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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Layout: "Fashion Genius"

Thurman decided my freezer bags would make wonderful gloves!

Digital Kit: "Monkey See, Monkey Do" by CRK.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Layout: "Growing up..."

I couldn't resist doing a layout of Caleb's first time shaving. I hardly feel old enough to have a child who needs to shave!

Digital Kit: "Serendipity" by Suzy Q Scraps

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Layout: "Silly Monkey Suppertime"

Spur-of-the-moment photo shot with Thurman in the minivan when they brought me supper at work one evening.

Digital Kit: "Serendipity" by Suzy Q Scraps

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Layout: "Emergency!"

I can't believe it's been four months since I've posted a layout! I haven't been scrapping as much lately and I'm falling really far behind. The subject of this layout occurred when Logan and Thurman thought it would be fun to hold onto the office chair while running around, making it swivel. Until Thurman let go, making Logan lose his balance and fall into the corner of the wall, gashing the back of his head open. Several hours at the ER and two staples later, all was well again.

Digital Kit: "Ouchies & Ickies" by Suzy Q Scraps and Jady Day Studio

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Layout: "Reasons to Celebrate!"

This is the birthday celebration layout for the family album. It's always hard to find layouts that I can use both a lot of photos and journaling on. So blessed to have all of my wonderful, gorgeous kids!

Digital Kit: "PS I Love You" by Flower Scraps and ScrappyCocoa

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Layout: "Wild Summer Fun"

We got the kids a water park for summer fun. I was surprised at how huge it is. We had considered a large pool or a trampoline, but felt they were too risky and didn't offer much for the little ones. So this was a great compromise and something they can all enjoy!

Digital Kit: "Jungle Party" by Un-Leash-ed Scraps

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Layout: "BFFs"

I am so blessed to have such wonderful kids, including friends of my kids! This layout was a request from my "adopted daughter", Abby. Her and Abigail (funny they have the same name) posed for this photo shoot so I could do a special layout of them together. I thought it turned out really pretty and I love doing girly pages since I get to do so few of them as opposed to "boy stuff".

Digital Kit: "Fairy Princess" by The Scrapping Sisters

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Layout: "Ouch!"

Caleb's bike chain locked up on him, causing him to crash and land on the asphalt - after hitting his mouth on the handle bars. I thought I could take care of it all, but the wound on his leg proved more than I could deal with at home. So we went off to Urgent Care where he ended up with (7) stitches. I know it hurt, but he was a trooper - and I enjoyed spending some extra time with him!

Digital Kit: "Ahhhs, Ouchies and BooBoos" by Growing Pains Scrapped

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Layout: "Up to No Good"

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted a layout! I've been working on my "Book of Me" and I haven't decided on whether or not to upload those layouts. Anyway, today's layout is Logan getting into trouble - first with my Olay facial cream and then with some diaper rash ointment. I'm not sure why he thinks everything is supposed to go in his hair!

Kit: "Jailbird" by Kristin Aagard Designs

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Layout: "Tractor Crazy"

Our two little ones are completely obsessed with tractors. So when someone Duane works with offered to give him a free riding mower (with a broken mower), he jumped at it. It's perfect for him to ride the boys around on - their very own "tractor". No, Duane doesn't embarrass easily. But it is pretty cute that he's such a dedicated dad! He even bought a wagon to hitch to it for the bigger kids to ride in!

Digital Kit: "Indulge Me" by SuzyQ Scraps

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Layouts: "Tooth Trouble"

Both of our little ones ending up needing extensive dental work. They apparently inherited bad tooth genes from Duane's side of the family. None of my other kids have ever had tooth issues. We have to travel to Baltimore to have their teeth fixed under general anesthesia. As if the travelling and being at the hospital all day wasn't bad enough, we got a flat on the way home and were stuck on I-70 for 1 1/2 hours before the spare unjammed from its holding place under the truck! It was awful - screaming, tired, hungry kids who weren't feeling well. I don't care to repeat that again! But their teeth are beautiful now and healthy and that's all that matters!

Digital Kit: "Toothy Smile" by Lliella Designs and Armina Designs

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Easter Layouts!

I wanted to showcase a couple Easter layouts. I picked Caleb's because he looked so slick in his new dress shirt and tie. And I picked the family layout, because the little animals in this kit were just too darn cute! I tend to have trouble using elements like the animals that need "grounded", but I thought this one turned out pretty good!

