Friday, October 31, 2014

Anything Goes Friday


Happy Friday
Happy Halloween
Welcome to...
Anything Goes Friday
I know today is Halloween but since they are calling for a bit of this evening in our area I thought that I would share a double digital Project Life layout that I made from one of our snow storms this past winter, where we were playing, making snowmen, and sledding.

For these layouts I used,
Becky Higgins Project Life Kits...
Seasonal Snapshot for Stampin' Up

Winter Theme Pack

Seasonal Snapshot Edition
Seasonal Snapshot Edition

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Creative Team Thursday

Happy Thursday
Welcome to...
Creative Team Thursday
Today I am sharing with you a digital layout that I made for the Creative Team...
Scrappy Bee
The kit that I used is...
Destination Paris
Created by...
BLT Designs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Project Life Wednesday


Happy Wednesday
Welcome to...
Project Life Wednesday
This week I wanted to share with you my Project Life layout of us carving pumpkins this past weekend. We have not carved pumpkins in a few years, other than the faux pumpkins that we carved two years ago. But we decided to carve some this year, so Chrystine and I went to Sam's Club got each of us a pumpkin. Then we went to carving on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

For this layout I used a couple of different Digital  Project Life kits by Becky Higgins...
*Seasonal Snapshot

Halloween Theme Pack
Seasonal Snapshot Edition
Seasonal Snapshot Edition

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome Awareness

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this year's Blog Hop for...
Rett Syndrome Awareness
In this hop we will be showing you many Disney themed projects while sharing with you about
Rett Syndrome.
If you have just stopped by my blog to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our
Hostess, Robin from
We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.
 October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, so I wanted to help get the word out and what better way to do that than with a blog hop.
Rett Syndrome strikes without warning. A girl with Rett Syndrome usually starts out as a happy and healthy baby. Then something goes terribly wrong. She loses the ability to speak, she can't use her hands to play with toys, or to even feed herself, and she may lose the ability to walk. 
Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.   
Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation of the MECP2  gene on the X chromosome.  
Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class.  
Rett  Syndrome affects in 15,000 female births.  

*Symptoms of Rett Syndrome...

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that affects girls between 6 and 18 months of age. This regressive disease leads to lifelong handicaps, including loss of speech and voluntary muscle control, and is often misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and almost always include...
*Developmental Regression or Plateau
*Near constant hand clasping or wringing
*Severe communication impairment
*Breathing problems
*Digestive issues
*Floppy arms and legs
*If able to walk, then with a shaky, unsteady gait, or toe-walking. But most do end up using a wheelchair for the most part.
*Slowing head growth
*Abnormal sleep patterns
*Transient loss of social engagement
*Poor circulation that can lead to cold and bluish arms and legs
Little girls with Rett Syndrome are referred to as the..."Silent Angels"
As they typically loose the ability to speak.
Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood, although there are some that do not get that chance and end up losing their battle to Rett Syndrome at a very early age.
Most people including Doctors are not aware of Rett Syndrome, so, please help me get the word out about Rett Syndrome and hopefully the more that know the faster we can help in finding a cure.

This cause is very dear to me, as my youngest Daughter had Rett Syndrome. She was almost three years of age before they discovered that what she had was Rett Syndrome, as she was first diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Even though she could not walk without help, was in a wheelchair for the most part, lost most of her ability to talk, lost the use of her hands, and would have multiple seizures everyday, she was a very smart little girl. Now, these were just a few of the things that she would battle each and everyday. My little girl lost her battle to Rett Syndrome at the age of nine. My goal is to help get awareness out so that one day there will be a cure and that no more little Angels will loose their battle.

For more information you can visit...

Now, are you ready for some blog candy???  We have a several wonderful and generous sponsors today...

1.  Lucy Kelleher
with Close to My Heart
$10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products with Lucy 

Close To My Heart

2.  Dee's Delights Store
$20 Gift Certificate for Dee's Store

3. Heather Stafford with...
Gemini Red Creations
A floating locket and your choice of two floating charms

4.  Diana Larson with
$10 Gift Certificate for DLART Store

5.  Robin Lane with
A Collection of Snap Products by Simple Stories. Everything you need to put together your Disney memories.
The kit comes with an Album, a pack of Insta Pocket Pages, "Say Cheese" Journal Kit, and the "Say Cheese" Snap Pack.


Without further ado...Our Disney Projects.

For my project I put together a digital layout with a Mickey head snow globe featuring some pictures of my Daughters with Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy.

Name of this kit...
Mickey Vintage
Designed by...
Print and Fun
Be sure to head on over to....


for your next stop and see her wonderful project that she has made to share with you today.

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up for today's Blog Hop.
 Robin L. ~

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that you have learned something about Rett Syndrome and that you will help spread the word so that we can make as many people aware of this as possible. I also hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Anything Goes Friday

Happy Friday
Welcome to...
Anything Goes Friday
First, I have to say this...
It's Friday, Friday, Friday
Now that, that is out of the way let's get to today's post.

Today I would like to share with you one of my new toys or tools, whichever you want to look at it.

