Monday, December 27, 2010


One of my grandsons in profile.

Ooh La Lolliopop collab by Digiridoo Scraps

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Haven't posted in a while...December is such a busy month for all of us. Here are a few LOs I've made recently.


supplies used: Damask kit, Christmas Wish 2 kit, and Christmas Wishes Glow paper all by Sherwood Studio and available at The Digichick.


supplies used: After 5 Designs - Prairie Morning, Rosey Posey Studio - Fragments 101, and Roben Marie Smith - Vintage Frames

"Max and Me"

supplies used: Home is where the Heart Is page kit, and Captivated by Jacqueline template by Captivated Visions


supplies used: Hopscotch kit by The Shabby Princess

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's the Smile

My youngest grandbaby, Max, is a charmer.

Mister Wonderful kit and Wordart by Connie Prince

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday

Ready, Set, Go...get all those scrapping goodies. I'll be checking my favorite shops for bargains but I've got a Sneak Peak for you from one of my favs.
Digital Designer Shop has a whopper of a holiday kit called Days of December. It's a beauty, full of luscious elements and gorgeous papers. Here are two examples of how this kit can be used.

Supplies -
Days of December by Cilenia Curtis and available at Digital Designer Shop
Piled Sparks template by Cilenia Curtis at Digital Designer Shop

Supplies -
Days of December by Cilenia Curtis and available at Digital Designer Shop
Days of December Glitter Styles and Papers 2 by Honey Scraps available at Digital Designer Shop
Template 46 by Cindy Schneider

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Camera Family

We all share a love for photography; finally we all have Nikon cameras. One daughter and I live in Colorado; my other daughter and son live in New England. You can bet we all have our cameras when we get together.

nostalgia alpha by Sherwood Studio
Beautiful Life Collab by Wendy Page Designs and MKC


My granddaughter wants to play the violin but between her twice weekly gymnastics classes, school, her brother's sports activities and the fact that there is no teacher available without a long drive, she pretends to play.

Supplies used: Blue Winter kit, Blue Winter Frames and Blue Winter Lace all by Cilenia Curtis @ Digital Designer Shop
Newsletter Freebie Template 1 by Karla Dudley

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sneak Peak

Julie of Sherwood Studio - sold exclusively at The Digichick - has two holiday kits being released Thursday, Nov. 18. I got to play with them and here's a sneak peak.

The first two feature Fireside Christmas by Sherwood Studio

additional supplies: Background Stacks 2 by JB Designs

additional supplies: Negative version 6 template by WM Squared

Razzle Dazzle Reindeer by Sherwood Studio features a slightly less traditional look at Christmas.

additional supplies: New Dawn Templates by AE Designs

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our Breakfast at Hangar 8

Aviator kit by Jenn CK Designs and Stolen Moments
Template 117 by Lindsay Jane designs

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thankful for You

As Thanksgiving approaches we all think about what we're thankful for. I have so many people, memories, etc., but one thing I'm especially thankful for are my grandchildren.

Many Thanks kit by Scrap Matters Design Team
The Digichick November Template

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pumpkin Farm

Max enjoyed his first trip to pick out a pumpkin. Moments like these are meant to be remembered.

Awaiting Autumn by Teresa Digi Designs @ Digital Designer Shop
Orange Alpha by Paste Optional Designs

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I've had such fun today on National Scrapbook Day. Spent too much money and time, but then what's new. I found these two great kits today and couldn't wait to use them. These two little guys are my youngest grandbabies. They live 1500 miles from me so I treasure each photo I get.

supplies used
November Boys by River Rose
Got Curves template by WM Squared


My granddaughter was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for Halloween. Don't ya think she looks just like Dorothy in the movie. My daughter found most of costume on Etsy and Ebay. Cute, huh?

Smooth Sailing - Hearts & Flowers
Sherrie JD - Classic Red
gingham by Sherwood Studio
Amy Wolff - Old Glory Papers
Fiddle Dee Dee templates - Fuss Free

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Releases

Cilenia Curtis at Digital Designer Shop has been busy designing two gorgeous new kits. "Within" bundled kit contains beautiful neutral colors perfect for masculine layouts.

The second kit "Blue Winter" will be available Friday, November 5. Although this kit is designed for winter layouts, I used it for a different purpose.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Isle of Shoals

One of the items on my bucket list was a visit to the Isle of Shoals.  Located off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine, seven island comprise the Isle of Shoals.  Most are privately owned, but two are open to the public - Star Island and Appledore Island.  Last September we visited Star Island by boat; it was a great photo op and a wonderful adventure.

supplies used:

Potting Shed by Cilenia Curtis @ Digital Designer Shop
Dainty Edges by Honey Scraps @ Digital Designer Shop
25 days of Summer templates by Tiffany Tillman

Sunday, October 24, 2010

In honor of

Breast Cancer Month

My good friend Karen died in August 2009 after a valiant 9 year struggle with breast cancer.  I miss our phone conversations and lunches that we had regularly.  Rest in Peace, dear friend.


supplies:  Artist Palette 2 by Cilenia Curtis @ Digital Designer Shop


Stay Tuned

One of my favorite digital scrapbook designers,  Julie.It.Is, is moving to a new store and changing her name.  Can't say where just yet, but her new name will be Sherwood Studio.  She's redesigned some kits and I've recycled some LOs to meet her deadline.  Stay tuned for the big reveal on Oct. 28th.


supplies used: Colorado Cliff by Sherwood Studio



supplies used:

Licorice Parfait by Sherwood Studio

Nostalgia alpha by Sherwood StudioFuss

Free Angled template by Fiddle Dee Dee designs



supplies:  Vivre by Sherwood Studio

Thursday, October 21, 2010


My two youngest grandbabies live in New England and I don't see them nearly enough.  So...I take photos the entire time I'm with them.  I'm the grandma with the camera.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

All boy

My youngest grandbaby, Max.


