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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Special Dad

So yesterday, my #4 child, Joe, got sick. The puking kind. Gross. He was running a fever, and puking, and puny. Well, last night MY tummy started to feel queezy. I sure hope I'm not getting it too! Maybe I just need to lay down and rest on Saturday. Wait, can't do that. I have 5 kids. I guess I'll just have to NOT be sick :)

OK, for as hard as the other quotes were for today, this one was easy. It just kind of fell together, and I really like the finished product. This WordArt request came from Melissa, and I just love the quote. How true it is. I'm so grateful that my husband is such a great Dad to my kids.

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Paper -- Leora Sanford (White); Pattie Knox (Blue)
Felt Heart -- Pattie Knox
Paper Tear Brush -- Matthew Adams
Stitches -- Chris Beasley
Word Art -- Elegant Word Art by Bethany Harty
Font -- tinsnips

Isn't this layout AWESOME!!!! It's by Tracy, and I absolutely love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!

Perfer to Laugh

This WordArt suggestion is from Dana. First off, sorry it's taken so long to get to your quotes. See, the problem was that they were too long. I put them aside, thinking I could get back to them and figure them out. Well, I've come to the realization that they were just too long. I did manage to get this one to work. Really, WordArts work best if under 10 words. That's not a hard set rule, but I've found it to make designing a bit easier.

I did like this quote though. It's actually longer, but I dropped off the last sentence. Again, too wordy. Isn't it so true to life. I find myself in so many situations where I have to either "laugh" or "cry" with my children. I try my best to make it a laugh! That's how I want my kids to remember me :)

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This WordArt request comes from Sivan, who needed a little bit of help with a quote for some WordArt. I can see why it was difficult. It's pretty long. It's always hard to turn something this long into WordArt. Hopefully, I did it justice! Enjoy :)

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OK, I must admit, I have this problem. I do need to work on being more positive! I KNOW I can do it :) hehehee. Isn't that positive!

This WordArt suggestion comes through Rita for her daughter, Cathy. She wants to post it a work :) Hope you like it!

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Stay Little Always

This WordArt suggestion comes from Lindsay, who wanted something special for her baby boy, who is 6 months old, and growing so quickly. After searching the web for a great quote, I gave up and made this one up myself. Hopefully it will work! Enjoy!

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Kit by Lliella Designs - Sunshine Sweet
WordArt by ME!

Isn't this a cute layout! Drop on by Lliella Designs, a Sunshine Girl, and grab it. It's a great big Easter Egg hunt that the Sunshine girls are putting on. So cute. This picture was taken in January 0f '06 of my husband Captain America and my youngest child, Jim. He used to be so tiny!!!!

This layout is from Vera (verabear). Isn't it wonderful! I just love how she colored the different Words, and the swirls are fabulous! So cute! Really, you did a great job :)

pictureframe by simka-blog.blogspot.com
dragonfly by "normas dragon jewels" wheatcreations.com
puppydrawing by mamrotka.blogspot.com
heart by rina-creative.blogspot.com
paper, lantern, newspaper swirls by Deborah Wise
Dragon charm(origin unknown) scanned by Deborah Wise
WordArt by ME!

Thanks so much to Deb for this awesome layout! It's very impressive looking, and I LOVE how you made your little one (i'm assuming) stand out in color. AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing :)

This wonderful layout was created by Hayley, who did a great job! Lovin' it SO MUCH! What an adorable little girl you have there!

quickpage is by Sueli Colbert
WordArt by ME!!!

This layout is from Sally. Your little girl is ADORABLE!!! Love the layout! (Don't you just LOVE quickpages :)

background photo by Expression sessions photography
hearts by yorkybar

Thanks so much to Jennie for sending in this layout - didn't she do a FABULOUS job! Love the extraction! It really shows how fast little people grow up :)

Play Preoccupation

Here's another WordArt request for Melissa. I always like making WordArt about playing and having fun! I have so many good picture to use with it! The choices are endless :)

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Wet Dog

Here's another WordArt suggestion from Raina. I've known enough dogs in my lifetime to know that this is true. Hehehe. And they like to shake off near a dry person :) But, they do love you, and that's the point!

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Cat Lovers

So, after posting the dog WordArt the other day, I was asked to make a cat WordArt. One of you left a message on my 4shared account with this request, catlover. Well, this quote is for you. Actually, if I was going to have a pet, I think I'd like a cat. We always had them growing up, and they were great companions. But, at this stage of my life, I have all the companions I can handle right now :)

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The Sunshine Girls are having an EGG HUNT!

