It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Browns, blue, and cream colors all blend together to make an outstanding layout. This is a perfect combination for a male. Young or old. The paper is made by Little Yellow Bicycle. The layout is accented with Bazzill Basics Paper in navy and brown. The piece of plain cream on the top page is make special for journaling. I really liked working with this paper set.
Have a wonderful day and keep scrappin.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Toads, bugs & flowers. This paper was so cute I could not resist. I chose my base and accent paper, proceeded to cut out the flowers, bugs and toads. The flowers are a mixture of fake and the ones I cut out. The bugs are enjoying the flowers and the toads are overseeing the whole page. Just a simple and sweet way to frame your photos.

Try something new today. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

2 Layouts and a Card
Thank You - just a very pretty and spring time card. On the inside there is plenty of room for your favorite poem, photo or anything you think would let the recipient know that you are thankful for them.
Mom and Mother - a really pretty 2 page layout for the special mother in your life. It is easily put together and you just add precious pictures and journaling. Now you are ready to go. Ribbons, flowers and embossed punches were used and add a wonderful dimension.

Brothers - is very boy and I used jute to outline the photo mats. The paper is made by Glitz and is multicolored dinos and the other page is Glitz notebook paper. Please take your time and look at the layouts and card. I am having such a wonderful time making layouts and other items for the store. I am going to put them all on my site so I can share my ideas with you.

Have a wonderful day and happy scrappin.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hello everyone. I just had to write and send you a letter that I received from one of my customers today. I am so touched and am so grateful that she chose my book to give to her friend. Here is the letter.
"Hello Sandra...
I just needed to send you a personal note of thanks and tell you that this album, Sweet 16 is beyond beautiful. The photos on ebay just don't do it service. You are an exceptional designer and I'm sending you lots of applause.
The young woman who'll be receiving this for her Birthday is one who overcame an early childhood cancer. No medical professional said she'd be here...all of us knew better. We celebrate her this year with "Clear" thought processes of health and beauty.
This Album .. is that and more.
Thank you so very much for showering this world with such lovely things to express one's love.
Blessings to you and yours. Dar"
I know that this letter really tugged at my heart. I have added this young 16 year old young lady to my prayer list. I ask that you do the same. I am sure that every thought and prayer will be appreciated.
Everyone have a wonderful day on Tuesday and I will talk to you again on Wednesday.

