Thursday, September 30, 2010

My last project for GCD Studios as their spotlight girl.

Here is my final project for my spotlight month with GCD Studios. I used Melody Ross's chipboard album, with her homespun line of papers and embellishments. I added the stamps of the girl and my doodling with smooches and pens. i have not filled with with photos yet, but I love it none the less. This album was fun to make.

Now I must run and start the day. As always, I have a ton of things to do before the kids get home from school.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just a quick post showing off a mini i made...

This is just mini I made using photos that I love, but didn't know what else to do with them. I alreadly made several 12x12 layouts with similar photos.

I used all GCD Studio papers. Most of the embellishments are from different GCD Studio lines...(again not all) The stamps are by Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for taking a minute to look. Wednesday's are busy so, this is all the time I had for today.


Monday, September 27, 2010

The last week in September!

Where did this month go?

Today I am just trying to get everything in order before I start working (for the first time in 10 years).

Here is a layout, using all GCD Studio products... It's difficult to believe that my daughter ( in the photo she is 4 months old) is about to turn 6. Harrison of course is now 9 1/2 years old.

Well, that is it for today. Sorry that it is not exciting.... It is just everyday life.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet Baby Gigi

Here is a layout I made about my little girl. Aside from the music sheet and mist, everything is from GCD Studio's. I can not believe that with in a few short weeks, she will be 6. How time flies.

Have a Happy weekend everyone.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just a quick post before the busy day begins.

Busy just does not express well enough my day. (Which explains why I am up at this ungodly hour...a little calm before the chaos breaks in.)

I have a 7:30 am appointment, then a nice meeting at Church all morning. Then I am running over to another appointment. I will have a few quite hours in the afternoon to do house work, and then another appointment at 3:45. After which I will run home and make dinner and rush my daughter off to cheer leading.
Ok...maybe it is not as crazy as I think. I am starting a little seasonal job next week, so I am trying to squeeze everything into now.

I am so excited about my job. It is my first one in over 10 years.

So, during my quite time this morning, I thought I would share another layout with yall. This is of my youngest son. We were walking in the woods (I don't after our bout tour at the Lost River Cave. Jackson just had to see if he could get inside.

On this layout I used Canta Collections paper at the base. I spritzed it with spray ink. I framed the photos with paper from Paris Nights collection. I used embellishments from Melody Ross's collections.

have a Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Art day!

Today is an art day for me. But first I want to share this layout with you. It's a photo I took of my daughter the day she was trying on her dance recital costume. She looked so pretty in the sun light.

When I decided to make this layout, the Paris paper from Paris Nights GCD Studio collection just seemed to fit. I misted the paper with pink ink spray and added other papers for a layered looked from the same line. I also used some of Melody Ross's line of recipe cards and embellishments to finish the page.

It is an art day for me. I have no where to be for once. No rushing around in the late afternoon to get dinner on the table so we can rush off to other commitments. It is such a wonderful feeling. So I am ignoring all the things that should be and really need to be done around the house today and instead I am going to be creating. My daughters Birthday is coming up soon and I am making her invites...


Monday, September 20, 2010

Blue Hair.

The colors did not translate well...they are much bluer than green in real life. Don't you hate it when that happens? I will try later to fix it with a new photo. But in case I don't have time, you can see this one.

This is my oldest son. He grew his hair out for locks of love that year. Once school was out for the summer, we let him die his hair for his reward in reaching his goal. I think he looks so cool.

Everything on this layout is from GCD Studio products. (minus the paint, pen and stitching.)


Sunday, September 19, 2010

A weekend post. Really?

Hi and happy weekend. I am wishing we had another day left of the weekend, but it is what it is.
Jackson was not feeling well, so we only did what we needed to do and nothing more. So we went shoe shopping, as all three kids needed new shoes. After that, the boys stayed at home and viewed some movies and Gigi and I went to a play date. That was so fun.
Today we just played and rested and played.

Here is another layout that I made for my GCD Studio spotlight. This is about about my youngest son's baptism. I used paris nights paper and letter stickers, some scraps from cassette collections paper. I accented the photo and paper with some rub-ons that have been in my stash for some time now. The journaling reads: Jackson's Baptism. Jackson with his Godparents at our church.
I just cannot get over that this photo was taken over 4 years ago. How fast they grow.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday....


Friday, September 17, 2010

pretty in pink

Hello there. I has been just a few days since I last posted....Life just got in the way a little bit.

Here is a layout that I made about Gigi. She was posing for me in her ballerina costume for the dance recital last spring. I used paris nights paper, with a little bit of a music sheet that I had laying around. I used Paris Nights glitter stickers for my title, and some Melody Ross embellishments. I finished off the layout with some glimmer mist, butterflies and a stamp.

The journaling....
Gigi Spring 2010 Here you are wearing your pink dance recital costume. Even at the age of 5, you are a lovely young lady. You danced to Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle. You were fabulous on stage. We can't wait to see what you do next. (This looks way cuter in person.)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Run Into the Light

Running. That is my life right now. I rush around, getting the kids ready for school. Run around getting things done, the cleaning, the errands and more. Then I rush over to volunteer at the school and it never ends. This is the reason for not posting yesterday.

