Tuesday, March 21, 2017


This is my latest creation for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  I was inspired by the blocks featured in the sketch, but decided to do a few twists on the picture and paper placement.  I love these pictures of my oldest daughter at her dance recital.  She was an adorable black cat, & I was able to take a variety of pictures of her modeling her costume.  However, the pictures I liked best were vertical.  So I decided to modify the sketch a touch by turning the pictures a different direction.  I used various blocks of paper from the My Mind's Eye "Meow" Collection to highlight the pictures of my cute little cat. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  Since this project is going live on March 15, I decided to go with a St. Patrick's Day theme for this layout.  My girls have always enjoyed St. Patrick's Day.  The "leprechaun" used to visit them and cause some minor mischief throughout the house.  And they were always willing to pose in cute St. Patrick's Day t-shirts and headbands.  To pull this project together, I used Doodlebug's "Pot O Gold" paper collection. 

Monday, March 13, 2017


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  With St. Patrick's Day around the corner and my propensity to seasonal scrapbook, I decided to go full on Irish for this layout.  My daughter is a die hard Ohio State fan.  Her best friend is a Notre Dame fan through and through.  It's been a fun rivalry for the girls especially when the teams met at the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.  Both girls sported their team colors, & were more than willing to pose for a picture (an odd occurrence anymore)...  To pull this Irish project together, I used products from the Authentique "Emerald" collection.

Monday, March 6, 2017


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  I went to my local scrapbook store in search of circus paper; I came out of the store with Moxxie's "Coffee Addict" collection.  My daughter loves coffee.  She gets it honestly; her father would have coffee dripped intravenously if he could.  I'm hooked.  Her grandmother goes to Tim Horton's so much, they immediately put on a fresh pot the minute she walks through the door.  So I decided pictures of my daughter hanging out with her friends at Starbucks would be perfect subject matter for this sketch!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  Last month was my daughter's birthday.  And it was an interesting one...My daughter has a food allergy, so she can't eat traditional cake.  So my Mom made her safe cupcakes for her birthday.  The cupcakes were sitting on my kitchen table waiting to be eaten when my older daughter came into my office and said, "Mom...how many cupcakes did Mimi make?"  She had made twelve.  On my table were two cupcakes...My dog ate the other ten. The remnants were scattered on my couch.  Because we were on a tight schedule because of an indoor soccer game and no one wanted to eat a potentially dog saliva covered cupcake, I  improvised.  Come to find out, candles in a pizza work when in a birthday pinch.  (Although the candles melted from the bottom up so they were in a strange "J" shape when I took them out of the pizza).  To document this birthday classic, I used Echo Park's "Party Time" collection.  And as a side note, my Mom made my daughter another batch of safe cupcakes for when she returned from soccer.  So she did eventually get to eat birthday cupcakes. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  I'm still in Valentines day mode and fell madly in love with Doodlebug Design's Cream and Sugar line.  When the papers arrived at my house, all the sugary treats on the papers reminded me of these pictures I took of my younger daughter when she was a baby.  My daughter has food allergies.  Although she is allergic to milk and egg, this child has a massive sweet tooth.  Over the years, I have become quite the food detective and have learned a variety of ways to make baked goods that are safe for her.  I've also found all sorts of other goodies such as soy ice cream (which is all over her face in these pictures) that tastes just like super creamy regular ice cream.  I've learned to substitute applesauce for eggs when making cookies and cakes. So long story short, she eats all the junk we do, although a healthier version of it! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  For this project, I went full out Valentine's Day.  I don't take many pictures on this holiday, so instead I decided to feature pictures of a few of my loves; my girls and my puppies.  These two humans and three furry creatures warm my often times cynical heart.  And I thought they would be the perfect subject matter for a Valentines' Day themed project.  To pull this layout together, I used paper from
Photo Play's "So Loved" collection.