Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Creative Scrapbook July 2012 Contest

I love all of their sketches and most of the time I do them. Once in awhile I get lucky, and the timing works out so that I can join the contest! The paper is Sassafras Lass.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

roses, roses, roses

 Yes I do love them. It gets too hot for them here in the summer, but thank goodness Prima made ones his year that look like they came straight out of the garden. I also love this Bazzill Vintage Marktplace paper, especially the one with the chevron design. I cut out a big piece of the chevron to give my photos a place to "rest". This was actually made for the sketch contest at My Creative Scrapbook, but I thought I had deleted my photos then later realized that I didn't. Duh!!! Oh well, what matters in the end is that I have completed one more page.  
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 26, 2012

it seems so long ago...

That I took these pictures of my mom at the fair- even though the winter is kind of mild this year, I just can't seem to relate to those warm dry October days when our fair is rockin and rollin. I was kind of leery about this Jenni Bowlin paper- its super cool and super vintage, I wouldn't have been able to handle it usually but the photos worked out. Sometimes I need to just get over trying to match my photos with the papers. I need to just roll with it...if you love the paper design, just take it and work it.
Before long, we'll be back at the Fair...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

the Cookies are coming!

Its the middle of winter here in Central California, but it is busy as ever. The girl scout annual cookie sale just adds to the busy-ness of everything. I love it because it gives me more photo-ops!
I finally had a chance to use some awesome MLS paper from the "Audrey" line- a cool spring line with bright colors in spired by none other than the great Audrey Hepburn! I also used some Imaginesce "roly rosies" already cut and ready to go!

Monday, January 23, 2012

fun day!

Lauren had such a great birthday- in all of the craziness of her party I managed to capture this photo which I really think says it all! I espcially like the contrast against the MME kraft funday papers. What a great line! The bright red Petaloo flowers really pop too. I love it! Happy Birthday, sweetie!

Friday, January 13, 2012

no rain, never any snow

When I was a little girl growing up in the rainy cold Willamette Valley of Central Oregon I used to dream of moving back to Central California where there were palm trees and yummy oranges. I know that rain is good, but I am not a fan of it. Once we have had a good rainstorm to wash things down, I am ready to move on. As for snow, that is a total "no way" because it scares me. Rewind back to those Oregon days: my born and raised Californian mother was not a good driver in the snow (no matter what she claims). I remember so many spin-outs in that 1963 Buick Electra convertible- we ended up in a few ditches. There were no cell phones in those days, we had to wait it out until a kindly person came along and pulled us out. I am intrigued about a button in my 2011 Highlander that says "SNOW" on it. IF there was snow in the mountains right now I would be tempted to drive up there and push that button to see if it would make hanging out in the snow tolerable to me.
Thank goodness for the extreme house at the end of Christmas Tree Lane with its fake snow machine. For the last two years I have relied on it to get some sort of snow-related pics so that I can get a chance to work with beautiful papers like this BoBunny "Snowfall" line. It was really gorgeous and so easy to work with. The layered chipboard snowflakes were really over the top. I used the whole pack for this layout. It almost made me wish I had more snow pics (NOT!!!)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

beautiful Huntington Beach!

I love the beach- especially the SoCal ones. We had a chance to get away for a little bit during spring break. It was a little cool there, but it was awesome because the beach was pretty much ours and it was still warm enough to hang out, read a book, play in the sand- Steve and Lauren actually did some body surfing. I will remember the days spent here until we can make our way back- hopefully soon!