Wednesday, March 31, 2010


What was the last kind thing you did for somebody other than your family?

I placed this "dropped note" in our mailbox today, and I hope that whomever found it had a great day! (This was totally inspired by Kind over Matter)... check them out!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Mom....

This layout is my 20th one for March! I can't believe it! I even stitched the lines for the journalling!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

my sister and i

I was home recently and "borrowed" some of my Moms old photos!
Gotta love the wallpaper from back in the day! I still remember peeling of bits of it when I was mad at my parents! Ahhh.... memories!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Ant Philosophy

I saw this today at Kind over Matter, and I just had to share it!

The Ant Philosophy
by Jim Rohn

Over the years I've been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept - the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That's a good philosophy. If they're headed somewhere and you try to stop them; they'll look for another way. They'll climb over, they'll climb under, they'll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you're supposed to go.

Second, ants think winter all summer. That's an important perspective. You can't be so naive as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering in their winter food in the middle of summer.

An ancient story says, "Don't build your house on the sand in the summer." Why do we need that advice? Because it is important to think ahead. In the summer, you've got to think storm. You've got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun.

The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, "This won't last long; we'll soon be out of here." And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they'll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can't wait to get out.

And here's the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All that he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the "all-that-you-possibly-can" philosophy.

Wow, what a great philosophy to have - the ant philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Check out Ali's sketch at "Sketches: Creatively Yours!

Here it is, as well as my interpretaion! Thanks Ali!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sketchy Thursday 3.18

Check out this sketch this week at Sketchy Thursday's...
Here is my take on it....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pencil Lines...

If you haven't, you chould, check out this awesome sketch blog I discovered! There are tons of sketches and a lot of talent too!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our Pitiful Angel!

This layout was done for a fantastic sketch at "Sketchy Thursday"

The angel was made a long time ago when my youngest son was in KG! (he is in high school now!).
Every year we haul her out of her storage box, comment on how pitiful she is, adn stick her on top of the tree! She will never be replaced!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March Green Challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap!

Check out the awesome challenges Cindy has posted at Sisterhood of Scrap!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I love this photo of George taken last summer! He is so happy here, and his eyes are twinkling! This was made using Sketch #54 at "The Scrappiest"/.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

SOS Monday March 5 Challenge

Over at Sisterhood os Scrap, Monday's challenge was to do a layout using pastel colors! This was so challenging for me, as I never use this palate of colors... Here it is!

S:CY March 5th

Hi Everyone... Check out Ali's sketch from
Her awesome sketch was fun to work with!

Here is my take on it: