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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So Much Fun

How dang cute is this photo?  I mean REALLY!  This is my adorable babe when he just started laughing.  I used Crate paper, Echo Park, and some Making Memories brads.  I wanted to let the photo speak for itself.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)P

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandmaster Flibble and his Precocious Pal Percy interuppted their world tour to stop by and say Happy Summer everyone!!! If you have a summer LO - anything to do with summer, please stop by Paper Issues and link it up! Now...I gotta clean out the cooler! :)
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Hey you all!  I am on the design team for a new site called Punky Scraps -- please go check it out, it is a great site to hang out, look for inspiration, and add your own artwork.  I am so excited! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Awww. Ain't she purdy? That's my mom at about 14 yrs. old. She is still that beautiful! Happy Mother's Day Nanna! We love you :) Please check out all the tremendous work honoring Mothers at Paper Issues!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011


Hidey Ho Campers! 
This is a shot of one of the three hibiscus plants I have in my backyard.  The color is truly that vibrant, they are incredible.  I popped that pink-orange-red color off the page by using the green-yellow "Music" paper by Pink Paislee.  The rest of the accents/embellies are Crate Paper, except for the Entrada ticket by 7 Gypsies.
This page is for Paper Issues "Show us your grass" challenge - head on over there and link up your own spring(y) LOs and projects!  While you are at it, head over to Punky Scraps and link up a page using yellow, green and orange, and only one patterned paper.

Thanks for your comments!  :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome Paper Issues Blog Hoppers!

Hidey Ho Campers!  Welcome to my little stop on the blog hop!  If you are following the blogging order then you must've just come from Michelle Hernandez's fabulous little mini.  Isn't she terrific?
Well, without further adue, let me present my project for the hop.  It is a banner I made for my son for his 9th birthday announcing that I was getting him (us, lol!) a swimming pool!  Now, the FAVE part of it is the new Toy Box Crate Paper line.  It is absolutely perfect for my little armed forces freak.  I snuck in one of Crate's Emma's Shoppe papers just for good measure.

Of course the fact that it was for my son goes along with the fave theme as well, since I tell him often that he is my favorite person in the whole world.  :)

If you are familiar with Paper Issues, then you know that Cassie, our fierce and fearless leader is the absolute master of the banners.  I needed to make one to announce the pool, since that present was not going to be ready for him to "open" on his birthday.  This is the first banner I have ever made and let me tell you, they are fun!  Thanks so very much for joining us on this Paper Issues blog hop!! 

OH, I almost forgot - the juicy RAK I am sending one lucky follower!  If you want this delicious package sent to you, leave me a comment on either my project, or the RAK.  If you like my work please do become a follower!  :)

Next on your stop is the fabulously talented Kristy Dalman and her amazing blog The Odd Girl.  Go check her out or return to Paper Issues (did you see the fantastic kit you can win there?)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!!!

The scrap Gods have spoken.  The winner of the RAK iiiiiiiiiisssssssssss..............Creepy Glowbugg!!!  She has a sinfully delicious website with macabre tones and great projects.  YAY!!!  Congrats CG!!  Gimme a shout and send your email so I can get this off to you.  Thanks everyone who "came to play"! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Crate Paper Scrumptiousness

     Hi Y'all!  Another LO here created with new Crate Paper scrumptiousness!  The circular flowers were an idea I grabbed off the Crate Paper blog.  *thanks Crate DT - y'all are awesome!*

This is a pic of my mom, dad, sister and I when we lived in Pacific Grove CA in the mid 70s.  Check out the afro on my dad, would ya! :)

Hopefully you've all participated in the blog hop over at Paper Issues and that may even be how you found me!  If so, you may be wondering when I am going to announce a winner of the lovely swag I previously posted.  I plan on using the child-generated random number picking system this weekend and announcing then.  Please stay tuned!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crate Toy Box - A boy and his 9th

Hello party people!  This is a LO that goes with my two previous posts.  One was a card and one was the banner I gave my son on his birthday March 15th.  This one is a LO of the paintball party we had.  Oh man, we had a blast!  Aren't you all nervous about your childs party - whether kids come, if he will be happy, and on and on... I plan parties for a living and I wasn't as stressed as when trying to make Cade's come together. 
They had a ball moving the "men" around on the "war" cake, and even got to shoot mom in the tummy (uh YES it left a bruise!).

Thanks for taking a gander. Oh and hi to all the new followers!  Thanks so much for being here!  :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I forgot to give y'all a sneak of the project I will be posting on Saturday! Okay so this is a card, not part of my project but it goes with my project, and uses the same Crate Paper goodness! My son turned 9 on Tuesday, and this was the card I gave him. It went along with the armed forces theme and the paintball party we had. Did I get in on the action? I have the bruises and welts to prove it! :)

Don't forget to join us Saturday for the Paper Issues blog hop!

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What up lads and lasses? Or is it Lassies? LOL!
Just giving you all a sneak peak at the great pack of numiness I will be giving away to one lucky follower who find my site thru the Paper Issues blog hop this Saturday! The fun begins at 9 a.m. eastern time. All you have to do is start with Paper Issues, and follow the links. You don't have to go to each blog to be a winner! Just click on that follow button, and leave me a comment if you want this springy stuff at your doorstep soon.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paper Issues Blog Hop!

Hi Y'all!! 
That's right, Paper Issues is having a blog hop this weekend, which will start Saturday March 19th at 9 a.m. eastern time.  Prizes, RAKs swag..whatever you call it - there will be lots of giveaways along the way!  I personally am giving away a very nice little package of goodies.  So do come join us, it's gunna rock!  :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Friday!

I am going retro today and posting a couple of my older LOs in hopes that a certain design team finds them and appreciates them  :)  Comments are very much welcomed!  Thanks for checkin' out my old school pages.  :)

This adorable girl is a friend of mine's daughter.  Adelle loves the garden and I made this LO for her in her favorite colors that match her room.  Tons of My Little Shoebox sweetness on this page! 

This page is just to sweet not to make honorable mention!  Look at that angel :)  Love, Elsie, Basic Grey and American Crafts here.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Hello to all of you visiting from Artfull Crafts in NZ!  Please kick off your shoes and stay awhile, so glad you stopped by! 

On a side note, let me say I am very sorry for the Christchurch happenings, please know that many of us are praying for you all.

Aaaaand, for those of you who don't know...I was featured on a blog in NZ which you can find here.  Big thanks to Lowri McNabb for hooking me up down there!  Cheers sister!  Here is Lowri's blog, she makes incredible projects, check her out!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hidey Ho Campers!! Beautiful day today in the hill country of Texas! So, being that it's my day off since the restaurant is closed, I started off the day wanting to scrap. Be that as it may, I couldn't get a page going for the life of me. To the rescue comes Shelley May...yay! Shelley May is my new buddy and one of the design team over at Paper Issues. Check her out she is friggin funny AND talented...(clearing throat) *ahem* beeitch *cough*

Anyway, Shelley gave me a challenge of using red, turquoise (yay!) and kraft with a little yellow, some stitching, 4 punches and one word title and one pic. So here is my take on that...(anyone who knows me knows I can't do what I am told verbatum!) or verbatim?

This is a pic of my legs and Cade's intertwined as we layed on the couch and watched the History Channel. :) I used some awesome apps on my iphone to vintage circa 1970 the photo. Love that damn  iphone and those apps!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cade ackin' cwazy.
Studio Calico kit - Candy Shoppe
Thanks for checking it out :)
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