Some of My Scrap Works

Sunday, October 02, 2011


When you least expect it....I whipped up this LO in a flash at the last minute of the design call...Just goes to show never know. I love doing layered titles and I think that's what makes the LO so nice. Aidan and Shane last year at the pumpkin patch...the products I used were so old I am almost ashamed that I still had them, but they were perfect! I even made the pumpkins myself using a crimper and an oval punch. Kinda makes me ready for Fall.....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Helmar Adhesives September Sketch

I love these products,,,especially the pop dots and the quick dry, oh and the liquid pop dots---oh my they are fabulous!. They have a wonderful blog and a very talented design team. Every month a sketch is posted...the minute I saw it I had this LO in mind. If you would like to do your version, here is the sketch for you! You can link it on the Helmar blog too!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to Reality

The last week before I came back to work was CRAZY! We were warned and worried about a Hurricane Irene coming up from the south, which was, once it slammed into the Outer Banks in North Carolina heading straight into Long Island. It's was all anyone thought of for days...preparing food, water, ice, batteries, candles...tying down furniture, evacuations of homes and hospitals on the coast and then hunkering down to wait. All things considered, Long Island did pretty well, lots of coastal flooding and a storm surge, trees down....many without power still to this day, but no one was killed. All around though, is the buzz of chainsaws. There are leaves and branches littered all around and even more are plastered onto all the screens and windows. I feel for all those people who live near rivers, where the rains just filled them to capacity and they flooded the areas. I will take a seacoast over a river any day. At least the tide goes out.

The summer is officially over for me....I am back to work. Classes have not started yet, so it is quiet, but the students are moved in, Matriculation Day is here, and a new batch of freshmen will be filling our halls tomorrow for the first day of classes. I am teaching two classes, but they are both late starts and do not begin until the middle of September...but I am all ready to go anyway. I am thinking of trying to get put all my lectures on Power Point....that way, when a Senior Moment strikes, I will be prepared...but I hate Power Point!

Today is my daughter Cara's Birthday....the day she turned 18 she started college...jeez that seemed like last year...time sure flies.....she is out of college 11 years already!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trying to get back on track!

OMG it has been so long since I have blogged I am almost embarrassed...actually, I am embarrassed, especially since I see that I have followers,,,,, I am so sorry. I think that maybe after ACBailey closed I lost my motivation for blogging. I have been scrapping and doing some really nice stuff, so I will endeavor to get this going again and upload some new LOs. Have had a majorly busy summer, enjoying being off, traveling and taking tons of you know what that means. Stay tuned....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

that was a long few days!

So much for posting in a few days...I look at the date and it's been almost a month!! I cannot keep track of the time these days. Seems like I am always on the run and busy til I flop into bed for a quick 6 hours and right back to it the next day! Been trying to keep up with the new scrap class I am taking. It's called Dimensional Details and right up my alley.....lots of junking up and ink and stuff.....the big problem is that it take a while to do all that stuff. I am liking the way most of the LOs are coming out and will post a few here and there when I can. This LO is the first one I did....LOVE, LOVE this BG Kioshi - purples, greens and lavenders...right up my alley!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2 months??

Where does the time go? I promise I will update this over the weekend! Been so very busy with work and the Design Your Life class that I have had zero time ---and of course, the weather here has been insane too - like Mother Nature going thru menopause. Have a new laptop with ni photos or oything else on it, so I need to get to the PC...
Have a great Thursday!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Design Your Life

I love to scrapbook, but I really never "learned" how to do it according to principles of design, so I enrolled in an online class with Cathy Z from Big Picture Scrapbooking. So far, so good - I have created a bunch of layouts using her sketches and am amazed at how many photos I am getting on a page. What this has got me doing is looking at photos in a different way - seeing how pieces of a photo tell the story I want to convey without taking up the whole page. I am struggling a bit with the 8.5 x 11 LOs but they do work.
I love doing the 2 page 12 x 12s and the clean simple designs are perfect for getting a bunch of photos on the page. Still having some trouble with the lack of embellishments. These two layouts are from the first two weeks of the class. Whattaya think?