Wednesday, February 29, 2012


My older daughter at a Merry Go Round in the park in July 2011 :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new My Happy Place ~ available at After Five Designs.

On the Go

My son, who constantly wants to be on the go.  Preferably outside :)
I used Jenna Desai's gorgeous On the Go.  ~ Available at The Lilypad ~

Signs of Spring

Our sturdy crocuses - which survived all the heavy machinery going across our garden in 2009 and resurfaced in April 2011.  I'm looking forward to seeing them again this spring :)
I used the fabulous new Studio Mix from the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics, Symphony of Spring and Symphony of Spring Word Art.  I also used Studio JenD's Going In Circles Clusters.  ~ Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beijing Aquarium

This is from a show we went to at Beijing Aquarium last August.  Lots of fun :)
I used Erica Zane's amazing new Underwater Escape and Roadside Designs' Trail Map Collection 1. ~ Both available at Catscrap ~

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Boy...

My beautiful 19 month old baby boy :)
I used Studio Basic's Addiction: Layers! vol 01 and Addiction: Cardboard, Newspaper and Notebook Paper Elements!.  I used a lot of other stuff - and the layout is linked for full credit :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Great Wall

My girls on China's Great Wall in August 2011 :)
I used Studio JenD's fab new Hello, Doily templates, as well as Tangie Baxter's and Rebecca McMeen's gorgeous collab, Steampunk Je t'Adore and Veronica Sprigg's Transcend.

Work in Progress

My younger daughter cleaning the windows of our sunroom last April :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fabulous new Machine Stitched Papers and her new Opposites Attract Templates.  Elements are from Working 9-5 and Project 365 Doodads.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


We have spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean :)
I used a lot of Amy Wolff's stuff at the Lilypad...the layout is linked for full credit... :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Icelandic Spring

Last year, we had really heavy snow fall on April 30 continuing into May 1.  Luckily the long days managed to melt it all before long - but it still set spring back awhile.
I used Studio JenD's Edgy: Corners templates, as well as Flergs' The Spark Project Take 2: Wonderful.  There is also a couple of other things - all available at Scrapbook Graphics - and the layout is linked for full credit :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


My husband surprised me with a date at home on my birthday last week.  The kids went to bed early and he cooked me a scrumptious dinner, complete with red wine, flowers, candles and some wonderful adult conversation.  Just what I needed after a rather difficult week :)
I used Ju Kneipp's Some Inspiration 3 templates as well as Lisa Sisnero's Sweet Nothings collection.  Everything is available at Catscrap - and the layout is linked for full credit :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

My View

This is the reason we bought our house :)  It stands higher than most other houses in our town and it gives us uninterrupted view of our glacier to the south, the mountain range to the east and the ocean to the west :)  If we ever were to sell our house, I'd add at least a million $ to the price just for the view LOL
I did this for the brand new Snapshot 2012 Time Capsule Project at Scrapbook Graphics.  This is for Snapshot #4.  I used a lot of different Scrapbook Graphics products on this layout - it's linked for full credit :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


My younger daughter on most days :)
I used Jenna Desai's gorgeous 10 Things About Her ~ available at the Lilypad.  The template is by Amy Martin.


My younger daughter feeling like the whole world is against her.  That usually happens when she doesn't get her own way :)  Thankfully these moods of hers don't last that long and her beautiful smile returns :)
I used Designs by Helly's fabulous new kit Fragility ~ available at Scrapbook Bytes.

Puddle Hops

My younger daughter puddle hopping during a delightfully rainy afternoon :)
I used BCD Designs' gorgeous new Lovely Frogs ~ available at After Five Designs.  Template is a freebie by Cindy Schneider.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Shoes

My daughters got to choose new shoes when summer rolled around last year.  My older one chose pink and shiny shoes, with a pink bow, a slight heel and an ankle fastener.  They are not comfortable at all, but so very pretty.  She is 100% female :)
I used Ju Kneipp's amazing new Et elever ~ available at Catscrap.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chocolate Art

My son after he managed to open the green pen he logged around yesterday - and after he got hold of one of the chocolate chip cookies his dad was baking :)  He was very proud of himself, very colorful and very messy.  He was not so happy when we started to clean him up LOL
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Art Smart Collection and one of her Photo Emphasis Templates Vol.06.  Both available at Scrapbook Graphics.  The photo pocket is Dawn's newest newsletter freebie.  You can sign up for the newsletter on Dawn's blog ~ where she, incidentally, has another cool freebie :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012


My older daughter :)
I used some gorgeous papers and elements from Designs by Helly and they are all part of the February GAB at Scrapboook Bytes.  The layout is linked for full credit.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


My children in January :)
I used the fab After Five Designer Collab Especially For You.  Template by Kawouette.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Say Cheese...!

