Sunday, September 28, 2008

I am...

I worked on a Layout today for All Moments remembered. It was a challenge to use paint! I love to paint on my pages so this was going to be easy peasy!
I got out my husband's boat noodle extras that he uses to protect us from the propellor while it is in the garage. I rolled it through some black paint and came up with this.

Then I was over at "The Story Matters" and found they were doing a challenge...The topic was a poem titled "I am" and you had to fill in the blanks kind of like a Mad Lib.
Well, looking at the photo I chose for this layout, I knew exactly who's point of view this would be coming from. It is titled: I am ... blankie!
Here is the poem.

I am a blankie!
I wonder what I did to deserve you?
I hear your lonely cries and soothe them.
I see your dreams and fend off the night.
I want to always be here for you.
I am a blankie!

I pretend to be real.
I feel so alive when you cuddle me close.
I touch your soft cheek and make you complete.
I worry one day you may no longer need me.
I cry thinking of the day you outgrow me.
I am a blankie!

I understand I have a job to do.
I say I’ll be there for you through thick and thin.
I dream of you holding me for all of my years.
I try to believe you will always need me.
I hope this is true.
I am a blankie!

Here is the completed layout!

DCVW Red Card Stock
Blue cardstock
Black Paint
plastic lacy ribbon from a RAK
small card with 10 on it to note his age
random buttons
Prima say it with crystal blue flourishes
random red buttons
white floss
journaling strips from computer printer
Letters:American Crafts milan white simply chic, thickers

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My heart song...

This layout is so dear to me! It is the first photo I had of the three of them together. I also loved these song lyrics because I told my children long ago when we were on our own, that a mother will never leave you! "A mother's love is forever", without a doubt!

You will see below a rare photo of the three of them together!

To Whom it may Concern:

It was finally time to get a baby gate for the kitchen! Jay was messing around in the cupboards and got his ankle caught under the counter and almost sliced open his ankle. I told Michael we must get a gate TODAY! Jay is not so fond of the gate as he LOVE LOVED the kitchen! Safety first is my motto!

Cardstock from the paper company
white pigment ink
red pen
sakura black glaze
red cardstock embellies

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Life is good!

Hmmm, well I saw a layout that incorporated a mini album in it's own pocket!
I loved using the pp from Cosmo Cricket! I am all about using up my stash!
This was fun to do and also fun to include the 1956 reader!
Thank goodness baby Jay took a long nap today, I got this finished in the time he slept!
It really was quick and simple as I used pictures that hadn't quite made it into their own scrapbook pages.

All paper Cosmo Cricket Wanted:
Calamity Jane, Doc Holiday, Slim Jim
Embellies: CC cardstock diecuts, random ribbon, Vintage buton, orange floss, staples, Flower from a RAK
Book: The Our New Friends, 1956 Edition used for pictures and mats for photos.

Isn't she lovely?

I was so looking forward to using some office lingo pattern paper with this picture. Jayda looked so beautiful in this photo! I was happy to capture her decade old beauty!

Cardstock: DCVW and Fuschia
PP: Office Lingo Pink Paisley
Lettering: EK Success label lingo, Thickers, journaling dymo label maker on pink cardstock
Embellies: random ribbon and rick rack, Kaiser Rubons, Flora doodles, RAK flower, black thread for stitching, sakura glaze pens, pink stickles

Friday, September 19, 2008

Two layouts and a card

This layout was done as a challenge over at All Moments remembered. Conquer your fear, circles! I have nothing circles so I ended up painting with a wine cork for the background...which when I started the layout I accidentally did it side ways so the circles do not look like I wanted them to. Oh well! It was fun!
This picture was taken when my inlaws had come down to visit and i met them at my husbands office. he was screaming anytime anyone of them would hold him. But he enjoyed looking at them from afar!

Here is a card I made using Cosmo Cricket Wanted. I love this line for fall!
Thanks for looking and your sweet comments, I love everyone of them!

How cute is this next one? My husband took a pic of us snoozing with the night vision setting on the camera!

