Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This is the latest challenge I did for the Red Carpet Studio blog.  Our challenge was to create a layout based on famous movie animals.  Well, the most famous animal in our household is our chihuahua Lila.  She is a Diva with a capital "D".  She pretty much thinks everything revolves around her.  If you are sitting still, she will snuggle right up to your face making it impossible to type on the computer, play with the iPad, watch TV....Cesar Milan would have a field day with my Lila....So for this layout, I used Basic Gray's "Max and Whiskers" line of dog theme paper & found some of my favorite pictures of Lila doing what she does best; posing for her Mommy paparazzi!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Welcome to the Turkey Toe Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of turkey-themed projects to help you get ready for Thanksgiving!

 If you've come from Tara's blog, you're in the right place.
For today's hop, I made...

For my turkey project, I decided to make a scrapbook layout of my favorite two daughters.  I found this wonderful fall theme paper from Bella Boulevard at my local scrapbook store The Paper Cottage in Beavercreek, Ohio.  If you are a local, go check out this wonderful new piece of scrapbooking heaven in the Dayton area!  I hope you enjoy this blog hop, and wishing you all a safe, happy Thanksgiving!

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Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday November 13th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Candice's blog.  Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


This is my latest Red Carpet Studio layout.  The theme was "Independent movies" or movies not made by a big studio.  So in the spirit of independent films which are typically low budget and not filled with special effects, we were to create a clean and simple layout.  No frills; just the scrapbooking essentials.  So for this layout, I used We R Memory Keepers "Hall Pass" double sided paper, a 5x7 picture of my girls on the first day of school, my Chestnut Roan cat's eye ink pad, letter stickers, adhesive, and that was it.  If you haven't tried one of our challenges yet, I encourage you to try this one.  I know that I sometimes get bogged down in trying to make grandiose layouts for every event I scrapbook. And when I get all frustrated when I feel like my page is lacking something, I stop and try to remind myself that I'm documenting the life of my children.  In 30 years, they aren't going to care if they had sparkly beads and 3-D embellishments on their pages.  I'm not saying never go all out on a page.....that's one of the most fun things about this hobby.  But sometimes, it's okay to be clean and simple. And this challenge really brought this home to me.