Saturday, June 30, 2012


boy oh boy, by Leora Sanford & Lili, available @ Oscraps
vintage angles, by Amy Martin @ the Lilypad
font, DJB writes a lot

Friday, June 29, 2012

waffle house breakfast

DigiDare #282::breakfast
good morning sunshine, by sugarplum paperie
hazy morning, by Amy Wolff
blocked brushes, by Gina Miller
markerific alpha, by CD Muckosky
journaler, by Sahlin Studio
moving through, by Amy Martin
silverware, by Microferk
coffee cup, by Miss Honey
doilie, by Ju Kneipp
bird, by Forever Joy
font, DJB writes alot, by Darcy Baldwin

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

my friend, Barb

TLP::June Random Challenge::two page layout
summersong, by Studio68 & JM designs
zoey, by Amy Wolff
lacy monograms alpha, by Valorie Wibbens
templates, by Magnolia Studio
font, DJB writes alot, by Darcy Baldwiin

Friday, June 22, 2012

my playlist

DigiDare #281: Greatest Hits

social butterfly, by Allison Pennington & Jennifer Barrette
in my world elements, by Captivated Visions
big ol'tag, by Lauren Reid
luv song alpha & rock on doodles, by CD Muckosky
jester alpha, by Kaye Winiecki
mini dots alpha & sketch, by Amy Martin
vinyl records, by Erica Zane
font, Rough Typewriter

song lyrics, adapted by me:
1. what I "LIKE" about you
2. you can rock it, you can roll it, at the hop, Let's go to the "Blog Hop"
3. there are "forums" I remember, all my life, though some have changed
4. I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying and crazy for "texting" you
5. I've never seen your face, I've never heard your voice, but I like it when you "IM" me

~ these lyrics have been adapted to fit my Social Butterfly life ~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

laundry days

blocked template, by Amy Martin
spring day papers & clothespin, by Sahlin Studio
splatterific 17#, by Karah Fredricks
blue sketchbook alpha, by Kate Hadfield
room service, by Fruit Loop Sally
clothesline breeze, by Pressed Petals
font, blessings through raindrops

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

for today

for today...

outside my window... 61F and overcast :(
i am thinking... it's too dang cold for June!
i am thankful for... my adopted parents, Barb & Gordon :)  
i am wearing... blue jeans, long-sleeved Def Leppard shirt & a hoodie 
i am going... to see the new 'Rock of Ages' movie
i am currently reading... "Twilight of the Elites," by Chris Hayes
i am hoping... to take a gazillion fotos now that my camera is working again YAY
on my mind... gas @ $3.49/gallon, milk @ $3.59/gallon, sugar @ $3.59/4 lb
pondering these words... life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason... if you get a chance, take it; if it changes your life, let it; nobody said that it would be easy... they just promised it would be worth it"
from the kitchen... grilled jerk chicken, wild rice, drunken mushrooms (sauteed with butter and sherry)
and a slice of chocolate cake
around the house... Summer Quilts are on the beds
one of my favorite things... wild strawberries, I pick'em & eat'em while weeding the flower beds
i'm creating... a new DigiDare & CT pages
a few plans for the week... laundry & ironing curtains,
and I'm making doughnuts :)
from my lens:

template, courtesy Katie Pertiet @ Designer Digitals

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type hype

June Bliss Template, by Amy Martin
alphabetica paper, by Amy Wolff
gray social butterfly paper, by Allison Pennington
type alpha, by Katie Pertiet
fonts, Blake & Rough Typewriter

Monday, June 18, 2012

social butterfly

June Bliss template, by Amy Martin
Social Butterfly, by Allison Pennington & Jennifer Barrette

Sunday, June 17, 2012

texas hots

TLP::June Sketch Challenge

sketch, funfelt picnic hotdog, almost summer chevrons, by Amy Martin
felt heart & workart, by Kaye Winiecki
stitches, by Kate Hadfield
papers, Lauren Reid & Valorie Wibbens
font, Baby Boston

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dear Dad

DigiDare 280::Father's Day

love at home, by Elise's Pieces
posie, by Lauren Reid
daisy, by Rachel Young
sketch, by Amy Martin
font. typewriter

peony love

TLP::June Product Challenge::flowers

vintage angles, by Amy Martin
bloom, by Allison Pennington
font, papyrus

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

memories live here

filed and filed & lots of'em templates, by Amy Martin
remnants, by Amy Wolff
worn, by Sahlin Studio & One Little Bird
notions, Forever Joy
granny's sewing basket, Kitschy Designs

