Wednesday, April 30, 2008

a mother's love

just in time for Mother's Day, SBG is releasing a collaborative kit, Impressions of Motherhood, and I've used Anna's part of the kit for this layout!

~ credits ~
IOM & Vintage Lace Alpha ~ Anna Benjamin
word art ~ scrapNfonts
photo ~ courtesy, vintage resources @ art-ezine

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Road Less Traveled

just had to show'ya the awesome kit that I used for my new blog header!

it was a pressie from NDIS for challenge #8 of the ADSR, and it's still available in their shop!

am happy with the header, altho to be honest, it doesn't do the kit much justice... can't wait to play with it some more, as it's gonna be fabulous for vacation LOs, dontcha think? thanks NDIS, and a special thank you to, Theresa, for helping with my shopping cart!
(blog header credits @ the bottom of the page)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

dangnabbit... I've been tagged!

my BFF Amanda (bloggy friend forever) tagged me a few days ago... and um, since I've never been tagged before (well, not in the cyberworld anyhoo lol, but 'cause she's been my ScrapBud since the ADSR2 last year, I'll give it my best shot), without further adieu (or procrastination) here we go!

What food do you consider the best "date" food? In other words what meal or food item do you think is sexiest to eat in the company of someone you would like to look sexy around?

a popsicle, on a sultry summer day!
an icicle, on a snowy winter's day!

What well-known person would you like to share a meal with—with or without clothing. (saying whether or not clothes are involved is optional).

Dwight Yoakam, with or without the jeans, boots, or cowboy hat!!! YeeHaw

What does your perfect breakfast-in-bed look like? (Food AND the details, please. Candles? Music? Flowers? Hot tub? Dancing girls?

room service @ the Four Season Hotel *wink*

What do you consider the best application of whipped cream to be?

on a strawberry shortcake, whenever/wherever (preferrably with Dwight, of course)!

Oh-God-No, Biff, the yacht is sinking! You are sent to the galley to retrieve the food. What luxury food items do you snatch first? The champagne? The caviar? Smoked Salmon? Truffles? Chocolate? Or something else?

don't know about food, I'm definitely snagging the edible undies (cuz they would so totally dissolve in the water if we sunk) lol

okiedokie, Amanda - I'm officially tagged! Hmmm, let's see... who to tag back? It's gotta be my BFF & ScrapBud from ADSR3, Chris! (don't hate me for too long gf lol)

Friday, April 25, 2008

spring blooms

two spring bloom layouts using products from the Studio Anna "Serenity Now" kit @ SBG!
notepaper & staples ~ ksharonk
font ~ Good Vibrations

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

hot diggity dog

here's my nephew, Brian, savoring his favorite Hot Diggity Dog... we'd sing the lil' Oscar Mayar diddy while driving to and from the local Texas Hots store (but we don't live in Texas, and I'm quite sure they never used Oscar Mayar weiners lol)

DigiDare 84

For this weeks dare I want you to scrap your favorite poem, quote or saying. It could be a joke, something from TV, a religious quote or a poem. Silly or serious there is always that one quote, saying or poem that speaks to you and I want to see it!

Dare Flair:

1 photo, 1 flower (at least), 1 alpha, and a quote, poem or favorite saying

~ credits ~

papers ~ Michelle Coleman

red stapled flower ~ Lauren Reid

alpha doodle ~ designs by Brooklyn

event record ~ Katie Pertiet

hot dog ~ Amy Martin

zip baggie ~ Amy Fenner

template ~ MandaGirl

Friday, April 18, 2008

a friendly encounter

"is that you, looking at me, looking at you?"

my bunny, Dandelion, greeting his friends, my peach-faced lovebirds, Peaches and Herb, bless their hearts!

~ credits ~
clusterframe, ribbon and paper ~ Anna Benjamin, Studio Anna
brush, flower and ribbon ~ Vera Lim, Studio Vera
label ~ Shabby Princess
font ~ Hiccups

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


yepper, today you get a trio of LO eye candy, mostly made with goodies from Studio Anna, some grab bag goodies from Studio Birgit, and word art from Designer Digitals!

credits can be found here @ my DST gallery!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

pussy willows

yes, I do believe it's finally Spring in the mountains of Pennsylvania (although it dipped down to about 16 degrees last night and I had the woodstove going lol)... but, I know Spring has arrived, because it's time to pick the pussy willows! YAY!!!

