Tuesday, March 31, 2009


CREDITS: Spring Medley by Matahati Designs; font is Book Antiqua

Monday, March 30, 2009

I Hope These Memories Travel With You Forever

CREDITS: Route 101 Collab by ViVa Artistry and HeatherT; Photo mask from Grungy Masquerade by Jule Designs; fonts are CapitalisTypOasis and Stamp

Monday, March 23, 2009

Faith Sisters Designers Call

It's that time again!

FaithSisters.com put out a new designers call and got a great response! All of their designer hopefuls have designed a mini (or not so mini) kit for everyone to download for FREE!

Download your favorites and while you are there, and be sure to register in the gallery and VOTE for your absolute favorite designer kit! You will be helping to choose new designers to add to the shop! Even if you don't do any digital scrapbooking, please vote! You need to be registered and logged in to VOTE!

CLICK here to see all of the kits and place your vote!

Do You?

Another page for Chuck & Tracy of their vow renewal ceremony.
CREDITS: In The Meadow Collab by Studio mgl and Sugarplum Paperie

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

CREDITS: Oh Happy Day! Mini Kit Freebie by Amanda Resende; font is Portable Remington

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Lesson

CREDITS: Yippee-ki-yay by Studio Tangie and sherrieJD; font is Portable Remington

Common Destiny

A throw back to July of '05 . . . when Daniel was a little over a week old. It was amazing to me what a connection my children had with each other, and that they still have. I know their common destiny is one of greatness!
CREDITS: Chalk Garden Mini Kit by Kristin Aagard, a Pixel Club exclusive kit Gotta Pixel; Expecting You Alpha by Krystal Hartley; Frame from 12 VIP's by Studio Dana; quote is from "Babe"; font is SS Play


CREDITS: Plain & Simple {Spring Collection} Papers by Blythe Evans; Flutter By Butterfly by Blythe Evans; Whitewash'd Wooden Frames by Blythe Evans; Hammered Copper Alpha by Blythe Evans; Stamp, glitter stamp, string w/ heart, and fence from Parisian Holiday, an OScraps Collab; Quote by Maya Angelou; font is Portable Remington


CREDITS: Royalty by sherrieJD; Alpha from Something New by Jana M Designs; font is Portable Remington

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fly High Fly Free

CREDITS: Up In The Air by Kristin Aagard; fonts are Stamp Act and Pea Jenny Roman

Thursday, March 19, 2009

100% Boy

My nephew, Chris ~ GASP ~ I caught him smiling!
CREDITS: Striped paper, orange ribbon, staples, buttons, word art stamp from Lil' Guy by Eclectic Scrap Style Designs; Frame, flowers, journal block, jewels, flourish paper in circle scalloped shape from Princess Kit by Eclectic Scrap Style Designs; Alpha from Unbreakable by ViVa Artistry; Orange Striped Bow from Bow Collection by Studio Manu; Green Swirl and small butterfly from The Way You Make Me Feel by Jule Designs; Orange butterfly from Sunshiny Day by Corina Nielsen; quote by Abraham Lincoln; scraplift of "Pretty" by Luzma @ TwoPeas; font is Portable Remington

Spring Chick

CREDITS: CU Grab Bag Collab 2 by Miss Tiina and Amanda Rockwell; Date It Vol. 1, Friendship, Sweet Love by Miss Tiina; font is Century Gothic

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Just a little funny love note for my sweetie! I couldn't resist the play on words. Love you, Jay!
CREDITS: Peanut Butter . . . and Jelly! by Pamela Donnis except for Stitched Journaling Circle and Alpha from Pin Pals by Pamela Donnis; font is Pea Emma


This past weekend, I took some photos for some friends who renewed their vows. It was special to me, 'cause they had their ceremony at my mom's house, at the arbor where Jay proposed to me. It was a horrible rainy day, but God opened the sky right at 1 pm and they were able to have a beautiful and meaningful ceremony.

In the midst of this is their daughter, Avery. Oh my goodness, this girl is the cutest thing! I must have taken 50 pictures of her alone. While I was crying because of Chuck and Tracy's vows they read, this child was balancing it all out by just being herself and playing with her flower and her mom's bouquet ~ it was definitely a laugh while you cry kind of day.

Be on the lookout for more layouts featuring this very happy family!

CREDITS: Strawberry Cafe by Sugarplum Paperie; Sweet & Simple Templates Vol. 4 by Sugarplum Paperie; font is Century Gothic

Little Things

I happened to catch this expression on Olivia's face while I was taking some pics recently. She's like me and tends to worry about the little things that don't make a different. So here's my advice: Don't let the little things bug you!
CREDITS: Totally Buggin' Collab by Mira Designs and Britt-ish Designs; Sand from My Little Goldfish by Michelle Batton; font is Traveling Typewriter

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Circa 1970

My DH, Jay, when he was about 1 year old.
CREDITS: Loving You Long Time Mini Kit (part of The 2009 Pickle Barrel Vol. 1) by Newlife Dreams Designs; font is Traveling Typewriter

birthday princess

I think she was tired of me continuing to take her picture . . . LOL . . . such a princess . . .
CREDITS: Princess Kit by Eclectic Scrap Style Designs; Stamp Frames II by Eclectic Scrap Style Designs; Sky Gazing Cloudy Backgrounds by Michelle Batton; Balloons & Strings by Michelle Batton; font is 1942 Report

Monday, March 16, 2009

My Lil' Guy

CREDITS: My Lil' Guy by Eclectic Scrap Style Designs; scraplift of "Spring Is In The Air" by my3hens (Sarah); font is Fusi

I'm The Lucky One

Well, really, it's more like blessed . . . I'm the blessed one to have two marvelous children.
CREDITS: Happy Go Lucky by Sherry Ferguson; font is Century Gothic

Puddle Splasher

CREDITS: Rain, Rain by Krystal Hartley & mle card designs; font is Patient Paige

Friday, March 13, 2009


A shot of flowers from Mama's yard last Spring . . .
CREDITS: Spring Thyme Collection by Raspberry Road Designs; 2Peas Arizona

Nothing Beats Sweet Kisses

CREDITS: Shabby Love by Krystal Hartley and Amy Stoffel; font is Astonished

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lanterns Like Flowers

"By now the trees were quite black, the sky was gone but round about hung the coloured lanterns, like flowers. She would have liked to walk round and kiss each one." Karin Michaels from "The First Party" (translated from Danish)

So if you know me, you know I have a small obsession with lamps/soft lighting of any kind. I really love lanterns like these, but have held off on decorating our gazebo with them because they wouldn't hold up in the weather. We're talking about putting a cover on our patio and doing away with the gazebo (which has lasted 3 years, but is now in the midst of its final death throes). I think if we get the cover, then I'll definitely have to put up these lanterns AND I'll have to put this quote up as a wall hanging, too. I love it. Yes, I know I'm odd, but I really identify with wanting to walk round and kiss each one. Aren't they just fat and happy?

CREDITS: Eastern Whisper by DeCrow Designs; quote from "The First Party" by Karin Michaels; photo from stockxchng; font is 2Peas Arizona

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I completed this layout for this week's Scraplift Challenge at Funky Playground Designs. We got to choose one of the layouts that's in the favorites thread, and I chose Cherry's layout, "Just Me." I hardly did it justice ~ she is one amazing scrapper ~ but I sure had a lot of fun. I love using repetition in my layouts, especially with photos, but I think this is the most I've ever used. I really enjoyed studying her page . . . her use of space and her sizing of photos and elements really is much different than my usual. It was nice to try something different.
CREDITS: Slice of Love by Marcie Reckinger; Scraplift of Cherry's "Just Me"; font is 1942 Report

Monday, March 9, 2009


This is my grandfather while he was stationed in the Phillippines during World War II. He was actually on Samar Island and this picture was taken in September 1945.
CREDITS: Unbreakable by ViVa Artistry; template by Melissa (KSCroppyChick); font is 1942 Report

Sunday, March 8, 2009

8 Months

Me, pregnant with Daniel in 2005 . . .
CREDITS: Maternal Instincts by Krystal Hartley and MickeyB Designs; font is Traveling Typewriter

waiting for you

CREDITS: Little Miss Allie by Meredith Cardall and Theres K; Metal Wire Alpha by Mira Designs; font is Pea Swimmy Script


CREDITS: Infusion by ViVa Artistry; font is Traveling Typewriter

Friday, March 6, 2009

If My Heart Had Wings

CREDITS: My Dream World by Newlife Dreams Designs; lyrics from "If My Heart Had Wings" performed by Faith Hill; font is Traveling Typewriter

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How Do You Build A Rainbow?

