Monday, October 5, 2009

the road of life

HodgePodge_Life Lesson

~ credits ~

Discover Me ~ Leora Sanford
font ~ 1942 report
sketch ~ Bouille
images, courtesy www
quote, Don Williams, Jr.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

we eat!

itty bitty challenge @ three paper peonies
using Jaime's, Whimsy Kit, and Uppity Birdy Font

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

just be happy

scraplift challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~
cottage garden ~ Kaye Winiecki
fresh ~ Rachel Young
love in the rain ~ Rachel Young & Traci Murphy
wordart ~ Sue Cummings & weedsNwildflowers
grass stain & dirt ~ Janelle Gustafson

Monday, September 7, 2009

end of an era

HodgePodge_end of an era: kodachrome

~ credits ~
slide frame ~ Leora Sanford (recolored white)
kodachromeSuper8 ~ cherryvinyl @ deviantart
images, courtesy www
lyrics, Paul Simon
font, copperplate gothic

a fallen leaf

Pickle Jar challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~

papers ~ cottage garden, by Kaye Wienecki

phototabs ~ Jen Caputo

fallen leaf wordart ~ Elina

messy machine stitches ~ Traci Reed
itty bitty stitches ~ Lauren Reid

tree in the wind ~ pcCrafter
image, courtesy www

font ~ century gothic

Sunday, September 6, 2009

all I need

HodgePodge_all I need... is coffee, all day, everyday

~ credits ~
coffeelicious ~ Kasia
acrylic swirl ~ Fruit Loop Sally
stitched element ~ Joana C @ catscrap
sketch, by Paperbag Studios
images, courtesy deviantart
fonts ~ 1942 report and poplar

Thursday, September 3, 2009

favorite teacher

DigiDare 148_favorite, or least favorite, teacher

~ credits ~
frame ~ Katie Pertiet
BSM stitches ~ Traci Reed
bead alphas ~ Julie Bullock
splatter ~ Amber Clegg
fonts ~ GiddyUp and Catherine's Lazy Days
teacher's pet ~ Bren Boone
enjoy the moment & explore learn grow ~ Sahlin Studio

Thursday, August 27, 2009

flamingo love

~ credits ~
pink paper and alpha ~ candyfloss, cherpea designs @ two little pixels
beige paper ~ anya, cherpea designs @ 2lp
blue paper and wordart ~ about me, creashens
frame ~ Andrea Rusky
quirky stitches ~ jackie eckles
pencilLines 129 ~ michelle filo
font ~ sublime

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

dare to be me

DigiDare #147

~ credits ~
junkyard ~ Holliewood
stamps, flea market and masked frame ~ Leora Sanford
journalers ~ Audrey Neal
free2Bme wordart ~ Spotted Dog Designs
staple ~ Lisa Sisneros
font ~ 1942 report

Hi! Karah here tonight! Here are
our two winners from last week’s dare! our random winner Anna with this awesome layout, and I chose this layout by Vixen
woohoo!!! I won! I won this DigiDare!

Monday, August 24, 2009

project 365_july

wow... the whole Month of July
now... to get August done lol

~ credits ~
template ~ ksharonk
everything else from DSA & WST

Sunday, August 23, 2009

project 365_June 24-30

can't believe I just finished photo-editing June photos! OMG

24 dudie out for his morning stroll
25 midnight picnic
26 bad dog on his way home
27 rainbow
28 morning mist
29 stormy evening
30 the mailbox

beach sun sand

color challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~
copacabana by Joyce Paul
ric rac brushes by Tiff Brady
wordart by Sue Cummings
sketch by Nate

Saturday, August 22, 2009


peek-a-boo I see U lol

welllllllllllll, I promised to get my project 365 fotos caught up this weekend, and thought what the heck, I'll get a self-portrait done before I upload all the pics to my pooter... now, hopefully, it won't take too long to get the photo-editing done, and I'll have them all posted here by tomorrow night (crossing fingers)

Friday, August 21, 2009

sweet romance

designer spotlight scraplift challenge @ Oscraps

credits ~ November Rain, Amanda Taylor
image ~ courtesy, deviantart



~ credits ~
armina ~ simpleNclean3
wordart ~ Sue Cummings
font ~ ck ali's hand

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

leap of faith

DigiDare 146_Leap of Faith

~ credits ~
Embrace Simplicity, Kasia
4 papers
1 tape
1 flower
1 bird
1 alpha
Sweet Blossoms, Kasia
1 beads
1 flowers and beads
3 Itty Bitty Stiches, Lauren Reid
1 grass stain, Janelle Gustafson
fonts, CK ali's hand, 1942 report
sketch by Bouille

it took a Leap Of Faith to make the move from city life to country life, leaving friends and family, and starting over in a new place, although sixteen years later, I have no regrets, and am completely satisfied with my simple life.

