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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!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The ABCs of Me - Letter F

It's been a while since I did one of the "ABCs of Me" posts, but I still want to get through the whole alphabet this year. So, here I am with letter "F."

1. Family - Anyone who knows me knows that I am a family-oriented person. I LOVE my family. I am so incredibly blessed that God has entrusted my husband and I with two of the coolest little boys on the planet. A lot of moms my age are always complaining that they "just need to get away from their kids for a while." Now don't get me wrong...sometimes a break is VERY much needed...but I pretty much want my kids with me at all times. I want to experience life with them, and them with me. I want to share things with them and show them the world. I want to be right there beside them, holding their hands and having those moments together. We are so blessed to live in the same town as both sides of our families. Family is a BIG part of our lives.

2. Faith - I'd be nothing without faith in my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. I was raised in and around church all my life, but I asked the Lord into my heart "officially" sometime around the age of 7 or 8. My mom baptized me. I don't only see Faith as something to rely on during the hard times. It's a way of life. Faith has equipped me to stand my grounds when it comes to morals and values, even when those around me fall. I don't see it as a "religion".....but more of a "relationship."

3. Flute - I began playing the flute in the 6th grade. When joining band class, we were told to write down our top 3 choices of instruments we may want to play. I put down: 1) Clarinet; 2) Percussion; or 3) Flute. The band directors recommended me for flute or clarinet but really tried to persuade me to play flute. I didn't really want to, but I decided on flute because all of my friends had decided on flute. Little did I know how much I'd love this instrument. I learned quickly, and I was First Chair Flute all 4 years of high school. I competed in State Solo & Ensemble several years as well. I even got to play a solo on the Grand Ol' Opry stage in Nashville! I loved playing flute....but I haven't even picked it up in about 12 years. :( Thankfully, though, my little sister played my flute in high school once I was done with it, and now it has been passed on to my niece. :)

4. Facebook - I'll admit it. I'm an addict. I check it every day. Several times a day. Several, SEVERAL times a day. I'm not one of those who treats FB as a diary and updates my status 13423413489349871294 times a day about every little thing I do.....in fact, I only occasionally post a status update. But I do enjoy keeping up with people through FB. :)

5. Friends - Oh, come on. Who didn't love Friends? If you were alive in the 90s, chances are you watched this show. And who didn't go to their nearest beautician and get "The Rachel?" I totally had "The Rachel" haircut in high school. I cut off about 10 inches of my hair JUST to get "The Rachel." And it sucked...because it never quite looked right on me like it did on her! Isn't that always the case, though, when we try to copy the celebs? Lesson learned. But I truly loved (and still do LOVE) this show. Best.Casting.Ever.

6. Flavored Coffee - Ohhh, how I love flavored coffee. Not a big fan of "regular" coffee...but I love flavored coffee or regular coffee with flavored creamer. I'm not picky....I pretty much love any flavor. And the smell...ohhhh the smell. Mmmmmmmm. French vanilla, cinnamon, dark chocolate, caramel.....good stuff.

Ready for Easter?

Is it me, or does it seem like Easter is coming super late this year? I just love Easter. My birthday has actually fallen on Easter several times. I recently scrapped a couple of Easter pages from years past. I'll never be "caught up", I tell ya, but it's good to get at least these pages finally done. :)

What are your Easter plans this year? Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's Sneak Peek Week!

WOW. That's what I've got to say about the April Scrap Room kit. WOW. If you are wanting some of the new CHA goodies just released, then look no further!

I got to work with Studio Calico's "State Fair" collection for my sneak peek. Check it out:

Fun, huh?!

And, don't forget to join TSR's Facebook Page! I have the honor of hosting the FB page this week and would love to hear your responses. Plus, I may or may not have a little giveaway up my sleeve. You'll have to join the Facebook page if you want to know for sure. ;) hehehehe

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Feeling "Springy!"

Here in Texas, we've been in the upper 70s to mid 80s for the past week. It's heavenly! Blue skies, birds singing, and lots of backyard time with my little guys. :)

I guess Spring brings out a little need for "change" in all of us. That's why I changed my blog design today. Looks awfully Springy, doesn't it? What do you think? Do you prefer the 3-column look like what I changed it to, or is the 2-column look easier to read/less cluttered? I can't decide if I want to keep the 3-column or go back to 2. Hmm....

Bear with me as I make some more changes over the next few days. My header still isn't exactly how I want it, but I'll get hubby to fix that soon, hopefully.

By the way...be sure and check out The Scrap Room Blog for a little inspiration post from yours truly! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Use Your Stash! :)

Remember that patterned paper or kit that you just had to have whenever you spotted it on the shelves of your local scrapbook store? I have tons of scrapbooking supplies, some of which will never be used because either: a) I waited so long to use it that it's totally out of date now and lost its luster, or b) I have absolutely no pictures to go with it, but I had to have it because it was so cute!