Sunday, June 10, 2012

for today

for today...

outside my window... 80F and sunny :)
i am thinking... my Mom's birthday was yesterday & it's the first year I didn't bake a cake, miss you :(
i am thankful for... Farmer's Markets  
i am wearing... shorts and a Daytona Beach beach volleyball Tshirt, an oldie but goodie 
i am going... to contact Fuji about my camera 
i am currently reading... "Planet Ponzi," by Mitch Feierstein
i am hoping... that my barn doors will finally get fixed this week
on my mind... gas @ $3.65/gallon... milk @ $3.61/gallon... sugar @ $3.59/4 lb
pondering these words... it doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full, there is clearly enough room for more wine"
from the kitchen... Monte Cristo sandwiches, a favorite from the old Magic Pan restaurant days
around the house... freshly cut wildflowers & peonies
one of my favorite things... pearls, especially in the summertime
i'm creating... a DigiDare & CT pages
a few plans for the week... laundry & weedwhacking, since it rained all last week
from my lens:

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summer afternoons

TLP::June Scraplift Challenge

uberbundle template, amy martin
summer stories, sprinkles V5, by Valorie Wibbons
grandma's dresser ribbon, bird & papers, Sahlin Studio
summer lovin' sun, Kaye Winiecki

Saturday, June 9, 2012

secret crush

DigiDare #279::Celebrity Crush

a big splash

TLP::June BYOC Challenge

summer mishmashed sentiments, beach towel paper, and moving through template, by Amy Martin
dotty paper, by Karah Fredricks
sprinkles 5 flower, summer stories bow & by definition:summer, by Valorie Wibbens
splashtastic alpha, by Kate Hadfield
sweetness glitter, by Flergs
font, typical typewriter 

GSO @ DST {happydancin}


TLP::June Journaling Challenge

moving thru #10, by Amy Martin
smile negative strip & click wordart; an ordinary day paper, by Valorie Wibbens
that's tacky staple, by karah fredricks
click lens, daisy & wordart, by Kelly Mickus
polaroid frame, by Andrea Rascaglia

GSO @ DST {happydancin}

Friday, June 8, 2012

a new beginning

TLP::One Word Challenge

cut it out template, mini 4, by Amy Martin
grandma's dresser paper, ribbon, button & wordart, by Sahlin Studio
green April paper2, by Rachel Young
nasturtium flowers & seed packets, my personal stash
font, goofball

pool party

hashed arrows & alpha, beach towel paper & 6/11 monthly TLP template, by Amy Martin
summer lovin' drinks & flowers, by Karah Fredricks
(blue) soak up the sun paper, by Micheline Martin

a pool, add water & friends = Pool Party

my Mom would have had a heart attack if my nephew put a pool in her house for a party lol

ah, to be young :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

daisies::then and now

amici by Studio68, and cut it out templates, mini 4 by Amy Martin

Sunday, June 3, 2012

for today...

outside my window... 51F and scattered thunderstorms
i am thinking... it's just been too dang long since my last blog post... my self-imposed austerity unfortunately didn't allow for the purchase of a back-up laptop
i am thankful for... Computer Repair & my bff Amanda for she was thankfully online and happy to hang out with me last night, and we were able to catch up after my 6 month hiatus from the internet 
i am wearing... denim jeans, long-sleeved fleece top, a lovely 100% cotton Eddie Bauer sweater purchased at the local Thrift Shop for $1 & Birkenstock sandals
i am going... to my Gmail Inbox to start deleting email from December on *sigh*
i am currently reading... "The Great Divergence," America's growing inequality, and what we can do about it, by Timothy Noah
i am hoping... to scrap as many pages as my creativity will allow
on my mind... gas @ $3.69/gallon... milk @ $3.79/gallon... sugar @ $3.59/4 lb
pondering these words... At this point the entire advanced world is doing exactly what basic macroeconomics says it shouldn’t be doing: slashing spending in the face of high unemployment, slow growth, and a liquidity trap. It’s a global 1937. And if the result is another recession, the witch-doctors will just demand more bleeding," Paul Krugman
from the kitchen... french toast drizzled with local maple syrup and crispy hickory smoked bacon for breakfast
around the house... as I just found penicillin growing in the Dannon Yogurt container, I do believe it's time to clean out the refrigerator, ya think?
one of my favorite things... the wild daisies that now line the road as far as the eye can see
i'm creating... a June blog header, and a DigiDare
a few plans for the weekend... laundry & yardwork, in between rain showers 
from my lens:

December 2011

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