Monday, October 24, 2011

Hidey Ho campers!  Yes, it has been awhile since I have posted but when Michelle Hernandez asked me to join a mini blog-hop to celebrate our first year anniversary of blogging, I broke out my paintbrush and scissors, resuscitated my mojo, and got to work.  Here is my latest LO...

And here is the very first LO I posted about 1 year ago...

And another last October...please take heed...THIS IS NOT PRETTY!

Am I right or what?  THAT is a hot mess!

The most notable change in my scrapbooking is the subject matter.  I still have my wonderful boy Cade to supply me with plenty of photo opps, but if you'll look at my latest LO, you will notice...what?  What's that?  A MAN! 

Michael and I have only been together for a few months, but I adore him and we have lots of fun, interesting outings, and I am looking forward to many more.  Please don't take away my scrappin' liscence, but I always forget to take my camera when we go out.  I know, I know...
I just want to say that it amazes me how many wonderful, hilarious women are involved in this craft, and I have the greatest time interacting with many of you.  Thanks for sticking around my site, leaving love, and inspiring me to do and be more.

I'd like to thank Cassie Box and Paper Issues for allowing me to be a part of their design team, and for allowing me the freedom to deal with real life issues while continuing to contribute (on occasion, lol) to their fabulous website.  Cassie, you are the trillest, crafty chica of them all :)

Next check out Christina Colon at
and where the blog-hop starts - Michelle Hernandez at
We have all come a loooooooong way since just one year ago!

Thanks y'all!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Get Your Float On!

Layout for Paper Issues "Make a Splash" theme. Luckily, we just floated (toobed) the San Marcos river a few days before, and I got these shots. We had a great time, except for that one guy that cannonballed off the bridge right next to me while I was sleeping! I'm sure my son will never do anything like that. Har har har. :)

Go to Paper Issues and link up your water themed layout!
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Paper Trunk

This is my favorite Halloween page I have ever done! I am not much for the themed holiday papers, so I was happy to find the funky, retro style papers by Paper Trunk! You've gotta check out the whole line called Rockabilly, along with the "Flair" buttons. I have one of them in my blog header even! Paper Trunk is an up and coming scrap design label, be sure to check their website for fresh and fun papers and elements.

Oh, this is my son dressed as John Dillinger. Yes we are aware that Dillinger didn't have a French moustache, but it just looked so good with Cade's outfit!

As always, thanks for taking a gander at my Rockabilly boy :)
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wedding theme over at Paper Issues! Go check it out and link up your own special day masterpiece! :)

This is my sister, mother and myself at my sister's wedding a few years back.  I love how the background paper (Glitz) goes with the Something blue paper by Crate.  I also used Echo Park and Parisian Anthology by House of Three.  All Create paper embellies with some BG pearls thrown in.

Thanks for peekin'!  Come back soon! :)
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sassafras June Challenge

Hi you guys!  Today's post centers around the June Challenge over at Sassafras Lass.  Here is the sketch by one of my paper idols, Michelle -


And here is my take on the sketch ~

Isn't it crazy how some layouts just flow together, and others take painstaking hours?  This was the former, thank goodness!
I used Sass Lass papers (my personal FAVE!)- from Anthem, Wall of Fame and from Mix and Mend, Alterations and Bungle Jungle's Tree Tops.  There is a paper whimsie card thrown in with a couple misted doilies, and a hand sewn tag by Amy Tangerine.  The pins are from For The Luv of Art and the candy buttons from Pebbles.  For good measure I threw in a few stitches with Orange floss by Sew Easy.

Hope you like it!
Thanks for taking a gander  :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Punky Scraps Challenge 19 - Cassette Tapes

Chellenge 19 asks - What does this picture say/mean to you?  I took it VERY literally and this is what I came up with...

Thanks so much for joining us at Punky Scraps!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Hey!  How's it going?  Welcome to my blog those of you coming from Punky Scraps Blog Hop - and all others of course!  I know you have been sorting thru many blogs, and there has been quite a bit to read so, I am going to keep this brief and get down to the meat!

The following LO is from the sketch by Camilla, I absolutely loved working with it!  If you look at my other pages, you will see that I have used this format before a few times.  So this is the sketch....

and here is my interpretation....

Thank you very much for stopping by!  Please take a gander at my other work, return to Punky Scraps or go on to the next fabulous artist, Jess and her happy scrappy blog!

Monday, May 30, 2011


Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Rocket Age 8x8 Paper Pad

Today is the last day of the sale over at Paper Issues!
Make sure you use the code FLAG30 to take an extra 30% off!
Thank you so much for being a friend of Paper Issues.
We hope that you have a great Memorial Day.
Thank you to all the Service Men and Women who make it possible for us to do what we love.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

4x4 Challenge

Hey Party People!  Anyone out there ready for a challenge?  I happily accepted an invitation to join Jess, Meg and Christina in a monthly challenge group.  For this challenge we would each use the same 4 items (4 girls X 4 items) and it is absolutely amazing how different each of our pages turned out! 

We each used the following Pink Paislee elements -

Along with these products, we could use alphas, sewing/thread or twine, and other simplified elements that wouldn't clash with the "use 4 items" challenge.

So this is what I cam up with...
I chose to use the Soiree tags as a banner- just cutting them into penant shapes.  You can see why when I saw this photo the idea came over me right away.

Here is a look at Jess's LO - be sure to go to her blog (click on her page) for more deets on the challenge and a chance at the PRIZE this month!


And here is Meg's fabulous contribution...

Lastly, the adorable page Christina did...

Thanks for checking it out!  Please join us each month for a new challenge using new and different items - with a rotating host each month and a nice little PRIZE for someone lucky!  Cheers  XoXo