Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Only 4 more days!




Jen will be home Saturday morning. Then the holidays can begin. Shortly after picking her up from the airport we will be trudging through the cold and snow to chop our tree down. We need to have the decorating finished before Grandpa gets here on Wednesday!

Completed a layout of last year's Christmas surprise. They had a photo taken with Santa

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Who is ready to get their scrap on?? And to make it even easier, Scrap-Friendzy.com is having a Sketch a thon! Come join us and be inspired with 31 sketches to jump start your scrapping year.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Who wants Paper??

http://urbanswank.blogspot.com/2009/11/who-wants-paper.html

Head on over to the UrbanSwank blog for a chance to win some wonderful paper. We can always use more paper - right???

Monday, November 30, 2009

Love looking outside and seeing this




I love looking outside to see deer wandering through the yard eating shrubs and leaves. The dog isn't too happy about it, but I enjoy watching them!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Amusing.....



I could not figure out what was going on with my birdfeeder. Every day it was knocked over. Well, this afternoon my husband spotted this! Now we understand! Guess the chipmunks have been forced out by the squirrels. Poor birds. Don't think they ever get any food. He was hanging on with his front feet and dangling.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I love her sense of humor

My daughter has such a great sense of humor! At the aquarium we visited the penguin exhibit. In addition to some slides and stuff for kids, they had penguin costumes! Some were even adult sizes. Jen had to put one on!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grateful for dandelions??



Who would have thought that we would be grateful for dandelions! But we are! It is Nov. 21, and temps were 60! We spent a few hours on the golf course where we saw a few dandelions mixed with leaves.

Gotta Love a Giveaway

SVGCUTS is having a giveaway

http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=4099

These gift cards are too darn cute!!Would love to win one!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Toot!!




Got an email that I am having a layout posted in the next issue of Scrapbook News and Review (scrapbooknewsandreview.com) I will let you know when it comes out!

Rain showers

We cannot complain about the weather this November at all! So far there has been NO snow - a first for our area. The dog and I enjoyed a brisk walk yesterday in spite of the sprinkles coming down. I enjoyed the reflection in this puddle.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am so lucky

I am so lucky that I have the time and the resources to be able to scrap. I may not be that good at it but I am trying to capture memories for my children. I hope they will look back at them and remember the times we had.

Such a blessing

I am blessed to live in a country where I can see, hear and read daily news that is not filtered or altered. Love my evening paper!

Giving thanks

I am thankful for a wonderful street where I can walk the dog every day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

More Fun

I am thankful that the girls wanted to do a photo shoot in the park on Saturday. The evening was so warm and pleasant. Watch out America's Next top Model!!




Grateful for Time Together

I cannot tell you how much I treasure time with my kids especially since one of them is now in Arizona. So I jumped on the chance to meet up with Jen in Chicago where she had to be to attend a conference. Her best friend, Kristen, went with me. All of us had fun at the aquarium --


I Give Thanks

Who knew what a snuggle dog we would end up! Bandit just loves to be near people and will grab an end of the couch to join in on a nap.


Win a GORGEOUS Kit

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out has launched their November kit Generosity, perfect for this time of year. This kit is so graceful and stylish – full of rich, deep color and elegant design, with coins, copper accents, shimmery self-adhesive mosaic tiles, and pretty Prima.

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out’s industry-exclusive content will help you explore your inner world with a music playlist, journaling prompts, moving photos, inspiring quotes, and meaningful monthly challenges.

Check this out on Scrapbook Trends and thank you Scrapbooking From the Inside Out.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Giving Daily thanks........

Kathy M at Scraplove had a great idea of taking the Thankful threads such as are on FB but instead taking a photo daily.

I am so busy today! I have to finish design team projects for a crop this weekend and get ready to take the train tomorrow to Chicago. My daughter is going to be there for a conference and her best friend and I are going to visit her. In my rushing around, I stopped to enjoy the beautiful sunny day we are having. The light coming in the front hallway creates wonderful designs on the rug. I am so thankful for sun and not snow which is much more normal for November in Michigan!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vacation Album

I am slowly but surely finishing the vacation album. Just got 2 more pages done. Here are the latest:






The sketches at Let's Scrap are perfect for using so many photos!

Monday, November 2, 2009

At the top of my Christmas List

The more I read and check in to this, the more I want it! I am sure it could help my creativity!

http://svgcuts.com/blog/

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall in northern Michigan - Count a Blessing on Each Falling Leaf



The ground was covered with frost but the sky was blue and the sun was out. My husband and I and the dog headed to a local park for an early morning hike. What a beautiful way to start the day.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

ScrapFriendzy Blog Hop



Welcome to PagesinTime! I am so happy and excited that you have stopped by for a visit during the Blog Hop. Scrapfriendzy is a group of girlfriendz who love scrapping, chatting and inspiring each other. I am very proud to be a part of the team!

Thanks to all of you who have been joining us on this hop! There have been many exciting challenges posted. In case you missed any, here is a link where you can find all of them http://www.scrap-friendzy.blogspot.com/

At Scrap-Friendzy we have a point system called friendz points. For each challenge that you complete, you will earn FPZ which could earn you another great prize at the end of the month!

You have until the end of October to complete all of the BLOG HOP Challenges for Friendz Pointz, but only until October 15th to leave a comment on all of the BLOG HOP STOPS to get your name in the bucket for the BLOG HOP Prize Drawing!!!


