Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Project 365

A new year...a new resolution...and finally one that doesn't have to do with my weight or getting healthy (I'm actually doing pretty good in that department for a change!)...just a promise to take at least one photo everyday.

So, what exactly is Project 365?

It's just a little year-long project to inspire you to take a photo everyday. Now, what will I take pictures of every single day? Hmmmm, I'm not sure yet...but it'll be kind of fun to see what I come up with.

As a scrapbooker, this is my opportunity to take pictures without being in that "How am I going to scrap this?" mindset. I'm all about the "event" or the "vacation" or the "birthday"...but what about our everyday life? Everyday things? The stuff that really makes up our LIFE? So, I think you'll be surprised to see a lot of mundane and boring...but that needs to be preserved too, right?

Now, most of you who know me probably realize I may not keep up with a daily post...but look for my 365 images in a weekly post, or a scrapbook LO for the month...who knows I may surprise you!

Here's to a wonderful, image captured, memory filled 2010...
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jingle Masks & a Glimpse of Our Christmas

I just had to pick up these awesome Holiday masks by Doohikey Designs to work with...they were perfect for some of my Christmas pics from this year!

Products I used:

I also used Gotta Pixel's December Daily Download Kit (by Connie Prince, Bella Gypsy, Doohikey Designs, Colies Corner) and the 12 Days of Christmas Collab Kit (by Armina Designs, Silvia Romeo, Connie Prince, simply.scraps, BellaGypsy, Kristmess, LorieM., Stacy Carlson and Sweet Digi Scraps).

Don't forget to visit Doohikey Designs' store and check out all her goodies!

Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

So In Love

My second designer for December is Doohikey Designs. I chose So In Love Collection to play with. Thanks for looking!

Products I used:

Don't forget to visit Doohikey Designs' store and check out all her goodies!

Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oh Nostalgia

December finds me working with designs by Cherie Shields. I chose Oh Nostalgia and Liquid Metal Alpha to play with. Thanks for looking!

Products I used:

Don't forget to visit Cherie's store and check out all her goodies!

Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

CHOO-CHOO...Gotta Pixel Blog Train!

This month, Gotta Pixel is celebrating its 4th birthday. And we have been having a blast with all the exciting events going on, but we are also giving away over $2,000 worth of Prizes! Each week new things are being given, and new events going on, and this week is nothing short of it! We are kicking off this weekend with a HUGE Blog train! And its just for YOU! The entire team has collabed together to bring you an amazing shabby chic collection with something for everyone! This just kicks off the events we have listed here, as well as the Grab Bag Event going on, that is packed full of savings.

Here is My Gift to you for our Blog Train:

Download Link

This is just one stop on your blog trip. Here is a list of all the participating blogs that have something special waiting for you, The links will remain active on these blogs until 22nd of November at 11:59 pm EST. Should you get lost along your way, you can always visit here, or the Gotta Pixel Blog for complete list of participants:

KarenS (Alpha):
Karen Lewis:
Kristmess Designs:
Sara Ellis:
Crisdam Designs:
Heather T:
Laura Burger:
Connie Prince:
Kathryn Estry:
Marta Van Eck:
Jennifer Barrette:
Colie's Corner:
Elka Romero:
Julie Marie:
Captivated Visions:
Doohikey Designs:
Cherie Shields:
Creations by Rachael:
Lorie M:

Have FUN! And don't forget to leave some love along the way :-)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Apple a Day

My second designer for November is Captivated Visions. This is my first time working with Rachel's designs and I am super impressed. The fun colors and lively embellishments in her "An Apple A Day" Page Kit were perfect to scrap the pics from our recent trip to Blackman Homestead Farms in Lockport. We had so much fun apple, I mean...picking! This is definitely a family tradition I would love to continue.

Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Franco's World

The month of November finds me working with designs by Gretch/She's Full of Scrap. I chose Franco's World to work with because of all the cool options for my little guy. This kit has it ALL...sports, cars, trains, firetrucks, robots, spaceships...a MUST HAVE for your boy pages! Both LO's use Franco's World Page Kit by She's Full of Scrap. Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Gotta Pixel!!!

Join us at Gotta Pixel all November long...there are prizes and surprises galore!!! Trust me, you won't want to miss this! Look for lots of challenges, chats, speed scrpas, RAKs, freebies and sooo much more!

Go see for yourself... Click Here to find our about the fun!


What an amazing kit! I'm not usually the "fantasy" type, but I just LOVED working with Marta's kit "Eternity" many unique and beautiful elements. Both pages use Eternity Kit by Marta Van Eck. Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Oh Baby! Then and Now...

I love looking back on baby pictures of the kids...I remember these ones of Josh when he was just about 4 months old *sigh* Where does the time go? Both pages use Oh Baby Kit by Armina. Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scary Goodness!

Oooohhh! It's almost that time!!! Time for some creepy LO's and Halloween fun!

