Saturday, January 31, 2009

Treasured Boy

This LO turned out really nice. I like the metallic yet natural feel of this kit and
I love these pics of my sweetie.
They make me wonder what deep thoughts he's thinking.
Treasured Boy was made using Season's Greeting by Joey.

RAK (random act of kindness) for me!

I got an RAK from Monkey See Monkey Do and the kit is called Love Always. It huge and packed full of great stuff for Valentine's Day. You can find it in the store at ESS here...;amp;page=2/
Pics are of Jess and Emma getting along... for a moment!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chic Shack

My two newest LO are made a with a fabulous, fun, grungy, girly kit. It's called Chic Shack and I just love it! It' a collab from Chaos Lounge and Bonnie van Esch Designs. You can find it here...

Chloe and Emma amidst the foliage...

My second Chic Shack LO is of my sweet old Nana. She passed away in 2005 at the age of 92. What an inspiration this woman was to me! Smart, funny, strong and most of all, kind. If I can be half of what she was, I'll be doing great!
One more update....I'm doing pretty well with my journey to healthiness (and away from fattiness, LOL). I've lost 5 pounds so far and I feel better just because I am doing "something" to improve myself. I am having a bit of trouble today....I'm just jonesing for some sugar! Somebody send me some "stay away from the chocolate vibes", QUICK!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Some new LOs and a new journey for me

Before I post my newest LOs (and there are only three...I've been in a little slump!) I just have to tell you all that I am finally getting off of my butt and trying to get healthier. Yesterday morning, I was getting dressed for work and it just hit me! I am tired of my clothes being tight and uncomfortable! I've been basically binge eating since I had Miles, 18 mon. ago, and I'm finally ready to get control of things. Today our whole family joined the YMCA and this is my second day of eating healthier and keeping track of what I eat. I joined the weight loss board on and they have already been so helpful to me. I took some "before" pics today but I won't be posting least until I have some encouraging "after" pics to add to them!
I'm going for loosing at least 20 pounds.
So...please wish me luck!
Okay, now to my LOs...

Princess Chloe and Princess Emma was created with Frog Prince kit by Brenda Smith and her template for the 2nd January Build a Treehouse challenge on ESS.

Our Boy Wonder was created with Calalily's Boys Rule kit and Old Newspaper alpha by natashanast. This LO title is perfect for Miles, because his Daddy and I are constantly amazed at the things he knows and does. He really is our little boy wonder!

This LO of Emma was made for the speedscrap challenge at ESS. And boy was this one a challenge for me! I seem to have problems any time there's a limit to how many elements I can use! By the way, someone asked me if anyone ever told me that Emma looks like a young Anne Hatheway. The answer is yes...we have heard that a few times!

Credits: Flourish from Christie Lemmon. Everything else from Brenda Smith in Blossoms and Butterflies revisited and Frog Prince kits;amp;page=1/

Sunday, January 18, 2009

For a challenge on ESS, we had some Disney inspired wordart to use (created by the talented Bekah E) and when I saw it, I knew that it was time to dig out some old pics and scan them in. In 1990, my family took a trip to Disney World. It's one of my most treasured memories. I was 18 in this pic and my little sister was 5. It's hard to believe that I ever looked like that (big hair, abs and all!).
I used a combination of several Irene Alexeeva kits and a Clean Line templet by Sine

Friday, January 16, 2009

Chaos Lounge Sale

I just had to tell you all about Jen's sale at Enchanted Studio Scraps. Today is the grand opening of the store and Jen (Chaos Lounge) has every one of her creative and infinitely scrappable kits on sale for 25% off! Many of my LOs are made using her products as well as the graphics for this blog.
I've been a big Chaos Lounge fan (okay, obsessed fan! LOL) for a while now so it's a complete honor to have been accepted on to her creative team!

Ad is linked to Chaos Lounge's store at ESS.


I did this LO for the new pixie pouch challenge on ESS. The photo is of my little Miles when he was about 2 months old. Seems like just yesterday that he was a helpless little newborn baby and now he's a running, yelling, wonderful 18 month old terror!
I used Pixie Pouch 2 by Chaos Lounge
Clouds also by Chaos Lounge
alpha by Michelle Coleman
LO is linked to Chaos Lounge's store on ESS

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's Finally Time!

Tomorrow Enchanted Studio Scraps is opening the shoppe doors! Come check it out! There are so many talented designers and I've heard that there will be some great sales to start things off right.

Browns and Blues

This LO was a departure for me. I only added about 8 elements! My inclination is to add at least a few DOZEN more than that! LOL I was just going for showcasing the richness of the papers and highlighting the picture. The photo is of Miles in his new ballcap, which he is totally in love with. He wants to wear it all the time and he especially likes to wear it backwards.

papers from Pam Lefors Designs, wordart from Brenda Smith in Kale kit, hearts on string in In the Pixie Forest Page Kit by Nicole Youngwire, heart and staples by NatashaNaSt

semi-scraplift (LOL) of LOs by Chaos Lounge and MighttyJoMama on ESS


Emma is just at the age where many of her friends don't believe in Santa anymore. But she still really wants to believe and keep that magic alive. I hope to teach Emma that "The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see." (quote from "Yes, Virginia, There is A Santa Caus", which is the wordart on this layout and that Santa lives in her heart and in all of us.
I used Digi Overdose's festive kit, The Overstuffed Stocking. You can find it here in the ESS store...
wordart by me
Also, Digi Overdose is throwing a sale to celebrate the grand opening of ESS. Everything in her shop is 40% off! So you can get The Overstuffed Stocking Limited Edition for only $2.99! That is a steal for this huge, gorgeous kit!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chloe, Simply Beautiful

This is one of my favorite photos of my step-daughter, Chloe. She's only eight but in this pic, I can really see what a little beauty she is becoming. All that and brains too!
The elegant kit I used for this layout is called Reves de 'lamour from Chaos Lounge
You can find it here in the ESS store...
and the word art is from Bekah E.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Blossoms and Butterflies

This LO is of my step-daughter, Chloe (or Chlo-Bug, as I like to call her!) and our little friend, Sara. We were playing at the park near their house in NC during our recent visit there.
I used Brenda Smith Design's fabulous kit, Blossoms and Butterflies (revisited). This kit is really rich and sumptuous. I'm in love with the color scheme, too! Gorgeous!
Here's a link to the product...

Saturday, January 10, 2009



Fly was created using Chaos Lounge's playful, boyish kit "Climbing Trees". You can find it here at the new Enchanted Studio Scraps.
The pic is of my 11 year old step-son, Jack. We took a bunch of pics of him jumping off the swing. That kid loves an "action shot"!

My Little Boy

My Little Boy

For my very first post I'd like to showcase a LO I did for a wonderful designer, Vero! She RAKed me her beautiful new kit, Love Me Softly. You can find info about this kit on her blog here