ETA: this page made it into GSO @ DST woohoo

Monday, August 17, 2009


template challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~
template 24 @ pbp
Strawberry Fields by Redju
pin, AH designs
staple, Sahlin Studio
fonts ~ okay cursive, 1942 report
images, courtesy deviantart

Sunday, August 16, 2009


August Pickle Jar Challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~
paper ~ Dawn Inskip
ribbons ~ Fruit Loop Sally
celebrate WA ~ Sue Cummings
neon alpha, sketch ~ Bouille
glass pebble alpha ~ Sir Scrapalot
glitter ~ Miss Tiina

Friday, August 14, 2009


a very cool lil' application ~ try it, you'll like it! (image linked)

passion lives here

~ credits ~
everything from create by cherpea designs @ 2 little pixels, except
pencil lines sketch #141 by mushy
image, courtesy www
Consul Script SSA font

Thursday, August 13, 2009


DigiDare 145_ouch!

~ credits ~
That Had To Hurt kit ~ Leora Sanford
notebook paper ~ Sue Cummings
clearly stuck tape ~ Amanda Taylor
template ~ Janet Phillips
font ~ Caramel Candy

Sunday, August 9, 2009


HodgePodge_Today You prompt

~ credits ~
paper ~ by Dido
paper mask, fastener ~ by Bao
butterfly ~ by Elgalo
alpha ~ by Kate Hadfield
font ~ CK ali's hand

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Awesome Highlighter

here's a nifty lil' web tool (image linked)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

paper birds

made this for the wishes and dreams contest @ PickleBerryPop

(wish I could make origami birds, actually, I wish I could make origami anything) lol

~ credits ~
papers ~ armina and sausan
alpha ~ sahlin studio
birdcage ~ bcd designs
metal hanger ~ Line's Design
paper birds ~ courtesy, nymphe @ deviantart

many thanks to amanda for the paper bird extraction!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Catching Fireflies and Chasing Summer

DigiDare #143: art journal page

~ credits ~
notepaper ~ Sue Cummings
sketch paper ~ Kate Hadfield
sketch ~ Brenda Smith
musical note/papers ~ Spotted Dog Designs
stitched bugs ~ shudson
buttonhole stitching ~ MissTiina
images ~ courtesy, www
fonts ~ 1942 report, SA Simple Pleasure

Sunday, July 12, 2009


HodgePodge_random word: doing

~ credits ~
Free To Be Me, Acetate Alpha, Topograhy8
all from Spotted Dog Designs @ WST

Thursday, July 9, 2009

luv U kitty

here's one of my favorite 'kitten' photos, just waitin' to be scrapped

~ credits ~
everything from cherpea designs
alpha_all over you
papers_the basics
anya paper6_recolored blue and red
true colors_string and buttons (recolored)
sketch by Brooke Designs

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


DigiDare 140_gardening

~ credits ~
paper, string bow ~ Vinnie Pearce_paradiso
cardboard flower ~ Lisa Sisneros_paper daydreams
pansies ~ Jasmin Olya_flower melody swirls
stitches ~ Traci Reed_bad machine stitches
sketch ~ Kimla Designs
font ~ hardcore pen
images, courtesy www

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Life is like a Carousel

mystery challenge @ ScrapArtist

~ credits ~
everything from the SA July Mystery Mission Mini Kit Challenge
FREE in the ScrapArtist's July Muse
font ~ Flirt Deco
image, courtesy www

Thursday, July 2, 2009

got color?

~ credits ~
true colors, black tape ~ cherpea designs @ two little pixels
crayons ~ chrisscrap
ohsnap image ~ angelspitxaudri @ deviantart
film noir ~ foto filter
Got Milk? font ~ cg phenix american

True Colors kit from cherpea designs *available Friday 7/3*

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


DigiDare 139_chaos

kittens + paper towels = CATastrophe

~ credits ~

pink and me ~ pouyou designs
sketch by chrissyW
paper towel image ~ courtesy www
fonts ~ just old fashion and type right

many thanks to amanda for the page title *wink*

Sunday, June 28, 2009

voodoo flair

my new flair, feel free to share lol
or, should you need one personalized, just lemme know *wink*

~ credits ~
flair template ~ gunhild
voodoo doll ~ vala @ deviantart
font ~ impact


HodgePodge_show an emotion

~ credits ~
paper ~ Amanda Taylor_November Rain
font ~ sensual
images, courtesy www

(I have alot of images from blending and misting tutorials that I've done and collected over the years, and these were in my personal stash and just seemed to fit for this challenge, it's SO not me, but wow, don't I wish lol)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

font fix

get your font fix, c'mon you know ya wanna, you know ya need'em and gotta have'em lol

project 365_June 1-23

woohoo ~ project 365 updated!

