Monday, December 31, 2007

warm winter wishes

dropping by with Warm Winter Wishes, and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year!
~ credits ~
paper ~ WW Wildflower Holiday
snowflake glitter overlay ~ TLewis
frame ~ Monika69
tree & ribbon ~ TracyAnn Designs
photocorners & glitter alpha ~ Sugar Plums
warm text ~ CR aqua alpha bits (recolored)
wishes font ~ pixelicious
Winter Friends photo ~ misted by Sorensen Designs

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sugar Plums

The November Kit from Songbird Avenue was created by The Lilypad Designers, Jan Crowley and Meredith Fenwick, with all the proceeds going to Toys For Tots! It was on my Christmas List, you can get more information about Songbird Avenue from their blog, here

it's an awesome holiday scrapbooking kit, and you get to donate to a great charity, that's a win-win in my book, so what the heck are ya waitin' for... go check it out!

oh yeah, I finally uploaded my entries from the Stand Up and Scrap Contest to my DST Gallery (in case you were wondering which LOs were mine lol)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Digital Scrapbooking Day

here's the link to the official DSD site:
Head on out to your favorite scrapping hangouts and have some fun!
There are tons of freebies, contests and challenges all day (and night lol) and sales galore! Happy Scrapping!
The final Challenge (#6) of the Stand Up and Scrap contest is history!
It sure was a blast, and if you have some time, be sure to check out all of the entries at the Sweet Shoppe and Little Dreamer Galleries! There are some incredibly talented scrappers out there!
Good Luck to the winners!

Monday, October 29, 2007

color... photography

a Monochromatic Color Scheme was the design focus for Challenge 4, and A Picture Says 1000 Words was the design focus for Challenge 5. The last two week's challenges have been completed, all of the entries can be viewed in the Sweet Shoppe and Little Dreamer galleries, and the winners have been posted at DiscTalkRadio!

On a personal note, I'm still slowing moving stuff, am gonna finish up canning spaghetti sauce and salsa from the last of this Summer's tomatoes today, gathered up 5 gallon buckets of apples yesterday for apple butter, and it's time to make the annual Beef Jerky this weekend... so, I've been keeping busy in the kitchen, and we're cutting and stacking firewood for Winter.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

sweet... music

The SUAS contest is in full swing, Challenge #2, Life Is Sweet and Challenge #3, Let The Music Move You were the the themes for the past two weeks. The layout entries have been posted for Challenge 2 @ the Sweet Shoppe Gallery here, and for Challenge 3 @ the Little Dreamer Gallery here

The contest winners can be found @ Disc Talk Radio here

I'll be back with the next contest update, Challenge #4, as soon as I head on over and find out what the heck it is *smile*

(sorry to be lax in my blogging duties, but I've been a little busy getting married, honeymooning in Niagara Falls, and I'm trying to pack and move lol)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dream Big

Oh I'm so excited, I have my new Stand Up and Scrap Blinkie, and my entry for the first Challenge is posted... yippie!
The theme for Challenge #1 is Dream Big, and you can see all the amazing contest entries here (intermediate is the category I've chosen to enter). Everyone's layout is anonymous, and we've been given secret #'s to use, think you can figure out which LO is mine? lol
It's amazing to see all the talent on those gallery pages, so if you have a little time, you should go check it out. Challenge 2 should be up tomorrow, and I'll be sure to keep you posted. All of the SUAS info is linked here, sooooooo what are'ya waiting for, pop on over and go see what everyone's been up to *wink*

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Stand Up and Scrap!

Stand Up and Scrap registration ends September 16th, so you still have a few days to head on over to Sweet Shoppe Designs to enter the contest, which after some consideration, I did today *wink*

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


oh, how sad ~ this is the last layout for The Amazing Digiscrapping Race, and the theme for Challenge 12 was to scraplift one of your partners LOs ~ I chose her 'most embarrassing moment' LO (which was totally awesome) and I also 'scraplifted' the header from the ADSR Blog ~ am sorry to see The Race come to an end, but look forward to Season 3 ~ thanks for a great time, Amanda *wink*
~ credits ~
paper ~ JHE Market Kit
frame ~ Nancy Comelab
heart & bow ~ Christina Renee
tied-up in knots ribbon ~ Designing On The Edge
stitching ~ Natali
font ~ topstitch

Monday, August 27, 2007

blockbuster LO

Challenge 11 was from RAKscraps Blockbuster Summer... make a layout of your favorite movie!
~ credits ~
paper, frame, tag & tab ~ Holly McCaig
staple ~ Shabby Princess
fingerprint ~ Jax
font ~ Minya Nouvelle

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ashwin's Blog Extravaganza

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

deadline to enter is August 20th, so hurry!

satisfaction... guaranteed!

the theme for Challenge 10: create a LO of your favorite place, use the word 'satisfaction,' and combine several alphas for an oversized title ~ being the coffee junkie that I am, any coffeehouse is a favorite destination, but a visit to Starbuck's is always Satisfaction Guaranteed!

