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I am married to a Great Guy - Charlie.  We have a beautiful daughter, Charese, who is a JOY to have.  We love the outdoors, watching movies, reading and I love scrapbooking and cardmaking.  There are other hobbies as well.  I love to meet new people and share my love of scrapbooking and cardmaking with people.

My Challenge for Today

This is going to be my Challenge for the day.  I already have the pictures picked out.  Just need to set it up and see how it turns out.  How about you try it as well and let me see what you come up with.  I will Post my results soon.

This is my version.  For this page I used Black, Colonial White, and Cashmere cardstock from CTMH, Pattern Paper is Lost&Found record it! paper line, ribbon was just what I had on hand, rhinestones are from CTMH.  Used Cricut to cut out letters.  I really like how it turned out.


Spring Break here at the Brown house.  I was so very excited for it - dreams of finishing pages, lots and lots of pages was what I was hoping for on Spring Break.  Well my dreams didn't come true but I had a wonderful Spring Break.  My mom came to visit and Charese, Grandma (my mom), and I went to the movie Divergent.  Very good I really liked it.  I will save the talking about that for another day.  What I did do on my Spring Break was spring cleaned the kitchen (what a mess but I got rid of a lot) and spring cleaned my office.  It is still a work in progress but I am getting there.  I will post pictures of the transition.  It won't be complete until into summer I don't think.  Anyway the other thing I did was finish these 2 page layout.  I am so very very happy with it  I just have to share.

First of all I just love the title for this page.  I created it with my Cricut expressions.  I made the heart and paw prints, and the (on, my) lasered out of the heart.  Paw Prints were from Paperpups cartridge, Lettering is done with Jasmine, I forgot where the heart was from.  

The background paper is from CTMH For Always paper packet, The lettering is CTMH Champagne cardstock, Heart is CTMH Cranberry cardstock.  The black cardstock is from CTMH as well.  The patterned paper is Lost & Found record it!  Love Love this patterned paper.  I used pastel chalk pencils to do the journaling on the pages.  Love those too.

This is the second page - where I added brads from CTMH too.

My daughter for Christmas wanted a photo shoot with her dog.  So we contacted a friend that is a photographer, Michelle Lockwood Photography, and she did such an awesome job.  I just loved them all.  I have several more layouts to do with pictures from this photo shoot and I can't wait to see how they turn out after doing this layout.   Hope you enjoy them.  Thanks for stopping by.

Seventh Grade Portrait Page

Hello there - I was inspired by a sketch off of the A Cherry On Top Website and whipped this page together this evening.  I really like how it turned out.  I used a paper I found at Crafts Direct and then ordered more from www.acherryontop.com along with some embellishments that went with it.  The paper and embellishments is by Basic Grey.  The paper is RSVP Confetti/svp-4378, embellishments are RSVP-Mixed Brads and RSVP- Flags.  I also used white paper from CTMH, along with some solid color paper from CTMH.  Enjoy!!

Here is the sketch

Card Boxes - Would you like to Make These?

Would you be interested in learning how to make these Card Boxes with cards to go with them.  If so please email or comment below and let me know and I will work on getting a class set up.  This would have to be a Saturday class - because it will take a couple hours.  They are not to hard so grab a friend or two and let me know today your interested.

Embosssing is BOSS!!

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What Are You Celebrating/Doing this Month...January 2014

So I was looking through some old calendar information and found out that the Month of January is HOT TEA Month; SOUP MONTH; COFFEE GOURMET INTERNATIONAL MONTH; FAMILY FIT LIFESTYLE MONTH; AND SEASON OF WINTER.


Are you celebrating or doing any of these this month.  Then why not make sure you  have your camera out capture the memories and scrapbook away.  Or send a card to someone to celebrate one of these days.  Post pictures and let me know what you are up to in January 2014.

I don't know if I am celebrating but I sure am feeling the Season of Winter and a very cold one at that.

Stay warm everyone.

Some other things this January:

29th is PUZZLE DAY

I am thinking I am going to celebrate Hot Tea with sharing a cup with my daughter.  Maybe we can just have a nice Mother Daughter cup of Hot Tea morning.

Here are some titles that may inspire you:
Put the Kettle On
Tea for Two
Enjoying a Cuppa
The Perfect Brew
Pour a Cup
Pinkies Up

How about this little poem:
A little cup of freindship
with a bag of tea
When you drink this
Think of love from me.

I cannot sit and chat with you,
the way i'd like to do.
So brew yourself a cup of tea,
I'll think of you, you think of me.

Hope you enjoyed this and perhaps feel a little INSPIRED!

2014 It's a New Year - What are you doing for the new year?

Hello everyone and happy new year.  I have to say it has been cold here.  The nice thing about that was that I got a couple of severe cold weather days off from my job.  So you bet I headed to the crafting room and started to scrapbook.  Well actually I started to clean and organize my work space.  I am still in the process of organizing but have managed to get some scrapbooking in too.  Here is a page I finished last night.  I am pretty happy with it.  My daughter loved it which made it even better.  I scrap-lifted the basic layout from a page I saw on Pinterest but here is my version.  This is a page for my daughters Gymnastics Level 4 Album.  Which I am hoping to finish today.  Well will have all but one page done today.  Hope you enjoy it and that perhaps it will inspire someone out there.

The top purple paper is a discontinued purple pattern paper from CTMH.  The black flourish paper is by Echo Park Paper Co.; the glitter purple paper is from Best Creation Inc. GCS017 Royal Blue; purple ribbon was an old stash I had lying around; rhinestones were an old stash too; the silver ribbon is from CTMH, and the friends stickers are from CTMH.  The black paper is from CTMH too, and the silver paper is from American Crafts.  This was a lot of fun to do.  

It's a New Year and a New Catalog is coming!!

New Catalog to be released on February 1 2014.  Here is a sneak peak at the cover.  I am very excited to share the new catalog with you all.  Lots of new things - get your check books ready or credit cards.