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San Antonio, TX, United States
My name is Kristen. I am a wife to Adam-an amazing husband. A mom of 5 busy boys- Christopher is 15, Bryce 14, John 13, Jordan 10 and Jarred 8. A scrapbooker, a wanna be photographer and so many other things. This blog is a place for me to express my creativity . Life is good.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Picking Dandelions

Liz released a great sketch this week at The Scrappiest. I had a lot of fun with this one... I wanted to show that there are times when it is ok to embellish with flowers on a boy page. Check out the other great LO's from the entire DT. :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Recent Sketches

Here are a few of the recent layouts I have done based on Liz's sketches at The Scrappiest. The most current is for Sketch 20.... It is a great sketch with sooo much potential... Give it a try :) It is hard to tell, but I took the same sheet of paper and cut out flower and the swirls so they are elevated with pop dots.

Next is my lo for sketch 19. This is a new summer line I found at Archivers.... The little creatures are actually chipboard animals that were already colored.... but they didn't match my color scheme so I flipped them over and sprayed the plain white side with glimmer mists to get the right match.

And lastly.....Here is my take on sketch 17

Thank you so much for looking :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

out of sorts

So I have been a little out of sorts lately..... just so much going on really. My 5 boys got out of school a week and a half ago and there are always many end of the year festivities. I had a garage sale last weekend - which I prepared for all week and so I haven't done much scrapbooking.. even what I have done I have not been inspired to do ( even with the great sketches...lol) So I am hoping that in the coming weeks I can get my mojo back :)This is for this weeks sketch #16 at The Scrappiest! Check it out- it's a great one!

This is for sketch 14 at The Scrappiest

Monday, May 18, 2009

2 cool 4 school

You have to check out this weeks sketch at The Scrappiest! The design team came up with some great options and ideas! This is what I came up with :)

Monday, May 11, 2009


There is a great Sketch at The Scrappiest this week! This is my version, but check it out and play along.... The other DT members came up with some beautiful LO's!

I used the new summer line from imaginisce ... and on my plain white cardstock I placed flowers and then sprayed glimmer mists over them to create the background. I really love the colors in the new line :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Check out what the awesome DT at The Scrappiest came up with for Sketch #11. Try it out!! It's a fun one :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

April Showers bring.........

This is my take on another great sketch from Pink Sketches. You should really check them out... It is alot of fun :) I took these pics just after our big spring snowstorm a couple of weeks ago. The journaling reads: "April Showers bring May flowers" or so the saying goes. In Colorado, however, April "showers" bring really BIG snowmen. Kids from our neighborhood spent an entire day building what had to be a 10 foot snowman. You all spent hours playing with it before it melted. April 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Angel Baby

I have been on the hunt for the perfect picture to use with this new line of Prima paper and flowers. I love this pic....I actually peeled it off of a not so great LO I made about 7 years ago of my youngest...LOL. and scanned it so I could turn it B/W. I found the crystal garland on clearance at Michaels (score) I love how it turned out :)


Oh, this was such a fun sketch!! You still have time to play along this week :) Check it out, Liz at The Scrappiest comes up with some great ones! Take a peek at what the other DT members came up with .......so CUTE!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Daddy's Little Boy

I had so much fun playing with Basic Grey's new 'Lime Ricky' line!!! The colors are awesome. I did this page for a sketch on Pink Sketches.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hey everyone...just got back into town and thought I would update my page on things I have been working on.

This is a page I did just because I love this picture of my son.

Next is a page i did for sketch #16 on 52 sketches. This was alot of fun....I have been waiting to use the green paper from Crate Paper....just love it.

This is my layout for Sketch # 9 on http://thescrappiest.blogspot.com/. You have to check it out.....the DT came up with some great samples!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I am so excited ! I received the news that I was chosen to be a part of the design team at http://thescrappiest.blogspot.com/ I can't wait to get started!! Check it out and play along!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I put together this 2 page spread based on Sketch 15 from http://52sketches52weeks.ning.com/

This is a layout I made based on sketch 28 from http://pinksketches.typepad.com/....I am so excited, I don't think I have ever been motivated enough to scrap a page on the same day as the event :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

So I realized in my about 9 years of scrapping I have never done a page about anything other than my kids....So I found a great sketch on http://thescrappiest.blogspot.com/ and decided I would do a page to honor my husband for our anniversary. This is what I came up with.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I found this really cool site that has a sketch challenge every week http://52sketches52weeks.ning.com/ ..I started during week 14 but am going back to complete the first 13....Here is my take on Sketch #1

Thursday, April 9, 2009

This is what I came up with for a sketch put together by Pink Sketches. http://pinksketches.typepad.com/

Here is a page I created based on a challenge....only use 1 piece of cardstock and one piece of patterned paper.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

just a few more :)
Pics from our summer photo shoot.
Learning to ride a bike.

My little dragon.

Jarreds 6th Bday

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I entered another sketch challenge. This one is for http://52sketches52weeks.ning.com/.


Wow! I have been looking through other peoples blogs (to try and get an idea on what I am doing..lol) and I am so impressed! Specifically the Scrapbook blogs. I am so inspired and motivated. I mean I knew there was a lot of people who love what I love, I just never realized the community. I am so excited! I can't wait to start some of the challenges that have been posted. Creativity Awaits :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

This is my entry for a page contest on PageMaps.com "What is on your mind"...It was so much fun!
Hmm...I have never really "blogged" before, but thought it might be a cool way to keep our friends and family up to date on the events in our life.