Sunday, April 29, 2012


My older daughter at the playground earlier in April :)
I used Scrappamondo by Monica's fab new Dream and Wish as well as one of the templates from Jimbo Jambo Designs' Instantes pack.
~ Both available at Digiscrappers Brasil ~

Friday, April 27, 2012

Red Beijing Sunset

Sunset over the Forbidden City in August 2011 :)
I used a lot of new stuff at One Story Down this week - the layout is linked for full credits :)


My older daughter's class has circles of friends.  Last Tuesday it was her turn to host a get-together.  She and her friends made pizza buns and then took our son for a picnic and games in the park.  They all had fun :)
I used Adorable Pixels' fab Tea Party Collection and Jimbo Jambo Designs' Instantes templates.

8 Months... home, that is :)  Our beautiful boy, who is almost 21 months old right now, has grown and matured at  an amazing rate since he became ours back in August!
I used Designs by Helly's gorgeous new kit, Let You Go ~ available at Scrapbook Bytes and MScraps.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Beautiful Day

Easter Sunday was the first beautiful day we had this year.  It was mild, no wind and the sun even shone on occasion LOL  Since it was such a difference from the snowy and wet, stormy and cold days we had for the first three months of the year, we spent it mostly outside on a very long walk :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Weather Report Collection and one of her Creations Vol.03 templates.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~


My mom holding my son one afternoon at the middle of March.  They are both asleep :)
I used BCD Designs' gorgeous new kit, World's Best Mommy available at After Five Designs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Life Goes On

It may not seem like it, when you feel the whole world is against you - but it does :)
I used a fabulous new kit from Sabee's Creative World.  It's called Life Goes On and it's available at Catscrap.


It's spring - although it's still a bit cold.  At least the sun is shining and it's stopped snowing.  For now :)
I used Ju Kneipp's fabulous new kit, Always Spring, available at Catscrap.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fashion Sense

...I have none LOL  For me, it's all about comfort :)
I did this for the new Snapshot Challenge at Scrapbook Graphics.  I used a lot of Scrapbook Graphics products...the layout is linked for full credits :)


My son and my older daughter - playing his favorite game, when she chases him and catches him when he's laughing so hard that he can't stand on his feet any longer :)
I used Little Butterfly Wings' Grandma's Garden and Designs by Anita's Quick Scraps Vol.01.
The alpha is from Syrin's My Friend Lilli and the stitches from Syrin's Essential Stitches #1.
~ Everything available at Catscrap ~

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Trampolin

My son loves the little trampolin we have in our sunroom.  Most of all, he loves it when he gets to sit there and be "popcorn" while his sisters jump on it too :)
I used Studio Basic's fab new collab with Shawna Clingerman, Young and Wild and Free as well as Studio Basic's collab with Darcy Baldwin, Inspired by Rubia Templates and Rubia Tuesday Font ~ everything available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Dad

While we were in China in August, my younger daughter often took refuge from curious looks, touches and phototakers, on her dad's shoulders.  It was her safe spot :)
I used Aja Abney's & Fiddlette Designs' fabulous Sprung collab and Studio 68's Painted Up Alphas.
~ Both available at Catscrap ~

Spring Catwalk Freebie

The fantastic 2012 Spring Catwalk products were released at Catscrap yesterday - and today you can get freebies created with those amazing products.  
This time, we are giving away Project Life printable journal cards.

You should have come here from Claire's beautiful blog...and without further ado, here are my cards :)

Next stop on the train is Julia's blog.  Since we come from different time zones, please be patient if the freebies are not up right away.  If you get lost on the way, please visit the Catscrap blog for a full list of stops :)


ETA:  For those who can't download from 4shared, here's a link to the individual png files from  The pdf file is too big for the free account :)

Snow and Sun

Around the middle of March we had a really wonderful day with sun and warmer than usual temps.  However, everything was covered in beautiful newly fallen snow.  The kids went out on the balcony wearing only shirts and played a game of "snow golf" and then had a snow fight with their dad :)
I used Studio Fizzy Pop's fabulous {Vintage} Sidekicks Packs 21 & 22 and Flergs' Spring Fling kit. ~ Both available at Scrpbook Graphics ~


Photo taken by the Thames river at the end of March :)
I used Designs by Anita's fab new Hello Spring and one of Roadside Designs' gorgeous Trail Map Collection 3 templates.  ~ Both available at Catscrap ~

Friday, April 20, 2012


My older daughter :)
I used Studio Fizzy Pop's {Vintage} Sidekicks Packs 21 & 22 and Studio Miki's Spring Break ~ both availabe at Scrapbook Graphics.


