Wednesday, April 30, 2008

THE day...

Yup... It finally happened this morning! Cody and I go through a ritual of standing back to back to check the progress, and today was THE day...Cody is taller than me! It's just a smidgen of a quarter of an inch taller, but it's definitely taller! Time certainly doesn't stop or even slow down for just a to all you moms out there. Treasure every little moment you have with your children...just when you think things are the same and routine GREAT things are just about to happen!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lesson for my Children...

Here's a great message that I told my kids today.

Learning to be a better person requires great self-awarness. It requires making ourselves vulnerable. Be a brave the honest response.

Here's a photo of Hannah and her friend.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Arcylic Mania...

ok...I built up enough creative courage to fashion together an acylic mini album all on my own! I chose to play with Making Memories, 5th Ave. Paper Collection because I love the combination of, orange, black and white. It was just the kind of challenge I was seeking to accomplish ...and what an adorable album it turned out to be.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Take a Look...See

I'm so excited about this new layout! It's the next layout for my May "Boy" Series class at It's About Time Scrapbooks, May 19th, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Comment me and tell me what you think of it? I used the Star Bright Collection of the Just Dream Line from My Minds Eye. I can't wait to hear what you all think of it. ttys!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oldies but Goodies

Here are some layouts from last year...the photographs are not good but it's fun to see the change. Not only to see the kids growth in the pictures but the change in scrapbooking style.

Frosting Request

By popular demand...Here's the recipe for my fluffy frosting.

Shelby's Fluffy Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Sift powdered sugar into mixing bowl. Add egg whites. With electric mixer combine sugar and eggs for 5 minutes on medium speed. Add lemon juice, mix for another 2 minutes on high speed. This will make the frosting fluffy. Immediately use offset spatula to spread onto cupcakes.

This recipe makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes.

Optional-tint with gel coloring.

Kids Earth Day Craft

Got some recyclables? Clean them up and make some Litter Bugs.

You need:
Trash (Newspaper, String, Straws, Bottle Tops, Caps)
Tacky Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun

Crumple up a piece of newspaper. Wrap another piece around it. Wrap with string and tie off to hold newspaper in a ball. Add straws, bottle tops, caps... anything to make it look like a litter bug.
Don't forget to capture those cute litter bugs and scrapbook! Think GREEN!

Monday, April 21, 2008

In full Spring!

Silly me and my crazy need to be surrounded by flowers. Hot glue gun, flowers, buttons and bling...You think it must be a spring thing?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Something Sweet...

I'm craving something sweet. You know after a great homemade meal(tonight's dinner was Swedish Meatballs over rotelli noodles) you just need something to satisfy that sweet tooth. Okay not everyone has the annoying sweet tooth, but for those of you who do... you know what I mean. So I thought I'd try the no calorie way first. Went to the garden and picked some flowers Dave seeded last year. I was hoping these beautiful sweet peas would do the trick and satisfy my craving. NOT!

Since I was still wanting something heavenly sweet, I took the homemade chocolate chip cookies I baked yesterday and made these ever so yummy ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Do you think Hannah likes them so much that she's saving some for later? LOL

Go ahead have something SWEET!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Top #10 Favorites

  1. Hannah's toothless smile.

  2. Watching Cody pitch on the mound.

  3. Starbuck Grande Chai Latte with Non-Fat Milk in the cup with Vintage Logo

  4. Dave's morning kisses.

  5. My homemade Redvelevet Cupcakes.

  6. Spa Pedicures

  7. Taco Tuesday

  8. Orbit Sugarfree gum in the Pink & Green Package.

  9. My LG Chocolate

  10. My new alarm clock...the Meadowlark singing from the balcony.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Turn that frown upside down.

Scrapbooking is my therapy. Here's a little something that helped lift my spirits. When I'm feeling blue...all I need to do is smell some Tombo, attach some pop dots and ink all the edges of my cardstock.