~ credits ~
paper ~ WW Drinking Tea
frames ~ Nancy Comelab & Kristy Ann Designs
tags ~ Holly McCaig (altered) and Melissa (Scrappy Expressions)
Stitched Star ~ SClingerman
nlw_rubberbands ~ Scrappy Cat Designs
wildflowers, bow, button, stitch & alpha (altered) ~ Christina Renee
font ~ Barcode
stitched alpha ~ Pamela McNicol
newsprint alpha ~ DSF_retrodiva
CafeDigi Life's Journey Alpha
DC Dipsy Doodle Alpha (altered)
coffee cup art ~ UrbanTreader

Friday, August 17, 2007


anyone who knows me well, has seen my curlers ~ and I've been known to leave home with them on from time to time too ~ so the theme for Challenge 9 (an embarrassing moment) was an easy one for me to decide upon ~ I have even driven all the way to town and gone into the grocery store with them (unknowingly) on my head LOL

~ credits ~
Sweet Cherry Pie ~ Nancy Rowe Janitz
PhotoRibbon ~ Scrapkut_BiancaG
Label Tag ~ Shabby Princess
Template ~ Jennilyn
Fonts ~ LD PunchOut & Topstitch

Monday, August 13, 2007

the Milk Dude

these are photos of Dudie on his first day 'outside' after his accident
he wasn't able to actually get up onto the chair without my help,
but he did hang out on the front porch and enjoy the summer afternoon...
he has since then recovered quite nicely, although he will probably
never walk the same again... but he's happy, I'm happy,
and all is well in our little world :o-)
~ credits ~
frame and paper ~ Mer
star tag ~ Calico Designs
paw prints and milk bottle ~ Eline Pelinkhof

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Challenge #7 was to create a multiphoto layout using a minimum of 10 photos, with an added twist: start the LO by adding your papers, frames, photos, and journaling, then trade LOs with your partner, who gets to finish the piece by adding the embellishments. Am sure it would have been alot more fun, if I didn't have major technical difficulties this week with my scanner and camera, but here it is... "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight!"

~ my credits ~
paper ~ connections
linkydoos ~ Toni Berman
doodled paper alpha ~ Kate Hadfield
fatNhappy font ~ Holly McCaig
~ Amanda's credits ~
paper doodles and arrows ~ Kate Hadfield
cardboard heart ~ Miss Mint
cardboard tear ~ LindaGB

the theme for Challenge #8: Girl Talk
(when my gf Marlene sees this, she is gonna fall outta her chair rofl)

~ credits ~
paper, flower & swirl ~ Tracy Ann Robinson
frames ~ Nancy Comelab
glitter ribbon ~ Barb Derksen
random alpha ~ Holly McCaig
font ~LD Punch Out
Hectic Schedule ~ Ooh La La Princess
daisy girl tube ~ Joosje
blonde girl tube~ JB

Saturday, August 11, 2007


yep, messy was the theme for Challenge #6, and only needed to be done by one of the team participants... this 'messy' LO was done by my digi-partner, Amanda, although I have to admit it's wayyy too cute for messy *wink* ...she did an awesome job, even her daughter luv'd it! You can find the layout credits here, as well as all of Amanda's entries for the Race!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Laundry Day

oh, the smell of clean, crisp linens dried in the hot Summer sun... just makes me smile, and brings wonderful memories of my Mom... who always hung the laundry out on the clotheline during the warmer months of the year. Every Monday morning, she would start the 'laundry ritual,' and yepper... Monday is Laundry Day for me too! I also find myself taking a good sniff as I'm taking everything off the line, before folding it in the basket, and a little Lynyrd Skynyrd even goes thru my head while I'm doing it... oooOOOooo that smell :o-)

I have to admit, journaling is not my forte, and journaling was the theme for Challenge #5 ~ I kept it short and sweet!
~credits ~
Clothesline ~ WW_ComingHome
DMumm_Happy Housekeeping
Font ~ 2peas Sweet Pea
Frame ~ Fernlili
nlw_Scallop Template

Thursday, August 2, 2007

August... at a glance

I needed a lil' calendar, so here it is lol
~ credits ~
paper & bow ~ Christina Renee
ribbon ~ Fernlili
stapled beads ~ tking
MCO_hand-stamped alpha
August Flowers ~ Deb Horn

