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Monday, December 22, 2008

Pirate Princess

I took these photo's in May for a contest at the local scrapbook store. But wanted to do these again in digital. Our daughter was not interested in helping me until I said she could wear some of Mommies makeup and one of my skirts with her brothers costume. My Traditional page is cute too! This is such a fun kit and I've used it over and over especially for Halloween.

Kit is from Studio Flergs - Evilicious, and the Font is Elegant

Sunday, December 21, 2008


My husband to the kid's to one of their favorite play places and they all had a blast. They sure do love their Daddy. And he actually got three pictures for me to scrap. Yeah, what a man.

Kit used for this layout. Flergs - Grunge - 6k74; Love this grungy kit. Check out Megs other cool stuff here .

Chance of Rain

We had a Garage Sale and the weather was cold and rainy. That didn't stop our two from having a good time with their umbrella's. They love it when it rains.

I used Chaos Lounges - Rainy Day Blues for this page. Font used was Daniel. Click on link to check out Jen's cool stuff .


Slumber Party

The kid's love to have sleep overs. We make a tent our of our son's bunk bed and they have a blast. We usually do this when we have house guests but the kid's don't mind at all.

This kit is by AWP - Primary Grunge -by Vicki, also an Add-on - Primary Grunge - by Sweet Blossom Desings. Font used was Elegant. I changed the colors in the word June to match the design at the top of the page. You can check out all Vicki's great work at AWP - A Work in Progress over on my favorite designers.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas

I don't know about the rest of you but I have been very busy getting ready for Christmas. I have been a sewing machine the last two weeks. Making baby doll clothes and barbie clothes. There just aren't any nice things to buy. I am fed up with Mattel not making appropriate clothing items for their dolls. I am thinking of writing a letter along with not purchasing any more of their products. I remember Barbie being wholesome, a Prom Queen, Debutant, Career Woman and now she looks like ... I can't say. If I wanted my daughter to play with that kind of doll I would buy her one of those Brat Dolls. So I have been sewing Ball gowns and Princess dresses and will be expanding that to include her horses. Hee! Hee! Sorry nothing new in the way of scrap pages. Our printer/scanner is kaput and our digital camera crashed as well. I'm just glad it's not car repairs. Knock on wood. Well I hope to have a couple of new pages done later this week. I am doing a tribute to my Dad!

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and those who are of other Religious Faiths will enjoy their own celebrations as well. Remember live in the moment...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Making Breakfast

Our son helped make french toast one morning. He wants to help all the time. He loves to make things. Sometimes there is a mess involved.
I used AWP - Vinegar & Brown Paper Kit, Alliekat Creations - Green Charisma Paper Pack, Green & Brown Dot Paper, Artgal Style - Oven Mitt, Alpha - CRD - Tangie Baxter - a walk in the park - Eclecticalpha, Alpha - Pink Peacock - back to school - White Chalk

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Was looking through my files of photo's, trying to find some more snow pictures and found this one of this delicious six layer; pudding and frosting layers, with whip cream frosting and almonds and berries on top. It was absolutly fantastic. We had it in the afternoon with tea and coffee.

The kit is from the Shabby Princess - Sara Carling - Dinner Party, Cake & Platter - Artgal Style, Font is Lucida Calligraphy. Click link below to check out the kit and freebie site, it's wonderful.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Big Snow

Just finished this one and Love it. This is an old photo of my son in his snow suit. We had a really bad snow when he was a year and a half and this was one of the first days that we could get out. The sidewalks and most of the streets were still uncleared. He had a wonderful time. I probably had him dressed to warm but he lived. Ha!

This is a great kit by Magic World called Winter Frost, the Font is Crystal and Elegant. Click on the link to check out this fun site,


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Merry Christmas

Love these photo's of our daughter in her Santa Hat. I laid her on our bed with a white sheet that I hung from the ceiling. I wish I had done this with my son but I didn't. Working a night job at the time and just couldn't manage. This is such a great kit at Water LO Projects. Click link to check out all there beautiful work.


This layout deserved the two pages to stick together so I had a bit of a challenge connecting them. The kids love to play Polar Express on the train down town. This time my son made tickets in advance and then he punched them with my hole punch. He drew on them and put stickers; very cute.

