Thursday, September 29, 2011

The "Uh-Oh" Moment

You might have noticed if you've followed the blog for a little while, we have no children, but we do have a cat.  THE cat.  Ozzy.  Up until this summer, I think that Ozzy truly believed he was the Only Cat in the World.  He's an indoor cat, and even when other cats would wander into the yard, he would pretend not to see them.

But when we put the house on the market, Ozzy couldn't stay at the house during open houses, in case people were allergic, and because he demands all the attention from any human in his vicinity.  So we put on his outdoor exploring gear, a.k.a. a leash and harness -- yes, we are THOSE people!-- and plopped him in the car for a little ride.  A 14 lb. cat is hard to get into a carrier, so the harness is easier.  We made a stop by my office, and when we did, the cat that hangs out there made an appearance.  Well, Ozzy found out quick that he was NOT the only kitty, and I think the look on his face in these pictures is priceless!

Only Kitty

Sketch Support One-Page Sketch #9

Basic Grey Junebug (Fresco, Kaleidoscope, Glazed Brads), Marrakech (Calming Moon, Chai), Basics label stickers (white)
Making Memories Boho Chic Alphabet (Cream)
Jenni Bowlin ink (Spice Tin)

Monday, September 26, 2011


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Digging through the stash

Aw, come on, admit it.  If you are a scrapbooker, more than likely you have a stash, with paper and embellishements that go WAYYY back.  You are not alone.  With this layout (yes, another one featuring the Cat), I dug into my stash and used some old old papers.  Just because they are a few years old, doesn't mean they aren't still beautiful!  I challenge you to dig into your stash and use some of that old stuff.  It feels really good!

Cute Kitten
I love the light feel of this layout.  Because I used a lot of older papers and scraps, I don't have all the names of the patterned papers.  Sorry about that.

Layout inspired by Piradee

American Crafts Elements Glitter Buttons (Brights), Mixtape (Stream), Details (Fash Max), Doily
My Minds Eye Transfer Titles (Family: "Kitten")
Prima Shalimar Amia
Melody Ross for GCD Homespun Chic Vintage Labels
Crate Paper Emma's Shop Phrases
Basic Grey Junebug glazed brads
Making Memories Diecut Lattice (Poolside Paperie)
Elle's Studio Hand Sewn Layers Blank Pennants
Scenic Route Labels
Bella Blvd Socialite (RSVP)
Sei Ally's Wonderland (Dizzy Daisy)
Tinkering Ink Beloved (Affection)
Hambly Grandma's Wallpaper (Silver)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mystic Aquarium

Another from my long-ago trip to Mystic, CT.  So long, in fact, you’ll notice there is no date on the date sticker.  I don’t remember when exactly I went.  So long ago, I was still shooting film.
Mystic has a great aquarium.  Lots of marine mammals there, including beluga whales.
Mystic Aquarium

The date will get filled in.  It’s been so long ago I went there I forgot when it was!
Patterned Paper- Studio Calico, My Minds Eye, Chipboard letters: Cosmo Cricket, Sticker: October Afternoon

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

One of my most favorite places on Earth is Las Vegas.  We’ve made several trips, including our honeymoon, and I never get tired of taking pictures.

Patterned Paper and vinyl stickers: KI Memories; Chipboard Letters: DCWV; rub ons: Reminisce

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Little Over the Top

I think maybe I have a little too much going on in this one, but at the same time I wanted to capture the whimsical feel of the pictures.

2 Wild and Crazy Kids

Inspired by Pictures2Pages

Echo Park Life is Good (Journal Cards, Grandma's Quilt, Element Stickers, Alpha Stickers, Seeing Spots), Summer Days (Clouds), Everybody Loves Christmas (Scallop Stripes)
Daisy D's Boston (Damask)
Making Memories Velvet Sayings (Expressions - white)
Colorblok Flea Market diecut
American Crafts minimarks Parcel accents rubon
imaginisce Over the Edge rubons (Just for Frills)
Elle's Studio County Fair journaling tag
Maya Road sheer
Basic Grey layered sticker pops (Nook and Pantry)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I got the music in me

Often I’m inspired by music lyrics for my pages or my titles.  I love this song from the Dave Matthews Band and thought it would be a great layout for a photo of Mark and me.

You and Me Together

DCWV cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 – Garbo, Astaire, Elements, Borders, Stickers
Scenic Route chipboard
Chatterbox alphabet stickers
American Crafts Remarks letter stickers
Echo Park Dots and Stripes letter stickers
America Crafts Thickers Subway accents, letters
Glimmer Mist - Black Magic
Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Watermelon

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Disney Milestone

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a Disney World fiend.  During one of our last trips, I realized I’ve celebrated quite the Mouse-aversary – I’ve been going for nearly my entire 35 years!  I know I’ve been lucky all my life, because even as a kid none of my friends went to WDW, even though its within driving distance.
WDW is a magical place, even for adults, and I’m looking forward to 35 more years of visits.

35 Years with the Mouse

Sketch - A Million Little Things
Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper - Earth Love – Elements , stickers, 6x6 paper pad, Relive, Reuse, Remember)
October Afternoon 5 & Dime Mini letters
Basic Grey Patterned Paper – (Pheobe – Lombard Street), buttons
Tim Holtz Grungeboard alpha , distress ink
American Crafts Thickers
Doodlebug buttons
Martha Stewart twine


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