My younger daughter in June 2008 :)
I used a lot of new product at One Story Down ~ the layout is linked for full credits :)


My kids on Easter Sunday :)
It's BBP (Build by Palette) time at Digiscrappers Brasil and I used a whole bunch of the new BBP stuff!!  The layout is linked for full credits :)

The Bottle

My son with his bottle of apple juice on a hot trek through Nanjing's XuanWu Lake Park in August :)
I used Amy Wolff's fab new Hazy Morning ~ now at the Lilypad.  The alpha is by Amber Clegg and the template by Sara Gleason.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Zebra Bottoms

I thought it was a fun photo - a row of zebras at Beijing Zoo last August :)
I use BCD Designs' new Open Season.  The template is a freebie by Cindy Schneider.


My son at the end of January.
I used Christine Chodil's new kit, On This Day ~ available right now at The Daily Digi.  I also used Roadside Designs' Down Digi Lane Maps ~ available at Catscrap.

Self Portrait

I found these photos on my daughter's camera.  She loves taking self portraits :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fantastic new Breathless Collection and one of Dawn's Creations Templates Vol.01.  ~ Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


On our way to China last August, we had a stopover in Copenhagen.  This is the plane which brought us from there to China :)
The Sissy Sparrows are in the Designer Spotlight at One Story Down right now and I used The Tan Suitcase Elements and The Tan Suitcase Papers.  In their spotlight they are giving away a matching set of Journal Cards.  The alpha and one of the wordarts are from the Tell Me a Story collab from the OSD designers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Green Fingers

I put my green fingers to the test last summer and tried to grow some vegetables...these are the first flowers on our peas plant.  Much to my disappointment, I discovered that, although they looked pretty, the plants did not produce any peas at all - only flowers LOL 
This year, I'm taking more care with reading the directions on the seed package, and I'm pretty sure I got seeds that actually grow into plants producing actual peas this time around :)
I used a fabulous collection from the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics.  It's called Grow Green.  I also used a Creations Template Vol.01 from Dawn Inskip.  The layout is linked for full credits :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Night Time

My son - who is starting to refuse to go to bed at night.  He just wants to stay up with his big sisters.  So, when I tell him it's time for bed, he puts on his best camera smile - trying to charm me into letting him stay up.  Just a little longer :)
I used a lot of stuff from Amy Wolff at the Lilypad...the layout is linked for full credit :)

Duck Heads

We went to a nice restaurant while in Nanjing China last August.  Among some very delicious courses, our guide ordered duckheads, a local delicacy.  We all tried them, I loved them - but I was the only one LOL  My kids stuck to cucumbers, chicken legs and noodles :)
I used Studio JenD's fabulous new collab with Amy Stoffel, Pasted & Pinned Bon Voyage Big Bundle ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The gift

My daughter's face when she got a surprise birthday present from her friend in the mail :)
I used Fee Jardine's Little Miss Happy, The Edits' Mask-It Case: 2 and Peeps & Milo's Typewriter Blunder Alpha.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~


Our boy is born in the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac.  He has many of the characteristics of the Tiger... :)
I used one of the templates from Studio Fizzy Pop's {Vintage} Sidekicks Packs 17 & 18 and ViVa Artistry's Sheng Xiao.  The alpha is from Flergs' Glorious collab with Eva Kipler ~ all available at Scrapbook Graphics.

The Traffic...

We were in Beijing last August - and I LOVE the traffic.  It's bumper to bumper, going at a snail's pace.  It makes you wish you could fly and observe it from above :)
I used Studio Basic's Keep Calm and Scrap It #1, available at Sweet Shoppe, and Ju Kneipp's Fly Away From Here, available at Catscrap.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Easter

My girls after their Easter egg treasure hunt on Easter Sunday 2011 :)
I used Studio Fizzy Pop's brand new No.4 template pack and Studio Blagovesta's Happy Easter.  A couple of elements are from Dawn Inskip's Enchanted Garden Collection and the stitches are from Thaty Borges' I {Heart} Cupcakes.
~ Everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics ~


My youngest one always goes to his big sister for hugs and kisses when he feels the world is against him.  He always comes out of those hugs with a big smile on his face :)
I used Studio Cappuccino's gorgeous Hugs 'n Kisses kit and Jimbo Jambo Designs' Bluish templates.
~ Both available at Digiscrappers Brasil ~

