Friday, February 20, 2009

It's a small small world

Well Mandy did it again! Honestly, I have no idea how she makes such beautiful unique pages so quickly. It took me hours just to try and copy her ideas. She made an amazing layout using another one of my photos. This time it was one of my photos of It's a Small World at Walt Disney World. See her beautiful layout HERE
Now for my version. I have the beautiful Citrus collection from DCWV for the perfect colors and lots of glitter, but I ran into a problem with the palm leaves. I dont happen to have the right greenery around my room here so I tried to re-create something palm like using some scrap papers. Not fantastic, but it works! lol. I really love the Hawaiian section of the ride the most. The first time I rode it was at Disneyland when I was 10. I was with my aunt and mom, right after I had spent 2 weeks in Hawaii with my family and my other aunt and uncle.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Nancy and I go to Disneyland the day before CHA and this was our first trip. There was a bit of celebration. The papers are mostly October Afternoon with a piece of Creative Cafe and the title is cut from Chatterbox. The chipboard shape is InqueBoutique/Darice.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


LOVE MY MARRAKECH!!! wow - this new BG collection is to die for. I used the beautiful Porcelain birdcage stamps for my background. These photos are from Animal Kingdom's Maharajah Jungle Trek for Disney Challenge #4.

Monday, February 16, 2009

the PINK Store

AKA: By Design in Webster, TX

Kristin and I spent the day visiting a few of the LSSs in Webster. It was alot of fun and the Pink store is just too darn cute. I had to take some photos.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Serendipity Scrapbooks Flashback Reunion Crop

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Next Weekend Feb 20th - 22nd Serendipity Scrapbooks is having a Fun Flashback crop in their forum, gallery, and store. I have participated in the crops before and they are so fun that I am sharing all of the info with my friends this time. Past and current members of the Serendipity Design Team will be hosting challenges and games, there will be specials and prizes. The owner even makes a link so that you can listen to themed music while cropping. I, personally, love the challenges and just cropping with the girls. There are pre-crop challenges and games starting already so please check out the forum.

The most exciting part is that I was recently lucky enough to be chosen to be on the Serendipity Scrapbooks Design Team. My term begins in March 09. You would not believe the talented ladies that I will be joining. I am very honored.

I took Kristin's challenge to create some jewelry using scrapping items. She made the most adorable button pin, so I took that idea and made a decoration for my cropping bag.

zoo train

I am having fun with old photos lately so here is another. The guys on the zoo train 1994. LOVE this Dream Street zoo paper and the American Crafts orange houndstooth is perfect with it. My favorite part are the words on the border - Q is for [quail], W is for [whale] :)

I am having fun with old photos lately so here is another. The guys on the zoo train 1994. LOVE this Dream Street zoo paper and the American Crafts orange houndstooth is perfect with it. My favorite part are the words on the border - Q is for [quail], W is for [whale] :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

LA Tourist

I just got this new Que Sera Sera K&Co paper and I knew exactly which photos to scrap with it. I love these photos of Ang. Really fun papers and goodies too.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Old Port Royal Pool

Caribbean Beach Resort WDW. My good friend Mandy created the most beautiful digital layout for me using these photos. I loved it so much that I decided to recreate it using papers.
Here is Mandy's layout - THANK YOU, Mandy!

And here is my best shot at it. I used MME papers with the exception of the cut flourishes which are MM. I created my own title using faux leather material.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Cat

Isn't he beautiful!? I still cant believe we had snow here in Houston. It didn't last long but it was the first time my 16 year old son had seen snow so he was pretty excited. He carried each of the kitties out so they could see the snow. Noel was not happy about being out of her warm blanket but Savvy was very interested.

I painted these chipboard letters with taupe acrylic paint, then I added a few punched starry snow goodies, covered letters with a thick layer of Glossy Accents, and added some snowey glitters lightly over the enamel. I wish the photos would show all the sparkle.

Macy's, here I come! 1966

I may not be the most fashionable person now, but when I was 15 months old, I looked GOOD! And are these Bittersweet papers from Basic Grey yummy or what! They really make me want dark chocolate covered Cherries. Those were my mom's fave when I was a kid. Honestly, I should have said Foley's here I come because that is where we always shopped but since then it was purchased by Macys and I didn't think my kids would understand what Foley's was. Most adults in Texas would, it was a great department store and the one in downtown Houston was classic.

A Goofy Moment

Oh you just have to love Goofy! We ran into him just inside the park at the Intl Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT. You have to do a totally fun layout with photos of this guy so I handcut all kinds of fun swirls and flowers from these papers by WeRMemory Keepers. The colors and style of this collection just made the page pop. I even used a little goofy sticker from the park.

Drum Major - Katy 04

Can you believe how well Basic Grey Boxer worked for a Marching band layout! I was pretty happy. I used alot of Boxer goodies: stamps, brads, buttons, stickers, rubons... Then I made a "heartbeat" and stitched over it because the show that year was called heartbeat. This was the first big competition win of the season.

The flowers are felt. I stamped them with black paint and added glass glitter to the tops of the brads.