Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Destination: England

Hi Friends,

Thank you for stopping by today!  The new challenge  at CYDI is "Let's Go Somewhere", which I just love since I travel a lot and subsequently love to make scrapbook pages from the pics I've taken!   For this challenge, I decided to highlight a dream vacation I took with my husband last year to England.  See the stack of suitcases in the lower right corner?  Those are from Lilypink Designs and it's called Traveling Luggage.

Hope you're inspired to participate, and find some time to craft today!!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Maternal Grandmothers

Hello, and thanks for stopping by.  I've had these lovely and cherished pictures of my maternal that I was able to use in the Very Vintage challenge at Can You Digi It?.  I used the following products, all from Lilypink Designs in the border at the bottom of the page:

Woman's Hat
Corsette Catalog Ad
Men's Hat Catalog Ad
Perfume Collection

Why don't you join us in the challenge?  We'd love to see your creation(s)!!

Hope you find some time to craft today.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I Believed I Could so I did!

Hey, thanks for stopping by!  The challenge at Can You Digi It? is Lift Me Up, which was a very fun challenge to tackle.  I thought about highlighting achievements that my kids have made, but then I thought on my own life, and realized I had accomplished a few things that I never dreamed I would, so I decided to focus on that.  Heck, if I can do it anyone can!!

For this layout, I used Birthday Bash digital papers by Green Goddess Creations.  I hope you'll share your own uplifting creations at the challenge on the CYDI blog!!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Hershey Holiday

Hi Friends,

One of the benefits to being a CYDI designer is that I end up scrapping a lot of photos I never got around to before.  This was the case with this week's CYDI challenge, Holiday Hullabaloo.  Back in 2008, I took my daughter, who was a senior in high school, to Hershey, PA for a few days away.  For the past five years, I've been meaning to scrap it, and finally did -- thanks to CYDI!  I used Betty Edward's Ornament for the border on the top.  Hope you'll join us in this challenge (it doesn't have to be Christmas -- any holiday will do -- just not a birthday!).

Make some time to craft today!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Puppy Love!

We have a new puppy!  She is a Great Dane and we have named her Bonny.  Her coloring is classified as Merle.  We got her at the end of May 2013, so she is three months old now.  She is growing like stink!  Every time we look at her she looks bigger!  She was the largest of her litter, and her mother is 130 lbs and her father is 160 lbs so we think she will be about 140 lbs when full grown!

It just so happens that the challenge at Can You Digi It is "Lovin' Our Pets", so this was a great opportunity to scrap some of the best photos I have of Bonny so far.  It also helps that she happens to be the most photogenic dog on earth!!

So for this layout, I used Paws Up by Green Goddess Creations.  Hope you'll check out the challenge and post your entry!!

Have a great day, and hope you find some time to craft today!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Cool Guy

Hi everyone,

Had fun at the beach and boardwalk in New Jersey over this past Independence Day weekend.  The weather was great but wow was the water ever cold!  I couldn't go in past my waist!  Still, there's nothing better than being at the beach on the fourth of July and to go along with that, I made this layout of a photo I took of Spencer on the boardwalk.  I used Butterfly Bliss elements from Delightfully Distressing Designs.  Hope you like it, and it inspires you to do some of your own scrapbooking!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Smiles

Greetings!  Thank you for visiting today!  The challenge at Can You Digi It is "Summer Smiles".  This happened to be one I was hosting, so I wanted to make sure I set a good example.  I hope this layout does the trick:

I used Butterfly Bliss digital papers and elements from Delightfully Distressing Designs.  Check out the challenge, and plan to participate!!

Have a GREAT Independence Day!!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

White Weddings

Yes, it's June, and that time of year.   Love is in the air and CYDI is celebrating with a fun challenge called "White Weddings".   The definition of "white weddings" for the challenge is this:

"So when I think of June I think of weddings. And weddings make me think of white, love, and cake. Oh and you can't have a wedding without a pop of color and no, black doesn't count, because it's totally expected.

