Friday, August 17, 2018

Summer 2018 Coming to a Close

Good morning and happy Friday.  My goodness, this week went by fast!  I hope that you have some great plans for the weekend.  I'll be staying in town this weekend.  Since I'll be gone for the next two weekends, this may be the last chance for a good old Summer picnic with my family.

Here are a couple of layout kits of mine for just the occasion!

Thanks again for stopping by.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Busy Bee

Good morning and happy mid week! Hope all is going great with you. I sure have been a busy week lately! I've been designing the new kits for this month, cooking a lot since Andrew eats like an adult now, going to doctor's appointments, and the list goes on. But all is well, praise the Lord. 

I love this layout because this is sooo me this week, a very busy Bea!

Carolina misses her brother and asks us several times a day if it is time to go pick him up at school. She baked him a cake and made him a beautiful card with lots of dinosaur stickers and she wrote "I love you Andrew" all by herself. I'll probably do the same for her next Monday when she goes to school for the first time. Oh boy, her mother and I start crying every time we talk about it.

Hug your loved ones, love them no matter what, and treasure every second you get to spend with them. Do not take for granted the blessings of the Lord. Have a fabulous, exciting and blessed day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

First Day of School

Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend. We spent ours getting ready for another school year for Andrew and Carolina. Andrew started 1st grade  yesterday and he was soooo excited! He kept telling us that he was going to learn new things everyday!

I will have some new scrapbook kits for school coming out in a week or so.  In the meantime, here are some of my older kits.

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

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer Fun

Happy Friday! I can't believe this is the last day of our Summer break. Time went soooo fast! Andrew starts school (First grade) this Monday and Carolina starts preschool the following one. That will be a huge change for me since I have been watching them since they were born! I don't even want to think about it....

I have made a ton of kits for summer this year. I have to admit that I have kept most of the originals and used them for my private albums. We truly have enjoyed this year traveling, going to the pool and beach. I have bought several floats too! I think my favorite ones are the unicorn and the mermaid tail. Here's a picture of me, my niece and two of my grandkids riding it at the pool.  

Even though my husband doesn't like the sun, the sand or the water, he still joined in the summer adventures. He was a champ!

Here are a couple of my Summer layout kits.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Watch me Whip (Watch me Nae Nae)

Happy Thursday! Hope your week is going great so far. My family reminded me that my "birthday week" is almost over and now that I am "60 and a day", I should start behaving better.  We will see...

Here are three layouts perfect for those who love to cook and enjoy having the little ones help out. Andrew and Carolina love to help me in the kitchen, especially if I am baking a cake or chocolate chip cookies. I am teaching them to lick the bowl just like their mama used to do.

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Happy birthday to me! I turn 60 years old today. Wow.... that's a bunch of years! Back in 1958 TV was black and white, the Hula Hoop was all the rage and Super Glue hit the market.  The cost of an RCA refrigerator was $118, and I was born!

I have always loved birthdays. My parents made sure that we felt super special on our birthdays and always made a big deal about them. Well, I still have that in me, and I'd say even more now that I have grandchildren. I chose unicorns and mermaids for my big 60 birthday week-long celebration. My amazing family took me to a beach resort in Daytona Beach Shores for the weekend and we had a fabulous time! Carolina loved every minute of it. She had the cutest outfits to match her "Lita" (unicorn dresses, jammies and bathing suits!)

I danced like nobody was watching barefooted in the sand twirling with my pink tutu early morning one day.

They surprised me with a fabulous dinner at the Chart House in Daytona. My parents owned a condo right across the street! I have not been there in ages. The restaurant gave me a birthday card and also printed birthday wishes on our menu with my name on it!

They allowed us to bring our own cake which, of course, was a unicorn.

I either wore a birthday crown, a princess birthday headband or my unicorn ears either in the water or all dressed up.

I even had a birthday squad! My shirt read "60 and fabulous". My niece Gaby, my sister Andi, my sister-in-law Laurel and my daughter Valerie  were soooo fun in all my "craziness".

Andrew helped me write the number 60 in the sand.

And here is one of the many layouts I will use to document this amazing birthday! 

I can't stop smiling and giving thanks to the Lord for all His goodness in my life. My son Danny is alive! I celebrate life like never before and this is why I live daily, one day at a time, just as He commands us, because tomorrow is not promised. Have a wonderful, fun and blessed day!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Coffee & Friends

Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a great week so far.  One of our favorite places for breakfast in Lafayette is La Madelaine.  They have the best pastries, croissants and omelets ever!  Here I am with Joy, Linda & Peggy.  Can you see how the three of them are not even a little bit concerned that a klutz like me can even be in the same room with this stack of tea pots and cups.  (Here's a little secret ... they're glued together!)

Here's a layout of mine from a couple of months ago celebrating coffee and friends.  What a great combination!

