Sunday, July 20, 2008

Goodbye Sarah

We said goodbye to our dear old and faithful friend, Sarah. Here's a picture I altered on Facebook's Picnic application. It was quick and easy. When I have time, and energy, I will do a proper layout to document our friends wonderful life. I miss her so much. It really is painful. And my three year old is having some trouble understanding it all. Thirteen years of walking, feeding, hugging, bathing, petting, scratching, massaging, and yes, sometimes scolding. That's a big empty spot. If it weren't for the endless energy of my toddler, I think I would be lost. Love you, Sarah.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

happy b-day sis

My sister-in-law had a birthday yesterday. So I put together this card for her. I took some silly photos of my family and I poked them all into this layout that I got from M Originals. There's some really nice layout ideas there!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Poor Old Sarah

I got really into digital scrapbooking when Angie at ScrapScene hooked me up with Jessica Sprague's Photoshop Phriday tutorials. This layout is inspired by one of her tutorials. It shows our poor old dog receiving some Love (whether she wants it or not) from our three year old.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Here's my second installment in the scrapbooking 'club' over at overlooked . It was all about collections. I decided to showcase my daughters collections of stuffed animals and dolls.

The papers were all homemade, pulling colours from the photograph. The arrows and the letters spelling 'stuffies' were free downloads from Shabby Princess . The photographs are all my own.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Goodbye to friends

Our really great friends are moving far, far away and we are going to miss them terribly. I did up this page so our daughter could send a goodbye message to her first boyfriend.

More Craftiness

I think I've been influenced by my husbands clear infatuation with Wendy from "She's crafty" because I keep finding myself taking on more actual hands on crafting. It may also have something to do with the fact that I find myself at the cottage without my computer for days on end. Regardless, here's a little of my latest stuff...

I created a leaf stamp background inside the photo holder so it could hang as an artwork or as a photo frame. The canvas is covered in botanical papers that I tore into little tiny pieces then glued on randomly. There's a couple of leaf skeletons. One beside the frame and another in the bottom, left corner. The frame is a faux woodgrain covered chipboard that used to be the back of an old entertainment stand.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Getting crafty with my girl

I spent a few days at the cottage with my girl while my husband cleaned up smoke damage at home. If you want to read more about that, you can see our blog for Atlantic Grace . So, we spent some time getting crafty.
First on the agenda was a little leprachaun. We made a game out of it. C held the little puppet and I had to chase her and try to catch the four leaf clover from the puppets hat. If I caught it, I got to ask for a wish. Then we switched and she chased me. It was a lot of fun.
Another day found us making caterpillars out of egg cartons. I think she did remarkably well. She even bent the legs so they could walk better.
Finally, I found myself throwing together a little worry doll using flannel and polar fleece. It was quick and easy and a lot of fun to make. I think I will make more of them. Soon I'll be talked about in crafty magazines as the crazy lady who had to buy a bigger home just to have a room for her worry dolls. Nah, ain't gonna happen. I hate cleaning dust more than anything so I certainly don't need a room for dust collectors. If I can't give it away, I probably won't make it. But I think I can think of a few people who could use a worry doll.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Playful Kittens

What do you think of these cuties?

Pastel Papers for Easter

I made some more paper in pretty pastels that might be useful for easter or childrens pages.

I hope you like it. Let me know if it is of use to you.

Mug Shot

I stumbled across this blog,, that inspires creativity. So I thought I would participate. This is the result of the first challenge. Layout came from a template posted at gotsketch. Background paper and ribbon are both photos I got from Flickr and then altered. Background was a picture of coffee beans posted by Mr. Phelps. Ribbon was a picture of coffee beans posted by sean dreilinger. Coffee mug clipart from WPClipart. Title font 'chocolat bleu' from dafont. Journaling font 'lucida handwriting'. Journal stamp from Designer Digitals. All the other photos are my own precious mug. The coffee rings came from my morning coffee.

Pep Talks

I have to tell the whole world about this site.
What a hoot!!
Priceless Pep Talks From Peyton Manning


I finally finished a new scrap layout! Here's my darling movie star girl in all her puckered up glory. The flower paper and the heart embellishment came from Scrap Girls. They have incredible freebies. Jessica Sprague was my inspiration for the blending methods. She has great tutorials on how to use Photoshop. I created a layer full of the word 'darling' in various sizes then blended it with the flower paper then again with the photo. The title font is Broadway and the rest of the words are done in MASexy, which is a font that I got from I applied ebossing and drop shadows to all the text. The stamped frame around the photo came from a wonderful blog called living dreams. I had done a bunch more with this layout, including more photos from the 'session' and more papers and frame stamps. But I have a tendency to overdo. So I went back a few steps, deleted a few layers, and went with this. I'm pleased with the result. (Of course I saved the busier version!!! I put a lot of work into it and couldn't just throw it out!!)