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