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Good morning and Happy New Month!  My birthday is in one week and since it's going to be my 60th, I've decided that just one day or even one week is not enough.  No, sir.  This year I'm taking an entire birthday month!!!

This being August, it means that Summer is winding down.  Most places start school well before Labor Day and Gainesville is no exception.  This Summer our grandkids have been in plenty of structured activities.  Andrew went to three week-long "camps" at the local museum.  The first was about sharks & fish (big takeaway for him is that herring communicate by farting), then he had a week about dinosaurs (his latest passion) and then one week about butterflies.  The butterfly week was great because the museum has a large Butterfly Rainforest  Exhibit.  They hatch the butterflies indoors and then release them into the screened enclosure several times a day.  They have to keep adding butterflies to the exhibit since they only live 2-5 weeks.  It's a beautiful exhibit!

They didn't get any pictures so we're going to have to go back there one of these days and get some.  When we do, I have the perfect layout for them.

Actually, this is one of my layout kits from last month.

Well, thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and don't forget my birthday MONTH!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Under the Sea is Over & Out

Good morning and happy new week.  I just got home very early this morning from a great time at Janet Gaar's Rayne, Louisiana events, Under the Sea.  Both weekends!  I most definitely entitled to a a little R & R before my birthday celebration this coming weekend in Sarasota.

We created a total of 60 kits over both weekends at this event.  Here are numbers 59 & 60.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and, hopefully, I'll wake up before tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I hope that your week is going well.  I'm still in Rayne, Louisiana waiting for the start of the second session of the Under the Sea crop.

During the first session, one of the things that the Hive liked to do was go out at midnight for ice cream.  Our favorite place to go was DQ.  Here we are enjoying our favorite frozen treats.

Here are a couple of my recent kits dedicated to just that.

Thanks for your visit today.  Have a terrific and blessed day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Under the Sea

Good morning and happy Tuesday.  The theme of the Treasured Memories crops this year is Under the Sea.  The decoration is absolutely amazing.  Here are a couple of photos.

Very colorful and fun.  Here is the first layout that I made during the first session this past weekend.  I call it Mermazing!

And here they caught me having a cat nap (more likely a "catfish" nap), using a "pearl" as a pillow at the end of the first session.

What can I say?  I was tired!

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

Monday, July 23, 2018

Team Genius

Good morning and happy Monday!  Well, the first session of the Treasured Memories yearly crop in Rayne, Louisiana is over.  The second session starts on Thursday.  That gives us just three days to rest and re-load!  We will be ready!

Janet and I call ourselves Team Genius.  This time we had the costumes to prove it.

I honestly don't remember how we got from Team Genius to Dr. Seuss.  Here's are the two versions of my Team Genius kit, both sold out.

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Happy Thursday! I arrived in Rayne, Louisiana last night after driving straight through from Florida.  I was going to make it a two day trip, but things just didn't work out that way.  Luckily I had a designated driver with me so I was able to rest.  Today we CROP!!!

I have the most talented friends around. This is Ana who LOVES paper piecing. She makes her own patterns. She loves to make pages for her nieces and nephews. I know that they will love their albums when they are a little bit older.

This is a close up of the layout. What's not to love about it?  Even the dinosaurs look cuddly.

This is one of the Dino layouts I made recently.

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

From One Crop to Another

Happy Wednesday! Have you ever heard of "Crop Hopping"? I haven't either but lately it seems like that's what I do! The first week of July I spent the entire week at the Vero Beach Crop. Last weekend I spent 4 days at a crop in Coral Springs and today I am on my way to Rayne, Louisiana for two 4-day crops, back to back! I hope my husband doesn't rent out my studio while I am on the road!

Our group (Wings on Meds) is posing with our cute pillows for our backs in Coral Springs. We are missing Cassia who was unable to attend. 

Everyone loved my little refrigerator and my collection of unicorns. My friend Brenda is the official Godmother of all of them.

 My friends surprised me with an early birthday celebration and blessed me with this amazing unicorn collection from 31 Bags.  I love them!!!

And of course we had to blow my new pool/floater for a unicorn photoshoot in the middle of the room. We had soooo much fun!

This is one of my July kits. Some of my pictures will fit perfectly on this layout.

I'll keep you posted of all my adventures in Louisiana. The theme of that crop is Under the Sea. I can't wait! I hope I don't get too waterlogged.  Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

On the Road Again

Happy Thursday! Hope your week is going great so far. I am off to South Florida again for a 4-day crop in Coral Springs. It's another Vero Scrapbook Crops  and Retreats event and I know it will be fabulous. I will be one of her vendors and will be selling my new released summer kits. 

These are two of them, summer/beach related. 

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Well, it has been hot here in Florida!  We've been in the 90's nearly everyday so far this month.  Summer is here. Here are a couple of layout kits of mine celebrating (if that's the right word) the Summer heat.

I feel cooler just looking at them! Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and stay out of the heat!