Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Tree 2010

Last year I caved in and bought a artificial tree. I hated doing it but it just got to be too much doing the whole real tree by myself. I like this tree a lot but I miss the smell of the real thing. Here is my LO of our 2010 tree. Enjoy

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas 2010 New Layouts

I'm usually not a holiday scrapper but with my new CT job I wanted to use some of the new papers and elements over at Jessica Sprague's.  Enjoy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New LO

This is an old layout I did about 10 years ago and converted into digi.  After Mom died we took Dad on a fishing trip for his birthday.  We had tons of fun and probably goofed off more than we fished.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Dad

Anyone who knows my Dad can agree with me that he is some kind of special. He is 87 and just about anyone I know can imitate him but he is truly an original. As I sat with Dad one day has he was recovering from his hip surgery in a rehab I wrote a bit about him and also tried to pry any information I could about him growing up.  Enjoy the LO!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Class

New class at Jessica Sprague.  Now we all know you can't go wrong with any of her classes and best of all this one is free.  It's called Inspiration Everywhere and all you have to do is click on the link and you can get all the info you need. Try it you'll like it.

Jenny's Woobie

I've been scouring thru all my old pics, boxes and boxes of them.  Boy do I wish there was digital when the kids where young.  It's amazing how far photography has come and how lucky people with small children are now.  Not only can you keep all these pics on your computer but the quality is outstanding. Anyway you work with what ya got right.  I did a layout about Jenny and her woobie.  That thing never left her side and when it did boy were we ever in trouble because she was miserable. How in the world can you suck your thumb without your woobie.  Ha Ha. Enjoy my walk down memory lane.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Fall...truly the most beautiful time of the year with all those awesome colors to look at but unfortunately it is just a prelude to probably the bleakest time of the year at least in this part of the country. Oh well I'm sure in some states you can have it all but not here.

So the job is going good...learning something new everyday, now the tricky part to keep it all in my head.
I'm sure not used to standing on my feet all those long hours. I don't know if I will ever get used to that.

So here is my latest LO showing some beautiful colors.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Looking back in time...

Just finished up a layout on my Mom's confirmation.  I feel so lucky to have these pics but I sure wish my Mom was around to tell me the stories behind them. So for now I'll just keep scrapping them so I can preserve some memories.  Check it out...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Almost Forgot...

Jessica is having another CT call starting today.  Here's the info...

Checking In...

Now that the weather will be getting a little cooler and I am adjusting to my work schedule I will hopefully be finding more time to create and post.  Juggling work and home leaves being creative last on my list these days.  I'll have to rethink my priority list.

So I got shirted at work.  Wow what a surprise the way they do it.  I was standing with my back to the store when I heard all this commotion.  Music blasting, someone on the microphone.  As I turn around all eyes are on me, customers and employees as they announce that I am receiving my shirts.  Talk about embarrassing.  I definitely needed a minute to compose myself after that.  Can't wait for the next employee to get their shirt so I can partake in the fun.

So here are my latest and greatest...


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Winding down for a minute...

Its been so crazy that I have actually had this LO sitting on my desktop for two weeks so it will be nice to finally get it posted. Trying to juggle the working/playing thing now in my life.  I am sure that this will settle down a bit since this is a part time job but judging from the way the store looks when I surface my head from my training...omg this store is crazy busy. We shall see. So here is a LO I put together of my Daddy. Its kind of a combo of then and now and how life kind of slips out of our hands. So be good to each other cause you just might not get a second chance.  Enjoy and hopefully I will see you soon.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Here's a Peek

I talked about my recent moving experience in a prior post so here is a little sample of what was going on.  Trust me those smiles were not on their faces after about 8 hours of trying to fit all our stuff in the truck. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's been a long time...

Wow I just realized how long it's been since I posted anything on this blog. That's what moving does to you. July 14th I moved from Connecticut back to NJ. Until I got back here I didn't realize how unhappy I really was there. I feel like I got my life back again. Moving, of course was grueling. It's been such a hot summer and we got caught in the middle of it making the move that much worse. But like all things we persevered through and are now mostly settled in. Moving on (seems like the key word today) I applied for my dream job at Apple again about two weeks after I got here. Boy did I almost fall off my chair when I opened up my email the day after I applied. I started jumping up and down and then got nervous. My first interview was with two other people but our interviewer was quick to tell us that we did not have to try to outdo each other. Thank God. I got a call back the next day asking if I could come in the next day and meet with the Sr. Store manager. Of course I cancelled anything I had going on and went to meet her. After my meeting with her she asked if I would hang around and meet with the store leader. Needless to say I didn't have to give that a second thought. I got a call that night asking me to come in the next day and meet with the Regional Manager. Met with him and two other candidates. He was also quick to tell us this was not a competition. He also told us this would be our last interview and everything looks positive. I will keep you posted. So it has been a whirlwind for the past 3 weeks. Hopefully I will be getting back in Scrapping mode very soon. Talk to you soon...

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Latest

So I should be packing but instead I am just thinking about packing. Tell me one person who likes to move and I'll tell you they are a liar. Well it is a little exciting, new place, new digs but in this case I know the area so there will be no big adventures finding things and I can give the navigation system a rest.

