Header created with a scrap kit by the incredible Kristine at WenchdGrafix called Into The Mystic. You HAVE TO visit her store HERE and her blog HERE... what a hoot she is! The swirlys came from a 200X200 gif I had laying around on my hard drive with NO idea who created it (let me know if it's yours). I have no clue about the tube of the girl either... I got it from MQQN and thought it was cute!

I CT for Rebecca PSP!
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I CT for designs by heidik!
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Funny Wedding Video

A friend from Facebook shared this video and I thought it was so great I just had to RE-share! It is a wedding party entering to the song FOREVER.... you must watch and be amazed!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

All That Glitters and QP freebie

RebeccaPSP has an awesome freebie on her blog called "All That Glitters" and I TOTALLY went overboard and used EVERY SINGLE ELEMENT of the kit for my LO, haha. Of course there's a bunch of other papers but I couldn't figure out how to use all of them. Anyway, here's a preview of the kit and below is my LO, which is available as a QP if you'd like.... just click my LO to get it. And make sure you visit Rebecca's blog to snag the kit too. Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just a LO...

Playing again... a simple LO. This was created using DSG's Daily Petals kit by Carena's Designs called Orange Spice.

Whimsical Garden by Rebecca PSP & QP freebie

Rebecca PSP has a new kit called Whimsical Garden available at My Life & Scraps and I had the pleasure of creating a couple LOs with it. Awesome summer colors! She uses beautiful palettes for her creations. Yeah, the pink kind of stands out but I didn't have any other pics, LOL. Above image is clickable.

I also made a QP from the first LO above. Here it is! Please leave some lovin' if you snag it. Have a great day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

RAKed again... woohoo!

I got RAKed again... this time by the DIVINE Dorothy Howell of Dorothy's Creations with her awesome new kit called Soft & Gentle. It's gorgeous with soft colors and I fell in love with it the second I saw it! I met Dorothy AGES ago... in another lifetime when I was learning about scrapbooking... and just recently happened upon her blog. Click HERE to check it out! She has CU Sunday's and creates the most fabulous kits. AND you can buy this kit now while it's still on sale at Divine Digitals. What a beauty.... thank you Dorothy!

And this is what I did with it! This is my granddaughter, Tayli, at her preschool graduation. Click image to see it larger.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Look what I got... for only $1 each!

Stacey's Scraps has an AWESOME deal going on at her Scrap That Idea store right now. Until midnight on June 17th, EVERYTHING in her store is only ONE DOLLAR! What a deal! I'm very limited on funds but couldn't pass up the sale... this is what I got, woohoo! Hurry, before it's too late! I can't wait to play!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another RAK... woohoo!

I was visiting Miss Erin's Scraps yesterday checking out her fabulous designs and snagging up all of her awesome freebies (hurry before they're gone!). And today I find this cute little mini GIFT in my mailbox, woohoo!!! Thank you Miss Erin!!! This is what I did with it.... one of my newer grandbabies, Arty Jr!

Kit - Thank You by Miss Erin Scraps
Smile Wordart - Everyday Wordart by Snowflake Beach Designs using Miss Erin Scraps papers

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Color Me Happy!

I created this last week sometime... can't remember when, but here it is. I used Vicki of A Work in Progress's kit called Color Me Happy... AND it got published in the weekly newsletter, woot! This is my darling grandbabies, Tayli and Emma. You can get this kit HERE at Vicki's Scrap That Idea store and visit her BLOG to check out all the other awesome stuffies she has! 100% credit to Vicki's kit.

As IF.... KimB!

As if this awesome lady needs any pimpin', KimB RAKed me!!! She has the most GORGEOUS kit out right now called Mezzaluna and I got to play with it!!! Stop by her STORE and pick it up while it's still on sale and her BLOG to snap up an awesome addon! This is what I created... again my "other" daughter's gorgeous wedding dress. 100% created using KimB's Mezzaluna kit!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A couple MORE Valentines....

Happy Valentine's Day! I don't know how I did it, but I missed posting my day 3 Valentine! I love this kit by Fraisinette.... called Mon coeur est à toi (My heart is yours in English).

