Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photographing Lauren

This shoot was a total BLAST! Lauren is such a natural in front of the camera and I think we spent more time laughing and bing silly! Lauren is running for the Meridian Lion's Teen Queen this weekend. I am thrilled to have been able to do her photos for her! She is such a beautiful girl INSIDE & out. Good Luck Lauren!!

This photo was the one Lauren chose to enter into the contest.

Love this one!

My Favorite

Or maybe this one is my favortite? It's so hard to choose!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Kris!

Wow April is just filled with Birthdays! To my wonderful Pastor, mentor, and friend Kris. I am so glad that God brought you into my life!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Pastors Stan & Kris have an amazing marriage, and it is a constant inspiration for me. So I thought this quote was appropriate for her gift.

12x9' unfinished wood frame (bought at a Cosmo Cricket booth but not sure if its BY Cosmo Cricket) "white washed" w/ Sandstone Delta paint and distressed with making memories black paint.

Pattern Papers: By Close To my Heart, (I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper BTW) Chipboard Letters: by Basic Grey, Sillhouette, Font: lables_Shapes(used for the boxes behind the letters) & Abigail, Buttons, Paper Flower by Making Memories, Jute,Paint: By Making Memoies & Delta, & lots and lots of popdots by stampin' Up!



Friday, April 17, 2009


Happy Birthday to my dear, sweet, fun, margarita lovin', little wild & crazy, awesome friend TRACY!! I hope it's great!

Stamp: Springtini by Stamping Bella Markers: Bic WaterPen & Ink shading, Pattern Papers: Americian Crafts Ribbon: Bazzil & unknown Punches: scallop byStampin' Up!, & corner by EK Sucess (I seem to be using thios A LOT lately!!) Bling: Rhinestone by Heidi Swapp, Pearl by Michaels, & glitter Celebrate Rub-On: by Stampin' Up!



Thursday, April 16, 2009

His Holy Name- Creator

You have to listen to this song, it goes with this Name so perfectly...
Indescribable: by Chris Tomlin

front page

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" Genesis 1:1

back page:

We must hold firmly that God supernaturally created the universe, including the earth, plant and animal life, and the first human beings. It is not due to natural processes. If we accept the first verse of the Bible, we must allow for the miraculous when it comes to the origin of all that is, because God is over natural processes, not subject to them. And it means that God is over us. That’s the real issue at the heart of all the explanations of origins. If God supernaturally created the earth and the human race, then we must submit ourselves to His sovereignty by living in obedience to His revealed will.
-Pastor Steven J. Cole

Lots of Bling; glitterpaper, glitter letters, and rhinestones!
Pattern papers by: American crafts, & Doodle Bug. Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp, MAMBI. Sticker Letters: making Memories. Label Tape; Around the block. Scallop punch; Stampin' Up! Wire & Fonts: Hobbs & Ariel Unicode MS.

You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name
All powerful
You are amazing God
-Chris Tomlin

Mini album page for my friend:


Want to be blown away?? Watch these videos by Louie Giglio "How awesome is our God!" It made a HUGE impact in my life, I pray it blesses you the same.

"if the world were a golf ball...."



Monday, April 13, 2009

Hang In There my Friend

Who couldn't resist smiling when seeing this bright card and adorable monkey! I hope it brightens the recipients day!

This monkey is just so dang cute! this was my firts attempt at digital stamping! Woohoo it was fun! You can find this little guy for FREE at DUSTIN PIKES BLOG (just click HERE)

{Supplies} pattern paper: from my scrap pile, I think its KI Memories & American Crafts, Digi Stamp: Dustin Pike, Markers:Bic, Sticker Letters: Making Memories & Creative Imaginations, Punch: Scallop by Stampin' Up! & Ribbon



Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Scrapped!

Now don't faint in shock, but I actually scrapped! I think this is the first time I have put pictures to paper THIS YEAR! Ack! (I've just been having too much fun with my stamps, cards, mini albums, and other projects!) It was fun to branch out to 12x12 again!

The photograph of this LO is terrible. This LO was made for a friend, I "owed" her a LO made by me. For some crazy reason she gave me WEDDING pictures...Ugh dosn't she know that "pretty" is hard for me. In the end i think it turned out well, and she was happy with it. :0)

Pattern papers by CTMH, flocked dimensional stickers by JoAnn's Balck & Cream line. Chipboard by Chatterbox ( painted black) & monogram Rub-Ons.

I think this next LO was my favorite of the weekend. Who wouldn't love that stinkin cute owl paper & chipboard?

Pattern Paper by Adorn It, Chipboard owl by Stampin' Up!, letter stickers by Scrapworks, scallop punch by Stampin' Up!, Rub-ons by We R Memory Keepers, & Chipboard brackets.

I have had this paper in my stash for AGES. Its just so cute but a bit crazy, so it took some creative juices to use it. Even though my photos don't have any cupcakes in them I just couldn't resist using these felt dimensional cupcake stickers that I HAD to have and bought on a whim!

Pattern paper by Junkitz, Felt cupcake deminsional stickers by Martha Stewart, Chipboard letters by Chatterbox, & Black Ric-Rac

This is a crazy LO. Not sure I love it but thats OK. I fell in LOVE with this new line by Cosmo Cricket (Snorkel) and again, HAD to have it. I think I had too many pictures to try to cram on a LO and with busy paper well, it just made for a lot going on. (and I still have LOTS of pictures leftover that I didn't use! Ack!- I swore of doing several pages of the same event ages ago. I digress)

Pattern paper & chipboard Snorkel By Cosmo Cricket, letters cut from silhouette- Cafe Rojo.

(My pages really are not crooked, I just can't seem to take a straight on picture no matter how HARD I try!!)

All elements with the exception of the chipboard letters by Chatterbox were from a kit by Making Memories. Corner Punch by EK Sucess & Scallop punch by Stampin' Up!

I have been dying to use thse darling felt snowflakes since I got them!

Pattern paper & Felt Snowflakes by Stampin' Up!, Rub-Ons by Daisy D's, Title cut from Silhouette Banard Condenced, & sticker letters.