So these are the neutral colors that won't count towards your pop of color: black, brown, navy."

I was married three years ago to my high school sweetheart and love of my life, Jeff.  We weren't married 35 years ago, and it's kinda a long story, but suffice to say we found each other again through Facebook!!  I'm still scrapping some of the wedding photos, so this was a good opportunity to put two of my favorites together on one page.

In this layout I used Nice Day Cafe paper, and lest you think I'm over Grunge Neutrals, I also used one of the white papers in that pack (for grunging up the doily)!

Find some time to craft today, and enter your creation at the blog!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Astoria Assassin

Hi!  Today's challenge at Can You Digi It? is "Yellow".  Well, yellow is not my favorite color, though I agree it does have its place at times!  So I decided to use a shade of yellow -- sepia -- in this layout.  I've been getting into family history, and chose to focus on my great grand-uncle.  I don't have too many pictures of him, but fortunately there are several floating around the internet because he was a light-heavyweight boxing champ back in the 1920's!

You are going to think I'm stuck on Grunge Neutrals, and I guess I am.  I used some of the papers in that pack here in this LO.  I'm just finding them so versatile!!

Hope you find some time to craft today, and be sure to check out the blog challenge and post your submission!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Graduation Joy

My oldest is graduating from college.  She is amazing.  She has a 3.9 GPA and is the kindest and sweetest person I know.  And I'm not just saying that because I'm her mother!  I have no doubt she has an amazing future.

So this layout was inspired by Lauren's accomplishments, and it was fortunate that it fit in perfectly with the Can You Digi It? challenge of "Anything But a Card"!  The background paper that frames the LO so well is from Grunge Neutrals Paper Pack by Delightfully Distressing Designs.  It also has coordinating elements, which makes for a super versatile digital collection!

Thanks much for visiting,

Monday, May 13, 2013

One Day So Perfect

Back in January, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Japan on a business trip.  My college senior, Lauren, studies Japanese and I was thrilled to be able to take her with me!  We were able to spend one day touring Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area, where I took some of my most all-time favorite photographs!

I used some gorgeous neutral white paper for the background on my journaling from Delightfully Distressing Designs.  Sometimes its hard to find good neutral papers that won't clash or take away from your journaling, and these papers are great for that!

Thanks for looking, and hope you have some time to craft today!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Birthday Flowers

There is a fun challenge at Can You Digi It? this week!  It's called Birthday Flowers.  Using that theme, I put together the layout below.  It highlights when my middle child turned the magic age of 18.  Birthday pages are common, but turning 18 isn't!!  The background paper that I used is from the Birthday Bash Mini Kit from Green Goddess Creations...check out the kit!

Thanks for looking, and have fun putting together some birthday flowers!!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Majestic Mt. Fuji

We've all seen the iconic images of Mt. Fuji, and I have always been in awe of its beauty.  I had the opportunity to go to Japan a few months ago for my job and was able to take an extra day and see Mt. Fuji with my own eyes.  We were truly blessed to have a beautiful, clear day and I was able to get some gorgeous shots.  Still, the mountain is even more stunning in person...it's absolutely gorgeous!

I had been wanting to scrap this photograph since I took it, and finally had a good opportunity with the "Sketch" challenge at Can You Digi It?  I love the cute vintage suitcases by LilyPink Designs!   Check out the challenge and have fun!

Hope you have a majestic day!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

He's Growing Up

And this layout is proof!  When Spencer was eight years old, I took him to Memphis for a little vacation.  We went to Graceland and I snapped a photo of him next to the historic places marker.  For Spring Break this year, Spencer's stepdad and I took him back to Memphis, and I was able to get another shot of him at the same spot.  Look how he's changed!  When I am standing next to him, I now look up at him, and he's still growing!  I know it's what they are supposed to do, but they're so cute when they're little!!

