Sunday, November 30, 2008

Believe In The Magic Of Christmas

CREDITS: Papers and elements from I Believe - Add On Pack by Cinzia Loosemore; font is Traveling Typewriter

Saturday, November 29, 2008

You & Me

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Artemia Charity Collab @ After Five Designs; Lyrics from "When You Say Nothing At All" performed by Alison Krauss; from font is SS Whimsy

Snow Baby

Oh, my nephew, little Jackson is growing so fast! Look at that face! So precious!
CREDITS: Papers and elements from Sens-ICE-tional by Newlife Dreams Designs; font is Pea Swimmy

Friday, November 28, 2008

Life Is Good

This is my youngest sister with her boyfriend at Thanksgiving at my aunt's house. Awwww . . . how cute!CREDITS: Papers and elements from Three Little Birds by Amy Sumrall and Cinnamon Designs; Label The Date Vol. 4 by Mira Designs; font is Liorah BT


Another RAK for my new web friend of her sweet little one . . .
CREDITS: Papers and elements, including alpha, from "Kiss"tletoe by Cinnamon Designs; font is Portable Remington


My sis-in-law last Christmas.

CREDITS: Papers and elements from A Season to Shine by TKWhimsy; Label The Date Vol. 4 by Mira Designs; font is Pea Lacy

Monday, November 24, 2008


CREDITS: Papers and elements from Merry & Bright by Pamela Donnis; Ribbons from Yuletide Ribbons & Bows by Michelle Batton; Pewter Date Tags by JenLin Designs; Flair Alpha Red by Michelle Batton; font is Pea Emma

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bath Time

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Little Quacky by Raspberry Road Designs; font is Patient Paige


CREDITS: Background paper, bird, ric rac from Bird Love by Eva Lindqvist; Word Art by Simply Sarah; Stapled ribbon from These Days Are Golden by Krystal Hartley; Paper flourishes, flowers, date circle from Krafty Kit by scarletheels designs; Flourish stamps from Elicit Exquisite by scarletheels designs; font is Arial

Saturday, November 22, 2008


OK, well not all the time, but he sure looks sweet, doesn't he?
CREDITS: Papers and elements, including alpha, from Angels Among Us by Krystal Hartley; font is Hartin2

I Love You

CREDITS: Background paper, photo mat, checked ribbon, i love you tag from Tum Tummies by Eressea Design (hue altered); Template: 36 Squares by Eressea Design; Floral frame, lace, string, vine, flower ribbon from Sisterly Love Collab Kit @ Faith Sisters; font is Hartin2

Friday, November 21, 2008


CREDITS: Papers and elements from Home Sweet Home by Amy Sumrall; A Lil Shabby Alpha by Amy Sumrall; June date circle from Krafty Kit by scarletheels designs; Year strip from Date Bits by Misty Cato font is Pea Sarah Quick

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You Make My Heart Flower

This is an RAK for a web friend, Shannon, who just gave birth to this precious little princess. So sweet!
CREDITS: Papers and elements from Zippa-dee-dooda! by Pamela Donnis; Heart Flower Freebie Template by Heather Taylor; fonts are Freebooter Script and Portable Remington

Sweet Sweet Love

CREDITS: Papers and elements from In The Neighborhood by Krystal Hartley and Jennifer Barrette; Folded and Torn Edges by Gunhilde Storeide; Large flower, journal label from Fall Splendor by Krystal Hartley; Ticket from Crush by Krystal Hartley; Staple from Happy Chappy by Krystal Hartley and Misty Cato; Striped bow from Beauty Queen by Sun and Jan; Layout inspired by "Home" by RitasCottage at 2Peas; fonts are Docteur Atomic and Pea Jannda

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Made A Wish

This is my niece who got married in July. She requested that her photographer take this picture as she liked the idea of being that close to him, but not seeing him in his tux nor him seeing her in her wedding dress. They are just so sweet together.
CREDITS: Cardstock Papers: Solids by Cinzia Loosemore; Brush Strokes by Cinzia Loosemore; Word art and stamp from Timeless Mini Kit by Cinzia Loosemore; Word Art and Flower from Live In Color by Cinzia Loosemore; Ribbon from Dare2BU by Cinzia Loosemore; Large Floral Stamp from Elicit Exquisite by scarletheels designs

