Monday, March 31, 2008

A dozen eggs

Last weekend the kids actually dyed Easter eggs.
This is Shana's Easter kit, Easter Eggstavaganza and Yin's template.
Shana was so kind to help me altered the template from a 12x24 to a 22x8.5, but something went awry and this is the wrong dimension.

Last day of March and it is snowing like crazy.
It almost seems like winter is never going to leave.
So ready for some hot sunshine spring like weather.

Kids are back in school after being home for 10 days.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Beautiful Babes

Ellary and Jessie are our serious tanners of the group.
We always find them early in the day on their loungers oiled up.
These are favorite photos of mine with the matching color swim suits and the crisp blue of the pool. This was a favorite spot for our group to hang - right by the swim up bar, the buffet, and the grill. Fairly quiet when these were taken because it was before 10:00 am but things always livened up a lot throughout the day.

Kit is Pastel Bloom by ScrapShana at

Puppy Love?

Elle, Nick and Pixie, the puppy. We babysat Brad and Joanna's new Pekinese's, who is 3 months old. Elle wants a puppy in the worst of ways so thought it would be fun to have one around for the weekend. And Pixie is super cute. Not sure how our cat, Punkin, felt about her but they managed OK. We should get Pixie again as Brad and Joanna go on a ton of fishing trips. Elle is already wanting to go out and buy her clothes.

Kit is Sweet Pea by April Staker
Alpha is Sweet Cream by April Staker.
Both found in her store,

Monday, March 17, 2008

Look who is having a birthday...

Yep - April Staker.
Big savings at her store to help her celebrate!

Here is a layout with one of her newest kits, Sweet Pea.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Senior Frogs

The kids when they went into Playa Del Carmen with Brenda and Nancy.
Love these pictures but I wish I knew more about photo editing. Ugh.
Might have to play with this some more.
Sunday is picture sharing party for our group so need to get copying files.
Happy Weekend.

Kit is by Sara Ellis and Danielle Engebretson, Spring It On. Find it at either Gotta Pixel or Digital Freebies.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Gringo Dave's

Another 2 pager done for our Riviera Maya vacation album.
13 of us went to dinner at a fun little cafe ran by Dave with free margaritas that were way yummy. Jeff and I both had the steak and lobster for 20.00 and it was pretty good. Lobster was very good, Mexican style, but not near enough. And with free margarita our tab was 40.00. Was happy with that because the Cancun area is nothing but spendy.
3 years ago a beer outside of the airport was 2.00 - they are now 6.00.
Beers on the transfer bus used to be 1.00 and are now 3.00.
So, it has become very spendy. So it was nice to eat out under the stars and get a good value, good food and good company.

Kit is Tuscan Romance by April Staker at

Friday, March 7, 2008

Zip Line

My first Caribbean layout from our 2008 Maya Rivieria.

Nature Walk kit by Scrap Shana
Notepaper Alpha by Misty Cato

Monday, March 3, 2008

Trip Photos

These are the photos from our trip - last day. So sad to be leaving
this wonderful paradise.
These are the photos I want to scrap next - still looking for the right kit.
Also want to use the layout for Gotta Pixels new
March Madness challenge.
Don't know what happened with my camera as these photos are so washed out.
Check back and see what I create and see if I can fix the photos.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


My sweet baby Elle all dressed up. She loved this so much even
though she was going to her first big dance solo.

Nick, being a senior, didn't want to go to M.O.R.P. but picked her up early and they met everyone at the bowling alley. It definitely looks like something more than the magic of the Caribbean.

And this photo worked well for ChrissyW's template challenge at
Tammy Kat's kit, Be Still My Heart also at