Monday, December 30, 2013

We are family

My daughter's little family.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cheeky Girl

It seems like forever since I've posted on my blog!  Here is a double page layout of my sweet granddaughter, Katie.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Recipe Box Swap

I participated in a recipe box swap over on the cricut circle message board.  It was suppose to be a Christmas themed one, but I asked for chickens as I want to keep mine out all year round and that's what my kitchen is decorated in.  Jenny Dennis had my name and she made this gorgeous box!!  I LOVE IT!!  I especially love the little glass handle knob.  The metal corners and the Tim Holtz feet make this box special, but what makes it extra special is knowing that Jenny had me in mind when she crafted it for me!!!

Jenny also made me a dry erase board by using an acrylic frame and a piece of the paper that matches the recipe box.  She velcroed a marker on the back side.  I never saw this before and didn't know that an acrylic frame could be used as a dry erase board!  I love it!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Katie on her first day at home

Hello World

Sweet Katie on her birthday

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013


My grand niece, Ana, loves her scooter.  This is a page that will go in my sister's album.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Turned Around

Sweet Chandler forward facing in his car seat.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Katie Belle

My sweet granddaughter arrived on Sunday, September 1, 2013.  Weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz and she is 20" long.  She is adorable, and I am in love with her already!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

in full bloom

Another page done for my sister's album.  This apple tree is in her yard, and it was full of blooms this year!  After a cold and snowy winter in Pennsylvania, it was a welcome sight!

Girls just want to have fun!

My grand niece with her two cousins.  This will be a page in the album I do for my sister every year.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bon Appetit

Chandler aka "Mr Independent" likes to feed himself.  It got pretty messy when he ate ravioli!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Here we grow from month to month

We thought it would be a fun idea to take a picture of Chandler each month to document the first year.  It was really hard to get him to sit still as he got older!!  I didn't use a whole lot of embellishments on this page outside of what came on the Jillibean Soup placemat frames.  I did tuck some colored cardstock behind the cutout words.  I wanted the focus to be on the pictures.

How about a test drive?

My sweet great niece convinced her mom that she needed to take a bike for a test drive in the store.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mother's Day

My daughter's first mother's day!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

How many clicks does it take?

One of my favorite scrappy designers is Aphra Bolyer who has been on several design teams.  She did THIS amazing page about a year ago for the Cricut Circle magazine and I just had to lift it.  It's been on my mind for awhile.  I changed it up for the cartridges that I had, and to suit my pictures, but it is still based on her page.  I think it is her sense of humor that is apparant on her pages that I admire so much if truth be told!! LOL

Here's my lift

And here is Aphra's original

One Step at a Time

I loved seeing Chandler walk for the first time!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Christmas in July blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Sis's blog and will be going to Lisa's blog next!

I have made a step card.  The tree is from the Cricut "Winter Frolic" cartridge, and the font is from the Cricut "When I was a Kid" cartridge.  The picture mat is a 3 X 4.  I hope you enjoy!
And here's a side view

Thank you for hopping with us today! Now off to Lisa's
Here's the line up in case you get lost:

Paulette at 

Sis at 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

me and you

Chandler loved having a piggy back ride, but the more I screamed from him pulling my hair, the more he laughed.  It was a sweet baby belly laugh!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Every Saturday in July, some ladies from the Cricut Circle will be holding a blog hop.  This week it is all about gift card holders.  I am not on the list for this Saturday, but will be on next Saturday's list when we show Christmas cards.  Hop along for some great prizes!  You will need to start HERE!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Birthday in the Park

Sweet grandson with his mom and dad at his birthday party that they held in a local park.  It was perfect with swings and playground equipment for the kiddos and a large grill for cooking!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Challenge Blog forming

If you like a good challenge to get you scrapping like I do, there is a new challenge blog starting up.  They are looking for a design team too so if you are interested, check it out HERE!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

love you

Chandler and his other grandma-my friend, Ann!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Cricut circle Tag Swap

I stepped out of my comfort zone and participated in a tag swap on the cricut message board.  The idea was to create 19 tags with one stamped image, and only one embellishment.  Then you were to take one tag and embellish it to the max for a secret pal name that you were given.  It was so much fun!  I received my tags yesterday, and here are some pictures of the tag from my secret pal...Marty!  I was touched that she remembered that I was celebrating 7 years of being cancer free this year in her card she made for me.  I tried to get close ups of the charms and gorgeous stick pins, but it is even better in real life!!

The stickpin on the card with the ribbon was beautiful!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

pre loved

Our granddaughter, Katie, due in September!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

mirror, mirror

I love watching Chandler discover his little world.  Here he finds the baby in the mirror, and is delighted with his find!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

1 Year Old

I loved these pictures of Chandler diving in to a little cake.  Isn't that what one year olds should do on their first birthday? LOL

Friday, May 31, 2013

Waking up is hard to do!

Sometimes Chandler stretches and yawns, and ends up snoozing a little more before he finally wakes up.  I think it's just part of him being a male! LOL!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Circle Mania 2013

I belong to the Cricut Circle, and I was able to attend the gathering in Atlanta this year.  It was awesome, and I met so many of the ladies that I had only met via the internet.  We made 3 X 3 calling cards to exchange, and I have used Narelle's (from Australia) for my title block.  Paulette (scraplette) made the awesome name tags.  I've placed some hidden journaling inside the plastic name tag holder.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My First PB&J

I love the new cricut catridge "When I was a Kid".  It has a nice chunky font with shadow, and tons of cuts that are perfect for the pages of my grandson.

Purple and gold

My husband and grandson with the same shirt on in support of a local college whose colors are purple and gold.  My azaleas were in full bloom so I thought it made such a pretty picture!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

15 seconds of!!

I was pretty excited to see my blog mentioned, and some of my layouts shown over at Fantabulous Cricut !  Thanks Cindy and all the designers over there that do a "fantabulous" job of keeping us scrapping with our cricuts!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Birthday Party Treats

I love the lollipop stitched die from My Creative Time!!  It is just perfect for a little treat for the little people in your life.  My grandson is turning one and we are celebrating his birthday on Monday.  I made these for favors for his party.  The theme is cupcakes so I cut them out using the Artiste cartridge, and they are using primary colors so I used a pad of paper with just primary colors from Joann's.

                     And here is what all 30 look like together!