Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Eve...

Happy New Years Eve!

I thought I would post some of the pictures I had on my blog in 2012 along with what little scrapbooking I managed to complete.

I'm hoping that 2013 will hold more photographs and scrapbooking.'s going to be a memorable year, I just know it.

My girl will be graduating high school this June....We're anxious to see what colleges give her the big thumbs up, although they should ALL give her the the thumbs up because she is a mighty smart firecracker:)  This big time in her life has me excited and sad all at the same time.  She's my baby bird....I'm going to be an absolutely sobbing mess at her graduation...sigh.

okay, let's get started, shall we?

Every year I try to take the kids onto 2 trips....this was our first one of 2012, we stayed at beach house on the Washington Coast, I loved it.

Shades of the girl...she doesn't like to get her picture taken
{chevron scarf}

Me & My Boy @ the beach
{he's a ham and will always take a pic with his Momma}

Here's a pic from July, it was my boy's birthday party...
{I love my boy!}

My Birthday
{me and my honey...I love that man!}

My birthday cake ala the kids
{it was delish!}

We took a trip to California this summer....
{the kids at Stanford}

A high school graduation requirement is to job shadow a professional in your field of choice
{my girl had the awesome opportunity to shadow 2 Research Assistants at a Seattle biotech company}

Here are some layouts I managed to sling out in 2012:

My Girl
{picture taken by my boy}

the american dream
{about my Momma...on the right in the pic...she sailed from Japan to the US}

Pike Place Market
{a field trip when the kids were much younger...11 years ago}

Same picture but different feel
{yup, it's the same pic but scrapped totally different}

There you have it...I love to take pictures and I love to scrapbook but:

1. I forget to take pictures
2. I love the instant gratification of card making...scrapbooking takes me for-ever!

How about you?

Some good news will be posting for it
It's been posted...check it out HERE.

I'll be back at 9 pm pacific for a fun 'lil won't want to miss it!


  1. Beautiful, Amy! You have a lovely family. :-) I love your scrapbooking style. I don't scrapbook - the size is just too daunting for me! Maybe one day. Wishing big things for the college choices coming in for your daughter!

  2. Totally awesome projects! My son hates his pic taken too. LOL :)

    Happy New Year!


  3. Thanks for sharing Amy!! You know how much of a fan of your work I am and the pictures and LO's you shared are gorgeous!! Such a small sample of your incredible talent!!
    Wishing you and your family a VERY Happy and Healthy New Year!!

  4. Beautiful. Your son and daughter are absolutely gorgeous! And such an exciting year...I'll have a hard time when my oldest is graduating as well.

    I'm with you...used to be a scrapbooker...I take lots of pictures and I do scrapbook them, but I've moved to Project Life to keep it simple. I LOVE making cards!

  5. You are up way too early Amy!!!! I really love it when you scrapbook, so I will be rooting on you getting some more done this coming year...I LOVE that American dream layout. What a great photo/story to preserve!

  6. Absolutely love all your layouts and photos Amy. I think in 2013 you should definitely scrapbook more. I love photos and scrapbooking, but never remember to take the photo as well. I am getting better at it though.

  7. I love your layouts...I'm horrible at scrapbooking. I like the instant happy from completing a card :)

  8. Danggit ... I will miss the good news until tonight... have to work today!! Bummer!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos and love love love your scrappy pages!!!! Happy New Year my soul sista!!! PS ... the application has been sent *wink* :)

  9. Love your scrappin. The 'my girl' is a completely awesome page. Have a Happy New Year and look forward to your news!

  10. thanks for the peek into your life. I love that American Dream lo! very cool in many ways. I love to scrapbook too and you are right, there's more instant gratification with the cards. Jan and Feb are big scrapbook months for me. The push of the holidays and the start of a new year urges me to try to scrap memories of the prior year (and the years before)

  11. What a wonderful family you have and it was so nice to see a glimpse of your life. I need to get my scraping in order! ;)

  12. Beautiful choices from 2012, Amy, looking back is so much help in moving forward! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve, can't wait for your announcement!