In case any of you have missed it, the Sunshine Girls are having an egg hunt! I'm having a blast collecting the eggs and the AWESOME goodies inside! Click on the link below to go to Pineapple Plantation, so start your hunt! Shauna is awesome! Make sure to tell them all how WONDERFUL they are for putting on this event for us all! Happy hunting :)

PS. Shauna's site it having a hard time with 4shared. I haven't been able to get her kit yet. It may be best to click on the 2nd link below, and start with Ellie Lash instead :)


Sunshine Girls Egg Hunt - Ellie Lash Designs 1st Stop

Thursday, March 20, 2008

For Kahana

All right, Kahana, I had no email to send you your WordArt of "I Love to See the Temple" with the Seattle Washington Temple, so I'm gonna post it here. If anyone else wants a copy, feel free :)

Seattle Washington Temple - I Love to See the Temple

Spring Flowers

This WordArt suggestion comes from Jetteke, who wanted a WordArt with the word Spring in it. Well, that's not very specific, so I hope you like this one :) It has the word Spring in it. hehehe. But seriously, I did like this saying, and thought that the WordArt turned out pretty nicely too. Hope you all enjoy! Can't wait for spring to truly be here!

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Ellie Lash - Sunshine Sweets - paper
Lliella - Sunshine Sweets - flower border
Angelica E - Vintage Spring - frames
JLD - Ornamental Spring - paper

Thanks so much to Anita for sending in this Layout. Isn't it wonderful! So very spring-like! Love it. Can't wait for spring :)

“Little Lady Bug” Kit by Kristi Westling (Available at Scrappin Digi Kreations)
WordArt by ME!

Thanks so much to Leslie, for sending in this fabulous layout! Love the happy spring colors, and great job re-coloring the WordArt! You're little one is ADORABLE!!!

Love Child (Adoption)

This WordArt suggestions comes from Tara, who is trying to adopt a baby. I don't really know a lot about adoption, but think that it's a wonderful thing. Tara is "Paper Pregnant", which means that they are approved for a child, but waiting for one to be available (is that right?). She wanted to see this saying turned into a WordArt, and I think it's wonderful. I think that even if we aren't adopting, sometimes we feel like this as women, waiting to have our children. I know I loved each of my children, even before we had them :)

ALSO, by suggestion of Rita, there is also a version that says "We are in love with a child we haven’t yet met … " If you would like that version, click here.

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Template by Sourfleed
Paper by Simply Paper Collection
Photos by Corbis.com
WordArt by ME!

This layout is from TaraDK, and is beautiful! What a perfect way to capture the joy and excitement of adoption! You really did do a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing with us ;)

Template #40 from Jill & Jack Scraps
Kit - TomBoy by Angie Briggs
WordArt by ME!

Thanks so much to Allison for sending in this layout! Awesome! I know that I have 5 babies worth of ultrasounds to try and scrap, and what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing :)


This WordArt suggestion is from Six-Pack Mamma, who thought I would be able to do something "fabulous" with this definition. The longer the quote, the harder the WordArt :) This one wasn't so easy. Hopefully I pulled it off, though. I thought it would be a cute addition to a sleeping baby or child page. Hope you like it!

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Beware of the Kids

This WordArt request comes from Debi. She, like myself, isn't a big animal person. She has this quote on a magnet on the refrigerator. SO FUNNY! I love it. How true it is, though. I don't know about your house, but when we have company over, my kids are out of control. It's like they've never seen another human being before, and totally and complete forget how to behave. I guess they're trying in their little way to impress them. Well, let me tell you, I'm sure they made an impression (just probably not the one we were hoping for !) Hope you all enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Memories Are Forever

This WordArt suggestion is from Michele. What a great quote! And, I liked how it turned out. OK, I liked how the shortened version turned out much better than the longer version, but hey, you can't have everything :) Hope you like it!

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Kit Used: Shabby Princess ~ Urban Kiwi (freebie)
WordArt by ME

Thanks so much to Brenda for sending in her FABULOUS layout! Not that I'm partial to beach pictures or anything (since I was BORN AND RAISED on the beach)!!!! Awesome layout!

True Man

My husband gave me the suggestion to do this WordArt. He's a big Civil War History guy, and loves learning about Robert E. Lee. At first, I wasn't quite sure what it's application would be, then then I started thinking, wouldn't it be funny to see on a page with a husband doing a job that we asked them to do. Hehehehe. I'm so naughty! But anyway, I really liked the way that this turned out, visually. Doesn't it line up nicely!

