Saturday, December 28, 2013

2014 Calendar December page

Finally was able to get the December page done. Had a photo shoot Christmas Day with the grandchildren, we are missing two that couldn't be there. Calendar ordered and one happy Gampi....

Christmas Magic by Anna Aspnes
Holly by Anna Aspnes
Doily overlay #4 (love those overlays)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Embrace the Magic

I did a layout with this story a few years ago.  But I love this memory so much I just had to do another one.....
Merry Christmas to all my friends and family....
Christmas Magic by Anna Aspnes
Doily Overlay #3 by Anna Aspnes


It all began when I was ten years old.  My nose pressed against the window of the local dance shop, displayed amongst all the frilly little tutus were the prettiest little pair of pink satin toe shoes I had ever seen.  I ran home right away to tell mom I found the perfect Christmas present for me.

From that day on ballet became the most important thing in my life.  For the next two years, I did nothing but breath, eat, and sleep ballet.  At night I would dream I was the next Clair in the Nutcracker Suite or dance the role of Giselle, and of course I danced with the grace of a feather floating in the air. 

The first year was a dream come true, mom had signed me up for ballet, I practiced, practiced and practiced some more, I loved ballet, the graceful, way of being able to  express yourself in movement.  I couldn’t wait to come home from school and turn on the music and create my own dances.

The second year I met a friend, she became my best friend.  To spend time with her I started missing my dance classes, all of a sudden, dance was not the most important thing in my life.  Mary and I had discovered boys!  My dream of becoming a dancer was set aside for a time.

As for that little girl that had, her nose pressed against the window so very long ago.  She is still around somewhere.  She comes out of hiding whenever she sees the Nutcracker on TV.  Her eyes light up just like a Christmas tree and she remembers how it was when she floated through the air as light as a feather….

Sunday, December 22, 2013


My daughter-in-law found an old picture of herself at about the same age that her son is now.  They definitely resemble each other….what do you think?
Everything from Anna Aspnes
Artsy Template 60
Artplay Wish
Doily edge overlay #4

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Big Smile

I'm not sure how I ended up with tons of photos of Lucas at Aaron's birthday party, but I did....

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ummmm Ummmmm Good

Home For The Holiday by Rosey Posey
Artsy template by Anna Aspnes

Sunday, December 1, 2013

August and September Calendar Toppers

Next to last pages done for my 2014 calendar. I have one more page to do and that will have to wait until after Christmas. Since all the kids will be there, I'm hoping to get a special picture of all the grandkids together for the December page.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Calendar Topper

My eldest grandson Aaron, he is just growing up way too fast.....I used Brandy Murray 2014 calendar templates and various Anna Aspens Artplay kits.

Friday, November 29, 2013

February Calendar Topper

Okay I took photos of some of the grandkids on Thanksgiving.  Decided to replace the February picture of KK with one of them.  It shows her personality off to a tee.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


I've had these pictures in my collection for a while and just love them.  When Lor's kit came out I thought they would be just perfect to use.

Christmas kisses by Rosey Posey
Blended Memories Album 1 by Rosey Posey

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

January, March and July Calendar topper

Every year I make my husband a calendar of all the grandkids.  He just loves taking it to work and seeing the grandkids pictures.  I've started on the 2014 calendar and so far have 3 toppers done.

2014 Calendar Toppers by Brandy Murray
Magic of Winter by Natali Designs
Winter Chill (dangels) by Rosey Posey

2014 Calendar Toppers by Brandy Murray
Playing with wordart9 by Natali Designs
As long as you love me by Rosey Posey

2014 Calendar Toppers by Brandy Murray
Artifacts (paper) by Rosey Posey
Barbershop (paper) by Raspberry Roads
Cranberry Cottage by Raspberry Roads
Chambray (papers) by Brandy Murray


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter Chill

For the November Artsy Mask Challenge at Scrapbookgraphics
Mask 1 : I used Captivated Visions Blend Me Stash
Mask 2 & 3 I used gradient masks to mask the butterflies
Everything else by Rosey Posey
Winter Chill Collection

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Live for Today

I’m always thinking and worrying about the future, then a thought came to me....quit worrying about the future, concentrate on TODAY!  Focus on the special moments, enjoy the laughter, and take small steps in conquering my fears.  Take it one day at a time, live for the moment.  What I choose to do with it is entirely up to ME…..

Everything by Rosie Posey Designs


Friday, October 18, 2013

Cousins Dean and Risa

Blended Template bundle 12

Meet Risa

If you want a quick quality layout I really recommend using Lor’s Blended Templates.  All I had to do was add some paper behind the photo I used and masked out some dark areas I didn’t want.   I love how this turned out.

Meet my newest grand-daughter Risa.

Blended Template bundle 12


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Life is a journey

I had in mind lots of journaling on this one, but just couldn't quite build up the courage needed.  Someday.....

Note to self by Rosey Posey

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kildare Irish National Stud and Gardens

Everything except background paper by Rosey Posey
Blended Memories Album 1

Burning love (background paper) by Raspberry Designs

Kildare National Stud Farm

The Irish National Stud belongs to the people of Ireland.  A unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world.


