Monday, October 12, 2009


If I were to be graded on my blogging then I definitely would get the big fat "F". Not only have I not been updating this blog but I have not been reading others much either. Not that I do not wish to but there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day. Not much has changed in my life. Emma is back in school. Summer was fun but brief. I miss my baby girl during the day. Ansel turned 2 last Tuesday. Emma wanted to bake him a cake. Yes you read correctly.... a cake.

It was made with ingredients so that we and/or Ansel could eat it. LOL I passed however. Emma started horseriding lessons Wednesday. Need to get her prepared for when Ruby is broken and trained. That is in the distant future. She learned a lot her very first lesson.

I have been scrapbooking up a storm. I was Guest Design Team for September for Life Preservers for winning a sketch challenge.

Von from Life Preservers is so attentive to our wishes and wants. I begged for the Prima Rebellious line and she happily obliged. It just so happened that my month to be GDT was the month the kit with the Prima came in. I knew it would be perfect for Emma's Palace Idol party. This picture makes it look lopsided but it is not IRL. I used masking with alphas and stickles for part of my title. I thought it was something different.

I just hope I gave this product justice. I love this kit!
Emmas cheerleading organization had a yard sale. Someone was selling this frame but it was white, dusty, and had old silk flowers in the bottom part. So it screamed "Alter me!". And that I did. I used an 8.5 by 11 picture from visit to Strawberry patch and one of the Life Preserver kits for this. And I painted the frame with some acrylic paint. This was one of my submissions for a Design Team call that Von had. I made First Alternate. What a blessing!
This is the page I did using a sketch from PageMaps that Von used for Life Preservers. This is the page that I won GDT for September with. Some of our summer pictures from the lake.

Right now I am participating in a challenge on Willow Traders. Basically it is challenging us to get several pages done a month. I am really enjoying it. This was from week one where we had to use all the letters of the alphabet on a page. It came to me pretty quickly to use the negative part of a page of Sassafras Alphas for my background. I love how this turned out.

I purchased a kit off of ScrapLove quite awhile back from a dear friend. During the Big Scrapper House challenge on Life Preservers I assembled this mini album.
Another submission of mine for the Life Preserver Design Team call. I used a LP kit that had the Scenic Route Garden Grove. I am so bummed that they are closing their doors. They have always been a favorite of mine.
This page below was from the Life Preserver Big Scrapper House challenge. I think it was to use circles but can not exactly recall. I also used the Scenic Route LP kit.
My ATC cards from a swap that was done on Life Preservers. I am not sure if I am 100% sold on ATC's or not.
Thanks for looking at my art and hearing about my life. More to come!!!