Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A few things I have been working on...

This is one of the LO's we did for my doodling class.
My August scraplift (below)...if you go to the store (K2) you will see all the design teams "lifts" of this LO on their inspiration frame.
An all about me page...
A fun card I made.

A digi LO I made yesterday with a fun (free) template from Dragon Flaire Studios!
Dream, Design,Create

A beautiful video

Eye Candy

Jessica Sprague, who is teaching the photoshop class I am taking, turned us on to this "eye candy" site . There are some great LO ideas, photo composition... you should check it out.
Dream, Design, be inspired

Monday, August 27, 2007

I am taking a photoshop class

...made just for scrapbookers. The teacher is Jessica Sprague (She just wrote that amazing book for Creating Keepsakes called "Computer Tricks for Scrapbookers"). The class has been so helpful already and we have only been at it one week. I highly recommend taking it, if you are thinking of getting into digi or hybrid. Here are the two LO's we made this week (everyone makes the same one), but they are really cute so I thought I would share them. TFL.
Dream, Design, Create Digi :)


Pipe cleaner winner!!

I forgot to post my winner for the pipe cleaner challenge...(drum roll) its CHERYL from Madison, Wisconsin ( ...and here is her LO (she used pipe cleaners for photo corners, how creative is that!! Congrats Cheryl, e-mail me your addy and I will send out your RAK!!
Dream, Design, Create

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Flavored applesauce

...who knew you could have so much fun eating blueberry flavored applesauce. My friend Holly took these photos of Riley while she was looking at my camera for me. She is a professional photographer and I asked her to take a look at my new lenses and the settings on the camera. Thanks for these fun and candid shots Holly...can't wait to scrap them.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

File Folder Mini Album

I made this mini album from 3 letter size file folders and 12 bird stickers from Cavallini and Co.
(Jane gave these to me and said, "I want to see what you do with these".)
Instructions: I cut the folders in half. I painted green acrylic paint as a background for each of my photos that I cropped to 4x4. I added transparencies from Hambly or Creative Imaginations, the stickers were "thickers" from American Crafts. I used the cream, pink and black ledger paper from Imagination Project as a place for my journaling. I used a few stamps from 7 gypsies (all of these supplies I got at K2). I slipped each file folder inside one another and used a rubber band to hold this mini album together. TFL. (To see every page of the album you can go to my fliker acct)
Dream, Design, Create


Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Have you gone to 2P's today On the front page is a LO I did of Brody. If you click on Peanut Gallery, you will see that LO as the "Featured Layout" of the day. Holy Moly that is so cool. Thanks for letting me share and brag a bit.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

K2 Weekly challenge

This weeks challenge is to sew! Thats right I said SEW!!! Break out the needle and thread I want to see some stitching on those pages. It can be either hand or machine sewn. Here are a few examples of pages I have done lately where I have sewn. TFL. Oh and by the way...there is a RAK for one of you that completes this challenge :)

The top two are machine stitched and the bottom one I hand sewed the buttons and the pipe cleaner (this is a sneek peek of a scrap n dash, a la carte that I created for next week!).

Can't wait to see your sewn pages!!!!!!!

Dream, Design, SEW


Thursday, August 16, 2007

You know the saying...

One woman's trash is anther's TREASURE!!! A friend of a friend was giving this stuff to Goodwill but before she dropped it off (thank God!!), she stoped by my friend Sherry's house and asked her if she wanted it. She said no (antiques are not her style), but IMMEDIATELY called me (Thanks Sherry!!!!!!!!!) and asked me if I would like "2 old sleds and 2 wooden soda boxes". I said yes, cause worst case scenario I take them to Goodwill, right! Well, what an awesome surprise...they are all in beautiful condition. I gave one sled to my mom and the other one holds a vintage suitcase in my bedroom. One of the boxes holds all my camera stuff and the other box is waiting to find a home in my studio.
Dream, Design, Decorate

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

For RENT!!!

Do you, or someone you know want to live in a home right across the street from the bay? Look no further!! We have a 2500 square foot UNfurnished house for rent in Sorrento Shores. 3 bedroom/2 bath/with bonus room (perfect for an office or a scrapbooking room)/2 car garage. All the rooms in the house are BIG. Formal dining room, as well as an eat in kitchen. Living and family rooms. The back deck has a partial privacy fence. Room in the yard for an RV or boat. If you are interested please call 544-5962. We are asking 1550/mo. Available immediately.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Who would have thought that this little toy would cost me so much time. When Riley's birthday rolled around he wanted Sarge and Fillmore, the last 2 "Cars" characters he didn't have. I searched and searched and searched for these toys....needless to say on the eve of his birthday I found them. I am not sure who was more excited me or him-LOL!! Today I found out that it is being of the toys made in China (and they are using paint with LEAD in it). (picture me climbing up on my soap box right now and saying...) "How can these people sleep at night knowing that they are making toys for children with something knowingly harmful in it"!!!!!! It really ticks me off. (ok, climbing down :)) Now I have to stand in line AGAIN to return this little toy. Thanks for letting me vent.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

August Photo Challenge

1. bird
2. bench
3. something soft
4. something music related
5. food
6. eyes
7. heart(s)
8. bottles
9. shoe or boot
10. blanket
11. eye glasses/sunglasses
12. something tattered/weathered/worn
13. newspaper
14. ring
15. flag
16. something that exudes relaxation
17. something blue
18. ruffle
19. pillows
Here is the link to the thread with the challenge rules!

Have Fun.

Dream, Design, Photograph