Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, dear friends!  This week came and went quickly, don't you think?  I am sooo ready for the weekend because I am planning to scrap 'til I drop! It's going to be a busy month for me as I am planning to visit my son now that he and his family are moving back to Florida.  I will also be babysitting Andrew and Carolina full time when their parents take off for Colorado for a week.

I am addicted to metal dies!!!  I have been buying a ton of them lately.  Do you see all my swirls and leaves? I have the Spellbinder machine right on top of my desk and whenever I need a certain swirl, flower or leaf I just cut them in the color of my layout. Look closely and you will see them.


My friend Jennifer asked me to help her with this layout. Here I used the large swirl from Kaisercraft which I love! Especially if you need to fill up space.


My friend Eileen had this amazing and precious picture of her grandaughter holding her mom's hand during a trip to Austria. She printed it in  5x7. She also found the red coat (Jolee's Stickers) almost identical to the one of the child! She had all the beautiful embellishments, bling and papers.  I did was to put it together for her.They are planning to put it in a shadow box.


It means a lot to me that you keep coming back to visit my blog. It makes me sooooo happy, thank you! God bless you all the days of your life!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Spring Colors

Good morning and happy Thursday!  Hope your week is going well so far.

Here are a couple of recent layouts where I used "Spring Colors".  After all, Spring is just around the corner.




Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentines Day Layout

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Valentines Day is only 11 days away so I think it's time to get going on layouts.  Here's one of my very first this year.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It's All About the Title

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I have made a few minor changes to my blog recently. As you will notice, I just have two tabs, one that says HOME and the other one says KITS FOR SALE.  I encourage you to se the kits that I have for sale under this tab.

Here is a layout that I made this past weekend in Alabama with The Hive.  I love the tag that says "Enjoy the Waves". 

And this one has a similar beach theme "Time & Tide Wait for No One"


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

You Are Beautiful

Good morning and happy February!  I hope that you had a great weekend.  I stayed longer with The Hive in Alabama than I had originally planned and didn't get home until late last night.  We all justified this by saying that most husbands appreciate the houses to themselves.

These are two of the layouts that I made using pinks and reds.  Since today is February 1st, we need to get started with Valentine's Day colors and themes!  Don't want to wait until the last minute.




Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!



Friday, January 29, 2016

Movie Night

Good morning and happy Friday!  Do you have plans for the weekend?  Me, I'm off to Alabama to scrap with The Hive for a couple of days.  I can hardly wait!

Our lives have become so hectic these days that we're having to actually schedule time to be together as a family.  This has brought us things like game night, date night and, of course, movie night.  Back in the day we didn't have much choice as to what we would watch.  The TV networks took care of that!  If you weren't in your chair when the movie started, too bad for you.  And you had to schedule your bathroom breaks around the commercials.

But with the advent of video players, DVD's, Netflix and so on, we can watch whatever and whenever we want.  We can pause and start it back up to our heart's content and re-play certain scenes over and over!  Who doesn't love movie night?

Here's a new layout of mine titled just that; Movie Night.  A very popular kit, indeed.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mermaid or Shark?

Good morning and happy Thursday!  I hope that you are having a great week so far.

A week ago Saturday my daughter held a joint birthday party for Andrew and Carolina who are now 4 and 2, respectively.  The party was held at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus here in Gainesville.  The theme was The Ocean.

Here are three layouts that I made especially for this party.  It's rare that I post layouts with pictures in them, but here they are!






Thanks for coming to my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Disney Layouts

Good morning and happy Wednesday!.  I hope that your week is going well so far.

Here are three Disney themed layouts and kits that I have recently made.  The first on is is titled "Best Day Ever".


And this second one is titled  "Meeting Characters"


And finally "Character Dining".


If you'd like to see additional kits that I have to offer, just click on the KITS tab above.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cold as a Fish!

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  This past Saturday I went with my daughter and her kids to Sea World in Orlando.  Although the day was sunny & bright, it was awfully cold!


In spite of the cold, Shamu put on a great show.  I think that the tank is heated.  Even so, we didn't sit in the splash zone.


Here we are, all bundled up against the cold!


Here's an older layout of mine that might be good for these photos.  However, Andrew tells me that the killer whale is not a fish.  Guess I won't be able to use this one after all.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!




Monday, January 25, 2016

Travel Layout Kits

Good morning and happy Monday.  Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the new week. Here are a couple of layout kits that I've just put up for sale along with a number of other kits.  Just click on the KITS tab above to see them all.



Thasnks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, January 22, 2016

My Princess is Two Today!

Good morning and happy Friday!  My special princess, Carolina, is two today.  As I've mentioned before, she is all about princesses and likes to dress up like one most days.  I made this layout especially for her.


Here she is in a non-princess moment.


Here she and her borther, Andrew, are helping me out in my studio.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Happy birthday, Carolina!  Have a wonderful and blessed day!




