Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Day 31

credits: paper by VinniePearce; wordart by MKDesigns; glitter fireworks by CamilaDesigns

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Day 30

credits: QP by Timounette; wa by MWise; font-honey script

Monday, December 29, 2008

Day 29 (two more to go)

credits: glitter overlay by CRenee; all other paper and elements by Malily; font-impact

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Day 28

credits: clipping mask by DTope; paper and elements by LilyDesigns

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Day 26

credits: template by simplementscraps; papers by purescrap, scrapgirls; frame by simplybeautiful creations; fonts- ChopinScrip, honeyscript

Thursday, December 25, 2008

For all who celebrate

Day 25
credits: paper by VinniePearce; tree by delmik; wa by lilly

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Day 24

credits: All supplies from DigitalScrapbookArtisanGuild_Nov08Kit_TreasuredTimes

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Day 23

credits: 1st template by scooty; 2nd by Yin; paper and grundge overlay by KatiePertiet; Stamps by KathrynBalint; journal tag by jenwilsondesigns; fonts-honeyscrip and BlackChancery

Monday, December 22, 2008

Day 22

credits: template by Yin (#77); paper by KPertiet; font-BleedingCowboy

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Day 21

credits: scraplift, paper, elements br Fryske

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Day 20

credits: all supplies from VinniePearce's Kit_Playing in the Snow

Friday, December 19, 2008

Day 19

credits: all digi supplies from JenU and PTON from the CallabKit_Knocking on Winters Door

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Day 18

credits: template, background paper,elements by Taylormade(oscraps); other papers by BEvans and AWP(Vickie); wordart by VStegall and Taylormade

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Day 16

credits: template by Elina; papers and elements by Natali Designs

Monday, December 15, 2008

Day 15

credits: template by SabrinaCreations; papers by purescrap and awall; wordart by anna aspnes

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Day 14

credits: template by Scooty; paper and elements by JessicaLopez; grungy overlay by KatiePertiet; font HoneyScript

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Day 13

credits: template and inspiration by Fryske; paper by creashens

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 11

credits: template by FlaneriesDigitales; papers by BKerr; WA byTaylorMade/VStegall; sticker was freebie with no tou

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 10

credits: Scraplift, template, paper, elements by Fryske; also used paper by AWP(Vickie) and blended

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Day 9

credits: template by v.vv; paper and elements by VinniePearce

Monday, December 8, 2008

Day 8

credits: paper_crumpled by feistuff; frame_adorened by feistuff; wa by elegant wordart

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Day 7

credits: template, scraplift, tutorial by Fryske

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Day 6

credits: template and wordart by Feistuff (she is; paper,elements,overlays by NataliDesigns_WinterPoetry; WinterOverlays (love,love,love her

Friday, December 5, 2008

Day 5

credits: Template and Inspiration from Jopke; paper by KPertiet_CountrySide; heart from AfterFive_Artemia

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day 4

credits: template by BrandiChammartin; SpunkySparkleKit by NicoleYoung; wa by DanaZarling

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Day 3

credits: template-ds101photobook(freebie) ; wordart by SueCummings(oscrap);
paper and elements by AshaleeWall's nov.08kit for ScrappersGuide

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 2-TeddyBears

credits: template by 3s_enough; AfterFive_Artemia Kit

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sleep Tight

credits: template by KMize; word art from ArtemiaKit_AfterFive

I am going to attempt to do a layout each day...challenge at Jessica' will be a layout or a photo...let's see if i can keep is today's...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

credits: paper and turkey element by Kim's Scrappin

Monday, November 24, 2008

Inky Heart

here is this week's challenge from Jessica's...been busy this week but not sure with Thanksgiving is over at my daughter's house what do i have to do (boy this is different after doing the dinner for over 30 years....) I did do dessert...went to Coldstone Cremery and bought two Apple Carmel and one Pumpkin..mmmm ice can you go wrong!!

credits: template by Kristen ; paper and elements by Kittenkaaboodle_Inky Heart

Monday, November 17, 2008


credits: paper from November08 ArtisanGuild Kit; frame by Timounette; WA by Tina

ok, i should be cleaning the house or at least go grocery shopping (the cupboards are bare)..but i just love working at the computer...spent all day saturday online with DesignerDigitals ... chatting, downloading freebies (and i did spend some money..shhhhhhhhhh); great sale until tuesday morning....during this worked on my class project...GREAT class from Jessica...but this morning just needed to complete the challenge at jessica's so here it is.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stories in Hand

I am so busy with this fabulous free class by Jessica i just have not had time to blog or scrap....this is a hybrid project so not only am i using my computer skills but i have returned to paper and glue...i think i was missing it....such fun!! and you would not believe the amount of people from all over the world taking this class....this truely amazes this old girl!! so see ya when i have time.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sweet Dreams

credits: QP by Pikachu

Baby Pictures are so great to scrap!
I did this in Photoshop Elements 5. I have upgraded to 7 but still exploring this before i do anything in it...not much differences have i found yet..a few i will probably like once i get use to them...change is difficult for me..wanted to buy the CS4 but the price is choking me so until i decide to design my own paper and elements i will stay to the less expensive but still great elements!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


here is the layout for the challenge this week at Jessica's...Things are calmer now is born and all is healthy!! Starting to feel like fall is ending with winter just around the corner...i love this time of dh thinks i am crazy (he is a summer person)...I love the cool air, falling leaves, even it getting darker earlier....what can i say......

credits: paper by TaylorMade from; grungeoverlay by KPertiet from; font-JumpStart from

Monday, November 3, 2008

Aunt Barb and Sammy

What can I say!!??

credits: QP by LaurenBavin; font-honey script; photo by Aunt Helen

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Mincemeat Bread

This is an old favorite!! could barely read the recipe card for it's age (and all the spills)...I bake these in coffee cans so it has a nice round shape when sliced..........

Pumpkin Mincemeat Bread
Bake at 350 degrees
4 1pound coffe cans 50--60 minutes
3 med loaf pans 55-65 minutes
2 large loaf pans 60-70 minutes
8 soup cans (1/2 - 2/3 filled) 20-25 minutes

3.5 cups sifted flour
1.5 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons pumpkin piespice =1Tcinnamon; 1.5t allspice; 1/2 t gr.cloves
2 Tablespoons baking soda
1.5 tsp.salt
1.5 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2.5 cups water
1 cup oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
9 onzes box dry mincemeat(crumbled)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Sift together flour, white sugar, spice, soda,salt. Mix in brown sugar. Make a well in center. Add eggs, water, oil and pumpkin. Beat at low speed until blended, then beat for 3 minutes. Stir in mincemeat and nuts. Pour into greased, flour pans and i use the coffee cans i put the cover on once cool and freeze right in can...this smells soooooooooo delicious while cooking and is sooooooo moist and yummy!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sammy's first Layout!

This went up nice and quick!! template challenge over at Jessica's...

credits: template by LindseyJane; papers and giraffe by DeliciousScraps; tower of toys by Kubivet; teddybear was a freebie with no tou; font-Ariel

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Beef Roast with Dried Fruit

Here is a good one!! from The Everything Slow Cooker Cookbook by Margaret Kaeter.

Beef Roast with Dried Fruit
Cooking time: 6-8 hours
Prep time: 15 minutes
Pot size: 3-6 quarts
Serves 8

2 medium sized yellow onions
1 clove garlic
3-4 pound boneless pot roast
1.5 cups mixed dried fruit
1.5 cups dried apple rings
3/4 cup pale ale
1 cup water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2.5 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Peel and slice the onions about 1/4 inch thick. Peel and mince the garlic.
2. Place the onions in bottom of the slow cooker. Place the roast on top. Cover with the mixed dried fruit. Mix together the beer, water, garlic, brown sugar, bay leaf, cinnamon, salt, and pepper; pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low setting 6-8 hours.
3. Remove the bay leaf and top with the apple rings before serving!


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Friday, October 24, 2008

He is Here!!!

I would like to introduce you to Samuel Ethan...9 pounds 1 onze...21 inches long...He came into this world last night around 10pm....I went to see and hold him this morning.....what can i say...i am soooooooooo proud!! My daughter doesn't look to bad given that she was induced Wednesday afternoon....So celebrations will begin.......!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Josie

Isn't she just special!!! Soon to be a big sister...her momma went into the hospital today where she will be soooooooooooon!! Yea!! I will be a "Mimi" to two!! So i am off to watch this little one cause momma is busy right now!! credits: sparkles by scrappypony

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Dogs

Here is this weeks challenge from Jessica's....Still waiting for the new grandson to be born....he is already showing signs of his mimi's time the phone rings i am ready to run over and take care of josie while this great event happens....well, nothing i can do until it happens...
credits:: black paper by purescraps; "ILoveDogs" frame by teri; all other paper and elements from Pat Christenson from Weeds and Wildflowers; font-honeyscript

