Thursday, April 30, 2009


CREDITS: Reflections by ViVa Artistry available exclusively at Pixel Canvas; font is Times New Roman

Knowing Yourself

CREDITS: Contemplation by ViVa Artistry available exclusively at Pixel Canvas; font is Traveling Typewriter

NSD Challenges & Prizes at Faith Sisters!

Like Mother Like Daughter

One of my younger sisters and my niece . . .
CREDITS: Viva Frida Collab by sherrieJD and Fiddlette Designs; Font is Pea Nic Script

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Super Hero Brother

I love watching Daniel being the little brother, especially now that he's starting to get older and he can hold his own, a little bit. In this pic, we had just had dinner to celebrate Great Grandma Hicks' birthday, and they had both been so quiet and good ~ it was nice to see them running around on the restaurant's huge porch, just being brother and sister, laughing and playing.
CREDITS: Sweet Imagination by Gypsy Couture; May Grab Bag by Mira Designs; font is Fluoxetine

Deep As The Ocean

With my recent health problems, Jay really stepped up not only to be a great nurse, but also to handle all the day-to-day stuff at the house and with the children. This is my thank you card to him. More than ever, I realize how deep my love for him has grown.
CREDITS: The Living Seas by Dawn Inskip @ The DigiChick; Lyrics from How Deep Is The Ocean by Irving Berlin (performed by Billie Holiday); font is Traveling Typewriter


Tracie Stroud is a guest designer at The DigiChick for May '09 and she has a FABULOUS grab bag that will be available in the TDC Shop on May 1st! The grab bag has some cool stuff in it ~ check out this layout I made with a recent pic of Olivia (who is wearing her new swimsuit BTW). I love that worn paper and the word art!!! The other goodies in the layout are also available at The DigiChick!
CREDITS: May Grab Bag by Tracie Stroud available at The DigiChick on May 1st!; XOXOXO by Mira Designs; Orange Slices by Courtney Wilson; scraplift of Gabs' Spring Treasure; font is Traveling Typewriter

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chickie Chat @ The DigiChick!

Come join us at the Digichick this Friday, May 1st at starting at 10:00 p.m. (EST) for a very special Chickie Chat! We’ll be kicking off the weekend and getting ready to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day with you. There will be lots of fun and as always, lots of goodies to be had!

I'll be hanging out with Nicole and some of our incredible designers. We always have fun chatting, but the prizes are the best! LOL! Hope you will join us!

Image is linked directly to The DigiChick home page!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bath Adventures

CREDITS: Dip In!, Dip In! The Sea!, Dip In! The Bath! by Miss Tiina; font is Pea Lacy Chunky

Thursday, April 23, 2009

cute bug

CREDITS: Buggaboo Collab by Valorie Brown and Juno Designs; font is Pea Swimmy

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Who's not addicted to photo masks these days? I'll be the first to raise my hand and admit my addiction. And now it's just gone a step further. ViVa Artistry's now offering custom masks with names. I think they are so cool. Check it out:
CREDITS: Autograph Masks by ViVa Artistry; Gypsy Painting by ViVa Artistry; font is Traveling Typewriter

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Action of Love

CREDITS: Bunnies, Bees and the Birds' Big Balloon ~ A Spring Collection by Lorie Davison; font is DeVinne BT

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sweet Sleep

CREDITS: Goodnight, Moon Collab by Krystal Hartley and Ziggle Designs; font is LPR Tall, Dark & Simple

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lanterns of Love

I found this poem by Travis J. Morgan entitled "Lightning Bug" and just thought it was perfect!

Dusk falls,
and on the tips of bent blades
little glowing heartbeats rise
illuminating the darkness

Lanterns of love
hovering through the air
their tails set afire
lovers blinking night affair

Moons mini murmurs
levitations of light
pulses of passion
fashioned in flight

Golden stars of the land,
echo nights constellated sky,
astral illuminations,
of the stellar firefly

CREDITS: Background paper from Make Merry Collab by sherrieJD and Studio Tangie; Sprites Collection: Fire Flitters by sherrieJD; "Lightning Bug" by Travis J. Morgan; font is Traveling Typewriter

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

make yourself merry

Last Sunday, we got together to celebrate my Tee's (my sis-in-law) birthday. We were actually trying to take a good picture of Tee with her daughter and her mother (3 generations), but one or the other of them was pulling a face. They were cracking their own selves up ~ thus the title for this layout is perfect ~ make yourself merry. Who needs entertainment when you have these guys around?
CREDITS: Make Merry Collab by Studio Tangie and sherrieJD; font is Traveling Typewriter

Friday, April 10, 2009

May A Rainbow Run Beside You

CREDITS: Sun Showers by Kristin Aagard; font is Love Letter

Twilight FUN

Recent discussions in scrapping forums led to this creation . . . I think my glasses totally ruin it . . . but it is just for a bit of fun.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Time Brag Book Blog Hop - FREEBIE

Welcome to Claudi's QuickPage Team Blog Hop! We have been busy making Quick Pages for Claudi, but took a bit of a break to give back to the scrapping community. We created a 10 page brag book featuring "Easter Time" by Claudi Designs available at Inspiration Lane.