MM 5th Aenue Elizabeth Berry
Black Cardstock
Orange Cardstock
Hambly Overlay
Glitz Journal Spot
Glitz Owl
BG naked chipboard with black chalk on it
American Craft black buttons
Jingle Fiber
Lettering: thickers and american craft stickers

Mini Me

Jayda is definitely my Mini Me. On this particular day, we had gone to shop a little. She picked where we went, and then we stopped off at her favorite restaurant. She loves this particular upscale BBQ restaurant because they have lots of tvs in them and little speakers they place on your table to listen to them! The simple things in life! LOL
I am embarrassed to say this layout took me a very long time...
I think it is because I did not have the embellishments I wanted so it never felt done! Although after the hours of working on it, I like it!

PP: MM Passport Ledger teal, fragile
Lettering: MM glitter stickers, MM Mini Blue Alpha, epoxy letters, journaling printed on pink cardstock
Embellies: Vintage Card, target 1$ flowers with bling centers, buttons, lace from flea market, Kaiser Rubons, vintage pink rickrack
Sakura Black glaze pen
Cotton Candy Stickles
Pop dots on journaling strips

Thursday, September 18, 2008

National Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19
I am so loving the fact tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day! All Moments Remembered is home to the most genuinely sweet bunch of ladies I have come across in the scrapping world. Harley, aka Hayatiggs, has a challenge going to post your piratey layouts and projects! Well, lucky for me I had just completed my second cigar box/pirate's treasure chest and could use those. However, this PP was screaming for me to use it! I love this PP from Rusty Pickle, I am going to have to get more to use for a boating Mini Album!
I typed some words into a "pirate language translater" and that's how I came up with the journaling!
And now on to my litle Pirate in the making.
{And as always, if you click on the picture you will see a very clear image!}

PP Rusty Pickle Cap'n Jack

Hambly Overlay


Embellies-Cap'nack line of stickers and cardstock sayings, vintage key, Jingle fiber, BG naked chipboard covered with gun metal stickles and red beads, grommits, gold christmas bow unstapled and then applied to layout


I absolutely fell in love with these photos the moment I saw them! I want these photos in my scrapbook because they have such a deep meaning to me. Maybe it is because my grandmother was taken away from us at such a young age and I feel a certain connection with her through these photos. As a mother myself, I know the love she felt for her baby. The fact that this baby is my mother, well I am sure I do not need to explain the reason I love these photos so much!

It was July 23, 1946.
My grandmother, Esther, with my mother, Deborah.
My mother was three months old here. She was 6 weeks premature due to a scheduled C Section. (She doesn't look like a premie! hahaha) My grandmother was Rh-. My mother would have had an older brother but he was stillborn due to not having a test for Rh-.

I needed to paint under the word timeless with Red!!! UGH! Oh well, isnt it amazing what you see after you photograph it!?

Inspired by Hilde79 at SIStv

Cardstock-Grey bazzill
PP-MME Bohemia Bliss friends brocade/red
Lettering-Thickers, MM mini alpha blue
Flowers - from a RAK
Prima Say it with crystals

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Remembering Long Ago

I was looking through some old photos my grandfather gave me about 7 years ago. I was looking for photos of him, specifically, to create a layout.
While browsing through the photos, my heart stopped when I stumbled on these... my eyes welled up with tears{and again as I write this now}. I don't know why.

I suppose it chokes me up to see myself in her shoes with a young baby and to see my mother as a baby too!

These chubby baby fingers below look awful familiar to some chubby baby hands I have all over everything at my house! My guess it is my mother around age 1. isn't my grandmother gorgeous!?!

The back of this photo in my grandfathers handwriting:

Debby Deible 3 mo. old 23 July 1946.

My mom so tiny. I love this!

Just precious!
I am going to work on a layout with the last two photos here in a smidge.

