Saturday, January 30, 2010


Bohemian Art has released a unique set of masks, it was so much fun creating with them......PHOTO MASKS VOL 3.   I also used SWEETHEART kit and SWEETHEART add on


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Be Mine

My honey and me in one of those rare pictures we have together.  I used a new kit by Irene Alexeeva and Studio Alana called CUPIDS ARROW and a mask created by Studio Berna called I LOVE YOU .....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Play wk4

I did a second layout for week 4. I just loved the prompt word Play this week and couldn't resist doing a layout using it. So with lots of color and a couple of cute kids I played.

Sweetheart by Bohemian Art
Picture by Michael (bouncing pelican)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Welcome Winter

Studio Rosey Posey has released another wonderful Winter kit.  It's just perfect to scrap all those Winter pictures you have laying around.  It's called WINTER HEYDAY

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Favorite Time of the Day wk4

I used the prompt for week 4, what is your favorite time of the day.....

The only time I have alone time and quiet is
early in the morning. I get up extra early
each day so I can enjoy the peace and quiet.
Once everyone is up it’s nonstop noise until
I go to bed at night. I use the quiet time to
enjoy a couple cups of coffee, catch up on
the scrap boards or just enjoy a good book.

One particular morning my peace was interrupted
by my loving husband. You see as soon as he
gets up the whole house knows it, as soon as
his feet hit the floor he’s singing or yelling to
me from the bedroom, wishing me a good
morning. Oooooh my ears, please have mercy
on my poor ears, do you have to talk so loud,
it’s too early.….I tried to finish my layout and
all I could hear was this constant chatter in my
ear, “oh Schweety woman, I’m talking to you”,
why aren’t you talkin to me, Schweety woman,
I love you, Schweety woman……

“Honey you know I need quiet in the morning,
I love you too….now just a few more minutes
“But Schweety woman I want to talk to you,”
“Phoenix, (our dog) mom doesn’t want to talk
to me.” “Phoenix talk to me….”

As you may have guessed I couldn’t resist
anymore and busted out laughing….he is
such a vital part to my well being, to my
happiness, he makes me smile, he can
interrupt my quiet anytime….

Parcel 4 by Studio Tangie and Amanda Sexton
Java Junkie by Windsong Designs
I love you mask by Studio Berna
Blossom and Grow Guild kit

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Magic of Books

Sydney enjoying a good book....

Magic Medley by Irene Alexeeva
Background wordart created in wordle


Sydney loves her Smores......

My Little Cupcake by Lindsay Jane
Page Borders #3 by Lindsay Jane

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Acceptance wk3

I changed this layout a zillion times! I just wasn't happy with anything it just wasn't showing in visuals what I wanted to convey. I decided the simpler the better and ended up with this page....I LOVE how it turned out. Basically it says that in order to be able to accept I needed to let go of the past. The water (which always symbolized cleaning, refreshing etc.) is exactly what I'm portraying here....a cleansing so to speak of things that I just wouldn't let go.....I can move on now....;>)

Before the first snow by Lori Davidson
Flitting Fall Fairies by Lori Davidson
Secret Garden by Lilly Designs
1001 nights by NLD
Petit Paris by Irene Alexeeva
Trashed alpha by Birgit kerr

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Butterfly Kisses

My youngest granddaughter Sydney, she has that innocent, but sassy look in this photo of her. When I saw Lor's latest fragments I knew they were perfect to scrap her with. I blended two of the papers together to get the pattern and color I wanted.

Fragments 108 by Studio Rosey Posey available at Scrapbook Graphics
Fragments 109 by Studio Rosey Posey available at Scrapbook Graphics

Being me is best

Used Studio Rosey Posey's new kit FREE TO BE ME

Monday, January 11, 2010

My word for 2010 is Discovery

Okay this art journal stuff is really really hard.....

Here is my first week layout with my word for the year "discover".

Studio Remnants by sherriejd and Studio Tangie
Art Journal Collection1 by christine Honsinger
Steamer Trunk by Tangie Baxter
Road Trip by Holliwood Designs

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pre-Work for wk1

I tried and tried to do the first challenge, but I just couldn't go forward because this one was on my mind. I felt I needed to go back in order to move forward. So here is the first page that will go into my book.

It's about the abuse I went through as a child and how I felt and coped with it.

Page 1
Art Play Palette #6a by Anne Aspnes
Before the first snow by Lorie Davison
Steamer Trunk by Tangie Baxter

Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Frost

Winter Frost kit released by Lindsay Jane at Pickleberry shop.  I just had the mostess fun scrapping with this.....

My layout using Winter Frost and a template by Julie Billingsley

Kiss him he's green

Another cute kit from Irene!  Kiss Him He's Green, pick it up at Scrap Orchard.

Here's the layout I created with it.....


Studio Rosey Posey has released a new Winter kit called CHILLY.  Check it out at Scrapbook Graphics.

Here are some layouts I created with it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Trimming the Christmas tree 2008

My step-daughter and grandson Quentin helping me trim the tree.  I used a new mini kit by Studio Rosey Posey called Glad Tidings.  It is just one of the cutiest mini kits around.

Skating Fun

My dear friend Ikscap (Ingeborg) created a wonderful Winter outdoor kit filled with wonderfully hand painted elements.  It is called Painting Winter Wonders, go check it out.

My Journey

January Guild Kit_Time in a bottle

The kit is available with Guild membership at

The last few years I haven't made any resolutions, well because I
never keep them! This year I read a muse that Ro from Scrapgirl put
out and it so touched my soul. Some of the words are hers and some
are mine. This year I felt I needed direction after the last year
of feeling I just floated from day to day and had no purpose. So
my goal for this year, is to find purpose, to search out what God
wants for me. Thank you Ro for the inspiration.

I won't worry how long my journey will take.
I vow to just start it now. I will step out
in faith believing that my Heavenly Father
doesn't make mistakes. I AM not a mistake, I
am His beloved child and He wants me to be happy.
I will try to find my lost self, to be what He
made me to be. To find purpose in life and not
just drift from day to day. Today I begin my
journey and will find myself at the end of that

I just found out that this layout made the GSO at DST, I'm so thrilled, not only because it made the GSO, but because someone else was touched by what I wrote.  Thank you Kathi, may you have a blessed 2010...