Mr. Fix-It with the Moody Blues

We had a great weekend.  My brother came to visit and he played with the kids basically non-stop for two days.  It was great seeing him and getting to spend that time with him.

Unfortunately, I am dealing with the after effects of a very busy weekend.  J is in the worst mood today.  There have been a number of meltdowns and the morning has basically been a write-off.  Fortunately, he is now sleeping and will hopefully wake up in a better mood.

Here is a page of my little man, working on his tractor.


Credits: Template by Sahlin Studio, Kit “Moody Blues” by Bella Gypsy Designs, and extra elements from “Bot Boy” by Courtney’s Digiscrappin

IDSD and Pigtails

This past weekend (November 3rd and 4th) was International Digital Scrapbooking Day.  It’s an exciting time for all digital scrapbookers and designers alike.  This is the third time I’ve participated in the IDSD weekend and, I believe, it was my most successful.  I snagged some gorgeous free kits and have been busy playing with them.

Here is one of the pages I have made.  The kit is “Clementine” by Tickled Pink Studio

Happy Halloween

My daughter loves Halloween.  She decided during the summer that she wanted to be Princess Jasmine.  It turns out, that’s a hard costume to find, so I had to order it online.  Sadly, it is too cold for her to really show off the costume.  She has to wear a shirt underneath and a jacket over top to keep warm.  But she still loves it.  My son has an aversion to costumes.  At our event this weekend, it took a lot of coaxing to get him into his costume and he wanted it off as soon as he was done getting his candy.  I’m not sure if he will let us put it on again tomorrow night for the actual Trick or Treating.  Fingers crossed it isn’t another cry-fest.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!


Kit: “Halloween” by Melancolie, buttons by Word Art World

Fall For Me

The beauty of Autumn is now behind us and the streets are blanketed with leaves.  We have one tree in our front yard and it has successfully entertained the kids for over a week now.  It’s the first year that J hasn’t been scared of playing in the leaves.  They have both had a lot of fun.  L has now moved on though, and is looking forward to the snow (after Halloween).


Kit: “Fall For Me” by AnnaBo Creations

Photographer In The Making?

I recently pulled out our old digital camera.  It still works, but it’s old.  The kids have both taken to it.  There’s no memory card yet (I’ll be adding one, just to take a peek at the world they like to try to capture).  But for now, they have fun pretending.  They can see their subject on the screen, the flash goes off and it beeps.  That’s really all they need.

Today, James decided he wanted me to take pictures of him taking pictures of me.  I think he makes a handsome photographer. 🙂


Kit: “Clic” by Ange Designs

Using Templates To Find My Mojo

I’ve been away from my computer for a few days (for Thanksgiving weekend), so I needed something to get my mojo going again.  I decided to use a couple of templates to create some layouts I’ve been meaning to do.

The first template is “Cut It” from Studio Basic Designs.  I used papers from the kit “Inspire Me” by Jen C Designs.

The second template I used was “Single 18” from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The kit is “Loving You”, also by Jen C Designs (I’m a big fan of hers!).  The beautiful baby is my daughter when she was nearly 3 months old.  Seems like a lifetime ago!


If you love what you see and wish you could do the same with your pictures, contact me (visit Jennifer Martin Designs for more details). I would be happy to digitally scrap your photos!


I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely fall weather.  It is gorgeous out there!


Apple Crisp-Type Weather

Despite my almost constant scrapping over the last two years, I have never posted one of my layouts in a designers gallery.  Somehow, it just felt too intimidating to show my work.  I love browsing through the galleries and seeing all the gorgeous pages other digital scrappers create.  It is really inspiring (and intimidating).  But I decided it was finally time to start introducing myself to the other artists out there and finally shared one of my prints.  I made it this weekend using the kit “Apple Crisp” by Peppermint Creative.  It is called “A Is for Adorable”.

Autumn Prints in my Etsy Shop

There is no denying that Fall is here.  The weather is cooler, the trees are beautiful and two big holidays are coming up – Thanksgiving and Halloween.  In fact, I was just reminded today that Thanksgiving is just a week away.  Crazy!

So, in honour of the Fall holidays, I’ve released a few new prints in my Etsy Shop.  Come check them out!

In All Simplicity

It’s been a pretty busy week this week.  My husband was out of town on business, so the kids and I had to fend for ourselves.  But with L back at school, the days were pretty laid back and easy, just J and I.  We managed to get a bunch of errands done in the mornings and then he slept all afternoon.  This gave me plenty of time to work, which was wonderful!  I really look forward to my quiet afternoons scrapping on my computer.  I’m finalizing a few new prints to add to my Etsy shop next week, which I will share with you here when they are up.

For now, here is one of the prints I made this week.  It is a picture of J and I from April.

Credits: Kit “In All Simplicity” by ML Design



Positive Vibes and a Wedding

We went to a wedding at the beginning of the Summer.  It was an exciting time for the kids.  My daughter had only been to one wedding before and she was 18 months at the time, and my son had never been to one.  L loved shopping for fancy new clothes and doing her hair.  J loved the balloons.  It was fun and nice to be able to celebrate with the couple.  Here is a page I made from that weekend.  It was a sunny day, so tricky to get a nice, non-squinty picture. 🙂


Credits: Positive Vibes by Saskia Designs and K Designs, Mask by Indigo Designs, Quick Start Page by Christy VanderWall