Wednesday, September 26, 2012


There is not much going on here, today. My desk looks exactly as it did after finishing yesterday's layout. I really need to clean it up so that I can start on a card or two that needs to be done. Can you see the photo of Nanan's beautiful baby having her first lollipop? She so has my heart!

The layout below is one that I created last week. It is the last photo of us as a family before my father-in-law passed away of cancer, last year. It is not the best picture, but it is so treasured.

That is it for this week's show and tell. To join in, please visit our hostess, Julia.

Have a blessed week!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

College Bound - Allison Davis Class Review

I know a few of you were wondering if the Allison Davis 6x6 paper pad class was worth it. In my honest opinion, yes!

First, let me say that I am NOT affiliated to them in any way. I just happened to see this class and wanted to give it a try. I own quite a few paper pads and I wanted to see if I could get my money's worth out of them. The class contains 11 double page sketches, plus samples. I downloaded the whole class handout as is to put in my online class binder. I also printed out just the sketches to go in my sketch binder. Yes, I have a lot of binders.

The layout below was created using one of the sketches from this class. As you can see, I only used one side of the sketch. I scrap mostly one page layouts and most all of her sketches from this month are conducive to turning into one pagers, which I love. I followed the sketch exactly as it is, even down to the stitching, so that you can get a feel for her layouts.

Like I said before, this is just my opinion of this class. If you were on the fence about getting this one, I hope this helps you a bit.

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another Amy Tangerine

Each year, I look so forward to this day. I am a autumn person and to me, this signals fall. I try to get one on the first day of service every year. It also helps that I live across the street from the Starbucks.

I thought the new Ready, Set, Go collection was perfect for this photo. I used a sheet that was pre-printed and added some dimensional elements on top. I stitched on top of those corrugated letters, which by the way, I love. I may have to pick up more in the black because I can see using them a lot. It adds texture without bulk. I used the strips from the bar code section of the papers for my strips at the bottom. They have some nice ones on this line, so be sure to save those cut offs.

Well, it is a nice day here, today. It is in the low 80's and breezy. I may just be off to Starbucks and then sitting outside with my pups. I hope your day is blessed, also.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Hello Mac

I just love football season. It is the only time of the year that I can scrap at night and not feel guilty about not spending time with my DH. Monday night football and some new Amy Tangerine resulted in a couple of pages being made.

Below, is a layout of my daughter with her new MacBook before she started college. She was so excited that it arrived a week earlier than predicted. I was excited that she actually paid for it by herself and is learning the value of buying big things on her own. I guarantee she will be more careful with it at school since the money came from her own pocket.

I wanted to keep the layout simple since the photo collage was from her IPhone and the quality wasn't that great. I tried to print the collage larger, but it became very pixelated, so this size is what I had to work with. By keeping the embellishments to a minimum, the photo and the journaling are still the focus.

Thanks for visiting and I hope that you all use your football/baseball/basketball/etc... season wisely!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WOYWW 171 * with ATC update at bottom of post

Don't hyperventilate! You are at the right blog. I know this is quite messier than what you are used to seeing on my desk, but I have been having so much fun playing with inks and such these past few days, that the mess isn't even bothering me. I am working on a series of Halloween ATC's (gasp!)  just for the fun of it. I know it is Tuesday night, but when do you get the chance to see my space this bad?

As you can see, I have pulled out the inks, a bunch of stamps, and even the heat gun. A gaggle of embellishments have even made their way on to my desk. I will try to post the finished ATC's tomorrow if I get the chance. To join in or just see more desks, just pop on over to our wonderful hostess, Julia, and see what this desk hopping is all about.

And here they are:

Have a Blessed Week!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Santa's Wish List

Just once, I wanted to have my Christmas photos scrapped before the next time the holiday rolled around. I have never before achieved this until now! Yes, thanks to hurricane Isaac, I managed to get 2010 and 2011 holiday photos scrapped and in the album. Amazing what you can do when you have no internet!

Below is the wrap up layout that I do each year for our family album. The rest of the Christmas pages go in our Christmas albums.

We celebrated the holiday on the 24th. We have ever since our daughter was younger. It makes for a less stressful holiday morning and no need to wake Mom and Dad up early. Then on Christmas morning, we have a special tradition of monkey bread and holiday movies. It is great!

So, what's on your wish list this year?


Friday, September 7, 2012

Best Buds

Today's post is just a quick shot of the layout that I was making on Wednesday. I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch for the base and I loosely added in the rest with my title, journaling, and a few extra embellishments.


The layout came together quickly, which was good because I had other obligations for the day. This is why I really like to use sketches or starting points for some of my pages. I can get in a bit of scrapping without having to waste valuable time creating the main design of the layout. I can then add my own style by what I choose to embellish with and how and where I add the title and journaling.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Well, I have survived the start of college and hurricane Isaac all in the last two weeks. I finally have Internet back and couldn't be happier. I am still praying for those who are without power as yesterday we were in a heat advisory and it was really HOT!!!

Okay, on to better things. My desk this morning has the starts of a layout of my daughter and her best bud. Last time, I had a lot of questions about my mist storage, in the upper left corner of my desk. It is a three tiered cupcake holder that sits on an el cheapo lazy susan. I bought it during a 50% off sale so the whole thing was under $15; lazy susan included. I love that I can spin it from the front to see all of the colors.

 The layout below was the one that was on my desk last time that I was struggling with. I have re-done it and still am not 100% satisfied with it, but with the help of a sketch from Shimelle, in an album it went. I think I just had too high of expectations with those photos.

Well, I hope you are all having a great week! To see more desks, pop on over to Julia's, but be warned. It's addictive!

God Bless!