Saturday, May 28, 2011

Whooo's 10?...

Cards are so much fun... they're fast..interactive and always makes the receiver of them feel good....I like that!! hee hee

Stamps are by Hampton Arts, Cornish Farm and Autumn Leaves
other supplies:
PrismaColor Pencils
Martha Stewart Border Vine Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Stazon Ink - Timber Brown

Friday, May 27, 2011


Still working on Liam's 1st year at Pre-Kindergarten..this layout shows Liam pretend reading to that he is a "BIG BOY" and in school... I was so glad to get these cute photos.. even if his story was just made-up.... that's what Nonna's are for, eh??

The journaling spot is hidden behind the smaller picture..and easily pulled out...

The papers and embellishments are a mixture of: Crate Paper's - School Spirit Collection and October Afternoon's - Night Light
Numbers Stamp: Autumn Leaves - Sassy Alphas by Peter Horjus
Border Punch: EK Success

Friday, May 20, 2011

First Day Jitters...

I've been looking through the many photos I took of Liam on his first day of pre-kindergarten, last fall and recalling it all so vividly.. he had such mixed feelings..actually..... me, too!! hee hee

These beautiful papers and embellishments are from:
Crate Paper - School Spirit Collection

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

With Sympathy...

You know those days... when you go to the grocery store to get some milk...and come home with pork chops, cheesies, grapes and no milk...??? hee hee..

yupp...I was looking for a new blade for my circle cutter, I had this idea for a new layout ( same box that I keep some of my stencils ) when I came across this "Glimmer Screen Stencils - Garden Blossom" by Tattered Angles that I had never used.. quickly got busy..laid down my stencil..sponged some Ranger Bundled Sage all around it, blended in some Vintage Photo,,,shadow stamped with some Tim Holtz stamps and inks, broke out the Glitz Distress Stamps... a little tearing, a lttle crimping.... some jute rope and before you know it.... it's supper time... and I have this wonderful card....

but I've completely forgotten about that dang blade for my circle cutter.....!!

ooooooh well.....maybe I'll work on that layout tomorrow..?? hee hee

Monday, May 16, 2011


Don't these beautiful children look like Angels...??? they are the precious property of my half-sister Gail's daughter, Trina.. and she has graciously given me permission to let me post my Layout of them on my blog...

All of the papers and most of the embellishments are from My MInd's Eye and primarily their Bella Bella Collection..

Friday, May 13, 2011


I've had these photos of Kiara & Liam for several years now..I've just never been able to scrap them..I'd look at them...have a good giggle or two... and hope one day I'd feel inspired to do them justice...

I have JUST gotten an older line from Cosmo Cricket - Cogsmo.. and knew it was the perfect collection for this...especially once I read the strip tease that went with it... What fun!! hee hee

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I just received my new "Thanks" stamp set from American Crafts and just had to play with them.. hee hee

Background Stamp: Cornish Farms - Woodgrain
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Candy Stripe
Embossing Powder: Zing - Orange
Black Ink: ColorBox Black Pigment

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman...

This is another wonderful album that was originated with Laura Denison over at Follow the Paper Trail...such an amazing lady..

The papers are primarily from Graphic 45's - "A Proper Gentleman" - 8x8 Collection..with one exception from Le Romatique..
All other papers are from 7Gypsies' - Savannah & Gypsy Market - 6x6 Collection
Journal Stamps: 7gypsies - "Take Note" & "Journal"
Tab Stamp: Autumn Leaves - "Ledger Tabs" by Katie Pertiet
Larger Binder Ring by Tim Holtz
Black Cardstock: American Crafts
Embossing Folder for hinges: Cuttlebug - Herringbone
On The Edge Dies by Tim Holtz - Ornate, Plaque & Postage, File Tabs

The videos below( which are really best viewed by clicking on the Youtube icon) are Part 2 (the completed album).. and Part 1 will show the hinge and tab assembly.

Laura's pattern can be found at:
Laura's UStream Channel: