Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Gold State Coach

We visited London at the end of March - and went to see the Royal Mews, where the Queen's coaches are kept.  The last one to be seen was the Gold State Coach, a 4 ton, 8 horse carriage, made in 1762 for the coronation of George IV.
It was used for Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1952, and again in 1977 for her silver jubilee.  In June it will undoubtedly be used again for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Great Britain Collection and one of her Photo Emphasis Templates Vol.11.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


My beautiful oldest child - fast asleep Smile
I used Studio JenD's Cut Outs - Half Pack and Studio Rosey Posey's fabulous Grain.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~


My husband and our kids :)
I used Designs by CRK's gorgeous Family Matters kit and one of Jimbo Jambo Designs' Party Piece templates.
~ Both available at Digiscrappers Brasil ~

Monday, May 28, 2012

What a Beautiful Day!

My older daughter :)
I used Flutter Expressions' Dear Mother and Dear Mother Journal Cards as well as Peeps and Milo's Major Typo Borders.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~

Beautiful Life

My husband and our son enjoying each other's company :)
I used Ju Kneipp's fabulous new collab with Forever Joy.  It's called Beautiful Day and it's available at Design House Digital.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pit Stop

We took our truck across the country back in July 2005 (we live in Iceland - it's a half a day's journey :) ) and although it's not a great distance, it's still very rugged and we had some unbridged rivers to cross.
Shortly after we started, our daughter had to use the bathroom so we stopped at the next one.  However, it was an outhouse with a hole in the ground - and she suddenly did NOT have to go, because she was grossed out by the sight and smell LOL  It was a waisted stop, if not for the fact that it was next to an amazingly beautiful waterfall, which we got to see :)
I used Studio Cappuccino's fab new Backyard Bugs at Digiscrappers Brasil, and one of Dawn Inskip's amazing Finishing Touches Templates Vol.05, available at Scrapbook Graphics.

The Whale

A big old whale swam ashore around here a few weeks ago.  We saw it on one of our hikes - and it had been dead for awhile, but my girls insisted on taking a look.  When we got to it - they pretty much insisted on going back, because it stank!  But first, mom had to take photos :)
I used a lot of stuff from One Story Down...the layout is linked for full credits :)

Pick up the Pieces

My younger daughter has a HUGE temper - and when she feels the world is against her, the world gets to hear about it.  Loudly LOL
And then we pick up the pieces... :)
I used Designs by Helly's fabulous new Shades of Broken ~ available at MScraps and Scrapbook Bytes.
I also used one of Dawn Inskip's amazing new Finishing Touches Templates Vol.04 ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.

The Living Seas

A photo taken from my front door on a beautiful day at the beginning of May :)
I used one of Dawn Inskip's fab new Photo Emphasis Templates Vol.12, as well as some more of Dawn's goodies...the layout is linked for full credit :)


My younger daughter is starting school in the fall - and around the middle of May, her class had a 2 day orientation, where they sat in with the current first graderst.
These photos are from the morning of the first day.  She was SO excited, was totally ready with everything the night before, and spent the entire morning with her schoolbag on her back :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new Lollipop Doll at After Five Designs, and one of Dawn Inskip's gorgeous new Creations Templates Vol.07, available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


My son enjoying the Children's Choir's spring concert.  His big sister is part of it - and he loved every moment :)
I used Miss Vivi's fab new Spicy Newborn kit ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Catscrap/{scrapflower} Designer Call

Fabulous opportunity!!
It's an amazing shop with great designers...


My older daughter :)
I used Studio Basic's fab new I'll Go Back To Black and White and a little bit from her Love, Love, Kiss, Kiss collab with Pink Reptile Designs.
~ Both available at Sweet Shoppe Designs

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cold Swim

My younger daughter taking a dip in a rather chilly pool.  She loved it - I'm just glad she didn't get sick :)
I did this for the May Block Party Recipe Challenge at One Story Down.  I used a lot of Block Party products...and the layout is linked for full credit :)


My daughter modeling one of my pairs of shoes :)
I used the fab new My Block Party collab, Soho Chic ~ the combined talent of Snips and Snails Designs, Peeps & Milo and Domesticated One Story Down.


My husband :)
I used Dunia Designs' fabulous He kit at Digiscrappers Brasil.

Friday, May 18, 2012


My son out on a little hike at the end of April :)
I did this for the CT Spotlight challenge at Catscrap, and I lifted Tez' Fly ~ she has an amazing gallery!!  I used Studio 68's here.there kit and her Border Madness {Lazy Afternoon}.  I also used Lisa Sisneros' A Simple Mixup Vol.1 Alpha Brushes.
~ Everything available at Catscrap ~


My younger daughter is always full of energy, very active - and always makes a face for the camera when she's feeling silly :)
I used BCD Designs' fun and fabulous new Say "Cheese ~ available at After Five Designs.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Girl Talk

My older daughter (left) and one of her very best friends.  They don't see each other very often, but when they do - they talk up a storm!! :)
Fee Jardin is in the spotlight at One Story Down right now - and I did this layout using only her products, which are all available at One Story Down.

Old Times

My older daughter and I took my mom on a little trip in June 2004.  These photos are from that trip :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fab new Cowboys and Indians Collection 
Oh how I wished I had some photos of when I and my brother were little and playing with our friends :)  This kit sure brought back memories!!
I also used one of Dawn's Layer Me Up Templates Vol.01 ~ Both collection and templates are available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cherish You

My oldest child :)
I used the fab new Studio Mix at Scrapbook Graphics, Heartfelt Secret as well as the Heartfelt Secret Clusters and Heartfelt Secret Solids.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Heart Song

My beautiful older daughter :)
I used Studio Rosey Posey's fabulous Heartsong {Bundle} ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Most Beautiful...

girl in the whole wide world :)  I love her to bits!
I used Designs by Helly's fab contribution to Scrapbook Bytes' May Gab.  It's Summer Berries, the papers and the elements.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Spring Concert

My older daughter playing her piece at the Music school's spring concert last Thursday :)  She looks so tiny compared to the grand piano!!
I used BCD Designs' fab mini collab with HGD by Laurie Ann at After Five Designs.  It's called Cherish You.

