Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blingy circle layout

Here are some past pictures of Hannah which I have been holding on to waiting for inspiration. Finally I saw something with a collage of photos in a circle in a magazine. Using that theme, I made this and added bling for a challenge. Hope you like it. It's almost all traditional, Just used the computer for the journaling in the round. But next time...........

Little Halloween Aristocats

Halloween Spooky Black Wreath

My daughter wanted to know what my "Annual" Halloween decor would be for her home. Well, Just because I happen to make a couple of things in the past, I didn't realize it was an annual thing but as the good mother and grand mother, I needed an idea. I made a wreath. I used the Cricut to cut dozens of black cardstock leaves which I outlined in white pen and stickles(green, orange and purple). I then curled the leaves on the handle of a whisk. I used a glue gun (1st time) to attach them to a styrofoam ring which I covered in ribbon for sturdiness. I then made the paper ornaments, come with photos and added them, along with the web, spiders, skeletons and pumpkins, all cut with the cricut. The big skeleton is a Sizzix die. so off to Boston it went but not before I took this photo which I entered in a Holloween papercraft contest and won FIRST PLACE. YEAH!!!!! The prize, which arrived was a large halloween photo collage with the photos in individual frames, which I can use during the year for my own photos. It's really beautiful. I'll post when it's hanging.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back from Sarasota until 2010

Wow did I just say 2010. I remember 2000 when we all thought computers would crash and things would change so drastically. Well there were changes. Crazy thing is I remember like it was yesterday. I am back in PA with so much to do and lots of time to procrastinate about it as well. I had a great summer, mostly in Florida. Terry is doing well with the chemo and a full recovery is expected. Tune in soon for pages and pics from Florida.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

First Parents Day at Hannah's Preschool, Boston.

Catching Up Again

I have been so busy the past couple of months with grand daughter's birthdays, holidays, and a trip to Florida for a month. While there I only did digital scrapbooking. Yes, I miss touching the blessed paper, but digi is a great way to go when supplies are limited and the laptop is handy. Also, It gave me the opportunity to catch up on photos that are in my computer that may never have been printed. I now have an Epson R1900 so I can print 12 x 12 pages and I must admit, it is really great. So the following 16 pages are all digital. I entered some challenges on the Jessica Sprague site and also took a couple of online classes learning new techniques. Most of these pages have at least one technique that was new to me. The Duckling Day and the Wall at BU are 8 x 8 --9 grid photos using digi brushes for the flourishes, and these will actually be used on a traditional page, so that's good too. I like the idea of Fancy photo editing and then printing for paper scrapbooking. I am somewhat new to this. I hope you all like the digi layouts, let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by.

Chris, Rhia and Alex, Sarasota, Feb.2008

Domino Darling

My Happy Family: Christmas in Vermont

Sweet Sami

Summer in NYC.....Alex at FAO Schwartz

One Photo Challenge

Alex with Mom and Dad: Dec. 2008

Duckling Day Parade, Boston Public Gardens

Missy and Erik at Celtics Game.

Just for fun using template from Renee Pearson

Sisters: Riding on the Carousel in November in the Boston Commons

5 summer faves: Pics from 2008 summer

Movie Poster: Just a cool idea, about my son, Chris the lighting director.

The wall at Boston University Athletic Center.

Zoo visit in May

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Grand friends Day in Boston

Here are two layouts from Hannah's preschool, the Kingsley Montesorri School in Boston. I had a great time. The first layout is paper but the Love element is digital as well as the photo block and journaling. The second one is all digi. These are from the current trial free classes at

Friday, May 8, 2009

Just being silly

I learned a new technique today which was making text look like stickers. It was a freebe tutorial at I triout it out on this cute photos of Hannah and my two daughters and me of course. (Click image to see larger.)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Contest Entry

Hi, Instead of the usual flowers, birds, etc for a spring theme, I used a Spring Training Game that my son in law and grand daughter (what a Dad) in 2008. Didn't win, or even come close. Oh well.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

All the Invites

Sami turns two, Invitation_Butterfly theme.

I designed a very casual invitation for Sami's second birthday as she is a casual kid. The wording inside is very flighty keeping with the butterfly looseness and style. Hope the kids and parents like them. All have different paper butterfly (shoo...scraps) and some colored cards are different from the original idea of pink and yellow. The envelopes are all pink. These were easy to cut on the cricut using DS. Recipe for butterfly and front circle from Susan Blu, Font is Century Gothic done in Photoshop. What do you think? (click on images to see larger.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pink Elephant Button Entry

I printed the text before during a class using Photoshop Elements to to write in a circle and I knew I wanted to use this picture for a layout using it. . The button challenge gave me new inspiration to get it done. (Click photo to see it larger).

Friday, March 13, 2009

SCAL Contest

i purchased some stitching templates to use with the cricut to cut circles and then thread with whatever, I may use ribbon. I am going to do a circle theme. It's for a Hannah page and a contest. After I finish I will be doing Sami's invitations for her 2nd birthday party. It's a butterfly theme and SusanBlu has a great pop out butterfly card. We'll try it and see how it goes. Stay tuned.

Trike Lessons Not Needed (Final)

I finally got some inspiration to finish this layout. Hope it doesn't look over done now. Even tho' over done is my style. (Click to see larger) Template from Miss Mint.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Here's a Brave girl.

Hannah loves the water in Sarasota. She actually likes being thrown by Dad, it's so crazy. Just realized I never shared this fun page.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trike lessons not needed

To have more to do than eat out, play, swim, beach, tv and sight seeing Melissa bought a trike for Hannah during vacation. A good time to learn for a Boston kid. She learned in 5 seconds. Some mishaps but nothing stopped her.

Monday, February 23, 2009

MIT Reunions 2008_1

I have a million pictures at this museum, but decided the fastest way was to do it digi with just 3. (Click to see larger). Done with a JSprgue freebie template teaser, including papers and elements.

Happy Daisy: King Cake

Happy Daisy: King Cake

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Speed Scrap

I accidently found a web site that had something called a Speed Scrap. It started at 9pm and gave instructions of what to do every 10-15 minutes. No pictures amd no freebies, just your own stash. I tried it with some of my supplies that I tagged recently with ShoeBox and here is my result. It's Sami looking sweet as usual. Took me less than an hour. A miracle for me. (Click to see it larger.)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Still Catching UP....I think it will always be the case. Anyway, this was a weekend, the first, that Missy and Erik left town, and myself and T-Pop took care of the "babies." Hannah had a gym class and we all went. Boy! did they work out!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Catching up

I am so far behind chronologically on my paper scrapping and want to catch up. Here is one I did this weekend from 2007. Hannah is now 3 and still crazy for water games, pools, playing anything. Click on image to see it larger.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Page Calendar-click to see larger

My daughter wanted a one page calendar so see at a glance. I used the photo template from this months creating keepsakes magazine, which I altered with the photos on each end and the calendar is downloaded from the internet.