Tuesday, December 30, 2014


This is my latest creation for Stick it Down Challenge Blog using the December sketch found below as a guide.  We adopted a puppy in mid December we named "Penny" after "Penny" on The Big Bang Theory.  It was truly a spur of the moment decision...Penny came from a sad situation, and my girls fell madly in love with her, especially when they learned that she and her litter mates had been abandoned by their Mama.  My mother who loves dogs but won't have one of her own, decided to pay a "pretty Penny" for her girls to adopt Penny.  I used Carolee's Creations "Hound Dog" collection to accent these pictures I took of Penny's adoption and her first days at my house.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


This is my latest creation for RCS.  Our inspiration for this final challenge of 2014 was the movie "Elf."  Several lines from the Elf movie have become part of my family's every day language such as, "Look at these toilets, they're ginormous,"  or "Us elves eat from the four main food groups; candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup," and what we like to say to our dog in our best Mr. Narwhal voice, "By buddy, I hope you find your dad."  Needless to say, the possibilities for this project were endless...however I decided to go literal and create a layout featuring our Elf on the Shelf, "Holly Jolly."  We've caught her online shopping, she's taken the Barbie VW bug for spin, and once we caught her canoodling with the Jacob Black Barbie.  However, for this challenge, she is cuddled up to the structurally sound gingerbread house made out of bathtub caulking and not icing.  And sitting on the air mattress my youngest daughter got for Christmas.  To all of you reading my blog, I wish you the best holiday season, and make sure to check back with RCS at the start of the year for some exciting changes and challenges!

Monday, December 1, 2014


This is my latest creation for Child's Play Challenge. The inspiration this time around was the movie "The Polar Express."  I instantly thought of pictures I took of my daughter on her version of the "Polar Express."  It involved taking the Amtrak train to Chicago & the American Girl Store.  Prior to the trip, she fell in love with Felicity while thumbing through the American Girl Doll magazine.  A few days before Christmas, we booked a trip for her to go shopping at the actual American Girl store.  However, Santa surprised her with an early gift about half way to Chicago; her very own Felicity doll!  She's on the phone in this picture telling her Grandma about the awesome surprise she got while riding on the train!