Tuesday, February 21, 2012


It's Case #7 over at CSI...!!

Thank heavens for challenges, because I would NEVER have knowningly worked with this color combination!! hee hee...especially pink and lavender ( shudder )

As the hidden journaling states:
"1. Annecy is considered to be one of the oldest sites in the Northern Alps, dating back to 2,500 B.C.
  2. It is situated at the tip of the glacial Lake Annecy, the second largest lake in France.
  3. It exchanged hands many times between Italy and France, before finally falling under permanent French rule in 1401.
 This is one of the most naturally beautiful cities I have ever seen, filled with historic buildings, picturesque canals, framed with flowers, quaint shoppes and wonderful restaurants.
 The most amazing thing to me is that it seems to be be one of France's best kept secrets!!
 Ooh la la..."


Products used:
Pink, Lavender, Turquoise & Black Cardstock: American Crafts
Grey design Paper: Fancy Pants - Splendid Collection #508 - by Michelle Coleman
Fussy Cut Flower Paper : Crate Paper - Cottage Collection Kit
Cardstock Stickers: Crate Paper - Bliss Collection Kit
Alphas: From my stash
Woodgrain stamp used on paper strips and Alphas: Cornish Heritage Farms - SL-3143WUM
Ink: Distress inks - Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo
Embossed Metal Strips from a Sizzix emossing folder and Metal Foil Tape - distressed with Rubb'n'Buff Spanish Copper

Thursday, February 16, 2012


It's Case #6 over at CSI...and what fun!!
I love  this photo of both my son D'Arcy and North Cape which is about a 15 minute drive from home..Ours is a wee Island in the North Atlantic but it's home to me...and I love every square inch of it!!
I have this photo as my background on my iPad..and I found myself staring it all the time...soooo I scrapped it!! hee hee

As the journalling states:

"This photo taken of my son D'Arcy by his partner Philip,
 struck a deep chord in me of such admiration for the
courage it took to overcome his deepest fears & enabled
him to lead an authentic life... and the humbling gratitude
I feel that he never lost his incredible sense of adventure
& joy...but most of all, that light and gift of being able
to bring that out in others...Lucky me to have been his


Products Used:
Woodgrain Stamp:  Cornish Heritage Farms - SL-3143WUM
Ink: Stazon -Timber brown; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Design Papers: My Minds Eye - Penny Lane; DCWV - World Traveller; Crate Paper - Season Collection Spring
Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Gadget Gears
Metal Foil Tape
Rub'n'Buff - Spanish Copper
Word Stickers: 7Gypsies - 97% Complete word stickers "Time" "Travel Voyage"
Word Border: Fancy Pancy - Papa Title Strips #633
Date Stamp: Staples
Buttons: My Stash

Thursday, February 9, 2012

You are so Cut Off...

As the journaling states:
"It's always funny to see those photos that say "Ooops"...
As I was looking through your pics from you cruise to Spain & Portugal in 2010... these two photos made me laugh!!!
...To me they are just as personal and fun as all those other wonderful vacation snapshots are!!!
                                                                                                                             xoxo Mom"
My daughter Jordan took many great pics.. but these two were ...cut off!! hee hee


Products Used:
White cardstock: American Crafts
Alphas from my stash
Camera Stamp: Imaginisce - Snap 'em
Polka Dot Stamp: American Craft - Baby
Film Strip Stamp: Tim Holtz - The Journey
Flower Stamp: SandyLion Stamps - Funtastick Flowers by Kelly Panacci
Leaf Stamp: Anita's Stamps
Sentiment Stamp: Hampton Art - Cling Word Borders by Kelly Panacci
Inks: Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Chestnut Roan, Olive Pastel, Lipstick Red, Lime Pastel
Film Strip Die Cut: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Film Strip

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oooh My....I received the Liebster Blog Award!!..

You just NEVER know who's looking, eh??...... hee hee

I started this blog primarily to share my "stuff" with family and friends..especially my scrappy friends... who would ask.... "Can I see that Layout you did?"... or..."Can you show me how you made that??"..

It's always nice to see other folks finding tips or inspiration from anything I have posted here but to get an award....wow.......... I am THRILLED!!

This award comes from a very sweet lady, by the name of Linda Pekrul ( who I don't even know..... yet!!).. she can be found over on her VERY Creative Blog site: Blue Sky Scrappinghttp://blueskyscrapping.blogspot.com/

This award means SO much because it is from fellow scrappers:

 "Liebster" is a German word meaning dearest, beloved or favorite, and the Liebster Award is sort of a chain letter among bloggers that's inteded to showcase exceptional up-and-coming blogs (typically, those with 200 or fewer followers).  There's no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster, but in a way it's even nicer - it's recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your hard work.

Here are the rules:

Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs of fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.

Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. 

Post the award on your blog.  Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit.

Thank you Linda!! I will be posting  and sharing this award with 5 bloggers  by tomorrow...( I have some ladies coming over to scrap tonight and need to get ready for them....)

Yay!!....Can't wait to share it!!