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kisses from Lainie

(click image to enlarge)
My daughter sent me this picture this morning...i forgot about this was taken by a cell phone ... i touched it up with a photo action by John from ezactions called "sunkissed" (for the picture was so dark). I just luv photoshop...would like to upgrade to CS4 but too much money at this time...but Photoshop elements 7 just came out...i can handle that..mmmmm(have PSE5 now).
credits: QP by smwalters; quote-KPertiet; font-honeyscript

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Travel Challenge

Today i spent a good amount of time on Jessica's Challenge...I went back to 1987 with the family's trip to Israel...this was fun and brought back so many wonderful memories!! I do want to say i did do a little housekeeping today (i hate it so much!!) My dh helped me clean out kitchen all know the one with all the plastic containers...yes, you do!! Half that plastic went in the trash!! and dated can goods (you all have them!) went in the trash too...gone are the days i cook for 4...has taken me almost 10 years to realize it so i don't need to have all these can goods...also, i was raised by parents who survived the know what that means...we had enough food in the cellar to feed the whole state of Vermont!! and then experiencing that winter storm-the big one in this Boston area...i started filling bookcases in the cellar with food i bought at Costco...scary!! I am changing my ways......

credits: Background Paper-M.Fenwick; Discover overlay, FiledPhotoFrames-KatiePertiet; Journal, map paper-CRenee; stacked papers, clip,wrapper-Kathryrn Balint, font-HoneyScript; all other elements-mine

Friday, October 10, 2008


Here is Josie from last Halloween...insisted on being a spider and this things can change...LOL!!

This is the challenge from Jessica this week..i made the title by using her instructions and two grundge brushes with two colors!!

credits: paper by jenwilson; frame by lindseyjane; font-impact; brushes by m_babic

New Class

and it's FREE!!

YEAAAAAAAAAAAA!! She asked us to pass the word...need to check this week of videos from Jessica and it's FREE...what do you have to don't need to use photoshop to complete the is for everyone who wants to tell their stories...Great opportunity to check her out if you have not had the pleasure of taking any of her classes!! I am in and feeling great...i was disappointed when i heard she was cancelling Digi in Deeper But Now..I am In!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bittersweet October

The challenge at Jessica's this week was to make a fall is mine...i am feeling much better...not only physically but emotionally...all my digi stuff is tagged and i think i have the computer where it should be now following that awful crash!! So, i am back to business...Jessica put the October class on hold so i think i am going to "challenge" myself and go to a few sites that offer instructions and try those.....but my heart is with my Sprague Friends on the playground!!

credits: template by winkasheart; papers and element by LivE and Lynnea (SpragueGround GFs); fall brushes by KPertiet; Quote by PinkPeacockDesigns

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Comfort Food

I am in the mood for comfort food.....given the state of affairs here in the one of my favorites (although i can hear some groans already) is Tuna Noodle Casserole.....i don't make this very often but when i am in the mood....yummmmmmmm!! You should try this is very good!!(i can just see both my daughters shaking their heads)

Tuna Noodle Casserole
7 oz.can water packed tuna fish, drained
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 medium stalks of celery, chopped
3 tbsp. coarsely chopped pimento
3 slices American cheese, cut into small pieces
4-5 shakes onion powder
4-5 shakes garlic powder
6 oz. medium noodles, cooked
Potato chips for topping

Combine tuna, celery soup, milk, mayonnaise, celery, pimento, American cheese and seasonings in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until cheese melts. Mix with noodles and pour into a greased 2 quart casserole. Top with crumbled potato chips an dot with butter. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. This freezes well before baking and before adding potato chips and butter....


I am at the end of this 2 week bronchitis just knocked me over...hope this is it for the winter months!! Hoping to go and take some great fall photos this this time of year!

Hollywood Declares Themselves

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Here is the challenge this week from Jessica's...i need to get back into doing layouts...i feel so good while i am doing it...although right now i am trying to recover from the flu...this is 6 days now...get over it already...i want to enjoy this wonderful my daughter is due any day first i have been gathering "boy" digi supplies....I love being a grandmother (mimi)!!
credits: paper is from webb freebie with no tou; scatterz-dedesmith; font-moonstars

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Love Autumn!

My favorite time of the will not hear me complain of allergies or the weather....this weather has been perfect these past few days!! I have been reorganizing and tagging all my digi supplies since the "crash"....and trying not to be discouraged...i said to myself.."self, stop $%^& didn't loose anything and so what you have to retag everything...throw some of this stuff out" (have been doing my closets,too)....Decided to do a layout in honor of the first day of fall
credits: template-purescraps; paper,quote-KPertiet; fall elements-JenU ; also used ez-actions by John on the photos...over exposed fix (amazing!!)