Monday, May 28, 2007

American Soldier

Happy Memorial Day Everyone. To all our soldiers (past, present and future) You have my respect and graditude!

Did this for the Memorial Day sketch on the "Sketch It!" blog. The picture is one that I did a lot of restoration to with photoshop, the original was in really bad shape, parts were torn and missing there were really bad cracks in in, there was (gasps of horror) scotch tape holding it together. Anywho, this is my Uncle Kenny when he was sent off to VIetnam. Just wanted to honor him today.The BG paper is from Angela Spangler's Army Green Kit and the photo corners and journaling block are by Atomic Cupcake. The font used is Times New Roman.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

On a digi roll!

I have to thank Lissa for all the awesome inspiration sketches on the Sketch It! blog, because I am totally on a roll. Here's another layout based off one of her sketches.

Layout Credits- Summer Crush kit by Fernlilli

Fonts-Amazone BT and Times New Roman

These are pictures of Caity laughing at her Daddy! I just thought they'd look cute with these papers. That and she's my favorite little girl to scrap! Thanks Jen for sending pictures as often as you do!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Another new digi layout

Did another layout based off a sketch on the Sketch It! blog (link is in sidebar). This one uses the premier sketch from the site.

This one uses Correen Silke's NSDfreebie from last year. I just loved the colors in this kit. The font used was Amazone BT.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Awesome new sketch blog

Here's the first layout I've done based off a sketch found at the latest and greatest sketch blog out there, Sketch It!

I did the second sketch. It's not identical, but then that's the point right? to find inspiration from the sketch and make it your own. So this is what I came up with. BTW, this is a digi page.
Credits: Everything I used is by LaWanna DesJardin. I used one of her Weathered Swish Stamps. and I used some papers from both her Spring Sass Mini kit and her Spring Sass Sampler. The font used is Chacuer. Cutie in the pic is mine, this was one of his Easter pic this year.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


it's been a long time since I blogged! been a bit busy. just got off of a 5 days in a row stint at work. and boy am I pooped! This is so not what I signed up for, lol. And to top it all off I've been a bit crabby the last few days. Tired and crabby make for a not enjoyable to be around mama in this house. But I'm feeling a bit better. Should be totally back to normal in a day or so. nothing out of the ordinary, this is normal for me. :)
Thrilled to have worked out the details of our next trip hom. Can hardly wait!!!!
I just want to pop in for a sec and let ya'll know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth. Have a really light work week this week so I will hopefully be able to get a page of two done and lots of stuff around the house. Here's to hoping anyway!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Here are three new layouts (digi)
Marcia and Harry at Tom and Jen’s wedding
My hubby’s parents at his cousin’s wedding. (let it be known that my father in law is a real stinker when it comes to taking pictures, he usually sticks out his tongue!)
Layout Credits: Template is a Jumpstart by AmyW. Kit used is Heirloom Orchid by Ashley Bailey of digitaldivasdesigns.
Font used is Chaucer

These are pictures of me taken in our 2nd apartment. I’m going to guess they were taken in 2001, because it looks like we had just moved in. The pictures aren’t that great (the camera we had at the time wasn’t fantastic). These are just about the only picture of me alone; I’m a bit camera shy!
Layout Credits: I started with a Template by RubyQHammer. The papers and elements are from “Spring Is Sprung” by Ashley Bailey of
Font Credits: Selfish

This is a picture of my husband’s mom and aunts when they were younger.
Layout Credits: Herbal Garden Kit by Ashley Bailey
Template1 from Kwikplate2 set
Font Credits: Times new roman, Trajan Pro

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


These are pictures I took on St. Patty's Day this year. I knew I had to do something with them, but just hadn't gotten around to it. Then I got these digi paper yesterday and new what I wanted to do with them right away.
Layout Credits: Template from Tempting Templates set 3 by Laura Burger ( I took out a lay and moved some stuff around to get it how I wanted it.). Kit used-Morning Sunshine Mega Kit from digitaldivasdesigns (Ashley Bailey’s part)
Font Credits: Selfish

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

LO of Walk America

journaling reads:
up @ 5am
Train downtown
6.2mile walk
Drag ourselves home
March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Chicago LakeFront
April 29, 2007
Laurie and I did this walk the 1st time when we were in High School, we’ve only missed the walk due to pregnancies or really bad weather!
Font Jester
Kit is LaWanna DesJardin's Sassy mini kit
Template from her designer spotlight chat @ Oscraps