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cool Dude

CREDITS: Papers and elements, including alpha, from Let's Eat It Collab by Jana M Designs and Tara Dunstan; Staple, Word Art from Dare2BeU by Cinzia Loosemore; Alphabet, border, Cool Dude tag, red frame, brackets from Live In Color by Cinzia Loosemore; Love flair button, owl from Retro Fall by Cinzia Loosemore; Frog from Frog Prince by Mikkel Paige; font is Artistamp Medium

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Love

CREDITS: Background paper and patterned papers from Evergreen Papers by Michelle Batton; Black paper covering frame from Christmas Coal Papers by Michelle Batton; Foil Snowflakes by Michelle Batton; Glitz Alpha by Michelle Batton; My Favorites {mojo freebie} Template by Anna R Designs @; font is AKA Frivolity

cocoa LOVE

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Feelin' Frosty by Krystal Hartley; Picture from stockxchng by jswafford; font is Myriad Pro

Believe In The Self You Want To Be

CREDITS: Flair button from Lot No. 99 {Altered Flair 1} by Tangie Baxter; Oval flash cards from Lot No. 97 {Flashion Cards: Rosy} by Tangie Baxter; Figure from Model Behavior The 30's by Tangie Baxter; Postcard word art, journal mat, grid frame from Perennial Paperie by Tangie Baxter; Joyful card from Once Upon A Midsummer's Eve by Tangie Baxter; Scaredy cat label from Spooky Hollow Potion Shoppe by Tangie Baxter; Keep Out label from Apothecary Set One by Tangie Baxter; Charm label from Glamour Set One by Tangie Baxter; Library Card from Marian the Librarian; Song sheet from Melodies ATC Collection by Tangie Baxter; Merry Fireworks by Tangie Baxter; Glitter Flowers from Forest Floor: Summer by Tangie Baxter

Friday, November 14, 2008


CREDITS: Papers and elements from Enchanted by Raspberry Road Designs; font is Aquiline

SNAPSHOT of today ~ made the GSO Blog

WooT! My layout in the previous post ("SNAPSHOT of today") made the GSO Blog today!

Check it out:

SNAPSHOT of today

Olivia at the Greater Gulfcoast Arts Festival this past weekend . . .
CREDITS: Papers and elements from A Little Shabby by Amy Sumrall; The Right Path Basics by Angie Kovacs; Fonts are Myriad Pro and Pea Missy Cursive

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Babies Are Angels

My little nephew and his first trip to the beach ~ LOVE the sun hat!
CREDITS: Papers and elements from My Little Wonderland by Jana M Designs except for Sweet flair button from Sweet Bird by Mira Designs; Word Arts No. 1 by Lia Designs; A Little Warped Template 3 by Kelleigh Ratzlaff; font is Portable Remington

Close To You

Oooh, my babies are so little . . . they are growing up too fast!
CREDITS: Papers and elements from Can't Stop The Beat Mini Kit Collab by The Digi Chick Designers (Close To You Mini Kit by Amy Sumrall); The Right Path Basics by Angie Kovacs; Edge2Edge Template by ChrissyW; font is Pea Kel's Belles


Some days it is just so hard to be nice, to spread happiness to others. That danged internal weight I carry around in the form of misplaced guilt or self-hatred should just hit the road. Why can't I always radiate happiness to others? What is going on that keeps me so wrapped up within myself that I can't see the needs of others? There are some days when I'm just Little Cindy Who, spreading joy and sunshine to all around me with no effort whatsoever (true, I'm usually in a serotonin uptake inhibited state), but then the others that cost me little chunks of myself when I grin in spite of the downright stinky feelings I have on the inside. Why can't it be easier? So I just say it: Happiness. May it always radiate from me. It's there, deep inside me. Just gotta tap into it.
CREDITS: Papers and elements from ~ Me ~ The True Story Mini Kit by Tangie Baxter @ Tangie Baxter Designs; Template by julifish; font is Astonished

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Days ~ featured at Faith Sisters

Three of my layouts of my brother's military training/service are featured on the Faith Sisters home page for Veterans and Remembrance Day. Check it out: 11/11/08 Veterans Day.

