Friday, August 31, 2012

The Dress

My younger daughter at 9 months, wearing a dress and a onesie I knit, originally for my older daughter :)
I used River Rose's fabulous Sew Happy, Peeps & Milo's new To Go Project Life Stamps/Brushes and Snips and Snails' fab Vellum Pockets.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~

Make a Wish

My younger daughter on her 6th birthday.  The first gift she opened revealed a pair of handknit gloves which she had begged our friend to make her.  She was SO happy that she actually got the gloves, that she opened all the other presents wearing them :)
I used Nerdy Scrappers Studios fab new And Many More Value Bundle ~ available at One Story Down.

5th Grade

My older daughter on her first day of school - she is now a proud Fifth Grader :)
I used Just Jaimee's gorgeous new Storyteller September 2012 ~ available at {scrapflower}.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


My son at the park in August :)
Captivated Visions is guesting at Scrapbook Graphics and I used her fabulous Celeste {Mega Bundle} in this layout.


My younger daughter at 8 months - back in early March 2007 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fantastic new Quirky Collection and one of her Finishing Touches Templates Vol.06. Both available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Movies

We went to the movies to see Brave a little while ago.  My younger daughter loved it - but especially she loved the popcorn and the orange soda she got too :)
Everything I used is from JM Designs at {scrapflower}...
...Just Beautiful
...Sprayed Alpha
...Mr. Moustache

The Tramp

It was fun to see some of Charlie Chaplin's movie stuff when we visited London's Film Museum this past spring.  I loved seeing "The Tramp's" suit and shoes :)
I used Sarah Barber's Showtime and Domesticated Lady's Brand New Pencils Alpha. Both available at One Story Down.

Counting My Blessings

My beautiful younger daughter :)
I used River Rose's gorgeous new Thank You kit at One Story Down.

Pesky Wasp

My son met a very persistent wasp on his recent visit to the park.  He was very happy when he finally got rid of it :)
I used River Rose's fab new Cuddle Bugs kit and Cuddle Bugs templates.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~

First Grade

My younger daughter started First Grade last week.  It was a proud moment :)
I used Flutter Expressions' fab new Learn.Grow.Succeed Collection and Lauren Reid's Frame Stackers.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2 Today

My son on his second birthday in early July :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Birthday Wishes Collection ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.  I also used a Little Green Frog template.

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Sunshine

My beautiful big girl enjoying a boat ride at the park just recently :)
I used Studio Rebecca's fabulous Maia as well as Studio Rosey Posey's beautiful Blended Templates Bundle 13.  I also used Studio Bethany's Life 3 Wordart Pack and Feelings Wordart Pack. Also, the stitches are by Studio Manu from Impressions of the Harvest.
~ Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Smile Today

My younger daughter and her friend producing their best smiles for the camera :)
I used an amazing collab Bloom and Grow Collection by Dawn Inskip and Fayette Designs. Available at Pickleberry Pop.

Happy Day

My little boy enjoying a very nice day outdoors at the end of July :)
I used Studio JenD's fab new ShadowBox CutOuts 2 and Lorie Davison's Love Stories From The Red Flower Shop.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Climber

My older daughter happily climbing trees in her friend's back yard earlier this summer :)
I used Just Jaimee's Feelin' Peppy and Feelin' Peppy Brushed Border Brushes. I also used Jimbo Jambo Designs' Monkey Business templates.
~ Everything available at {scrapflower} ~

Friday, August 17, 2012


My girls standing by the feet of a HUGE statue of Chairman Mao while visiting the bridge over the Yangtze River where it flows through the city of Nanjing, China.
Everything I used is by Dawn Inskip at Scrapbook Graphics...
~ Finishing Touches Templates Vol.08
~ Chinese Whispers Papers
~ Crumpled photo masks/frames
~ Peace Collection
~ The Good Life
~ Crave
~ Nature Walk - Sunset
~ Corners

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Photos from August 2011 when we walked 3 km from our restaurant to our hotel in Beijing.  My daughter was a bit afraid of us getting lost - even though we did have our guide with us - so she stopped ever so often to consult her map of the area, asking our guide where we were and where exactly we were heading :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fab new Trinkets and Treasures as well as Dawn's gorgeous Peace Collection and her Skinny Minnie Alpha.
~ Everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beautiful Baby!

