Friday, December 31, 2010

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of my family, friends and acquaintances. Isn't this tag book template cute? It is actually a 12x12 layout that I trimmed into postcard size! 

If you like it, Scrapbookgraphics is running a promotion where you can get it for free with the purchase of another item.  You can see the promo code in this post HERE.    15452

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kay's Ltr. to Santa

 {Take 2} Country Christmas By Lisa
CU Texture Brush Set 3 *ABR File ONLY* By Amanda Rockwell
Santa from FarFarHill
KidsFirstPrint, Monika font  15422


Ariel's Grotto (Disney LO #22)

Ariel and Ursula of the Little mermaid. Show at Disney - Ariel is real but Ursula is animated.
Another page for my Disney vacation album.

Mercurial Trench by Lisa @ SBG
Note: The alpha used in the title is part of the kit, but I modified it by stripping it of color. 15421

Discovery Island Trails, Part 2 (Disney LO #21)

A page for my Disney album. Animal Kingdom.

Paper Petals Vol 1 By Buttercup Studio
Mercurial Trench By Lisa/ Studio Gypsy
Ocean Deep - Alpha By Em-Ka Designs
Century Gothic font

Note: The bg. ppr. that you see is a blending of 2 or more papers. The fishes are from a photo I took that I also blended

Discovery Island Trails, Part 1 (Disney LO #20)

Another page for my Disney Album. Animal Kingdom.

Paper Petals Vol 1 By Buttercup Studio
Mercurial Trench By Lisa/ Studio Gypsy
Century Gothic

Note: The bg. ppr. that you see is a blending of 2 or more papers. The fishes are from a photo I took that I also blended. 15421


Beachy Little Christmas / Island Christmas

I guess you can tell by now that I love beach/pool/water pages...15421

Island Christmas by Studio Rosey Posey
Paper Petals Vol 1 By Buttercup Studio

Island Girl / Island Christmas

Kit used: Island Christmas by Rosey Posey
Template by Erin Ranslow, Cookies 4 Kids @ Sweet Shoppe Designs
font: Arial


The Joy of Friendship

 My dd and 2 of her friends...
--L'Amiti kit by Studio Q
--Blueprints Set 7 by True Blue Studio/JennHasted
--Century Gothic
--Bows -- My Dreams by Wimpy Chompers
--Dotted ribbon by RKD-bigboysneedtoyskit
--Orange grossgrain ribbon-Connie Prince-Chocolate Overload 15421

Monday, December 27, 2010

First Snowstorm of the Season

All bundled up ready to go out to play in the snow.

We didn't get a white Christmas, but did get a whole lot of snow the day after Christmas! It started snowing around 12:00 noon and was still snowing when I went to bed at 11:oo p.m. We got about 18 inches of snow.

Kaylie "shoveling" in front of the house.

Kaylie waist-deep in snow.

Snow bunny.

Sneak attack in the snow.

Mom, did you know that I love, love, love snow.

Liam all bundled up "shoveling" snow off of the front entrance.

Mom, take one more picture of me sitting on this snow pile.

I can shovel snow just like Dad.

Municipality truck cleaning off the road.

View out of my living room window.

Wind gusting while my husband is trying to clean our driveway.

My next door neighbor cleaning his yard.

My house.

My front-yard garden/bushes.

My husband cleaning the driveway while the wind swirls the snow around.

My neighbor helping my husband clear out the sidewalk.

Our neighbor, George, clearing out the sidewalk.

The kids watching George clear out the sidewalk with the snow blower.

Good-bye Autumn. Winter is here.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Message from the North Pole

Santa's message to Liam.  Click HERE to be taken to the video. :)

Isn't it fun?  15111


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chat Tonight With Secret Santas! Dec. 21st 9PM EST

Chat Tonight With Secret Santas! Dec. 21st 9PM EST

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Brings Goodies Reminder

Just wanted to remind you that today is Lorie Davison's day to release her part of the Santa Brings Goodies blog train.  You can find her contribution at her blog, LORIE'S NOGGIN.  

Sorry I have to keep it short, but I am very short on time at the moment. I hope you all have a wonderful day.  Kait  14880

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Catch Up...Pictures

A Picture with Santa

Liam's alone time with Santa where Liam tells him what he wants. 

Kaylie "alone time with Santa" where she tells him what kind of makeup case she wants. In case you are wondering, she wants a makeup case just like the one that Hannah Montana has in her movie. 

Doesn't he look dashing? Liam on stage getting ready for the concert.
Liam and Mom. Photo courtesy of Kaylie.
Liam at concert.

They look so cute together!
Kaylie and Mom. Photo courtesy of Liam.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Freebies


It is freezing cold here in N.J. and sooooooo windy! It is 25 degrees Fahrenheit and dropping fast.

The Santa Brings Goodies by the designers and crew members of Scrapbookgraphics is still going strong.  Today's stop are:
 SussieM &

If you want to start at the beginning, check it out HERE.Giftcard holders @ SuzyQScraps 

Lindsay Jane is having a 12 days of Christmas mini kit giveaway. Each day she gives a download link to a piece of the kit.  See it here.

Weeds and Wildflowers is doing a 12 days of Christmas give away.  Today they are giving away really cute gift tags.

Mi Monteiro has a quickpage and a template for grabs at her blog.

Creative Mundi is also hosting a 12 days of Christmas giveaway...check it out at their blog.