Both LO's use Le Comte de Greyscale Alpha, Element Pack, and Papers by Marta Van Eck. Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Casually Worn

Well we're back from Disney and the trip was A-MA-ZING! It was super HOT all week long and we had soooo much fun! I took a whopping 1,966 photos that I am still going through...but I couldn't wait to scrap some so here goes! :-)

Both LO's use Casually Worn Vol 2 and Big Ribbon Alpha by Lara Payton (Dusty Bear). Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Destroyers vs. Holland

...And he's in the end zone!!!!!! Josh scored his first touchdown yesterday in the game vs. Holland. A broken play (the running back ran the wrong way) and he took the ball in himself! Destroyers were victorious with a score of 46-7. So now they're 3-1 on the season...much better than last year!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Autumn Blush

I am so glad I got the chance to work with this kit by Jennifer you can tell, I'm a big fan! :-) The kit I used for these two layouts is Autumn Blush. She has some super cool elements in this one and I just love those cute little owls! Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

By the Sea

Here are 2 more LO's I did for Heather T. at Gotta Pixel. I used her By the Sea Kit and just fell in love with these colors. She also has the most awesome masks in the biz :-) Go to My Gallery for full credits! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Words to live by...and to share...enjoy!

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio ...

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12.. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26.. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles..

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Its estimated 93% won't forward this. If you are one of the
7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'.

I'm in the 7%.

Remember, friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Destroyers vs. Eden

Game 3 vs. Eden was Saturday and the boys must have been inspired. They won 34-7 and Josh had probably they best game defensively as of yet! He had a few really nice tackles and a sack too (see above)!

Friday Night Lights

Josh and his Destroyers teammates got to play a halftime scrimmage during the Cheektowaga Central vs. Niagara Wheatfield game Friday night. First time under the lights and the boys were completely mesmerized. They let them on the sidelines before the game to watch their warm ups and they all watched intently. It was fun watching them play for the crowd...high school will be here before we know it!

Yay School!

My second designer this month is Heather T. I picked out Yay School to play with, and I can tell you this kit is jammed packed full of very cool artsy elements. Thanks for looking :-)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Girls Rock!

I failed to mention in my last post that there are going to be some changes around here soon (hopefully!). You see, I was part of GP's Scrap Star contest last month and was selected to remain as a CT member for another 6 month term. I am super excited and thrilled to still be able to work with this amazing group of designers and friends. of our new requirements is to post our layouts on our blogs which I did on occasion before, but now you'll get to see so much more :-)

Anywhoooo....I've decided that it's about time for my "look" to change. So as soon as I can figure it all out you should be in for a nice surprise!

In the is my second layout with the very cool "School Girl Rock" kit by Jennifer Barrette.

Credits: School Girl Rock Kit and Add-On, Journal It by Jennifer Barrette available at Gotta Pixel

Thursday, September 10, 2009

School Shoes

Kayla's first day of 5th grade and these are THE shoes :-)
She's one-of-a-kind!

Credits: School Girl Rock Kit and Add-On, Journal It by Jennifer Barrette available at Gotta Pixel

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Airlanes vs. Lancaster

Josh taking the snap.
Photo by: Dave Gennocro

Josh getting tackled after his run.
Photo by: Dave Gennocro

Game One of the regular season and Destroyers win 42-14! Ummm, yeah, that's more points than we scored the entire season last year. The boys looked really good and it was nice to see some offense! Defense wasn't too shabby either. Josh had a pretty good game...a couple decent runs and some good tackles on defense. Next week...Hamburg!

Coach John asked after the game "Who had fun today?"...I think we ALL did :-)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Get Ready for the Showdown!

Our last hip-hop class for the summer session was last night...Kayla tagged along this session and danced too :-)

Best moment after the first class...(Kayla) "Mom, I'm sweating!" (Me) Did you think because this was Adult Hip Hop it was going to be easy?" (Kayla) "Yeah, kind of."

Haha...Adult Hip Hop ROCKS! Enjoy...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Airlanes Day

Here we go again...time to switch gears and get ready for some FOOTBALL!!!

Last Saturday was Airlanes Day for the Destroyers...their version of "pre-season". The Saturday League plays the Sunday League and they get to try out all the new moves they've been practicing. Josh did pretty good...he's still the quarterback and ran it in for a couple of the extra points. Final score was 27-27.

Josh with the hand off...

They have one more scrimmage on Thursday and the regular season starts Saturday against Lancaster. Let's go DESTROYERS!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Proof!

I have had my poor mother looking for this photo for ages! Ever since Josh started playing hockey I wanted to show him that his Mom did actually play :) There is little evidence since I only played one year, and I missed the team photo. I remember the photographer coming special during a practice to make sure my photo was taken (probably why I'm all sweaty!) Thanks Mom...I'm sooo glad you found it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lewiston-Porter Runner-Ups

After being rained out last weekend, the Southline 8U Boys finally got to play the Championship game last Saturday against Lancaster. They got off to a rough start and after the top of the 1st they were already down 5 runs. The boys battled back the entire game, but ran out of innings in the end. 16-14 was the final score. It was a bittersweet end to a really successful and enjoyable tournament season. 9-3-1 was their final record after 3 tournaments...recording a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crabapple 8U Tournament Champs!

Southline tourney team went 3-0 to win the Crabapple Tournament this year! They won 6-0 against Cleve Hill, 13-5 against NCAAA, and 11-10 in the Championship game against Cleve Hill. Josh had his 1st triple of the year in the game against NCAAA :) Congrats Boys!!! No time for rest though, next tourney starts Wed...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Locks of Love

After growing her hair for two years, Kayla donated 10" to Locks of Love yesterday. It's been a long wait but I am so very proud of Kayla for sticking it out. What a wonderful thing for her to do for someone else. Thanks Aunt Lori for the beautiful cut and natural highlights...she loves her new "do"!!!

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