digital scrapbooking convention!

digital scrapbooking convention…
Here I come!
and here are the two split layouts. Its a double page vertical design!

a new adventure!

Im going to start my own logo/marketing/design shop!!
Ive always loved doing it, so i thought i would take it a step further. 
Pink Bohemian
everything is in process, but Im working on setting up my portfolio and my shop. I’ll be using the site called-
it will take some time to get everthing going, but I hope to be ready by spring!


so just like any other apaloozas!! 
there has to be one for digital scrapbookers right??
I know of one!!
tell them “how you heard about… Suze or Susan Robinson” okay… now continue lol

the class schedule is amazing to say the least
brochure here 
Class List:
Hybrid with Samara 
Advanced Digital Scrapbooking with Cheryl
Into to Art Journaling with Tangie
Organization with Suzy 

Creating a Font with Irene 
Photography with Sarah

Other Events
Art Journal Caravan with Tangie Baxter (space limited)
Photo Walking Tour with Sarah Cornish (space limited)
Kick-off Crop
Kick-off Party
Panel Discussion
Girls Night In or Girls Night Out
The Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

and we already have some confirmed guests
Jen (jemenifer)
Sheri (scrapshabby)
Lizzy (lizzyfizzy)
Holly (**Holly**)
Sarah (zachandavasmom)
Carolyn (crlin)
Cheryl (gonewiththewind)
Lyndsay (lynzriches)
Tiffany (tiffany scraps)
Sandy (sansan)
Emily (mle Card)
Bethany (mrsburgess)
Liz (scrappingwithliz)
Tanya (tanya.72)
Tanya’s Mom (heehee)
Suzy (suzyqscraps)
Tiffany (Tiff)

Sarah Cornish (myfourhensphotography)

So thats digiscrapapalooza in a nutshell!! 

also I have a super great coupon code for you to use-
team_laura for $20 off 

so that way you can come hang out with me, holly, the rest of the Laura team, and of course the amazing Laura Banasiak!!!

I’ll be back in a few with a way for you to get there! I’ve been plotting ways for everyone to raise the money they need to get to Vegas!

t- minus.

Time until Friday, April 1, 2011 at 4:00:00 PM (Las Vegas time)

64 days
1542 hours
92569 minutes
5554155 seconds

Alternative version

It is 64 days6 hours49 minutes15 seconds,
until Friday, April 1, 2011 at 4:00:00 PM (Las Vegas time)

Current time is

Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:10:45 AM PST (local time in Las Vegas)

journal entry- 1/25, layouts,photos, and love!

so its sure been awhile since I’ve blogged.. ack I tend to do that sometime.
When I do that I always seem to have a lot that I want to talk about. I want to sit and tell you everything that I missed telling you. This last few weeks have been stressful, fun, and amazing all at the same time! We haven’t had a lot going on, but more emotions it seems. One of the greatest things this week was…
You learned to giggle!! and its amazing to say the least. 
I finally grabbed a video. The laughing was seriously way louder, but by the time I got the video camera out… you were wearing down. I still captured the giggles.
We are also continuing the job searching… which is never easy. Not in the economy we have today. Its sad that its this way, but its very difficult for everyone.

We’re clawing our way out of a recession that has spawned a year and a half of “jobless recovery.”

We expect more jobs to open up this year.

But don’t expect the pre-2008 job market to return.

Workplaces that downsized aren’t likely to regain pre-recession strength. And new hiring isn’t apt to fill the same jobs that were eliminated.

Read more:

One thing mommy and daddy never try to do is lose hope. No matter what when things seem the roughest… is when you truly prevail.
I have some new photos to share. I love taking photos… and I so enjoy my subject material. I never get tired of taking photos of you.
we also did a photo shoot!! we got tons of amazing photos too!!!

Project Love ME: prompt 4- Dream- Words of Wisdom

What dreams do you have for you loved ones? Do you have a message you’d want to share with them about pursuing dreams, re-visiting dreams or letting dreams go? What have you learned in your life about the role dreams can play in your life?

This prompt in its entirety explains why I’m here today, and why I created this blog for you. I want to preserve our memories, share stories,  and tell you the dreams and hopes I have for us.

In everything that it trickles down to I want you to know that I love you now, and will always love you the absolute rest of our existence. 

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.

Albert Einstein

Project Love ME: prompt 3- Dream- Flipside

Dreams Unrealized
Scrap a layout about a dream that for one reason or another will never come true. What was your dream and why have you given it up?  How do you feel about that?  What have you learned through the process of not realizing this dream?
I want to tell you the story of a dream that I had, ever since I was a little girl. It was a dream I carried with me for a long time. I never thought about the fact that no matter what I did, it would never ever come true. 
I wanted to be an air force pilot. 