Poker Face

My older daughter playing cards with her grandma.  She had a winning hand and was trying hard not to gloat :)
I used a fabulous collab from Ju Kneipp, Studio 68, Little Butterfly Wings and Paula Kesselring.  It's called Game and it's available at My Scrapbook Art for a limited time.  I also used Studio 68's Border Madness {Lazy Afternoon}, stitches from Creashens and Syrin ~ all at Catscrap.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy and Sweet!

My younger daughter, being her usual cool self :)
I did this for the All Divided Up challenge at Catscrap.  I used Lisa Sisneros' Happy Thoughts kit, available at Catscrap.


My younger daughter taking a "dip" in the bathtub :)
I used Tracy Martin's fab new Sunshine kit and Valorie Wibbens' Topography Set No.18.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fun with Mummy

My son and I :)
I used SAS Designs' One, Two, Scrap kit, as well as the matching One, Two, Scrap - Clusters and One, Two, Scrap - Templates.
~ Everything available at Digiscrappers Brasil ~


We found these fab sculptures enjoying a sunny morning on the banks of the Thames river in London, one day in late March :)
I used Snips And Snails' beautiful new kit, Cherry Picking as well as Flutter Expressions' iNSD challenge template and Carefree Alpha Pack.
~ All available at One Story Down ~

Hello Sunshine

We haven't had much of the sunshine around here recently - so we try to stay outside whenever the sun shows up :)
I used Mirelle Candeloro's new Sunny Days kit and Jimbo Jambo Designs' fab collab with Roadside Designs, Spring Days Templates.
~ Everything available at Digiscrappers Brasil ~

Thursday, May 10, 2012

London Film Museum

Photos from the Harry Potter room at the London Film Museum back in March :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Ministry of Magic Collection at Scrapbook Graphics.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


A family photo from last Sunday :)
I did this for the May Right Accent Challenge at Catscrap.

I used Creashens' And kit and Roadside Designs' collab with Jimbo Jambo Designs, Spring Days Templates ~ both available at Catscrap.


My younger daughter, 6 months old in December 2006, thoroughly enjoying her first dip into mashed carrots :)
I used BCD Designs' fabulous new double shot with Kristen Rice.  It's called Berry Goodness and it's available at After Five Designs.

Cool Dude

My son enjoying his sister's sunglasses :)
I used Flutter Expressions' Carefree Bundle and the Ardent Sparrows' Doily Templates.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~


My daughter on her first ever graduation day - from Kindergarten, back in May 2008 :)
I used a fabulous collab from Amy Wolff & Michelle Godin - Smart Cookie - available at the Lilypad.


My younger daughter in July 2008.  She had just turned 2 - and loved going outside for walks :)
I used BCD Designs' fab new mini collab (double shot) with Nikki Beaudreau.  It's called Good Natured and it's available at After Five Designs.

Monday, May 07, 2012

You are my Sunshine

My three children :)
I used Studio Basic's fabulous new kit Walking on Sunshine and one of Studio Basic's Keep Calm and Scrap It #2 templates.
~ Both available at Sweet Shoppe Designs ~

Big Shoes

My son is at a stage when he wants to wear shoes all the time - and it doesn't matter whose shoes they are.  The bigger the better...this is him wearing his big sister's boots while brushing his teeth :)
I used from the Ardent Sparrow at One Story Down, The Mabel Kit, The Mabel Printing Cards, The Kate Vintage Fabric Bits and The Wesley Wordart
The template is from Crystal Livesay's Hello Sunshine template pack ~ also at One Story Down.


My beautiful younger daughter :)
I used Ju Kneipp Designs' fabulous facebook freebie With All My Heart.

You and Me

My younger daughter and I in March 2011 :)  I had been complaining to my husband about the lack of photos of myself with the kids and he decided to remedy the problem right away LOL
I used Designs by Anyta's fantastic new collab with Sabrina's Creations, A Mother's Heart ~ available at Catscrap.

Friday, May 04, 2012


My younger daughter :)
I used One of a Kind Designs' amazing Captivating Kit ~ available at Digiscrappers Brasil.


My beautiful younger daughter - being her cheeky self in front of the camera :)
I used Designs by Helly's L'amour au Printemps ~ available at Scrapbook Bytes and MScraps.

Water Cat :)

My younger daughter enjoying a dip in the pool last summer :)
I used Mirelle Candeloro's fab new Mermaid's Secret Kit ~ available at Digiscrappers Brasil.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Dream in Vivid Color

My older daughter - who definitely makes the world a more colorful place to be :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Grab bag No.5 - as well as a lot of other stuff, all available in Dawn's store at Scrapbook Graphics...the layout is linked for full credit :)

The Future

My oldest daughter Smile
I used Maya's new and fabulous Time Machine Bundle and Studio Fizzy Pop's {Vintage} Sidekicks Packs 19 & 20.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Dawn Inskip's {i}NSD sale...

40% off most of Dawn's opportunity too great to miss!!!
Check out Dawn's store at Scrapbook's amazing!!

October Walk

Some photos from a very wet and cold fall walk we took last October :)  It was fun, though - with all the puddles the kids could jump in LOL
I used Dawn Inskip's fabulous {i}NSD Grabbag
as well as some more of Dawn's awesome goodies...the layout is linked for full credit :)
Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics