Sunday, May 25, 2008


Love shooting everything in sight!!! Went nuts when I got a digital and I'm still learning how to use it, this picture is a result of that "learning" process!!! Another page for my BOM.

Commit2Paper kit of Prima papers and cardstock stickers, added my ribbon and primas.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I Am A Stepmom

June Commit2Paper kit rawks!! Gonna work on my BOM and here I talk a little about being a stepmom. Reshot the photo so got rid of the ugly flash.

The Prima monogram letters, Prima flowers and Cricut George letters are my additions to the kit paper which is Prima Steel Toe Mary Jane.

This was fun!

Yes Tara I am back to working on my book of me!!! Had to do a page of being a stepmom. If I had known it was gonna be this tough..... think I should add that to the page? Daring myself to use different designs (different for me anyway). TFL

Friday, May 23, 2008

But I AM a Design Queen!!

Look what was waiting for me when I woke up!!!

It says "you are our Design Queen! From your favorite Sujects Yoda, Boo, Sheldon & Patches.

Is that sweet or what?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Can't win them all!

I got the "you're great but..." letter! Poor ScrapGoods Amy, she's got to be a nervous wreck. I mean with each member submitting 3 lo's every month I bet she's having to narrow it down to 4 to 6 people, geez! That would still be 12 to 18 lo's a month. That is some heavy duty competition. I had two wonderful years that I would never trade for anything.

So now, congratulations to the very talented ladies that were chosen. Make me proud!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

DT Application

Here are the layouts I submitted for Design Team at ScrapGoods! Cross your fingers and anything else you can cross for me.

This is the one in the sneak peek in an earlier post. Used embossing powder and a leaf cookie cutter to make the leaf shape on the lower left. Used the leaf die cuts of double sided adhesive for the ones along the gold vine. And the jelly is VERY good!

Miss Caroline's Baptism. This is actually a combination of the Dec07, March 08 and April 08 kits. I love to combine kits to show their versatility. Used the variegated leafing on the photo corners, threw in a few primas and Rubons, pink crackle paint over green paint on the border frame.

This was fun! Used the transparency from the May kit to make a three page overlapping.

Here are all the pages together.

Back of the transparency and the back page side by side.

This is the back of the transparency up close.
And the back page by itself.

Made an effort to choose three layouts from three different kits. Had more and uploaded them to the SG Gallery. We should know the result in just a few more days.

June Commit2Paper kit!!!

Too kewl, just what I needed to kick me in the pants and work on my BOM!!!

Here's the big picture:

These are the patterned papers up lose, Prima's Steel Toe Mary Jane Collection, two sheets each.

AND the yummy cardstock, pretty pretty ribbon, buttons, photo corners, very cool cardstock embellies to go with the set AND Thickers!!! I am getting more and more addicted to Thickers. Go to and get your kit!!! Tell Amy that Joyce sent ya.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh forgetful me!

Talking to a friend, realized I had never posted the pics of my new shelves!!! Shelftrac system, see my new table!!! It's just shy of 8 foot long, 30 inches deep. And the floor is awesome!

And my new pencil holder LOVE IT!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sneak peak of DT application

Gosh didn't realize it had been so long since I've posted! Sorry, folks. As you can though, I have been busy. Wanted to use all new layouts for the Design Team tryouts on Scrapgoods and I think I've got a good selection. This sneak peak here is the Oct07 kit, Coloring With EP. I hadn't tried the technique of using the cookie cutters yet so here is a pic of a leaf made with a mix of three different embossing powders, with the chip border just below it.

Pic is a little fuzzy, have to practice more shooting up close.

Here's a few more where I used the pre-cut leaves mounted on that really thick sticky double sided tape, love that stuff!! Again, a mix of different ep's.

Maybe I'll have more sneak peaks later....

Friday, May 9, 2008

Decisions decisions

I know, I know, there is supposed to be a layout here for you to look at. And I have a really cool one! Bobbie it's of the cliffside shots when we took our little hike.

BUT Amy at ScrapGoods just announced the application requirements for this coming year's Design Team!!! So I may hold this layout and a couple more in reserve to submit for that.

Course now I have to decide to go for it. Now it's 3 lo's EVERY month!!! Wow, talk about pressure. But all those free goodies. And seeing the kit early every month woohoo!!!

...sigh... what to do

SO, what do you think? I WANT COMMENTS HERE FOLKS!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Don't worry

I haven't abandoned ya'll. Working on a few little layouts with the May SG kit and will put those up maybe tomorrow????

I just love blogging, never in a million years would I have imagined it. Might be because of the therapeutic nature?!

Bobbie sent me this link, see what you think, you may agree with me:

Blog Therapy

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Little Angels

Okay, one last layout with the Commit2Paper May kit!!!

Three of my many nephews and nieces but these three I feel like I raised, with help from my Mom (Granny).

And I still have a bunch of cardstock, two sheets of pp, rubons and the cb buttons galore!

Please leave comments! And get you a kit.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hi Card!!!

Is it for you???? Only the mailman knows for sure!

A little touch of stickles added for bling.

Be sure to check out post below for another layout with this kit.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sean! Ain't he cute!

Another Commit2Paper layout! I have bunches of nephews and nieces but there were three that I was very close to while they were little and felt like I helped raise them. This is Sean. Used a sketch from Gettin Sketchy (link to the right). As soon as I saw that sketch just knew it was meant for these pics.

The circles on the pp were just crying out for crystals.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

April Show 2008

Well it's not quite NSD but can I call it NSWeekend? Been working on my room (no not ready for the unveiling) and scrapping.

Our wonderful roses that Sheldon works so hard on every year are really showing out this year. Took these pics a few days ago and already the rose garden is three times more full of blooming beauties. Hey, that sounds like a good title for another layout!!!

Used the May Commit2Paper kit (link to the right), this kit is so versatile. Love the thickers, so many of each letter, got to get more sets of those. Added just a few goodies from my stash, but you'll love this kit.

Thanks for looking!