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

Sunday, June 15, 2008

my Dad

this is a bittersweet day for me, as I have many memories of my Dad (but few photos of him) and especially saddened this year with the recent loss of Tim Russert, the ultimate Dad... I am also so fortunate to have an "adopted Dad" and he means the world to me... to all of the wonderful Dads out there, I celebrate with you, and wish you a Happy Father's Day!
~ credits ~
paper ~ Taylor Made
paint splatters ~ ksharonk
font ~ onyx

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day

every year since I bought my house 12 years ago, a new flag is hung on the flagpole in the backyard on June 14th, Flag Day... it's a tradition
TaylorMade Selective Coloring/Cropping Challenge @ Oscraps
~ credits ~
paper & brush ~ Taylor Made
red/white/blue beads ~ my personal stash

Friday, June 13, 2008


just a lil' birthday card to 'celebrate' ScrapBlog's 2nd Anniversary!
they are having a challenge which runs thru June 20th and the posting prize is an adorable collab kit from Gina Miller, Kate Hadfield, Amy Hutchinson & Lili, as well as the ScrapBlog gals, Mic, Daniela, Malu and Ana... how fun, huh?

~ credits ~
papers ~ Natalie Bird
template ~ Lindsey Jane
font ~ Ponytail Script

Thursday, June 12, 2008

old flame

well, y'all know that I'm always up for a challenge lol and while surfin'around today, I landed @ Jennilyn's Journal and she's hosting a blog challenge with her Old Flame kit... so, of course I had to play along cuz orange seems to be my favorite color right now lol
~ credits ~
paper, border & ribbon ~ Jennilyn Designs
stem & flower buttons ~ Natalie Bird Designs
photo ~ courtesy www
font ~ WaterBrushROB

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Color Challenge #3 @ Live Out Loud Scraps

~ credits ~
Paint Me Happy & Stitched Thoughts ~ Victoria Feemster
photo ~ courtesy www
font ~ Hula Skirt Girl

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

in Vogue

Tasmanian Oysters
~ credits ~
Vogue Collection, Volume II ~ Natalie Bird
photo ~ courtesy, my friend Carl from Tasmania
font ~ pupcat

and here's a kit preview & link to Vogue, Volume 2

I was just scraphappy today, sooooooooo here's another lol

Make A Wish
~ credits ~
Vogue Collection, Volume III ~ Natalie Bird
photo ~ stockxpert

and here's a kit preview & link to Vogue, Volume 3

Monday, June 9, 2008

in the Navy

I don't have many photos of my Dad, but I hold this one dear to my heart cuz it was like pulling teeth getting it from my Mom lol

~ credits ~
O Daddy ~ Oscraps collab
font ~ 1942 report

Saturday, June 7, 2008

the old red truck

this picture was taken the day my friend, Barb, and I ventured to the nearby nursery to fetch tomato plants for my vegetable garden, and although it was raining, I pleaded with her to stand in front of The Old Red Truck lol
for the June Photo Challenge @ PickleBerryPop
~ credits~
background paper, border (around frame) & red flowers ~ Natalie Bird
page border, frame (altered), orange flower, leaves, button & alpha ~ Birgit Kerr
flower on string ~ by Natali
watering cans ~ my personal stash

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Simply Me

DigiDare 90 ~ Dare Flair
a photo of U
3 things you almost always use
your favorite color
~ credits ~
BG paper & transparent frames ~ Katie Pertiet
dirty overlay ~ Sugarplum Paperie
lens frame ~ Scrap Girls
tiny jewels kit ~ Julie Makotinsy
Titchy Tabs ~ Kirsty Wiseman
black glitter alpha ~ newlifedreams
black glitter journaler ~ Deb @ PBP
horoscope, fastener & pawprints ~ My Digital Muse
(no longer available)
handmade buttons By Lili
staple ~ Raspberry Road toolbox
KR SillyArt Dings & TombatsI
(for the house, car, cat & dog)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

a daily visit

this LO is for my friend, Amanda... well, for two reasons lol
firstly, because she asked to see a picture of the horses that wander down to visit me for a daily treat, and secondly, because it's June 1st... and that's the start of my monthly Guest CT gig for Natalie Bird!

Vogue Collection I ~ Natalie Bird
dymo labels ~ Gunhild

and here's a lil' preview of the Vogue kit: