Saturday, March 28, 2015

Traveling Tootsies...

D'Arcy and Philip sent some great photos from their trip to California... a real treasure trove for me to Scrapbook.... Thanks Guys!! hee hee

This photo really stood out for me... it was not only a wonderful picture... but I laughed when I realized that I immediately recognized my son's feet!!

Papers and embellishments are a real mixture from my stash... some Heidi Swapp...October Afternoon..and some I have NO idea where they originally came from!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Capture this Smile...

This Layout was  truly a Joy for me to son's wonderful partner Philip sent me the photo of D'Arcy holding his tooth-fairy pillow that I had made for my kids... that happy smile of his actually made me smile and shed a few nostalgic tears at the same was off to the races after that!! hee hee
That wonderful sketch and color scheme for Case #157 over at CSI was perfect!!
I created the polaroid frames... pulled out my acrylic paints...then outlined them with a black photo pen...
I did a lot of stamping.. creating grids and photo strips that matched the colors for this case... and I even cheated and printed/fussy cut out those ADORABLE cats... they added just the right amount of fun and whimsy to the page....!!
I enjoyed every nano-second of this project and I am so delighted to be back scrapbooking again!!

Monday, March 9, 2015


Loving the challenges over a CSI..and thrilled that I was featured with my last layout Case #155..
This is also the first time that I played with a mixed media background.. it's kind of like holding your breath and jumping into the deep end of the pool.... then racing for shallow, safer waters!! hee hee
Actually it's a lot of fun and I want to play more with this format or at least begin to incorporate some of these techniques into my scrap pages....
This layout was for Case #156... come over and play along!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thinking of You..

This card was totally inspired by a wonderful card sketch I found on Pinterest by Lydell Quin

All the papers are from my scrap stash
Stamp - Inkadinkadoo - Thinking of you mini - 60-30321
Ink - Rangers Archival Coffee
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Many Beautiful Faces of Kiara..

I'm back over playing at CSI... on their last case #155..they even had a wonderful sketch to work with... how great is that..?? hee hee

The Title work was all done with some random stamps I have collected in my stash..many from the dollar store!!

The journaling states:
"I so dearly love this face - but I have few recent pics..she is at that age - She hates having her photo taken... "

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

That's My Boy...

I laughed so hard when I received this recent photo from the guys on their way to lunch with Phil's sister and her partner... (as the journaling states) Leave it to Jaden to use this opportunity to let them know  that he probably would have been happier back at home playing on his Xbox with his brother Jared!! hee hee

Many of the papers and sentiments are from October Afternoon's Daily Flash Collection..

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 - Birthday Card (2)...

I love this Tim Holtz Die... #660037
it's so versatile!!
Along with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.. #37-1604
Simple Stories 6x6 papers.. #SS2896, it all came together quite quickly.
Works for me!! hee hee