Friday, April 5, 2013

So excited to share...

That I am being featured today on the Come On Get Crafty blog.

 Come On get Crafty is a new online store that is owned by Nicole Sower. She has been busy stocking the shop and it looks like there is so much more awesomeness coming this month, including the new Webster's Pages Sweet Notes line by Allison Kreft (my new must have!), Basic Grey's Mint julep line and Lilly Bee's Sweet Shoppe. There is also a five dollar shipping code ( 5SHIP ) now through April 12th. Oh,and her creative team is amazing! I think you will recognize three very familiar and friendly faces. ;)  Love those girls, so much talent there.  I can't wait to see what fun they have in store.

I am so honored that Nicole wanted to feature some of my work.
She asked me what my favorite creation was and for me that is always the page that I just finished. lol!
So here is that one:

The photo is of my mom when she was either 1 or 2? I absolutely love the Maggie Holmes flower paper and I thought it was just perfect for this photo and check out that little bow. It is so pretty and so dainty. It  is also part of the Maggie Holmes line for Crate Paper. I won the package of bows by leaving a comment on the Come On Get Crafty blog when they were having a giveaway. Thanks Nicole!
I also used some of Glitz Design's Love You Madly for this layout and used my cameo to cut the feathers and words from vellum. Finally if you look closely you can see the sweet little flowers that I stitched around the edge of the 8x8 paper.

This next page is also one of my faves. ;)

This page is made using mostly Glitz Design's Uncharted Waters and a few pieces from the Maggie Holmes line. The letters of the "hello" are AC remarks by Amy Tangerine and the thickers are called
Kitten. The ribbon is also from Amy Tangerine and the stamps and geo tag are from Studio Calico.

Here is one last page:

This one is going in my "this is me" album and is a photo of Kim Walker. She is my favorite singing artist on my playlist right now. So I took a screen shot of the album playing and enlarged it. I  am pretty happy with the way the page turned out.
I used quilting thread to stitch the triangle border and most of the layout is made using a kit from Studio Calico.

I'll post more pages soon...

Nicole, thank you so much for featuring my work today!

Happy weekend everybody.

Monday, March 4, 2013


is my latest page for my "this is me" album:

I have loved this perfume for as long as I can remember. I guess you could say it is my signature scent. But I also love Coco by Chanel and my newest fave is Coco Noir. I already have the other two but I am going to have to wait until Mother's Day to add the Noir to my collection.

Speaking of "this is me", there are two pretty exciting things that I have to share. The first is Studio Calico's April class is going to be... you guessed it. A "This is Me" class taught by the fun, quirky and very talented Lexi Bridges ( I hope you don't mind me calling you quirky, Lexi. It is meant as a total compliment).

What perfect timing because it will go right along with what I am already working on and it will give me more ideas to add to my album. How cool is that!

Next my "this is me" page:

was chosen as the winner for the "All About You" challenge over at the fun new SWAT challenge site. I was so thrilled and honored to find out that they chose that page! Thanks so much SWAT Team!

Ok, that is enough "me's" to last "me" a lifetime! ;)
What about you? Do you think your fam would appreciate a book that is all about you? I know I would be thrilled to have such a book about my mom (who passed away when I was just a young child).
Just something to think about...


Monday, February 18, 2013

well hello there neglected blog...

I think I have missed you and I know that you need a whole new look. Must work on that very soon. But for now I'll just post a few pages to ease me back into the blogging world.

 The above  page is for a few challenges. The first challenge was over at Shanna Noel's blog. If you have never visited her blog, you really should and prepare to be inspired! Shanna has been blessed with incredible creativity and her work blows me away! The other challenge is the  first challenge over at SWAT, a new site that looks like it will be very fun! Go and check it out here. The challenge is called "All About You" and since I am starting an album called "this is me", this challenge was perfect. This layout is going to be the title page for my album.

Hope you enjoyed  looking  and thanks so very much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

two pages

just wanted to share my latest 2 pages:

happy wednesday!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Oh Snap, Shut the Front Door, my boy is finally home!...

is my latest page.

 Jake came home for a visit july 21st and it could not have been a better weekend! love my boy!! so that is where the title came from. the "my boy is finally home" you can see on the tab in the 2nd photo. i may change that  so it can be seen better but i just didn't feel like i had any place to put it in a bigger size that would look right.
i would love to hear your suggestions!!! 

 the banner was made using  freckled fawn washi tape. except for the yellow chevron tape at the bottom. it is from bella blvd.

 this page is for two challenges. first is justg's LOAW challenge at studio calico. the challenge is to use the brides list:  something old: my bam pop stamps,  something new: elmwood park and SCs heyday paper,  something borrowed: i borrowed the cross pendant from a chain that jake has.  something blue: blue ink and the blue sparkly.  really fun challenge! thanks justg
the second challenge is ursula's challenge posted on the freckled fawn blog, to use washi tapes to make a banner(s) for a scrapbook page. thanks ursula.  great challenge!

happy tuesday!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

so honored...

that my "bikes on the beach" layout was featured on the paper issues blog here. how exciting. thank you so much cassie! you made my day!!