Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Okay so I can't believe I didn't blog about this! I guess I just wrote an e-mail to my mom and thought i blogged!! LOL! So I made the Design Team at 3scrappyboys.com!!! I am THRILLED about this!!! JUST THRILLED!! I love this website and Cindy puts together the most AMAZING kits!!! I get to start doing Design Team things starting in January so this new year is going to be just a blast! Can't wait to start working with this amazing team!!!

The most "wonderful" time of the year?! LOL!!

Well it's me again!! I am such a bad BLOGGER! But I am going to try and do this once a week so we'll see how that goes! HA!

Here at the Wise home we have all been SICK. It's been NO fun and seriously it's hard to get in the Christmas mood when all you want to do is sleep. Derrik and Hayden are finally both feeling 100% better! So that is a happy thing. Mike went back to work today and is taking it easy but still feels cruddy. And I feel like I have been zapped of all my energy! I have none! But today is the best I've felt in almost 2 weeks so that is a happy thing! Tanner still has a bit of a fever but is a lot happier and seems to have a lot more energy! SO fingers crossed we are all happy and healthy by Christmas. Luckily I got all my shopping done at the beginning of December!

We got up our tree and all our decorations and I just love the way our tree looks! It honestly is just glowing. We added a TON of lights to our tree this year. We wrap the center stick of the tree with lights before adding all the branches and so that makes it glow from the inside out! Here is a picture of our tree!

So hopefully I will blog again the day after Christams and share some christmas photos! Hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cricut Fun!!!!

I have made the team at BITTEN BY THE BUG!!! A fun cricut blog that is hosted by the aweome Regina Easter! THIS BLOG is really awesome! A collection of ideas using the various cricut cartridges that are out there! And I am super excited to be able to be challenged to use my Cricut!!! I have the Cricut Expressions so all of my creations will be made with that. So be sure to stop by and see all of the ideas this team will come up with! I am sure it will inspire you to pull out your cricut as well! I'll also be posting my creations here after each challenge is posted there!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

WOW.... it's been a while!

It's almost been a month since I updated my blog! That is horrible! I really wanted to write at least once a week! Oh well... here I am now! So my parents came to visit October 3- October 10th and it was a BLAST!!!!! WE had so much fun!

We packed a lot into those 6 days:

- Derrik turned 8 and we had a family party on Friday the 5th
- We had Derrik's 8th birthday party with friends Saturday
- We watched LDS Conference Saturday and Sunday
- Had Derrik's baptism Sunday evening
- Monday took off to SEWARD, Alaska and had dinner and stayed the night and then woke up and went on the Resurrection Bay Cruise Tour and that was AMAZING!! Such a beautiful day and I got the most AMAZING pictures! I'll have to share a few tomorrow when I go through them all.
- THEN we dropped mom and dad and my brother and sister off at the airport Tuesday night and headed home.

A whirlwind of a trip and I guess I'm still trying to recover and get my house back in order!! HA!! SLOW going but it will get there!

AND today I taught a calendar class at my LSS and it went really well. Part 2 of that class is next week so that will be fun as well!!

GOTTA run but I will update with pictures and new sketches by Tuesday!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fall Photos

Took the boys outside yesterday afternoon for some fall photos. They cooperated as well as can be expected.... so I didn't get a group shot of them that turned out the best but I did get some cute individual shots! I am very happy with them! Here are 3 favorites from each boy!

Here is Derrik! He is going to be 8 in a few weeks. He probably cooperated the best!

Here is Hayden. He just turned 6 early September and is so silly! But I did manage to get a few serious shots of him!

Tanner is the youngest. He is 3 and just full of energy but he held still long enough for some good shots! What a ham!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Sketches to Upload!

It's tuesday! Here are some new sketches to motivate ya! Hopefully they will get those creative juices flowing!

Just a note.... to see all of my sketches in one place you can visit my gallery at www.3scrappyboys.com I have a folder just for sketches. My user name there is sari55

Saturday, September 8, 2007

EEEEEkkk! - Time to update I guess! LOL!

So with school starting I have totally gotten behind on my blog! The boys are so excited to be in school and truthfully I am too! They were starting to get bored of summer. They tend to need structure towards the end of summer! Hayden started kindergarten and as you can see he was super excited on that first day!

And Derrik is now in 2nd grade. I was in a digi scrappin mood the other day and did a layout for his first day.

Now Tanner is home with just me during the day and he doesn't know what to do with himself! I haven't had to be sole entertainment since Derrik was little so this is new for both of us. We're having a good time but the house is so quiet! The first day back to school Tanner was so excited when he saw the bus pull up. "MY BROTHERS'. He yelled as they got off the bus! What a sweetie! Here he is anxiously awaiting their arrival!

