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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Black Apple Doll

My friends in my old ward in Washington made these dolls. They actually made a lot of these dolls with the pattern from the Martha Stewart website. I wanted to do one. I was going to do one for Ava's birthday...that came and went. But I HAD to get at least one done for Christmas. And that is what I've done. ONE. But all from scraps. The only thing I had to buy was brown felt. Not bad.

Maybe I'll have time to get one more done before the 25th. Hopefully.

It sure would be easier if I just did it like the pattern said, but of course I had to add sleeves, change the angle of the arms, lengthen the dress, embroider the face and add pig tails. No wonder I've only gotten one done. I do love her though. Hopefully Ava will too.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

slow and steady

I figure that is how I'll win the race, slow and steady. This was one of those "I don't like these pictures" that turned out way better once the page was done. I am really having to think out of the box to do all these old 8 1/2 x 11 pages. I'll be glad when they are done. I'm afraid that isn't going to be soon enough.

(The colors are so messed up. My blue isn't nearly so bright.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

2005 fall soccer

All I can say is thank you Becky Higgins. I wish I had the creativity to come up with these great layouts on my own. I have discovered I have a little trouble with being creative when I am stressed or tired and since I am usually scrapbooking at night when I am typically...well you know, again, thank you Becky Higgins.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I love my creative friends

I just have to say thank you to Lisa (and Amy) for being so brilliant and creating this spread. Sometimes my brain just doesn't function and that is when "scraplifting" comes into play. I had done all of Ava's "month" pages from 5 mo. to 12 mo. except this one. I just didn't love the pictures and so had no motivation to scrap it. But now, thanks to Lisa and Amy, I love this spread. And I now love the pictures too. Thanks my creative friends! What would I ever do without you?

Monday, February 4, 2008


So what do you do with all the "random" pictures you take? Well, I decided that I would just do one spread of my favorites. These were from our time in Hawaii, 2002-2003. I think that these pictures paint a very clear picture about how life was when we lived out there. Obviously I had total and complete control of the situation.

I liked it so much that I will probably do something like this for every year. Not only of the kids together but one spread for each child. Sometimes there just aren't enough to do an entire spread...but I think this way you will get a snap shot of them for the year. So, we'll see how it goes. I do have plenty of random pictures that need something done with them.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ava - just born

One of those pages that is SO important that I never want to do it. I'm happy to have it done, and to like it. Amazing. Simple and sweet. We didn't have the best pictures from the hospital - so not bad considering the pool I was choosing from.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ava - One year old

This was one where the finished product actually matched the picture in my head. I think this is one of my new favorites. So girly, so simple.