Monday, January 31, 2011

Grandparent's Brag Book

We went back to Cedar Rapids, Iowa (my husband's home town) last summer for a family gathering, I took a bunch of photos of the grandchildren of my sister-in-law Marilyn, it was all planned for this mini album for her......

Grandparent's Brag Book 
**warning - lots of photos**

Amelia had so much fun with the water, a perfect summer afternoon for a happy girl 

Do you recognize some of the items I used on this page for Amelia?
Yes, the vintage sheet music, rose ribbon and wings are all from Pixie January Kit "My Funky Valentine", I don't know how many of my project used this rose ribbon, and I can't even finish what I had in the kit, it is like endless supply....

I leave some space so Marilyn could write some notes on the page....

their latest addition, Abigail, who was just born in November, 2010

I used some tiny bits from my "scrap bowl" for this page.....
like the lace border and the semi-circle tab, they were just things I made for other project but did not turn out the way I want, so I just throw them in a bowl........ they finally put into good use!
Do you have a scrap bowl, or jar, or box too?

And some more punched borders here too, boy oh boy, no wonder my scrap bowl is so full,
because I keep about anything and everything....

A page for the family, Abigail was still in the tummy in this picture

back of the album

whew..... are you still here? 
So hard to show a mini album without that many pictures.....

And this is going to the challenge over at
I've  played there a few times, and this week so happened to be "Anything goes, except cards"

Thanks for staying........ : )

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Project Christmas 2011 ~ card 5

I am so glad that I get my card #5 for christmas 2011, thanks to 

One card a week, stick to it and you'll have 52 cards by end of the year, how cool is that!

week 5 is a fun sketch from Amy Tsuruta

isn't that fun?

Here's my take.....

Counting down to December 25th....

If you want to get ahead of your christmas project, why don't you hop over to Jingle Belles and join the fun!!!

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Few days ago, I got this award from my dear blog buddy - Stella

Thank you Stella, for always thinking of me, you are a sweet, loving friend yourself, thanks for always making time to visit me and leave sweet comments, I am so blessed to have a blog buddy like you!

And I am passing on this to all you lovely, crafty ladies out there, thanks for your encouraging words, this is what keep this little blog going.... thanks my bloggie friends.....

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Pixie Dust Paperie is having a GIVEAWAY
want to win this?

and this?

Click HERE to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A sister is someone you grow up with.....

This layout is made using the sketch over at

Sketch # 140

I did some doodling on the layered flip hearts

these blooms are one of my favorite from Pixie January Kit "My Funky Valentine"

the chipboard letters are also from Pixie January Kit

this photo of Clare and Dolce was taken in 2004, at the Heshey's Chocolate World, Pennsylvania 

I didn't plan to use the MS butterfly punch this way, but oh well.....
sometimes the project just didn't turn out the way you had in your head right?

Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for your care and concern, I am feeling so much better today, ready to go out and have some fun!!!!

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Click HERE to link to my GIVEAWAY post

Friday, January 28, 2011

You are the beat of my heart!

Thank you all for your well wishes and concern, I am feeling a lot better today, just a little bit of cough but all the headache, neck ache, body ache are all gone!! : )

Here's the card I made for

Yet another beautiful card from Mercy

Here's mine
A Valentine's Day Card

Today I received a Super Sweet package from a dear blog buddy, Sylvia Nelson
She is such a loving and caring soul, knowing that I wasn't feeling well for almost 2 weeks, she sent me a "get well wishes" card and a pack of Halls, that is super soothing for my scratching throat, thanks Sylvia, you are so sweet!

While I force myself to "rest" more, I finally have some time to start using my Christmas Present - A NEW MAC PRO!!!!

Knowing that I am Apple Snob, my husband wanted to buy me the I-pad for christmas, but since my 3 year old Black Mac Book is starting to have some "old age" symptoms, he decided to give me the Mac Pro for Christmas instead, I was so busy with work, and have no time to set up, transfer my data from the old Mac to the new one since December, now that I am sick, and had to spend some time resting, I finally found something to do on my bed without wasting time, LOL!

oops, forgot to clean up the mess on my desk before I take picture, LOL!

Ok, that's all for today, if you want to win yourself a Pixie November Kit, click HERE!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Le Louvre

Le Louvre, Paris 2008

This is for the challenge over at
January Challenge is to use 17 buttons on one layout

One...... and it is my favorite one

because I top another button to make the the flower center, that makes two.....

three, four......
I just love these buttons, they served like bling to me.... 

only thing is that I have no better way to glue them except the hot glue, where I sometimes leave this gluey mess.....

on that tag in that little pocket

and here are the rest....... 17 total!!!

Paper - Pixie Dust Paperie January Kit "MY FUNKY VALENTINE"
Stamps and buttons : PTI