Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Hi friends! Once upon a time I was a thespian....I still love the theatre - but no longer have the time to participate the way I would love too.... These are photos of me my senior year of highschool - we did the show Hello Dolly! I played a small part - Mrs. Rose - and was in the chorus. I had an absolute blast! The March Scraps of Darkness kit with all the awesome Graphic 45 papers were just perfect for my "thespian" photos!

Here are some close ups - the flower cluster with an awesome jar, then I close up of Dolly's "business card" that she handed out on stage.... and finally a close up of the chipboard with the awesome embossing powder I found at my local stamp store.

Thanks for taking a peek - Happy scrapping! xx

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Wag of a Dogs Tail

This layout was made for two challenges over at Scraps of Darkness. The first is to cute; just scrapping a photo of a cute animal the second was for my week of the round robin. I followed Ashley's wonderful layout "Classic Gangsta Style" I used the February Victornia Kit.

This is my boy Sampson and his brother Koa one day at our house. When we let the big dogs play outside they both are at the window watching intently. The quote I journalled was; In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy - to wit the wag of a dogs tail. - That quote is at the start of Disney's Lady and the Tramp.

Here are some close ups:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Am Woman - CSI Case#9 and OUAS

Good Morning all!!

I have been dying to do a layout over at CSI and was finally able to get one done!!! This layout is for Case #9 and the sketch I took from the challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch (which Berry71bleu is sponsering!)



So the journalling challenge at OUAS was that it had to be "All about me" and over at CSI they had a choice of using a six word memoir. So I combined the two and came up with "Who am I? I am woman" Sometimes I think you need to let yourself know that you are appreciated and of the qualitites that make you, you. So here we are:

I am strong, I am flawed, I am open-minded, I am not perfect, I am willing to try, I am full of potential, I am loved, I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunt,  I am not believing the hype, I am fascinating, I am gifted..... I am woman. I think we all need to be reminded about this every once in a while. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

You are my Sonshine

Jodie from my LSS - Sharin' Memories -  gave me a 12x12 piece of burlap she sells in her store and asked me to make a couple of projects with it, to show people what they can do with it. Here is that first project:

I used the January kit "Escape" from Scraps of Darkness - I think the burlap went perfectly with the browns in the paper. I had the laser cut sun for a while and thought to use the play on word "son" in the title.

This is a close up of the word "sonshine" I actually ran out of S's so I used the burlap to make one! I cut tiny circles and glued strands of burlap in a swirl then drew and S in glue and laid an additional burlap on that glue. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but I am happy with how it came out.

Here is a close up of the journaling:

Berry71bleu Design Team!!!

I am SOOOOO excited!!!! One of my goals this year was to apply to a couple of design teams, so my first application was to Berry71bleu and I MADE THE DESIGN TEAM!!!! I want to thank Renea aka Reneabouqets over at Scraps of Darkness for posting the DT call on the SOD forum -  then I need to thank Marivic Clifton for selecting me for the team! Marivic makes the most stunning tags you have ever seen and I am anxious to start making projects with them!!!!

Here is a link to the Berry71bleu blog: