Monday, July 13, 2009

Pink Paislee Warehouse Sale Ecstasy!!!!

Ever since I first read about this amazing sale I have been waiting for our budget to oblige me. Finally, it did! Last Thursday at 3am I ordered this with trembling fingers!!!! It arrived today, unbelievably fast! I have been stalking since she also ordered a box, but mine has different stuff in it, which I guess I'm pretty happy with. I got some of the new lines of paper, rather than older stuff, which is cool since I didn't really have much of the new stuff. So, here's what I got in my box! I separated it according to line:





Sweet Cakes

Vintage Moon

Office Lingo

Spring Fling

Tinsel Town

Pop Fashion

Here's my sneak peek, it is from their new line, Amber Road

This stuff isn't specific to any line

Obviously for $55 including shipping that was just one absolutely stunning deal. My husband even said, "Why don't they just give the stuff away for free?"

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Birthday Card

I made this for my mom.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ray And Grace

These photos were taken in a photo booth around Christmas, 1942. My grandparents look so adorably lovesick! I wanted to capture the beauty of that time, and just the hope I see in their faces. They really did have such a long, happy life together. This was done on a 2 foot by 3 foot canvas.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Vintage Project

In honor of my grandma, whom I miss so painfully right now...this is her and her mother on a horse, circa 1932 or so...I love you grandma! I can't wait to see you again in heaven someday...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

fun mail

This came today! I'm obsessed with ledger papers, so when I saw this, the 8x8 SLICE paper pad by Making Memories, I had to have it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oh Beautiful, For Spacious Skies...

The incomparable view from the trail going up Multnomah Falls, which Jesse and I bravely attempted today. We did not succeed in reaching the top of the falls, but we will someday, together!!! I even got stung by a bee in the car on the way and we still managed to conquer most of the trail. (I have n very severe bee-phobia) I forgot my camera at work this weekend, so these are all from my cellphone, I'm rather pleased with the quality, actually.

Jesse forgets to smile quite a bit, stinker! I got him to give his sweet smile though in at least one photo:

When we got home we had dinner and then rented 2 movies from the redbox. What a fantastic day!!!!!!!!!!! I love my man so much!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Today's Monochromatic Project

I started with this.

And ended with this!

A close-up, the quote reads, "Rest in Hope" which is basically having the attitude of resting in God's grace, knowing that you can trust Him completely with hopefulness and contentment.
I got the quote from one of Robin Jones Gunn's books, I can't remember which one it was, either a Sisterchicks or a Glenbrooke one.

Ink/Paint stained hands=a happy Christina!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Heritage Layout

Friday, May 22, 2009

Apologizing ahead of time...

Just doing this blog hopping thingamajig and had to do a quick layout so I used those darn self-portraits again, please forgive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's based on a sketch from and I don't know exactly what else I should put, but here's my take on the sketch!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wow the 3 year-olds are definitely kicking my butt so far...yet every day is a little more bearable. This is the hardest job I have ever had!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Snow Fun Layouts

I don't really like these layouts per se, but I was trying to finish all these layouts at once so they are cutesy quick and easy style, but not really MY favorite style...I may return to them someday...and make them more to my liking...or not...anyway we had many fun snow adventures and that's really more to the point, isn't it???

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

life this week...

I'm noticing no one comments on my blog anymore...hmmmm...I wonder why? If anyone wants to leave a comment telling me why they don't comment, that would be helpful!!! LOL! So we're moving this week to a 2 bedroom apartment in our complex, so we can be foster parents again. Ugh, moving sucks, at least our faithful friend Billy is helping us with the heavy furniture. Thanks Billy!!! I am recovering from a random, virulent attack of strep throat. I am working as a preschool teacher now, and Jesse is working as Direct Care staff at a group home for DD adults. We're doing really awesome, it is totally God taking care of us. I don't even know how we made it through the past 2 months honestly! It is totally Him!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Awesome NSD Stamp Sale at Purple Onion Designs

This company has totally gorgeous stamps! They are having a wonderful sale to celebrate National Scrapbook Day. Here's the link:

Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes! by Robin Jones Gunn, in Stores May 5, 2009

"Summer and Noelle, two pen pals since 4th grade, meet for the first time in the land of tulips and windmills. An abnormal mammogram sends Summer on a quest to fulfill her lifelong wish before she begins the same struggle her mother fought against breast cancer. The story of these two Sisterchicks is brimming with hope and cheer and will bring encouragement for any woman who has faced a fearful future."

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Christmas in April