Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wild thing..

My silly Oliver is my "wild thing" as he loves to play peek-a-boo with one of our plants.  I had to capture this in a layout.

I just love the Cosmo Cricket papers, chipboard, and bling!  I then Glimmer Misted the background with my beloved Tattered Angels paints.  Pink Paislee and American Crafts created my title.  Had to include a couple peacock feathers too!

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

My two babies..

Been stuck in a rut lately and have barely scrapped.  I finally broke out some Webster's Pages and created a tribute of sorts to my late Meiko.

Not to be left out, I had to scrap Oliver as well.  He was quite helpful in posing for the picture.

As you can guess, his nickname is "Thumbie."  Original, I know..

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Two Days...

I can't believe that she was once this size.
i can't get over the squishie BIG cheeks!
I can't imagine life without her....

May you have a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More from Scraptacular for September!

Here are my two kiddos NOT excited for the first day of school Last year.  Had to scrap this picture of them as I think it is hysterical.

They certainly are "Too Cool for School," don't you think??

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mini time with Scraptacular

Here is a cute little calendar Mini album that I made using the September kit from Scraptacular.

I am going to use it to record moments "in brief" from the upcoming year, 2012.

Should be fun!

Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Items FOR SALE! ~ Hurricane Irene ~ Fundraising for Jamaica, Vermont devastation...

Please consider an item to benefit the community that I came from.  
I am also taking commissioned work and custom orders.  
Please feel free to message me regarding anything.

 One of a Kind Handmade ribbon flower Bib necklace. $35 shipped

Altered Art/Recipe Box ~ $20

Gratitude Journal ~ Acrylic album with flowers, ribbons, and various pages. $45

Joy Mini-album ~ $15

Thank you for your consideration!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene ~ Fundraising for Jamaica, Vermont devastation...

Hurricane Irene - 
I am taking orders NOW for any sort of creative endeavor you can imagine or I can create.   
Jamaica, Vermont, my home town and where my Mother lives as well as so many family and friends, loved ones... They've been devastated by Hurricane Irene. 
Will be sending all proceeds to the Jamaica, VT Fire and Rescue efforts and the Jamaica/Wardsboro, VT Food Bank. 
They have been ripped apart by the hurricane up there and this is all that I can think of to help. 
Please support this as best as you can. Will be taking free will donations for items plus shipping.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday Sunshine

Good Saturday to you! 

OK, it's a bit of a stretch to be wishing Sunshine today here in CT, but I'm feeling it!  I created this layout from some Sassafass Lass, Authenique, and other assorted goodies. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day! 


Friday, July 22, 2011

My Layout for Kitchen Keepsake LO Tag

We were playing Layout Tag at Kitchen Keepsake this past month.  I started it off with my great love for two things in life..
Coffee and Cheshire Cats!!  :)
I have a small collection of Cheshire Cat mugs and had to document them.
Coffee with a smile will brighten anyone's day! 

If you want to check out the progression of the Layout Tag, pop on over the Kitchen Keepsake!  It's a great place!

I hope that your day is full of smiles!  :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Beauty

I was challenged to create a layout this week.  There were a few stipulations..
NO cardstock.
and Ephemera.

Ok...I can do this! 

I used Basic Grey, Crate Paper, and Graphic 45 for my papers.  My flowers were created with Basic Grey and Ranger Crackle Accents.  The tattered rose and trim are from crepe-back satin (the same I used for the flower I made on my dress!)  There's an American Crafts Rosette in there as well.  Title is a Studio Calico font.  All the buttons are vintage and from my Nan and Nanna's sewing cabinet I inherited.  Tickets are recycled from a raffle I went to! 

This was a fun challenge to be a part of!  Can't wait for another challenge to crop up!

Stay cool!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Recent work for Layout Tag games

I've been playing "Layout Tag" at a couple of sites recently.  It's a fun game and what you do is to use the layout of the person before you as inspiration.  Also a twist was added...a challenge created by the person ahead of you!  Some of the challenges that are occurring are doozies!! 

I hope that you have a great day! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

To Love a Cat

Elizabeth LOVES her cat.  She reminds me of myself when I was her age.  Totally in love with my Softy and he was happy enough..or was that dumb enough..to put up with my antics.  Cleo, Elizabeth's cat, is much more intelligent that my Softy was.  She's quick, cunning, but a devoted Mommy Cat to her kitten, Elizabeth. 

Doesn't Cleo look "thrilled" to have her picture taken!  :)

Have a great Day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July's Kit Work for Scraptacular!

Here are some LOs I created with the July Kit at Scraptacular! Remember, the Scraptacular Website has moved to:  shopscraptacular.com ! 