Today I created this layout. It's in memory of my grandfather. I realized after writing it I forgot to include he was a photographer...UGH! I have to fix that! This is my first scrapbooking type of a layout in a long time. I found some of the coolest pictures of him. These go as far back as to when he was 17! (1921) Some may say a photo of him in his casket is "gorey". But to me, sometimes death is as beautiful as a birth, such as in this case. At 93, he has had a full life! As well, he was a casket salesman and VP of the Reynoldsville Casket Company since 1981, and President of the Reynoldsville Cemetary Association for 30 years. This makes this an important photo to include!PP: Prima "Iron orchid designs" Ephemera-workbench magazine cover that he received in the 60s, the address label from the mag, his life insurance policy from 1938, vintage keys, card from his funeral Lettering-MM mini alphas, thickers, journaling done on PC.

Altered Ego

Hahaha...I have been an altering chick lately! I was busy last night working on another Cigar Box Treasure Box. I love making these....trouble is I always give them away! This one is missing a blinged out skull and crossbones on the box lid which I will get and add later!

Here is the updated photo...although this is not the greatest of is bad! But I love the skull and crossbones my mother helped me find at Mike's today! I had to get an iron on and I wouldn't recommend ironing on a finished project....but I liked the way it worked! It kind of buckled my paper some...bummer!

Rusty Pickle Pirate princess PP
MM "lipstick" paint
Black beading from a fancy dress I cut up!
Jingle Fiber
Boat key

Then I found this bracelet my mother gave me from my grandmother...I had to alter it with a Hambly Rub On! Love Love this!!!! I am all about repurposing and reusing and recycling garbage and delights such as these!! LOL

Then you will see this corrugated cardboard just waiting for delicious paper from my kit that I won from Shop Crop Suey! Yeeeiiiipppppeeeeeee! Can't wait til the postman arrives from Canada!

Be watching for a 33 1/2 Record altered project I am going to create! I can't wait!

Now how awesome are these keys from the flea market...a quarter a piece!

And I got all of this for 4.00

These were lying in a old old old music box for .50!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me some lovey dovey 'cause I need all the positive reinforcement I can get!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sweet Valentine

Of course, who else would I be talking about when I say sweet valentine? My dear husband of course! These are the roses he got me for Valentines day 2008. He never lets this holiday get away without remembering me with roses.
I loved scrapping this photo as it means so much to me. The fact he always remember me, means the world to me!
The journaling reads:
Do these capture the essence of our love?
Are they capable of signifying just
how precious one is to the other?
Do they encapsulate feelings that we share?
Can they describe the perfection of this
match with their beauty?
No, I don't think even the most beautiful of
flowers can do that!
My life is more beautiful with you!

PP: Melissa frances
Black, white, and red cardstock
Black lace
White Ribbon
Letters: Thickers, journaling on printer paper
Embellies: Prima Say it with Crystals, vintage buttons, fibers in buttons, vintage record heart(idea from Crop Suey tutorial), MM paint on heart, gun metal stickles
Ink: charcoal color box chalk

Monday, September 15, 2008

U Inspire Me

I have been so inspired lately...and I made an ATC to prove it!

Chartreuse Cardstock
Sticky Bubble Wrap over lay from my mother's new pressure cleaner(yes, more garbage!)
sakura glaze black pen
aqua stickles
thickers "u"

Quote ATC

Black cardstock
Vintage playing card
plastic overlay with Glossy Accents
printer on glossy accents
sewing machine

Saturday, September 13, 2008


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Friday, September 12, 2008


I have been feeling much better after a terrible bout of Mastitis again. Anyone ever has a question about it,I am your resident pro! Unfortunately!
Since feeling better I have really been itching to create again!

This layout was inspired over at All Moments Remebered by the DT Lead designer Heather! She posed a challenge last week and this week. Last weeks challenge was layering and this weeks challenge was girl paper on a boy layout!
This challenge came at a perfect time as just yesterday I was out for lunch with my dear friend. Upon entering Panara Bread Company, a woman began to gush over my baby. She said, "Oh my goodness, she is absolutely beautiful! What's her name?" I said Jay. She responded, "Oh my goodness, he is so beautiful anyone would mistake him for a girl!"
I decided to go ahead and layer and use the girl paper!

Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Paper
Overlay: Plastic found blown off a passing truck that was garbage!
Letters: computer fonts, thickers vinyl
Embellishments: MM metal plate, flowers from a swap, buttons from my MIL collection
Fibers: From a RAK from Jingle

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