Background paper is from the Shabby Pickle - Holly Designs - Juicy Fruit, Stripe is from M. Underwood - Family Fun, Paper Clip & Laces are DSO - Melc - Blog Train Scrap Journal, Checkered Boarder - Just Scrap me Silly - P.S. I Love You, Stitching - abcdelf fraicheurestivale, Chip Board Alpha's are unknown, Font used was Distressed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rock Star

It's been a couple of weeks; well what can I say but Family. We had a nice Thanksgiving with my sis and her man. My hubby's family was there as well and we had a wonderful time. These are some photo's from last year. Had so much fun with this kit before decided to use it again. From the Shabby Pickle and Studio Flergs.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Under the Christmas Tree Kit

Here is the Kit I used for the layout below just follow the link to her blog. Beautiful Kits so go over and check them out. This one has so many great elements.

Friday, November 14, 2008

In My Pocket

We were at a nice park when I got these photo's. Knew I wanted to use a pocket and was able to bend it to fit around her hand and get the right angle with my photo effects software. It was a fun little experiment. She is so photogenic and is always picking up little treasures as she calls them when we are out. Here is a sampling of the goodies she finds.
This was a fun layout to do. I used A Work in Progress - Blue Jeans Kit. The font is Dirty Ego in several shades.

Poker and Tattoos

Mom was here for my nephew's graduation and she wanted to have her photo taken in front of this cool mural. This was a fun page because I don't have many of her. I know she's gona love it.

This kit is from Star Scraps- KB Devine - Moo Two Design the Chrome Flower is from Delicious Scraps, the Alpha's are CRD Original - Tangie Baxter Designs, A Walk in the Park and the tag is from Cinnamon Scraps - Tantrum Scraps, Back to School. The large Frame is from abcdelf - fraicheurestivale, the black rubber band is Tracy Did It - Neapolitan Kit, Leslie Lady Bug and Polaroid is unknown.

Little Chefs

Well this is the latest layout. I'm pretty excited because as I said in an earlier post. I accidentally erased these alpha's from q to z. I was able to make an s using two "C's". The kid's love to play cook and sometimes they watch "Ratatouille".

This is a cute mini kit from The Shabby Pickle - Jazmin - My Daydream. I also used A Work in Progress - Wild Child, Film Strip and the Alpha's are Scrapkut - Fe Pacheco, Partytime Freebie. The Font used is Elegant.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Blustery Day - Newest Watercolor

Well here is the latest painting, "A Blustery Day". It is showing from now until Dec. 29Th at the Wilbur B. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Park. The Sierra Watercolor Society Show is called Around the World in Art. And I got a sneak peek and it's amazing. What a fantastic bunch of artists we have in our group. I will have a hard time voting for my favorite painting. I have three that are begging for my vote. This one isn't a 10 but maybe an 8. My mentor Joyce Burke used to tell us to rate our work and if it's a 10 to stop painting. That's the hardest thing to learn with watercolor. When to put your brush down. I feel it could have used a little more contrast with darks but it was late and I still had to frame it so I said to myself, "it's an 8".

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween Pages

Well these are most of the Halloween photo's but not all. I will just save the others; don't feel like I have to scrap them all anymore. Used quiet a few fun kit's. Flergs comes to mind Faith True & Daielle Engebretson Nicole @ Kindred Creations Spookalicious, Jessica Edwards @ Ahhh Scraps and the one with the Haunted House I made myself. Along with the ghosts. Kid's are already talking about Trick or Treating next year. We had a wonderful time passing out candy to all the neighborhood kid's at our church. They said that we had about 500 who came through this year. WOW!
I am working on a cute page right now using A Work In Progress and can't wait to post it to my blog. My daughter is so adorable in it. And there's a little story to go with it. Be back soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Joker

My nephews came to help with Trunk & Treat and he was the Joker. I thought he did a great job on his costume. All the boys were a great help.

I used Studio Flergs - Evilicious Kit for the Skull Boarder, Titles and purple paper boarder, Ahhh Scrap - Jessica Edwards for the Paper & Frame, Bluedream Designs for the Bat, Derek M. Designs - Googleye Paper Stripe and Front is Elegant

Musician in Training

My nephew has been learning to play the Guitar and Violin and I took these fun pictures of him. He has been writing his own songs and wants to have a band someday. I thought the song he played was great.
I used The Shabby Pickle, Bisontine - Superstar kit, Studio Flergs - Sweet Pea Painted Edge, Vintagefaire Polaroid Frame and Dirty Ego Font.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beary Lovely page 1

I like doing two page layouts for my albums because they go so nice together and because I usually have more than one photo to scrap. This is a cute one of Grandma and my daughter.
Same kit was used from the Shabby Pickle. I uploaded these to their Gallery but am still having trouble making the other layouts small enough. I lost my alpha's from Q to Z because of accidentally hitting I don't know what and they were gone. I was taking them off of one sheet and making them individual. Now I can't find them anywhere. What a disappointment. Lesson learned. Make a copy of the sheet and then individualize them.