I'll be back later on with a Kit pic and contents!  Had to share these LOs now though!  :) 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

sneak peaks for Scraptacular's JULY Kit!

Here are a few SNEAK PEEKS at the JULY kit for Scraptacular

It's a fabulous kit with Bo Bunny, MME, and MORE! 

Have a great day!  :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Texture WOW! class offered at Michael's

I'm a CSI (certified scrapbook instructor) at my local, Brookfield, CT, Michael's Arts and Crafts store.  I love my "job" and we are introducing a new series of Paper-Ed classes right now!  They are GREAT! 

My first Paper-ed class is called "Texture WOW!" and will be on Wednesday, July 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Brookfield, CT Michael's.  Here's the class example that I created!  I love it!  :)
There are eight different techniques in this one project.  Such FUN!

If you are local to me, I'd love to have you in class!  If you're not, check out your local store for further details.  :)

All my best,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Sweetest Thing

Today I was playing with the Sweet Peach Crop Shop's June kit and embellishment add-on.  The colors are Fun Festive! Summery! and Cool! They are perfect for this Layout of Elizabeth playing out on the deck! 

Off to go play now!  Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday's Sketch at What' Scrapping! - 6/11/11

Happy Saturday! 

Today's sketch at What's Scrapping is up!  You can find the sketch Here!

And here is my layout using the sketch I created..

Created with the Sweet Peach Crop Shop's June kit. 

Have a wonderful Saturday!  :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Vintage Daisy with Making Memories! - guest blog post

Good Afternoon! 

This afternoon I was asked to be a Guest Blogger for Making Memories!  Having free reign to create with Making Memories products, I just knew I had to make something with my Slice.  Here is the card that I created:

I have some simple directions on the Making Memories Blog as to how to make you own Vintage Daisy.  You can check that out here

Thanks to Making Memories for letting me share something with you!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mary, Mary...

Today on What's Scrapping there is a great color inspiration piece going on.  I was drawn to the pink of the piece and created this:

I knew the title of this one when I snapped the picture!  That doesn't happen all too often. 


ELB - a LO of love.. JBS May Kit work

Good Monday!

I've been playing with my Jenni Bowlin Studios May Papercrafting Kit!  I had the most PERFECT embellishments, papers, and fun things to create this layout of my daughter's birth... from 5 years ago!  :)

Thanks for sharing this moment with me! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

a mini in the making....

So I'm stumped now.  Where to take this mini-album.....

Yes, I know it needs the pages....

It needs that "something" though!  What is it??

LMK your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sneak Peek...

Just a peek at something I've created for a blog.  Can't post the entire thing yet!  Eeep!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Two fun ones!

It's beautiful here in CT today.  Wish I were up to being outside in the sun!  Perhaps tomorrow?

I've been all sick for the past week...still.  I've managed to scrap a few LOs though!  Finally, right?  I would swear that I am broken, but perhaps I'm not?

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What's Scrapping ~ Sketch and LO

Here is This Saturday's  sketch I created for What's Scrapping!

I have to admit that I love creating sketches and make one for just about every Layout that I make.  It's just part of my design and creative process!

 And here is my Layout that I created from my sketch!

Thanks for looking!  If you get a chance, go check out What's Scrapping!  It's a fun place to go!

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I've been away from this blog for a bit as things in life have been a bit overwhelming.  I had to have my gallbladder out a few weeks ago and that really has zapped my energy.  With the energy level down, my creativity took a nosedive.  I'm feeling better now, but man oh man it's been a long few weeks without creating much of anything! 

I have finally completed this layout and thought that I would share it with you to show that I am indeed still alive.  I used the Sweet Peach Crop Shop's Juicy Kit for most of it.  Other bits and pieces are from my collection of goodies. 

So I hope to be back in the swing of things here and get some more work out to you all! 

All my best,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mommy Day!

Happy Mommy Day to you!  :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jenni Bowlin Recipe Box

I've been wanting to make a recipe box for a long time now.  Not sure why, but it has been appealing to me and I found the best wooden box for a steal the other day.  Now think about this recipe...
a wooden box, a fabulous flower I created, AND the Be Our Guest line by Jenni Bowlin!!! 
Stir together and you get....

Now to finish that wooden star, burlap, and rub-ons creation I started.  Perhaps tomorrow?


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Kitchen Keepsakes Food Network Mixer is coming up!!

Kitchen Keepsake is cookbooking at its finest! Come and find your creative culinary muse!

The designers have cooked up some fun challenges, games, and prizes!

All challenges will be posted on Friday, April 29th and will be due on May 4th.

We hope you'll join us in the kitchen and get those creative juices flowing!