Digging through my stash this past week, I found a paper line with matching sticker embellishments that I remember grabbing as soon as I saw it at my local store. It was the We R Memory Keepers "Heart Attack" line. I think it's been discontinued already, but still...I loved it then, and I still think it's super cute!

I was able to create these two layouts of my boys using last year's Valentine's pics. I know, I know...I always seem to be at least a year behind in my pics, but oh well. Each page made is a memory preserved, so it doesn't matter in what order the page is made...just as long as it's made. ;)

First up is this page of Aaron and his Valentine Box. He was SO proud of his cute little box he made for his preschool class cards:

Secondly, I had these pics of the boys taken on Valentine's Day. I love them! :)

So, don't give up on the items in your stash...if you still like them, USE THEM...no matter how old or outdated they may be. ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Feelin' Lucky?

Did you have a fun St. Patrick's Day? We sure did! My sister and I took our kids out of town to go bowling, have some pizza, and spend a little while at the park. It was a beautiful day, and we had a blast! :)

Don't forget about the fun online crop going on over at Have Your Way With Paper! There are some way cool prizes, such as a Starbucks gift card, a gift certificate to The Scrap Room and Scrapbook.com, as well as fun scrappy prizes and tote bags! You do not want to miss this crop. The ladies are already scrappin' away (I made this little card for one of the challenges), but there is plenty of time to join in! See you there!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Over the Rainbow" Blog Hop at Have Your Way With Paper!

Welcome to the Over the Rainbow Blog Hop!

One of the things scrappers love most is COLOR! During this journey, you'll encounter all seven colors of the rainbow and some of our favorite things about those colors.

In order to play along, all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog saying what you love about the color featured on each blog. You can even just tell us your favorite thing (scrappy or not) that is that color! Once you reach the pot of gold, post ROY G. BIV!! and you're done and ready to start cropping with us!

First up on the hop....ME (Jenny)! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am featuring the color RED. Here are a few of my favorite RED things:

-Scrapbook albums
-Toenail polish
-Sports cars
-Red velvet cake (yeah...I said it)

Next stop on the rainbow is ORANGE over at Erin's blog! Have fun, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Kit REVEAL from The Scrap Room

Good Friday morning, everyone! Thank you to all who participated in the first-ever Blog Hop from The Scrap Room!! I really enjoyed reading all of your lovely comments, so thank you for taking the time to join along. The winner should be announced soon! :)

Anyone have any scrappy plans this weekend? If you need a little inspiration, don't forget to visit the online Idea Gallery at The Scrap Room! The Design Team had a lot of fun playing with some wonderful new goodies included in the March TSR kit. Here are my projects:

Speaking of The Scrap Room, did you know that we know have a new Facebook Page?!! That's right! TSR has joined the FB world! :) Please join us as we host new giveaways, wonderful inspiration, and important information concerning the monthly kit club. Ask your friends to join, too! :) Rumor has it that we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to the TSR store once we hit 300 fans! ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Scrap Room Blog Hop/Giveaway!!!!

Hello everyone!! It is March 1st, and you know what that means...KIT REVEAL!! And it is a good one. Take a look...

My layout above was made with the brand new "For the Record" collection by Echo Park. When I first saw this collection online during the big CHA reveal week, I fell in love with the color scheme. I love bold patterns and colors, and this line will work great with regular photos or black and white photos! I loved mixing the patterned papers together to create my layout. The pop of red really catches the viewer's eye, I think. And those accent stickers? To die for! I especially love the black and white dotted flourish sticker down by my title. See the little craft colored tag I used for my journaling? Yep, it was included in the kit too! See the stamped journaling lines on the tag? Yep, that's the monthly stamp available from the stamp add-on club!! The March kits are packed FULL of awesome, newly released goodies. What a great way to get a little sampling of some new lines just released at Winter CHA! At The Scrap Room, you will always receive the latest and greatest scrapbooking collections!

Okay, back to the blog hop........

As you know we have lots of NEW things planned this month at The ScrapRoom Blog. And today will not disappoint! In celebration of our March kit, we are having our 1st ever BLOG HOP!! You know the way this works, right? Here is a list of the places you will be visiting...

Lan Amphone
Melanie Call
Sarah Eclavea
Jenny Moore ------> YOU ARE HERE
Aphra Bolyer
Frances Sylvia
The ScrapRoom Blog

The hop begins at Lan's blog, but all of the blogs are linked in case you get lost along the way. Just follow along the blog path, and keep hopping until you reach your last destination which is where the hop began....The ScrapRoom Blog!!

Make sure you become a follower and leave a comment at each blog telling our wonderful designers what you liked about their project! When you reach The ScrapRoom Blog, leave a comment letting us know that you finished the hop. Be sure and become a "follower" of my blog, too, so that you can participate in our monthly blog hops!

One blog hop participant who leaves a comment at each designer's blog, will be chosen at random to win a $5 gift certificate to The ScrapRoom Store! Whoot! Whoot! Check out the blog Friday, March 4th for our winner!