Thursday, May 29, 2008

the first cup

the first cup of coffee in the morning... aaahhh
it's my favorite part of the day! I grind the beans, brew the coffee,
take a sip... then plot the day lol

DigiDare #89
Theme: the favorite part of your day
Dare Flair: a photo depicting the favorite part of your day, 3 or more papers, hardware, and a three-word title

~ credits ~
3 papers ~ Anita Stergiou, Signetur Papier Selection I
fabric template ~ Tracy Ann Robinson
straight pins ~ Maya's Hardware Stash
photosplit frame ~ Maria LaFrance
skinny ribbon ~ Christina Renee
stitched labels ~ Shabby Princess
basic stitches ~ Natali Design
font ~ SS Whimsy
photo ~ courtesy, www
Old Country Roses coffee cup ~ is my own,
and I drink my first cup of coffee from it every morning lol
here's a lil' preview of the lovely Signetur papers that I used:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

a little birdie told me

that she really liked my "First Big Step" LO that I did for the Team Blog Challenge, and she asked if I would wanna Guest CT for the month of June... see, I told'ya I had another surprise lol

well, of course I said YES lol and was so excited that I couldn't wait til June to start! So, here's a page I did of my Oh So Sleepy, Fritz... it's rough being a puppy dog ya know lol

and I used Nat's Oh So Purty, "Sleep Tight" kit for the LO

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

this photo of my nephew, Brian, was taken at the Veterans' War Memorial in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
~ credits ~
Freedom's Ring ~ Anita Stergiou Designs
Canvas Alpha ~ Lively Laura

and here is a preview of Freedom's Ring, available @ Anita Stergiou Designs

and a little surprise added to this post lol
I applied for, and was accepted on, Anita's Creative Team!
YAY (doing the happy dance)

stay tuned tomorrow, for another lil'suprise lol

Happy Memorial Day!

a Father's Day card

Rec Room, the latest installment to the Little Blue House Collection by Anna Benjamin, was just released @ SBG, as it seems perfect for Father's Day, I made a card to celebrate the occasion!
~ credits ~
Rec Room ~ Studio Anna
stitches ~ Natali
bookplate ~ Wendyzine
card template ~ Jess Gordon
font ~ Harrington

just so you can feast your eyes on the kit, here are the previews!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

age is just a number

DigiDare 88
~ credits ~
Diane's Birthday Kit ~ Heather Manning
BK paper & clock ~ Natalie Bird
paper clip & staple ~ Christina Renee

ticketstubs ~ I made myself
font ~ Lima Bean

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

first BIG step

first blog challenge @ Natalie Bird Team Blog, hosted by my buddie, Amanda

~ credits ~
fresh for you ~ Natalie Bird
ribbon ~ Scraps by Jenn
tag ~ ksharonk
allinaline ~ Tracy Ann Robinson
font ~ charlie
photo ~ courtesy, www

Sunday, May 18, 2008

last of the tulips

almost didn't think I was going to get a picture of this tulip trio, after the wind and rainstorm earlier today... but there they are, still peeking out at the sun, and keeping the birdbath company!

LOLS Color Challenge
~ credits ~
papers, frame and flowers ~ Tracy Ann Robinson
stitches ~ Gunhild
font ~ Fely

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hoppy Birthday

nope, it's not a typo lol it's really Hoppy Birthday!
yep, I had a birthday bash for my bunny rabbit, Dandelion haha

DigiDare #87:
Scrap a birthday memory - it can be about you, your child, or someone else close to you. HOWEVER - I don’t want you to scrap the typical birthday moment - scrap something that you wouldn’t typically use for a birthday layout.

Dare Flair:
Use as many photos as you want!
Must use the word “birthday” or “party” in the title
Must use journaling on a tag of some sort
Must use 2 frames

~ credits ~
Take Flight ~ Songbird Avenue
NSD kit ~ MSA collab
BK paper ~ Jen Wilson
frame ~ Katie Pertiet
stick'em arrow ~ Kimb
candle ~ Natalie Bird
AAB Confetti Ribbon
glass bead alpha ~ Dirty Feet Designs
safety pin ~ Raspberry Road
clasp ~ v.vv
stitches ~ Redju
cake & bunny slippers (my personal stash)
font ~ Vaguely Repulsive

Thursday, May 15, 2008

pier pressure

sooooooooo right after NSD, I asked (ok, I begged) my scrap buddy, Amanda, to play with me lol and do the Color Challenge @ Live Out Loud Scraps, and she did (she's so good)... but I didn't get mine done 'til today (the deadline) roflmao... which is why it's called, Pier Pressure!!!
thanks gf for playing along, you're the bestest!

~ credits ~
Summer Splash ~ Victoria Feemster
Water Spirit ~ Lorie Davison
Font ~ Papyrus

Thursday, May 8, 2008

a Saturday in the clouds

once a year, our sky is filled with colorful hot air balloons, and this year's Balloon Rally in Wellsville, NY is scheduled for Saturday, July 19th ~ it's my favorite day of the year!

DigiDare #86

scrap about your favorite or most memorable day, or even a specific date.

Dare Flair

use a big chunky title

some type of frame (even if there is no photo)

use some form of green, somewhere in the page

~ credits ~
paper ~ Jacque Larsen
swirl rubon (used as frame) ~ Cheri Kaye
clouds ~ Kate Hadfield
(from the MSA collab NSD kit)

tissue leaf & cloud ~ Dianne Rigdon
clouds, ribbon & sequins ~ Victoria Feemster
glitter cloud ~ Everlasting Moments
canvas alpha ~ Laura Lively
font ~ pixelicious

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Take Flight

design + charity = happiness
May kit from Songbird Avenue
all proceeds benefit The Susan G. Komen Foundation

the kit is gorgeous, the designers are fabulous,
the charity is close to my heart, and it's Songbird Avenue's birthday!
help them celebrate, and donate to help fight breast cancer!
what R'ya waiting for? Take Flight right on over there, and get it now!
Songbird Avenue

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Rhinestone Cowboy

this layout requires one word only... YEEHAW!
99% of all my friends luv rockNroll, and I do too, but... um, I have always had a secret crush on Dwight Yoakam, so he was a no-brainer for this week's DigiDare! And, I was thrilled to use a new kit of Anna's too!

DigiDare #85
Secrets, we all have them. I am particularly inspired by the art pieces that are submitted to post secret (warning..some of the images/content can be graphic) lately myself. Soooo your dare is to pick a secret (or fact) about yourself or someone close to you that you want to remember and turn it into an art piece! Scrap your secret (or fact) in an unusual manner that makes your whole layout define your secret in a fun way!

~ credits ~
Little Blue House Collection (The Studio) ~ Anna Benjamin, coming soon @ SBG
Diamond Overlay ~ Floeckchen78
Fonts ~ Cowgirl, Saloon & Honey Pye