Monday, November 29, 2010

Journal Your Christmas

I'm participating in Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas this year and I'm happily anticipating the prompts!!!

Here is my cover, which is a Little Yellow Bicycle album and paper. I also used my new Bic Mark-It! markers to color the foam Thickers. I love being able to customize my alphas to fit my needs!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scrappy: Love That Face

My cousin's child is the calmest, sweetest baby ever! This is a picture I took of Abel at Thanksgiving!

LOVE his face!

I used My Scrapbook Nook kit from October- full of Lily Bee Catching Fall!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Life Update and Christmas Cards

In my last life update I said I was still waiting on two exam results. *Drumroll please* I passed the NCE- after graduation I get to add a bunch of letter after my name! I'm so excited!!!

Also, if you want to check out the engagement proofs they are on Pixels on Paper's proofing site. If you are in Charlotte or Western NC and need a photographer- check them out! They are fabulous!!!

I have been making cards for my grandmother like crazy- she requested 25 Christmas and 25 generic cards!! I've been using last year's Christmas lines and I've fallen in love with them all over again! I'm trying to keep the cards as flat as possible since they will be going through the mail all across the country.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scrappy: When I Grow Up

I'm a little behind this week, but I wanted to share my take on the current challenge at All About Me- When I Grow Up.

This topic was fairly easy for me as the thought of what I want to be someday has never changed. My career path and majors certainly did- but this has nothing to do with formal training or higher education (though neither will hurt in the end). When I grow up I want to be a mother.

Especially now, with Ryan. I imagine he will be a wonderful father and I look forward to having a family with him someday!

I guess when I have children I will be a real grown up- what do you think?

Join us at AAM for this challenge and the chance to win a fabulous prize!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quick Update!

I've not gone missing- just having a bit of a time crunch at the end of my last semester of classes. I have taken THREE standardized exams that will either prove or disprove my ability to be a good counselor. I passed Comps with flying colors and I'm still waiting on my scores for the NCE and Praxis II. Passing Comps means I can graduate in May, the other two exams are required for licensure and can be retaken if needed.

I'm so ready for the end of this semester- to have a bit of time off and prepare for my full time internship next semester. One thing I will not miss- 2 hours in my car everyday.

Wedding planning is going well and Ry and I had our engagement session today with Misty and Ryan from Pixels on Paper. I'm so glad that they will be shooting us the whole way through to our wedding day- including my bridal portraits. Here is a shot that my mother took today:

I'll have some scrappy updates soon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

AAM Blog Hop Winner!!!

Just letting you know that I have selected a winner for the blog using

The winner is Vicki!!!

Vicki said...
Love your layout. Back in the days when I was collecting dolls I would look over the packages and pick the most perfect one. Guess that's being a snob.

Vicki- email me at RachLHawkins at gmail dot come with your name and address and I'll ship out a fabulous kit of LilyBee products!

Thanks for everyone who stopped by! I really appreciate the kind words!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AAM Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to the AAM Blog Hop! So happy to have you!

If you got here from Sarah's blog you are on the right track!

If you are just starting here, make sure you begin at the AAM blog so you don't miss all of the fun inspiration!

Our theme for this hop is ROYALTY- I've never been much on princesses and tiaras- rather I've been very turned off to princesses, magic wands, and the snobbishness that comes along.

However, I see that royalty isn't just about the obvious things that come to mind. It is about more than that - inner beauty, courage, finding your own strength, and learning lessons along the way. For me, seeing myself as royal is difficult, I've struggled with my self-esteem as long as I can remember. I'm trying to see the best parts of myself and remind myself that I am WORTHY.

There is one thing that I am super snobbish about:


I have to have the best of the best and very specific pens to write with. Even if I have leftover supplies, I go out and buy new ones at the beginning of each school year- there's just something about fresh correction fluid and new pens! I could save a lot of money if I used what I already had, but I'm just a snob and that's that!

When I decided what I was going to confess as my snobbish behavior, I had no idea what papers I would use- but then it hit me- Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend!!!! I also used Bazzill Cardstock, Zig Pen, American Crafts Thickers, and a MM stapler and staples!

What are you a "snob" about? Remember, it doesn't have to be a bad thing! Make it fun! Giggle at yourself! It's okay.

Leave a comment telling me what you are a snob about! I'll be drawing a name from all of the commenters and I'll send the winner a RAK!

Last but not least, continue hopping along to Nic's blog for fabulous inspiration and to continue the quest for the main prize!