Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lake

Good morning!  Here is a layout that I recently made that I titled "Lake"  It's a great layout for vacation photos.  I hope that you like it.


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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Chocolate!

Good morning!  Do you like chocolate?  I don't ... I LOVE chocolate!!!  So do my kids.  Their favorite dessert growing up was a frozen chocolate pie made with Cool Whip over a graham cracker crust.  Their name for it to this day is postre, which simply means "dessert" in Spanish.

This layout is dedicated to all of the chocolate lovers out there ... and you know who you are!


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Don't forget to grab some milk and cookies on the way out.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Photo Fun

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I am all rested up and ready to spend the day with Andrew and Carolina visiting the museum and if doesn't rain, going to the pool.

This is one of the layouts I designed for Treasured Memories last weekend. This layout would be so much fun for either selfies or the photos you take at a photo booth.


Have a wondeerful and blessed day!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Home at Last

Good morning and happy Monday!  I am home after an amazing two weekend crop in Rayne, Louisiana put on by Treasured Memories of Lafayette, Louisiana.  Janet and her staff did an amazing job on everything from the decorations to the fun events throughout the crop.

Everyone got into the pirate theme with costumes and decorating their workspaces.  Here is Janet getting into the spirit of the event by dressing up as a pirate.


And here are some examples of the wonderful workspace decorations that the croppers came up with.




And here is fellow Bee, Vicky, dressed up as a pirate with a bee on her shoulder in place of a parrot.

Rayne is known as the Frog Capital of the World.  All throughout town there are murals and statues attesting to this, like this one Raven and I are posing with in front of a Sonic restaurant where the event was held. This one is all puckered up waiting to be kissed.


Here I am with the group photograph from the event scrapped already.  I can't wait to put it in my scrapbook.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I will be posting more layouts from the event later this week.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Yo Ho, Yo Ho ... A Pirate's Life For Me

Good morning and happy Friday.  I'm still in Rayne, Louisiana at the scrapping event.  Here I am with Janet and Connie of Treasured Memories, the ladies responsible for the event.


Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of glitter ...


Here's a layout that I made yesterday at the event.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and also a safe and restful weekend.  I look forward to your visit again on Monday!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The "Sequel" Starts Today

Good morning and happy Thursday!  Well, downtime is over.  The "sequel" to Treasured Memories "Treasure Island" cropping event starts today.  I can hardly wait!

Here I am with Vicky, Peggy and Catherine, enjoying the day yesterday.


And here is a layout the I made yesterday using the sunburst technique that Vicky showed me.  It's titled exactly what I am, "Crazy Blessed".


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


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

This is My Story

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I'm taking advantage of the downtime between cropping events here in Louisiana to ... what else, crop?

Here is a layout that I made yesterday.  I imagine this to be a layout where you can scrap photos from childhood through adulthood.  I hope that you like it.


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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy, Happy, Happy

They have a tradition at crops in Louisiana where someone drops off a little present or favor when they stop by your table.  It's usually something small like a sheet of stickers, a border, a chipboard figure or any other little embellishment.  They call it a "happy".

Here is a layout that I made yesterday completely out of "happies", many of them given to me by Mary Dunn.



Treasured Memories always has the latest products.  One of them that I found there is Rusting Powder.


The power is sprinkled onto a sticky surface.  When dry, the power is sprayed with white vinegar to activate the rusting process.  Here are some flowers that I used the rusting powder on.



And here is the finished layout!  I hope that you like it.


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


Monday, July 20, 2015

Treasured Memories Treasure Island Crop

Good morning and happy Monday.

Well, I survived the first weekend of Treasured Memories' big crop in Rayne, Louisiana.  What a blast we had.  Here's the hive upon arrival to the event.


And here we are on the pirate ship "The Tadpole"


Here I am with Janet, Queen of the Pirates and the sponsor of the event.  Janet, once again you have outdone yourself.


I plan on spending the next day or so resting up for "The Sequel" starting on Friday.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.



Friday, July 17, 2015

Let's Stay Camping!

Good morning and happy Friday!  We had a wonderful time yesterday on the first day of the Treasured Memories crop in Rayne, Louisiana.  It was great to see so many good friends and fellow croppers.  Today we pick up where we left off.

Here are a couple more camping layout kits that I made recently.  They turned out to be very popular.



Thanks very much for stopping by my blog today.  Wherever you are and wherever you go, hope a wonderful, safe and blessed weekend!



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Let's Go Camping

Good morning and happy Thursday.  We made it to Louisiana and today starts the first day of the first weekend crop in Rayne.  I can't wait to get going.

Here are a couple of camping layouts that I made as kits.  I hope that you like them.



Well, I'm off to crop.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Travel Day

Good morning and happy Wednesday!