I've tried to explain to my brother how proud I am of him, but every time I try, the words just don't express the depth of my feelings. I was almost 20 years old when he was born, and I remember seeing him for the first time in the hospital. I remember how stinkin' cute he was as a little boy. He was so well-behaved and fun, just a joy to be around. As he's grown into a man, he's changed some, especially when he entered the Army. But I know that my brother is still there in the smiles he shares, the things we laugh about, his easy-going ways.

For all these things, it's still extraordinary to me that my brother who is younger than I was when he was born made the momentous decision to serve our country. He had other options, but this is the path he wanted to follow. His focus and determination are incredible. So C.J., out there doing whatever you're doing in training right now ~ I'm so proud of you, of the man you are, of the man you're becoming.



This is my maternal grandfather and his brothers. The only one of them that I met and know is Uncle Jesse as my grandfather died before I was born. Thanks,Uncle Jesse, for your service to our country!

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Freedom Rings by Raspberry Road Designs; fonts are Scriptina and Problem Secretary Normal

Monday, November 10, 2008

Featured on Faith Sisters Made Ya Look Monday

WooT! My layout "you & me" made the Made Ya Look Monday feature on the Faith Sisters home page.

Check it out: Made Ya Look Monday Gallery Standouts 11/10/08 @ Faith Sisters

Layout of the Day at Digital Freebies

Oh, my layout of C.J. and Regina "You Are My Everything" made layout of the day over at Digital Freebies. WooT!

Check it out: LOTD 11/10/08 @ Digital Freebies

being with you

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Whimsical Winter by Chaos Lounge; Fabric scrap from Comfy Cozy, a collab by Danielle Corbitt, Chaos Lounge & Wendy Page; font is SS Whimsy

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Ah, I'm going through a phase ~ I'm just loving the collage look and I love really trying to mimic a traditional paper layout. I really like to pull items from here, there and everywhere ~ it was definitely a creative release to do this page today.

And, of course, I'm super proud of my brother who made it through Airborne and is on to RIP (Ranger Indoctrination Program). This is his fiancee pinning on his wings.

CREDITS: Background papers from Shabby Solids by Emily Giovanni; Birds from the following kits ~ A Walk In The Park, 2008 CRD Block Party Collab Kit; Requisites: Wings by Tangie Baxter and sherriejd; Winged by sherriejd; Birds of a Feather by Raspberry Road Designs; Always and Forever by Heavens Gate Designs; A Little Birdie by Sugarplum Paperie; Retro Funk by Debra Tope; Color Theory: Black by Tangie Baxter and sherriejd; String from Lil Stinker by Krystal Hartley; Flourish from Paper from Freshness by Scorpiosue Designs; Alpha by Tangie Baxter Designs from A Walk In The Park Collab, 2008 CRD Block Party Kit; State The Date by TADA; Sketch from 8/08 (altered) by PageMaps; fonts are Times and Times Again and Pea Sarah Lynne

you & me

CREDITS: Papers and elements from A Walk In The Park, a Collab by 2008 Christina Renee Designs Block Party participating designers; Boy & Girl Word Art Beads from A Fresh Day by Lia Designs; Smile Word Art by Rhonna Farrer; Together Word Art from Holiday Sampler by Shabby Princess; Blessed Word Art by Skrapper Digitals; font for You & Me Word Art is Sidewalk ~ covered with paper from A Walk In The Park Collab; layout inspired by "you&me" designed by Jaz @ Faith Sisters; font for journaling is Pea Lian

Friday, November 7, 2008


This is my nephew, Chris, who is growing up to be such a thoughtful, kind and handsome young man.
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Kornhills Avenue by Edeline Marta; font is Stamp

You Are My Everything

CREDITS: Papers and elements from A White Kit by Cinzia Loosemore; font is Windsong

I've been published in Digital Artist Magazine!

