Monday, May 16, 2011

May Reveal at ScrapDango!

This months Sugar kit at Scrapgango featured Crate Papers Emma's Shoppe!!!!!!!

I have a new Great niece (and Goddaughter) so these papers were perfect for some of her photos!

I had a lot of fun working with some girly papers for a change!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Welcome to the Dango Girls Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Dango Girls' Blog Hop. I'm so glad you hopped on over to my pad. We've got a lot of fun coming your way for the weekend and through the week. If you just happened to hop on over here and didn't know about this blog hop, then hop on over to the Scrapdango Blog where you should start this hopping good time. Okay, enough with all the hopping. Let's get down to scrappiness.

We have a brand new DT over at Scrapdango, and this blog hop is a way to introduce them. You will learn a little about each of them, and they will each post a challenge. You have until next Friday the 20th at midnight EST to post comments on each blog and to complete the DT challenges. There will also be other ways to earn draws, and one lucky person is going to win a fantastic prize of one of Scrapdango's fabulous kits chock full of scrappy goodness. Here is the breakdown of how you can earn draws.

--1 draw by posting comments on each DT member's blog (must comment on all blogs to get the draw)
--1 draw for each challenge that you complete. Please provide a link to your challenge in a comment.
--1 draw for becoming or already being a Scrapdango Blog follower
--1 draw for becoming or already being a fan of Scrapdango on Facebook (include link to SD FB page)
--2 draws for correctly answering quiz questions on the DT members. The quiz can be found on the Scrapdango forum at

So for all you new people who have hopped by my pad and even for those that know me.... I'll introduce myself and give you a little info about me!

My name is Laura, and I am so happy to be the DT coordinator at Scrapdango! I love being on the team with the amazing women there! I am happily married to a fabulous man, Jon for the past 11 1/2 years and together we have to amazing little boys Cody and Tyler! Our boys are 13 months apart! I am also blessed with an 18 year old stepson, so I tease my hubby that he is old because he has an adult son and I don't! In actuality I am 3 years older than him! I turn 40 in a few months but don't remember getting old...I guess that is a sign of getting old! I am scared to death of rodents! You know those cartoons where the woman stand on a chair with a broom and screams when she sees a mouse? Yup that is me! lets see...what else....I volunteer at my boys school....I love to bake and cook (hence the need for a diet)....I have a doberman named Rebel who is a big SUCK!

Here is my challenge
I love to distress my papers, I love to use kraft cardstock, I love to make my own flowers, I love to use browns, I love to layer, one of my new favorite companies is Glitz, I love lace and I love to use different fonts in my title!

So my challenge for you is to use your favorite color(s), favorite company(ies) favorite technique(s) and favorite product(s) in a layout!

Can't wait to see what you create!

Here is my example

and from my blog you need to hop on over to Celeste's pad!

Don't forget to leave comments at everyone's blogs!

have a scrappy wonderful day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Good Monday morning

Recently my hubby finished the boys go kart and they have been having a blast! They take that thing out every weekend...and just in case you are wondering Jon is having a heck of a good time on it too

And one of their favorite things to do is take it out after the rain and get filthy!

Even Jon got in on the fun!

BUT if you are going to get it dirty you have to clean it up

Unfortunately they don't have to do the laundry!

Have a wonderful (and clean) day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Sorry I haven't been posting much, just my reveals, I have been crazy busy the last few months with life in general. I will try to post more often...
Sebastian is back for a visit, which is fabulous.....everyone is enjoying his company.

do you ever just sit and talk to your kids? I love to talk mine, the things they say sometimes surprise me....for instance Cody asked me the other day if I thought man would every create a time travel machine....he's 10 so all this sci fi stuff is pretty cool to him, I answered that I didn't know to which he replied 'well if we could we could travel back in time and save Jesus from the cross or at least bring back proof and then there wouldn't be any more doubters and the world would be better.' pretty deep for a 10 year I think....

hope you all have a great day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Scrapshotz May reveal!

I am not a girly girl! it is a HUGE challenge for me to work with pastels or pretty papers that are very feminine BUT this months kit at Scrapshotz was a real pleasure to work with.... I did some layouts of my new great niece Isabella.....she is so precious!

I also created a layout about being Sebastian's Step mom

Amd using the reverse side of the papers I created a layout about my son Cody and my bff's little boy....

and of course some mothers day cards for my mom and my mother in law....

So at first I was a little intimidated by the frilly papers but once I started working with these amazing SEI Couture papers I am really happy with the result