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Dog Loves You More

OK, I have to admit I'm not an animal lover. I know, most of you are, so I'm kinda weird out here, all on my own, but I have 5 kids under the age of 11. Do I really need anything else running around my house making messes and going the bathroom on the floor (and Melissa, I used your advise and used Duct Tape to keep the diaper on the 2 year old...it's worked so far!). Anyway, Michele really wanted a quote about a dog, and the ones she sent were so nice. So, here's my first one. I'm sorry it's not better. Maybe the next one will be nicer, as I get more practice thinking good thoughts about dogs :) So, Michelle, I hope you like it!

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Discover Play

This WordArt suggestion comes from Melissa, who wanted something for her pages of her husband playing with their children. I found a few that I think will work. I always like it when my WordArt seems to have a "hidden meaning", besides the literal quote. This one appears to be saying "You can discover play". And we all can. It's so much fun to play with our kids. And, they totally love it when we play with them.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

WordArt Problems from 3/15/08

OK, I think that the 4shared issues with the following posts may, at last, be fixed. Not sure, but it's worth a try. I went in, and re-uploaded them again. My thought was, if I uploaded them again now, maybe they'll go onto a different server, one that "likes me!"

So, if you couldn't get it before, try again :) Sorry it's screwy sometimes. They always tell me it's something with their servers. Who knows :)

Boys Are...

A Daughter is....

Not Before

Not Lost

Peaceful Sleeping Child

OK, after searching for an hour for a nice quote about a sleeping baby or child, I give up. I admit defeat. I guess their aren't any out there. Kelly, I know this isn't exactly what you requested, but it's kinda close, right? I'm so sorry. It's as good as I could find. I've already done the "People who say they sleep like a baby don't have one" quote, and that's about all I found in my searches. Hope this works!

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Kit by Shabby Princess - Dinner Party
WordArt by ME!

This picture was taken when my parents came out to Ohio (from Oregon) for a visit at Thanksgiving time. They took us all to the movies (to see Disney's Enchanted), and we arrived about 45 minutes too early. Jimmy had fallen asleep, and I was doing my best to keep him asleep. While it is precious when they fall asleep in your arms, it's better if they're newborn, cause they sure get heavy when they get older!

Amelies Tasty Kit and Terre d'argile Kit!

Thanks to Carla for sending us this layout! Isn't it perfect. Doesn't it feel very peaceful and sweet, just like a sleeping baby. And, I love how she has color on part of the photo, and black and white on the other. Simply wonderful! Thanks.

Kit - Celebrate a Boys Spring, Designs by TerrellS, Moo Two Designs
Template - by me - coming to Moo Two Designs Template Tuesday in April
Wordart by ME!

Thanks so much to Melody for the sweet layout. I know that I have a ton of pictures of my husband sleeping like this with our children. I so LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing :)

The flowers are Misty Cato's
and the frame is from ShabbyPrincess
WordArt by ME!

Thanks so much to Lois for sending in her layout! I simply LOVE how the flowery font goes with the overlay on the photo. AWESOME! You really did a fantastic job :) Thanks!!!

Stop Playing - Grow Old

I really liked this quote. I love to play, and don't think I'll ever outgrow it! It will be a sad day if I do.

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Success Before Work

Unfortunately, isn't this the truth. Sometimes, I'd just like a little bit of success without all the tiring work. hehehe. But then, I guess the success wouldn't really be as great that way, would it!

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Pursuit of Excellence

These next two WordArt suggestions come from Linda, and are just awesome! Thanks so much for the great quotes!

I really liked this quote, and how it turned out. And, I even caught my typo before saving. Hehehe. That always makes me happy!

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Monday, March 17, 2008

WordArt for Mummies

Here's a request for a WordArt redo to include our "mummies" down under and over seas. Hope you enjoy! Follow the link below to download :) Thanks Yolanda!

Love My Heart Could Hold - Mummy

4Shared Problems

Hi Again! Just got done chatting with the folks from 4shared, and apparently one of their servers is having issues. So, if you were unable to snatch some of the WordArt, just keep trying. They say it should be fixed sometime. Nice :) Anyway, hopefully you can all get your WordArt soon. Sometimes, technology is not our friend :)

Send In Your Layouts!

Hey all. I was just thinking, it's a shame that not all of my WordArts have a layout to go with them. I, frankly, don't have time to make a layout to go with each WordArt, as much as I'd like, my maybe you all could help me! If you have a little extra time, make a page with one of my WordArts, and send it to me with the credits, and I'll post it here. That would be awesome.