Two of my layouts were featured in the October 2008 Issue of Digital Artist Magazine and are included in the articles "A Scrapbooker's Journey" and "The Perfect Title."

This is a top quality online publication, and the October Issue is over 200 pages! It's a fantastic source of inspiration and knowledge for the digi scrapper. I am so honored to be included in the magazine. Click HERE to obtain information about purchasing this issue or about subscribing.


CREDITS: Papers, frame, green sheer ribbon from Blissful Blooms by Raspberry Road Designs; orange sheer ribbon tie and buttoned flowers from Savoir Faire by Raspberry Road Designs; paper flowers from Father Knows Best by Raspberry Road Designs; glitter from These Days Are Golden by Krystal Hartley; Island Girl Choco Chip Alpha (hue altered) by myscrapworks; font is Artistamp Medium

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sing A Song

CREDITS: Papers and elements, including alpha, from Mood Music: Be Happy by Jana M Designs; Date Bits by Misty Cato

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making Memories For You E-Zine

I've been pubbed in the November issue of Making Memories For You (MMFY)!

This e-zine is full of information and awesome inspirational pages (including mine - hee, hee). I'm on page 32 with a page featuring Fanciful Fall by Raspberry Road Designs.

You can check it out by linking to the Making Memories For You blog (CLICK HERE) and then you'll see the monthly e-zines listed in the sidebar on the right.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Special Delivery

This is my cousin's newest little one ~ isn't he precious?????
CREDITS: ~ All items from Raspberry Road Designs ~ Striped paper/ribbon/solid paper background (colored sepia) from Playschool Days; frame, bear paper, bears, photo corners from Country Cuddles; flowers and pinned ribbon from Fitting Room; Label from Big Boy; wire from Down Home; tab top from Family Fun; special delivery button from Shabby Tots; tickets from Pressed In Time; small ribbon tie and lace from Passing Thoughts; safety pins and button from World Tour; fonts are Prissy Frat Boy and Stamp

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Smallest Things

CREDITS: Background paper, frame, dried grasses, frame latches from Flitting Fall Faeries by Lorie Davison; Word Art from Heartstrings Word Art; font is Prissy Frat Boy

Be Yourself

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Be Bold by Edeline Marta; font is Fluoxetine

Laugh As Much As You Breathe

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Leaves of Time by Raspberry Road Designs; fonts are Stamp, Downcome and Tallys

Saturday, November 1, 2008


CREDITS: Papers, Ribbons, String, Flower from Happy by Mellow Butterfly; Yellow Sequin from Let's Celebrate by Mellow Butterfly; Brown bag, ticket, envelope, label, button, torn paper, stamp frame, leaves from Color Theory: Cappuccino by Edeline Marta; fonts are Diesel and Overwork

Candy Corn

Noggin, a childrens' programming channel, has these little characters, a moose called Moose A. Moose and a bird called Zee, and the moose sings this cute little song about how he doesn't like candy corn ~ it's Daniel's favorite little Halloween son (and mine, too, if I'm being honest). So here's a piece of digi art that I can use for decorations for Halloween.
CREDITS: All goodies available at the Christina Renee Designs Block Party ~ Background paper, leaves, chestnut from Autumn Treasures by Scrapidea Timkova; Candy Corn, Straw Knot, Red Leaves and Corn Leaves from Fall Frenzy by sherriejd; Sung By Moose A. Moose and Zee on Noggin (Lyrics by Matt Perreault)

My Childhood Home

CREDITS: Papers and elements from Comfy Cozy, a collab by Chaos Lounge, Danielle Corbitt and Wendy Page; font is Portable Remington

Cute & Cuddly

This is my precious little nephew who is so sweet! I haven't seen him in a few weeks, and I need some LUV!
CREDITS: Papers, elements and alpha from Kooky Kritters by Amy Sumrall; font is Earwig Factory