This morning I am on my way to Lafayette, Louisiana to participate in a two weekend crop sponsored by Treasured Memories.  I am so excited that it will be hard for me to keep the car under the speed limit.

Here are a couple of travel layouts and kits that I made recently.  I hope that you like them.


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

Monday, July 13, 2015

Happy Monday!

Good morning!  Hope you had a fabulous and restful weekend.

I can't believe it is time for another Treasured Memories event already! This year they are running the event over two weekends because there was no way to accommodate everyone who wanted to participate on just one weekend.  And guess what?  I will be designing for them on both weekends, yay! This year's theme is AHOY TREASURE ISLAND (Pirates). How fun is that!
We will be staying at an amazing place, home of Create 365 Studio.  Her house is amazing!!!!! Soooo cozy and perfect to hosts our group (ten of us!). Here's a video of this house when they hosted artist Suzy West recently: CREATE 365 
I've been busy making new kits before I go on this 2-week venture. They are all posted under the tag KITS. Check them out.
I made this layout  inspired by my precious granddaughter Madison who is taking dance lessons. She loves every move!
Have a wonderful and blessed Monday!

Friday, July 10, 2015

More Soccer Layouts

Good morning and happy Friday!  I see that you've made it through another week and I think that that's great!

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team competing and now winning the World Cup has created a lot of interest for soccer layouts.  About a month ago I showcase two.  Here are two more!  I hope that you like them.




Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend.  I look forward to seeing you again on Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summertime Layouts

Good morning, happy Thursday and welcome to my blog!

Here are a couple of Summer layouts that I made recently.  The first one is titled "Summertime" and is full of lively colors.


This next one displays that wonderful summertime activity, the picnic with all of its delicious food and fun activities.


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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Now You're Cookin'!

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

Here are a couple of recent cooking layouts.  This first one is titled "Backyard BBQ".  Here's one thing that I've always wondered.  Why is it, when you take a man who cannot even boil water without burning it  and put him in front of some burning charcoal, he becomes a Master Chef?  I could never figure that one out.


This next layout is titled "Chef".  This a great layout for any cooking photos that you might have.


Thanks for coming to my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Beach Time

Good morning and happy Tuesday.

Here is a layout that I made last month titled "Beach Time".  I hope that you like it.


It's the perfect layout for a picture like this one of my "bathing beauty" grand-daughter Carolina.


Thanks for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Celebrating Independence Day

Good morning and welcome to another great week.  I hope that you had a great time celebrating our independence.

Here are a couple of patriotic layouts and kits that I made recently.  I titled the first one "Celebrate July 4th"


This next one is titled "God Bless America"


And this wouldn't be my blog without pictures of my grandchildren.  This first one is of patriotic Andrew and Carolina celebrating the 4th at their grandfather's beach house.


And here's my precious Madison Rose celebrating the 4th in Seattle.


Thanks for the visit today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.  See you again tomorrow!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Vacation Layouts

Good morning and happy Friday.  Congratulations on another week.  Those of you who have today off may be taking advantage of the three day weekend and heading off on a vacation trip.

Here are a couple of new layouts and kits that I've made for your vacation photos.  This first one is titled "Endless Summer".


And this one is titled "Splash", in honor of this happy dolphin.  I hope that you like them.


Thanks for coming to my blog today.  Have a wonderful, safe and blessed weekend and we'll see you on Monday.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Greatest Generation

Good morning and happy Thurdday!  As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, let's remember that it's not just about the picnics or the fireworks.  Take some time to remember those who have fought to defend our great nation.

Here is a new layout which I titled "My Dad My Hero".  It's for those very special people who went off to fight in World War II which ended 70 years ago.  One of those very special people is my father-in-law.  He was in the Navy during the war.  After the war, he got busy working hard and raising a family (which includes my DH)  His pictures will go in my copy of this layout.


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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sisters

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Also, welcome to July which means that 2015 is already half over.

Here is a new layout and kit that I designed titled "Sisters".  One thing you will notice about this layout is that three of the photo mats are "off kilter".  The first definition of the phrase "off kilter" is "not aligned or balanced".  The second definition is "
unconventional or eccentric".  That would pretty much describe my sister and me.
   I love my sister very much, but don't get to see her as often as I would like.  I hope that you like this layout.


thanks for coming to my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and I look forward to your visit tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Remembering Our Friends

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

In my life, I have moved a number of times.  The most difficult part of these moves has been, of course, leaving good friends behind. That's why I love social media so much.  I'm able to keep in touch with current friends as well as reconnect with older friends

Here is a new layout and kit that I've made titled "Remember Friends".  It's perfect for photos of friends that you don't get to see as often as you might like.  I hope that you like it.


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.