Friday, June 29, 2007

a sweet spring breeze

This was for a challenge I did at My Scrapbook Nook, to use a product (felt, in my case) that I found challenging to work with.
I love to sit on our back porch on a beautiful spring day!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

always our super star

Another with the never-ending June Kit from The Scrapperie! This kit has SO much in it!
1st game of the 2007 season
1st at-bat
a base hit
your first run scored
April 21, 2007
So proud of our super star

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

how cool am I?

This was a scraplift of a layout by Scrapperamber at The Scrapbook Nook.
Tyler chillin’ at the playground. May 2007

a hug for you

Does it get any cuter than this? It was their own idea. Tyler and Sarah have become such good friends at the little league baseball games this year, where Ryan and Sarah’s older brother are teammates. They came up with this new game completely on their own. First, they run in opposite directions for about 20 feet. Then turn around and run full steam ahead to each other, colliding in a heartfelt hug (which, a few times, caused them both to end up tumbling to the ground – only escalating their laughter level even higher). What a sweet and endearing friendship!
May 29, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

on a roll

This layout was featured in the August 2007 edition of the ezine!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

my 2 favorite southpaws

Another one made with the June kit from The Scrapperie! I'm loving working with this kit!

Journaling: We saw signs when you were less than a year old, picking up Cheerios off your highchair tray – it looked like you were going to be a lefty!

Since Daddy and I are both right-handed, we figure you must get it from Grandpa Brown, who was more than happy to give you a left-handed coloring lesson, when he was here for a visit.

How fun for you to share that special little something with Pa-pa.

I love you both.

Saturday, June 9, 2007


This page appeared in the March 2008 issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine!
pitchker \pich-kur\ a visual representation of a person, place or thing; photograph. “Mommy, can you pwease take a pitchker of me?”

wh’are you? \whah-yu?\ an inquiry into the location of another person, usually parent or sibling. “Rwyan, wh’are you?”

pengluin \pen-glun\ a flightless bird having webbed feet and flippers. “Look at the cute little pengluin in this book.”

kank you \kangk-yoo\ an expression of gratitude for a kindness or favor. “Kank you daddy.”

ABC’s \ā-bee-sees\ a mechanical device that brings relief from the heat and humidity. “Mommy, can you pwease turn on de abc’s?”

piggyback bank \pig-ee-bak-bangk\ a small pig-shaped container with a slot on top for depositing money, especially useful during visits from Grandma. “Look, I have some money in my piggyback bank!”

Friday, June 8, 2007


Watch for this layout in the December 2007 issue of Scrapbook Trends!

can you say cheese-y?

Made with the fabulous June kit from The Scrapperie!
Ryan and Jacob had such a great time together at Chuck E. Cheese! But they just couldn’t resist hamming it up for the camera with their cheesy grins and silly faces!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

fear factor

Kids love Chuck E. Cheese, right? Am I missing something here? This was your reaction – a near hysterical meltdown – upon spotting the large rodent meandering about in the restaurant. Well, hopefully Chuck E. didn’t take it too personally. It was the same reaction that you have to all costumed large-as-life characters: Ricky Raccoon at Idlewild, the Pirate Parrot at PNC Park, even the Easter Bunny! I imagine you will grow out of it soon, just like Ryan did. In the meantime, Mommy’s arms are always ready and waiting for you.