Friday, January 28, 2011


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

i. love. you.

My brother took these photos. I love the way they turned out! Thanks, Jared!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Etsy Inspiration

Sometimes I like to browse for a little creative inspiration. Usually I can't afford the price tags, but once in awhile I come upon something and think, "Hey, I could make that." This is what I came up with one such day:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Garrett Jon Braithwaite

My brother, Jared, and his wife have their new addition a few weeks early.

Niccole gave birth prematurely again, but we are thankful that he is doing so well. Weighing in at 3lbs. 3oz. (double the weight his sister, Taya, was), he is super sweet. I got to go to the NICU and see his tiny little form.

Mom and son are doing well. Daddy and daughter are proud. He totally looks like a Braithwaite baby and is definitely welcomed with love into our family.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A bit of notoriety...

A couple of links to websites that have posted some of my stuff.

The first is Mouse, Paper, Lovely -- a site dedicated to papercrafting all sorts of hybrid projects. Seriously some cute ideas here from t-shirts to makeup bags to pencil holders. My Birthday Calendar was featured here. Keep an eye on this site, as it will now be offering lots of free stuff every week. And perhaps even a product designed by me! Keep ya posted.

And yesterday my Alabaster layout was shown on I think you have to navigate here to see it now.

Digi Lovely is a site strictly for digital scrapbook layouts. My page about Maya and her grandma is posted here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I am finally finished with my pages from Luxor. There were so many things to see, and I took tons of pictures. It was probably our favorite place to visit in Egypt, and we mutually agreed that Luxor would be worth coming back for again. If you click on the images, the files should be large enough that you can read the text of each site if you want to.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I had a little surgical procedure called LASIK yesterday. It was quite amazing. I had it done at Hoopes Vision Center in Utah.

A pretty sweet setup. I went in, they gave me some drops, a Valium, more drops, a hot fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, cut my eye, put me in a full-body massage chair, folded back the lens, shot a few bolts of laser into each eye, a few more drops and then sent me home with a mug of candy and better vision. I slept most of the day, and then this morning for my check-up I was reading the 20/15 line with even more expected improvement this week.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Getting Published In Creating Keepsakes!

A dream come true. I've been a reader/subscriber of Creating Keepsakes magazine now for like 8 years. Today I found out they want to publish one of my layouts!

It will be in the July/August 2011 issue, so keep your eyes open. I'm sure that I'll make another post when it actually comes out in print.

Yay for me!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Quick Pages

Two pages that I created using quick pages from designer Cosmo Cricket. These are pre-made pages where you just drop your photos in, add your own journaling, and voila! a page made in under 10 minutes. A great way to use those pictures that don't necessarily have a theme or you have absolutely no creative inspiration for. Someone else has done the hard work!

Cosmo Cricket Queen Bee Quick Page

Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Leaves Quick Page