Sunday, December 20, 2009

Meeting Justin Beiber

Every teenagers dream right now came true for my little girl. Auntie Cheryl came threw BIG time. Singing a Justin Beiber song on the air, while waiting for him to arrive at the studio. Walking in to find a bunch of Lincoln girls just as excited!!!! Three very lucky girls!!!! Finding out just how tiny he really is.....and shy! The Awesome show!!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Some lifts

I love Megan Klauer's scrapin style and often lift from her designs. Thanks Megan! She also is an amazing photographer. You can find her blog here... No one thought Danielle would wear this crown I made her... but she did! Instead of throwing it out I decided to add it to a layout.Thanks for the idea Auntie Paula! Oh, and most of these layouts use stuff from Studio Calico kits...Love that monthly kit! I need to try and get on their DT....that would be AWESOME!!!!!

For my friends...

for Lisa..... happy birthday (much better than a card....right? and worth the wait) and for sorry these took me so long. Hope your mom likes them! XO

Things that make me soooo happy

Jack, he is so adorable. He knows that he is not supposed to be on the coffee table and that if he sits on it and looks at me like that, he won't get in trouble. He really could not be any cuter. My studio is finally back together and I decided to reorganize it. I really could live here....just need heat and a sink...very lucky to have this area. Love Love Love my studio. Last is my new Christmas goodies that have inspired to me make another Christmas album this year. I am going to keep it simple this year.....right?....right. Looking forward to having Thanksgiving dinner at Tammie's this year with my dad and family. Very thankful for them all!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Maya Road Tree Mini Book

using some adorable new Create Paper embellishments and paint on this book(available now at Bella Art). NO PAPER at all!!!! All of these photos were taken by Danielle on her school field trip. She is turning into a great photographer!!!! Wish I got to climb Mount Chocorua.

Friday, October 23, 2009

My Perspective

Inspired by Ali Edwards, using lots of my favorite stuff,and all about me. So much cheaper than a therapist!!!

13 years ago

today I had a little girl. She is not so little anymore in fact now she is officially a "teenager". Three inches and 10lbs in a year she is growing like a weed. Happy 13th Birthday Danielle! love you xo

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Bella Bag Layouts

Here they are..... School Page Boy version: School page Girl version: I love the mist of orange paint on the page... this is a very hot technique right now. Art Work page: This page is the second half of the boy version page. Here it is side by side: Two more layouts that are not really school or fall related. I had to try tracing chip board letters for a title. Again, a very hot technique I have been noticing right now on many blogs. So easy! This one so far is my absolute favorite. I love the photo soooo much. She is such a doll! Hope you like them!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Feild Hockey photographer

That's me! I took a thousand pictures at this weeks scrimmage and I think they came awesome. My daughter didn't know it was me taking them until the game was almost over....which is why I probably got some good ones! I still cant believe she is going to be 13 in a few weeks!!!!Keep a look out for what I do with these photos and the contents of the October Bella Bag. Cant forget Matt... this is from the end of this summer. A rare posed shot. I must have bribed him with something good!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

School is IN

You have an assignment before class on October 16th. Go through your child's school work that you have saved in a box.... and pick out three or four of your favorite tests/ drawings/ poems or what ever, take them to staples and have them shrunk to 4x6, 5x7 or smaller. You can bring your own paper or they sell a variety of different colored cardstock. Mine were copied on to a cream color.The 5x7 drawing on this layout my son did was newspaper size. Too big to scrap or even store but so cute shrunk on a layout.... and so him! I did this over the years for Danielle's school album and we love looking back at it. It is even neat to see how their handwriting changes over the years. Happy Fall!!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

October Bella Bag sneek peek!!!!!

Now that the kids are back in school.... YEAH!.....and I have lots of free time(having one less house helps! HA!) I have been busy preparing the next Bella Bag. The Bella Bag Crop is on October 16th .... so... SAVE the date!!!! The theme is Fall/Back to school but not to worry because all of the patterned paper is double sided and can be used differently if you choose. The class is up to 10 regular people so this means if you are NOT one of those already signed up and want a kit you need to call Bella ASAP to get this months kit. ( 1-401-383-0199). Remember kits can be mailed or picked up if you cant make the crop and all kits come with printed layout ideas.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

6 layouts and a mini book......

All this from one kit. Just add a little paint,chalk, modge podge, ink, flock, and glitter. Not hard. Very fun and very messy! My favorite one first... The chipboard flower was painted red then I added fun flock and some glitter. It took some experimenting with adhesive and is not perfect but I am very happy with the color combination. The rest of the layout was designed around it.( Drying time required.) I painted the back of the flower with gesso white paint and used it as a stamp on the Color Core card stock. The pictures are tiny.... a little smaller than 2x3. I dressed up the rub ons stickers and paper with a little modge podge and glitter. I added a little Pearl Ex Gold to the modge podge here and painted the chipboard and around the circle on the beautiful creative Imaginations Antiquity paper. Chalk was used on the corners to add some light color to the paper. This could be a mini book with pictures, a journal with some paper added, or even turned into a little address book. So cute! I cant get enough of this 7 Gypsies Leave flocked paper. My favorite thing on this page is the little bit of red added to it. My mother taught me not to waste.... which I know I am bad with but not here! Use the negative space from that chipboard sheet. If it is too much glitter for you leave it blank or paint it any color! These pictures just went too well with this color combo. A little glitter on the edges... EASY! Journal on your layouts!!!! This was done in word and printed on my large format printer but it can easily be hand written also. I just copied and pasted my blog entry from mothers day here. All of the photos are wallet size.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day One unedited

First day of school for my little guy, didn't start off so great.The plan was to get there early but he didn't want to go at all.... so we were lucky to make it before the bell. A few tears and a lot of arguing but its over and I think tomorrow will be a better day. Thankfully it was a half day and good friends make everything better. There are a few more pictures but these two I think say it all. So much scrapbook stuff to come soon I promise! I am waiting for about 500 photos to come in the mail from I am bursting with ideas using this months Bella Art kit for you! Cant wait to get back in the groove. On a sad note we found Patch(our very adorable bunny of so many years) not moving this morning. I am more upset than anyone else of course. It feels like a Monday to me this morning but it's not so... happy Thursday!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sneak Peek

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The next Bella Bag is HERE!!! Start printing your favorite summer photo's now. The next crop is September 11th at Bella Art. My favorites in this bag are the yummy Prima 12 x 12 Transparency, ColorCore cardstock; white wash, Daisy Bucket Rub ons, and all the Creative Imagination goodies! Keep checking layouts to come ......soon.....! Hope you are having a great summer!