Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Layouts

Good morning and happy Thursday.  Now that we're fully into Fall and festivals and pumpkin patches are sprouting up all over, I made several Fall themed kits.  I just love the browns and oranges of Fall, don't you?  Here are a couple of these kits.

This first one is titled Fabulous Fall.

This next one, a favorite of mine, is called Pumpkin Patch.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. I am very excited to leave tomorrow for Lafayette, Lousiana. I'll be at Treasured Memories this weekend designing  over 20 new kits. My friend Linda is driving with me and I am excited to spend time with her as well as seeing all my Cajun friends again. Talk about being in a "happy place"... I have to say that store is my "VERY" happy place.
This is one of my latest kits. I used papers from Lemoncraft again and also chipboard (the flourish) from Creative Embellishments. They have the coolest pieces around.
Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Happy Day!

Good morning! Seasons come and seasons go... On Sunday our son Danny  finished another baseball season with a new addition to his family! Since it was the last day they took him to the game and then to the locker room to introduce him around. He will love this picture 10 years from now, especially being held by his daddy and his big sister looking on lovingly.

These beautiful papers are from a scrapbooking company in  Poland called Lemoncraft. Don't you love the roses and the colors?

Have a beautiful, happy and blessed day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Monday!

Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend. We finally had some cool weather since Saturday and it feels soooo good! Well, another good thing that happened around here is that the Florida Gators won again! Oh my, this town was on fire! Its so fun to drive around and see all the flags up and the people wearing orange and blue eerywhere.
This is one of my latest kits called Enjoy the Journey. I love this color palette, such soft and happy colors.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Under Construction

Good morning and happy end-of-the-week!  

Here is a layout and kit that I am offering this month.  It's a very boyish layout with the truck and all of the gears.  I did this one when Andrew showed me a program that they have at the library on the children's computers.  It's one where they can create "materpieces" on the screen by choosing colors and then tracing on the screen with their finger.  There's also a "stamp" part where they can add shapes and pictures to their drawing.  He like to add musical instruments, animals and cars and trucks to his works of art.  He can sit there for hours "painting" with his fingers.

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Good morning and happy October! I hope that our weather pays attention to the new month and start cooling off a little!!!!!!!.
Last time we visited our son in Seattle we had the chance to eat at an amazing restaurant called The Crab Pot. It was the best Seafood I've ever had! of course I had to make a layout to preserve those memories. I used  papers from Kaisercraft.

Here we are anxiously waiting for our food  to use our hammers!

We walked thru Pike Place and had the chance to see them throw the fish all over the place! It was soooo much fun! Madison loved it.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Movie Night

Happy last day of September! I can't believe I just wrote that.... Do you realize that we are less than 3 months away from Christmas? 

My daughter just got the Disney movie "Cinderella" and we are planning a mother-daughter-granddaughter movie night this weekend. Just us, ice cream and cookies! I am planning on taking lots of selfies for my layout, yeah!

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Coffee Addict

Good morning! Do you enjoy a morning coffee? I am spoiled beyond words by my sweet husband! He makes coffee for me every morning, rain or shine, and brings it to me wherever I am in the house! I've learned to never ever take it for granted and always thank him for his loving gesture. Who says that the little things in life are the big ones? Well, it is soooo true! Do you do something special for your loved one?

Here's a layout I made recently inspired by him. I used the perfect Prima papers for my coffee theme.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Carnival Layouts

Good morning, happy Monday and welcome to a new week.  I hope that you had a lovely weekend.

Here are a couple of recent layouts/kits that I made with a carnival theme.  I guess you could say that we're gettin ready for carnivals here in Florida as the weather up north turns cooler and the traveling carnivals start their southern circuit.

Here are my grandchildren enjoing the weekend.  Carolina and Andrew went tailgating with their parents before the Florida-Tennessee game on Saturday.  They're all decked out in UF Gator colors.  Andrew is even sporting his Gator shoes!

Here is Madison helping her mother cook.  I'm not exactly sure what they're making, but it's surely delicious as her mother is an excellent cook.

And here is 2-week-old Landon on a date with his 1-week-old "girlfriend" Sophia.  They're both so excited that they can't even keep their eyes open!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to click on the KITS tab to check out the new layout kits that I'm offering for sale.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Happy Friday! Here's another layout related to fall.

Talk about genes..... this is my son and his daughter being silly. They are like twins! Madison has the exact same gestures as her daddy! They eat, sleep and play identical to each other! Sooooo cute!


Yes, that's baby Landon in the corner thinking "oh my.... is this my family?" 

I hope I made you smile... Have a wonderful, safe and blessed weekend! See you Monday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Timeless Moments

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. It seems like the weather is finally starting to change around here. Its been raining, hot and humid like forever! 
Here's a layout I made recently using the large clock made out of chipboard from Dusty Attics (Australia). I combined papers from Simple Stories and BoBunny for my base.  
Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Alaska Cruise

Good morning! Do you have a Bucket List? I do have a small one and one of my dreams is to go to Alaska. I believe next year my beautiful dream will come true!  As I was making plans with my daughter she said, Mom you need to start your album. Well, I did! 

