Alma 32:41

...Nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Kaden loves Dogs

I just loved these photos of Kaden with my in-laws dog. They have 2 sweet Golden Retrievers. Kaden has never been afraid of them - even when they bark. He just laughs. It makes me a little nervous how comfortable he is around dogs since not all are as friendly. So far I've been able to keep him from running up to dogs and touching them. I need to train him to ask first. He's a little young yet so until then I will just hold him back. Hopefully that will teach him to wait and not just run up. I used Reelynn's Beauty in Nature kit and her Paintbrush Alpha and Paint splatters. The Beauty in Nature kit is available at and the alpha and splatters are available at

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Backyard Buganza

I love this Kit from Karla's Kaleidoscope designs! She has some cool background papers in it with the paper tears already on the page. The kit includes some cool bugs that I didn't include in this LO but I plan to in a future LO. They are so fun! I love these colors! So anyway- above is the first LO I've done with the kit. This is how my son watches TV- definitely not a passive activity for him. ;) He sure is happy doing it though. I like a lot of things about the LO though I still have a kind of itching feeling that it is missing something. Suggestions are welcome. Oh- and besides Karla's kit I also used Kate Hadfield's Doodle paper alpha and the staples are from The journaling font is Kristin ITC.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Such fun papers

I love the Island Dreamin' kit by Reelynn. It's available at I used one of her Templates from Volume 2 for this LO. The papers are so rich and fun. The Hawaiian theme is great for all summer pics, I think, even this pic taken in my boring backyard. :) I also used a Glitter Alpha from Jennilyn designs and the font is CK Typeset.

I took a bunch of photos of Kaden eating his first homemade Popsicle. I found the mold at the dollar store and couldn't resist. We had some Juicy Juice harvest surprise juice that we were a little weirded out about drinking because it is made with Veggies. Good and healthy but mentally hard to wrap your brain around for some reason. It tastes like grape juice so it really is just a mental thing. Anyway, we weren't drinking it so I thought I would freeze it in the Popsicles. Kaden loves them and begs for them every time I open the freezer. I don't mind giving them to them since I know he is getting a serving of his veggies when he eats them. :) It's more expensive than otter pops but a lot healthier. He made some cute faces for me while he downed his first one and I took tons of photos. I used one of my favorites in this LO.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My Layout using the crop kit

The beach kit that the crop kit came from is even cooler. More colors and awesome elements. It's by Karla Marano and can be found at Tina Williams' designs I took this picture on the fourth of July. My sister and brother-in-law brought over the slip and slide- mostly for their 8 year old daughter. My brother and brother-in-law could not resist. They said it hurt though and looked at the warning label at the top of the slide. It is not recommended for use by anyone over 5' 3" or 120 lbs! LOL ! They are tall boys and definitely not 120. Even with the pain they couldn't stop sliding.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Yay for digiscrapping!

These 2 LOS are made with Karla Marano's Big Big Trucks kit
Available at Tina Williams' Design
I also used the Aquastatic template by Tasha Stanton on the above LO

Above I used the kit Precious by Reelynn
Below I used the kit Island Dreamin' by Reelynn
both available at

I love Digiscrapping! No mess, no worries, and I can reuse all of the products I buy to my heart's content. It's perfect! Some day I may want to be a hybrid scrapper since I love the hands on creativity of paper scrapping. But not until my kids are all big enough to handle adult scissors on their own. :) By then I may be too addicted to digiscrapping to ever turn back.

I am starting this blog because i have been chosen for two Creative Teams. I am now designing pages with products from Reelynn and Karla Marano. You will find links to their shops in my favorite links. They are both amazing designers as you can see from the above Layouts. :)

Karla is hosting a Crop at Tina Williams' Designs: Splash! Jump in and join us for a beach party crop on July 18th, 2007 at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central Time in the chatroom.
Included in the crop kit are 3 backgrounds, 2 trims, 2 frames, 1 word art, and 2 water elements perfect for you water and beach layouts. Join us for the crop and receive 4 great freebies. Posting gifts will be given to participants that post in the gallery by July 23rd. The kit is only two dollars and is excellent. I will be making a LO with it tonight and posting it tomorrow.