Monday, August 23, 2010

God Bless Eric Daniel

Fun at Gram & Fossil's for Eric's baby dedication

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The perfect photo for the perfect photo

I have always loved the photo of Keith & Bryce as a baby, so when I took this picture of the two of them at the county fair recently I knew I had to pair them together in a layout. I still feel like I need to work on the journaling a little bit, but I love the way the photos go together.

Summer's birthday layout

My little cutie pie is 8.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Paperclipping Digi Show

Posted at about the Paperclipping Roundtable and the Paperclipping Digi Show.

"I have to say, aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and thank you. It is so wonderful to have a place to tune in to listen to other people who love scrapbooking as much as I do.  I've listened to the first 13 of the roundtable and am eagerly awaiting the next digi episode as I've caught up on all of those. I just found you two weeks ago and have become happily and completely addicted to both shows. Halfway into the first show I knew I had to make a deal with myself about this new addiction or I would've plopped myself in my studio to listen to every show while scrapbooking leaving my family to fend for themselves. So again, another thank you to you as I have walked through every episode racking up over 70 miles in the past two weeks!

I adore the tangential nature of both shows, particularly the hilarious interactions that Izzy instigates. I'm often laughing out loud as I walk and consequently some of my neighbors probably think I'm crazy - LOL. The Digi Show was such a natural progression of the show and as a digi scrapper I am soooo excited about that! I started paper scrapping in 1994 and have all the gadgets and totes to prove the beginning of my obsession (they've been passed on to my 8yoDD who is just getting started), I started what would now be called hybrid scrapping in 1997 when my son was born and then switched to 100% digi in 2003 after my daughter was born. My love of set up/ and clean up ease was the original motivation for the switch. There are so many reasons why I continue, most of which have been addressed on the show already. 

My product pick is a website for the newest thing I've been doing in scrapbooking for the last year and a half (and what Izzy has termed 'motion scrapbooking') The website is We can upload pictures and video clips and combine them in an animated slideshow of sorts. The designs and ease of use make it a wonderfully quick solution for sharing both everyday and special memories across the miles. I've even taught my 62 year old (non-techie) Mom to use it and she loves it too! It gives me such joy to share the love of scrapbooking in whatever way I can.

In order to give you an idea of what I do scrapbook-wise... I blog, I share things on facebook, I post on galleries at BPS, I Smilebox regularly (since my parents live almost 400 miles away and my sister is overseas), I email pictures and layouts and make photobooks and mini books and cards and gift albums and special stuff for my walls, and I could go on and on - anything I can do with pictures and my laptop are all game!

A new project I'm working on is scanning my memorabilia and snippets from our everyday lives to include in our scrapbooks, you all have given out some great recommendations, so perhaps you could recommend a scanner?
By the way, it was so awesome to hear my industry faves Stacy Julian and Ali Edwards already on your shows.

Keep up the great work, you guys make me smile on a regular basis and I just might have to include you in a future layout! If there are ever any more opportunities for a 'regular' digi scrapper on your show I'd love to be considered :-) Sorry I have a tendency to ramble I'm just so excited I had to let it all out. Can't wait til the next episode, thanks for doing what you do!"

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Focus on the goals

Found this list on my desk...

  • To insure my daughter enjoys and becomes proficient in reading
  • To contrinue to build a bond with my son to get us throught the teen years and beyond successfully
  • To make sure my husband knows how much I love and appreciate him
  • To be the best wife, mother, friend and me I can be - healthy, emotionally and physically
  • family dinners nearly every night
  • full time mom attention after school hours
  • be the Enjoli woman
  • flexibility to take care of my family and myself
  • my friends know I value them
  • to respect my health and my future helath of my family to exercise and eat well regularly

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm the mom of a teenager

Whew, can't believe my son is 13 already. He has changed so much over the past year. He was recently looking through his album and asked why I hadn't done a year-in-review page of him in a while. I decided to honor his request with this page. I love how it turned out. You can really see how his face has changed from last year to this year. Goodbye baby face, hello young man - yikes!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eeek - craving a schedule

Can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually found myself looking forward to a predictable schedule again. I know I will bemoan that fact once school is back in session, I will be dreading that 6:30am wake up call. With that being said though, I definitely felt so much more productive when I got up early and was into my daily routines. After being away for 3+ weeks, I totally got out of my regular routines, today after being back for over a week I finally feel like I'm getting back into the groove.