Finally went to Abbott's Lobster in the Rough the other night. Soooooo many people rave about this place so decided to give it a try before leaving Connecticut. Just a tidbit here about Conn. My son just pointed out to me that I have been spelling it wrong for the last year. Oh well, its a good thing I'm leaving. So back to Abbott's. Its kind of a shacky looking place on the water and you stand in line to place your order. Need I say here that lobster is one of their specialties. Started with the clam chowder, excellent then moved on to shrimp in the raw, a hot lobster roll and corn on the cob. Absolutely yum. My son had an order of the mussels in garlic and wine and the mussels were huge and delicious. So do you think we liked the place?? A huge thumbs up. Not to mention that it was a gorgeous night, with a full moon that rose above the water and just shimmered. Perfect!! I decided to scrap the event and I hope the food looks as good as it was.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Latest

Trying to get organized since returning to Florida but having a hard time focusing. So much to do since we will be moving again. Looks like I am returning to being a Jersey girl.  So once again have to find a place to move on very short notice. I think this time I would like to live closer to the beach, walking distance would be very nice. As my mother always said it will work out.

Here's my latest LO from Orlando. Man was it hot down there but sitting by the pool at night brought some relief.

Monday, June 7, 2010


I have been taking this great new class over at Jessica Sprague, hence my absence from my blog. I have been learning so many great things and have been consumed  with it.  So speaking about Jessica, she is turning 3 this month, well not her personally but her site and she is having a huge celebration. Not only a free class but a mega sale.

To quote her, " I also wanted to let you know that I'll be offering a BRAND NEW class starting June 28! Best part? It's FREE! That's right! Mark your calendar, and get set for Computer Tricks for Cardmaking! Registration for this class will begin on Monday, June 14, and run through the first day of class, June 28. Spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and everyone on your Facebook list! Oh, and did I mention it was FREE?! :) "

Let me tell you, you can't go wrong over there. They have been my family for the past 3 years and I have learned everything I know from Jess.  She has a great way of teaching and within hours you will be creating things and learning about Photoshop that you didn't think possible. Trust me on that one.

On a personal note I will be heading back down to Florida to visit with Jenny on Wed.  I hear it is really hot right now so I am hoping that I can endure since I do not do well with heat. I guess I will have to stay wet the whole time whether I like it or not.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Boy Does Time Fly

It truly feels like yesterday but the below pic in the LO is from 1972.  I can't believe how fast it all goes but deep inside I still feel like that young girl.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Man I feel like I have been living in front of this computer. With my new CT duties I had a lot of catching up to do when I got back from vaca. Plus I am taking a great new class at JS.  This Old Photo teaches you all the tricks to restore your old photos. This may take me the rest of my life considering I have boxes and boxes of them. Add this new project to my list.

Anyway...the weather is just gorgeous, not that I am outside enjoying it but its nice to look at thru the window.

Here's my latest LO.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dreams Do Come True

Boy its a lot of work going to Disney with little ones but totally worth it to see it thru their eyes. Here's my latest LO.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Butterfly Garden

On my visit to Epcot they had a Flower Festival going on. This is my LO of one of the beautiful butterflies flying around in the Butterfly Garden.

Credits:  Pretty Pastels by In The Making. Square One No. 2 Twenty Ten by LivE Designs. Overlay, Jessica Sprague, Thanks Ya Kindly. Fonts:  Hawaii Killer and SP Miss Purkey.

I'm Back

I'm back and boy do I ever need another vacation. Walking around those Disney parks in 90 degree weather, whew. How do these people with little kids do it, I could hardly get myself around. Anyway had tons of fun with my daughter and finally convinced myself that yes, I am to old for roller coasters

{inter}NSD at Jessica Sprague, check it out.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Florida Bound

Off to Florida tomorrow to see Jenny. My sister and her family will be there also so I have a feeling its going to be lots of days at the Happiest Place on Earth. Love that place. Your never to old to find the kid in yourself. See you when I get back. Hope to have lots of pics so I can get started on those LO's.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


It was a tense day on Monday waiting, waiting to find out who made the Creative Team at Jessica Sprague.  Finally they announced that it would be up by 8pm. Well at least that ended the constant checking at the site.  Finally they made the announcement and I MADE IT.  OMG it was like hitting the lottery, of course without those millions of dollars but I am proud to be recognized for my artistic talent. Now the work or play, however you want to interpret this comes. Got lots of ideas floating around in my head, now to put them to paper.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Little Something New

Created a new LO today, rather over the past couple of days. Tried a tutorial from Pattie Knox. Mind you this didn't turn out the way hers did but I was happy with the end result. Judge for yourself.

Friday, April 16, 2010

What was he thinking

So anyone who knows me knows how I feel about reality TV, love it.  Last nights Survivor has finally taken the cake.  Do these people watch past seasons.  Duh, what was JT thinking.  Giving the immunity idol away and to make matters worse to someone on the opposite team and then to make matters even worse to Russell.  This has to be the absolute stupidest thing I have ever seen.  I wish I could have reached into the TV and strangled him.  I know tell me, Joan get a life.  Really I don't take this as seriously has it seems, life is stressful enough and I enjoy losing myself in mindless TV.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm All In

As they say in Poker I'm all in on the Creative Team Search at Jessica Sprague's. She is my Photoshop guru and without her I would still be opening the program, scratching my head and then closing it without a clue to how it operates. She also totally rocks as a person. I am leaning to more of an Art Journaling style with my LO's since I don't have any of those little kiddies running around this house and people would probably think I was just plain batty if I kept doing LO's of my dog.

So here are my LO's. Wish me luck.