Saturday, April 30, 2011

the Joy of Cooking

ADSR6.9_Joy of Cooking
kitchen paper and frame, farmhouse chic by Raspberry Road
blue papers, by Jacque Larsen
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor
rolling pins, my personal stash
fonts, gimme coffee & arial
sketch, by Deb Fisher
Joy of Cooking image, courtesy www

Friday, April 29, 2011


TLP_scraplift challenge

an ordinary day & something new, by Valorie Wibbens
frame, tag & staple, by Leora Sanford
blue & peach ribbons, my personal stash

woohoo :o)
finger-pointed @ GSO

easter memories

TLP April Formula Challenge
8 papers, 3 photos, 3 buttons, 2 ribbons, 5 stitches, 10 other elements, 4 lines of journaling, 1 date element, 2 alphas, 2 fonts

a spring day & sunshine and daffodils, by Krista Sahlin
glass pebble & sunshine sticker alphas, by Krista Sahlin
itty bitty stitches, by Lauren Reid
yellow twist-it paper ribbon, Anne-Made
ooeygooey2, by Sara Gleason
fonts, Carattere Italic & Typewriter Oldstyle

Sunday, April 24, 2011

for today...

outside my window... raining and 52F
i am thinking... happy Easter, happy Spring, happy happy Everything!
i am thankful for... invitations from friends for Sunday dinner
i am wearing... vintage jeans, white cotton shirt, an embroidered Easter sweater
i am going... to spend Easter Sunday with my Mom
i am currently reading... Watership Down and Eggs & Cheese
i am hoping... to start a new photojournaling project, Double Take @ the tattered pear
on my mind... increasing gas prices *sigh*
pondering these words... "a late Easter, a long cold spring," French Proverb
from the kitchen... garlic teriyaki chicken wings on the fusion grill, rice pilaf and long green beans
around the house... it smells like hyacinths
one of my favorite things... blooming spring bulbs
i'm creating... finishing touches for the May blog header
a few plans for the week... rain is forecasted for the next several days, so I'm planning on getting some projects done around the house, edit photos, #10 and #11 ADSR6 challenges

from my lens:

Easter Sunday visit with my Mom @ the Nursing Home
lots of goodies & presents, you can see she was just thrilled to see me

it's just not Easter without flowers, and to make my day, a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

you can join the simple woman's daybook where every day is a blank page, and participate in creating a list of the simple things and everyday moments of our daily lives.

Friday, April 22, 2011


TLP_April Journaling Challenge


snapshot & school house, by Gina Miller
trash alpha, by Valorie Wibbens
happy planet recycle elements, by Kate Hadfield
yellow clip, by Amy Wolff
sketch, by Amy Martin
font, if only life was simple

Thursday, April 21, 2011


ADSR6.8 Family is...

retro roadtrip, by Amy Wolff
papers, by Amy Wolff, Jacque Larsen, and Gina Miller
april template, by Sarah Gleason
fonts, old typewriter and real love

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


DigiDare #225

spring-a-ling-a-ding-dong, by Fiddlette
fresh & dirty pockets, by creashens
april flowers, by K studio
Sunday Girl, by Allison Pennington
numbers & ab fab, by Pink Reptile Designs
lottery ticket, courtesy www

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

plant a tree


list of elements that must be used at least once on your layout.

2 Different Trees, by Kate Hadfield
2 Different Types of Leaves, by Kate Hadfield
2 Different Types of Flowers, by Cosmo Cricket
2 Different Rocks, by Kate Hadfield and Gina Miller
Fence, by Brittish Designs
Squirrel & Chipmunk, by IBD Designs
Mushrooms, by JD Skrapz
Grass, by Kaye Winiecki
Butterfly, Cosmo Cricket
Bird, by Krista Sahlin
Paper & Sun, by Kaye Winiecki

arbor day tag, by Kate Hadfield
font, his name is honey

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thinking of You :: Card

ADSR6.6 Get Well Card Challenge

Kitchen Window, by Laurie Ann
button, butterflies, whispers of nature greenery, by Sahlin Studio
tag, by One Little Bird
font, Lily UPC

