Friday, November 22, 2013

Checking in to Say...

My layout I shared here Monday is being featured on the Creative Scrappers blog today.
I am excited and a little intimidated because two amazing scrappers on the Paper Issues
design team have their layouts on that post as well...Patricia Roebuck and Mandy Kay Starner.
They are simply amazing!

Anyway, if you have a second to spare, could you please go and check the post out?
I would really appreciate it. :)

More scrapbook news...I had a layout picked up for this magazine Life, Paper, Scrapbook. It's a digital magazine. And it was this layout.
Much to my chagrin, as I was filling out the material list I realized that it had already been featured in a magazine. Crafting Ireland which I love! But I had completely forgotten when I submitted it for the LPS call. Doh! Kind of a bummer because it would have been my first published layout with them. Truly hated sending off that email to let them know it had already been published. Hopefully they will give me another chance in the future, but it was a little embarrassing.

I am happy to say though that I am still keeping up with the #30 grateful days challenge sponsored by Paper Issues on Instagram. Definitely an accomplishment for me.
Here are a few of my recent photos in no particular order. :)
Day 16 - Grateful that she loves to dance! So much fun to watch her 

Day 14 - I am so grateful to have this fun little girl to play McDonalds with. "May I take your order?" She asks :)

Day 15 - Grateful for those little surprise moments that make me laugh. I turned around to find this...yes, that is Erin inside my leaf bag. See her new red boots peeking out down below?

And then I realize, I have a lot of photos of Erin for 30 grateful days. It's not that I am not grateful for other people in my life. :) But Evan likes his photo posted less and less, and I try to respect that.
Same for Mike. I am sure he doesn't care. But with his travel schedule it's harder to get photos of him.
I think I need to get a good phone photo of the two of us post one day. :)
Also, Erin is my little shadow. She loves to hang around with me and truthfully, I am glad she does.
I mean how many years do I have left before she leaves me in the dust ;) Hopefully, we will still be close in the years to come!

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend!
See you next week. :)


  1. congrats all around- your work is awesome you should not be intimidated!!!

  2. You so deserve the recognition for your wonderful work, hooray for you! :D

  3. Your work is awesome, Mary Jo! I'm glad it's getting the recognition. :) Cute photos of Erin. I love the photo of her in the leaf bag with her boots peeking out. LOL!

  4. You should never feel intimidated Mary Jo because your work is stunning too! Love that sweet pic of Erin in the leaf bag - so cute. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Congratulations for getting chosen! That is awesome!

    The pictures of Erin are adorable! Especially her in the leaf bag - how fun!

    I'm heading over to the Creative Scrappers blog to check out your work! Its so easy to be intimidated by other scrappers, but you shouldn't be! Your work is always awesome :)

  6. First of all you are awesome. That LO you did for the sketch is gorgeous! And so sorry about that pub.

    So glad you are still doing the grateful days. Definitely takes being a little creative for 30 days. Lol

  7. I loveeeeeeeeeee the lo!! Bummer about the mix up though :( And love love love the photos ... that leaf bag one is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!! Off to see your post!!!!

  8. Congrats! Bummer about the other page already pubbed. It happens. And yes, I have similar issues around here with my youngest in 90% of the photos. No one would know I have 5 kids. But he's the one who obliges!

  9. I love your layout! This looks so calm :)

  10. Congratulations Mary Jo! That is SO exciting!!!

    I love that picture of Erin in the bag :) I think I have more of Landry right now too, but Abie is gone a lot.

  11. Great layout! I agree, the beach is heaven!

  12. Oh no on the layout. That is an awesome one - I can see why they wanted it! :) Hopefully it's just a phase with Evan -- at least that is what I am hoping with my nephew and his online photo aversion. Great photos of Erin though. Love that one of her in the leaf bag!

  13. That is such a beautiful layout.
    Sweet photos.
    Most of my family doesn't like their photos taken either..I'm included in that as well ;)

  14. That is a great layout. My mom was going to take Edward to see Freeze, but he fell asleep on the way to the movies and he didn't feel good so they went back home.