I was super excited to go to the fair and see my projects that earned ribbons! I only got a good picture of my bowl! This was made out of old magazines and I was super stoked that it won DIVISION CHAMPION! This bowl is also featured in Creative Techniques Magazine's fall issue!

The kids had a lot of fun at the fair! We rode a lot of rides, ate a lot of fair food, and had a wonderful afternoon! We were lucky that the rain never came and the weather was just beautiful! And I promise that it was not intentional to have them all wear striped shirts! Ha! It just kind of worked out that way. =)

Well that is good for now! I need to update my sketches and I'll do that this weekend. Tomorrow we're having a family gathering for Hayden's 6th birthday. So that should be fun! I can't belive he is 6 already! Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday Sketch Upload

Here are the 2 latest sketches. Number 10 and 11.

Number 10 uses 3 photos and 2 large circles! Love the large arrow as well!

Number 11 uses 13 photos! Love the use of many photos on a layout!


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Just thrilled!

Had a photo shoot with a very energetic 18 month old on Monday after our trek to Hatchers Pass! This little one is so energetic and overall a hoot! Ended up chasing him all over his yard but managed to take a lot of pictures. After going through all the photos today and editing etc.. I am so happy to have a lot of photos that are keepers despite him running off during each shot!! Wanted to share a few of my favorites from the shoot!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Visit to Hatchers Pass

We have lived in Alaska for almost 10 years now and I have never been up to Hatcher's Pass. The remains of the old Indpendence Mine is up there and just beautiful scenery. We went up there on Monday so this post is a few days old but at least I'm posting! Ha! Anyways- it was a gorgeous day to go and it is only about 30 minutes from home. We had the afternoon free after spending the morning cleaning out the garage (yuck)! So we were tired from that but wanted to enjoy the beautiful day by spending it outside doing something!

Here are a few pictures from our adventure. The view from the top of the hill was amazing!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Blog Challenge - Favorite internet sites to visit

Katie at ScrapbookPlayground.com challenged us to share our favorite palces to visit on the internet. Well I like to visit a lot but here are a few I've visited in the last week:

Cote' Scrap - a french blog so I can't read most of it but I love to look at the pictures she has posted here. Beautiful stuff!

MuggleNet - LOVE mugglenet! I am such a Harry Potter nerd!

Crockpot Cooking - A huge list of crockpot ideas! Love this site!

Cricut - love all the tips and techniques I'm learning about here. I have the cricut expressions and I am still learning how to use it to it's full potential.

TV Clubhouse - So I am a reality tv show junkie! I go here to get filled in on all the good stuff! Like all the big brother happenings on the 24 hour feeds! Love all the discussions with people who are just as addicted as I am !

Anagram Maker - I always have leftover sticker letters and this site helps me use them all up! Just type in the letters you have left and the site will come up with words you can use.

Andie's Phototips - Love all of Andie's phototips that she shares here. A wealth of information!

I love Photography - a wonderful photography board. Great topics, tips, and more!

Canon Digital Learning Center - I still haven't figured out all the gizmos's and gadgets on my digital rebel so I go here to learn more! Great site.

Sesame Stree Workshop - My 3 year old is highy entertained by playing all the games here! So for me it is a very valuable site!

Crafster - Love this website. So many ideas and think outside the box techniques! Love it, Love it, Love it!

Well that is all for now. I'm sure I'll come across more another time! Have a wonderful day!

2 new sketches

Poppin in to add the 2 latest sketches. A one pager and a two pager. These were for the 14th. Obviously I'm 2 days late posting them but life happened ya know! Had to go school clothes shopping last night for my 2 oldest and that took a while. They were both so excited it was a mad house! Wal-Mart was a zoo, so many people so I decided to have the boys try their clothes on at home. All of Derrik's fit but Hayden's jeans were all too big. So back to wal-mart before monday to do an exchange. (oh, goodie! LOL!)

Anywho here are the sketches;

Friday, August 10, 2007


I recently have been playing around with Photoshop to create my own sketches. Just dabblin of course but I am happy with them! I am hosting a sketch challenge at ScrapbookPlayground.com so every Tuesday I am going to post a new 1 pager sketch and a new 2 pager sketch. I'll post them here on my blog as well. So here are my sketches so far! Not that many yet but I'll get there!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Enjoying Nature - Thunderbird Falls

Went on a fun hike this morning with the kids and a few friends from church to Thunderbird Falls! A beautiful waterfall and just a great hike overall! The kids had a good time and were easily able to handle the trail. I am so thankful to live in a place where nature is just begging me to go explore! There is so much to see here in Alaska. And I have to admit that I have lived here for almost 10 years and I have never been here! Anywho- here are a few of my favorite shots from today!