Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One Little Word

Every year I participate in this with several from the scrapbook community... Ali has been doing this for 3 years and I love the idea...
I have chosen words such as Dream, Integrate and take action... ideas that have guided my personal goals, directed my sails and helped me focus on being my best.
For 2010, the word I have chosen is FEARLESS.
As I enter my last year of being 30 something... I want to embrace all that I can achieve, dream and do without questioning, and worrying. I want to face fear, light my way and overcome obstacles that are keeping me from achieving everything that I want to accomplish in life.
If you get the chance... head over to her blog (linked "this") and read all about it... then go choose your word and play along... A great start to a new year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


time with visiting family, playing lots of Wii...eating lots, sleeping in, pj's and sweats, messy house and lots of laundry to do... WE are enjoying our break of no school and work ;).
and playing with my favorite new toy..... a new camera from Santa.... with a telephoto this which is making me very very happy (;

I will be back tomorrow with my ONe Little Word for 2010.....

peace ,

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

to all my blog friends, my family and all of you in the scrapbook and autism communities. I feel blessed to be surrounded with such support and love.
I just want to wish you all a blessed Christmas and a happy and Healthy New Year!
Enjoy this time with your families and loved ones!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


coming up for a bit of air and I thought I could share a few things with you all today...
This precious little birdie was given some pretty glitter and a sweet little berry to hold while it sits on this frosty branch. The log is actually an altered paper towel holder
He sits in my studio reminding me of the gentle nature of life and to slow down this busy season just a bit..

The other day we woke up to a huge blizzard! I was a bit trapped in the past few days so I had Jon running around town doing last minute shopping etc...
That allowed me to stay inside and wrap, bake, write and get a bit caught up!!
Isn't snow wonderful? I never get tired of seeing it... well, by March.. I will be wishing I was back in California!! lol



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

swept away

in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays.... I have wrapped and shipped all my out of town gifts... phew...
addressed and mailed all the Christmas cards
had one to many (nonsense.. no such thing ;) ) peppermint mochas at Starbucks
with an IEP for Ryan , some evaluation team meetings and several doctors appointments thrown in for good measure ;)
TOday, Jon is home and I sent him out in the bitter cold with lists... to finish last minute gifts for his family, bus drivers, paper carrier etc...
Ryan is home with a fever so I am playing nurse and momma and that is a ok... I needed a day to just get caught up with laundry, dinner planning, etc.. all the other fun things that occupy my time
I can now clean up my studio too now that the big bulk of messes/projects are done!!
Next time I sit to create.. it will be for fun!
In the mean time... you can see some cards I created for the Right at HOme blog here
peace and lots of deep breaths my friends,

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Holiday Tags

I am always so inspired by that talented artistic
Tim Holtz...
Every year on his blog he does these 12 tags of Christmas... well, this year, I was so inspired I sat down and made some tags whichI then added to the card fronts...
had fun with this.. and will hopefully get to play around and make some more.. you can check out his awesome creations and directions for tag fun here on his blog

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

awhile back

I altered these little playing cards with some random photos of my life . Because they are from the 70's and 80's and had been stuck in a magnetic album, some were discolored and torn so altering them to smaller size was perfect.
The other night I finished altering this little tin to store them in...
Its like a little package of my life ;)
the one of my daddy and I cracks me up.. he is so cute!
Happy Tuesday

Monday, December 07, 2009

Oh What Fun

it is to ride... I have Christmas carols stuck in my head... ;) We had a great weekend... got to see our first snow of the season... and being New England.. many more to come, Im sure!!
A bunch of Christmas presents from my dad and brother are arriving... we do alot through Amazon so it looks like a wherehouse upstairs!!

I actually sat and scrapped too... not just altered stuff or cards... but real scrapbook pages.. lol lately, rare for me...
Here is my latest.. using Pink Paislee papers from their Mistle toe collection...

Picture is of Erin... a few years back... after a long day of holiday playing and fun.. she conked out in front of the tree!! so cute

Happy Monday my friends!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Embellishment kits

are in the store... they are pretty cute and great for those of us that have too much paper!!
I do have some kits with papers as well in the paper craft kits section of the store


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Sneak Peek

of what is to come on December 15th...
in the mean time, head on over to Artz de Scrap and play along with the gals who are altering matchboxes this month... they are cute cute!!!
This elf is busy today ;)

Happy Wednesday my friends.. don't forget to watch Glee tonight.. it will put a smile on your face!