Sunday, July 29, 2007

from Seed to Sauce

the theme for this Challenge was to scrap the letter G, the "G" representing a Goal in your life, and to use the word Goal at least once in the LO

'from Seed to Sauce,' is my Goal this Summer (plant enough tomatoes to can jars of whole tomatoes, sauce and salsa)

~ credits ~
Shabby Princess_Christina Renee ~ French Countryside
Christina Renee ~ Tape & Paper Clip
Nancy Comelab ~ Vintage Slide PhotoFrame

my first vegetable garden was planted 12 years ago, then a herniated disc and subsequent back surgery put an end to gardening for 3 years... until this year! With a little help from my friends, the ground was tilled, and 3 dozen tomato seedlings were planted, the tomatoes are just now beginning to ripen, and there were be canning once again at Summer's end!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"it's only a Paper Moon..."

but it wouldn't be make-believe, if you believed in me...."
the lyrics from this song were the inspiration for this StoryBook Challenge.

"It's Only A Paper Moon" was written by Harold Arlen and published in 1933, first recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1938, and by many others since. The song was included in the Tennesse Williams play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," which opened in 1947. "Paper Moon" studio photos were extremely popular following the release of the song and movie.

~ credits ~
Blackboard Paper and Comic Book PhotoFrame ~ Nancy Comelab
Border ~ 2peas Sonnet Script Light & 2peas DW Dingbat
Brown Bag Alpha ~ Anna Benjamin
Cardboard Moon, Star, Twine Knot and Starry Overlay ~ Fantacy Bryant
Really Big Ribbon ~ Natalie Braxton

I think my friend, Anna, is gonna get a hoot out of this one lol

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Friendship Desktop

our desktop is the theme for the ADSR Friendship Challenge, and we had so much fun designing this layout (of course tons of coffee, and alot of laughs made it all come together effortlessly)
~ My Credits ~
Bow ~ Christina Renee
Desktop ~ LPIKE
Doodle ~ I Made This Today
Fabricated Note ~ Tracy Ann Designs
Font ~ Highland Perk
Friendship Tag ~ Christina Renee, Tab & Stitches
Life's Journey Cafe Book ~ CafeDigi
Photobooth Strip ~ Kristy Ann Designs
Scrap Wrap ~ Christina Renee
~ Amanda's Credits ~
Papers for To Do List ~ Life's Journey @ CafeDigi
Red Ribbon & Rose ~ Anna Benjamin
Notepaper, To Do Template & Envelope ~ Anna Benjamin
Doodle ~ Lisa Whitney
Flower Doodle ~ Gina Cabera
Fabric Flower ~ Christina Renee
Fonts ~ Typewriter & Vaguely Repulsive

oh, Challenge 2 was just too much fun!!!
and I can't wait for the next collaborative effort by the Digital Duo *wink*

a special 'thank you' to debi @ Cafe Digi, for her awesome 'Life's Journey' kit

Friday, July 20, 2007

zoom zoom zoom

thought I'd share the Tire Tread paper that I made for the Amazing Museum challenge, it might come in handy for all of your Harley Davidson layouts, okay so you don't have a Harley lol, but boys have their toys, and they all usually zoom zoom zoom!

here's the download link:

now it's time for me to zoom zoom zoom with my vacuum lol
ttfn :o-)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Amazing Museum

well, my first layout for the Amazing Race has been completed, and submitted YAY (the theme was museums, and the word 'amazing' was to be used somewhere in the design)
oh, before I forget, I'd better list the credits:

Tracks Template ~ Rachel @ Scrap_Leaps
Vintage PhotoFrame ~ Nancy Comedo
True North Paperz ~ Anna @ Paper Moons
Tire Tread Paper ~ I made myself
Sequin Arrow & Stars ~ Lindsay Jane Designs
Tab & Staple ~ Christine Renee
Fonts ~ SA Inkspot & Rockwell

am so glad that I have an opportunity to participate in this Challenge!

all of the racers are teamed up with another racer, which makes it even more fun! And my partner in crime... err, racing.. is my friend Amanda, whom I met through Paper Moons, (my absolute favorite scrap site, and if you've never been there, then you need to get your butt over there licketysplit!). Anna Benjamin, is such a talented designer, extremely generous, and just a sweetheart... oh, and she is the creative genius behind Paper Moons!

okiedokie, it's time to put on some coffee, and get some work done... so, I'm outta here :o-)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

On Your Mark...

The Amazing Digiscrapbooking Race has begun!

hopefully by this time tomorrow, my layout for Challenge 1, will be completed and posted,

well, that's the gameplan anyhow lol

(and I also decided that this was a good time to finally start this blog!)