Saturday, November 30, 2013


We are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the Holiday season :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Believe 2 {Collection as well as a couple of things from her Believe {Collection}. The pockets are from Dawn's Ordinary kit. Everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Dawn Inskip's fab Black Friday Sale!

You don't want to miss this!! Dawn Inskip's amazing Black Friday Sale! Minimum of 30% off her entire studio at Scrapbook Graphics!!
 The studio is filled to the brim with gorgeous goodies...!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snow Dreams

My younger daughter out in the freezing cold Iowa winter one day in December 2007 :)
I used Rosey Posey's gorgeous new Christmas Kisses and Blendability templates. Both at Scrapbook Graphics.  The "Snow Dreams" words are from Lorie Davison's Drifting Snow Dreams Kit ~ also at SBG.

Winter Chills

My younger daughter in November 2011 :)
I used Studio Romy's fab new On a Winter's Day ~ available at MScraps.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

December 13

My kids on the morning of December 13, 2012.  They were enjoying the treats Santa had left them the night before :)
I used Dunia Designs' fab new Holly Jolly kit at MScraps.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hot Chocolate

My son enjoying his breakfast of hot chocolate and whipped cream on Christmas morning 2012 :)
I used Digital Scrapbook Ingredients' fab new Merry and Bright as well as one of Tinci's beautiful new Thankful for... templates. Both are available at MScraps.

The Memorial

A statue to remember one of the amazing women of Icelandic settlement.  She was born in "my neighbourhood" of Iceland, travelled all over the world, lived in Greenland and in America, before settling back in Iceland.  Our history has many strong women :)
I did this for the Creative Techniques Challenge at OScraps in November.  I used Charlize Creations' fabulous brand new Wonder of the Season {Bundle} and Studio 68's Kickstarters 1. Both at OScraps.


My younger daughter back in October 2007 :)
I used Boutique Cute Doll's beautiful new Frozen kit, available at OScraps - and a template, also from BCD, but it's been retired.


We took our eyes off him for 5 minutes - and this is how his food ended up :)
I used Angelclaud ArtRoom's fabulous new Strongest Ties templates and Digilicious Designs' beautiful Memoirs {November} as well as the matching Memoirs {November} Dates. Everything at Scrapbook Graphics.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


My younger daughter on Christmas Eve 2012 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Believe Collection at Scrapbook Graphics.  I also used Angelclaud ArtRoom's featured designer freebie, In Orbit, available at Scrapbook Graphics' blog.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday Fun

My younger daughter enjoying herself with her sled out in the cold, windy and snowy afternoon yesterday :)
I used ValC Designs' gorgeous new Art Book - It's Cold Outside ~ available at OScraps.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Office

That's my office at work - I love it.  It's a corner office with lots of windows, it's spacious, bright, quiet and has a killer view :)
I used Gennifer Bursett's fab Office Space kit as well as her Anchored Washi, Stitched Flowers, Elemental Snippy Phrases V1 and Toolbox Mists V3. Everything is available at Pixels & Co.


I did this for the current Designer Spotlight Challenge at OScraps. Dido Designs is in the spotlight - and she has an amazing freebie for participants!
I used Dido Designs' fantastic new {snow man} mega pack ~ available at OScraps.

The Tree

This is my daughter - but the layout is about a tree LOL  She found it interesting, big and old - and it had 11.000 little lights on :)
I used Angelclaud ArtRoom's fabulous Ocean Shimmer templates, which are featured in November's Digi Files.  The kit is the Twilight Summer Studio Mix from the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics, as well as the Twilight Summer Add-On.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


My younger daughter in early October :)
I did this for the November Media Inspiration Challenge at Scrapbook Graphics.  I used Captivated Visions' gorgeous {Dreamer} Grabbag and the door is from Lorie Davison's fabulous Rough to the Touch with Everything in it ~ both at Scrapbook Graphics.

Friday, November 15, 2013


My younger daughter during a little boust of snow and flurry last February.  She found that her sunglasses shielded her eyes from the snow :)
I did this for the November Launch Zone Challenge at Scrapbook Graphics.  I used ET Designs' gorgeous new Winter Dreams kit at Scrapbook Graphics.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Sorcerer's Cottage

Last July we visited a part of the country, which in the old days was known for it's sorcery.  We went to one of the sod houses which is said to have housed a rather potent was fun, and my oldest thought it was very ghostly :)
I used Meta Wulandari's fabulous new Times Past mini kit as well as Tinci Designs' beautiful new My World 1 templates. Both available at MScraps.