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Good morning! Hope your week is going great so far. It's been a very cold week here in Gainesville and I love wearing all my winter clothes!!!!

It seems like all the layouts I am posting this week have dolls, right?. I just love making them and they look adorable everywhere you place them!


Look at her dress! She is a very fancy and elegant girl!


Thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More Dolls

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Hope that your week is going well so far. Here are a couple of new layouts that I made featuring dolls.  This first one is titled So Cute and features a Magnolia doll.


And this one is titled You Are Delightfully Beautiful and features a Gorjuss doll.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, January 18, 2016

You Are Fun

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope that you are ready for another week.

Here is a layout that I made last weekend at the Flying Unicorn in Tallahassee.  I used papers from the Lemon Craft Dreamy Mornings collection.


Thanks for visitng my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!



Friday, January 15, 2016

Hanging Hearts

Good morning and happy Friday!  Here we are at the end of another week.  Do you have any big plans for the weekend.  We're going to our "in town" grandchildren's birthday party tomorrow to celebrate Andrew's (who turned 4 last Thursday) and Carolina's (who will turn 2 next Friday) birthdays.  They're having it at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

 Here's a layout that I just finished.  I'm absolutely loving these hanging chipboard hearts.  I'll be using them in  Valentine's Day layouts as we move closer to that event.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Guys & Dolls

Good morning and happy Thursday!  Welcome to my blog.

Have I ever mentioned that I just love Julie Nutting dolls?  I use them all the time.  Here are a couple of recent layouts that I made using several of her dolls.



Julie Nutting announced several new products this week at the CHA Show in California.  Here are just a few of them.  I can't wait to get my hands of them.





Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!




Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bluebirds of Happiness

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I hope that your week is going well so far.

Here is a simple layout that I just finished.  What is unique about this layout for me is that I've included mats for eleven photos!  So often we get so carried away with the layout that we forget to leave room for the photos.

Several years ago I was scrapping at home with two friends and was so happy with my single-page layout until I realized that I had not left room for even one photo!  I had to start removing and re-arranging things until I made room for just one photo.  I put a photo of the three of us and even had it framed.  To this day it hangs in my studio.  What a great memory that is.





Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Year, New Toys!

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  This is an new year, so that means that everyone should have some new toys.  Yes, that's correct.

I have been playing with new dies from Stampin' Up, Prima and Cottage Kutz.  You can see some of the results in my latest work.  As you know, I LOVE flowers and now I love them even more since I can make them myself.

Here is a layout that I made where dies from all three companies are used.


The rose at the bottom is made with Stampin' Up dies, the flower on the left and the clock on the right are made with Prima dies and the leaves at the left are made with Cottage Kutz dies.


Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Fun Times at The Flying Unicorn

Good morning and happy Monday!  I trust that you all had a great weekend.  On Saturday I took three friends from Gainesville and met up with three more friends from the Florida panhandle at The Flying Unicorn in Tallahassee.  We scrapped non-stop from 10:00 in the morning until after 1:00 am. the next day!  What a great time we had.

Here are a couple of layouts that I made.



And here is the group of us while we were still fresh!


Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day today!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Just Another Shabby Chic Day

Good morning and happy Friday!  I hope that you had a great week and you have some terrific plans for the weekend.  Me, I'm gathering with a group of friends at The Flying Unicorn in Tallahassee on Saturday to scrap our hearts out.  For sure I'll have an update with photos next week!

I was in a shabby chic mood yesterday.  Here are a couple of layouts that I made.



Yesterday was my four-year-old grandson Andrew's birthday.  I wrote here that he says that he's really eight since his favorite animal is the octopus and that the octopus has eight legs.

Well, today is my husband's birthday.  I'm wondering if his favorite animal is the centipede!  Just kidding, hubby ... happy birthday!


Here we are this past summer at the Florida Aquarium.  See ... he doesn't look one day over 98!


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a restful weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Andrew (maybe)

Good morning and happy Thursday!  I hope that your week is going well so far.

Today is my grandson Andrew's fourth birthday ... perhaps.  The fact that he was born four years ago today is absolutely true.  However, he recently informed us that his birthday was on the 8th.  My DH was pleased and proud because his is on the 8th (the same as his mother and the same as Elvis).  Had Andrew been able to hold on for another 45 minutes, he would have been born on the 8th, as well.

But his reason for changing it to the 8th was not nearly as sentimental as we thought.  He explains that since his favorite animal is the octopus and that since the octopus has eight tentacles, he would take the 8th.  On top of that, he is not going to be four years old, but rather eight years old for all the same reasons.  How can you argue with logic like that?

Here's a layout that I made for him.  He's stuck with four, because the glue has already dried!


Here are some recent photos of him.  This one is the other day at the museum.


And this one is a week ago on New Years Eve.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I'm dedicating it to all four-year-olds going on eight and all those whose birthdays are either on the 7th or the 8th.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.