Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

So Inspired…Rudolph


Windy Spring Art


Never underestimate
the power of dreams
and the influence
of the human spirit.
We are all the same
in this notion:
The potential for greatness
lives within each of us.
- Wilma Rudolph







Windy Spring Art

This beautiful painting by Windy Spring is available here.  Be sure to check out her other amazing pieces of art too!

Once again, Saturday arrives and I have so many things I want to do that I don’t know where to start!  Since it’s a “holiday weekend” I feel like I should kick back and relax…but first I need to get caught up on some things….some fun stuff like scrapbook orders…and some not-so-fun stuff like laundry! 

My girls are still home for another day before they head back to college tomorrow.  It’s so nice having them around….even if a big chunk of our time together has been them doing homework and me scrapbooking.   This has been the first Thanksgiving that I’ve spent without my son.  It is definitely hard having him 2,000 miles away.  Fortunately we have some family that lives near LA so he was still able to spend the holiday with them.  I can’t wait to have him home for 2 whole weeks at Christmas!  I am literally counting the days till that plane lands in Chicago!

So, yesterday….maybe because I was missing Elliot…I worked on some “boy” books.  Toy Story is one of his favorites (yeah, a kid’s movie….I’m sure at 22 years old my son will also be sitting in a theater sometime over the next few weeks watching The Muppets!!!).  I couldn’t decide who to feature…Woody or Buzz so I did one of each.

Woody 1

Toy Story – Woody

Woody 2       Woody 3Woody 4         Woody 5Woody 6        Woody 7


Buzz 1

Toy Story – Buzz Lightyear

Buzz 2       Buzz 3Buzz 4        Buzz 5Buzz 6        Buzz 7

WAY before he discovered movies, Elliot loved cars.  Of course, he mostly used it in the parked position so he could “read” his books…but well, that’s Elliot!  :)

Elliot 6.1991

I probably have dozens of photos I could use to fill this scrapbook…but I thought I’d share it with you instead…

Little Boy 1

Love This Little Boy Scrapbook

Little Boy 2      Little Boy 3Little Boy 4       Little Boy 5Little Boy 6       Little Boy 7

Hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Scrapbook Sale

Christmas 2011 1

Stop by my Etsy shop this weekend (Nov. 25-27, 2011) for a 10% discount on all listed scrapbooks!

Grandkids 1

Simply use coupon code 10THANKS during the check-out process!

Magical 1

While the sale does not apply to custom orders, there IS still time to place your custom order in time to receive it for Christmas!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

So Inspired…Kennedy Style



There are costs and risks
to a program of action,
but they are far less
than the long range costs and risks
of comfortable in-action

John F. Kennedy

Thought I’d start off with my favorite JFK quote today since the anniversary of the assassination is this week.  48 years ago.  Wow!   Always makes me wonder, what if….

Okay, onto something “lighter”…..

I’ve added some more items to my Clearance Sale category in my Etsy shop.  Fall and Halloween.  So if you’re still looking for a place to put those pumpkin patch and costume photos, check it out!  :)

Etsy Custom apfl

I have been up to my eyeballs lately with scrapbook orders…which is totally AWESOME…but it makes me a little nostalgic for the days when I used to have 60 or 70 items in my Etsy shop.  Hopefully someday I’ll get my stock built back up so there’s a bigger selection but for now, if you are looking for something specific and just don’t see it in my shop, send me an Etsy convo or pop me an email at [apicketfencelife at gmail dot com] and I’ll put something together for you! 

And, finally… have you checked this out yet?


Oh, you really need to hop right over there and sign up!  There are still a few days left to enter to win some amazing goodies.  Yep, I said WIN!   The giveaway is brought to you by Gooseberry Lane Originals and is being hosted on Landojake Photography’s website.  I can’t begin to tell you how adorable these items are.  AND, even if you don’t have a little girl on your Christmas list…you still need to stop by and check out the awesome photography.  Is this little girl delightful or what?!  I’ve put together an Etsy Treasury of some of the items in the giveaway.  I know as part of the giveaway you will need to stop by their Facebook pages…but you will also want to stop by their Etsy shops to see more of their beautiful products.   Entry deadline is November 23rd!   P.S.  Did I forget to tell you that you can win THIS from me?  :)

Merry Christmas 1

Merry Christmas 2Merry Christmas 3Merry Christmas 4Merry Christmas 5Merry Christmas 6Merry Christmas 7


AND….another give-away over at Tracey’s blog….Notes from a Cottage Industry.  You could win a beautiful Christmas decorating book!  Be sure to stop over and enter!

Ok…now I seriously need to get back to scrapping!


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