Kit - Mon couer est à toi by Fraisinette
"Happy Valentine Day" graphic found on Google image search, no credits listed

And today's Valentine!! I used Osten "The Dude" Wilkin's BRAND NEW kit called Tortured Love. You can get it in his store today HERE. AND if you join his forum and participate in the Embellish It! Challenge, you can get soooooo much more of Tortured Love for free... just for participating! Here are some previews of Tortured Love:

And here's my Valentine using his kit:

Kit - Tortured Love by Osten "The Dude" Wilkins
Fonts - TXT Sloppy Script
Poem - Ben Jonson, The Forest--Song to Celia

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm a CT!!!... not sure what I'm in for (yet)

WOW! I never even considered it before, but I was asked to be on Scrappin' Brat's creative team!! I have mixed feelings here... excitement that someone actually LIKES my layouts, but then I'm not sure I really want to make a commitment to "scrapping on demand". This is so new to me but I thought I'd give it a try on a TRIAL basis. I recieved my first kit today SO you'll be seeing a lot of her kits shown off here. First things first.... she has a SALE going on right now... February 13th - 28th!! Go check it out! Her links are under the ad below.

And here's another Valentine I created for the Valentine challenge at OWD. Have a great day!

Kit - Olde Tyme Rose collab from Heritage Scraps - Kate McClellan, DigiZines by Teri, Jean Daugherty Designs & Designs by BubblyKori
Fonts - Beyond Wonderland, Ellida

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I FINALLY got to see my new grandson, Arty Jr, last night! Boy oh boy, is he a little chunker, haha! He was born almost a month early and still weighed over 9 pounds! He was in an incubator for the first 20 hours or so "just in case" but now he's hanging out with with his fellow baby friends in the "gallery"!!! I got to hold him for 20 minutes last night and fell in love... how can a Grandma not love such a darling!?! I haven't gotten the pictures off my camera or memory stick yet, but this is one that my son gave me that's ONE HOUR after his birth. You can be sure you'll be seeing more picture of him in the coming days!

Kit - Tout Simplement by Fran at Imagine by Fran
Fonts- NipAndTuck, Bradley Hand ITC, Missy BT, Morning Limerick BT

And... I just wanted to show you another Valentine I created for Osten "The Dude" Wilkins. He has a challenge in the forum to get his hearts (scrap hearts!) if we "torture" him with lovin', haha! Anyway, he's my DAY TWO Valentine! A POET I AM NOT!!! Hahaha!

Kit - My Grungy Valentine kit by Scrap U
Lips - from Sweet Valentine Kit by Tempus Fugit
Envelope w/ paper - Vintage Floral Bonus Envelope by KylieM Designs
Font - Liorah BT

See ya later!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day... almost

Well, I haven't been able to get to the hospital yet to meet Arty, Jr (my brand spankin' new grandson) so I've been trying to keep busy. The anticipation is killing me!!!! I love NEW babies... they're so little and cute and chubby (at least this one should be chubby at almost 9-1/2 pounds, haha). Soooo I finally got time to play with a couple GLORIOUS and BEAUTIFUL kits by Linda Walton, aka bobbysgirlforever, aka Bon Scrapatit Designs (say THAT three times fast, LOL). I just couldn't decide which kit I wanted to use so I combined them!!! You just HAVE to run over to her blog and check them out... GORGEOUS kits!!! Some pieces are from an awesome kit called "Forever Mine" which is still available on her blog... RUN!!! And the rest is from another beautiful creation called "Love Me Tender" which you can still get at Linda's store at Digital Candy for an excellent price!!

:::Note to Linda:::
If you're looking, I sooo tried to upload this to your slideshow but couldn't get past 5%... grrrr. If you could snag it and upload it that would help so much! I tried for 4 hours, LOL. THANK YOU for the use of your beautiful kits!!!!

Anyway, here it is!! My Valentine to you all! Have a great day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm a GRANDMA again!!! ... and a LO

My son and his wife did it again! An hour ago, my new grandson was born!!! Arthur William Hxxxxx was born at 9:13 p.m. weighing NINE pounds 6 ounces!!! In "other world" speak, that's 4.3 kg. BIG baby... little chunker!!! AND he was three weeks early! No pictures yet... she had a c-section and can't have visitors until tomorrow... but you can be sure I'll get some tomorrow! I'm so excited... another boy, wheeeeeeeeee!

