Sunday, May 31, 2009



A series of pictures of Ellie going down one of the slides at the school near our house. I still need to do the journaling, and the pictures are old (from last winter, I believe), but it's a nice simple layout. The journaling page and ticket are from Tam, and the rest (minus the title letters, which were from my stash) are Sweet Pea Scraps.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

TODAY including all the memories, all the love, all the good stuff


The overlay title is by Karen Russell, donated to my layout by Tam. =D Thanks, Tam!! The journaling paper is also compliments of Tam. =D The prima swirls are from my stash, but the rest is Sweet Pea Scraps again!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Memorial Day Scrapbooking!

We got to spend Memorial Day with our friends Dave and Tam in Washington. We used to see them pretty much every Memorial Day and Labor Day, but this visit was special because we hadn't seen them in 3 years! Not since I was pregnant with Eliana. So it was exciting to see them again, have them meet Eliana, and meet their two precious kiddos, too! To top it all off, I got to scrap with Tam, which is always fun! I got 4 layouts done while I was there, and got in a trip to Treasury of Memories, which is the most amazing scrapbooking store I've been in yet! It was fabulous.

So... once again I'll spread out the scrap love so you have more than one post to look at this week. =D To begin with, we'll start with something completely unrelated to Memorial Day...


Not the greatest Halloween pictures ever, but my daughter's first "real" trick or treating none-the-less, so I had to document them. And I'm pretty happy with the layout! Sweet Pea Scraps kit, of course, with the addition of some Prima tape (across the bottom) and a die cut paper tape across the top, and a cute little ticket (from Tam) along the side. Oh, and I used a new edge punch along the bottom, though it's hard to see in this picture. I like it!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lollipop Tutorial

While I was in TX I picked up a couple of hard candy molds from Hobby Lobby. Robert and I had a grand time making candies and lollipops, so I figured I'd give you a smidge of a tutorial, complete with pictures! =D Use your favorite candy recipe... Here is a decent recipe if you don't already have a favorite of your own.

Hard Candy Tutorial

Hard Candy Tutorial

Hard Candy Tutorial

Hard Candy Tutorial

Hard Candy Tutorial

Hard Candy Tutorial

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Love Birds

Love Birds

Another picture taken on Ellie's 2 year photo shoot. Instead of being of Ellie, though, this one is of my parents. I love it! It's so fun to capture and record their playfulness, to show how much they love eachother! The layout itself is a scraplift from the SPS DT, but I like how it turned out!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Look at Me!

Look At Me

This is not Ellie, but her best friend Zoe. Also from her first birthday party. This one will face opposite the last layout in the album (assuming I ever get around to putting these IN albums), since they are the same event, same color scheme. They look better together than separate, I think. Anywho, these pictures have always cracked me up.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Going back in time...

Happiness is...

Wow! This picture is from 2 years ago, at Ellie's first birthday party. She had so much fun playing with her friends, and I think it was the first time she really got to play with a bunch of friends at her own house. She loved it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009



More from last summer. I just have a ton of pictures from that, I think! But Ellie loves her grandparents, so it's worth documenting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009



Some pictures just make me giggle every time I see them. This is one of them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

She can fly!

She Can Fly

I feel like there needs to be some sort of journaling on this one, but I don't know what yet. So this is it for now. It's another picture from her 2 year photo shoot, and I'm glad to be getting these done since her birthday is coming up again in 2 months!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Another NSD Layout: Enjoy Every Moment

Enjoy Every Moment

I love the pictures we took of Ellie and my mom when we took 2 year photos last summer. There are a lot of them that I still haven't scrapbooked, though, because how many layouts can you do about 2 year pictures? I worked through some of them on Saturday, though, and this is one of them. I love it!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Would you believe it??

Amazing, I know, but I am actually updating My Inner Martha! That in itself is shocking, I am sure, after all but a month's absence, but here's the real kicker... I have scrapbooking pages to show for my absence!


I know. It's been so long. I actually got down to the craft room for National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday and I got about 10 layouts done. It has seriously been a couple months since I scrapped, I think. And, sadly, it will probably be a while before I get to it again, so I will spread the layouts over a few posts. =D If you're really lucky I'll even remember to schedule them so I don't have to remember to post them regularly for you. ;D

So... the first one I will post is one of my favorites from the weekend. I have been putting off scrapping my pictures from Eliana's labor. But I just felt like these went together and I liked it, so I went for it! Do you ever have a hard time scrapping pictures from an event because it was such a special event or such a special picture that you just want to do it justice? That's pretty much how I am with Ellie's birth pictures. I've scrapped a couple, but it is hard for me! So this was big. But I like it!! Here you go...

Labor Day