Sunday, December 28, 2008

a Winter Wonderland

Season's Greetings, from my house to yours!
~ credits ~
paper, snow overlay ~ Lily
frame, word art ~ Petra Boardman
glitter ~ Birgit Kerr
metal snowflakes ~ Gunhilde

Saturday, December 20, 2008


~ credits ~
paper ~ retrodiva, clair de lune
snow ~ Jeanette Bollinger
hearts, corner stars ~ Karina
fonts ~ Christmas & small typewriter
file photo ~ courtesy msnbc

Friday, December 5, 2008

tweet treats

DigiDare #111 ~ a recipe
Dare Flair ~ 4 photos in a row, a recipe card for journaling, use brown, and a metal fastener that is not a staple
um... I sure hope a bird food recipe is ok LOL
each December, I dig out the Suet Balls recipe for my Feathered Friends!
~ credits ~
brown paper ~ Courtney Wilson
snowflake overlay ~ ScrapIdea Timkova
round tags & string ~ catrine
tender alpha ~ Aja Abney
hardware ~ Maya's personal stash
winter garden ~ pc crafter
font ~ myrial web pro

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Meet Maybelline

November Color Challenge @ LOLS
Meet Maybelline, my new rescue kitty (this makes #6 in 12 years)
~ credits ~
LoveyDovey ~ Faith True
brown fiber ~ Traci Sims
font ~ international palms

Friday, November 21, 2008

counting my blessings

Hodge Podge ~ gratitude is an attitude ~ Sketch Challenge
~ credits ~
paper ~ Helly @ AhScrap
turkey & berry doodles ~ Kate Hadfield
fallen border ~ JGorny
glitter ~ Birgit Kerr
staple ~ Maya's staplestash
font ~ CK tailor sloppy
template ~ Emily Powers

Thursday, November 20, 2008

key to happiness

DigiDare 109
~ credits ~
xero plugin ~ lithograph filter
ksharonk ~ frame & flowers ~ sasha bonus
Fraisinette ~ paper, alpha, key & wire clip ~ Couleurs Automne
fonts ~ 2peas typo/AL eyewitness

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

DigiDare 106 ~ happy thoughts
Dare Flair ~ use a doodle, typeface/fonts/alphas, custom shape

~ credits ~
hallow'booh by Seni
essential stitches ~ Syrin
frame ~ Birgit @ catscrap
doodled spiderweb/cat ~ Kate Hadfield
fright night labels ~ digidesigns by Nicole
black bow ~ Faith True
doodad bat ~ Tara Sroka
orange alpha (recolored) ~ scrapkut_smf
beaded alphas ~ Jen Ulasewicz
stampy stamp alpha ~ Rachel Young

Sunday, October 26, 2008

fall path

October Color Challenge @ Live Out Loud Scraps
~ credits ~
bk paper ~ Katie Pertiet_mailroom
torn paper ~ ScrapIdea Timkova_autumn treasures
frame & crow ~ Little Mrs. Liz_fallOween
leaf ~ Lily Designs_frost
autumn word art ~ Elina

Saturday, October 25, 2008

caramel apples

Hodge Podge: web inspired challenge_shapes
~ credits ~
woodland retreat ~ Catherine Designs @ After Five
message tags ~ Sine
font ~ International Palms

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Late Show

DigiDare 105: scrap a favorite journey
Dare Flair: at least 3 b/w photos, colors that evoke the mood of the journey, something torn, tattered or vintage, lots of journaling
~ credits ~
city sheila by LaDiDa
wornNtorn paper, Designz by Kristi
missed your exit font

Thursday, October 16, 2008

october_then & now

DigiDare 104 ~ to celebrate their 2nd anniversary, this week's dare was to show where you were in October 2 years ago, and now... I've started at least 5 different pages for this challenge, each one more depressing than the last (as I should have been celebrating my one year anniversary on October 4th) and needless to say, I just didn't have my heart into this one (as you can tell by the LO) *sigh* On the bright side, at least ya'll get to see a wedding photo :o-(
~ credits ~
orange paper, tag, staple ~ Block Party @ Christina Renee Designs
heart paper blended, doodles ~ xoxo by Miss Tiina/Corina Nielson
date stamp by Jerline

