Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Digital Fun

This layout is my son and band playing at a club. I had fun with this one. I used Syndee Knuckles Pink Ink paper which is a music paper. I recolored and used filters for the main backing, then since the original paper had guitars on it, I resized my son's guitar and placed it over the existing imagery, then ghosted a couple of the band photo's in the background. The she-devil imagery is actually the name of the guitar and is embedded in the neck of the guitar.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Recipe Book

I'm doing something different for family holiday gifts and I wanted to give you an idea of what I am planning.

My mom was well known from my brother's restaurants for her baking. During the holidays she would bake some of her most sought after recipes and give them as gifts to special friends and customers. I thought I would do a recipe book of some of her favorite recipes. Its not the usual kind, as I wanted to create these pages in her vision. She was a soft spoken person with a love for giving and cared deeply for family, friends and strangers alike. In fact there was no stranger in mom's life. I will be adding photos in between the recipe pages also, and it will end up being a combination of recipe's and precious moments in their lives. So here is a little preview. There will be many more pages, but let me know what you think about the way I am presenting this book. The products used are createwings designs, Paint The Moon and Joanne Brisebois

Friday, May 23, 2008

Simple Pleasures

I've really departed from my usual layout design with this one. The photo of my granddaughter inspired the simplicity. I felt the photo itself told the story. The papers and floral elements titled "Wonderland" were designed by createwings designs.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Remembering You

"God's finger touched him and he slept"
(Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

BOM Book

Just sharing a page from my BOM (Book of Me). This was inspired by a story shared by a friend on GAA, an amazing group of talented, giving hearts. Be sure to visit The The Comforting Guardian Angels to find out how they touch so many all over the world and perhaps you may consider joining to help bring comfort and support to so many who need it.

Be sure to visit the guest book and see first hand how this group's reach is endless.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A newborn's conversation with God....

I don't know the author of this beautiful story, I wish I did so I could give credits to a most profound writing.

Watch the baby's eyes.

A baby asked God, 'They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?' God said, 'Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.'

The child further inquired, 'But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.' God said, 'Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.'

Again the child asked, 'And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?' God said, 'Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.'

'And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?' God said, 'Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.'

'Who will protect me?' God said, 'Your angel will defend you even if it means risking her life.'

'But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.' God said, 'Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.'

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, 'God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.'

God said, 'You will simply call her, 'Mom.'
Have a Happy Mothers’ Day

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I miss you..

Digital Again

Filling a little time inbetween cleaning with working on Mia's book.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

So much Altering, So Little Time

Ahh yes, altering yet again. I'm finding this to be a fabulous addiction. Of course scrapping, both digitally and paper are also. I've decided to do a wall of my grandkids, but in a different way. I've begun altering their names using Wood Letters. I'm really finding this to be great fun!!