I thought about this all the time, so when the time came in high school to really start to think about my future…. I stopped and really thought of what I could do to peruse my dream. What stopped me?? I’m legally blind in my right eye. I had a cataract removed when I was in the 3rd grade. They always say that it developed around the time I turned 6 months old. Its something that never truly phased me… but all together with one simple sentence from a recruiter stopped the dream… You can’t fly.   

journal entry- 1/19

credits: Grab Bag Collection
To my beautiful emma grace. Its been an amazing 3 month stretch we’ve had together. Its been full of amazing times, sad times, stressful times, joyful times, and all around fun times. You begin by simply putting the biggest smile on my face. Every new move you make, every new sound, and every giggle I hear makes me laugh. Every screaching cry and every painful somber, makes me cry. I take in everything, even though it feels like a ton of bricks resting on my chest. I never thought or knew what this would feel like, this overwhelming feeling of being a mother. A mother is a nurse, playdate, friend, comedian, scientist, imaginary tickle monster, snuggly cuddle bear, and psychic spy. I feel that I’m all those things every single day. I write you this letter so that one day you know exactly how I feel every second I’m with you. I know someday I’ll be able to show you and you know exactly what I’m saying, but for now I sit while you are asleep and think, pray, and journal down all my feelings this way. I show you all the love and affection I can every waking hour of my life. You are my life. You are everything to me. I spend my days waking up early in the morning and snuggling with you while you grab an additional hour or two of sleep. Then we head down steairs while I prep our breakfast. I usually grab a bowl of cereal and you a bottle. We both eat and I’m ready to begin the day. Somedays tough, we both sneak in an extra nap. Sometimes I take that time to do my hobbies like cleaning the house, scrapbooking, painting, or taking photographs. Usually you are my photographic inspiration so I do that when you are up. We spend our days playing, reading, singing, talking, taking pictures, watching educational television, or visiting places. Some of your favorite places to visit our your best boyfriends Brady and Evan. They are ttwin boys born to mommy’s good friends Stephanie and Mike. You also like to go to the mall and get pushed around as you check out all the faces. You love to go visit family. You have an amazing large and loving family that consist of Grandma Melody, Grandma Toby, Grandpa Ronnie, Grandpa Duane, and then your your 9 aunts and uncles. You learn so much from all ot them. Like grandma Melody taught you how to click your tongue, and Uncle Ryan taught you how to constantly stick out your tongue. It seems like you pick those things up easily. You are so stinking smart thats why! You are so far ahead on your developement that you’ve passed up most kids that are three months old. Well I look forward to all the time we still have left to spend together. I know I have a fun day planned of releaxing and cuddling, learning, singing, playing, and talking today!. Much love always.
xo Mommy

Things I do in spare time??

So I’m sure you wonder what crazy things your momma does when shes bored?? 
lets see….
I create artwork! Mommy loves to grab out an old paint brush and a dirty shirt while I spend my afternoon covering a stretched white canvas with acrylic paints.
I love to photograph! I photograph mostly you, your puppy, mommy and daddy, and family and friends. 
then I love to digitally scrapbook!! its an amazing stress reliever and its a community full of amazing women.
I create digital layouts like this one!
and then I create and work for many amazing women at:
Scrap Orchard– full time
Lauren Grier– February *hopefully longer after that*
Log you rmemory– June 2011
So I spend a lot of time in their forums and chatting with people. 
then I spend time on Facebook
then I’m either working on your blog, exercising, working, motivating women, and then the majority of my time is doing my favorite thing in the whole world…..
xoxo Mommy 

Journal entry- 1/13/11, photo a day, and to my readers

To my readers-
So like any type of daily journalistic blog… you don’t always have the nicest posts. Since I’m here recording for the purpose of Emma, then I don’t feel like I edit out and make everything seem… all Hunky Dorry, as Emma’s great grandma would call it 😉 The last few days many things have happened that is really personal and hard for us. Its things that I want Emma to know, so she knows that no matter how bad or low things get, you know you will always get over it. If you do everything you can do, you will preserver. 
– REMEMBER… this is real life blogging here 😉 –
journal entry-
So like I said baby, we haven’t had the best of luck the last few days. Its hard, but daddy has lost his job 😦 Since Daddy works as an Assistant Manager of a company called Blockbuster *which honestly will not be around when you are old enough to read this.
So since Mommy is a stay at home mom and I only work a couple days at Sally Beauty Supply, We are both out looking for new jobs. I know it will be hard for a little while, but in times like these you’ll come out stronger than before.
Also last night around 12 you had really bad clammy sweats so Mommy had to call the nursing hotline. You slipped and bumped your head so they wanted to check you out. I knew you were okay I just called the nurse to check on it… and they have to tell you to come in. So around midnight we drove up after a terrible snow storm and sat in the er while the examined and made sure your head was okay. It was and you are completely healthy and fine. 
Honestly since its 1 am I just wanted to journal a bit about what has happened and show you the latest photos… I’ll be on later to talk more.
On a sweeter side I’m helping the community of digital scrappers lose weight. I’ll be taking on the challenge as well. My job is to gather up sponsors and keep the organization of people and sponsors.
and another really cool thing is… I won the
I won with this layout-
she said some super sweet words!! it made my day. In return shes making me a super cute blinkie to share with all the ladies doing the Skinny Jeans Challenge

I love that Susan spun the challenge to work for her. She writes about being a new parent and all of the things that she would like to do with her daughter. Things that she thinks of when they cuddle quietly together. That really touched me!

by Laura-

its Emma’s first band from a hospital visit, and her and daddy looking super sweet!!