Thursday, October 9, 2008


DigiDare 103: Evacuate!
what would you grab in a moment's notice?
Dare Flair:
at least one photo
notebook paper
7 items "grabbed in a moment's notice"
~ credits ~
Autumn Woods ~ Songbird Avenue
paper ~ ScrapEssentials @ WST
exclamation point ~ BlossomArtNation @ WST
twister photo ~ off the web
font ~ papyrus

Thursday, October 2, 2008

green eyes

DigiDare 102 ~ common characteristic
Dare Flair ~ use photo of you and the person you share a trait with, make something go vertical, include repeating shapes, at least 3 times
~ credits ~
My Happy Place ~ Holliewood
staples ~ ksharonk
stitches ~ Kim Christensen & Syrin
border template ~ ScrapDesafios
font ~ Ponytail Script

Sunday, September 28, 2008

maple leaf

Hodge Podge ~ sidebar
~ credits ~
I Live For kit ~ Vinnie Pearce
journal block ~ Emily Merritt
fall wordart ~ Lettering Delights
photo blended into background, leaf extracted

Sunday, September 14, 2008

hello September

Hodge Podge: hello
~ credits ~
TY kit ~ Vinnie Pearce
painted lace brush ~ Tiff Brady
fonts ~ greer and AL postoffice

Saturday, September 13, 2008

autumn woods

Don’t forget to pick up September's fabulous charity kit from Songbird Avenue, with guest designers Two Sisters Designs! This month’s proceeds from Autumn Woods will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Friday, September 12, 2008

good, bad and ugly

DigiDare #99
~ credits ~
Moments ~ Birgit Kerr
paper cut alpha ~ Kay Winiecki
red label alphas ~ Gunhild, Birgit Kerr, Christina Renee
old photo overlay ~ digiscrap
folded paper template ~ aprilmouse
font ~ an accidental kiss

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Raggedy Ann, and Andy too!

DigiDare 98

~ credits ~

Primitive Love & Cozy Grunge ~ Irene Alexeeva

worn photo overlay ~ Something Blue Studios

font ~ DJB this is me

Monday, September 1, 2008

chinese lanterns

color challenge @ Live Out Loud Scraps
~ credits ~
paper ~ Indian Summer, Cori Gammon
elements ~ Nature's Own, Veronica Spriggs/Janine R.
photo ~ courtesy, Jeff Burgess
font ~ Ian Jude

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

art is everywhere

DigiDare 97: Create (one word dare flair)
~ journaling ~
"art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind," Louise Nevelson
~ credits ~
Wild Thing @ WST
clouds, foiled squares & sparkle dots, Krystal Hartley
street photo, courtesy of biljana
Ian Jude font

Saturday, August 23, 2008

PADI certified

Hodge Podge: achievement
(one photo and lots of journaling)
~ credits ~
paper & alpha ~ Changes, Songbird Avenue
fish & flowers ~ Water Spirit, Lori Davison
stamped alpha ~ Amy Martin
doodled arrow ~ Jenna Desai
font ~ AL Messenger
photo ~ courtesy, PADI

Thursday, August 21, 2008


DigiDare 96 ~ Colors of Summer

~ credits ~
Little Summer Breeze ~ Sausan/Amy Martin
tear it up 2 ~ Traci Murphy
leafy frame ~ KimB
alpha ~ Mira
stitching holes ~ Natali
bugtrail ~ Bunny Cates
hummers ~ Jody Bergsma
photo ~ courtesy, Abigail Alfona

Sunday, August 17, 2008

pickin' blueberries

woohoo, Hodge Podge is back! YAY!!!
This week, scrap a series of photos and show a progression of sorts. Some kind of growth. The only rule is:
~ 3 photos & at least one must be framed in some way ~
~ credits ~
TuttiFruitti ~ Emily Powers & Paislee Press
stitched circle frames ~ Emily Merritt
stringy stitches ~ Natalie Braxton
blueberries ~ my personal stash
font ~ an accidental kiss

Friday, August 15, 2008


changes, this month's charity kit from Songbird Avenue, the proceeds benefit the National Parkinson Foundation, is very special to me, as my Mom suffers from this debilitating disease! Am off to purchase mine, and you can too, by clicking on the preview!