Everything by Rosey Posey

Blended Memories Album 1

Artifacts – Bundle



Friday, October 4, 2013

Trinity College Day 2

Day 2 we got to visit Trinity College Library which houses The Book of Kells.  I was just in awe looking at it.  In those times the intricate designs were laboriously created by hand.  Such a work of art.

Everything by Rosey Posey
Blended Memories Album 1
Discovery of my Muse Collection

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This year we were blessed to be able to travel to Ireland Scotland.  These pictures were taken in Dublin the first day of our trip.

 Everything by Rosey Posey

 Thankful Gathering

Blended Memories Album 01

Provence Alpha by Becca (retired)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Autumn Time

Autumn is my favorite time of year so when Lor put this kit in the store I just had to work with it.   My granddaughter Sydney a few years ago.

Autumn Time by Rosey Posey

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I always love how Lor always does the work for you. I used the character in her portion of the kid and blended Kaitlyns picture into the much fun to do.

Optimist by Rosey Posey

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Falling into You

I think I'm on a roll.  Another layout for the Fall Savings Challenge at Oscrap.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My Grandson Lucas

Stef's Baby Shower

WOW it's been awhile since I've posted to the blog.  With getting ready for vacation and Stef's baby shower I just haven't been scrapping.  Okay truth is I've had a scrapping block, but hopefully I'm getting back into the game.

I just bought Rosey Posey's Artscrape templates and am in LOVE with them.  I just started inserting pictures and playing around a little.  Hope you enjoy the end results.  I also used her Dream Life kit.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day and Night pg10

I'm so mad at myself, after I reduced the layout for web upload I felt the shadows were a bit heavy and needed to be lightened a bit, I realized the changes I made on the original document didn't get saved so I lost all the changes I made.  I will have to reconstuct the layout and fix the shadows on the hands. I will redo all this later, but wanted to get this uploaded so you can read the continuation of the story.

What if there was ONE who could help.
What if ...
There was a chance for happiness!  He felt Days'
tears as they fell on his face, he felt
her pain, her sorrow and her loneliness.  
Wanting to ease it, but unable to
Completely undo the curse, HE
Was able to allow Day and Night
To meet and touch for only a few
Minutes each day.

Background Papers
Art by January - strange papers
Finger Nail
MY own

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day and Night pg9


Day, though she shines and gives much happiness and joy to all who come across her, finds herself  overcome with such sadness and despair at being without her true love, Night.  She weeps for the both of them, hopeless tears falling to the ground touching something in us….What if….What if there was  ONE who could help.
What if ...

Holliewood Designs
Special Effects
PSD Flare Brushes

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day and Night pg8

Night roamed the earth looking for Day, but could never quite find her.  When Night was in one part of the world, Day would be on the other side.   When you see the dark shape of Night, you can at times feel the utter loneliness as he continues his search for Day. 


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day and Night pg7

With her anger out of control she placed a curse upon them, they were to be separated, never again to be together again and were thrown to the new world called earth banished for all time to wander the opposite ends of the earth.

Stock Used
Background - I've had it a long time and can't remember where I downloaded.  If anyone remembers it, let me know and I will credit it.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day and Night pg6

As time went on Day and Nights’ love grew to include all they encountered, they in turn were loved by all.  All but one!  One day they encountered Jealousy and in their innocence tried to befriend her.  She wanted nothing to do with them, they were everything she wanted to be, but because of the hate she allowed into her soul there was no room for love.  Without love there was no compassion, no charity, no forgiveness…
Only darkness…..destruction…..chaos.
Stock Used
Once Upon a Time -
pink Lotty
Blown Away by Finecraft Designs

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day and Night pg5

There was one who saw their love from afar and grew more
envious as time went by.  Jealousy was a green eyed monster. 
She preyed upon and devoured those who were fragile and
insecure.  She watched the two from afar, lurking in the
shadows waiting for a sign of weakness, ready to destroy their
special love.  She couldn’t fathom the closeness, the love Day
and Night had for one another.  What she could never
understand she grew to hate.  She allowed the hate to fester
and become infected. 


Once Upon a Time Kit
Played with blending and lighting

Day and Night pg4

Throughout the beginning of time they frolicked across the
universe making it their playground.  They were never apart,
for they loved each other deeply.

All from Once upon a time kits from the designers below
Off With the Fairies
Holliewood Designs

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day pg3

Day, was just as beautiful as her beloved companion Night. Where Night was dark Day was bright and radiant.  Hair was golden as spun gold, her eyes the color of sparking sapphires her skin as smooth as silk.

I blended together 3 backgrounds from the Once Upon a Time collab kit
Holliewood Designs
Krysty Designs
The rest is just brushes, lighting and blending.

Night pg 2

Night was the most handsome of the young gods.  Hair as black as ebony, eyes the color of coals that pierced you with a feeling of such coldness when he was angry, yet at the same time they held a warmth that could melt your heart.  Where ever Night walked darkness would followed close behind.

Background - blended several backgrounds.
Enas Creations from Once upon a time
wizard staff