Thursday, July 31, 2014

Highlights of Treasured Memories Summer Crop

Good morning! This is Treasured Memories annual cropping event  in Rayne, Louisiana that I was telling y'all about. It was an amazing weekend! It was held at the Rayne Convention Center. We were over 250 women under one roof for four entire days.
TM moved the store (almost!) to the center. It was beautiful! The staff was very friendly, loving and helpful. There was another vendor on site from the Gulf Shores area, Gigi's Scrapbook Store.

These are the awesome girls that work for TM. They looked so cute dressed like the 50's!

Janet and me taking a well deserved brake.... (Janet owns and manages Treasured Memories)

These are the T-shirts that everyone got. These are my friends who went with me (BEA'S HIVE)

Everyone got a record with their name on it. This was the make and take and they even had a song written for the event!!!

They also offered some amazing classes. This was one of them.

One of the highlights of the event were the Scrapbook Kits. I designed 42  layouts on the spot which were made into kits! In addition, TM have a kit booth with kits designed by  Janet, Connie and me. The booth was a huge hit, everyone loved it. 

This is me showing off a little....before I passed out on Sunday afternoon!!!!! (ha ha ha).

There were Layout Contest, Dress Contests, Prizes,  etc., etc., etc.... and the list goes on!!! Treasured Memories plan to have two events next year (last two weekends of July) because their waiting list was almost as long as the attendees! Their registration opens in January and it fills up within one day.  If you love scrapbooking crops, this is one you do not want to miss. There were people from all over the country. I can't wait myself till the next one... and yes, I will be at both weekends, the Lord willing.
Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous and blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Layouts for Everything Scrapbook & Stamps

Good morning!  Hope your week is going great so far.  I have been busy with Andrew and Carolina at the pool. Carolina floats all by herself!  She just turned 6 months old on the 22nd.  I have to share a video soon, it is soooo cute to watch a baby that small float!  They are both very tan and so am I!

 These are the layouts I designed for ESS last Saturday.  They all sold pretty fast!  The papers are the new collections from We R Memories, Authentique and Heidi Swapp.

This picture doesn't do justice to this layout.  All of the frames are popped up.

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mixed Media Art Journal

Good morning!  This past weekend I was at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps in Lake Worth, Florida.  On Saturday morning I took a class on Mixed Media.  Here I am with Michelle, the owner of ESS and a terrific teacher on mixed media.  Here I am showing off my base page.

And in this one I am showing off the finished product.

Here is a close-up.

Here is my dear friend Cassia showing her layout from the class that I taught that afternoon.

Cassia added the boy doll and the kitty cat to make this layout her own!

Have I told you lately that I LOVE SCRAPBOOKING? (I bet you can't tell.... ha ha ha). Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Monday!

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend.  I spent mine in Ft. Lauderdale with family and also had the chance to take a class (Mixed Media Art Journaling), teach and crop at ESS (Everything Scrapbook and Stamps) in Lake worth.  I will post pictures later on this week.

I am sharing a few layouts related to family.  Hope they inspire you to scrap those pictures still on your cell phone or iPad (just like mine!!! ha ha ha).

Have a beautiful. happy and blessed day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Selfie Layout

Good morning! Selfie has to be one of my new favorite words. You see it everywhere! The stamps are from Unity. I will be teaching this class at ESS tomorrow.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Good morning!  Last week in my travels from Florida to Louisiana and back, I couldn't believe the number of families on I-10 on a good old fashioned driving vacations.  I shouldn't really be surprised.  After all, half of the fun is getting there!

Here are a couple of layouts that would be great for your vacation photos.

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Amazing Grace & More

Good morning!  Here are three layouts that I designed before my trip to Louisiana.  These were actually turned into kits that I had for sale.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope that these layouts in some way inspire you.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More Music Layouts

Good morning!  A few weeks ago I posted several music themed layouts that I made.  They were done mostly in browns.  Here are a couple of music layouts in reds and pinks.

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Monday

Good morning and happy Monday!  Well, the Treasured Memories event is over and what a great time we all had!  Here's The Hive all dressed up in our 50's attire at the local malt shop.  Don't we look spectacular?

With Summer in full swing, I've been inspired to make some vacation layouts.  These three here have an ocean theme; for either spending your vacation on it or next to it.

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

Friday, July 18, 2014


Good morning!  Yesterday was the first day of Treasured Memories' Rayne Event Mega Crop!  We cropped all day until midnight.  This morning at 9:00 we're going to do it all over again!

This is a layout that I made by request.  At the time I had no idea what "steampunk" was and I'm still not completely sure.  The best I can describe is that it's a combination of vintage and future. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog again today.  Have a wonderful, safe and blessed weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Coffee Lovers

Good morning!  One of the things I miss the most when I'm away from home is the morning cup of coffee that my DH brings me while I'm drying my hair.  He knows just how I like it!

This layout is for all of you coffee lovers out there! 

I hope that you feel inspired!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Good morning!  We recently had a wonderful visit from my dear sister and that inspired me to make these two layouts.  I hope that they inspire you!

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Good morning!  Well, we made it to Louisiana and we're having a great time.  Last night we went out for Cajun food at a very popular local restaurant.  The food was absolutely delicious (although a bit spicy for me).

I've gotten many requests to make layouts with the theme from this very popular movie.  Here is one of several that I have made.

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sugar and Spice....

Good morning!  I am on my way to Louisiana to participate in the Treasured Memories annual Rayne Event.  I am excited beyond words!

Here are a couple of girly-girl feminine layouts that I made recently with lots of pink, flowers and butterflies.  It's absolutely perfect for that special young girl in your life.

And here is Carolina, one of the very special girls in my life.  Here she's sitting on the bathroom counter while watching her mommy put on makeup in the morning. 

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Elegant Layouts

Good morning and happy Friday! Here are a couple of layouts with an "elegant" flair.  In the first one the dolls are dressed up in their finest clothes. The girl doll is from Prima and the boy doll is from C- Thru the Woods.

I made this layout for a dear friend and I actually had a lot of  much fun using her stash! 

My husband and I are taking baby Andrew for his first canoe ride in the river and springs. Can't wait!Have a wonderful, fun and safe weekend! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Good morning!  I'm having so much fun working with the new boy stamps.  On this layout I found the perfect title card to make him look even better!

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Blah blah blah

Good morning!  I have a dear friend who LOVES to say "blah blah blah" when you ask how her health is.  This is so cute and so "her" that I was inspired to make a few layouts with this title! The dolls in the first layout are stamped with Julie Nutting's stamps. The dolls in the second one are free-handed using great papers.

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Good morning! Here's a couple of layouts filled with goodies such as chipboard pieces from Blue Fern Studios, Kaisercraft and Fabscraps.  

Madison is feeling much better since her daddy arrived home yesterday!

My talented DIL (Madison's mommy) made these decorations for a double baby shower they were celebrating last night.  I thought you'd enjoying seeing them.

Thanks for visiting again!  Have a fabulous, happy and blessed day!