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Seriously. Where does the time go?  We are already halfway through the month and it's almost June.  It's almost time for slip and slides, water guns and pulling out the pool!  Lots of summer fun to be had!  I cannot wait to take the kids to the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk!  

The school year has almost come to an end and the kids are so ready for summer!!  I'm hoping to pack as Much summer fun as I can this year.   I work basically every other weekend so I really need to make sure that I'm scheduling out everything so we can have fun all summer long.  What do you plan to do for your summer?

Over at ScrapJacked,  it's time to reveal who we have chosen to Jack this month.  We've been a fan of this girl for long time now and have chosen her in the past and we're at it again!  Stephanie Howell is our featured artist this month!

A few close ups 

Lovely layers and lots of Maggie Holmes collection with Crate Paper along with Dear Lizzy's lucky Charm goodies.  How about that darling pinwheel embellie from Crate Paper's The Pier? Amaze.

I really love the mix of American crafts thickers and the Heidi Swapp chipboard misted with colorshine!

I know you have extra school pics laying around like this one.  I always seem to end up with a few of the wallet size left over, not quite sure what to do with them.   So I decided to utilize it in this layout and love, love the results!  It fits perfectly on a tag along with  a mixture of tags and paper cuttings to make banner which is adorable!  Thanks to Stephanie  Howell for the inspiration!   Our creative team made some outstandingly amazing layouts inspired by Stephanie's page.  If you have some time and you'd like some inspiration to jump off from, check out ScrapJacked and play along! 


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Pictures Removed: All four cards were picked up by Cards Magazine! Check them out in the April 2007 Issue! :)

I love making cards.
I hate making envelopes.


I like making cards 6 x 6 and I can't ever find envies that size so I have to make them or use huge pre made ones.

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I guess I'm it for the moment..........tagged by Angela Green and Ramona Greenspan!

4 jobs you have had in your life
1)FAA Testing Proctor
2)Floral Designer

4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
1. Pretty Woman
2. The Wedding Planner
3. Grease
4. The Wedding Singer

4 Places You Have Lived
1. Salinas, CA.........been here my whole 31 years of life!

4 Shows You Love To Watch
1. Nip/Tuck
2. American Idol
3. Anything on VH1
4. Everyday Italian

4 Places You Have Been On Vacation
1. Lake Tahoe
2. Mexico
3. different parts of California

4 Websites You Visit Daily
1. Down Memory Lane ( )
2. Scrapjazz ( )
3. Leaving-Memories (
4. Two Peas (

4 Of Your Favorite Foods
1. Shrimp Tempura Rolls
2. Steak and Potatoes
3. Orange Chicken
4. grilled Chicken

4 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now
1. Gettin' my scrap on! lol
2. New York
3. Las Vegas
4. Italy

4 Bloggers You Are Tagging

1. Jaime
2. Kayla