Sunday, September 28, 2014

Enjoy Fall

My girls in October 2007 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Autumn {Collection} as well as Dawn's Art Works Layered Template 20 ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Embrace Autumn

My kids in September 2012 :)
I did this for the current Throwback Thursday {Autumn Quote} at Scrapbook Graphics. I used the Studio Girl Collective, Impressions of Change, as well as Studio Rosey Posey's Artscape {Anne} and Fragments {Antiqued}, all at the Archive Attic at Scrapbook Graphics.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn Glow

My girls in September 2013 :)
I used ET Designs' gorgeous new Autumn Glow {kit and alpha} ~ available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Drilling Holes

My oldest daughter, back in early April 2007, helping her dad put up a little gate for the stairs to keep her then 9 month old little sister from falling down.  As soon as her dad brought up his tool kit she went and got her own - and mimicked everything he did.  It was fun to watch :)
I used Studio Blagovesta's fabulous Capturing Life: May at Scrapbook Graphics, as well as a template from Studio Ztampf! which was available during the August Birthday Bash at Scrapbook Graphics.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


My girls after 24 hours of travel and hardly any sleep - waiting for the keys to our room in the lobby of our Beijing hotel in August 2011 :)
Snips and Snails Designs is in the Designer Spotlight this month. I did this for her Spotlight Challenge and used her featured kit Destination Adventure Bundle as well as the Challenge Freebie. Everything at OScraps.


My son is always smiling or laughing or singing.  He is one very happy boy :)
I used Dawn Inskip's gorgeous new Mixed Media Randomness 01 at Scrapbook Graphics. The doily is from Light and Shade {Flower Garden Collection} and the stitches are from Harmony and Create ~ all by Dawn Inskip and all available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


There is a volcanic eruption in Iceland right now.  So far, it's a "tourist eruption" meaning, it's beautiful to look at but not causing anyone any harm or difficulties, since it's in the middle of the country, an area which is totally uninhabited. 
It's been a popular site for photographers - and the photos in my layout are courtesy of the University of Iceland's Department of Earth Science.
I used Jopke Designs' gorgeous FA-LL-BULOUS {Value Pack} as well as Jimbo Jambo's Listmakers template collab with Crystal Livesay and Paula Kesselring's Stamped Alpha. Everything is available at OScraps.

The Horse

My oldest was born in the Year of the Horse, 12 years ago.  This is her, celebrating Chinese New Year and the new Year of the Horse back on February 1, 2014 :)
I did this for Twisted Lift Challenge 1 at Scrapbook Graphics, and I lifted kyky's Creative Urge. I used Studio Ztampf's gorgeous Year of the Horse at Scrapbook Graphics.

Friday, September 12, 2014

All is Calm

My younger daughter enjoying a nice fall day in early October 2013 :)
I used Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Palette Natural Instinct, Warm Glows No4, Serenity Wordart No1 and Stitched by Anna White No1. Everything is available at OScraps.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


My feisty daughters making faces on a little trip we took last summer :)
I used Dawn Inskip's gorgeous new Rebel {Collection} at Scrapbook Graphics.

Travel in Style

This 1926 model of Rolls Royce Phantom 1 traveled through Iceland this summer.  It's already been around the world at least once; traveled over 80.000 km and to 54 countries - and it looks like a beautiful well worn traveler :)
I used Lynne Anzelc's gorgeous A Scrap of Adventure and Jimbo Jambo Designs' fab Listmakers collab with Crystal Livesay. Both are available at OScraps.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Delightful Fall

The leaves were starting to turn already at the end of August... :)
I did this for the Photo Challenge {Autumn} at Scrapbook Graphics, and I used Scrapyrus Designs' fabulous Fall in Chocolate.


My older daughter at the end of August :)
I used the amazing Studio Mix {Fall Melody} from the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics - along with the Studio Mix {Fall Melody} Add-On.

Despicable Me

From Universal Studios in Orlando, when we visited back in May :)
I used Dawn Inskip's gorgeous new Once Upon a Time {Collection} at Scrapbook Graphics.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Morning Coffee

My cup of coffee had on the porch of a vacation house we had during a gorgeous fall morning last September :)
I did this for the current Throwback Thursday {Falling Leaves} challenge at Scrapbook Graphics, and I used Captivated Visions' Captivating 2012 {September} from the SBG Archive Attic.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

7th Grade

My oldest started 7th grade in August.  Time flies... :)
I did this for the current We Challenge You... at Scrapbook Graphics.
I used the provided freebie by Dawn Inskip, as well as a paper from Machine Stitched Papers, elements and papers from the Flip Book Fundamentals collab with Vinnie Pearce, doily from Baked Goodness and stitches from Harmony. Everything available at Dawn Inskip's Studio at Scrapbook Graphics!

Monday, September 01, 2014

1st Day of 1st Grade

2 years ago, my younger daughter started 1st grade.  She is now a seasoned third grader :)
I did this for the new Scraplift Challenge at Scrapbook Graphics.  I used the amazing new Studio Mix, School Is Cool as well as the Sissy Sparrows' Heart Pumps Neon {Cutouts} and Heart Pumps Neon {Overlays}