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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, April 26, 2011

It's Sneak Peek Time Again!

Really? April is almost over? Really?!

This year is just flying by, isn't it? Well, the beginning of a new month means....it's Sneak Peek time for The Scrap Room!

My sneak peek layout is made with the Girls Paperie "Jubilee" collection. The pastels mixed with bolds are just PERFECT for all those recent Easter pics!

The month of May is going to be a busy one, for sure, but you do NOT want to miss out on all the fun stuff happening over at The Scrap Room message board, blog, and Facebook page. The month of May brings us every scrapper's favorite holiday....National Scrapbooking Day! Don't miss out on all the fun! :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011


What a wonderful holiday! Our family Easter celebrations started off last night with dinner and an egg hunt at my in-laws' house. Right as we sat down to dinner, it started hailing golf ball sized hail, so that put a slight damper on the egg hunting. It wasn't long before it cleared up, though, and the boys were able to hunt eggs on my in-laws' back deck.

This morning, we had a lovely church service and egg hunt for the kids after church. This picture is of my boys, my niece and nephew, and my little cuz at church this morning. After that, we went to my parents' house and had a delicious lunch of honey-glazed ham, wheat rolls, mashed potatoes, pork-n-beans, cabbage, shells-n-cheese, fresh cantaloupe, and the most delicious carrot cake EVER! My aunt, uncle, and little cousin from out of town were able to join us for church this morning, as well as for lunch at mom and dad's. After lunch, we all went out and hunted eggs at my parents' land in the country. It was so nice! The weather was cloudy and really nice. We had a TON of eggs...way too many, really....but the kids had a blast! After the egg hunt, it started to rain, so we loaded up and all headed home.

Then, we realized that we were under a TORNADO WATCH. Yeah...not cool. We have been dealing with HORRIBLE wildfires here in our area for over a week now, so the rain was much needed...but not the hail and tornadoes! All is well now, weather-wise.

Once the weather eased up a bit, we went back over to mom and dad's for leftovers. My mom, my older sister, and I decided to play Scrabble, and I would just like for the record to show that I beat them both terribly. I'm talking over 50 points ahead of them. Mom was just bragging about how she's never lost a game of Scrabble to me. Oh, how I proved her wrong! ;) I Tore.Them.Up.

So, here we are at home now, and everyone is getting ready for bed. It was a great holiday, and I am so thankful to my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, for all He's done for me. I praise God that I have eternal life because of His son! Things have been rough this past month especially, but today I took some time to really look around me and realize all of the blessings that in my life on a daily basis. I truly am blessed. I've decided that worrying isn't going to help things out any...and maybe...just maybe...God is teaching me to let go of things that I think I need to control and just let Him have them. So that's what I'm doing. And I trust Him....completely.

Hope you had a happy Easter, everyone! :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2-pager, Anyone?

First off, I want to say thank you to those of you who commented on my previous post. Thank you for your prayers...that means the world to me because I know that prayer truly does change things. For your words of encouragement, well wishes, and positive outlook....I truly appreciate it. We've had no definite leads/possibilities yet...but we're still praying for the right job to make itself available.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine went by all too quickly. Dreading this week as it is going to be super-busy, but hopefully I'll get a good night's rest tonight to start it out right. ;)

I recently made a 2-pager for The Scrap Room using the Basic Grey "Hello Luscious" part of the kit. I also used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints:

I LOVE these papers! The colors are so much more rich and vivid in person. Don't forget to visit TSR if you are looking for an awesome scrapbooking kit club to join!

Have a great new week, everyone!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Ever have one of those times in your life when you feel like all you can do is remain quiet? I'm going through that right now. Lots of things going on, and not much I can do about any of them except.....just be quiet. And pray. Pray some more. And keep on praying.

My husband resigned from his job, and we currently don't have anything else to fall back on. His reasons were numerous, so we are both in agreement that it was the right thing for him to do, but not having a backup plan really puts a strain on us. He has had to endure more from this past year than we ever could have prepared for, and we've spent many nights just praying together through tears. Long story short....his place of employment was just not where he was supposed to be. The environment there was not one where he belonged, and it was time for him to leave.

So...here I sit. Confused and worried...yet thankful and relieved that my husband is out of the position and environment he was in. Things are a bit stressful here, to say the least, but we know God will provide. He always does.

If any of you need a graphic designer, or know of anyone who does, please send them our way. I think we're just going to try some freelance graphic design work until something permanent comes along.

We would appreciate your prayers if you get a chance. :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

April FULL Reveal from TSR! :)

Hey everyone!

April is here already, can you believe it? This year is just zooming right by. One good thing about going into a new month....it's time to reveal the new monthly kit from The Scrap Room!

Tammy's done it again....check out what is included in the kit this month:

I know, right?! Look at all that yummy new product! You will receive a little bit of the following lines:
-Basic Grey Hello Luscious collection
-Studio Calico State Fair collection
-My Mind's Eye Gertie collection
-Cosmo Cricket Social Club collection

Here are my projects made with the kit:

AND..and....and....I have a 2-pager coming soon, made with the Basic Grey part of the kit! Whew! That's a packed kit, for sure. Don't miss out...order yours today! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's BLOG HOP Time!!!!!

Hello fellow scrappers!!! It is April 1st, and you know what that means...KIT REVEAL from The Scrap Room!! And it is a good one, of course! Take a look at one of my pages...

This was made with the *NEW* "Social Club" line from Cosmo Cricket! Every year during Spring Break, we host a "Cousins Sleepover" at our house and have our niece and nephew over to spend the night with our boys. My hubby came up with this idea a couple of years ago, and this was our 3rd year to carry on the tradition. He always makes it so much fun for the kids....he comes up with all sorts of funny games and silly activities for them to do. This year, he made them matching t-shirts. How cute are they?! :)

I was immediately drawn to the colors of this line....not to mention, the patterned papers are AWESOME. Such cool designs! In fact, I loved all of the patterns so much that I had to include as many as I could on this page. hehehe! Of course, Tammy included lots of great embellishments in the kit, too. She always offers the latest and greatest in her monthly kits....can't beat that! ;)

In celebration of our April kit, we are having another 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
TSR Facebook Page

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, leaving a comment at each blog, and keep hopping until you reach your last destination, which is The ScrapRoom Facebook Fan Page!! 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 Facebook Fan Page, leave a comment letting us know that you finished the hop.

One blog hop participant who follows the rules will be chosen at random to win a $5 gift certificate to The ScrapRoom Store! Whoot! Whoot! Check out the blog Wednesday, April 6th for our winner!

Happy Hopping!!! :)