Friday, April 29, 2011


head on over to the jenni bowlin mercantile blog and check out an ad inspiration and layout from me!  while you're there poke around - loads of inspiration and tutorials! it's really a fabulous blog. doris sander rocks!

friday featured blogger - francine

francine clouden is amazing! she runs two blogs - both are stops on my daily foray into blogdom. the first is the scrapbooking section of craft gossip. a must stop for all paper crafters each day. she highlights cool finds from around the blogosphere (like i do) and also features pages she finds in galleries. the second is her personal blog callaloo soup where she shares her inspiring layouts and projects.

she also has an etsy shop of the same name called callaloo soup where you can purchase gorgeous art like the piece above as well as interesting crafty bits for your crafting.

she doesn't even know i'm posting this, but i feel the need to thank her for the hard work and dedication she has to sharing with the scrapbooking community. she really rocks!

p.s. not sure if i'll keep this up. i always say i'm going to start doing something regularly and i don't. if you want the feature to continue - let me know and i'll try! :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

doily mobile

you could easily use patterned paper instead of fabric.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

layout for spendid fiins

 whe i saw these stickers i knew they'd be perfect for this conversation i overheard and yes my seven-year-old is cheeky. i don't know where he comes up with this stuff!

 supplies: splendid fiins say what bubble speech stickers (coming soon), @ the office paper pack 1, @ the office supplies 1 available at


i need to make one of these gift card holders so cute!

free printable campers!

Friday, April 22, 2011

jbs kit giveaway at s&ct!

visit the scrapbook and cards today blog for a chance to win this kit!

map printable

get this stunning map from the graphics fairy and while your there browse around - stunning free vintage images!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

some two peas goodness

using polka dot pixels new paperazzi grungy groceries paper

word art

hop on over to the scrapbook & cards today blog today for some free word art and a couple examples from me!

origami mushrooms

i think these are darling - they'd be great on a card or layout too!

Monday, April 18, 2011

scrapbook & cards today blog

you'll find me this week guest hosting at the scrapbook & cards today blog. i have a challenge up today and on wednesday a couple of freebie downloads from some great designers over at two peas. be sure to stop by and say hi!

more more more!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

a couple of pages

cookie for la

the sugarbabes over at sweet shoppe created this awesome template kit for lauren grier.

here's the page i created with my cookie and lauren's fabulous kit called forever moments!

if you digi scrap, get over there and check out the big kit and the cookies. :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

collab kit at sweet shoppe for la

Lauren Grier is an amazing and talented designer.  She is a single mom who supports herself with her digital designs.  Lauren has been in the hospital for several days, which means no new products.  The designers at Sweet Shoppe and plenty of others from around the digital scrapbooking community have banded together and created this gorgeous kit for La. I'm counting over 60 patterned papers with this gorgeous color pallette alone! Check out The Sweet Shoppe tomorrow for more details!

printable wall art

free love printable (now you see how far behind i am this was from valentine's day!)

free tags

so arty & fun!

free printable labels

something about her sings spring!

25 free high quality fonts

personalized bookmarks

some fun friday finds

i can't even begin to tell you how far behind i am on my links. ithink i have over 100 things to share. so today i'm going to share a few and perhaps do multi-posts next week as well. so here's the first one and i'll be back throughout the day with more!

a printable greeting card that is oh so cute!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

head on over to writeclickscrapbook today for a chance to win this awesome jenni bowlin kit!

paper ruffle - how to!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

mini-album week

a joint venture between two of my favorite design teams! and jenni bowlin studios! check it out!

layout and a cool find!

first off my apologies sometimes life gets int he way of my posting. i'll try harder!

here is a cool find it yourself polaroid magnets! LOVE!

and a layout to share - this week's kit smitten - lauren reid's transformers vol 1 templates 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

new designer at design house digitals!

gennifer bursett is now designing at design house digitals. she has some great new kits in her shop and she asked me to play. what fun! i can't say enough about the colors and designs in these kits. just wow! she also has a mist overlay that is stellar and a set of journaling cards. be sure to check it out. here's my play...

fun stuff! be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

who's strange?

my dh of course...
using chrissyw's fall leaves kit and template sample pack 17 available at two peas in a bucket. tfl!

walk against hunger AND giveaway

on may 1st, i'm walking in foodshare's walk against hunger. my goal is to raise $200 for the walk. i'm hoping that you'll help! visit my personal page and donate then come back here and leave me a comment telling me that you donated. i'll draw a winner for a $20 gift certificate to the store of your choice - scrapbook related or not. over 128,000 people including 50,000 children in the great hartford area are in need of emergency food assistance every year. foodshare distributes more than 16 tons of food to nearly 300 local programs that serve the hungry in the hartford community. for every $30 donated, foodshare can provide enough food for one person for a month.  consider donating. thanks!

Monday, April 04, 2011

crystal wilkerson layout

here's a layout i did tonight for  all supplies can be found here.