I did this layout last week of Matthew and his birthday cake. I took the journaling straight from my blog – love that! I need to do that more!
My favorite thing about scrapbooking is the way my kids get so excited about it. I have a big magnet board in my studio where I hang my recent layouts and the boys literally freak out when they see a new one up there with them on it! Matthew comes in and starts yelling – “there’s me, there’s me!” and then Tyler wants to see if there is a new one of him up there too! Then they want me to get the layouts down so they can really look at it up close and check it all out. They are so proud and I love that. It really makes it all worthwhile and makes me realize that even if it is not my best layout ever, they still think it is the greatest. And if it makes them feel special, I feel like it is a success!!

And, just to let you know what I have been up to…. here’s this:
…my work table that is literally buried! I was up late last night working on some deadlines and this is what I ended up with! I normally clean up in between every project because I like things clean and organized, but I was working on a bunch of different projects and I had to get them all done so I just kept pulling things out and wasn’t putting anything away. It was like a whirlwind of products and creativity and tools and then when I was finally finished I actually realized what a mess I created and for some strange reason thought I would take a picture of it….
Now I just need to get it cleaned up so I can take some good pictures of my studio!!

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  • Laura Vegas
    July 26, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    awesome layout maggie! love the bright colors … and they match your picture perfectly! i truely love your style! the picture of your desk looks a little familiar … maybe it’s becuase my desk looked a little like that this morning. lol! i was trying to finish up a couple of layouts for the challenge on the MM blog … and just kept tossing things in the middle when i was done with them. i’m such a neat freak … to the point of being anal about it … that it’s bugging me not to have time to clean it up right now. lol! a huge bulletin board to display layouts … that’s the one thing i’m missing in my new studio. definately want to display new layouts … instead of just putting them away as soon as they’re done. ok … i’ve rambled enough! have a great day!

  • Heather D. White
    July 26, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    HEY MAGGIE! I was checking your blog now and again and you were gone for quite a while. Now I’VE been gone a while and I’ve missed a bunch of posts!!!! Sounds like you’ve been busy!! I’m SO happy to see your messy desk! LOL! This was MINE a few big deadlines ago:
    I am happy to know that I’m not the only one that gets buried alive during deadlines! Hey…funny story. I was helping a gal in my ward do a mini accordion album at our Super Saturday last week and I had heard she was related to the Holmes’. We got talking about what I did in the scrapbooking industry and she told me that her sister in law did the same thing. I asked who it was and she said YOU! HOLY CRAP, the world is small! Then, after a while, I really GOT that she is married to Darren! We have sat behind them over and over in church and I never recognized him. He has changed so much. SO hey…small world. It was fun getting to know Christie. Weird how you and I lost touch for a long time and now we have all these connections to each other. So fun! Glad to see you’re doing well. I was looking forward to reading another post from ya, so I was excited to see a BUNCH today. These layouts are FANTASTIC….as always!

  • Jolene George
    July 27, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    LOL! I love your boys reactions to new layouts. Even my older boys like to see layouts of them, so it’s always rewarding. Your layout os soooo great! and I love that mess of yours because it means you’ve been creative. I would like to see pictures of your whole scraproom too.

  • Jessi
    July 31, 2006 at 12:24 am

    Killer layout, Mags!
    Jaden loves looking at scrapbook pages! I love it! Makes me happy! 🙂

  • Lynne
    July 31, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    hey maggie! love that layout and ohhh, now i want cake, but only a “colka dot” one!
    thanks for the comment on my baby LO!

  • Jennifer Wellborn
    August 1, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    I love the layout!
    I also love the creative mess! What did you use the calculator for??? :0)

  • Keisha
    August 17, 2006 at 12:05 am

    lol, I thought that was my desk!!! Mine ends up the same way when I get into it…clean it…then all of a sudden the mess is back-go figure!!!!

  • Angi B
    August 31, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    this is soooo me as well

  • Stacie
    September 12, 2006 at 9:21 am

    Hi Maggie, this is the first time I’ve seen your weblog. I had a quick question and was wondering if you could e-mail me or just post it on your blog. I was wondering what those cute red letters and yellow frame were that you used on this layout. I love the colors you used. Thank you! Love your page.

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