Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm Back!

Well...I see that my last post was in April. It makes me so sad that time gets away from me that easily! It's been an eventful couple of months; but, the most exciting part is my new job! I am now teaching 8th Grade Language Arts at Cherokee Middle School in Kingston, Tennessee! It feels so good to be back in the classroom again. I loved being a stay at home mommy, and being a teacher's assistant last year was fun too. But I didn't realize how much I missed having my own classroom until the school year started 4 weeks ago! I spent a lot of my summer digging through all my boxed up school stuff and creating lesson plans. So, I am sad to say that scrapbooking kind of took a back seat for awhile. I have dabbled a little bit with some digital kits. My absolute favorite designer of the moment is Lorie Davison. Her kits are so "out there" and the possiblities for creating pages are endless. Her kits can be found at I have purchased every single one of her kits and like waiting for my favorite author to publish a new novel...I am on the edge of my seat waiting for her newest releases! These kits lend themselves very easily to creating layouts for gifts too. I can't say enough about Lorie Davison. I am also working on my digital cookbook. It will forever be a work in progress, as I am also finding new recipes!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Well, after a night in the ER and a days worth of Doctors visits...we have a diagnosis. My pain is coming from a very large cyst on my right ovary. From what I hear this is fairly common and it should resolve itself. However, I know that this is something that started back in September so I am afraid it will not just "go away." I've had some time to realize how thankful I am for the one child I did bring into this world...Peyton. He is truly the sunshine in my life and the inspiration for most of my scrappin and writing. My husband coaches he is especially proud of this picture of course. I just wanted to post it because it is way too cute to keep to myself!

Monday, April 6, 2009


I have all these awesome digital scrapbooking kits that I could use to decorate my blog...but am still trying to learn the language of HTML and all that good computer stuff. So, until I have mastered the art of communicating with my computer...I will have to rely on other generous blog designers to keep my blog looking pretty! I chose this design because it reminds me of Easter, which is just around the corner! I took my son Peyton to his first Easter Egg hunt at our church this past Friday evening. Before we left I took some plastic eggs and laid them around the house and then we practiced "hunting" for them and putting them into his basket. He did really well...although he passed by many eggs and actually put some back after he had picked them up! But he filled his whole bucket with 31 eggs and I didn't help him at all! Well, ok...I pointed them out to him...but HE put them all in all by himself! Of course my digital camera bit the dust last week, so I had to resort to my old film camera. So, I will post the pictures on here as soon as I get my pictures and cd back from Wal-mart! I had forgotten how exciting it is to turn in rolls of film and have to wait to see what your pictures look like! Of course, I also had forgotten how much it costs to buy 35mm film AND get it developed. Oh well, I am just glad I had my old stand-by to fall back on! I have some new LO to post on I am off to upload them!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

SWEET new page...

I just had to use this new template for a page on my niece. The digital kit that I used is called "For The Girls" by Designs by Angel and the template is Speed Byte Template No. 9 by Pattie Knox. It just doesn't get any cuter than this!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Kit "LiveLaughLove" by Designs by Angel!

Please forgive me as this post is a few days past due...but I have been having so much fun with this new kit by Designs by Angel that I completely lost track of time! This kit has a black alpha and a white alpha that are so much fun! The elements for this kit are so easy to incorporate no matter what pictures you use, and the papers are just gorgeous. You can pick up this kit at or, and in celebration of her birthday, Angel is offering 37% off of all her products in both of these stores! Congratulations to Angel on being chosen as then new designer over at Be sure to check out this site, and you can purchase this new kit LiveLaughLove for 50% off, over there as well!

Here is my latest creation using Angel's "LiveLaughLove" kit (Speed Byte Template #57 by Pattie Knox)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo...All Aboard the Blog Train!

Check out the previews below for the newest kit from Designs by Angel! This kit is perfect for so many things...pregnancy, new baby, Easter, Spring! And as if that weren't exciting enough, Angel is offering Quick Pages and Brag Book pages for free when you purchase the Spring Awakenings Kit! You can do that at either or Angel has sweetened the deal even more with coupons and freebies so be sure to check it out!

Check out these Previews:

All Aboard! To promote this awesome new kit, Angel and her creative team have assembled a Blog Train, and you are on it! Click the links below to travel from one Blog to the next and pick up a free BB page at each stop. By the end of your travels you will have an entire Brag Book for free! Here are the creative team members Blogs:


Click HERE to download your free Brag Book page!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Here We Go!!!

Well, I am not new to Blogging...but I am new to Blogging where others will probably read it! I usually take a few minutes to reflect on my day at school, and I do that on another Blog. It helps me to remember all of the funny things that my students say and do...because I hope to write a book someday! But now I get to Blog about my favorite thing in the whole wide world...SCRAPBOOKING! I am so lucky that Angel from has given me the opportunity to work on her CT! Her designs are awesome and I'm having a lot of fun. Now I am going to participate in my first ever Blog Train! Who knew! I'm really looking forward to learning how to personalize my blog space with my digital scrapbooking supplies too. Hopefully I can figure all of this stuff out in time! Welcome to my blog.