So let's get started! Simply hop to from blog to blog and pick up each artist contribution. When you are finished, you will have a cute brag book perfect for your Easter pictures.

Some of the blogs may not have their links available yet as we are all in different time zones/different countries or continents, so please be patient!

Here's a list of participating blogs:

Gone with the Wind (YOU ARE HERE)






Here are the previews of the brag book pages I created:


Happy Scrapping!

Monday, April 6, 2009


This is my cousin Cassie's daughter ~ they are here visiting and I was able to take some pics yesterday at my mom's. Tyler is a gorgeous girl and she's so sweet, too! She's such a little mama to her little brother, just like Olivia.
CREDITS: Hooty Coo by Miss Tiina; Date It Vol. 3 by Miss Tiina; Cookie Decorating 101 Template by Tracy Ducar; font is MTF Hooty Coo

I Love Spring

CREDITS: Bunnies, Bees And The Birds' Big Balloon ~ A Spring Collection ~ by Lorie Davison; font is Book Antiqua


CREDITS: Gion Gardens by ViVa Artistry; Photo mask from Grungy Masquerade by Jule Designs; photo by Michelle Miralles (stockxchng); font is Love Letter

Spring: Season of Growth

CREDITS: Holly's Spring Treasures Collab by Chaos Lounge and A+ Designs; Spring Treasures Word Art Freebie by Chaos Lounge; font is Traveling Typewriter

Saturday, April 4, 2009

You Are My Favorite Everything

CREDITS: From the Sweet Shoppe Quarterly Sampler 2009: (Stardom by Misty Cato; Ladies Tee Box by Libby Weifenbach; Strawberry Fields by Zoe Pearn; Serenity by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Me + You = Love by Heather Roselli; SpringALing by Melissa Bennett; All About Me Add On by Susan Bartolini); Bird from A Beautiful World by Krystal Hartley; Word Art from Quote Unquote 3 by Cinzia Loosemore; Cherish Word Art from Puppy Love by Krystal Hartley; Scraplift of "Reason 10" by Peppermint; font is Traveling Typewriter

Thursday, April 2, 2009

FOBTY ~ Sweet Shoppe Blog Challenge

From Our Blog To Yours Sweet Shoppe Challenge is to list 5 TV shows that I've seen every episode of OR want to see every episode of . . . so here goes . . .

#1 - LOST
Yes, I have seen every episode. Yes, I have seen some episodes more than once. Yes, I am going back to rewatch from the beginning during the long, unbearable span between seasons. Yes, I watch it because of Sawyer. SO? LOL!

Seriously, the story line is incredible and I just could keep watching it hour after hour after hour.

#2 - Gilmore Girls
I have not seen every episode. Some seasons, I've seen episodes three times in syndication. I know I've seen at least one entire season 'cause I borrowed the DVDs from my sister, but I can't remember what season. And it may have been more than one season. I'm not sure how I missed out on this when it was the hot show to watch, but I did, so this is definitely one that I want to see every episode.

#3 - American Idol

I missed the entire first season except for the very last episode. From that time on, I've faithfully watched the series. I might have missed one or two episodes in various seasons. Nowadays, this is one of the shows I DVR and watch every time it is on.

#4 - The Love Boat
Before you begin pelting me with rotten vegetables, you should know that I was a young girl when I watched this show . . . at any rate, I do believe I've seen almost all of the episodes, and I still like to watch them on TV Land. Along with Fantasy Island. **ducking**

#5 - Family Ties
Yes, another throwback to days gone by, but seriously, Michael J. Fox was SUCH a cutie. I remember crying when Alex danced with Ellen to the song "At This Moment" by Billy Vera and The Beaters. I know. Sentimental drivel, but . . .

So that's it . . . what this has succeeded in doing is making me realize how much television I've watched over my lifetime!


CREDITS: Springtime In The Afternoon, collab by The Digi Chick Designers; font is Melanie BT

I Am Officially Yours

CREDITS: Officially Yours by Valorie Brown; font is Stamp

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So Sweet

CREDITS: Fruit Salad Collab by Kristin Aagard, Amy Sumrall and Sweet Digi Scraps; font is Traveling Typewriter