Sunday, June 22, 2008


These are the sneak peeks for July's Back Porch Memories' kits - WAHOO!! Looking gorgeous as always and the stamp set is to die for!! Yep, I'll be getting those for sure!! A scrapper can never have enough swirls and flourishes :D You know you want to head over right now and sign up for these ;)

Solo Kit

Medley Kit

and these GORGEOUS stamps!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I just love color and all its possible combinations. That's why I'm posting about these two awesome blogs --- Color Story Challenge and Color Combos Galore.

I am going to try (try being the key word to stretch myself in an area that I lack at. When I scrap anymore I just pick the papers that come in a line. I want to try to start mixing and matching paper lines and color combos. We'll see how this goes --- don't expect too much for now :D

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Some recent projects

Here are some cards I made for Marisa and Collin's teachers. I scraplifted an idea from Michelle Lanning. She is sooooo talented and her teacher project involved little french fry boxes. I decided to go quick and easy since I left it to the last minute and slap some cards together instead.

Marisa has this little girlfriend in her class who just LOVED the mini phone book I made for her. When I was at her school field day, Rania told me over and over how much she loved the book and wish she could have one of her own. Well, I didn't have time to make her an entire phone book, but I picked up this $1 journal from M's and decorated it for her as a "thank you" for helping us when Marisa lost her science project papers. Rania copied them all for us so we could complete the project.

Then there are a couple layouts I decided to do. This first one uses some Grungeboard that I altered for my June newsletter article at Back Porch Memories. The Halloween layout uses this week's sketch over at Creative Scrappers.

Off to visit my sis -- peace out!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


do I always get a little sad when the end of the school year comes around??? I'm just dreading going to my son's last day of kindergarten tomorrow because I know I'm going to cry. Not a bad dread, but the sort that makes me feel so sad inside. I get mushy about these things. I cried my eyes out when Marisa finished kindergarten, first grade, and second grade too! Gosh, I've got to get a I think it's just because time seems to fly so fast and watching my kiddies grow is exciting, but sad at the same time. I know that before we know it they'll be teenagers not wanting a thing to do with us. Travis is already at that stage. He starts high school in the fall and I just can't believe it!!! Well off to start my toughening up techniques. Maybe I'll take a good dry-me-up pill before I head up there tomorrow...LOL

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My favorite day of the month!!

You know why?????

That's because this is when we get to upload our DT creations for Back Porch Memories!!! For the month of June, I got to work with the GORGEOUS WRMK Frenzy line. Gosh, I can't tell you how much I loved these bright fun colors that totally depict summer sunshine weather.
Make sure to check out all the other fabulous DT gals' work here ---> June gallery

Thursday, June 05, 2008


I was supposed to make up some sketches to post, but didn't get a chance to do it on the computer. So I thought I'd post a few I've drawn up recently by hand. Hope you can see them okay. I should have went back over everything with pen, but didn't have the time with all the kids' end of year activities that have me hopping lately. Now they might look a little off of scale, but remember I draw them with a 12x12 layout in mind. If I get a chance soon, I will pen them in and post a better picture.


We brought Stanley home!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew they'd do it!! If there's one sport that I can tolerate to watch and even go to the games it's hockey. I love the fast paced violent nature of the

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Picture Share

We've been having a little camera practice/learning session over at Willow Traders each week. This week's instruction was about vantage point. Here's the ones I decided on featuring because she was my only willing participant other than the All of these were taken with my new Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. LOVE THAT THING!!!

Now, of course, this last photo I doctored with PSE 5.0 -- turned the photo B&W and then added a burnt edge as it's called. I just can't get enough of this camera I tell ya. :^D