Studio Maya @ Scrapbookgraphics just released this collection called Blue Moon that is just different and cool and edgy. Like most scrappers, for the most part I choose to scrap the pretty, cute, happy, cheerful things in life . . . but sometimes my life is just not that way. I have suffered with depression for a long time, and even with medication, it's often difficult to get out from under those dark clouds. Digi scrapping allows me to be creative, allows me to escape from that darkness for a while, so I made this layout to explore how I feel.

By the way, I do know the answer to the question on my layout . . . you build a rainbow one color at a time! Or with a whole lot of prayer!

CREDITS: Blue Moon and Blue Moon Alpha by Studio Maya; font is Traveling Typewriter

Wizard At Heart

RAK for my web friend Ivon of her little one, already a Harry Potter fan!
CREDITS: Wizard Boarding School by Studio Tangie; font is Traveling Typewriter

LOVE ~ this LO published in DAM

This layout was actually featured in Digital Artists Magazine February 2009. I just love this magazine and I'm so honored to be published!

Another picture of my cutie brother and his cutie wife . . . but it's back from when they were dating . . .
CREDITS: Papers and elements from Be Mine by Newlife Dreams Designs, an exclusive freebie at Digital Artist Magazine February 2009 Issue; font is Freebooter Script

A New World

Daniel exploring the lake for the first time . . .
CREDITS: My Little Goldfish by Michelle Batton; My Little Goldfish Alpha by Michelle Batton; font is SlabTallX

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Hey CJ! Daisy says hello . . . awww, doesn't she look so pretty as gussied up for the wedding?
CREDITS: Grab Bag by mgl Scraps exclusively at TDC; doodled dog from Puppy Love by Krystal Hartley; font is Susie's Hand

Bee Yourself

CREDITS: Hunny Bee Mine by Meredith Cardall and Ashli Wolf; Sketch by Stef at http://stef7240.canalblog.com; font is Pea Cammi-Pea


CREDITS: Denim Darling by TLC Designs, DST's March Hot Product; brads from Drawer Fasteners by Doris Castle; font is Pea Sean

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

i HEART my cute bug

CREDITS: March Sampler @ FPD by Corina Nielsen; Date It Vol. 1 by Miss Tiina; Love Struck February FPD Designers Collab; Button Blast 4 by Miss Tiina; font is Patient Paige

Win a Custom Designed Kit from Chaos Lounge!

I know! Cool, huh?

Here's the link to the forum so you can post your ideas: ENCHANTED STUDIO SCRAPS

Good Luck!


CREDITS: Sibling Joy and Sibling Joy Borders by ViVa Artistry; Sketch from Page Maps; font is Portable Remington

Sunday, March 1, 2009

hold fast to dreams

CREDITS: Bird and Cage from Dress Me Up Kawaii Birdie by Miss Tiina; String from Jasper by Valorie Brown; Tree Border and Yarn from Esme by Valorie Brown; Heart Ribbon from Love Me Tender by Krystal Hartley; quote by Langston Hughes; font is Portable Remington

Free March Desktop @ Funky Playground Designs!

Are you looking for a new desktop? Check out this desktop I made with Valorie Brown's Kiss Me kit:

You can download the desktop at the Funky Playground Designs blog (which you can get to by CLICKING RIGHT HERE). There are three different sizes available. Hope you enjoy!

She Is A Cup Of Life

SIGH. What else is there to say?
CREDITS: Tea For Two Collection (Paper Pack, Element Set and Add On) by Raspberry Road Designs; font is Freebooter Script