Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I've been AWARDED Holey Moley!!!

So Ive had the honor of meeting a pretty sweet lady who spoils me with fabulous words of kindness!!! Her name is Jing-Jing Nickel and here is her fabulous blog!
http://thislittleartofmine.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-is-line-sally-field-said.html If you find the time to visit her I assure you that you will meet an instant friend and see some fabulous work!

She found it in her heart to award me with this fabulous web award after being chosen herself.

The rules are....
  1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
  2. On your blog, link the person you received your award from.
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blog.
  4. Put links of those blogs on yours
  5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
I usually dont get around to doing these fun little TAGGED things but Ive made a special effort to get it accomplished today so here goes nothing, I don't think I'm allowed to choose Jing-Jing again or I would because her stuff is so bright and cheerful and alway makes me smile.

My 7 are:

First off is the fabulous Jenni Boisvert, I love this girl! We had the chance to meat about a month ago and I feel like I made an instant friend and she is Uber talented and her stuff totally rocks and blows me away!

Linda Albrecht This woman is AWESOME, I love all of her soft and beautiful projects!

Vicki Chrisman She always posts the coolest sketches and has the cutest home craft idea!

This lady totally rocks paper! Im so sorry that I dont know her name but I love her awesome blog!

Ruth another very talented lady!

Hilde Janbroers One awesomely talented lady that always blows me away!

Scraps Of My Mind someone I find super inspiring!

Woo Hoo! Those are my seven!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name

This photo of my daughter Destiny is not the best quality because it was taken with a cell phone about a year before I took a fancy in photography. This was taken while my husband was away at police academy and things were kind of hard, but Destiny always made me stop and take time to smell the roses. Doesn't she just look so sweet! Im usually not very good at flowers but these coordinating packages from Prima made it SO easy and seamless!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Photo Box

My husband reads comic books and the boxes his books get delivered in are the perfect size for extra prints and photos waiting to be scrapped and these papers were so perfect for dressing it up which is something ive wanted to do for awhile!

Baby Blessings

Yet another Graphic 45 layout! I LOVE these papers and they are new to me so I just HAVE to scrap with them! Here is a layout of my grandfather Charles when he was a baby, I know I used pink on a boy page but these soft photos were just begging for some soft dusty pink and I think I did well controlling it lol!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Dressed In Our Easter Best

My first 8.5x11 layout ever! So much fun! I was playing with a new style FULL of doodles and it was so fun! Lovin the Basic Grey Urban Prairie line! So fun for spring!

Star Technique

Ive had a few requests asking how I made my stars in my last layout so Ive decided to make a technique post. I think everyone will be shocked at how easy these lovely little stars are to make.

First step is to trace or draw a star shape on a scrap or any desired paper. Here ive chosen white so that you all can see it better.

Next cut out the star.

Next grab a pen and a ruler or any straight edge and draw a line down the center of each arm all the way down.

Now we take our star and fold along each crease leaving the marks on the inside of your crease so that they will be on the back side of your star.

Next is the most fun and final step, ink each of your creases and edges and Viola you have an awesome barn style star! So easy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

American Girl

My daughter Lavinia LOVES parades! What kid doesnt?! I just love these precious photos of her waving and watching. Parades are all American and these papers reminded me of vintage Americana! I love Graphic 45 and am almost done with the two packs Jenni Boisvert gave me! Time to order more!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Ladies Got Talent!

Wait a sec while I scoop my jaw up off the floor....Jeni Boisvert made me the most awesomest edited photo of my daughter Destiny! She made her a little pixie and all in one day WOW! Check out her AMAZING work! She has a ton of great stuff on an Etsy shop too, she is a very talented Photographer! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5952630

Sunday, April 12, 2009


OMG the rockin Jeni B gave me some of these amazing paints called Shimmerz in my prize package a couple weeks ago and I just used them for the first time and I am star struck! I love the little babies! You can totally control your level of bling by the amount of paint you apply and let me tell ya, a little goes a LONG way! Here I used them on my flowers that I made into neat little magnets for a handmade note board.

I purchased a small cork board for $2 but the cork was very thin and I really didnt like the look of the cork but loved the size and the framing so I found a magnetic dry erase board for $3 and ripped it apart to salvage the thin piece of metal and cut it to size and it worked PERFECT!

It is so hard to show shimmer in a photo but these things are just lovely in real life, take my word for it? You can find them on ebay and will hopefully be available at the store I work at soon so let me know how interested you are and I can deffinetly find you a place to get them :)

Friday, April 10, 2009


This layout title was inspired by the romantic classic Casablanca! The most famous quote from the movie is "We will always have Paris" Unfortunately me and my hubby will probably NEVER get to see Paris, but it doesn't really matter because we have a strong love for each other.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Charles 1952

I just received a box of old photos from my mother and these ones of my grandfather Charles as a child were included! I just love these pics! These papers from Graphic 45 are amazing, this is my first time playing with Graphic 45 and I am so blessed to receive them! They just coordinate and flow so seamlessly.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I had the wonderful honor of meeting Jennie Boisvert last week! Jenni is the Design Team coordinator for Bad Girls and Designs for some of my favorite companies! I was lucky enough to win a prize from a giveaway on her blog here http://paperpiecing.typepad.com/paperpassion/ and she totally SPOILED ME!!!! Since she only lives in the next town over she drove over and gave me my package in person and I feel like I made an instant friend! In my awesome and HUGE prize package were some wonderful Graphic 45 papers that I had time to play with the last couple of days!

Here is my son Kaine when he was just a couple of weeks old, this picture always makes my eyes well with tears because he was so tiny and so innocent sleeping away. He is our last baby so all of these moments are bittersweet as he grows up Im so happy for each milestone but so sad that this will be the last time I get to experience these memories :(

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Whats in a Name?

One or maybe both of my followers may have noticed an ever changing blog header as I desperately try to come up with a clever name for my blog and for what I do. Its never been something im very good at and I always wonder how big name bands came up with these awesome names that just....fit....whereas every thing I come up with sounds just a little bit odd, so bear with me people as I experiment with my header and my blog design.