So here this this layout, and I thought it was fitting with my life. I used some Melody Ross papers mixed with Canta papers. I made little tags so you can see the second side. I made cute little flower embellishments out of the GCD Studio paper scraps that I had laying around.
This is my Youngest, running and playing in Grandma's back yard last spring. I simply love the light that happens in the evening and the haze and mists you get. I wish I could be running and playing like this, instead of the running and rushing around I have to do as a responsible adult. What do you wish for?
Have a wonderful day. I must now continue my


Monday, September 13, 2010


Last year it snowed. Several times. Now to some of you, this is not a big deal. To me it is not a big deal, having grown up in the North and having lived in Detroit for a year. However, living in the South, it is big. We don't usually get snow. Last season, we had three big snows. A huge deal. So I have tons of snow photos, for the total of 6 days we had snow. Why? My kids have always lived in the South and this was the first time for the two younger ones to remember snow.

Anyway, here is a layout I made about winter, my daughter and the snow. There is no journaling, as I think the photo says it all.

I used some paper from the Canta line, Paris Nights line, Cosette Collection, and some Melody Ross embellishments (all by GCD Studios).
Happy Monday!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Simply Perfect

Today is Friday. The end of the week. I have been trying post to my blog everyday of the month (excluding weekends) for September. And everyday I am trying to include some of my work, all of which included GCD Studio products. On this layout, the foundation of the layout is paper from their Canta Line. This line blends so well with so many things and colors and is just fun to use.

This layout in about my son Jackson jumping during his 3rd Birthday Party. As I said, I used GCD Studio paper for the foundation. The little scraps from Cosmo Cricket, which were placed to hide where I had cut into the foundation paper for another project. The Frame is paper by pink paisley. The mask and paints are by Tim Holtz and Ranger. I did the stitching with my ssewing machine and the rub-on is from a friend.
Hope you all have a fun weekend.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

1st day .....

It's me again. here is another layout about my family. We always take first day photos on the steps. The kids always have Papa (our word for daddy) in the photos with them. This was a sad and rejoicing time for me. This was the first time that ALL three kids were going to school full time.

The journaling reads: The 1st day of school. We always take photos with Papa on the front porch. Harrison age 9. 4th grade

Gigi: age 5 Kindergarten
Jackson: age 4 Pre-K

All the papers, (except the foundation) are from the paris Nights collection. That is such a great paper pack. I didn't have many embellishments from GCD I made a mask and painted circles on my layout.
Wishing you all a blessed day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hi y'all! Here is another layout I have made for my gig as spotlight girl, this month. I used paper from a Melody Ross collection. (I just love her style.) I used some accents from Canta collection, and embellishments from the homespun collection.
The rest is from my stash.

This is my son Jackson.
Journaling: Jackson age 3
having a moment at the park. He was mad about something. August 11 2009.

In other news....I am exciting to say that I have a job. It is only seasonal, but full time. I will be working in the call center for Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery Gift Shop. I think that will be a fun time. My first time working in 10 years.
Hope y'all are having a great week. Don't you just love short weeks?


Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Here is another layout I made for my spotlight girl gig. I used a mix og GCD studio papers. The base is from the Melody Ross line. I used some of the Casette Collection and Canta Collection as accents. The title is blue sparkle stickers by GCD Studios.

I made a circle mask and misted the foundation of my layout.

The journaling reads: My baby and his blue dog having a rest. 6-13-2009.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Hi Y'all! I hope you are all going to have a great time this weekend. We will be celebrating with friends all weekend, so my next post will be Tuesday.

For this layout, which is about the boys being silly, I used Paris Nights paper as the foundation. I used a yellow mist with circle masks to accent the photo. I love how this collection works so well for masculine layouts as well as feminine ones.

I also love how easy GCD studios products blend with the rest of my stash.

The journaling reads: The boys being silly at dinner. 7-24-2009.

Wishing you all a great weekend...


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Riding lessons...

My oldest two kids, have been interested in riding for a while. This summer we started lessons. Both of them are loving the lessons, which is so great.

Here is a layout about Gigi and her riding lesson. I used Casette Collection paper by GCD studio. and some other things from ym stash. I just love how easy it is to mix and match GCD studio products with other products by GCD Studios and also how easy it is to mix them with other items from other manufacturers.

This is Gigi leading Trigger, the horse.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1st.! Spotlight Girl! GCD Studios!

I can't believe that I haven't blogged all summer. Wow! That season just flew by without a care in the world. My kids are all in school and have been since August 16th. On one hand it has been great, I get my chores and errands done quickly, but on the other hand, I miss my kids.

So here we are, it's September already. Earlier in the year I was chosen as a spotlight girl for GCD studios... That means that they pick up my posts about them and their products and post them on their facebook page. That is so cool. I have made a lot of layouts and a couple of mini books that I am going to share with you this month.

My first layout is Freak-O. My 5 year old daughter's friend used this term to describe boys. I thought it was perfect to apply it here with this photo of my son Harrison. The journaling states: Harrison age 8. Sometimes I do call him a freak. It's the blue hair and the silly face. Summer 2009.

I used the casette collection of papers, a little of paris nights paper collection, and an embellishment from the Melody Ross collections. I did use a few other items from my stash to complete the page.

I cut the casette collection into strips and woven them together. Next I adhered it to a solid white piece of card stock. I used one of my favorite stamps and stamped all over the foundation of my layout. I added my photo, journaling and title treatment to complete the page.

Thanks for having a look at my work.