it's also time for you to run over to Paper Moons and see the lovely Think Pink Sampler that Anna Benjamin has offered... all I'm gonna say is, it's yummy, oh and pink lol... and here's the link:

oops, before I forget...
~ credits ~
Think Pink Sampler ~ Anna Benjamin, Paper Moons
staple ~ Christina Renee Designs
pussy willows ~ Monika
photo ~ public domain
font ~ VT Portable Remington

Anna has joined the talented artists @ and opened her own little shop there, StudioAnna... so make sure you hop on over and oogle at all the goodies! She has also extended an invitation to be on her Creative Team, which after moving and unpacking, spring cleaning, and the ADSR (betcha she was wondering where the heck I was *blush*), I was finally able to snag some products to create some luvlies for her, which I'll make sure to post here for you all to see too!

so, that's the scoop! hope you are all enjoying warm, sunny days... hugs!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Digidare #83 ~ Dare Flair: obsession

well, anyone who knows me knows that I'm always cleaning floors... with two dogs and a cat, um enough said ~ anyway, I hate mops, swiffers etc so when I saw this Hoover Floormate advertised, I couldn't order it fast enough... and, I just luv luv luv it!!! So, needlesstosay, it's my Newest Obsession!

1 paper ~ Birgit Kerr
2 photos of your obsession ~ courtesy, Hoover
3 fonts or alphas ~ I Can See Clearly, Misty Cato and AlphaBits, Christina Renee
4 random elements ~ clipon rubberband & frame, Birgit Kerr; bow, Vera Lim; glitter doodle, KJStyle
5 lines of journaling ~ LD Punchout Font

Flerg's Drop Shadow settings used on some of the elements ~ thanks bunches, Megan!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Love Lilacs

Dare flair:
Use one variety of color on your page (color scheme)
Play with some element of nature
Includes something glitters or shine
And finally enjoy creating with colors!!!

um, this LO for DigiDare #82 actually started with a photo of my favorite lilac bush, but it sortakinda has wound up behind a window and alotta lilacs lol guess that's why I named it, Love Lilacs!

~ credits ~
Pixie Dust Paper ~ Aja Abney
Mailroom Paper ~ Katie Pertiet
Love Twiggy Word ~ Carol Abram
Canvas Alpha ~ Lively

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blue Ribbon

the last challenge from CG Essentials was an Intersection: I needed to supply a photo and journaling, and my partner, and friend, Chris... had to do all the really hard work and finish off the layout... which IMHO she pulled off magnificently... hip hip hooray!

Chris, in her own words, from the NDIS gallery:
This was really tough - I struggle figuring out what to do with my own photos but I was petrified scrapping someone else's. I'll understand totally if you hate it Vix!

I hunted high and low for elderberry berries and flowers, preserve jars, a blue ribbon and a county fair banner to adorn this page in honour of Vix's winning entry. And Anna's blue gingham seemed the only proper setting.

Blue gingham from Prince of Funk by Anna Benjamin
Scallopea Border by Lie Fhung

Vix's journalling reads: After years of canning all my favorite fruits and vegetables and giving away jars filled with yummy deliciousness, my friends urged me into entering their favorite, Elderberry Flower Syrup, into the county fair, and lo and behold, sitting amongst all of the entries, was my jar of syrup with the prettiest blue ribbon attached to it! It still, to this day makes me smile, and remains one of my best personal achievements!

and with that... another year of Racing comes to an end... but, hey... what a way to go (no one else has a Blue Ribbon lol) thanks NDIS, and most of all... to you, Chris (for putting up with me)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

butterfly garden

the only requirement for the ADSR challenge from KB and Friends: wings! can't get any easier than that, huh? lol and the photo that immediately came to my mind to use for this LO is this one of my nephew, Brian, sitting proudly in front of the Butterfly Garden that we started the year before, with a new batch of pretty flowers ready to plant!
~ credits ~
curly kit ~ by AprilMouse
sun and butterfly doodles ~ by C'Magic Scraps
font ~ LimaBean

Monday, April 7, 2008

bare essentials

Altered Art Challenge, hmmm not really my style and honestly between internet and psp problems, I just sortakinda lost my mojo for this layout, and didn't add the, "Hanes Her Way" onto it, as I was working on the theme, bare essentials: then and now... oh well, they can't all be masterpieces, eh? lol

~ credits ~

papers ~ note it by briget

ribbon ~ natalie bird

wings & safety pin ~ anna benjamin

green heart element ~ tangie baxter

corset charms ~ craziishortii

photos ~ art-ezine, vintage resources