Sweet 6

My baby girl turned 6 last month and suddenly seems so grown up.  Fortunately she still has the uninhibited imagination of a young girl.  These are photos from her birthday lunch, just Mya, me and her new friend, Dreamy (a birthday present from us).  Most of Mya’s special stuffed friends have backstories and on this outing Mya tell me that Dreamy, a butterfly who thinks she’s a ladybug, can’t fly. Since she can’t fly, Mya has given her special lights to shine into the sky and bring people happiness.MistyCato_DigitalScrapbooking_Sweet6Credits: Scraplift of Having Fun by Jana Eubank, Hopeful digital scrapbooking kit by Misty Cato, Sweet Shoppe Designs

2013 In Review

Happy New Year’s Eve.  Time to look back a reflect on the past year before jumping into whatever 2014 holds.  I put together this quick overview of our 2013 – lots of wonderful outings and experiences with family. Just looking at it makes me thankful for all the blessing the year brought.


Here is a look at each side a bit bigger.



Credits: Simple Beauty Year in Review by Misty Cato, Heart Art Free Fall by SugarPlum Paperie, Basic Backgrounds by Shawna Clingerman, Fonts: Times New Roman and Bebas Neue

A Bit of Our Holiday Season

At Thanksgiving, my mom arrives armed with her camera, tripod and props to take photos for our Christmas card.  Our card turned out fabulous, but I also love the funny photos and ‘outtakes’ that result from the photo shoot.


Credits: The Aftermath by Misty Cato, Meghan Mullens and Lliella Designs, Simple Beauty Templates 3, Fonts: American Typewriter and Payday

One of the major shopping districts in our area hosts Snowflake Lane, which includes a drum line performance, winter characters on parade and ‘snow’ falling from the sky.  It is one of my, Mya and Mamma’s favorite traditions and the boys all come along too.  This year’s event was quite soggy.


Credits: Peppermint Kisses and Simple Beauty Templates 3 by Misty Cato, fonts: American Typewriter and Bebas Neue and Bready

Life Is So Very Beautiful

Daily I walk the kids to school down a wooded path.  It’s one of my favorite parts of the day both for the company and the scenery.  Sometimes it takes a bit longer to get home in fall as we stop to play among the fallen leaves. Life Is Beautiful Digital Scrapbooking Layout Credits: Autumn Sunrise by Misty Cato, Sweet Shoppe Designs

Retiring Product Spotlight – Contemporary Collage Templates

This is one of my favorite older pages.  I can’t believe this was almost 4 years ago.  Baby Girl is now on the verge of 6.  YouonthevergeoftwoA template based on this page can be found in the Contemporary Collage Set, retiring October 11th.  Meanwhile, you can grab the set at 50% off.

d0d2021010d365bf97d4821ae95261f8 Here is another page created from one of the templates in the set.  swing12

Game On!

Jamin has been playing soccer for 4 years and with the same group of boys for a couple of years.  It is such a joy to watch the camaraderie and teamwork develop among these young boys.  They all seem to really enjoy the game; win or lose (although winning is always more fun).  Here is a page I did this week using photos from their first couple of games. mcato-gameon700 Digital Scrapbooking Supplies: Words and Pictures Templates 6 and Kickin’ It both available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.