Digital Kit: "Bunny Imposters" by SuzyQ Scraps.

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Layout: "Don't Ask"

Sometimes the things kids do just make you shake your head and not even try to make sense of it. This was one of those times! Gabriel thought it would be fun to put those rubber "popper" toys on his forehead. They stuck. Enough to give him bizarre looking red marks that lasted for days.

Digital Kit: "Too Cute to Spook" by SuzyQ Scraps

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Layout: "Our Very Belated Honeymoon"

Duane and I finally went away for the FIRST time (literally) with NO kids since we've been together. We went to a wonderful Bed & Breakfast near Gettysburg, PA. It was so wonderful to have some quiet time together and we had a fabulous time!

Digital Kit: "Angels Without Wings" by Jennilynn Designs and Shanmomto4 Designs.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Layout: "Renovate!"

We were outgrowing our house, so we decided to finish the basement to give us six total bedrooms. That way, each of the older kids could have their own space and the only ones who would have to share a room would be the two little ones. Fortunately, Duane was able to do all of the work (except the new carpeting) himself, so that saved us a ton of money. The boys were all thrilled with their new "man caves"!

Digital Kit: "Gadgets & Gizmos" by SuzyQ Scraps

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Layout: "Sneaky Little Critters"

You have to hand it to kids. No matter how many hundreds of toys they have to play with, they always have to find the "forbidden" things to entertain themselves. Now, I'm pretty sure Thurman put Logan up to this one, but I can't prove it being that Logan was the one wearing the sour cream. At least the dogs got to enjoy a creamy snack!

Digital Kit: "Monster Mayhem" by NitWitCollections (isn't it adorable?)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Layout: "Wii Wii"

Logan became unusually attached to one of the Wii remotes. For weeks on end, he carried it with him wherever he went and he even slept with it. Once in awhile, he still wants it to hold, but for the part, he's grown out of it. It was too cute, though!

Digital Kit: "Gadgets & Gizmos" by Suzy Q Scraps

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Layout: "Totally Glandular"

After six kids and nearly 19 years of nursing, I have never seen someone with glands swollen the size that Logan's were. It looked like he swallowed a softball! Thankfully, it was nothing some antibiotics wouldn't cure. Poor little guy - he was such a trooper!

Digital Kit: "Ouchies and Ickies" by Suzy Q Scraps and Jady Day Studio. Love the adorable elements and the great color pallette!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Layout: "Boobylicious"

I adore Thurman's antics! His latest venture is trying on my bras - LOL. I especially like it because it makes Duane all panicky (I guess it somehow threatens his manhood that his son is wearing women's undergarments). Anyway, this is another layout meant to embarrass one of the kids sometime down the road (because really, that is one of life's greatest pleasures).

Digital Kit: "Indulge Me" by Suzy Q Scraps

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Layout: "2010: The Year Snow Became a Four Letter Word"

That was this year, by the way - LOL! We got hit bad on the East coast. What started out as fun and exciting turned into a nightmare!

Digital Kit: "Winter Wonderland" by Mommy Me Time Scrapper and The Scrappy Kat

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Layout: "Winter Wonderland"

This was made using the same kit below, but since I used this particular layout for the three older boys, I didn't want it to be quite so whimsical. I decided to showcase Caleb's layout.

Digital Kit: "Winter Wonderland" by Mommy Me Time Scrapper and The Scrappy Kat

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Layout: "Snow"

I am working on layouts from all that snow that hit us living in the East coast from December through February. This is Abigail's layout. I don't normally do layouts with "scenes" made using the elements, but these little critters were just too cute not to use. These colors wouldn't normally be ones I would choose, but they were fantastic for snow layouts!

Digital Kit: "Winter Wonderland" by The Scrappy Kat and Mommy Me Time Scrapper.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Layout: "Logan Version 1.5"

This is Logan's 18 month layout. I did a really quick, simple layout. The turtles didn't necessarily go with the layout, but they were just too darn cute not to use!

Digital Kit: "Turtle Love" by Simply Scraps and Jessica Edward Designs

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Layout: "Christmas 2009 (Abigail)"

This is Abigail's layout from Christmas. I'm using this same layout for all the kids, just changing photos and colors, etc. I'm posting hers since it's the first one done.

Digital Kit: Unknown

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