Friday, August 5, 2011

oh so in love

OK, I know I always blog on here about how much I love certain paper... well today I have found a new favorite!! This is Echo Park's new Victoria Garden line -- seriously gorgeous paper with colors and patterns that all coordinate so nicely! I love when there are a variety of options with a paper line... big floral, small prints, wording/sheet music, solids with designs around the edges. I was so excited to make this album!! This is one of those books that just came together perfect for me (you album makers know what I mean)! Anyway, I have a few photos for you to see, the rest are on ebay here.

I am quickly using up my stash of these resin frames. They are so ornate and I love the dimension they add!

How pretty is this trim? I picked it up at my local craft store... I am definitely going back for some other colors!

I cannot seem to make an album lately with out the doilies. There is something just so pretty and feminine about them and I love the texture they add to the page :o)


I am working on a album to list this coming week. I am trying to get as much done as possible over the next few weeks before I have to slow done some. Lots coming up in our house... our beach vacation, school is starting at the end of the month and then Disney in September (my girls can hardly wait)! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

share the moments...

that bring you joy -- Just wanted to pop in and share my latest album that is up on ebay! Once again the summer has been interfering with my blogging, lol! I have managed to scrap quite a bit though in between keeping my girls busy. This album really came together beautifully!! I used Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden line -- gorgeous paper!! Lots of vintage lace and pretty trim in this one!! You can see all the pictures here on ebay!

I just finished up a custom album this week for a sweet lady and I started working on a new album for ebay. I am using Echo Park's new Victoria Garden... think you will love this paper, just bright, happy, cheery goodness :o) Anyway, I am hoping that I can get it listed early next week.

OK, I am off to do laundry and then taking my girls to the pool! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7th?

Just wondering right about now where summer is going? Time is flying by and I have not been a good blogger, lol!! I have been trying my best to keep my girls busy which means lots of time away from this computer and more time at our pool! I wanted to share with you my current listing on ebay... switching it up a bit... instead of the usual scrapbook or scrapbook page I made a scrapbook canvas :o) It is just a bit more sturdy than a page and would easily sit in an easel or could be placed on a shelf to display. I am in love with all the vibrant colors in this paper from Girls Paperie and that beautiful pink blossom from Prima (my last one that I have been hoarding, hehe). Anyway, you can check the listing out here and see all the pictures!

My girls :o)

Just finished two custom albums recently for a dear lady and I have one more to make for her next week. I am working on a new album for ebay right now using Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden paper... soft shabby chic colors -- gorgeous, gorgeous paper! I am hoping to list that early next week, keep watching!! And remember you can see my listings and all the other fabulous listings from the girls in my design group by typing TWAG in the ebay search bar!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

4 days and counting!

Well with only four more days of school around here things have been a bit crazy at my house, lol! The excitement of summer is all around and with temperatures in the high 90s it has been feeling a lot like summer already! Since I posted last I have camped with the girl scouts for the weekend, chaperoned on a DC fieldtrip, enjoyed a beautiful weekend at the beach with my hubby and my girls and have already went to our pool numerous times! Throw in a preschool graduation and picnic and phew, makes me tired talking about it, lol! Scrapping has not been on the top of my list, but I have managed to make a few albums in the midst of all of this craziness.

It has been awhile since I have made a baby album and I thought it was time. I have been holding onto this paper from Webster's Pages seems like forever! LOVE this Lullaby Lane line from them... once again this company has outdone themselves. Not your typical baby girl album, but I so love it!! With it's whimsical feel... filled with flying fairies, butterflies, turtles and bears --yes, bears, hehe!! Here are just a few photos of the album, you can see it all on ebay here.

My goal for today is to make some fabulous teacher's gifts and to try and finish up a custom anniversary album. I will try to share some photos when everything is complete. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

custom sharing

I have been staying busy in the last few weeks making wedding customs. I wanted to share some pictures of the finished albums! The first book was a really unique idea... instead of adding photos to the album the ladies that were giving this as a gift added their own blessing for the bride. I did leave a photo matte on the inside cover for the wedding couple to add their favorite picture.

