Monday, February 28, 2011


LOAD Day 28...THE LAST ONE, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

28 days... 28 layouts... wow!

i really did it... im kind of surprised at myself...

maybe next i will apply this same dedication to working out...or cleaning my house...or going to bed on time...

hmmm... :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Her smiles...

LOAD Day 26, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

they really do light up my day.

She says...aunt come play with me? and grabs my hand.

Then she asks...please may i have some chapstick? whats an auntie to do except give her whatever she wants.

Then I leave and she says Thank you for coming to see me. I say I love you and she says...Love Ya!

For me...this layout captures all of that.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh the cuteness

LOAD Day 25 - A New Baby, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

Nothing cuter then sleeping babies..haahaa

Nothing easier to scrap then new babies :) loving how soft this turned out.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vintage Mom

LOAD Day 24 - cool glasses, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

Arent those pants and glasses great?? Ive had this pic forever and so excited I finally got it done. I dont love how big my writing is in the top but i do love that our prompt today was list journaling and this just kind of popped out.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

5K in the snow

LOAD Day 20, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

it was exhilarating and amazing...and crazy and stressful :) I'm totally doing it again...but never in the snow!!

This picture always makes me laugh and to remember exactly how I felt that day. Just went to town on the journaling to get all the feelings out!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy (late) Birthday Jenny!

LOAD Day 18 - Home, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

So I gave Jenny an empty frame for her birthday in August...haahahaa

Now she has something to fill it! Hope you like it lady :) :)

And on a totally personal note...i bought new jeans tonight...2 sizes smaller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i had a moment in the dressing might have involved tears :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pretty Girls in Pretty Dresses

I think I'm keeping this one. Most of the time since I scrap other peoples kids they get the pages...makes sense that way. But I think I need to start keeping a few of the ones that I love the most. They are a LITTLE bit my kids too, right??

This page was totally about the product and I'm really in love with everything I put on here. From the flashcard with its clever use of 2, to the dresses and cherries to the sweet lettering...and that tiny strip of lovely paper :) Sometimes...I'm just really excited about how a page turns out.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I just wanna squeeze her...

LOAD Day 16 - its spring, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

My Becca looking too freakin adorable for words. i love that shes all bundled up and the mass of gorgeous daffodils. and i love that i finally used those frames that ive had forever and that it really worked!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Surprise Party

LOAD Day 13 - Surprise
This was a birthday of mixed emotions. Total surprise and happiness with Amy and all my friends for doing the party! Yummy homemade cake and frosting of course. A hilarious off key rendition of Happy Birthday that just cracked me up. It was a great time.

Looking back is mixed with sadness though. This is the last time mom would be at my birthday. I wish I could remember what she did or said. If she was the one that made the cake and decorated it or if she was too sick already. Its still a precious photo I have of her and I am happy that I have it scrapped now.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Little monkey...

And now hes almost FIVE! I really need these kids to quit growing up! High School graduation is going to break me...

Hes a smart funny little man now though and its oh so cool to watch him "get" the world around him. Oh and hes a great little grocery shopper!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Funny Serious Girl

LOAD Day 11, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

Her concentration face just cracks me up! I had to put in the one of her and Nana cause that's the only one I got of her smiling!!

I figured since we are speeding toward her third birthday (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) now I should scrap the second one :)

Birthdays are overwhelming with the amount of pictures...and i can bet you this will be the only page i do of! I'm weird like that.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Often I would rather complain than be thankful. That really needs to change because I have been so so blessed! Its time to concentrate on what i HAVE not what I want or what i don't have.

I cant decide which i love more here the pictures and journaling or the awesome papers and embellie combo. HA!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Love These Kids

LOAD Day 9 - Just Laugh, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

Our annual photo shoot for Nanas birthday. The year before we did it at sears and decided NEVER again would we cram this many kids into a tiny room! Went WAY better this year in the backyard! Trust me there are STILL alot of outtakes though...haahahaa

I just love seeing them grow and change year to year. Their little personalities so evident even when they are tiny people :) than anything...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Cute as a Button Indeed!

Miss Brooklyn in her younger days...this one keeps getting cuter and cuter...and sassier :) haahaa

the challenge was to use buttons....ummm...ok...

gees...i forgot how much i love buttons!! like really...alot...

Monday, February 07, 2011

Great Day!

LOAD Day 7 - a good day, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

These girls...always a good good time :)

This was the FIRST bakeathon...december 09...the introduction of Cecil and the start of a yearly tradition that may or may not include gift giving ;)

Saturday, February 05, 2011

When you were tiny...

LOAD Day 5 - Brand New You, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

This little guy is over a year old now...good thing we have another new one on the way now. And by WE i mean my sister...not ME. :)

These colors make me happy....I wish I could make all my layouts red and teal... oh and this is another Studio Calico challenge. Their sketches make life easier...

Friday, February 04, 2011

Sweet baby...and football :)

LOAD Day 4 BONUS, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.
In honor of football sunday...and a little poke at the seahawks!!

Logan when he was a newborn...sleeping soundly thru the bazillion pics we took of him...good times :)

Ummm...go PACKERS :)  Im just watching for the commercials but i do own a green shirt thats cute sooooo...I pick packers.

Crazy Month

LOAD Day 4, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.
The challenge was to do a month in review...but i havent printed any of the 200 pictures from December. So...I used this shot of my over full calendar! December was a great month...tons of family time...friend time...good food...presents...awesome memories :)

Hopefully I get them recorded before I forget them...hmmmm

Thursday, February 03, 2011


LOAD Day 3, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.

I adore these photos...nothing makes this auntie happier than when the kiddos want to read :)

and side is this one FIVE already! craaaaazy...

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Cutie Patooties

LOAD Day 2, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.
Kids belong to Andrea L. Big sister Olivia and newborn Phillip :)

Lifted Tina A for a challenge at Studio Calico (here is her amazing original... my loves by lifelovepaper)...yes i even lifted the title...I am shameless.

I am loving creating every night...theres nothing better girls!!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

LOAD Day 1, originally uploaded by carrie.knabe.
She really really is. Her smile her laugh her hugs and kisses...she lights up my life!

LOAD 2-11

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Look for actual layouts...coming soon :)