Color Challenge @ LiveOutLoudScraps August 1-15
~ credits ~
paper ~ Stephanie Ogren
ribbon ~ Loreta Labarca
stitchystuff ~ Natalie Braxton
orange frayed alpha ~ DirtyFeetDesigns
photo ~ fontplay

Thursday, August 14, 2008

On Golden Pond

DigiDare #95
scrap about the water and your favorite wet way to cool off on a hot summer day!
Dare Flair:
I want your layout to FEEL wet and cool. Let’s see lots of blues and greens on your layouts!
Use 1, 2 or 3 photos
Focus on a corner! Pick a corner on your layout and spend all your time there! Put your photos, most of your elements, and your title all in/around that corner.
Use a border of some sort around your whole layout.
On Golden Pond:
what to do when you live in the mountains and it's too cold to jump in the pond? You build a raft and float on it!
~ credits ~
Retro Funk ~ Debra Tope
paper ~ Kay Wieniecki
float swirl ~ Sherry Ferguson
sprinkle ~ Laura Bratcher
vine border ~ kring
font ~ Slant

Thursday, August 7, 2008

if'ya want the rainbow, ya gotta put up with the rain

I used my favorite Dolly Parton quote for this week's DigiDare!
~ credits ~
paper ~ Katie Pertiet
rainbow ~ Catrine @ Catscrap
acrylics for photos ~ TillieFaire
acrylic raindrops ~ Bren Boone
frippery drops ~ TracyAnn Robinson
paper template ~ Tiff Brady
word art ~ scrapNfonts

Thursday, July 31, 2008

ride a bike

Color Challenge July 1-31 @ PickleBerryPop
~ credits ~
Over The Rainbow ~ Natalie Bird Designs
Blossom Art Nation ~ me{em} designs @ WST
photo ~ courtesy, fontplay
font ~ Lily 2008

double D

Scraplift Challenge July 1-31 @ PickleBerryPop
~ credits ~
Miss Lola ~ Natalie Bird Designs (free kit available @ FunkyPlayground)
hint at it brushes ~ Lynn Grievson @ Designer Digitals
itty bitty epoxy alpha ~ Emily Powers @ WST
staples ~ Studio Maya @ SBG
stitching holes ~ Natali Designs
font ~ pea bailey

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Color Challenge @ LOLS
~ credits ~
paper ~ Anna Aspnes
scrappy edges ~ Shabby Miss Jen
bead-it swirl ~ Birgit Kerr
word art, alpha & flower ~ WST blossom art nation

Sunday, July 13, 2008

my scrap notebook

Pickle Jar Challenge, July 1-15th
~ credits ~
Time Together ~ Natalie Bird
red pin ~ Tara Dunston
labels ~ Linda Gil Bildal
alpha ~ Christina Renee
notebook tutorial ~ Thru Sugar's Eyes
country sampler ~ by Nonny
font ~ LeftyCasual

Saturday, July 12, 2008

nature's nuances

color challenge, July 1-15 @ LOLS
~ credits ~
papers, ribbon, dragonfly & alpha ~ VFT Designs @ LOLS
photo ~ courtesy, FontPlay

Monday, June 30, 2008

Popsicle Pop Art

Scrap N' Art E-zine's July/August issue features tons of stuff from Scrapbookgraphics, including a fabulous collab kit called Popsicle Pop which you will only be able to get by subscribing to the e-zine. So, make sure you're subscribed!

and here's my 'Popsicle Pop Art' page, of my Mom and my nephew Brian, working on a rainy day project while they were visiting for a summer vacation, made with Anna Benjamin's part of the kit

~ credits ~
Popsicle Pop ~ Anna Benjamin
paper blox template ~ Krystal Hartley
glue globs ~ Flergs
glue buttons ~ Heavenly Scraps
little tag ~ ksharonk
font ~ Greer