Above you will see a 6 page dog book. I have been wanting to do one and this is a small 4x4 book made to carry with you or have on an end table to look at. It is just big enough to showcase your very best friend. The book will hold about 6 photos or you can use smaller ones and add 2 to 1 page. Whatever you want to do. The plastic holder is nice because it will wipe right off. So no need to worry about little fingers touching it.
Have fun with it and add things that mean a lot to you and your pet. Most of the time we outlive our pets and this is a wonderful reminder of that special relationship. The same idea can be used for any pet, cat and etc.
Have a wonderful day and keep scrappin.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!
I trust that everyone will have a wonderful day today.
The above 4 postings were fun to make. The boy paper is extremely colorful and bold print. I cut the bullseye in half and added it to each base sheet. That gave each layout an interesting focal point. The navy and red Bazzill paper just highlighted and accented the print.
The card, Amazing Grace, started out as just a 12x12 sheet of paper. On the inside of the card it says, how sweet the sound. Any occasion would be fitting for sending this card.
The sweet baby layout is just playful and creates a place for a grouping of 7 pictures around the center photo. The center is accented by the adhesive paper lace from Around The Block. Love this product. The lace is white, paper and comes in 4 different patterns. You can color, chalk, or do anything to change the color and add color to it. Very good product.
Thank you for checking in with me today. Have a wonderful day and keep scrapping!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I really enjoyed making this grouping. The top two picture frames are already for a sweet photo of a little girl. They are both made on an artist canvas that is available wherever you find artist supplies. I then added pretty paper, ribbon and paper flowers. The outside of the canvas was embellished with lace and/or ribbon. The purple frame is hung with the ribbon whereas the pink frame is hung directly on the back. Aren't they cute?
The colorful box is so easy to make. I got the pattern from Splitcoast Stampers. Very easy to follow. Use of hot pink paper and then I tied it with matching ribbon and a store bought bow. You can use this everywhere. Example: Bath for makeup, desk, scrapbooking area, sewing, etc. The list can go on and on.
The layout Guardian Angels. Highlights how precious and sweet our little babies are and a gift from God.
Thank you for checking in with me today. I hope you have a blessed Easter and keep the meaning of Easter in your heart all year long.
Until next time, keep scrapping.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good Morning!!
This weather is so swampy. I hope everyone is ok with all the rain, flooding and snow. Wow, what a year this has been so far.
There are 2 layouts and 1 card above. The card was just playful. I thought that the outrageous zebra stripe needed some bright color and the shocking pink was brought in. Turned out kind of cute. The pink and black layout is very classy. The 4 colors are wedded together very nicely. I think the black bling is the bomb. Love it.
The graduation bear is perfect for a kindergarten graduation. Frame it and hang it in the bedroom, hall or wherever you want.
Everyone have a wonderful day and talk to you soon. If there is ever a special item, or idea you want me to post, just comment and I will take it from there.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I am showing you another grouping of the layouts I am doing for a design team. There is also one card among them. I will have about 20 more by the time I am done. The new store is about to open in 2 weeks and I am helping them with their displays. This is a blast. I am having so much fun. I get started on a layout and it turns out to be 3 or 4 by the time I am done.
Take your time and look at them. I have used the new paper and embellishments from LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE - ZACH'S LIFE COLLECTION. This paper has a very unique look and is soooo boy. It was fun letting the creative juices just flow and see what I could come up with. I think they turned out really nice. There will be a whole grouping with this paper company of about 6 layouts by the time I finish.
Have a great day and now everyone can leave me comments. Thanks to Camille. She told me how to change that setting so everyone can be included w/o a Google account. So go to it!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Good morning, friends. I thought I would start out this morning by posting 2 more layouts and a card that I made for the design team. The layouts are independent of each other. Just pretty and can be used for so many titles and events. Feel free to use any of my layout structures you want. I have no problem with that. Also I included a card with the layouts. The card is very simple and oh so pretty. I used the flourishes from my sizzix to make the bottom of the flower. They represent either the base and leaves or the base the flower is in. A beautiful "just because" card. Amanda Blu was the paper used for these layouts and card also.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and happy Palm Sunday tomorrow. It is important that we reflect on the remembrance of a life changing event.
Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The above layouts go together. Let's Go Shopping. These layouts were
done for a design team project. I will be creating quite a few more, and I will post them as well. Amamda Blu is a new line of paper to me. The designs are very bright and colorful. I thoroughly enjoyed making these layouts. I am working on a link that will section off every layout. This will give you a chance to view them in a particular theme, event or season.

Customer custom books are my favorite. You build the book according to their personal needs, wants and themes. I am working on a wedding album right now. When it is finished, I will post.
Thanks for giving me a look-see. Have a great day and have fun.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

The pictures for the 2 page layout were taken last spring. I just couldn't resist taking them of Rachael. She came to me with a brush and said "Nana, would you make me 'butiful'!! I told her to go in my room and we would work on her hair. When I arrived I found her at my dressing table playing with all my hair stuff. So I sneaked in and took these pictures.
The Lord has given me such wonderful, handsome and beautiful grandchildren. I love them each so much. I thank Him everyday.
Have a great day,

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I made some tags the other day and thought you would like to see them. I enjoy taking scrap pieces of paper and creating. Most likely there is always something to be created from scrap.
This is a short entry. We had 6" of snow last night and it is quite beautiful this morning. For those of us living in the south, snow is not a regular thing.
Have a great day and have fun!