Friday, September 28, 2012

Finding the Perfect Pumpkin

Happy Friday!  Another week that went by sooo fast!  Today's layout is about Fall, even though it does not have any pumpkins or the traditional Fall colors.  But who says that these colors do not work for Fall, right?

It has lots of Prima and Webster flowers, bling and embellishments.

The note cards and some of the papers are also from Prima.

I found this gorgeous lace with pearls on one of my trips.  I don't remember exactly where, but I am so happy that I bought it when I saw it!  It is perfect for this layout.

The cream flower is from a punch and it's embellished with pins, another flower and a button. The  beige doily is hand crochet by by cousin in Venezuela.

Have a great and blessed weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Greens and aqua

Good morning and happy Thursday! Today's layout is about friendship. Aren't you glad there are friends who love us even when they know us inside out???? I love this color combo.

You can see the colors better in these close up pictures.

A friend of mine croched this flower for me.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Good morning!  Today's layout is a mixture of great designers! The base papers are from My Mind's Eye, the papers with the umbrella are Webster, the note cards and the peach papers are from Prima, the "adore" card is from Heidi Swapp, the aqua bling is Recollections, the flowers are from Kaisercraft and Prima, the laces and pearls are from Melissa Frances, the bow is from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge, the rhinestones in the center of the flowers and bows are from Hobby Lobby and the word "CELEBRATE" is from K&Co.  Wow.... my brain is already tired from naming all the designers! (ha, ha, ha). 

It's not like I was trying to make something including all the designers, but if you're a hoarder like I am, you have all their stuff and just grab, grab, grab when you're creating.

I love lace! Look how pretty it looks over the dark paper and embellished with bling.

 Have a great and blessed day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall is Falling

Good morning!  OK, who says that all Fall layouts have to use just browns & oranges?  Sometimes the browns & oranges are just too boring so here's one with the obligatory scarecrow, but also with some livelier colors! 

I don't know about you, but I think this little fellow is much happier with these colors.  What do you think?

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Monday!

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend. These are the two layouts I taught at Everything Scrapbooks and Stamps. 

This first one is all about Fall. I used lots of die cuts for the large pumpkin, the leaves, the banners, the tree and the barrel. Some of the papers are from the Apple Cider Collection from BoBunny.

Look at all the textures and details here.

The next class was all about layering, embossing, painting, inking and so much more! We used the new Romance Novel Collection from Prima.

You can see some of the fun layers and details here.

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Day!

Wow.... I can't believe it's Friday already! This week went sooo fast! I have a very girly girl layout today. The dress form, dress and large bow  are  from the new CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge (I am in love with that cartridge!!!!). The girl on the right is from the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge.

You can see how beautiful they are right here.

Have a fabulous, safe, happy and blessed weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fishing Layouts

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week. Well, I was so inspired by these fun papers and embellishments that I created two fishing layouts.  Maybe it's like a fish tale that gets bigger every time that it's told.

I love the dimension that burlap & netting bring to a layout.  Bought a huge roll of burlap a while back so you can plan on seeing it a lot this Fall.

Have a great, happy and blessed day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beach time

Good morning! Guess what? I am back to beach layouts since we got a chance to go to the beach with Madison and Andrew over the weekend!

Andrew and Madison  would wake up early morning and go play in the balcony looking at the pool and the boats go by.

We actually saw them talking to each other!!! It was the cutest thing ever!

Hope these pictures brought  a smile to your heart as it did to mine. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Good morning! We got back last night from a beautiful  mini-vacation with our children and grandchildren at the beach. I am sure I will be scrapping those cherished moments as soon as I print the pictures!

Today's layout is filled with girly-girl favorite things such as leopard print, doilies, bling, flowers and it is pink, black and white. I used a large lucky 8 punch to make the circle underneath the doily.

Look at all the pretty flowers, layers  and bling here!

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Monday!

Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend.  SURPRISE!  My layouts today have pictures in them!  I bet you wonder if I ever keep and put pictures in the layouts I make.  Sometimes I do!

When I scrap my family albums I try to make the pages very flat so I can get more pages in the album. To give you an idea of just how many pictures we take, each one of our grandchildren have a 40 page album with just pictures taken at the hospital!  Are we obsessive, or what?

This is Andrew playing with his doggy Moses.

Andrew visiting a Zoo for the first time.

 Andrew playing with his new toy.

Andrew celebrating the 4th of July in style.

But my albums are not exclusively creative pages.  I use 3-ring albums from Paper Studio that I get from Hobby Lobby.  I just love their 12 x 12 page protectors which hold horizontal and vertical pictures.

I also use the Memory Protectors from Close to my Heart and the the Storybook page protectors from Doodlebug.

Most of the pages in my albums are these 12 x 12 page-protectors and once in a while I will make a two-page spread using my absolute favorite pictures, like the ones you see above!

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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Black, red and white

Happy Friday!  Don't you just love red, black and white together?  What a striking color combo they make.

I used the same paper for the background but everything else is different.

You can see my cluster of embellishments in this close up picture.  There's a little of everything, including a metal clock.

Have a great, fabulous and blessed weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pretty in Peach

Good morning and happy Thursday!  You can imagine how happy we are with our precious granddaughter Madison here with us for a couple of weeks.  I can't believe how big she is already!  She turned a year old a few weeks ago.

Today's layouts are soft and have a lot of peach in them.  I love this color!  I see it a lot in Prima, Melissa Frances and many other lines.

Hope you enjoyed the break from Fall layouts!  Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple Picking!

Good morning! I know that it's apple picking season somewhere in the US!  I have the best memories picking delicious apples in Upstate New York.  Now living in the South I have to settle for the ones from the supermarket. 

This is a fabulous 3-D sticker I found at Michael's.

I cut out this bucket with Cricut DoodleCharm Cartridge size 5".  I distressed it with black and brown ink and popped it up. The apples are from the new BoBunny Fall collection called Apple Cider. I cut them out individually, inked the edges and made a cluster.

We are all excited because our son Danny, his wife Lexie and baby Madison are coming to visit us for two weeks. They arrive tonight.  Have a great and blessed day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More Fall layouts!

Good morning! As you can see, today I have more fall layouts to share. I juts love all those colors!

Here's another layout I did. I used MLYB embellishment set to bring out the blues. The tag on the lower right corner is made out of metal.

You can see better all the layers and embellishments in this close up picture.

If you want more fall inspiration I invite you to stop by tomorrow. There's more in the making! Have a wonderful, happy and blessed Tuesday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Is it Fall Yet?

Good morning!  Wow, it seems like only a couple of weeks ago (actually, it WAS a couple of weeks ago) that I took the whole week and made beach layouts.  Well, now that I got that out of my system, I am really into Fall.  Fall has always been my favorite season with all of the smells and beautiful colors and cool temperatures. I can't wait to take Andrew to his first Pumpkin Patch experience.

Hope these layouts inspire you to scrap fall in the near future. Have a wonderful, happy and blessed day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Adorable Moments

Good morning!  Can you believe it's Friday already? This week went by sooo fast!  Today's layout is filled with goodies from Prima (of course!), Webster and Little Miss from BoBunny.  The large petals are from a Sizzix quilting die.  I couldn't think of a better title than Adorable Moments.

Happy 8-Months, Andrew!!!  I believe that he thinks he is already a big boy!  Yesterday, he would not lay down for his noon nap for anything.  He was dog-tired, but wanted to play rather than sleep, so I decided to take him outside and let him play with the hose and a bucket full of water. Well, he played and played some more!  After a little while I took him inside and gave him a real bath, fed him his bottle and down he went for a two-hour nap. Yes, these are those adorable moments that we will treasure forever.

 Have many, many blessed  and adorable moments this weekend.  See you Monday!