Saturday, July 31, 2010

Paper Moon Celebrated my birthday today!

My "Paper Moon"  friends celebrated my birthday today at the store because I will be in Ft. Lauderdale next Saturday, August 7th, my real date.  My husband made the cupcakes and Amanda decorated them with beautiful homemade sugar flowers. She made me a rose and the rest were daisies.  They were delicious! Here are some fun pictures.

These are the 5 Jone's boys, Melanie and her talented daughter Hayden.

Baby LT had so much fun eating the toppings!!!!! What a blessing it is to be surrounded by so much love. Thank you "Paper Moon"  for your love and friendship! There's nothing like  your "scrapbooking family"...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer pages using BoBunny papers

Happy Friday everyone! Another beautiful day in sunny Alabama.....I've been playing with BoBunny papers and have been enjoying the bright colors, they are perfect for summer scrappin'! These pictures are of Danny and Lexie relaxing in New Hampshire.

This layout is posted at Paper Moon. I had the perfect pictures for it. Steve and I went to a Luau dinner last week and were wearing very colorful outfits! I am submitting it at Stuck on Us Sketches Challenge this week which is a Summer page. Click on the picture so you see the details in it.

The pineapple and the lime are made out of felt.

I used Olivia papers from BG for this page. I also used crystal accents all around the frame and Prima rhinestones to emphasize Steve's face.

This is my precious friend Hayden. She can sit and play with her mother and I all day long! She loves to "hide" her projects until they are TOTALLY done and then show them to us. She is into chipboard dogs this week and this is what she has made..... yes, she is amazingly talented! The doggies have purses, high heels, hats and the details in each one of them are gorgeous! She is as sweet in person as she looks in pictures....

This young man is Drew, 7 years old, and he is Autumn's son (the owner of Paper Moon). He wanted me to teach him how to scrapbook and so I did! He made a two-page layout for his pictures from his Hawaii trip last month. He cut, painted and glued and he smiled the entire time!!!! Yes, I think I got him hooked too.....

Remember... this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and BE GLAD in it!!!! Happy day!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Sensational Summer Scrapbooking" E-Book

Cathy from notified me that her amazing book called "Sensational Summer Scrapbooking" is ready for purchase and one of my pages is featured there!!!!!!! This is what she has to say about it:

"Sensational Summer Scrapbooking" is ready! Just visit to download your copy right now! It is currently on sale for only $7 for the first 100 purchases! After that, it goes up to the regular price of $9. :-) This eBook has been a labor of love for me and I hope you will get a couple of useful "nuggets" from it. You can read about what I cover in it and also order at:

I have seen it already and it is great, it is filled with helpful hints, ideas and samples. 

Aqua, Black & White Challenge

This week's challenge at the The Pink Elephant is to use this sketch designed by Lori using black, white and aqua.

This is my take of the sketch. These are the last pictures of my son's honeymoon in Jamaica... finally I am done with those!

The Pink Elephant Challenge  would love to see what you come up with this week, just add a link to your layout!  Have a wonderful and blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shhhhh....a secret just for you!

Hello everyone! I want to thank each one of you for stopping by my blog. I can't believe I have almost 200 followers and over 31,000 views! Technology is something else, isn't it? I want to share a secret..... every page I make is with you in mind and thinking "what can I do to inspire someone today?". Now that you know my secret I would like to ask you if there is anything in particular you would like to see in my blog. You are welcome to leave a comment or to e-mail me at I truly would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful and blessed evening!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Liz Qualman's sketch is beautiful! It was perfect for this picture of  Danny and  Nemo at  the Tampa's Seaquarium. Instead of butterflies I used fishes. And I used my rustic mesh again!

This is another layout I did with my son's wedding pictures. I called it "From my heart to yours". He sent  a present (diamond earrings), flowers and a card to his "bride-to-be" which were delivered by his best man and best friend Buddy Glass.  I used Webster pages, Tim Holtz' metal keys and Prima flowers.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Coffee anyone?

Happy Monday! It's E.A.D. designs Blog Hop again and this is my last Monday as a guest designer.

