Monday, September 29, 2008


So for the past few posts I have been telling you about the cute cards & drawing I received from my children. Today I'm going to share them. As well, as finished layouts.

Here are the cards the girls made for me.

My Oldest DD made the butterfly card.
My youngest DD made me this card. i love that she made a heart with puzzle pieces with all the People and things I love.

This is a drawing my son made for me. It's him and me. My heart shaped cake with love candles, and heart keys for his heart. It reads come in. I love it.

Here is the card my son made for me. It's a laptop card. He over heard me tell DH that I needed my own computer. Then DH saw a laptop that comes with outer skins called Tattoos and told DS "Ooohhh! your mother would love that". So, my son decided that he should make me one.

Top of card laptop with dragon tattoo.
Card open showing key & 1 of my fav. computer games Zuma
Back of card reads: Happy Birthday Mommy

I have to say these cards made my day. Nothing is better than a card made with LOVE!!

Ok now for sharing some layouts.
This is a Sneak Peek of a layout I completed for Scrapbook Challenges DT.

This is a layout I did for a challenge. We had to leave some white space. I colored in the flowers , branches and leaves with color pencils, then cut them out and pop the up. Used some lace and little ribbon too.

Here is a close up of the flowers and chipboard journaling spot.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Check This Out

Go over to Melissa's Blog and leave her comment and enter in a chance to win some Halloween goodness!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sharing some work

I made this layout for the SYC Leave your Mark Challenge. I like the way ti turned out. I hand drew all of the flourishes, leaves and flowers. Then colored them in with color pencils and a white signo pen.


Thanks for looking.

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood....

You know the song sing along as you read. Today is a beautiful day! Sunny & clear skies, a cool breeze just what I've been dreaming about! It feels like Fall ok so this morning did. I know that by now it's Summer again.

To add to the happiness of a touch of Fall I just found out that one of my mini albums has been accepted for publication. I'll post more about in a few days. I am very excited about it.

I love being on the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team. So decided to try out for another. I was feeling a bit down because I didn't make the design team. Then I got "We want your work" call and I felt happy again. I am still waiting to hear on another design team--- I know another one... Yes, This girl has to keep going. Keep Trying.

I know I owe you some drawing. I have to scan them and post. They are too cute. I have the most creative children ever!!

Thanks for singing along with me......

Monday, September 22, 2008

Today is

My Birthday !!! I am happy to say I am not sad about turning a year older. I have a lot of new things happening in my life right now so it's all good. I got the cutest picture from my son as a early birthday gift. I'll post it a bit later.

Have a Happy Creating Day!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I am so excited

Because I've been asked by Fiskars to teach a class for them at a trade show. The Collins Group is hosting a trade show for independent scrapbook store owners here in Florida. I feel so honored to be asked to do this. I'll be teaching a mini album class; which is great I love mini albums.

Later, in the same day I will be a Fisk-a-assistant to Meghan the Certified Fiskars Trainer for a large group that will be taking the certification class. It's going to be a long and exciting day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Inspiration....

So, I 'll continue on the Finding Inspiration.... Today I find inspiration in the face of my neighbor. She is a grandmother that walks her grandchildren to school, we chat everyday mostly small talk. Every morning we go through a little routine. I say "Good Morning, How are you?" She replies "Blessed - Good Morning to you too". This morning her answer was a bit different today she replied with a glow on her face and a twinkle in her eye. "Blessed - because my son and his wife -- after many years of trying are having a baby!! Nothing in the world could make me more happy!! I am truely blessed. They are truely blessed!" Her joy inspired me to look at my blessings.
Today is my son's birthday-- seven years ago today. I was overjoyed to have my little boy in my arms. I had waited for him a long time. You see I too tried many times to have more children. We - had our first child, then tried many years to have more. Nothing - until one day we were blessed with our second child. They were both girls - truely loved girls! As we all know girls are all about their dads. So, when I finally had my little boy -- All I could hope for was that he would be all about me. He didn't disappoint! He is really all about mom giving him some lovin'.
So, I felt my neighbors joy from deep down inside. I really got me in a creative mood. Who knows what will come out of this day.
Now on a fun note...... I spoke the other day about my daughter drawing me a little picture that gave me inspiration. Here is her drawing.

Here is what I did with it. I made a Fiskafairy. Fiskateer Fairy!

Here she is with her crafting apron and Fiskateer Scissors.