Instead of pacing the floor like I would have (waiting for the baby to be born), I decided to play with a couple photos I have of my Grandpa Tess from when he was in the Army. This doesn't do the gorgeous kit justice but I didn't want to make it frilly. After all, it's the ARMY, haha. The kit is called Romantic Heritage and it's by another of my favorite designers.... Dawn aka Snowsmoon. You just HAVE to go check out the kit... it's gorgeous and FREE on her blog, Welcome to My Digital World!

And here's my LO...

Kit - Romantic Heritage by Snowsmoon
Arrow - CU fleche carton by Simplette
(recolored using Snowsmoon paper and color)
Fonts - 2Peas Champagne, Blackoak Std

I'll try to come back tomorrow night to post some grandbaby pics!

Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm ALMOST a Grandma again & more LOs....

My oldest son's wife, Kim, went to the doctor on Monday and had an ultrasound (pregnant again, haha)... and the baby is already 8-1/2 pounds!!! He's not due until the first week of March but just keeps growing and growing. When I talked to her the other day, the doctor had told her that if she goes full term the baby could be 1- to 11 pounds!!!! I'd die!!! Well, since she's had c-sections with the other two, this will be no different... her "date" with the doctor is February 27th. Of course, if she goes into labor early I could be a grandma again ANY DAY!!! I can't wait... another grandson!!!

Okay, I'm not sure if I'm getting used to this or I'm just bored lately, haha! I actually did TWO MORE LOs!!! The first one I revisited some pictures I recieved from my "other" daughter, Jessica. I love looking at the gorgeous dress she wore. She's been married over a year now but always think of her when I see RED! This awesome kit by Line was black and white so I did a bit of recoloring. I really think I need new pictures of her!

Kit - Dark Angel by Line ~~ some pieces recolored
Red Paper Overlay - 05_O_Edge_Flourishes by Suzanne C. Walker
Black Paper Diamond Overlay - 1-way_diamondoverlay by 1WayUp
Font - MC Sweetie Hearts

This next one is from another awesome kit called Rainbow Ride by Irene Alexeeva that I bought a few weeks back. I just HAD to have it and found some time to play with it yesterday. She really has the most beautiful kits! These are my grandbabies... my favorite topic to scrap! AND I won Masterpiece of the Day at OWD (Osten Wilkins Designs forum) two days in a row!!! What an honor!!! This was today's winner.The other winner was "BFF" from the previous post.

Kit - Rainbow Ride by Irene V. Alexeeva
Kit available HERE at her Scrap Orchard store

I'm off to watch some tv... I feel like all I've done is stare at the computer making all these LOs! Have a great day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A couple more... with Amore! and a new kitty too!

I've been hanging out in the forum at Osten Wilkins Designs a lot lately and just got this fabulous scrap kit by KimSmith Designs (she's a guest designer) for the monthly download called Amore. Such pretty colors... I just couldn't help myself. This first one is of my granddaughter and her best friend.... they're so cute together. This was taken at Tayli's birthday party where she had a clown/ face painter. What fun!

Kit - Amore by kimsmith designs aka vkimmycat
(background is bg4 desaturated)
Fonts - mayuge, Bradley Hand ITC
Wordart fonts - Tekton Pro, Chateau, Bernard MT Condensed, Bimini, Edwardian Script ITC

This next LO is with the same fabulous kit.... I had to recolor my BLUE carpet to go with the colors of the kit, haha. Anyway, this is my NEW KITTY!!! She has been a stray that was hanging around the house since she was born. Last weekend she was sick and let us bring her inside (it was 0 degrees F. out there!). We nursed her back to health and now she wants to stay in ALL the time! She loves us... we love her... she's a keeper! Her name is Puff -- named this because when she was born she looked like a little puff-ball of black fur.

Kit - Amore by kimsmith designs aka vkimmycat
Fonts - MC Sweetie Hearts, Annie BTN

That's it for now. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Valentine LO

Here's a quick LO I did before I get ready for SUPER BOWL (woohoo). I did this in about 5 minutes... fastest one I've ever done, but LOVE this kit... love the doodles! The kit is Lovely Valentine by ScrappinDove. It was a freebie on her blog... check it out HERE. My granddaughter and I at an end-of-summer festival.

