Monday, June 29, 2009

Congratulations Diamonds!

My middle child and my mini me, Shelby Wray (Top row, second player from left) plays on a few softball teams, but her year-round competitive fastpitch team, The Delaware Diamonds 12U, just won the State Championships for 2009 this weekend! It was tough and intense, but they beat the 2008 State Champions, The Swoop, in not only one, but two international tie breaker innings! The final score was 6-5 over The Swoop. Both teams played well and should be very proud of their efforts! Next is a local tournament in Dover, De in a couple of weeks, then we're off to Carey, NC for the National World Series...go Diamonds!

I watch her while she plays and I can't believe how fast she's grown up. I still see my little red-head running around driving me crazy. She has a strong will and is stubborn just like me, but I think that's what I love most about her. She's definitely an individual and a leader...not a follower. I scrapbooked a page of her the other day. It was just a random picutre my husband took of her while she was eating spaghetti. She was 12 months old and we were stationed in the Azores at the time (islands off of Portugal). Were did the time go? I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Your children growing up is bitter-sweet to say the least.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mojo Monday Design Challenge #92

This is my card for the Mojo Monday #92 challenge. This is a fun 17 piece stamp set from Close to My Heart called Out West, and I just love it! The ink colors I used are Cranberry, Desert Sand and a deep dark brown called black. The papers are scraps from my scrap bin, and I added a little twine for that rugged look instead of ribbon. Hope you enjoy it and get a little inspired! If you'd like to order online just go to my website and order from there.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free Personal signatures - cool!

Mojo Monday Design Challenge #91

Ok, so I'm a couple days late with this weeks challenge, but better late than never. I was thinking of my DH, Eric when I made this card, so hunny, this one's for you...MUAH!

All products are from Close To My Heart. I used our Silhouette Level 2 paper pack, and a piece of Tulip Cardstock...LOVE that red! I also used a couple of stamps from our fabulous stampset "Priceless Love", and of course our coordinating ink pads in Black and Tulip.

You can shop online on my website at We also have a great deal for June called "Deal-a-day". There's a different deal offered everyday with an order made online on my website! Fabulous...go check it out!

Going back to my scrapbooking room to create more before Shelby's pitching lesson and game tonight. Never a dull moment around here. *wink*

Monday, June 15, 2009

Not Your Everyday Memo Board!

I've seen an example or two of these fabulous dry erase memo boards, and this is my spin on it. This is so much more stylish than that white dry erase board or old fashioned cork. I used our Close To My Heart papers to match the color scheme in my kitchen. Paper was used from That's Amore, Life Delights and Notebook paper packs (1 piece from each).
This is just a regular 11 x 17 frame I got at AC Moore for 1/2 off. Instead of putting a picture inside, I "scrapbooked" the inside of it, and viola...done! Buy a dry erase marker, use ribbon or fibers like I did, tie it to the hanger on the back and when you're ready, write directly on the glass. When you want to erase it, just use a tissue or paper towel. Easy, inexpensive and decorative! Who wouldn't love one?
What a wonderful wedding or housewarming gift. Make one for that special college freshman going off on their own this fall. They'll think of you everytime they go to use it. Guaranteed their friends won't have one! :) If you make one, please share it with me. I'd love to see it.

Monday, June 1, 2009


I'm very excited to say that I'm published in this months edition of! They're a wonderful go green online scrapbooking company where you can always find fresh, fun ideas and inspiration. Sign up for their free newsletter and let them know I sent you (Robin Voak). This particular page I did is of our dog, Daytona. He's been the best pet ever and it's a layout I'll always cherish. It's a perfect layout for a beginner to start with, or for a seasoned scrapbooker to get back in touch with the basics of scrapbooking. I hope you'll go take a look. There are also more wonderful pages done by this month's design team, so go check us out! Thank you to Jami Petersen for this wonderful opportunity. Keep an eye out for me, hopefully there will be lots more to come!