of being a scrapper.

I wanted to include a lot of these fun shots, so I decided I would make an individual page for each girl who went on the trip. On these pages, I'm going to include some adjectives that describe each girl...along with her full name and city/state. After using Photoshop to turn all the pictures but 1 to grayscale, I made the collages at Big Huge Labs. First up is Jenn. Oh, how I love this girl! :)

I've got 3 more collages made...need to make some more tonight. I'll post more soon! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Few More!

I've made a few more layouts using Trisha's awesome kit from Sketch Inspiration! Her sketch site is sponsoring us at Have Your Way With Paper this month, and the Design Team is having a blast with her sketches and kits! And hey, it helped me get yet ANOTHER Disney layout done...woohoo!

And here is my layout based on this week's sketch. Be sure and check out Sketch Inspiration to see the sketch and to upload your interpretation for a chance at winning an awesome prize!
Sketch #136:

And here is a layout I did about downtown Chicago. I LOVED downtown and the hustle and bustle of the city. :)

Happy Scrappin'!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sketch #135 from Sketch Inspiration

Check it out! My sister's sketch site, Sketch Inspiration, is our sponsor for the month of August over at Have Your Way With Paper. Our first sketch was sketch #135:

And here is my interpretation of Trisha's fabulous sketch:

Come on over to the above-mentioned sites and show us what you do with the sketch, and have a chance at winning a great scrappy prize! A new sketch and a new prize is posted every Sunday morning.

August Reveal from The Scrap Room!

The August kit has been posted, and the ideas page has been updated! I loved working with this kit...Tammy always picks out the best stuff. :)

Here are my projects:

And a 2-pager using the "Cherry Delicious" collection from Sassafras Lass coming soon! :)