Kit - Lovely Valentine by ScrappinDove

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Tarot... ???

I have a few more LOs to share but I'm getting ready for dinner so nooooo time! I thought I'd share this cute little "test" that tells you what tarot card you are. Here's me (though it doesn't ring true in my ears!).

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Freebie papers... catching up finally!!!

Anybody want a freebie??? Is anyone interested in my failed attempt to create digital papers? Hahaha... yes, I mean failed. I was playing around with different settings and commercial use overlays and here are my results.... THIRTY-THREE digital papers... all 12x12 inch... all 300 dpi! If you want them, click the links below the preview. And please leave a comment if you snag?! Thank you.

Soooooo... what have I been doing? GOING CRAZY, ahahahaha! No, not really. December was a very long month for me. Hubby lost his license temporarily because the meds he was on gave him a bad reaction. He passed out while driving and hit a tree! All is well now (and the state decided to let him drive again!) but everything took soooo long to do because we had to rely on other people for transportation. The Friday after Christmas we were finally mobile again.

New Year's Eve was anything but eventful. DH and I rented a movie, watched a bit of TV afterward, then at 11 p.m. we watched the ball drop in New York, haha. How exciting, huh? I actually stayed up past midnight to toast in the New Year with my Sparkling Spring Mineral Water and listened to all the fireworks going off in the area.

After the 1st, I decided to do some "spring cleaning" in January... closets cleaned, furniture moved, and lots of Purple Heart donations. I'm not even close to being finished! Every day is another corner.

I even DELETED my favs folder!!! ... on purpose of course. I was spending wayyyy too much time browsing blogs and forums. So here I am starting from scratch with only 4 of my favorite blogs and 2 forums in my favorite places! This gives me so much more time to do other things.

Somewhere in all that time, I found this AWESOME forum at Osten Wilkins Designs (OWD). I have to admit that I'm addicted! It's still a fairly small group of scrappers and/or designers, but every day I see more. I even decided that will be my future gallery home for all my LOs (plus here). Below are a few of the LOs I've done with The Dude's kits. (The Dude = Osten Wilkins... he calls himself that, as does everyone else there!)

First is one I did using Winter Wonderland. This is the Christmas tree at my son Bob's house.

Kit - Winter Wonderland Jan09 "Club Dude" kit by Osten Wilkins Designs aka "The Dude" (some pieces recolored)
Fonts - Formal436 BT, Kingthings Calligraphica and CU glitter

This one I created for the Embellish It! Challenge at OWD. It's my granddaughter Tayli building a snowman.

Kit - Winter Wonderland by Osten Wilkins Designs aka The Dude
Date Box by Jillybean Designs
Fonts - vtks untitled, Lucida Caligraphy

Here are my boys and their families... and no crying or whining kids! This was done for the Font Challenge at OWD.

Kit - Happy Holidays by Monna Lainson and Osten Wilkins Designs
Glitter - CU glitter by megadoodle
Font - Exmouth and Broadway

And this was done for the Download-a-Day Challenge with Kimmy at OWD. The pictures are of me and my sister in 1963 at my maternal grandparents house. I miss them all!

Kit - Winter Wonderland by Osten Wilkins Designs aka The Dude
Sketch by kimsmith designs aka vkimmycat
Fonts - MeaCulpa & Curlz MT
Frame created using sketch and papers from OWD's Winter Wonderland kit

Next up... I WON A KIT!!!! Ziggle Designs and Amanda Heimann created this gorgeous Valentine kit called Smooches (available HERE at Scrap Orchard). She chose a random reply on her CT blog and it was mine, wooohooo! Here's what the kit looks like:

And below is what I did with it! It's my darling granddaughter Emma playing in the tub. Check out how she dressed!!! Hahahaha! And the Ziggle CT blog even spotlighted it in today's post! NEVER BEFORE! You really have to check out some of the beautiful designs!

Kit - Smooches by Ziggle Scraps (Kami Leonard) & Amanda Heimann
Crumpled Mat Template by Helena Jole
Font - Austins Hand
Pics - my granddaughter, Emma (isn't she cute!)

I've done quite a bit more scrapping but I think that's enough for today. I'm going to try to keep up with posting.... Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


SPARTA!!! Love this video, haha!

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