Thursday, June 26, 2008

the little blue pool

DigiDare #93 ~ fondest childhood memory of summertime
Dare Flair ~ at least one photo, doodling, stitching
I honestly don't remember a summer as a kid without the little blue pool, which had yellow seats and yellow fish on the bottom, and I can't believe I found these photos of me and my sister LOL
~ credits ~
I Sea ~ Amanda Heimann & Eva Kipler
frames ~ ksharonk
alpha ~ Bren Boone
font ~ SS Whimsy

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Pickle Jar Challenge @ PickleBerryPop

"there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in," Leonard Cohen
(I just LUV Leonard Cohen's poetry, and music)

~ credits ~
sunshine ~ Ellie Lash
extraction ~ my little bird
leaves ~ Fresh For You, Natalie Bird
2 papers & blue clip ~ Over The Rainbow, Natalie Bird
photo template dechiree ~ Digiscrap
paper template ~ Thaty Borges
photo ~ courtesy www
font ~ AL messenger
here's a preview and link to Natalie's "Over The Rainbow"

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


a tribute to Toodles, and my Mom... for saving her!
~ credits ~
paper & alpha ~ Garage Band, Anna Benjamin
envelope, key, lace, buttons & rose ~ Anna Benjamin
staples, masking tape ~ Studio Maya
storyboards ~ Christina Renee
vintage frame ~ Katie Pertiet
stitches ~ Natali
still life, dress, barbed wire & translucent tape ~ my personal stash
font ~ AL messenger

Sunday, June 22, 2008

not a junker to me...

this LO was inspired by one of my favorite coffee table books, American Junk!
yep, it may be an old broken down truck, but now it's a lawn ornament, filled to the brim with wildflowers! Just goes to show'ya how cool junk can be lol

~ credits ~
papers & rust alpha ~ Garage Band, Anna Benjamin
piece of twine ~ RecRoom, Anna Benjamin
butterfly swarm ~ Anna Benjamin
sandpaper ~ Studio Maya
photo clipping mask ~ Debra Tope
notepad & bale of twine ~ Sine
staples/border ~ Christina Renee
flowers ~ my personal stash
photo ~ courtesy www
font ~ Rope

here's a sneak peek of Garage Band, available soon!

Friday, June 20, 2008


DigiDare #92
the challenge this week is to document at least 10 random (or not-so-random) moments in 140 characters or less in a 24-hour period (or any other defined time period).
Dare Flair:
use craft paper, something acryllic, photos optional

~ credits ~
weeklendar kit & stickers ~ Irena Alexeeva
acryllic elements ~ ShantillyFaire
craft paper kitty ~ Cristiana Mentz
font ~ pixelicious

Thursday, June 19, 2008

cool pool

my Fritz in his Cool Pool (shhh don't tell him it's a kiddy pool lol) just would not pose for a photo as he was totally distracted by something, so I decided his attention was fixed on butterflies!

(this page was made for the Color Challenge @ Live Out Loud Scraps)

~ credits ~
single/swarm butterflies ~ Anna Benjamin @ SBG
Leap of Faith ~ charity kit to benefit Mercy Corps @ Songbird Avenue
font ~ pupcat

Leap of Faith ~ available @ Songbird Avenue thru June

single/swarm butterflies ~ available @ StudioAnna/SBG

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

such a comedian

this is my nephew, Brian, at my cousin's wedding... he may be groucho but he's never grouchy lol
~ credits ~
sketch*plate #23 & papers ~ Anita Stergiou Designs
fonts ~ JuiceITC and peaGloGirlScript
and here's the preview & link for Anita's newest sketch*plate:

Monday, June 16, 2008


here are the final two pages I made for the Designer Spotlight Challenge @ Oscraps last week, featuring Amanda Taylor... take a minute (or an hour lol) and visit Amanda's, TaylorMade blog for some inspiration, and don't forget to check out her tutorials while you're there!

high color contrast photo entry
~ credits ~
paper & high color contrast action ~ TaylorMade
acryllic alpha (burned) ~ Misty Cato
brad ~ Nancie Rowe Janitz
tape ~ my personal stash
font ~ International Palms

blending into background entry

~ credits ~
paper ~ TaylorMade
font ~ cgPhenixAmerican