I had heard about Becky Higgins working on an App from her blog and insta gram, I was so excited and could not wait for it to arrive. Then finally it became live on September 17th. I was jumping for joy when I found out.

Introducing the Project Life App - scrapbooking in the palm of your hand! (

It is the new Project Life App, currently available only for Apple products. I have it downloaded onto my iPad and I am loving it. I can now create scrapbook layouts, cards while I am on the go. I usually take my iPad with me about anywhere I go especially to any Doctor appointments so that I can  play a little, but now I can create new things.

This App is truly amazing the things that you can do with it, it takes Project Life to a whole new level.
Imagine scrapbooking without scissors or adhesive or tools … or without having to print photos! Never before has scrapbooking been so easy, so fast, or so available in the palm of your hand! 
Built-in templates and pre-designed artwork allow for scrapbook pages to come together in just minutes. Pull in your photos from your Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or Dropbox. There are hundreds of fantastic designer cards to choose from within the app and more being added on a monthly basis. Add some quick journaling notes and you’re done!
Don’t allow your memories to stay trapped on your device. The best part of this method of scrapbooking is seamlessly sharing completed pages with your friends and family – and, of course, getting those pages printed so you can enjoy actual, real scrapbooks!
 *import photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or Dropbox
*zoom, crop, edit, rotate, and rearrange photos
*easy drag + drop photos and cards between spots
*zoom in and around your page for closer details
*adjust font style, size, color and more
*colored background options
*lots of page layout options
*a library of card designs and kits available
*corners can be rounded or square
*several 4×6 and 6×8 collage options
*use Siri for fast journaling
*pages in progress automatically save to library
*completed pages and collages in one place
*view specific card designs for Project Life collections
*export, share, and print completed pages
The link to get this wonderful App is...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creative Team Thursday


Happy Thursday
Welcome to...
Creative Team Thursday
Today I would like to share with you a layout that I made for one of the digital Creative Teams that I am   part of.

Today the Creative Team that I am sharing with you is... 
Scrappy Bee  

Scrappy Bee

This Kit is called... 
Autumn Garden 
Designed by...  
Blue Butterfly

Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Project Life Wednesday

Happy Hump Day aka Wednesday
Welcome to...
Project Life Wednesday
Today I would like to share with you a Project Life layout that I did documenting two of our character breakfasts from our second trip to Disney. 
The kits that I used is...
"Magical Memories"
"Everyday Matters"
By...Heidi Nicole Designs

And have you checkout my Project Life page at the top of my blog lately?  It has been updated, and I will be updating more information to it, so be sure to keep checking back from time to time. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blueprint Tuesday

Happy Tuesday
Welcome to...
Blueprint Tuesday
Blueprint Tuesday is where I will be picking a random blueprint, rather it is a page layout or a card and make my version of it.
This weeks layout is a card blueprint from
Mojo Monday
And here is what I made with this blueprint in mind...
And I entered this into my first challenge.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crazy About Cards Monday


Happy Monday
Welcome to the first installment of...
Crazy About Cards
For my first card to start off this new adventure of showing you a different card every Monday, is a cute little doggie card. And of course it is digital, as well as, showcasing my Yorkie-Poo, fur-baby.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monster Mash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #2
I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash, he did the monster mash
It was a graveyard smash!

Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more! 

This is day #2 of the blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We are thrilled to death that you came back!
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!
A Woooo!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files!

You can visit her Shop here and
follow them on Facebook here.
is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH
Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!

Here is a 4x6 digital pocket life cards. 

The first is from Halloween 2010 of my oldest Daughter and my little fur-baby.

The second is from Halloween 2011 of my little fur-baby.
Up next is...

Here is our complete line up for day #2 in case you get lost along the way:
Sunday October 19th

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Happy Haunting!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Creative Team Post for Dee's Delights

Happy Saturday!
Today I wanted to share with you some of my Creative Team layouts that I have made using different kits created by...
Dee's Delights
First up is a layout that honestly took me a little while to create, simply because I found a quilting pattern that I wanted to see if I could recreate it into a digital layout. And this is the result of the quilting pattern, a little time consuming but I love the outcome of the layout.
The pictures are from one fall afternoon when my youngest Daughter and her special needs class went to a pumpkin patch close to our house, so I got my oldest Daughter from school and we met them there. We had such a great time, decorating pumpkins, going on a hayride,  and more.
The kit that used to create this layout is...
Fall Into Fall

Second layout, is one that I put together of the different faces of my oldest Daughter over the past few years.
For this layout I used a template from my program Panstoria Artisan 4.
The kit used is...
My Girl
Up next is a layout that I put together with a few different pictures of my wonderful Hubby.
To create this layout I placed a black collage frame that I got from Sweet Shoppe, designed by...Kristin Cronin-Barrow. The kit that I used is...
My Guy
Lastly, is a layout that I put together of a picture that I took of my of my oldest Daughter walking up the driveway in the rain to get the newspaper from the paper box.
For this layout, for the most part I used a  template from my program Panstoria Artisan 4, with a few changes. The kit that is used to create this layout is...
Rainy Days

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today, I hope that I have got your creative juices flowing and you are ready to go create something wonderful.