What better way to showcase those birthday photos than with a frame! My challenge to you is to alter a frame. Paint the frame then start having fun. I used a fun paper for the bottom half of the frame, a ribbon border and then colorful buttons at the top. I made the candle out of chipboard and added balloon embellishments. There is no limit to what you can do!




Thank you for coming to the Blog Hop Party. Don't forget to check tomorrow for the last stop! See you at Scrapfriendzy.com!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Circut Makes it Easy!


I have a Cricut which I am just starting to use more than before. It makes cutting titles effortless! And with the Design Studio you can weld letters together! Just type in what you want and the machine does all the hard work!

Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!



I am proud to say that I was chosen the Eco Friendly Artist of the week At Creatively Green. I submitted a Haunted House that I made of recycled boxes, twigs and nuts.


create animated gif

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scrap-Friendzy – Blog Hop

October marks Scrap-Friendzy’s 2nd Birthday! We are planning to celebrate all month long and we invite you to join the fun! The party will kick off on Thursday October 1st with our Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Join us for loads of scrappy fun and win some prizes too!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Who's ready to HOP?



Want to join in the fun? Starting October 1, we will be blog hopping at Scrap-Friendzy. Lots of projects to see and do!

Stop by and join in!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vacation Layout


Love this sketch from Let's Scrap. Used it to highlight some of my fave vacation photos.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Digital Camera Withdrawal

During our vacation my Nikon D40X suffered some injuries. It was accidentally knocked from the back of my chair to the floor which caused the flash to stop working. As I took it out in the plane on the last leg of the trip home, I found a piece of plastic broken off where the lens screws into the body. So it is now at the Nikon hospital where it will hopefully having surgery!

I am going to have to bring the film camera to the lake. That will be fine except how am I going to photograph my layouts to upload? Guess we will see how the cell phone's little camera works.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ready for some BIG news?!?!?!?!

From Scrap-Friendzy.com:

Most of you know that we had planned to award 2 DT spots to the winners of our Scrap-cation and our Survivor Contest. Well, MIN won them both! So, what we've decided to do, is give 3 spots instead! We are also awarding DT spots to our 2nd place winners of both competitions: JEAN and TELAH!!!! All three of these amazing ladies will be joining our DT starting Sept. 1st!!
We are absolutely THRILLED to have these talented ladies join our team!!! Can't wait to see what challenges and inspiration they have instore for us!!

I am so pleased to announce that I am now a designer for Scrap-Friendzy. It is a wonderful site with great, caring women who are also so very talented!!!

Will be posting new challenges and activities as we get into September.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some summer fun ....




Rob played baseball with the company team ::


And last week he set up my new computer:)

Vacation ---------

Where has this summer gone?? Thursday we fly out to Florida for my Father in law's 8oth birthday! From there we are off to Vegas for a few days, the Grand Canyon, Sedona and then to Phoenix! I am so excited to spend time with just the 4 of us! It gets harder and harder as the kids get older. Wednesday will be spent washing clothes and packing! Hope we can fit it all in!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Check out this month's Scrapbooking.com

I love reading each issue of Scrapbooking.com but especially this month because I have a layout featured. Check out the College Life section - mine is the first layout titled Move In Day.

Scrapbooking.com Magazine

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Digging into the Old Photos


Dug into a pile of very old photos to scrap this one. This was my mom at about age 2!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Magic Moments






Found this photo of Jen with Mike's parents.
This is probably the last one of the last photos of
Jen with Mike's mom who passed away in February.

Christmas in July


Why not! I completed a layout for this week's sketch at Let's Scrap. I LOVE Cheri's sketches and this was perfect for these photos. Rob loves our Christmas tree chuck!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Who's interested in an online crop?? Join the fun at Scraptacular.



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I am excited to be this month's guest designer on Moments 2 Remember!
I posted a challenge this morning and here is the layout I made. Come on over and join the fun!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Jen and her friends! Love hearing them laugh when they get together.

Sketch by Inspired blueprints.
I am so excited to announce that I am the Guest Team Designer for July over at Moments 2 Remember.

Stop on over to join the fun!

http://moments-2-remember.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6608&p=69071#p69071

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Here is a layout I did of Bandit!
Quote reads Dogs aren't our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.
Some of my favorite pics of him.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Need more scrapping supplies?? Head over to this great giveway

http://http://giveawaytoday.blogspot.com/

She did it Again


Jennifer was in Utah last weekend running another Ragnar Relay. Teams of 6 running 24 hours completed 188 miles! I admire her stamina and strength.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Can you Believe??


Can you believe my baby is 21! When did this happen. We are quite proud of the young man he is becoming. He is so happy to be working in the IT department of the company where his dad works. He is gaining valuable experience - including getting to work by 8am! He even signed up to play on the company coed softball tem. Rob has not played ball since he was 10 or 11!
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We had our annual Memorial Day work weekend at the cottage getting it ready for summer. Here are two layouts highlighting some of the fun!






Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome to June




June - the month of our anniversary and Rob's birthday. My baby is going to be 21! When did that happen.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Check out this blog giveaway!

http://scrappinoutloud.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-candy.html

Jennifer was able to snag a ticket to Arizon State's graduation where President Obama spoke. I watched in on line and took pictures from the computer. She thought his speech
was fantastic. She got some great photos of the entertainment (she arrived 4 hours before the ceremony) including Alice Cooper, the marksmen and the stadium.

Friday, May 1, 2009