6/12 ~ mom gets a perm from Val
6/13 ~ gorgeous peony in my garden
6/14 ~ fairy bread smile (for the pbp foto challenge)
6/15 ~ baby calves taking it easy lol
6/16 ~ storm clouds WOW
6/17 ~ this lil' chipmunk keeps me smiling daily lol
6/18 ~ it rained ALOT today
6/19 ~ the creek is about to overflow it's bank
6/20 ~ 1st time in 13 years that the pasture flooded *sigh*
6/21 ~ bluebird sighting
6/22 ~ found a baby bird *awww*
6/23 ~ a baker's dozen of doughnuts for Barb

5/31 ~ my favorite flox blooms every may
6/01 ~ rare trip to the post office
6/02 ~ pretty pink sunset
6/03 ~ cutest baby calf
6/04 ~ kitten chow time
6/05 ~ last day of school
6/06 ~ bloom on my snowball bush
6/07 ~ u know u r really rural when they ride horses down the road
6/08 ~ irises in full bloom
6/09 ~ full moon
6/10 ~ heavy morning dew on the flowers today
6/11 ~ captured: the elusive hummingbird

~ credits ~
paper, string ~ mgl designs
tag ~ meredith designs
june border ~ megan turnbridge
(all from the project 365 designer challenge @ DSA)

font ~ ck ali's hand
frame ~ Andrea Rusky

Friday, June 26, 2009

okapi adventure

~ credits ~
traveler kit by cherpea designs @ 2lp

project 365_week 20

okiedokie, this is the last page for May
now, to get the pages for the month of June done *sigh*

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


DigiDare 138

Life has its ups and downs, the happy moments, but also the sad ones. The ecstatic highs, and the painful lows. My dare this week is to scrap about those lows (emotional or physical pain).
Yes, you can do it. Think about what happened, how was your reaction to it and how did it affect you? Did it make you stronger or are you still coping with it.

-You can use a picture, or not. Use a stockphoto or something that symbolizes that pain.
-I want you to use your blending techniques. The papers, the elements, the picture, just blend something.
-Use the color that you associate with that pain.

~ credits ~

orange paper and tape ~ Amanda Taylor

black paper ~ Flergs

frame ~ Andrea Rusky

font ~ incognitype

images, courtesy www

Monday, June 22, 2009

pretty pink sunset, and rainy day

this image turned out great after some quick foto-editing lol

~ credits ~
Anya ~ Cherpea Designs @ twolittlepixels
sketch by Ange
font ~ Caramel Candy

I used this royal purple pansy foto instead of the ones I just shot of the flooding in the pasture behind my house (you'll see that as soon as I update project 365)

~ credits ~
Dannielle ~ Cherpea Designs @ 2littlepixels
sketch by Mimi
wordart ~ longlines/LieN

Saturday, June 20, 2009

happily creating for cherpea designs

I have some exciting news today!
Cheryl, of cherpea designs @ two little pixels, has asked me to become a member of her Creative Team woohoo!

thank you, Cheryl, for the opportunity!
and thanks to my bff, Amanda, for the nudging lol

FREE photo-editing class

registration starts on June 22nd

simply click on the preview for all the information

umbrella drinks

10x10 challenge @ PBP
10 things & 10 circles

10 favorite umbrella drinks:
blue hawaiian
caribbean cosmopolitan
island ectasy
mai tai
pina colada
strawberry margarita
tequila sunrise

~ credits ~
blending paper ~ Amanda Taylor
circle stitches ~ Emily Merritt
circle bling ~ Emily Powers
font ~ MA smiles

drinks and paper umbrellas ~ www

Friday, June 19, 2009

love coffee

Pickle Jar Challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~
doodled paper ~ Sunflowers
black paper ~ Flergs
lace ~ Faith True
label it alpha ~ Emily Powers
clearly stuck tape ~ Amanda Taylor
pin ~ AH design

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


DigiDare 137_funky

~ credits ~
CandyPop ~ Lisa Sisneros
2nd alpha ~ Michelle Coleman
polaroid frame ~ Andrea Rusky
clearly stuck ~ TaylorMade
staples ~ suzyQ
stitches ~ syrin
lace ~ Rachel Young
art supplies ~ chriscraps
font ~ type right

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

just color picker

here's a nifty lil' FREE tool (image linked)

Monday, June 15, 2009

the first daytona 500

sketch challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ journaling ~
the first daytona 500 was run on 2/22/59

~ credits ~
old red car ~ Tin Lizzy
in the city alpha ~ sahlin studio
flower, button, string ~ jennifer fox
racerX ~ bartolini_cato
template 20_pbp
font ~ champagne and limosines
photos ~ courtesy, EastmanKodak

I lived in Daytona Beach in the 80s, and there is still a special place in my heart for that lil' peninsula in sunny Florida!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

a moonlit night

scraplift challenge @ PickleBerryPop

~ credits ~
black flowers ~ Jennifer Fox
stitches ~ Emily Merritt
mask ~ Eryns Scraps
everything else ~ Fruit Loop Sally
font ~ CK ali's hand