If you are following this blog hop, you must be coming from Jenny's blog.

Today I made this page using their fabulous Stickerz called "Coffee Addiction". I kept my page simple so the photo and the Stickerz would stand out.

I used netting, cardboard for the matting of the photo and  I also used the crimper for the scalloped circles to add dimension. Remember those annoying mini brads?  I used 3  in each circle!!!! That took a lot of patient but they look great.

Make sure to head on over to Jenn's  blog next, and when you are done hopping go back to the EAD Design Blog to enter for your chance to win a prize.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday with awesome friends

It's been a fun day scrapbooking with friends at Paper Moon. We are starting to dress alike!!!!!!!

Here are some of the pages I've made. This first one is a Baseball one featuring my son Danny in action.

This next one is of baby LT with his "ball". What do you do when you have a bunch of pictures that look alike? Line them up!!!!!! 

This next layout is of my son's wedding (yes, still his wedding.... and I have over 100 pictures to go!!!!). I used Basic Grey's new line called Olivia. I really did not have a place for my title so I decided to put it right on the picture and I loved it.

I scraplifted this next layout from Karen. I love how she played with Prima and Webster papers and put them all together. I changed it a little here and there but it is basically the same as hers. Autumn cut out the blue papers with her Pazzles machine for us because we did not have Karen's template with us! It was a labor of love to get it just right. Thank you Autumn!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"My Travels" page

Good morning! Today is Thursday already.... this week is going by so fast!  
The Pink Elephant 's challenge this week is all about memorabilia that you pick up & keep to scrap with your photos.  I had the perfect papers from Paper Poppy Kit and also some pictures of my daughter Valerie and her husband when they went to Colorado last Spring. Here is my page:


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


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Peacock at the BugBytes!

I am a Guest Designer at The Bug Bytes and my Peacock from French Manor Cartridge is featured. I must say it has been one of my favorite Cricut animals because the possibilities are endless of what you can do with it. Many of my friends  have being inspired by this page and made it and embellished it to match their colors and every single time he turns out adorable. Here he is again. I cut him size 10".

Stop by and  say hi to Pam. Her site  and her projects are amazing. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blues and Greens together.

It's been a busy Tuesday but that did not keep me for playing a little. This is what I made today using one of my very favorite colors together:blues and greens. I also used cardboard and made the big circle out of chipboard.

This is a miniature ceramic angel and metal wings I found at a garage sale. They were perfect as embellishments.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ft. Lauderdale/Paper Niche here I come!!!!!!!!

Paper Niche has invited me to teach on my birthday!  I am so excited to spend my 52nd birthday with all my precious friends from Ft. Lauderdale. In case you are in the area, here is all the information. Hope to see you there!
Classes, Cropping and Beatriz's Birthday Celebration
Saturday, August 7th 
3 fabulous 2 page layouts designed by Beatriz
and an evening crop with Bea's inspiring mind!
Choose 1 or choose them all
Symphony of Love $28
10:00am 12:00pm 

This musically sweet layout includes tons of gorgeous ribbons and flowers
including this fabulous Prima stem flower.
Please bring your basic tool kit
Class perk: If you take this class you will receive 20% OFF
of allS crapbook supplies the day of the class
Fab Ocean View $21

Learn how to make these adorable fish- a Beatriz creation!
Please lots of ribbons and buttons make this a great summer layout
Please bring your basic toolkit
Class perk: If you take this class you will receive 20% OFF
of allScrapbook supplies the day of the class

My Beloved Family $25

Flowers and bling galore with this endearing layout -
a family treasure to keep forever!
Please bring your basic toolkit
Class perk: If you take this class you will receive 20% OFF
of allScrapbook supplies the day of the class
Midnight Crop with Beatriz

the birthday crop begins 6:00-midnight
includes: 20% OFF your scrapbooking purchase
* Club Niche members receive an additional 10%
Complimentary Sodas, coffee and water
Free use of Accucut machine (we have over 400 dies)
Free use of all Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders
dinner and birthday cake for Beatriz
Class/Crop special offer
*We are offering a  special price of $78 if you 
sign up for all three classes and the crop
(a value of $84)