Live Laugh Love

My daughters back in March 2007 :)
I used Angelclaud ArtRoom's gorgeous new Lace in Love templates with Scrapyrus' Never Fade Away and Studio Manu's Happy Together Wordart. Everything at Scrapbook Graphics.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ice Baby

My oldest, 6 years ago, in November 2007 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fantastic new Below Zero {Collection} ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics. I also used her DSD freebie template ~ still available at Dawn's blog.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Bright Summer Day

The photo is from June 2007.  Six years later - and I'm still trying to finish my 2007 album!! :)
I did this for Dido Designs's new Notion To Scrap Challenge at OScraps.  I used Dido Designs' gorgeous {snow men} Notion Set and {little birdie told me II} Notion Set as well as a couple of brushes from Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Palette For The Record. Everything available at OScraps.

Saturday, November 09, 2013


My younger daughter at exactly 9 months - back in March 2007 :)
I used the amazing Hearts Wide Open Studio Mix by the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics.


My younger daughter is always happy :)  There she is enjoying a cold spring morning's dip into the pool at the vacation house we were staying at :)
I used Little Rad Trio's Blessed Happiness {Mini Bundle} as well as Grace Bennett's fabulously fun All Tore Up: Shapes and All Tore Up: Mostly Straight II. I also used Our Misadventures' beautiful Center of Attention templates and the stitch is from HeatherT's Once Upon a Time.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Be Still

My son this past July, very still and very quietly watching the ocean :)
I did this for the November Scraplift Challenge at OScraps and I lifted nessita's beautiful szeghalom, 2012.  I used Tracy Martin's fab Don't Stop Be"lief"ing and Stop...Banner Time as well as Anna Aspnes' beautiful Art Play Palette Story, ScriptTease Happiness No1 and Serenity WordART No1. Everything available at OScraps.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


We visited an old sod house museum last summer - and there were so many things in there that were new to my younger daughter and needed explanation... :)
I used Dawn Inskip's fabulous new Above and Beyond Template Bundle 02 with Dawn's Machine Stitched Papers and The Old Curiosity Shop Collection. I also used a couple of things from Dawn's Tickety-Boo Collection, Memories Collection and Everyday Titles. Everything is available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Then and Now

My oldest on the day she became part of our family at 15 months, back in March 2004, and then again on our 9th Family Day on March 1, 2013.  She is amazing.  Fun, strong, smart, and beautiful - and I love her to bits :)
I used HeatherT's fab Then and Now kit.  I did this for the {i}DSD Scraplift Challenge at MScraps - it's still open for participation - and I lifted sucali's amazing Creepy layout.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Beautiful Day

My oldest and my youngest during a beautiful day's walk back in June :)
I used Our Misadventures' fabulous Throught Thick and Thin templates and Tinci Designs' gorgeous Color Your WorldElements, Patterned Papers and . Everything is part of the beautiful November Memory Mix at MScraps.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Thieving Dog

My younger daughter in March of 2007.  She had met this cute little dog, about her size, which she really liked.  Until he tried to steal one of her pacifiers :)
I did this for the November Scraplift Challenge at Scrapbook Graphics.  I used SuzyQ's fabulous DSD 2013 Grab Bag at Scrapbook Graphics.


My babies :)
I used Angelle's beautiful Family Time Grabbag ~ available at MScraps.

Happy and Free

My younger daughter enjoying a beautiful fall day with lots of falling leaves :)
I used MScraps fantastic November FWP collab, Euphoria as well as Tinci Designs' gorgeous Birds on the Tree template pack ~ also at MScraps.

Follow the Path

My younger daughter :)
I did this for the November Template Challenge at MScraps.  I used Ninigoesdigi's fab new Sunday Stroll Elements and Sunday Stroll Papers ~ both part of the beautiful November Memory Mix at MScraps.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Who Am I?

I am the mom behind the camera :)  I thought it was time for a couple of selfies, so my kids wouldn't think they grew up in a family with a dad and a camera LOL
I used Angelclaud ArtRoom's fab new Beautiful Melancholia templates ~ which are free with a $10 purchase for iDSD weekend. I also used Studio Miki Ferkul's gorgeous All About Me kit. Both are available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Be Happy

My always happy younger daughter back in July :)
I did this for the November Ad Challenge at MScraps.  I used Mirelle Candeloro's fabulous Be HappyPapers, Elements and Cards. I also used Meta Wulandari's 100% YOU Wordart and Scrapyrus Designs' Beautiful Day Solid Papers. Everything is available at MScraps.