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Scrappy Thursday!


Or happy Thursday, for you non-scrapbookers. 

Scrapbooking is on my mind because it's what I've been up to for the past week... with this lovely lady:

(Tricia says please excuse her sweats, comfort comes first when scrapping!)
Meet Tricia, my sister-in-law and partner in crime when it comes to banishing our children to all other realms of the house as long as it's not the beloved scrap room. 

Besides our love of scrapbooking, being stay-at-home moms, and chocolate (among other things), we also share a common bond in that our husband are brothers; both of whom have many similar traits like their ability to romance us (even after a decade of marriage), make us laugh, and be the life of the party, and their addiction to sports and inability to find objects right in front of their eyeballs.

We always have a lot to talk about. 

Erik and Russ in Disneyland, circa 2007. This would be both of their fake smiles. Toon town isn't for everyone I guess.
After spending 4 of the past 7 days together, Tricia and I covered everything from discipline issues and spiritual truths, to our acne trouble zones and whether Jennifer Aniston flew to Mexico to adopt a child or not.

We like to cover all our bases.

While Tricia worked on her family album, I was making double page layouts for our upcoming Scrap Around the Clock event held at our church (click here to read about last Fall's event). The layouts are for hourly giveaways and I go back and forth between trying to be creative so someone will love what they win, and wanting to put minimal effort into the layout because I don't get to keep it, and who's going to know I made it anyway?

I think I pretty much come to a draw each time. Here's what I ended up with:

#1 - Pink

#2 - Grow

Please excuse the slight creases on the arrow... I had some adhesive issues.
 #3 - Girly Girl

#4 - Spring

And then these last two, which were not my favorites.

#5 - Our family

#6 - Play

They're not going to win any awards but I finished them a whole week and a half before the event, and actually I should get an award for that... because usually I'm up past midnight the night before, working feverishly to finish them.

And I think you'll all notice that I'm pretty much the most awesome title creator you've ever met. I mean, c'mon, Play, Spring, Grow, Pink... who comes up with stuff like that?


  1. They are all adorable. Anyone should be happy to win them :-)

  2. I like all of them ... but 3 and 4 are my faves!

  3. Great job Job..despite the last two not being your favs..I like them ..but Girly gets tops in my book ( and cute pic of Tricia I would not have known she was wearing sweats..she always looks great.)

  4. ..whoops,Jod ..sorry. ( I'm sure "Job" was not a scrapper!)

  5. Great times scraping with you! Loved every minute especially when Blake snuck two extra cookies and then tried to sneek some more when you left! Love that boy:)