Lots of purple, pink, white and black. I wanted to use purple because her wedding invite was mainly that color. A bit of pearls and bling add just a little bit of sparkle and elegance.
I typeset all the copy in my page layout program and printed everything on the laser printer. I have had this printer for years and I love it because it really produces nice crisp images for all my graphics jobs and is perfect for copy! I used lots of Prima (as always) and was loving these new pink velvety flowers :o)

I worked in a few doilies... I can't seem to make an album lately without those, lol! Some picks from Michaels and another new light and airy Prima :o)

This is the cover of the second album I made last week. I used many of the same products like the papers and flowers. This made it somewhat easier since all of the products were already scattered all over my desk, lol! Have you seen these new blossom from Jolees? I picked this beautiful gray satin one up at Target, yum!!
One last quick photo... I made this album below for ebay -- the colors are really gorgeous and the papers I just love!! I used mostly Webster's Pages, their new Ladies and Gents line and mixed in a few odds and ends to tie it all together. Anyway, if you are interested it is up on ebay now, see all of it here!

Going outside to start some gardening and mulching today. I so hope the rain holds off until I can get some of that done!! Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

blog candy winner...

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us this week!!

My blog candy winner (courtesy of is...

Phyllis M.

Congratulations Phyllis!! When you get a chance please email me your address so that I can send your Prima goodies to you!! (

Also remember to check the TWAG facebook page later for the winner of all those beautiful tags!! Good luck!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Working Artists Group May Blog Hop

Welcome to The Working Artists Group's first ever blog hop!! So glad you could join us!! For our first hop we have six amazing artists here to share their wonderful talents with you. Each one of us has created a gorgeous tag for one lucky winner!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each individual blog listed below to be entered to win all six tags!! Be sure to comment on each artist's blog to increase your chances of winning!! Also, if you visit our Facebook page and become a follower you will receive an extra entry to win the tags -- just click here to visit our Facebook page. AND there is even more... each artist is giving away their own fabulous gift -- see what goodies I am giving away below!! All winners will be announced on our Facebook page on May 6th and on future blog post. Please be sure to leave your email address or another way of contacting you when leaving your comment. Happy hopping!!

Here are a few pictures of the tag that I created for the give away. I used a bit of my Melissa Frances 5th Avenue stash to create this shabby chic style tag!!

YUM! Take a look at what I am giving away... Four gorgeous packs of Prima from their 2011 release!! For a chance to win my blog candy please leave a comment and become a follower if you aren't already! I will also be announcing my winner on Friday May 6th!! Good luck!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

starting tomorrow...

Join TWAG (The Working Artist Group) on our first ever blog hop!! Starting tomorrow you can hop along for five days and check out the fabulous prizes each artist is giving away!! Leave a comment on each blog and be entered to win a grand prize created by some of our wonderful artists! Hope you will join in tomorrow starting at 12pm!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

5th Avenue

My goal to post more on this blog does not seem to be working, lol!! I really wanted to get into a better habit of posting daily, not weekly, but weekly seems to be winning :o) Anyway, I wanted to share my latest album before it is gone from ebay. This is the new and gorgeous 5th Avenue paper by Melissa Frances. If you like shabby chic at all, you are going to fall in love with this paper. I think Melissa has outdone herself with this line... very soft pastel colors with a vintage feel. I really need to hoard some for my own personal scrapping. If you are interested in this beautiful album below you can see all the photos on ebay here!

The cameo brooch is simply gorgeous in person, so loving it!! You can see a close up below.

A few more doilies and lots more lace :o)

I am working on a custom wedding album this week and also thought while I was at it, I would make a wedding album for ebay. I am hoping to list it on Thursday!
Happy scrapping!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Just wanted to post quick my latest ebay listing. The paper on this one is exquisite!! I created this album with DCWV Mademoiselle paper line -- it has a very French feel with these beautiful woman from a different time. They did a fabulous job adding glitter and gloss on certain parts of the paper. So gorgeous in person!! I really tried to capture the beauty in the photos, but not really sure you can truly see.

The cover says, " Her beauty is undoubtedly the greatest in history"

Lots of Prima, a few clocks, handmade pins and cute little shoe charms! This shoe charm in particular makes me extra happy :o)

I am loving this page for a few reason... the toile, a personal favorite of mine (looks like my bedroom, lol) the yellow blossom against the pink, black and white, and my new little mirror beads (on the stick pin)!!
I always use the embossing folder because I love the texture that they deliver. I really have to purchase more of them!! Anyway, if you are interested, you can see all the photos here on ebay.