  13. Wonderful photos and layouts Amy! Can't wait to hear your announcement! I have my guesses but I will have to wait to see if they are right.

  14. what a great year of great memories... Your layout of your mother coming to the US is so sweet.. that is just amazing. thanks for sharing..

    and Big Congrats again girl..

    Happy New Years Eve

  15. You have a beautiful family. Love the pics and your layouts, esp the one about your Mom and the American dream.

  16. Gorgeous projects, love them all. Congrats on the new DT!!! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  17. Fun pics! Happy new year to you sweet Amy!

  18. Im in the same boat with scrapping and cards, Amy! Im hoping to work on that this year though! All the best to you and yours in 2013!

  19. Oh Amy what a beautiful family and some wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing your layouts you got more done than me my friend. My son is graduating this year as well, we just finished the university applications yesterday. Happy New Year, here's to 2013!

  20. What a wonderful post full of so many beautiful photos and projects! Thanks for inspiring Amy! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  21. Happy New Year, Amy!! Thank you for a quick year in review! See ya in 2013!!

  22. Thanks for sharing some of your moments in 2012 x

    Happy New Year to you x

    hugs sally x

  23. I love your scrapbooking style! It's a reflection of your cardmaking one! :D

    I do hope you create more layouts cos they are gorgeous!

    I had the same feeling when I first started thinking about scrapbooking.. that the size is daunting but I guess I have overcame it now. I enjoy the size and if I feel not up to it, there's always cardmaking and mini albums or 8.5x11 layouts :D

    Love you!
    Happy New Year, darling!

  24. I can so relate, son will be graduating this year, and I am already a mess. I'm just going to miss him soooooo much, I can hardly stand to think about it. But here's to hoping that 2013 will be the best year ever, for everyone!
    Love all your scrappy pages! I need to try to make more this next year, too. :)

  25. Sweet! Thanks for sharing your layouts. They are are all so wonderful!

  26. Greta post Amy! I love your scrappy style! It's worth the work! :> Happy New Year!

  27. Love looking back at a sampling of your year! Your LOs are gorgeous; gotta agree with you about the instant gratification of card making. Happy new year to you & your family!

  28. happy happy new year!!!!! LOVE seeing all your family pics!!!! have a good one!!!

  29. Wonderful year in review! So very special the layout with your mom.

  30. Your family is beautiful! I love the Pacific coastline from my neck of the woods, up to yours and just a bit farther towards Vancouver & surrounding areas. Its rustic and rugged and fresh and gorgeous. Love it.

    I've got Loads of pics waiting to be scrapped. I've been using Project Life for the last few years, but have several albums started with traditional scrapping. One day, I'll go back to those traditional albums and get back to the more creative scrapping with my gazillion supplies, but for now, at least I'm getting some pics into albums.

    Happy New Year....New Year's Eve!! :>

  31. All so good! What more can I say. Such a great feel with CAS.
    I am with you on the photos. The camera is the last thing I think of most of the time when we leave the house. OR I am prepared and then too busy to take pics. I am determined to do more scrapbooking this year AND I have a local friend who wants to scrapbook together.

  32. Love these. I love to scrapbook, but have also been caught up in the web of getting it done in less than 3 days (usually cards only take me 2 days;-) I sometime choose to live in the moment instead of focusing on creating a way to remember that moment. I am amazed at those who photograph so much of their lives. Thanks for sharing and a very happy 2013 to you and yours!

  33. 1) I take too many photos, 2) I like instant gratification and 3) the whole process seems to overwhleming... must try a mini book or something.

  34. Such amazing & awesome photos!
    I don't always remember to take photos, but here's the thing - if you spend all your time behind a camera, you aren't really participating in the memory-making, are you? So I collect memories & only a few pictures :)

  35. Beautiful work! What a proud mama you deserve to be!