Fun isn't!?! I really like the way it turned out. I think She'll have to make a stop at the online crop the Fiskateers are having this weekend. Maybe sprinkle some Fiskadust and give some little prize away.... Join us in the fun.

So, I hope you find some inspiration today. If you be sure to let me know all about it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Finding Inspiration Continues

Ok, yesterday I wrote about finding inspiration everywhere. I then wrote:

"So I am looking for inspiration everywhere today. I even found some in the litte drawings my kids left for me this morning."

I decided to make a little something out those drawing. I'll post my daughter a bit later not quite finished with hers. Here is my son's drawing. Yes, that owl has a Mohawk. My son loves them so every little draw he does someone or something has to have one.

Here is my what I made from it. Yes, the mohawk is there too.

finding inspiration in the little places or from the youngest people in your life is easy. I hope you find a little inspiration from me today.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finding Inspiration....

Today is a good day to go out and find inspiration. I was just over my friend Pinky's blog she has the cutest flowers on there. You would love to have those for a layout.
May has some sneak peeks of her upcoming classes - go check it out. Cherrie she is always inspiring me. Lea is beyond inspiration. I wish I had some of that girl's talent!

Then there is Angela Daniels she has some funny stuff on her blog too. Laughing is inspirational and she such an Artful Blogger!!!

So I am looking for inspiration everywhere today. I even found some in the litte drawings my kids left for me this morning. It's a great day here in the swamp aka Florida!

Let me know what inspiration you found today.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Online Crop

I can't wait for the oonline crop this weekend at the Fiskateer site. I hope you'll join us on all the fun. Challenges, Prizes & Hats who can ask for more.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Trying to get back

I'm trying to get back to a few things that I love-- Like painting. It's been a long time I still working on this painting for my daughter. She loves zebras. I have a details to add.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Full view

I know I said Monday for the full view of the ssneak peek. But, things got away from me. So, here is the full layout.
Love Grows Here

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sneak Peek

I wanted to give you a little Sneak Peak of the layout I did for ScrapbookChallenges The full reveal will be on Monday. I hope you join us for all the fun!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Some New Projects

I posted earlier that I was working on some projects. Here are two them. I will be posting some more later. This first one is a little binder key chain. It is a little gift that was given to me a longer time ago. It's a Creative Memories mini binder for pictures or stickers I can't remember which one. I covered the front and back of it with paper. I used Paper Modge Podge(yes, it comes just for paper and it's acid free). To cover the logo. I used Heidi Grace Stickers and a Foam Heart to decorate the cover.
Mini zip Binder Album cover Mini Zip Binder Album Standing

Then I created mini pages for the inside. I use all the dimensional sticker and doodads on the out side of the mini page protectors because i like the way it looks and feels.
Mini Zp Binder album Inside Journaling & P1
Mini Zp Binder album P2 & 3

The Second project is a little purse i made using Fiskars Circle Shape Express Template and Cutter. I made a little one. You could put a small gift in it or some candy. I want to make a bigger one next.
Circle Purse Frontview

This is what it looks like from the side.
Circle Purse Sideview

I just think it's so cute and fun. I working on some off the page projects and mini albums. I have a few challenges to complete. So I'll try to post those later too.

Have a Happy Creating Day!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I have some exciting news to share. No not about me but, my daughter. She was selected to be on the school newspaper. This is the first year the school will be doing a newspaper. I can't believe that my little girl will be published by the end of the month. How cool is that!?!

She is also receiving an award for being top in the state in the FCAT(this will be the second one she'll receive). State test done here in FL. It's a big deal here.

I am very proud of her!

Now, My son. Who is turning 7 this month. Has told me that a girl in his class likes him and wants to kiss him. WHAT!!!! Already!! I am not ready for this at all.

I am working on a few projects I hope to post them later.

Monday, September 1, 2008

My Scrapbook Challenges Design Team Layout

Pamela posted the Design Team layouts on the site I was asked to created a layout based on her sketch.
Here is my version. The title is made with cloud 9 alpha sticker with dimensional paint on them. I also used the paint directly to the photo.
close up of flowers. They have dimensional fabric paint (Light Blue Iridescent)on them. The small one is a paper punched flower cover with the paint. The large one is a Heidi Swapp Ghost flower cover with paint topped with another paper flower with some stickles on it. The scroll work is white Iridescent dimensional fabric paint with some Eucalyptus stickles over it. the dots are green Rain Dots (cloud 9).
closed up of ruffled ribbon. Yes more rain dots blue

Thanks for looking.