For the Boys by Karla Dudley
FreeToWander 5 template by ehstudios

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Plain Digital Wrapper is having a Blogtoberfest and I'm excited to be part of it. Click on the trick or treat bag to get your freebie. That's it; easy as pie.

If you make a layout with some of the goodies you pick up, and post it in the gallery, you will have an opportunity to WIN a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the store!  A winner will be picked on Halloween.

Now, on to the next!

1. PDW Blog

2. PDW Facebook page

3. Southern Creek Designs blog

4. Donna

5. Lori

6. Susie

7. Jemy

8. Katers

9. Lynn

10. Marla

11. Kimeric

12. Becki

13. Vicki

14. Sondra You are here

15. ScrapDZines

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


In my office closet are boxes of old photos that my mother and grandmother saved over the years. Slowly, these pix are being scanned into my computer before they fade so future generations can see them. The photo used here is one of my oldest ones, but not the oldest. I called the layout "Family in 1905", but I'm sure all these folks are not all family.

supplies used
Falling Melody by MS Scraps
template by The Daily Digi #11
stitching by Libby Weifenbach

Sunday, October 10, 2010


It's been so long since I've had a picture of me, I have to keep using it. :)

Capture - Designs by Helly

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

They steal your heart away

Last July we lost our beloved corgi, Max. He lived a good life for 14 years until he became gravely ill. We were so heartbroken that we found another corgi puppy, not to replace Max but to fill the emptiness in our hearts. Teddy is so full of vim and vigor - he makes us laugh all the time.

Max and the Rainbow Bridge

Beautiful Life - Wendy Page Designs and Mari Koegelenberg
My Dad My Best Friend (hearts) - Anita Designs and Scooty Design
Zinnias and Swallowtails (template)- Plant Your Story Quoted

Teddy at 4 months

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

San Juan River in Utah

On a road trip to Sedona, AZ several years ago, I took this photo along the San Juan River in Utah.

supplies used
Colorado Cliff kit and Autumn Whisper Kit by Julie.It.Is @ Plain Digital Wrapper
Template Collection 12 by Tiffany Tillman

Hold on to your hat!

Get ready for lots of autumn photos and scrap pages as it is my favorite season. I've been reviewing photos from years past and have found several that I just have to scrap.

"Pumpkin Farm" features my youngest grandson in New England. He's such a sweet boy who smiles almost all the time. Grandma wishes she could spend lots more time with him and his big brother.

supplies used
Awaiting Autumn kit by Teresa Digi Designs @ Digital Designer Shop
Orange Alpha by Paste Optional Designs

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The view from the sunroom

On a recent New England visit , I stayed with Chris and Kristin and the boys in Mass.  While there I spent a lot of time in their sunroom facing Lake Attitash.  I'm sure nothing else would get done if I lived there and could watch the lake all day.  One day was dark and overcast - fantastic light for photos.

Guess it's because I live in the sunny Southwest that I love rainy days so much.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Second Time Around

Hubby and I have been together since we met 17 years ago.  I had 3 teens and he had 2 older sons;  now our jumbled family includes grandkids, former  spouses and former daughters-in-law and their significant others, and friends.

I took this photo of my wedding ring for a 1st anniversary card that I gave him.

Supplies used:  ABC series of Follow Me kit by  Cilenia Curtis @ Digital Designer Shop

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We just returned from a visit to New England where my oldest daughter, her husband, and my son, his wife and our two youngest grandsons live.  The boys are eight months and 2 1/2 years old.  The older one goes to music class on Wednesday mornings and I'll sing "Hello, glad to see you" for a long time.

Of course, the first thing I did was start scrapping my photos of our trip.  These are memories to keep forever and the pages are a way for me to feel connected to them.

Credits - Vintage Beach kit and Stories in Hand Journal Set by Cilenia Curtis @ Digital Designer Shop

Autumn Whisper by Julie.It.Is @ Plain Digital Wrapper

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Second week of template class

I've completed all five of the templates for Tiffany Tillman's "25 Days of Summer Templates" class @ .  This week was more fun because the templates are less linear-graphic and now more my style.  I'm learning a lot.

Ruby Rhynne - Bloomsbury kit
Tiffany Tillman - template 10
Cilena Curtis @ Digital Designers Shop - Breathings of MY
Lily Designs - White Rose

Bella Gypsy - Sundress kit
Captivated Visions - Pink Lemonade kit
Genia Beana - Just Peachy kit
Charlize Creations - Bloomy
Tiffany Tillman - template 8

Cilenia Curtis @Digital Designers Shop - Dream Big 2 (background papers)
Durbin Eberhardt - Vista Montana (elements)
Viva Artistry - Tuscan Orchard (metal/rope frame)
Tiffany Tillman - template 9

Julie.It.Is - Vivre, Sunset Valley kits
Karla Dudley - 25 Days of Summer
Tiffany Tillman - template 10

Karla Dudley - 25 Days of Summer
Tiffany Tillman - Template 6

Cilenia Curtis @Digital Designers Shop - Dream Big2 (background papers)
Durbin Eberhardt - Vista Montana (elements)
Viva Artistry - Tuscan Orchard (metal/rope frame)
Tiffany Tillman - template 9