Beary Lovely page 2

Playing Peek-a-boo with bear and having fun with her Cinderella dress. Napping with her old bear in new dress. Made this page with Vintage Faire. Cutout Flower was a Template by Dorothys Creations from Scrapy Odoodles2.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Boy and his Tractor

We went to the pumpkin patch and the kids always have such a great time. They have a bounce house, animals, games, corn maze and hayride. Our son loves to sit on the tractor and look at all the farm equipment. Ever since the "Cars" movie he loves combines or as he calls them "Frank". This has been a really beautiful kit to work with because the shadows are included and that takes so much time to put them in. This is the same kit I used for Autumn Splendor. We have another trip to the pumpkin patch planned for this evening. It will be fun to be there after dark.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Autumn Splendor

This is also from the Shabby Pickle. Kit by Jofia Devoe, it's beautiful. My daughter and I went to a nearby park to play and collect leaves. She is so photogenic and sometimes a bit of a ham. This one turned out so pretty and was a bit of a challenge.

Merry Go Round

Photos of Kids at the Mall. They love riding the Merry go Round and going into Build a Bear Workshop. This cute kit, Designs by Julie Bullock at the Shabby Pickle.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dinner out at Chili's

Excited about this new layout. Just picked up Studio Flerges new kit Sweet Pea at Scrapbook Graphics Going to have some fun with this kit and love that so many of the elements have shadows and because my program is inadequate I don't have good shadows. Usually I airbrush them on which is very time consuming. Still having trouble uploading my layouts to a Gallery. My images are to large and haven't figured out how to make the info on them smaller. I'll get it eventually.

WOW, you should go to Studio Flerges and see her new kit. It's beautiful. Lots of white and satin and sparkle.

Used this photo from June when we went out to dinner at Chili's. It was a fun evening and we always take a few happy meal toys when we go somewhere nice and the kids are completely entertained. I look at my daughters cute expression and wonder what she was thinking about.

On another note. Still thinking about what to paint for the Wilbur B. May Museum show in November. I think something with fall or winter colors. I have some great snow pictures from Galena Creek.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kit used from AWP

See link below to check out Vicki's blog and all her great kits including this one.

New Background

Allison Browns Blog was a great help in getting this background on my blog page. I have spent days trying to figure out how to do it even with the help of my husband. We couldn't get it. But finally I did it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Allison for your blog information and all the codes I needed to do this. I am so grateful to you. Hubby will be so proud of me and that I finally got it. It looks so beautiful. If anyone else is having difficulty here's Allison's Blog link. She also has gorgeous pages and headers on her site. Go to
I also wanted to Thank Vicki at A Work in Progress again for letting me use her beautiful kits to make this blog and she is such an amazing designer. Thank you. Here's a link to her site; please go check out all her beautiful kits.
I just can't tell you how excited I am right now. The gal that didn't used to know how to get on the Internet or get photo's out of the digital camera. Ha! I am beaming from ear to ear. And yes there was a little happy dance too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Soon to be Back Drop

This is the page I'm wanting to add as a back drop instead of the black. May have to download a template and make it a bit smaller on the edges but we will see. Had a blast putting this together to go with the header.

Lastest Layout with Faith True Kit

Well still needing to get the backdrop for my blog uploaded. Hubby will have to help because he's a wiz at computer stuff. I'm learning. I've been busy scrap booking and putting together some quick pages for when I have some photo's ready. Here is one that turned out really great. Got the kit from Faith True as a freebie. Also made a Brag Book but have not added any pictures to them yet. Learned a little about templates on this one. Will add more feature's as I go along.

Thank you to all who are checking into my site. News will be sporadic and maybe just weekly. I am just to busy. Getting ready for Halloween. Everyone is very excited and already asking to go trick or treating. Always have the camera with me because you never know where the incredible photo is going to be...


Saturday, October 11, 2008

First Blog

Well I already wrote this in the wrong section and now have to start over. I still have so much to learn. But Baby I've come along way already. I didn't know how to get the photo's off my digital camera when I first started. Ha! I laid out a way cool blog page and header but still have to figure out how to get them here. One step at a time.

Vicki from A Work in Progress said I could use her designs for my blog page. She has some really fantastic stuff on her site. I'll have to figure out links as well.

My next art show is with the Sierra Watercolor Society in Nov. and Dec. It is our annual Christmas Party Show. Last year I won Peoples Choice for "Potenstein Germany". I couldn't have been more surprised by that than if my head had been sewn to the carpet. WOW! Guess I better get busy and paint something amazing. Hee!

Well time to go fix a light dinner for the kid's and I. Daddy is working the late shift tonight. This is so exciting...