Monday, January 15, 2018

Exciting news!

I am honored and excited to have been chosen as a member of the Quick Quotes 2018 Design team!

You can see my intro here.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Crazy Room

These photos were taken inside a hotel room we stayed at on our anniversary trip. The outside of the hotel looked perfectly normal, as you can see in the small photo.

I used sketch #307 from sketches in thyme.  Papers are mostly from Basic Grey, plus Heidi Swapp embellishments, Crafter's Workshop template (clocks), and Quick Quotes inks.

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


For the New Year, I allowed myself to open the Graphic 45 French Country collector's edition. It's one of my all-time favorite collections and I am so glad they brought it back. It's easier to scrap with a collection I like this much.

This page is about a winery in France. It's kind of a sad story. It's a small family owned winery in France, and there was a frost the winter before which wiped out their entire crop for that year. (Other wineries nearby lost some, but not all). Furthermore, they had just upgraded a lot of their equipment. The grand-daughter did the tour (she was probably in her 20s). 
I used sketch #144 from sketch-n-scrap. 

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Here's another 2-page layout, which is a great way to get a lot of photos scrapped. This time, I used the 2 page sketch from Stick it Down which I just discovered. The sketch can be found here.

Lima is a large diverse city, these photos are from the historic district and of food. Lima is known for food, especially the ceviche. And you know those little Peruvian Corn-nuts you can get at Trader Joes? They actually serve them there. :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Championship Season

 Anyone who knows us, knows that our older son runs cross country. It is his passion and he works hard, which yields results. This year he made Varsity as a sophomore, which is an accomplishment in itself. During the first half of the season, the entire team competes, which is about 90 boys. The second half of the season is championship races, which is only the 7 boys on varsity (and sometimes another 7 on JV). Varsity season consisted of 6 races, one a week through mid-October and November, of which they won many and finished 9th in the state. I wanted to wait until the end of the season to scrap the championship season all on one double page.

Whenever the boys win, the 7 of them pose for a group photo for the parents and the media. I didn't actually take most of these photos, I got them from the Internet or people sent them to me.

This is my entry into the Quick Quotes Friday challenge 82 which can be found here. The challenge is to use die-cuts on a page and I used many. The giant arrow and journaling oval are very old pre-made die-cuts that I found in my stash. Also, I manually die-cut the title, banner, chevrons, and white arrow. The background paper is from the Quick Quotes Urban Oasis collection and all paper edges are inked with Quick Quotes Powerpuff inks in coal miner or hydrangea.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sparkly Holiday Card

Here is nice generic holiday card that I made, I can stamp whatever greeting I need inside when I decide who to mail it to.

The stamps are from Your Next Stamp, colored with copic markers, liquid pearls, stickles, and some old glitter pens. I used glitter cardstock from Bazzill and patterned paper from Heidi Swapp.   I used the card sketch #110 from sketch-n-scrap and color challenge #78 from Your Next Stamp

Friday, September 8, 2017

Jewish New Year Card

Here is a Jewish New Year card I made using inspiration from the Berry Color Challenge at Markerpop.

The grape and cup images are stamped with Memento ink (tuxedo black) and colored with copic markers in RV69, R39, R59, BG000, BG01, BG70, W4, and  0. Glitter was addded with copic multiliner in wine and wink of stella in clear.