Saturday, November 26, 2011

The eyes....

are Windows to the Soul.
My oldest daughter has a tendency to take extreme close ups of her eyes. They are fascinating in that the color seems to change on an almost daily basis. I had to scrap this one, you can see 3 colors in one picture.

I used Prima paper. Fussy cut some butterflies from a second piece and glued down only 1 wing to give a more 3d appearance.
The letters are American Crafts Thickers. Bits of lace and ribbon to finish it off.

This layout was featured in September's issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Thanks for looking and have a great day

Monday, November 21, 2011

Prom 2011

So I am just getting to Prom.
Oldest DD on her way.

I used patterned paper from Creative Imaginations and My Mind's Eye.
Taking a square piece of paper I turned it into a circle matte using a Martha Stewart Corner Punch.
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist and Tattered Angels Glimmer mist were sprtzed randomly on the background. Kaisercraft chipboard covered with Shimmerz to make it sparkly.

The flowers and flourish are both from Prima.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day

Friday, November 18, 2011

Right Now

This is one of my favorite photos.
My middle daughter and her Dad looking out over the Musee' D'Orsay's wide expanse.

I used paper from ANW Crestwood, My Mind's Eye and Bo Bunny.
The big letters are all from Tattered Angels.

Layout was featured in the September issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Free To Be

Sometimes it is fun to pull out the paints and mists with no particular plan in place.
That kind of play led to this layout.

A piece of cream Bazzill card stock as my base I started adding color. Sprayed with several Starburst Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang. The shots of color they instantly give just takes me to a happy place.
Then I pulled out some stamps from Inkadinkadoo, Clearsnap, and Club Scrap. Instead of using a regular stamp pad with them I dug through my collection of Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens. I colored and stamped with them .
A frame made with Golden Fluid Acrylics and a few rub ons in the corner and I was done.

The photo (one that I surprisingly like of me) was taken by my then 4 year old. She has a knack for getting the just right ones....or maybe it's because she snaps a gazillion pics every time she gets the camera. Either way I'm not complaining.

The layout was featured in the September issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Thanks for stopping by and as always have a great day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 2011 issue of Scrapbook News and Review us Now Available

The November 2011 issue is now available!!!
Head on over and check it out SNR.

And even better...
There is subscription sale ---- $19.99 for the ENTIRE YEAR
How cool is that!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ich Liebe Dich

My turn for the sketch relay over at Swirlydoos.
My Oldest dd and my German dd while in Krefeld Germany this summer.

Paper is Prima and Printery. Some Smooch Candleglow mist across the background.
Flowers are Prima and Kaisercraft.

as always Have a great day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Surfing the Spillway

Surfing the Spillway in Munich. The Eisbach runs through the English Garden in Munich. At one point it creates a Stationary Wave. Which means if you can keep your balance you'll always have a wave to surf.

Even though it was about 55 degrees F while there the place was packed with surfers all lined up waiting their turns. And spectators lined the bridge over it watching them. Lucky for the little one there were openings in the wall just her height so she had a great view.

Bazzill cardstock, Glimmer Mist, Starburst Sprays and Tattered Angels stamp.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's Fall

A quick card I did up for a friend.
I used the sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches. Paper is all from old Swirlydoos kits. The rub ons are some found in my stash.

Happy Fall everyone. Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2 Girls in Germany

2 Girls in Germany.
My oldest and youngest standing on the balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.

I used all Prima paper this time around. Glimmer mist and Starburst Stains spritzed across my background.
The fabric flowers are from an Etsy shop owned by Funtoolas. Her flowers are out of this world.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 7, 2011


The folks at Once Upon a Sketch have a great challenge this month. A 2 parter, involving the sketch and JOURNALING (gasp I know right? lol)

Anyway this was my take. I mostly used my Oct Swirlydoos kit. Lots of Smooch Mist (I love how it dries so quick) and a Kaisercraft Script stamp.

My journaling took a few tries, and I printed it out on card stock with the computer (someday I'll get over my handwriting fear).

I think this is one of my favorite layouts to date. Oh for those of you wondering--me and the littlest one riding the train through the German countryside. :)

As always have a great day and thanks for visiting

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Yet another layout done for the Scraplifting Challenge at PaperArtistsOnline. This time I was person number 4.
It's always fun to see how the sketch progresses from the 1st to last person.

I copied from Nancy Y this time. My layout uses a piece of Bazzill card stock with the Chicken Wire mask and Starburts Spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Then it was just my photos and a die cut from Bo Bunny. The journaling is hidden under the large photo.

My girls and the horses again lol

As always have a great day and thanks for visiting.