Sunday, August 29, 2010

a new kindergartener

Can you believe it? Gavin is now a kindergartner. I honestly do not know where the time went. Where did my baby boy go? As much as I love him growing up and doing things for himself, I do wish that time would slow down just a little bit.

I took him to school on his first day, totally thinking that I would be fine and not shed any tears.

I was wrong.

We went back to his classroom and he went right into routine. Found his jacket hook, put his lunch away and found his seat. No problem. Piece of cake.

While he was sitting there coloring and waiting for class to start, another little boy who wasn't so eager to start school came into the classroom. Poor little guy was bawling his eyes out. I felt so bad for him and even worse for his mom. But she held herself together and didn't shed a tear. At least not in front of him.

It made me realize just how big my little man is getting. How independent he is becoming. How, someday, he won't want me to walk him to his classroom. Won't want to hold my hand. Won't want momma's kisses. I am not ready for that day to come. Not at all.

Shortly before class was about to start, I asked Gavin if it was okay if I could leave. Yep. No problem there. At least not for him.

I high tailed it out of that classroom choking back the tears and wishing I would have brought the kleenex my husband told me to bring.

a great surprise

I had a great surprise when I went to the state fair on Thursday. I found out that I won ribbons for both of my projects that I entered!

I recieved a first place ribbon for my layout of Bekah...

and a first place AND a first place in the division ribbon for my decorated box!!

I am so excited! I honestly DID NOT expect to place in anything. It was a wonderful surprise seeing the ribbons. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010


I want to thank everyone who played along in the blog hop for Scrap that Baby!! I hope you all had a good time and learned many new scrapbooking tricks :)

Now for the winner of this scrapbooking kit...

After using the Random Generator, the winner was number 21...which happened to be Kristen Summers...But, unfortunately Kristen is a DT member for Scrap that Baby! and can't actually WIN any of the prizes...(sorry, Kristen--if it's any consolation I REALLY wanted YOUR prize pack!)
So...I used the random generator again and this time it gave me the number 26

AK-DAWNY said,
I love the embelished box Heather & the stitching on your paper. I have never thought to do that before. TTYL-Dawn

Way to go!! Please be sure to email me your address at heathermarie_ak at yahoo dot com.

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and played along...I can't wait to do ANOTHER give-away...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrap that Baby Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

If you didnt come from Jess Mutty's blog or you popped upon this blog and didnt realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site. ! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will all be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

Here are a few things I would like to share...

Summer here in Alaska has been pretty much of a let down this year. In fact, I think we are on 30 days straight of rain. No kidding. I think we got all of our sunshine in the end of May! BUT, there were a COUPLE days that we were blessed with sunshine...and it was actually warm enough to pull out the pool! Hooray!

This next layout is of my two kidlets being themselves in the backyard pool. I actually did get some better shots of them, but this picture is by far my favorite. I love the no-don't-splash-me-oh-wait-you-are-so-I'll-stick-out-my-tongue expression on Bekah's face. And of course, Gavin has to come back with an AHHHHHAAAAAAA-I-got-you look of his own.

My kids make me laugh :)

I used Bo Bunny paper here and the round accent is a design from the paper that I hand cut out and stitched and curled up the edges for dimension. I love how bright and cheery this paper is!

The end of our summer is nearing...and the best end to it is the Alaska State Fair!! For two weeks we have rides, games, good food, lumberjacks, good food, produce, and good food! Oh, and good food! :)

This next layout is of Gavin and Daddy at the fair two years ago. He LOVED the carousel. Since he is a big boy of 5 years old now, I don't think this ride will be at the top of his list. Bekah, maybe.

I have a new obsession with banners. I used paper from The Girl's Paperie on this one. I really love this line!! And the banner paper made it so easy to just cut out my banner pieces!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today! One last thing before you venture on to the next person...I am having a give-away here on my blog! My first one ever, too :)

Want to see what you could win from me?

I put together a really cute kit! Six sheets of double sided paper, chipboard cars, ribbon, pins and much more!

All you have to do is leave me a comment and I will randomly select one lucky winner on August 23rd! So be sure to stop back by here on August 23rd when I pick the lucky person!

Here is another picture of the give-away :)

Thanks for stopping by and playing along! Our blog hop runs from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your
friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize
The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is........Kristin Powell

Have a great day!!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

All by yourself...

The new prompt is up at Scrap that Baby! This time it's all about babies and the way they move.

I did my layout on when Bekah first started standing on her own.

Remember to play along at Scrap that Baby! for a chance to win a fabulous prize! And don't forget to check back on Wednesday for the blog should be lots of fun!

On another note, the State Fair will be starting here pretty soon. I decided to enter some of my scrappy goods this year.

I embellished this box that I found at Walmart a while back. I used some new Bo Bunny paper and lots of glitter!

Thanks for looking...and be sure to check back here on Wednesday...I just might have a give-away to go with that blog hop!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

a few of my favorite things (right now)...

Some things I am enjoying right now...

This music video with Eminem and Rihanna. It helps that Charlie from Lost is in it as well...and even though the nature of the video isn't very good, I must say he looks mighty fine.

This blog. I have been following her ever since the birth of her last baby and I am in love with her photography skills. And the way she enjoys life.

This and this. I could watch these videos over and over. Oh wait, I already do!!

This new line of goodies from Pink Paislee. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?! And this one from Cosmo Cricket...and this one from The Girls Paperie. With CHA done and over I have many, many favorites...but I won't bore you to death with showing you :)

This necklace. Isn't it just breathtaking? I love it! And I have a certain somebody in mind for this as a gift...

And him. After seeing Eclipse, I just can't stop thinking about him. I do love me some Edward, but wow, Jacob is really, really beautiful. And I keep watching him here.

Friday, August 6, 2010


The new design teams were posted on the American Crafts and Pebbles,Inc blogs...unfortunately, I was not on the list. Oh well. I try to not get too bummed out about it, but it IS frustrating when you apply over and over and you don't have what it takes.


Okay, my pity party is over :)

I will just have to try again next year!

Besides, I am on a fantastic design team with super talented ladies for Scrap that Baby! This just means I can spend more time on projects for them!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy dance...

Okay, so just a few minutes ago I decided to check out the blog at Scrap that baby! to see if there was anything new...I was pleasantly surprised to see that my design team bio is up!! Woohoo!
I am just so excited to be on this design team and seeing my bio up makes it even more real. :)

Keep checking back because we will be having an awesome blog hop going on pretty soon...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

together @ last

The new prompt is up at Scrap that baby! It's all about the parents :)

For this layout, I had to really dig up the old pictures...This picture was taken at a friend's wedding back in January of 2002. It was almost exactly a year before we tied the knot.

This prompt was definitely challenging because I am so used to scrapping Gavin and Bekah and not much of anything else. But I loved the challenge and I know that some day the kids will really appreciate all of these stories...

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