I have a few new paper lines to work with and just ordered more yesterday -- I think I have a real problem with paper, LOL! At any rate, I am sure these papers will provide lots of inspiration when I start something new today!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

once upon a springtime

I am wondering right about now when springtime will reach my little part of the world, lol! While I wait for those warmer temperatures and in honor of the much anticipated season, I put together this beautiful mini. This is definitely one of my favorite book that I have done mainly because I just love this whimsical paper by Graphic 45! They really did a wonderful job of combining frogs and fairies, bunnies and butterflies to create this fairytale like paper line. I have spent weeks making this one and have really loaded it up with so many goodies. There are tons of charms, Prima flowers and gorgeous trims throughout. I have a few photos below, but see them all on ebay here. This one of a kind album is up tomorrow night!

I popped up the fairy and the book here on the cover (not sure you can see that from this picture) and Stickles have been added for a little sparkle. Also check out the cute little glass bottle with cork top and fairy dust (lower right corner)!! There are charms everywhere in this one... the rhinestone butterfly is beautiful and there is also a cute bunny dangling from the side. You can see more detailed pictures on ebay!! Lots of stick pins with glass beads and pearls!! If you are familiar with my work, you know how much I love these :0)

I am working on a new album today and I am hoping to have it listed early next week.

Happy Spring scrapping!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

adore this

Ok, I know I promised some more pictures and the link five days ago, lol! It has gotten a bit crazy around here, sorry!! This cute little mini is ending tomorrow night. If you are interested you can see all the pictures on ebay here!

I am trying to finish up a new album for ebay. I used the Graphic 45 Springtime paper, gorgeous paper!! I am really excited about this book!! Anyway, I am hoping to have it done and on ebay by the weekend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

flower frenzy!

I have been trying to infuse my scrapbook room lately with lots of new products. The mailman delivered all of these yummy new flowers last week!! What is it about these scrapbook supplies that gets me so excited? Not completely sure why, but I do know that all of this newness gets the creative juices flowing for me. I have so many ideas swirling in my head that I'm finding it hard to concentrate, lol!! I have to say, Prima has really outdone themselves this time! There are so many different blossom options this release, and I even bought some of their gorgeous paper too! Anyway, I just wanted to share :o) And speaking of their gorgeous paper, I used the Madeline paper line on my new album below.

I will be listing this little beauty tonight on ebay and thought I would give you a little sneak peek! Sorry for the poor lighting on this photo... night shot in the scrapbook room, sigh. I will be taking the listing pictures today with an abundance of natural light! Check back tomorrow and I will post a few more photos and the link, or check ebay tonight. You can search under my team's name TWAG! Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

can you tell...

... I am ready for Spring? I am thinking that my books lately show that, LOL! We had a few nice days of warm weather and then back to the freezing cold, sigh. Anyway, in my scrapbook room I have been feeling the warmth, smelling the flowers and hearing the birds sing :0) This is my lasted listing on ebay, you can see more photos here. This one has a bit of a shabby chic feel and I was thinking it would be perfect for Mother's Day!
Thought I would try another album with the lace all the way around the edge. I love the way that looks!!

I finally used some of my Pink Paislee Artisian elements. I have had them for awhile now and was excited to finally use them... I actually think I forgot I had them, lol. I just added the "Cherish" rub on to the top.

Some more charms (even more beautiful in person) and pins... have been loving the pins lately!!

The doilies are just so pretty and add such great texture. These are always my favorite pages!

Alright, I need to get dinner made for my family and then later into my scrapbook room for maybe another Spring inspired album, lol! Happy scrapping!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

something purple?

OK, well maybe this album is more lavender, but this is a first for me. I am not really the purple kind of girl, but bought this paper because I thought I needed something a little different. And I have to say, I really love it!
I had to stock up on some purple flowers and embellishments cause I really had none, lol! I love this big Prima blossom, yum :o) I picked up this purple ribbon by Martha Stewart on clearance... so beautiful in person!!

I have been obsessed with my pins lately! And have been buying up beads to make them like crazy!!

Lots of pinks and greens mixed in (two of my favorite colors). I added a few doilies in too... this page is so feminine, just makes me happy :o)

If you are interested you can see all the pictures up on ebay here!

Have a great weekend!!