Saturday, December 6, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone !!!

Just thought I'd put up the latest Scrapbook Layouts for you:

First... a picture of the newest addition to the family...
Meet Duncan...

This was taken in August, 3 mos.

Jess and the kids playing in March, I think this was taken after one of Richards basket ball games.


Poor Duncan doesn't look to wild about this picture taking thing Gramma does, LOL.


We have a hard time getting him to smile for pictures, he really does smile alot for us tho.
That's it for now, too busy to take pics or make Layouts lately. :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Need a few freebie kits? Check out this great blogspot for them:


One of the freebs:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Checking In

Just a quick note to let you know I'm still hanging in there and still working on the house. I finally got the linoleum floor tile down in the craft/pc room!!! Course I had to stop and learn how to fix the leaking plumbing in the demolished bathroom right smack in the middle of doing the craft room floor. My son, bless his heart gave me a quick lesson on pvc pipe repair/installation for shut off valves over the phone. He's a great teacher because it DIDN'T LEAK !!! LOL, I seriously had my doubts but took on the job as he's working 10 hr days right now. Mom and I also did some of the grouting of the shower stall, OUCH, killed the muscles in my arms and hands, it's going to take many days of work for me, just mixing up the grout is a job in itself for sore muscles. I'd like to post some pics of the reno but don't have the energy to resize, lable and upload right now.

Some days me and Miss Gussie feel like this:


Have a great day!!


Sunday, July 20, 2008


DSP, my favorite digital Scrapbooking site :) is having their Christmas in July event this week!! Sales, freebies, activities and loads of fun! I sure hope to join in, depends how much work I can get done on this place, yep, still under construction, LOL.

Friday, July 18, 2008

12 Day of Christmas Freebies are happining right now at

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Elizabeth St Abode:

The renovation of the Elizabeth street house is underway!

Woo Hoo! Been redoing parts of the new house. Spent most of yesterday removing the stickem linolium squares on the kitchen floor, rough work, and half of them weren't even stuck any more, LOL. You could smell BenGay all over the house last night after I got home, LOL, guess I sat on that floor too long!

I'm keeping a photo journal of the work going on there at my DSP gallery.

No time to do Scrapping LO's just now, too busy, eeekkkk, but we're having fun!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Collections of Caitlyn

A few years of our Caitlyn.

Crazy Cardboard Kit by PtiteSouris.
DSP Club Digital Jan 2008 used a BG paper, altered, from Rene Bross' New Years Cheers Kit.

Just in time for Valentines Day

I did this LO for 2 different Challenges at DSP, the "Monthly Club Digital Contest" for Feb 2008. and "Scrap With This and Win" for Feb 2008, using A heart, An Overlay, and A Pink BG.

I just Love the look on Bug's face here. The picts were actually taken July 2004 at my Sister's house during her twin's B-Day party. He's grown up so much since then! :)

Click on the photo for Credits.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Living Quarters Update

Well the house mentioned on the 13th of Jan fell through, property boundry issues and a paper road running smack through what little back yard there was. Did find another listing in the same plan of homes and had the inspection this past Friday. Looks like it's a go. Needs loads of cosmetic work and some wiring, oh, and a new roof. Good price even though it needs work.

Worked on a new LO yesterday for the StyleLift challenge at DSP. Used loads of filters, the Wacom Tablet to freehand paint, smudge and add some interest to match the Kandinsky Style.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Newest LO

Credits: @DSP Gallery

Mom n Jan's travels thru Cherokee National Forest this past summer. Did this LO for the StyleLift Challenge at DSP, our own designer Meryle Bartho's LO's were the subject this month.

New Living Quarters?

Signed contract for a small house yesterday... will see if it's a keeper after the inspection is done, I could be on my own again! Hopefully the inspection will be done by the end of this week. Keeping fingers and toes crossed, LOL.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Just a comment, I wish I knew how to make these digital kits of papers, ribbons and goodies. These designers put in so much work and I surely appreciate their time and efforts. Hanging out at any of the sites and doing challenges and contests usually means the designers that host them will give away a free kit or element and alot of my stash came that way.

Contest LO's

And here are the last 3 of 6 LO's for the "Stand Up and Scrap" contest from the previous post:

I guess not, won't let me upload anymore photos...

I'll try one more time...

Shots taken while traveling in Oct. 2007

This one is a shot of Amanda showing an unknown little boy her pictures on her cell phone.


Contest LayOuts

I entered a Digital Scrapbooking Contest last fall that lasted for 6 weeks. A new LO with different requirements was due each week. My first attempt at anything like that, and while I didn't win a thing, I sure had fun. The contest was called "2007 Stand Up and Scrap", Scrappers united for planet earth, a benefit for "The Alliance for Climate Protection". The following LO's were submitted to that contest:



Ok, I'll have make a new post of LO's 4,5, and 6.

This is my effort at a Style Lift, for those unfamiliar with that term, I tried to do this LO the same way as another artist would do theirs. DSP holds a Style Lift challenge each month, with a different artist from the internet or our own DSP members. Mine turned out more of a collage, but like the effect of the ball flying at you.
Nearly forgot, the artist we "lifted" for this LO is Jessica Dittmer of Wishing You Wells. If you have time, stop and look at her studios, fantastic altered art from photographs!
Whoa, I'm a bit lost here, learning how to do this, couldn't find where to post !! Now all I have to do is remember it, LOL