My son back in October :)
I used the fab new Studio Mix at Scrapbook Graphics.  It's called I Heart Photography.  I also used a couple of the Bsides extras...I Heart Photography Solids and I Heart Photography Addon ~ everything available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Thursday, February 09, 2012


...or an attempt at one LOL  There aren't that many photos of my husband and I together.  We decided to remedy that, and took quite a few.  These were the best ones.  Tells you a lot about the rest of them :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fabulous new Kiss Collection, her new Ripped photo templates and Above and Beyond {Template 6} ~ everything available in Dawn's store at Scrapbook Graphics.

Simple Pleasures

My son has been sick on and off for the past couple of months, and coupled with some very bad weather, lots of snow and ice, outdoors time has been very limited.  At the end of January the snow had gone and he was feeling good - so we went out for a walk.  He had SO much fun, couldn't wipe the smile off his face the entire time :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new Simple Pleasures ~ available at After Five Designs.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Fun Boy

My son a few days ago - he's amazing :)
I used Jenna Desai's fabulous Boy Wonder ~ available at The Lilypad...

Favorite Photo

One of my most favorite photos :)  It's taken last spring on a hike, when my girls were both in a good mood.  And showed it for the camera LOL
I did this for the CT Spotlight challenge over at Catscrap this month.  Janam is in the spotlight, and I lifted her love! layout.  I used quite a few things from the Catscrap store :)  The layout is linked for full credit.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Times Change...

Waaaaay back when I was 13 and it was time for my confirmation, I asked my family to give me a typewriter for my confirmation present.
Now, however, 30 years later and I'm fast approaching my 43 birthday, my needs and wants have changed - I'm hoping and wishing for an iPad... :)
I did this for the Snapshot #3 at the SBG blog.  I used a LOT of SBG goodies - the layout is linked for full credit :)

On the Go

A photo of rickshaws waiting for customers in one of the Hutongs of Beijing in August 2011.
I did this for the Lift Up challenge at Catscrap.  I used Sabee's Creative World's Let's Travel and Let's Travel Word Art ~ available at Catscrap.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Rock Star

My younger daughter ready to rock :)
I used a fab new FWP from the amazing designers at Digiscrappers's called Rebel Girl.

Saturday, February 04, 2012


My boy is always happy and cheerful :)
I used Jenna Desai's gorgeous BYOC products at the Lilypad...the layout is linked for full credits :)

Road Trip

The first day of our summer vacation in July 2010.  We were on our way to a summer cottage on the other side of the country - and, since it was a long drive, had hoped to be able to stop a lot.  However, the first half of the road trip, we drove through wind and heavy ash fall from the recent volcanic outburst, and for the second half we drove through wind and heavy rain LOL
At least the ocean was gorgeous with all the wind  - but only I and our daring au pair (in the photo) risked going out of the car to play a little on the beach and take photos :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new Fresh Air kit ~ available at After Five Designs.


My girls had so much fun playing their own kind of twister the other night.  The younger one dictated where the older one should put her feet and hands - until they both collapsed from laughter :)
I used a lot of Amy Wolff's gorgeous stuff at the Lilypad.  The credit list is long - and you can take a look at it by clicking the layout.  It's linked :)

Friday, February 03, 2012


My daughters in one of those rare quiet moments when they are actually getting along :)
I used Jenna Desai's You And I, Stitched Hearts and Valentine Journal Cards ~ available at The Lilypad.  Also, Dawn Inskip's fabulous Display Pockets #2 ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.


This is an old church, out in the countryside, close to where I live.  We were there on a beautiful fall afternoon in 2010, and I took this photo when the sun was about to set and the moon had already risen.  I love this photo :)
I used Dawn Inskip's new Hallelujah as well as her Photo Emphasis Templates Vol.05.  The alpha is from Dawn's Lucky Dip.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Enchanted Winter

We have had a lot of snow this winter - and even thought snow makes it harder to get around, driving and on foot, there is no denying that it makes the world beautiful :)
I used Fiddlette Designs' fab new Enchanted Winter and Roadside Designs' gorgeous new Trail Map Collection 2 ~ both available at Catscrap.