Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This is my latest double page spread for Stick it Down Challenge.  I love fall patterned paper....It's my downfall in my local scrapbook store, online scrapbook stores, etc.....So I try to take as many fall theme pictures as I can so I can use the inordinate amount of patterned fall papers that I have!  My children, their dad, and my inlaws went to Lake Cumberland last week for our school's Fall Break.  (I had a staycation at my house with the cleaning supplies and laundry...) Anyway, my husband took these pictures of my daughter skipping rocks in the lake, playing with her sister, dressing her dog up in his Halloween costume....She had a blast!  And my brand new Carta Bella "A Perfect Autumn" collection was perfect for highlighting these pictures!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


This is my latest project for RCS where the theme this week was the Disney movie "The Haunted Mansion."  I decided to be very true to the challenge this week and feature a picture of my daughter goofing around at the real Haunted Mansion at Disney World Florida during the Not So Scary Halloween Party.  I must say, this may have been one of the greatest experiences of my life seeing the "Boo to You" parade, trick or treating all over the park.....The design of the layout was inspired from a sketch from my former design team "2 Broke Girls."  Overall, I was happy with how quickly this page came together and decided that a trip back to Disney in October is a must!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


This is my latest creation for Child's Play Challenge.  The inspiration for this challenge was the Disney classic "Alice in Wonderland."  When I think of this movie, I think of the Mad Hatter....And when I think of the Mad Hatter, I think of my crazy girls who love to put on the hats in the Halloween department of Target.  It's the only time they will voluntarily allow me to take pictures of them!

Sunday, October 5, 2014


This is my latest creation for Red Carpet Studio.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are doing a shout out to the super heroes in our life.  The super hero I chose to feature is my daughter.  When she was five months old, she was diagnosed with severe milk and egg allergies.  We found out the hard way that she was allergic...with a terrible reaction.  We have hoped that as she grew up, the allergies would subside.  While they have some, they are still present, and she handles them with such grace.  Since the time she could talk, she's asked if her food, "Is Abbey safe?"  She has never been upset that she can't have what other children have.  It bothers us adults more than it does her.  And the cool thing is, when she does have something she can eat, she absolutely relishes it.  For example, I took this picture after she left the Icee stand at our local amusement park.  To her, this is the greatest store ever invented!  And she drinks it to the very last drop.  Her maturity towards her condition is inspiring, and I thought she would be a perfect person to feature in my life for this challenge.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


This is my latest creation for Child's Play Challenge.  The toy inspiration for this challenge was the "Jack in the Box."  For some reason, my brain bypassed the toy part and focused on the word "Jack."  Why?  Because my daughter absolutely LOVED anything that had to do with The Nightmare Before Christmas.  One Halloween she was "Sally" complete with the yarn hair and white face.  She has pillows, shirts, cups with Jack Skellington on them....Being the seasonal scrapper that I am, I decided to focus in on the pumpkin she painted a few years back of Jack's "portrait" and a cookie she got at the Disney World "Not So Scary Halloween Party" & accent them with papers in my Halloween stash that reminded me of the Pumpkin King and Halloweentown.