Category: new camera pix

an owl & a puppy

this is a fun card that i made for a friend. 

i’ve been loving these layered circle flowers….i have seen them on MANY layouts and cards….so i made a few for the card. 

the paper is new with adorable little owls on it. 

i (heart) owls! 

i recently bought some flair pins on etsy and one of the owls matched the paper perfectly, so i just HAD to use it!!!! 

and of course, THICKERS were a MUST!!!!!  (love thickers!!!!!) 

this is cali, (short for california).  isn’t she cute??? 

she is an adorable new puppy that my nephew just got. 

this is a picture of us enjoying the Easter get-together. 

hope you are enjoying the start of a new week. 

don’t forget, tomorrow is the 15th….even if tomorrow is tax day, it also means that there is a new release party over at


mirror mirror

messing around with my new camera…taking pictures in a new mirror that needs to be hung. 

the picture above turned out too cute.  chewy is yawning.  i think he was tired of taking photos. 

that’s all for today. 

go make a memory….even if it’s just playing around….and take a picture to remember it by!   


treasured eggs

these are some of the beautiful eggs that my grandmother was known for making. 

she always had a craft space somewhere in her house.  a table full of embellishments that she would use for her eggs. 

the eggs are real, blown out, dyed and embellished. 

some of these date back to my birth in 1970, my wedding in 1992, my son’s birth, another one for me in 1974, even one with a picture of a cute white puppy that she had made when we got our dog, chewy. 

grandma would hand cut tiny little flowers or pictures off of greeting cards, magazine pages, or anywhere that she would see inspiration for an egg.  many of her friends or church-acquaintances would receive an egg from grandma, that had been personally made with them in mind. 

she was a truly crafty gal!  i miss her greatly!  i think from one crafty chic to another, she would have enjoyed my scrapbooks.  she did get to see some in my early days, but not since scrapbooking has grown into such a hobby! 

ppw {part 2}

we took a sunday drive yesterday. 

with nick being sick all week, we had cabin fever. 

i took along my camera and took some shots along the way.  after all, it was a Picture Perfect Weekend. 

as soon as our car slowed down, these cows came to the fence. 

same with these 3 duck friends…as soon as we came to a stop at the side of the road, (along a canal), the ducks came waddling right up to our car door….too cute! 
as we waited in line at one of our favorite local ice cream parlors, chewy waited and watched… 
above is just a silly pic of me as we drove around…..  

and below is an edited pic that i took of a motorcycle as we waiting in line… 

i tried to follow a tutorial about making a photo look old….it’s not the best, but it was my first time….  

that’s all!  (at least all that i feel like uploading!) 

happy monday!  lol

real life

this is a layout that i did for the challenge over on OLW.  the word this week is: REAL. 

the journaling reads: “sometimes being a REAL stay @ home mom is less about eating bon bons and more about trips to the doctor’s office & smiling though you’re exhausted…this is REAL LIFE!!!”

i’ve been missing in action the last few days because nick’s been really sick. 

fever around 103′, breathing treatments around the clock, aches, pains, vomitting, sore throat… name it, he has it. 

finally did get an apt. at the doctor, (picture above)…the doctor prescribed an antibiotic and said if things don’t improve, he will need chest x-rays on monday to make sure it’s not pneumonia.  finally his fever broke last night….thank you God….he’s showing some improvement….so i grabbed a few minutes for myself and scrapped this. 

you can also see it here

…off to spinning class!….

happy thursday!!!


slug-bug altered gift box

my mom has a yellow VW, so when i saw this new paper, by paperloft, i new that she would love it! 

i used the paper and coordinating papers from the same ‘slugbug’ line to cover the gift box, inside and out.  

then placed her wrapped bday gifts in matching tissue & ribbon.   

i even made a notebook for her to keep in her car…and a bookmark…(she loves to read) 

for better instructions on how to cover a white gift box, you can refer to another post, from a month or so ago. 

that’s all for today!  hope your week is going well!