Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 27

First Sunday of Advent and the lights on the Christmas trees were lit in our town today.  We went - of course - and took my younger daughter's friend with.  They met the first Santas of the season and were really excited :)
I used Studio Basic's amazing He's Coming kit, available at Digiscrappers Brasil and MScraps.


My younger daughter taking photos in China back in August :)
I used Thaty Borges' amazing new Oh Snap! Kit and Oh Snap! Wordart.  I also used Studio JenD's Going in Circles: Clusters ~ everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweetest Love

My daughters happy to have arrived at our hotel  in Nanjing China in August :)
I did this for Studio Em-ka Playday at Scrapbook Graphics...and the layout is linked for full credits :)


My younger daughter enjoying a snowy day back in January :)
I used Line Designs' amazing new When The Winter Comes ~ available at Digital Créa

Monday, November 28, 2011


My son last week :)
I used BCD Designs' gorgeous Just A Boy ~ available at After Five Designs...

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Photos from February when my younger daughter and her friends were playing in the snow :)
I used Kristin's ScrapDesign's gorgeous new Template Pack No43.  The kit is Snow Queen by Lily Designs with a couple of wordarts by Dawn Inskip and Mona Lisa Smiles.

Holiday Joy

My younger daughter in December 2010 :)

I used Nikki Beaudreau's Peace & Joy and her Sugar Cookies Alpha.  I also used Nancie Rowe Janitz' Holiday Magic Photo Masks ~ everything available at Catscrap ~


Lighting the second candle of the Advent wreath in December 2010 :)
Everything I used is by Jenna Desai at The Lilypad...the layout is linked for full credit :)


In 2010, we kicked off December with a fantastic Christmas concert.  This is part of the stage decor :)
Everything is by Amy Wolff at The Lilypad...the layout is linked for full credit :)

Chit Chat...

My older daughter (left) and her friend having a chat - August 2010 :)
I used BCD Designs' gorgeous kit Chit Chat ~ available at After Five Designs.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Blessings

My three beautiful children - who perfect our family :)
I used a fantastic collab from Creashens and Erica Zane, called Counted.

With Grandma

My son with my mom at the beginning of September :)
I used Studio JenD's gorgeous new Going In Circles: Papers and Studio Rosey Posey's Finding Jenny ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Friday, November 25, 2011


...of the Gingerbread House LOL  My daughters felt the Gingerbread house had beed left in peace for too long when New Years Day rolled around, so they took it upon themselves to make it "eatable" - or so they said :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Noel Collection at Scrapbook Graphics.  There is a tiny little stitch from Dawn's Home Makeover - and the template is an old freebie from Cindy Schneider.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


My older daughter picking mushroom back in October.  She thought they were a bit disgusting and couldn't touch them with her bare hands :)
I used only Amy Wolff's stuff at the Lilypad ~ the layout is linked for full credit :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


My younger daughter at the beginning of November :)
I did this for Julia Makotinsky's Playday at Scrapbook Graphics...everything is by Julia - and the layout is linked for full credits :)

Friday, November 18, 2011


...thankfully not right now LOL  This is from almost two years ago, when we had a record amount of snow...I'm hoping we won't be breaking any snow records any time soon :)
I used Studio JenD's fab new Let's Grid Along templates and Charlize Creations' gorgeous Bundle Up Special Bundle ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphic.

Time for Santa Hats

December 1, 2009 - and it was time to bring out the Santa hats :)
I used Torta Gialla's new products at Catscrap...the layout is linked for full credits :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Basement Makeover

We are slowly but surely trying to get our house in order.  Last April, we managed to transform the room leading to our new sunroom from a dirty hole where we kept everything that didn't fit anywhere else, to a rather nice room which led to the sunroom - and which we can very nicely offer up as a second guest room.  I was very happy when that was done :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazin newHome Makeover Collection and Studio JenD's DOTW freebie template ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Winter Time

My cat - {not} enjoying the snow we got at the beginning of February :)
I used BG Designs' amazing new kit, December and Studio JenD's gorgeous Strip That Paper 1.0 ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~


My older daughter :)
I used Line Designs' fab new kit Purple Night @ DigitalCréa...the "cool" wordart and "cool" tape is by Christina Renée

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Simple Fun!

My younger daughter having fun with her dad :)

I used Boutique Cute Doll's fabulous new Keep Calm and her Pockets {no.1} ~ both available at After Five Dersigns.

Fly Me To The Moon... older daughter playing "Fly Me To The Moon" on the piano at a music school concert around the middle of October :)
I used the fabulous Studio Mix #12: Music and Me as well as a couple of the Bsides...Music and Me Bsides Add On and Music and Me Word Strips.  Everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Christmas Plate

My mom handpaints Christmas dinner plates for all her grandkids - they love them :)  This is my younger daughter's plate.
Everything is by Jenna Desai at The Lilypad...and the layout is linked for full credit :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


My family on August 25 - 3 days after we adopted our son :)
I used Aja Abney's Thankful Heart and Paula Kesselring's Stamped Alpha.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dream in Color

My younger daughter is a very colorful and fun personality :)
I used Lisa Sisneros' Technicolor Daydream and Quirky True Type Font as well as one of Roadside Designs' templates from her Road Map Collection 6.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

First Snow

We had a bit of hail around the middle of October and it stayed on the ground for just a little while before it disappeared.  My younger daughter longed for it to stay - I, on the other hand, wanted it to go and never return :)
I used Studio JenD's The Bigger Picture 1.0 and mostly Studio Miki's Frosty Nocturne.  The layout is linked for full credit :)


My older daughter - for whom I am forever thankful :)
I used the fabulous After Five Designs collab Thankful For You.