Oh, and one other thing. A few weeks ago (could have been shorter or longer, the days all seem to run together), one of you sent me a lovely layout, and somehow I misplaced it on gmail. I would really like to post it, but can't find it. I don't even remember which quote it was, but it was a lovely pregnancy layout. If you could please send it to me again, I'd love to post it! Thanks :)

Love My Heart Could Hold

So the kids in public school here in Ohio have missed a lot of school lately because of weather. Lots of "Snow" days. My kids, being homeschooled, haven't missed a day. They didn't like that, but it helps us get done on time a lot faster. Well, this morning, when I tried to logon to our Virtual Academy, their site was down. Well, kids, I guess we have a "Experiencing Technical Difficulties" day!

This is a WordArt request from Shelley, who saw this quote on a mug the other day. It really is such a sweet quote. Very nice :) And so true. I know that as Mommy of 5 little kids, my heart is so full, and I never would have imagined it could have been so big :)

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Frame, flowers, and embellishment swirl by BrokenJar Creations
WordArt by ME!

This Layout is from Shelley, and is absolutely wonderful! How beautiful. Totally love it. Love the soft colors and blending. wonderful!

God's Masterpieces

This WordArt is for Amanda. Isn't it a cute quote. I do love little girls. I may only have one, but I am sure grateful for her. She and I are vastly outnumbered, but at least we have each other!

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Py6 - paper
TYO_Beautiful Year_Emb_Sideholder (ScrapGirls.com)
Frames by me using PSP X, and Inner Bilevels/shadows

Thanks so much to Priscilla for sending in this Layout! Love the pretty and bright colors! Aren't girls fun :) It's so fun to watch them grow up before our eyes! Great job on the layout!!!

Template 2 by Nini-Lolo
Paper and Elements by Sunshine Girls from the Easter Egg Hunt Collaboration Kits

Awe, how sweet is she!!! Love what you did with the page. It looks fantastic :) Thanks so much for sharing, Allison!!!
freebie "Delight" by Chaos Lounge Creations
WordArt by ME!

This layout was sent in by Lisanne. What a super job! Thanks so much :)
Kit used: Shabby Princess ~ Winter Chic
WordArt by ME!!!

Thanks so much to Brenda for sending in this layout! Isn't it fabulous! And this little girls is adorable!!! Look at those eyes!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)


Today's WordArt is inspired by Jamili, who sent me some of her WordArt. She said I "inspired" her. Well, I don't know how "inspiring" I am, but thanks :) I really liked one of the quotes that she did, and wanted to try my hand at it too. Actually, I like the font she used for Caffeine better, but didn't have that one on my computer. Thanks so much, Jamili!

As for this quote, I thought it was hilarious. I don't do caffeine (if you read my post on Chocolate, you'll understand why), but know lots of people who can't live without it. Such a funny quote!

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Papers by Sindiego - Meltdown Madness
WordArt by ME!

Thanks so much to Deb for sending over this layout! So cute! I'm sure many of you can relate :)


This is a WordArt suggestion from Kim, that unfortunately got lost in my gmail account. I just found it, so sorry for the long wait! My bad :) I still remember when President Hinckley became the prophet, I was a freshman at BYU. I did love President Hinckley. While we're all sad to see him leave, I'm sure he's happy to finally be back with his sweetheart again. And, I TOTALLY love President Monson. His granddaughter was was in my building (same floor) at BYU my sophomore year, and he dropped by for a visit. I was able to shake his hand, and he asked where I was from. Oregon, I said. He was such a nice man. Seemed like the perfect grandfather.

So, Kim, I hope this will work for you, and I hope you like it. And, for everyone else, in case none of that made sense to you, click here to learn a little bit more about my church :)

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Here's the new portrait of our First Presidency: Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Uncles Mischief

This WordArt request if from Leigh, who liked the Grandparents/Mischief quote, but wanted it changed for Uncle. Well, here it is. Hope you like it :) Click on the WordArt below to download.
Creating Beauty Kit - Gina Huff (Weeds & Wildflowers)
Wordart by ME!

Thanks to Trina for sending in her layout! Isn't it cute :) Uncles are so silly, aren't they!!!

Credits: allaboutme_QP2.png
WordArt by ME!

Thanks so much, Priscilla, for sending in this fun layout! Love the bright colors, and such cute pictures! Great job :)