Moving day...

This little blog needed so much updating that I decided it was easier to move rather than clean house!
Come visit me at my new home lainalambdesign.com!
I could use some company!


The Big Ticket

A quick and easy Jillibean page to share today! I used lots of bits and pieces from the Game Day Chili collection. There isn't much of this collection left in the store, so get it while you can!
Max plays a ton of baseball all Summer long. He is extremely dedicated to the game despite the fact that every team he has been on has had a sub par record. That elusive winning season had always been just out of reach. Until this past Summer. He tried out and made a new travel team comprised of players from many different high schools in our area. Including some private schools where the competition and playing level are quite fierce. This team was different and he knew it right from the start. He immediately bonded with his new teammates and coaches. They gave him the respect that no other team had given him. That respect blossomed inside of him and gave Max the playing confidence he had always been missing. He began to have his best season ever defensively and offensively. His batting average soared and his teammates gave him the nickname "Big Ticket." Max was so proud of that name and wore it with pride all summer long. The team excelled and began to win many games and tournaments. It was by far the best summer Max had ever had.


Babies and Toddlers (big sigh...)

Want to know my not well kept secret...I always wanted another baby. More specifically a Baby Girl. Time, money, jobs and all that other unimportant stuff got in the way and we never got around to having a fourth. I think it is something both my husband and I will always look back upon and wonder "what if?". We love our three rascal boys and have a fabulous life. We are truly blessed. Hopefully those rascal boys will someday grow up and have a granddaughter or two for me to spoil. But not for a really really long time.

Another fact about me? I didn't start scrapbooking until my youngest was three years old! I have preschool albums for the youngest two but nothing prior! All of their baby photos are either in a box or still on my computer. One of my goals this year is to scrapbook some of their baby pictures. I'm not going to pressure myself into making entire albums. I'm only going to scrap the important pictures, the ones that the story just needs to be told.

When I begin this process I will be using this issue as a guide to help me document those memories!

Scrapbooking Babies and Toddlers hits the newstands today! Hint: Sneak Peek here! I will warn you...extremely adorable babies with cute chubby cheeks inside.

As always, CK has included some great bonus content for the issue. Sketches, Journaling spots, collages and more. Many can be easily used for other projects as well.

Want to win a copy??? Leave me a comment below and tell me your favorite thing about babies! You have until Sunday Dec 2 at midnight to enter. I will post the winner on Monday morning.

Want even more chances to win? Stop by my CK friend's blog to enter their giveaways as well! Good luck!


Time for another Sketch!

The month flew by and it's already time for a new MFT Scrap Sketch! If you play along and upload your page to the Split Coast Stampers Gallery, you have several chances to win Gift vouchers to the MFT shop! More details on the MFT blog and some great MFT Design Team projects based on the sketch as well!

I used lots of my Die-namics and Stamps on the page including my new favorite, Story Starters! I also created a PL style page for Max's Senior Album. Bella Blvd Birthday Boy papers and washi tape were the perfect choice to match the colors in my photos.

Hampton Arts

If you missed this on the Jillibean blog Friday...it's pretty exciting.
Everything pretty much stays the same but better. Jill has more time to generate ideas and market, I get to work alongside her developing product and generating the art. It's a win-win for all. Lots of great stuff on the horizon! Just wait until you see what we cooked up for CHA Winter 2013! Can't wait to share!!!


More Fab Friends

My friend Cindy shared some great projects using my stamps and die-namics on her blog! Check out how she used the 3x4 insert card to create the most adorable mini album. Cindy's work is phenomenal and so is her blog!


Stamps and Dies in action!

My friend Ashley Harris had a chance to play with my October release from My Favorite Things...stop on over to the Scrap Review for a chance to WIN my Document It - December stamp set. It's perfect for cards, December Daily, PL and more!

Laura Vegas used my Accent It - Flags and Tags to embellish this adorable boy page. Isn't her use of color amazing? It makes these photos just pop. Boy is he a cutie!

All of my October and November clear stamps and die-namics dies are back in stock! The October release sold out last month so don't miss out!


Ohio Hurricane and some new products!

Sorry I've been MIA for two weeks! Lots of crazy stuff happened. When Hurricane Sally hit the east coast on Monday October 29, we never expected to be effected here in Cleveland, Ohio! The storm took on such force as it went over Lake Erie that high winds took out almost all of the power in my town. Over 5,000 of us were without power from Monday night until the following week. We finally regained power on Sunday November 4. Steve and I were lucky enough to be able to take the kids and critters to my nearby parent's house for the week. Many other friends and neighbors had to stay in hotels or travel further to stay with family. It was a crazy week without school and being displaced. I feel severely behind in my freelance work which was horrible timing with Winter CHA products being developed and manufactured.
I spent all of last week getting the house back in shape and getting as close to caught up in my workload as possible. I'm still quite overwhelmed with what needs to be done but beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Before I go,  I wanted to share this...

Previews of my November Stamps and Dies from My Favorite Things! Stop on over to the MFT blog to blog hop and see some fantastic creations from the MFT Design team using my stamps and dies! I had a chance to play with these sets over the weekend and cannot wait to share!