Captivated Visions has a cute acrylic styles...

Need recipe cards? Traci Reed's team has a few cute recipe cards - want them? Get them at their blog

ScrapMatters has a template available for their template challenge.

Deb has some cute PSD styles that you might want to check out.

WordArtWorld is also participating in a 12 days of Christmas giveway; however, this one has a more religious tone to it. Be sure to read the post to see the previous days' posts.

Bethany has a cute wordart on her blog.

Tangie Baxter is the designer of the week over at Scrapbookgraphics. If you sign up for her letter you get a free kit.  Interested? Check it out HERE14503

Monday, December 13, 2010

Magical Reindeer Food/Tangie Baxter


I did these pages for a designer blog play day at Scrapbookgraphics.  The featured designer is Tangie Baxter.

Her store is full of quirky designs, as well as traditional.  I especially love her series of FIELD NOTES kit, of which this is the 3rd. The kit has a ton of papers and fabulous elements.  The kit is chuck full of real elements such as flower, strings, foliage, cones...
I made these 2 pages and I didn't even touch the surface!

I've been thinking a lot about how time seems to pass me by so quickly.  As I look back at my photos from 2007 and see how little the kids seem to look, I feel old.  I miss their sense of wonder and innocence.  Now that they are getting much older they are starting to loose the precious part of childhood where they still believe that everyone is good, that Santa is real and that miracles can come true.  I am betting that by next year, Liam will finally outgrow his belief in Santa. Sigh...

Anyway, I did these 2 pages about the kids putting out "magical" reindeer food for Santa's friends. 

Credits: Field Notes III {Winter} By Tangie Baxter
Clustered 1-4 By The Lab
Lot No. 91 {Chipper Chatter Christmas} By Tangie
Small Typewriting and Pea Jessi 


The Joy of Friendship


Credits: --L'Amiti kit by Studio Q
--Blueprints Set 7 by True Blue Studio/JennHasted
--Century Gothic
--Bows -- My Dreams by Wimpy Chompers
--Dotted ribbon by RKD-bigboysneedtoyskit
--Orange grossgrain ribbon-Connie Prince-Chocolate Overload 14443

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cherish This Moment

At first glance you can tell that this photo is not stellar. You can barely see me and it is grainy. However, these obvious flaws do not make it any less special to me.
This page is about a most important time in my life - so you see, it is not the quality of the photo that matters, but rather the memory that it holds.

Impressions Of Time By the Studio Girls   14095

Downtown Disney (Disney LO #19)

I have to keep at it...these Disney pages won't make themselves!

--Bg. ppr., purse, flowers, birds, tickets and Route 66 sign:
--Travel Around The World 2 - Page Kit By Manu
--Punched Sentiments by Dawn Inskip
--Squigglygig - The Alpha By Birgit Kerr
--Project 365 Prefab Template Pack 2 By The Lab
--Everyday 365 Date Flair By Baersgarten
--Pinned heart and stitching with tiny hearts from Madeleine - The Elements By Birgit
--Bow and straight gingham ribbon by Traci Sims
--Handstamped Alpha by MColeman
--Palm tree is my own. 14094

February 2010, Week1

Everyday 365 February Kit By Baersgarten
Everyday 365 Feb Flair Alpha by Baersgarten
Stars from Everyday 365 January Kit By Baersgarten
Action Doodle-Alpha with Krystal Hartley by Wendy  


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Meet Miss Daisy

As part of Kaylie’s school Thanksgiving project, she had to make a turkey out of a brown paper bag, a ribbon, feathers and newspapers. She named her DAISY. She got an Easter basket, filled it with grass and made it her home. She has to take Daisy everywhere she goes and keep a 5-day journal. The journal entries have to be written from Daisy’s perspective.

Project 365 Prefab Template Pack 2 By The Lab
Everyday 365 November Kit By Baersgarten
Everyday 365 Feb Flair Alpha by Baersgarten

-Tape it Up by R Penner
-Texture brush - CU Texture Brush Set 3 *ABR File ONLY* By Amanda Rockwell
Tape Alpha: ORANGE By Flergs
Manksans, SP Inspired, Myriad Pro(fonts)  14055

I Love You / Live Today Tomorrow is Not Promised

My dear friend Christine sent this to me. It is very poignant, so I thought I'd share this reminder with you all:
One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold  morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of  learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate  together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."
Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and  goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, or say "I love   you."
So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix  it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.
This is true of old cars... And children with bad  report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or   a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy,  no matter what.
Life is important, like people we know who are special.   And so, we keep them close!
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'!   Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn   to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life,   including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning   you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?
Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if   you think they don't love you back.  And just in case I'm gone tomorrow:
Live today because tomorrow is not promised.


Santa Brings Goodies QP (Reloaded)

Did you know that this quickpage has been downloaded 600 times? I didn't realize that it would be so popular! 
I want to thank all six (6) of you who took the time to say thank you.  The 7th comment was to let me know that the link had run out and asked if I would be renewing the link.

For those of you who missed the first round, you can download it HERE. (Sorry, you missed it.  The link has expired/won't be renewed.)


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I am Blessed To Have...

Doodelle’s Abundant Grace;
The Lab’s Clustered 1-4 Templates;
Miss Vivi’s The Essentials-Ribbons;
Dawn Inskip’s Little Stitches;
Doodled Dog (with metal layer applied by LWD;
Font: LD Dear Diary 13735


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