"Let's Chalk" My Minds Eye, Just Dreamy, Day Dream Collection

"Laugh Until Your Heart Overflows" Heidi Grace Designs, A Little Bird's Tale

"It's a Spring Thing" My Mind's Eye, 29th Street Market, Spirit

Monday, April 14, 2008

Come and Play with me...

Come and play with me...
and the rest of the gals taking this fun class.
You might even get a special Sweet Treat... hummm....

Here's what It's About Time Says...

This month Shelby created an amazing 2 page layout featuring the words: Every Day Life Makes Me Happy...She has captured a fun day at the ball field but this can easily be used to showcase any number of things. That is what makes this so will work with whatever you have to scrap....You will enjoy so many techniques in this class that even Shelby was surprised by it...LOL

Call: (951) 304-3422 and sign up!

Class is: April 21st, 2008 at 6:00pm Cost is $20.00

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sweet Treat

I'm going to sprinkle you with some cupcake ♥love♥ . Looking at these makes me want to share them with all of you! ♥love♥ ♥love♥ ♥love♥ ♥love ♥love ♥ ♥love♥ ♥love♥ ♥love♥ ♥love♥ ♥love♥

Friday, April 11, 2008

How am I feeling now...

Thank you for checking back with me...

So my itching to create has been satisfied...for the moment. This layout titled "Happy Feet" makes me giddy.

I played with:

Kaisercraft Papers-Esperance Collection
Bazzil Cardstock
Prima Flowers
"Home Accents & Base Camp" - Cricket Cartridge
Buttons, Ribbon and Tulle
Fancy Pants Felt
I hope you start feeling thankful and inspired too!

I'm feeling...

I'm feeling thankful today... Very thankful and inspired. In fact so much so that I'm itching to create something that will captue how I'm feeling right now!

Look at my snapware full of flowers...

Check back with me later on today or tonight...I'll post my creation.

♥ ♥ ♥-Shelby

Thursday, April 10, 2008

With love...

Angels are with her...

I love you Grandma Philippines.

This photo is a sample scan at 600 dpi of negative films from the family photo collection.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


These girls are two peas in a pod...two Hannahs in a pod. They lovingly call each other Hannah 1 and Hannah 2.

Have good friends...and in order to have good friends you must first be a good friend. It's my wish that you have the kind of friends who won't hurt you, who will stick up for you and build you up!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

These are...

These are the vintage faces of the McCoy family... can you guess who is who? I know... the cheeks are so want to just squeeze them!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

It says....

Everyday I wear my favorite bracelet, it's a design from Brighton. It was a gift from my sweet friend, Heather. It reads very simple words with huge
meaning..."Celebrate Small Victories". It's a constant reminder to take joy in the
"Moment" and in the "Present".
Here's what I celebrate today...
Cody achieved great improvement on his Q3 Progress Report and I was able to snap this handsome shot of him in catcher's gear.
Thank you!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Butterflies & Flowers

Kristie inspired me with her poppy slide show... so... I drove around town in search of flowers because I couldn't find the exact field she visited. To our delight, look what we found!

Nicole inspired me with her story about her DS Ryan...the butterfly photos were taken at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego.

Friday, April 4, 2008

March for Dimes...March for Babies

I am very excited to be a part of the “first” March for Babies; please support my participation.

The March of Dimes has changed the name of its biggest event to March for Babies. It's a great change because it makes it very clear exactly who I am walking for -- all babies.
Although the name of this signature event changed, the mission did not. The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start. Please help by donating today!The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

Click on the below link to help:

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Huntington Beach

Although we're just a week into spring and received a few April showers. I'm ready for summer! ...beach, sunblock, bathing suits & popsicles...take a look at these pictures, I know you want those summer photo opts just as much as I do.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Here it is....

my NEW layout for my April Class at It's About Time Scrapbooks! It's loaded with so many techniques that I even surprised myself quite a few times. I can't wait to see you guys! So call the store to book your spot... 951-304-3422
Class is scheduled for Monday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m.