Friday, November 11, 2011


My younger daughter :)
I used mostly Nikki Beaudreau's Autumn Delights and Jazzmin Designs' Scrap My Favorite No.2 - Template.  For everything else, the layout is linked for full credits :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


My older daughter back in June :)
I did this for Blagovesta Gosheva's Playday at Scrapbook Graphics - she is guesting there in November, and her designs are fantastic!!!
I used Blagovesta's Summer Morning, Studio Rosey Posey's Layered Templates Bundle and Natali Design's Playing With Overlays Vol.6 ~ everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics ~


A photo of me giving my son his nightly bottle.  I love him to bits and I am so grateful for him :)
I used After Five Designs' amazing Giving Thanks designer collab.


My older daughter picking flowers on a walk last June :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new kit Connect 
...and Jenny Davey's Tilt That Page 1.0 ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Kristin is having a sale...

Kristin's ScrapDesign is retiring from Pickleberry Pop and is having a huge retirement sale...
She will still have her own personal store, of course - happily, she is not retiring from designing!!

Old Times

My younger daughter visiting a "living history museum" back in June :)
I used Jenny Davey's Strip That Paper 1.0...and a handful of delicious goodies from Christina Renee's Studio...  The layout is linked for full credit, but of course, everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics :)

Winter Wonderland

My older daughter loves playing out in the snow - especialy when it's windy LOL  It's weird, but when the weather is bad, she doesn't want to come inside again :)
I used Erica Zane's fab new Say It Ain't Snow and Lynne-Marie's Press Play 02 ~ both available at Catscrap...

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sweet Princess

My older daughter :)
I used BCD Designs' fab I Feel Pretty ~ available at After 5 Designs.

Hide and Seek

My older daughter playing hide and seek in the tall grass on one of our walks this past October :)
Everything I used is by Jenna Desai at The Lilypad.  The template is by Amy Martin


My younger daughter and I :)
I used Thaty Borges' fab new My Time Kit and My Time - Word Bits ~ both available at After Five Designs during Thaty's November guest spot there...

My Tiger

My son is born in the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac - and he has all the characteristics of a Tiger :)

I did this for the Studio Ztampf! Playday at Scrapbook Graphics...the layout is linked for full credit :)


My younger daughter's hand :)
I used Lynne-Marie's amazing Mellow Kit and one of her gorgeous Press Play 03 templates ~ both available at Catscrap ~

Monday, November 07, 2011

Favorite Food!

My son loves to eat - but his favorite food is a dairy item called skyr.  I don't think it can be found anywhere else in the world :)
I used some fabulous stuff from Studio Basic.  Everything can be found in her stores at Digiscrappers Brasil and MScraps...the layout is linked for full credits :)

Beep Beep!

My son out playing with his truck :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new Beep! Beep! ~ available at After Five Designs.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


My nephew - the cutest 7 year old in the world :)
I used a bunch of stuff from the November BYOC at The Lilypad, mostly from Jenna Desai's portion of it...the layout is linked for full credits.


My younger daughter back in February :)
I used Studio JenD's fabulous Just Strips 1.0 and Natali Designs' Magic of Winter Bundle.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Happiness Is...

...jumping in puddles LOL  At least my daughter thinks so :)
I used the fabulous Studio Mix #11: November Rain as well as some of the November Rain Bsides.  The layout is linked for full credit :)  The template is from Happy Little Vintage Templates by Studio Baersgarten ~ everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Love You

My three kids :)
I used an amazing kit, My Life - a Catscrap Collaboration ~ it's now free with a purchase of $10...!!

Thaty Borges' {i}DSD Sale...

Thaty has an amazing 35% her whole store at Scrapbook Graphics...
And...she also has a guest spot at After 5 Designs this month, so be sure to check out her new releases there...

Cold Outside

These photos are from February, when we had a bit of snow :)
I used Jazzmin Designs It's Getting Cold Outside and a couple of orange elements are from Jazzmin's Lucky In Love.  The template is from Road Map Collection 1 by Roadside Designs ~ everything is available at Catscrap ~

Friday, November 04, 2011

Miss Vivi's {i}DSD Sale...

Miss Vivi is having a HUGE sale on all her products - even the CU ones!!!
Go on over to her Scrapbook Graphics Store - she has some amazing products!!

The Cake

My older daughter with the chocolate cake she baked for her dad on his birthday in October :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fabulous {i}DSD Grabbag at Scrapbook Graphics...