Tuesday, April 28, 2009

flowers have the sun...I have my mom

Did you know that Mothers day started over 150 years ago when an Appalachian homemaker named Anna Jarvis started a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community? Despite popular belief Mother’s day was not made up in a Hallmark boardroom. I think Mothers day needs to make an appearance more than once a year!

The brown patterened paper in the background came from the paper wrapped around the flowers I bought at Costco. I love finding paper outside of the regular 12x12 stuff you find in craft stores. Hope this inspires you to look for materials everywhere you go. Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom's out there and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

first time for everything

I know I said that I wasn't going to cut Parker's hair until he was two, it was time . . . time for at least a little trim. Don't worry we didn't cut off all the curls!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

a not so simple farewell

Bob Dylan once wrote, “Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown and accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth saving, then you’d better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone…for the times, they are a-changing.

It sure felt like a big change in the scrapbooking world yesterday when the very last issue of Simple Scrapbooks came in the mail. Stacey Jilian wrote in her last editor’s note, “In the beginning there were many naysayers who claimed scrapbooking was just a fad. I didn’t buy it then and I don’t believe it now. Scrapbooking is an amazing hobby centered around the importance of memories and personal expression.” In the last paragraph Stacey talked about her commitment to doing her part to keep this industry alive and thriving. The times are changing and I hope that the scrapbooking industry keeps swimming…I know I will. My mailbox already misses you!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Check out the fun layout my friend Sarah made featuring my super sweet boy. Who said you can't use flowers on a boy's layout? Fore more creative inspiration check out Sarah's blog: http://sarahstimelesstreasures.blogspot.com/
Layout by Sarah Ratchford

I love how she used stickles to accent the eyelets in the flowers!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Egg Hunt by Heather C.

Easter is in the air! I am super excited to share some photos of an Easter Egg hunt my dear friend Heather did for her daughter and some of her friends. She is amazing and I absolutely love her creative touch! Someday when I’m rich and famous I’m going to hire Heather to do all of my parties.

Thanks for sharing your photos Heather and come and visit us soon!

Peep S'Mores goodie bags

Egg Hunt banner painted with her daughter McKenzie

Bunny dip

Centerpiece ~ piece of sod, chocolate bunny and malted-milk ball 'robin' eggs

"Carrots" plastic wear

Bunny name tags for the kids made out of foammies

Easter cups

Peep Centerpiece