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt... starts here!  We had a treasure hunt for chocolate for our kids on Easter Sunday.  There were clues all over - the first one among the daffodils on the breakfast table :)
I used a gorgeous new collab from Tracy Martin and the Ardent Sparrow called The Pocketful of Posies.  I also used Chere Kaye's Spring Stitches, Flutter Expressions' My Mountain Alpha and Lauren Reid's Transformers v14 and Bubblies.
~ Everything is available at One Story Down ~

Everyday You

My beautiful almost 6 year old middle child :)
I used Dunia Design's fab new kit Patience ~ available at Digiscrappers Brasil.


My beautiful boy - fast asleep :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new kit, Sleepy Bears ~ available at After Five Designs.

Early Easter?

On a walk around the middle of March, we saw that someone along our route had already decorated their garden for Easter.  It was fun and beautiful to look at :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fabulous new Happy Bunny and Creations Vol.03 ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Monday, April 09, 2012


Books are a big part of my life and have been from when I learned to read at a very early age.  I have a small library filled with all kinds of books, from classic literature to Asterix comic books :)  Some I've already read - some are still to be read...something to look forward too :)
I did this for the new Snapshot #7 at Scrapbook Graphics.  It's all about your reading room...I used Studio Manu's Grandma's Reading Room and Grandma's Reading Room - Clusters ~ both available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Buckingham Palace

We went to see the Queen's residence while in London a couple of weeks ago.  It's grand :)
I used Designs by Helly's fabulous I Should Live in a Castle ~ part of Scrapbook Bytes' April GAB.  Template by Crystal Livesay

Sunday, April 08, 2012

What I Love Right Now... watching my baby boy walking and exploring the world outside.  It's so amazing to experience all these new things with him :)
I used a lot of stuff which is all available at One Story Down ~ the layout is linked for full credits :)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

I Heart You

My beautiful son :)
I used Studio Basic's fabulous new kit, Can't Stop Loving You ~ available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.


My son out on a walk :)
I used Studio Basic's fabulous new kit, All About Memories ~ available at Sweet Shopee Designs.

Off to China

My girls on their way to China back in August :)
I used Snips & Snails' Wish You Were Here and Wish You Were Here Alphas as well as The Doodle Queen's Save The Date ~ Stamped Version and Tiny Thingy Alpha ~ Vol.3.

~ Everything available at One Story Down ~


This photo is taken just before midnight on June 5, 2011.  I love this time of year, when we have almost 24 hours of daylight :)
I did this for the April Photo Inspiration Challenge at Catscrap.  I used an amazing collab from Ju Kneipp and Lisa Sisneros, called La Boheme.  I also used Studio 68's Kickstarters 1 and Syrin's Essential Stitches #1. ~ Everything available at Catscrap ~


My younger daughter enjoying a rainy day :)
I used the fabulous April Showers collab kit at After 5 Designs.  The template is by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

Friday, April 06, 2012

St. James's Park

In London on a nice springlike Saturday in March :)
I used a lot of stuff just released at One Story Down...the layout is linked for full credit :)


My mother holding my son - he fell asleep in her arms and slept for a whole hour :)
I used Just Because Studio's CU Templates Set 1 and the fabulous new April FWP collab from the Digiscrappers Brasil designers Pink Lemonade.  Both available at Digiscrappers Brasil ~

Retro Spring

From our trip to London at the end of March :)
I used an amazing collab from Reverie Atelier at Catscrap.  It's called Retro Spring.  I also used one of Roadside Designs' Hip Chick Highway Maps 2.  Both available at Catscrap ~

Thursday, April 05, 2012


My younger daughter at her big sister's dance show.  She got to participate in the final dance - and loved every bit of it :)
I used BCD Designs' gorgeous new Scrapbook Addict kit at After Five Designs.

The Star

Many years ago, when I first celebrated Christmas with my own Christmas tree, I couldn't find a star I liked to put on top.  I finally found a kit and directions on how to make your own star.  I bought it, made it - and loved it, so it has been on my tree for 20 years now :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fantastic new Yesterday Collection ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.


My older daughter doing homework in early September :)
I did this for The Right Accent challenge at Catscrap.  I used Studio 68's Blue Skies & Lemon Drops {The Collection}, Azul {The Collection} and Kickstarters 12 ~ all available at Catscrap.