Andrew and Carolina were getting very excited  as they listened to us talk about a big ship, whales and bears. I couldn't help to promise them that they would go too! That day they were wearing  the perfect outfits for the trip!

Is there a place you would like to visit? Let me know what it is and I might make you a layout to get you started just like I did mine! Have a fabulous and blessed Tuesday!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Summer Layouts

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope that you had a great weekend and are ready to take on anouther week.

Here are a couple of summer layouts that I made for vacation photos.  This first one is titled "Awesome Seashore".

This next one is titled "Beach Bum".

Both of these layouts are being made into kits,so keep your eyes open for them.  In the meantime, have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, September 18, 2015

First Day/Preschool

Happy Friday!  These are two more school layouts I made recently related to school. I remember the first time I sent my daughter to preschool I thought I was going to die! The second day I became a full-time volunteer and after a few weeks I became a teacher assistant!!! ( I could not let her go!).

 Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Good ol' Times!

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. 

Don't you love to look at old pictures? Once in a while I find a notebook with one inside or open a drawer and there's another. Recently I found this one of my husband Steve with our two children ages 5 and 11 then.

Here's us 23 years later! Valerie and Danny are all grown up now and have kids on their own.

Here's a layout related to summer and the beach, just perfect for my pictures. I will just have to print them both horizontally.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Good morning and happy Wednesday.  Her is a layout I recently made featuring black and grey in the background.  I like how this background makes the rest of the colors seem to jump off the page.

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Childhood Memories

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  You know, it's interesting that some of the same books that my husband enjoyed as a child are amongst the favorites of our grandchildren.  High on that list are many of the Dr. Seuss books like The Cat in the Hat and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

Another of my husbands all time favorites was Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman.  It's become one Andrew's and Carolina's, as well.  This past weekend we were in Disney and took a picture of the two sitting at a table.  That night while they were being read a bedtime story (Go, Dog. Go!, of course) Andrew commented that "Three dogs at a party, on a boat at night." was just like the picture from earlier.    How true!!!  They even had lollipops!  Life imitates art, does it not?
Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, September 14, 2015


Good morning and happy new week!  I hope that you had a great weekend.  I spent mine in Orlando with my daughter and her two kids!

Many times people ask me where I get my inspiration.  Sometimes I look at some photos and it hits me like a bolt of lightning.  This is the case here.  After looking at some photos of my grandkids trying on sunglasses at Typhoon Lagoon yesterday, this is what I came up with.

And here are the photos that are going onto the page.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a marvelous week.

Friday, September 11, 2015

More School Layouts

Good morning and happy Friday.  To close the week I have another couplte of layouts for school photots.  Here they are!

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

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Getting to School

Happy Thursday!  Whether they're in elementary school or in high school, they still need some way to get to school, right?  Well, I always took pictures of my kids leaving for the first day of school.  At first, they liked it, but as they got older, they were embarrassed to have their mother at the bus stop waiting for the "cheese wagon" to show up.

That all changed when they started driving.  They had no problem with me taking a few snapshots as they pulled away from the house ... driving themselves to school!

Here are a couple of layouts for that I recently made that will be perfect for those photos.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Summer Layouts

Good morning and happy Wednesday.  I've been printing a lot of my Summer photos, especially now that I have my Canon Selphy printer.  What a terrific gadget this thing is!

Here are a couple of layouts for those photos that I made this past weekend in Dothan.  I just love the colors and the different, but complimentary embellishments. This collection is from Kaisercraft.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My New Grandbaby is Here!

Good morning! What an amazing weekend we've had! baby Landon Alexander decided to arrive on Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule!  Mommy and baby are doing great, praise the Lord. Our son Danny can't stop smiling and loves to hold him. 

Madison Rose has been the best sister ever.  She even helped change his first poopy diaper!  She loves to hold him, kiss him and sing to him. 

I made this layout for a friend of mine titled The Lord is my Shepherd. These are pictures of the church she attends. 

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Scrapbook Queen

Happy Friday! Are you ready for a long weekend? I sure am. I will be spending it in Alabama with the HIVE scrappin' my heart out! Time for a break and some fun with dear friends. I will be working with a new fabulous collection called Generations from Kaisercraft which just came out. Keep your eyes open on my FB page, I will be posting them there as I make them.

Until then, here's a layout and kit that I made titled "Queen of Everything".
Have a wonderful and blessed Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Carnival Layout

Good morning! Here's a layout inspired by my 3-year-old grandson Andrew. He told me everything I needed to put on my page! He told me about the carrousel, the flags, the big red mouth the clown has and that you had to buy lots and lots of tickets to get into the rides! It was the cutest thing ever. The things they remember.....Anyhow, it turned out so cute that I made it into a kit!

Hope your Thursday is filled with joy, love and blessings!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Halfway through the week already.

Here are a couple of kits that I made recently, celebrating the first day of kindergarten.  Wow do they bring back memories for our kids when they were five, going off to school for the first time!

Thanks for your visit today to the blog.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!