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



in the moment, by One Little Bird
image, courtesy www
font, century gothic

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

goodbye Winter :: hello Spring

DigiDare #224

papers/elements from a spring day, whispers nature, sunshineNdaffodils, by Krista Sahlin
hello spring papers and sparkle, by Amy Wolff
life is beautiful ribbon and doodled stitch, by Ju Kneipp
everyday flair tags, by creashens
snowflake doodle & TSE lace trim, by Paislee Press
sketch, by Roadside Designs
fonts, Lainie Day, Just Old Fashion, Century Gothic

Saturday, April 9, 2011


TLP_Product Challenge

inspired by the purchase of my annual supply of Easter peeps today


peeps, by Valorie Wibbens
paper, by Gina Miller (recolored)
big ol'tags, by Lauren Reid
sequin splatters, by Rachel Young
flowers, button, bow, paint splat, paper strip, by Krista Sahlin
brown paper bag, by DebH @ deviantart
font, 2peas gimme coffee

NZ vagabonds

ADSR6.4 Intersection

vagabond, by One Little Bird
Road Map 17, by Roadside Designs

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Birthday Card

this is a lil' birthday card for my friend, Marlene
Happy Birthday Girlfriend!

a Spring day, and sunshine & daffodils, by Krista Sahlin
Hello Spring green bow, blue alpha, by Amy Wolff
Your Day sequin spills, lace, by Rachel Young
flower stem, by Jacque Larsen
journalers, by Holliewood
blue bow, by creashens
card template, Scrapping with Liz
fonts, CK ali's hand and tektron

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dairy Queen Joy!

TLP_One Word Challenge: Joy

cloud paper, by Valorie Wibbens (recolored)
color wash alpha & ice cream cone, by Jacque Larsen
sprinkles and staple, by Karah Fredricks
heart, by Gina Miller
font, goofball

hello, Lexi!

TLP_Template Challenge

hello Spring, by Amy Wolff
Your Day sequin spills, by Rachel Young
buttons and flowers, Krista Sahlin
april template, Sarah Gleason
amazing life alpha, K Studio
clearly stuck tape, Amanda Taylor
font, goofball

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

then and now

DigiDare #223
then and now, Film Reel

journaling reads:
a lifeguard in high school,
a working girl
until you married,
always, My Mom!

amazing life, by K Studio
everyday flair, by creashens
date brush, by Fiddlette
ruler mat, by Rachel Young
film reel and floral brush, by Katie Pertiet
stopped clock brush, by nonetheless @ deviantart
font, if only life was simple

finger-pointed @ GSO today woohoo!
happydancin' :o)

Monday, April 4, 2011

roll with it

ADSR6.3 Game Challenge

papers, by Gina Miller
dice element, by Audrey Neal
smiley faces/heart, by creashens
word snippets, by Krista Sahlin
fonts, Swingdancer and Tempus Sans

Sunday, April 3, 2011

for today...

outside my window... the snow on the hilltop is all that remains, it's 52F
i am thinking... Spring has finally arrived!
i am thankful for... the return of the songbirds
i am wearing... khaki pants, an animal print shirt, and my Birkenstocks
(snow boots not required) *yippie*
i am going... to the Nursing Home with Easter decorations & flowers for Mom's room
i am currently reading... Great Women Chefs, by Julie Stillman
i am hoping... to see tonight's Grand Finale episode of Chopped-All Stars on Food TV
on my mind... this month's utility bill *yikes*
pondering these words... April showers bring May flowers
from the kitchen... chicken in the rotisserrie *yum*
around the house... it smells delightful, thanks to new Glade automatic 'clean linen' air fresheners
one of my favorite things... the 30x zoom on my new Fuji camera
i'm creating... a new blog header, this week's DigiDare, and a page for the ADSR6 challenge 3
a few plans for the week... gathering fallen tree limbs, pruning lilac bushes, tidying flowerbeds

from my lens:
view of the hill at dawn, from my desk window
and @ 30x zoom *wow*

you can join the simple woman's daybook where every day is a blank page, and participate in creating a list of the simple things & everyday moments of our daily lives.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


ADSR6.2 inspiration

Everyday Flair, by creashens
sketch, by amy martin
font, 2peas gimme coffee

Friday, April 1, 2011

pet peeves

DigiDare #222


tags, by pugly pixel
flower and bow, by Creashens
UrbanArt paper, by Sausan Designs
string tie, by Valorie Wibbens
border, by Carolina Pessoa
fonts, Bell Gothic and Freestyle