Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Layout

I can't believe how LOOONG it has been since my last post. I have started a new job working 3rd shift, so my time crafting is very limited especially with it being the holiday season. I get about 5 hours of sleep and it seems to suit me fine. I thought I would have a tough time getting adjusted to a new schedule since I am an early bird, but adjusting has been a breeze. I had a wonderful 4 day weekend and managed to finish this layout for my Etsy Shop.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fun to Be One

I was so busy last week, I didn't get much accomplished in the world of scrapbooking. So I wanted to get this week off to a fresh creative start. This layout is a special order for a little cutie pie. When my customer sent the photo she wanted to use, I fell in love with him. So did my girls! Now I am all caught up with my special orders and I will be working on some birthday layouts over the next few days.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Watch Me Grow & Bloom and Grow Layouts

Is it my imagination or is everyone that I know pregnant??? All I can say is I am jealous! Not the pregnancy part, I could totally skip that, LOL! My sister tells me I should move back home and run daycare again and with so many of our friends here having babies, it almost makes want to start my daycare back up now. Almost though, when I really start to mull it over in my head, I think of the long hours, chaotic schedules...the list goes on an on. Mark is now back at work, yippee! I am now on the job hunt, looking to get out of the house for a while and still work on my computer programming classes. So I'll live out my dreams of having more kids vicariously through everyone else who is pregnant and get it out of my system artistically by creating layouts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I love, love, love it when I get the opportunity to create a special layout for a momentous occasion. The thrill of being picked as the designer is an honor, but to have the client share the memory with me and to have my layout become the backdrop of their story takes my breath away every time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's a beautiful day, a beautiful life, a beautiful layout...

Everything went so smoothly yesterday with Mark's port removal. We headed over to the mall in Fort Wayne to eat. Mark scarfed down Sbarro's while I had fried rice, kobe beef and spring rolls from Panda Express. It was so delicious, I wanted to go back and ask the lady to wrap up the whole counter of food to go. I tried saving a few bites of the kobe beef for the girls to try when they got home from school but my tummy refused to cooperate! Mark has slept the afternoon away today. He's just a little tender from the surgery. While he slept, I took a break from cleaning and snuck into the studio to create a quick layout. It's from K & Co Jubilee Collection again, love love love it! Hugs & Happiness to all and thank you ladies for all the sweet comments you left on my post yesterday, it does a heart good :)

Lots of little torn paper around the sides and top of layout. I love the dimension it gives.

I created the "beautiful" ticket in Paintshop, printed it on white paper. Using Tim Holtz distress inks, I inked the edges with black soot, sponged the inside with antique linen, scrunched up the ticket and then inked with brush corduroy. And then added some hand made paper flowers using my punches.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yay! It's official!

Mark has had several follow up dr. appointments recently from all of his chemo and radiation treatments since last Christmas. He is totally cancer free and gets his port out tomorrow morning! Yay! Now we can both get back to work, a regular schedule and feel like normal folks again. (if there is such a thing as normal folks - lol) WOOHOO!

And as if life couldn't get any better, The Short Shop has featured me in Etsy 50 Days 50 States - Indiana treasury list. Be sure to stop in and check out The Short Shop. (I'm doing the happy dance!)

Here are some layouts I did over the weekend of the girlies, the papers are K & Co. Jubilee collection, if the papers aren't available locally, A Cherry on Top has a few packs left.