This layout was inspired by the new challenge at Can You Digi It? called "Butterflies".  I used the word art included in Flights of Fancy by LilyPink Designs.  Thought it was really appropriate.

Hope you find some time to create today.  Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Blossoms

A number of years ago I planted a little twig with some roots that has grown into a gorgeous cherry blossom tree.  Every Spring, it gives the most beautiful flowers.  It's one of the first things to bloom at the end of Winter, so when it does, it's a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner.  So far, the tree has not bloomed, yet.  I was able to capture these lovely images last year.

This layout was inspired by the challenge this week at Can You Digi It? which is Pick a Season.  I used Country Chic papers by Green Goddess Creations and the journaling strips are from the Shabby Melody elements by Delightfully Distressing Designs.

Hope you are inspired to capture your favorite seasons!!  Have a great Spring Break!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dad Turns 80!

How blessed I am to have my father and mother still kicking!  Since the challenge at Can You Digi It? is "Male Birthdays", I thought this was a good as time as any to put these special pictures taken on my Dad's 80th birthday into a layout.  I used the super-fun papers and elements from Green Goddess Creations Birthday Bash.

Thanks for looking, and have a nice day!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Little Cuties

I've had this picture for almost 16 years and I'm finally getting around to scrapping it!  In fact, I took this shot before I even had a digital camera so I had to scan the photograph.  It's always been a favorite of mine and I'm glad it survived the years.  I knew I wanted to get a good photograph of my two girls with their new baby brother well before he was born.  I remember even while pregnant carefully planning what the three of them would wear for the photograph, and shopping for cute (but not too cute) coordinating outfits!  It seemed the right time to scrap it for this week's challenge called "Little Ones" at Can You Digi It?.  I used the Beach Fun paper pack by Striped Elephants

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you are inspired to do some scrapping!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oh So Pretty

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!  I know some people don't like Valentine's Day, and I do understand why.  At the same time, though, we all have someone we love, so let's celebrate that!  The challenge at Can You Digi It? this time around is Love is in the Air.  I decided to scrap this fabulous shot of my 22 year old daughter, as it would go perfectly with the papers and elements that I used from Green Goddess Creations called Jar of Hearts!  It's a great selection of digi papers, elements and even an alphabet!  Perfect for highlighting those you love.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

U R Crazy Awesome

My 15 year old son is, well, crazy awesome!!  The challenge at Can You Digi It? this time is "Green is Coming", so it was a good opportunity to scrap this awesome shot I got of him last year!  The cool background paper is from the same collection I used in my last post -- Shabby Melody by Delightfully Distressing Designs.  I love how versatile this collection is!  It can sometimes be hard to find scrapbooking papers and elements that are good for teenage guys and teenage girls, but these papers and coordinating elements absolutely work!

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Way Too Cute

Such a fun challenge over at Can You Digi It? this week:  Getting Girly!!  I was happy for an opportunity to show case pictures taken of my beautiful daughter, Julie, last year right before she graduated from high school.  They were taken in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC.  One thing for sure, Julie is definitely a Girly Girl!  In fact, I gave her the nickname "Julie Girl" when she was just a toddler.

I used the gorgeous Shabby Melody papers and elements designed by Delightfully Distressing Designs.  And since everyone has a Girly Girl in their life, be sure to enter the challenge this week described on the CYDI blog!

Find some time to craft today!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas Means Family

In my last post, I was lamenting the fact that I couldn't get a picture of my three kids together in time to include it in my Christmas cards this year.  Well, on Dec 23 we were visiting my parent's house, and I was able to get some great shots of all three of them TOGETHER!!!  I was so excited, I decided to scrap one of them for Can You Digi It's latest challenge, Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle!  Again I used Kraft Kristmas Paper Pack by Green Goddess Creations, which as you can see is so versatile!

Looking forward to another year as an IT Girl with Can You Digi It?.  If you haven't checked them out yet, you really should!  Their awesome inventory is growing by leaps and bounds!

Happy New Year to you!