This is a conversation between my older daughter and I when she met her newborn baby sister for the first time :)  It was really sweet - and ended with my big girl telling her sister that she was a really beautiful baby :)
I did this for the August Simon Says Challenge at {scrapflower}.  I used creashens' Furever kit, Stickies: Baby Girl and Felt Up No.1.
~ Everything available at {scrapflower} ~

Friday, August 10, 2012


My younger daughter down at the pier, holding a fish which was just being transferred from her dad's fishing boat to the fish market :)  From her look, you'd think she had caught it herself LOL
I used River Rose's Bait My Hook, Caroline S. Design's Peek-A-Boo templates and Wet Stamp Alpha as well as Tracy Martin's Stitched Up.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~

Winter Time

A photo from February 2009.  It was a beautiful, clear and quiet winter afternoon - which just made you want to sit and listen to the sounds of snow and winter :)
I used a fab new mini kit from The Thinking Creative, Melancholia ~ available at {scrapflower}

My Star

My older daughter :)
I used Caroline S. Design's gorgeous new You Are My Star and fabulous Peek-A-Boo template.
~ Both at One Story Down ~

Thursday, August 09, 2012

You Are the Sweetest

My younger daughter at the end of July.  We were at a place that had all these fab hats and wigs for the kids to try while waiting for the entertainment.  I think she tried on everything - and looked good in all of it :)
I use Lisa Sisneros' gorgeous FWP kit at {scrapflower}. It's called Petal Bliss and it's free with a $10 purchase through August 31, while Lisa is featured designer at {sf}.
I also used Roadside Designs' Blue Highway Maps and Just Jaimee's Summer Bucket List Messy Clusters + Page Borders.
~ Everything available at {scrapflower} ~


Sunset - as seen out of our livingroom window in March 2007 Smile
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Tickety-Boo collection at Scrapbook Graphics.

Life is Good

My husband entertaining our daughter and her friend one afternoon back in March 2007 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Tickety-Boo collection at Scrapbook Graphics.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Love You

My younger daughter at 8 months back in March 2007 :)
I used Fruitloop Sally's gorgeous Printerview kit, available at One Story Down.


Despite the title, there are no goats in the layout - just my son and I - but it's about our recent visit to this goat farm and how we were petting this big billy goat with huge horns :)
I used the fabulous new Studio Mix, Enduring Grace, by the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics.

Monday, August 06, 2012


My older daughter enjoying her cake and hot chocolate at a local café earlier this summer :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new The Good Life Collection. The stitches are from Dawn's Pets Menagerie and Little Stitches.
~ Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Sunday, August 05, 2012


My older daughter can sit and watch the ocean for hours Smile
I used Designs by Tina's gorgeous This Is Me and Wise Words Vol.1.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~

Best Smile

My beautiful younger daughter who is always contagiously happy Smile
I used Sabee's Creative World's fabulous Adorable Elves as well as Roadside Designs' Blue Highway Detour Maps.
~ Both available at {scrapflower}

Life is Good

My son in July :)
I used a fab collab from Dawn Inskip and LorieM, called Tranquility ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.


My younger daughter being cool at the beach the day after a major storm with the sea raging on the cliffs behind her :)
I used Little Butterfly Wings' fabulous Strike a Pose collab with Amy Wolff as well as CT Designs' Quick Templates - Portrait Style.  The border is from the Ardent Sparrow's One Fine Day Borders and the stitches are from Tracy Martin's Mon Petit.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~

Saturday, August 04, 2012


My younger daughter at 2,5 in December 2008.  She was Santa's Little Helper in the kitchen while we made Christmas Cookies :)
Dawn Inskip is guesting at Pickleberry Pop this month - and I used only stuff from her fabulous Lolly Bag... Crave ~ gorgeous and delicious!!

Cheese Face :)

My older daughter early in July :)
I used Snips and Snails Designs' fab new Summer Gazette Bundle as well as Peebs & Milo's Things She Said.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~


While we were waiting for referral for our older daughter, I spent my nights making a quilt for her.  It's all handstitched...and it took awhile :)  It's also totally my design - which makes it special, even though some may not think it's too beautiful LOL
I did this for the Trendspotting Challenge over at {scrapflower}...I used Studio 68's Handmade with Love collab with Pink Reptile Designs. I also used Designs by Anita's Love at First Cuddle template collab with Fei-Fei's Stuff, and creashens' fabulous Lovely Doily Stamps No.1 and Chevron Stitches.
~ Everything available at {scrapflower} ~


My younger daughter at the beach in June :)
I used an amazing new collab from Dawn Inskip and LorieM.  It's called Tranquility and it's available at Scrapbook Graphics.

To The Beach

My oldest on the beach back in August 2010 :)
I used the fantastic OSD Designer collab, Under the Boardwalk ~available at One Story Down!