Friday, November 20, 2009

Published in The Daily Scrapper!!!

Toot Toot!!! I just found out that my Layout: Reflection was chosen to be featured in issue 21 of The Daily Scrapper!! I am totally excited!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Memories

This is a piciture I took of Dylan from last year. Credits: Candied Christmas Kit by Scrap it Designs by Brianna Cox. Journaling: Our Holiday Memories are filled with traditions for as long back as I can remember. Some were created in the past, from family and friends before us, some in the present, also we look forward to new traditions in the future. With each passing year we continue to add more wonderful traditions of our own. Our holiday traditions begin as early as the day after Thanksgiving, which is known my many as Black Friday. We look forward to getting up early, heading out shopping to try to catch some great bargains. The weekend following is traditionally when we hang up our outdoors Christmas Lights and head out to Moore's Christmas Tree Farm to spend hours finding just the perfect Family Christmas Tree. We then head home for some candy canes and hot cocoa before we break out all of the Christmas Decorations and enjoy the time together as a Family decorating the tree. Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas we enjoy spending time together with Family and Friends gathering at Christmas parties, taking tons of photos, singing carols, making cookies, shopping, wrapping of presents, counting the days on our advent calendars, and remembering to always make time to give the biggest gift of all the gift of charity to others by ringing the salvation army bell and gathering warm clothing and food for those in need. Before we know it Christmas Eve is upon us. Just then we try to slow down a bit and enjoy our time together watching a Christmas movie, enjoying the beautifully lit and decorated Christmas tree as I read a Christmas story to Dylan. We then hang our stocking by the tree, put out milk and cookies along with Dylan's letter written to Santa. Tuck him tightly into his bed, kisses and hugs and a prayer to sleep he goes. As dawn breaks on Christmas Morning everyone jumps out of bed and rushes to the tree to see what has been left. Taking our time enjoying the time together as we are opening each present and realizing the best gift is the one we hold true to ourselves and in our hearts, the gift of Family! Usually there a bit of wrapping paper flying through the air and some clean up while snacking on M&M candies, Carl is putting together one of Dylan's new toys, Dylan is giving our animals their gifts while Mom is making breakfast. With the passing of each year I feel ever blessed with all that we have in life not only at Christmas time but all year through. God Bless Everyone not only for this holiday season but for those to come!

Halloween 2009

This is a picture I took on Halloween Night. Credits: The Dark Side of Autumn Collaberation Kit by Digiridoo Scraps. Credits: Wordart by Bethany found at ScrapOrchard.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Pictures

I was very lucky to be able to spend the whole day with Dylan and Carl. Life being so busy I find that the moments we get to spend together like this are more precious to me. While we were out we had our Christmas Photos done. Here are a few to share! (Note Carl hates having his picture taken in any form, lol but he was a good sport and got in on the action)

Sunday, November 8, 2009


With my upcoming Birthday I thought I would reflect on my life and happiness! Credits: Dream Start Kit by Sarah Barber Design found at Digiridoo Scraps.

Exciting News-I am officially a Designer!!

It is official-Family Comes First Designs has joined The Digital Scrapbook Dollar Store which can be found here: The best thing about this store is everything is a dollar, yes you heard it right everything is only $1.00! My store will always be posted on the side of my blog also. Coming soon will also be some CU photos that I will be adding to the store for sale, there are also plenty of great feebies, make sure you stop over and check it out. Thank you to all that have helped me along the way. Happy National Scrapbooking Day All! This is my newest paper pack Called Fall Leaves.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Taughannock Falls-Speed Scrap at Digiridoo Scraps

This is a photo I took at one of our local water falls, this autumn. Credits: Delightful Happening Kit by Sarah Barber Designs found here at Digiridoo Scraps. Credits: Doodle Frame by Inspired by Dominic Designs.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Speed Scrap at Digiridoo Scraps

Hey everyone there is going to be a speed scrap over to Digiridoo Scraps: make sure you stop by and check it out, it is a blast!!!

Family Means

This is a picture of Dylan and his sister Tarrah. Credits: From our Roots Garden Sampler by ttomj.