Saturday, May 22, 2010

Just Kickin Back

This page is from a sketch over at Sassy Lil Sketches. You can check them out here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010


I've been using a lot of sketches for my pages lately. I found this sketch over at and thought it would work great for these pictures of Canberra. I grew up thinking that the capital of Australia was either Sydney or Melbourne but who knew it was really Canberra? An American engineer designed the city and it is remarkable how much it favors Washington, DC. I chose these colors for a challenge over at

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sculptured Reading

I'm still using that Bobunny Sophie line of papers. They are bold and beautiful just like I like my papers! The owl is from the cricut cartridge "Create a Critter". I have always liked photo corners but I never seemed to have the right colors to match my papers. Well that was easily fixed when a friend of mine gave me the Martha Stewart corner punch. It was easy to use and I love the effect. Photo corners remind me of my Dad who use to use those old black corners in photo albums. He would spend hours during the cold winter months in Pennsylvania sticking those corners in albums!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

4 Wheeling

This is my great niece, Ana, who is 4 wheeling at age 4!! Isn't she adorable? This is my first try using the sketch over at It was just too inviting. I used the Bobunny Sophie Bouquet paper.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


All of us who went to Australia had our favorite city out of the three we visited. While I was partial to Canberra, my daughter preferred Sydney. Of course, she is cold natured and Sydney was the warmer of the three. My husband enjoyed Melbourne the best as did our Pastor. I liked Canberra because I am a small town girl at heart and Canberra was the smallest of the three even though it is the capital. Because it wasn't so metropolitan, we would see kangaroos on the side of the road just like we see deer here in the states. Today, I've scrapped Sydney. This picture was taken as we made our way down the steps of the Opera House.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Wow, it's hard to believe that it is May already. This year is speeding by. Here are a few pages I've finished. The last one is of a bottle brush bush. Our friends, the Keefe's, were given this bush when they became Australian citizens. What a cool practice! The second page is of the Garcia family and their home in Sydney. I loved the big palm that was in front of their house. The first page is of my husband with an Aborigine playing a didgeridoo.