Sunday, March 31, 2013

Travelogue: Cedar Creek, Texas

Springtime in Texas is full of livestock and colors galore. This past Saturday my Mom and I traveled to Cedar Creek to take a certification class. We got to meet and visit with some amazing people. On our way home we encountered this cute donkey. He actually stood still for us to take several photos.

Handmade envelope: Betty Jo's Giddy Up

When I created this envelope I saw it clearly in my mind's eye. I almost felt the wind brushing through my own hair....weird, but true. What I had been told about Betty Jo was that she was a very independent and active 80 years young. She runs her own errands in her trusty van she has owned since forever, loves her family, loves Texas wild flowers, and is a huge Aggies fan. I absorbed all of that information and created this envelope for her card. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Handmade card: Betty Jo's birthday

Every once in awhile I get commissioned to create handmade cards for someone special. This particular birthday card is for a friend's cousin who is 80 years young. Even though I had very little notice I was incredibly pleased at the result.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Handmade card: Happy Birthday Scott!

Today is my nephew's 14th birthday. It seems like just yesterday he was rolling around in his playpen. He would totally get red with embarrassment at that story, but it's my blog and I can write whatever I want. I am glad his mother changed her mind about choosing a unique name like 'Atticus finch'. The name Scott suits him perfectly. Happy Birthday Scott!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby scrapbook: Journey

A couple expecting their first child together embark on a journey of love. This journey is full of cravings, worries and surprises. Each trip to the doctor is another opportunity to see what your growing little one is up to in your tummy. Every photo makes you fall more deeply in love. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baby scrapbook: Bloomin'

The last trimester of pregnancy remind me of a blooming flower. In this page the belly is in full bloom. Enjoy!

Baby scrapbook: Families

A new addition to our family is an opportunity to look back at how lucky we are. The wealth of memories is priceless. Zoe is a very lucky little lady!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Baby scrapbook: From coast to coast

In this scrapbook I wanted to highlight how love knows no limits... Moving from an Atlantic coast to a Pacific coast city is an amazing adventure. I am so excited and proud to highlight my brother and Natashia's story.

Baby scrapbook: Mommy as a little lady

This beautiful page is t highlight my future goddaughter's mommy. I was so honored to hear my brother and his lady love have chosen me to be their baby's godmother.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Baby scrapbook: Daddy as a baby

My baby brother is set to have his third child in May. We are very excited for him since his second child was born nearly 14 years ago. He is thrilled to be having a little girl.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Baby scrapbook:Love lives here

The title for this page just popped into my head as I was creating. It just felt right. Those of you that believe in a creative muse will agree with me. Anyone who is reluctant to try digital Scrapbooking, like me, should try this Scrappad app.

Baby scrapbook: April showers...

Some unique scrapbook pages evolve out of browsing someone's Facebook photos. The first time I saw this photo I knew what I wanted to create. I trust my brother and his lady love will adore it as much as I do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scrapbook: Made in the USA

American made, Texas born...and a proud Grand Champion pug to boot.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scrapbook: Sleepy Sheep

The most peaceful sight is sleeping babies, in this case it's our four legged baby. Enjoy!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Scrapbook: Peace and Quiet

Some days we all search for elusive peace and quiet. In this layout Yoshi found it on his Daddy's lap. He is so loved!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Scrapbook: Pug Star

We have a movie star in our midst... This is how glamorous Yoshi looks after a trip to the grooming salon at Petsmart.

Scrapbook: Everyone's Irish on St Patrick's Day

Even pugs consider themselves Irish on St Patrick's Day... LOL!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Scrapbook: Twin birthday

Happy St Patrick's Day!
In our family it's a chance to thank God for all our blessings. My cousin Ricky and his wife Rosario welcomed their twin daughters into this world 21 years ago. This is a layout I created for them.

Scrapbook: Pugalicious

One of the good things about having an iPad mini is the wealth of apps available to play with. This week I will be featuring digital layouts I created on ScrapPad. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Digital Art: Yoshi's Kingdom

Ever since I moved into Yoshi's house I discovered he was a unique doggie. Some people say pets have personality, but he has it in spades. The photo I used for this digital scrapbook page is one of my favorites, because it shows off Yoshi's personality. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Canine Cards: Beagle Revisited

Sometime last year I created this Beagle card in the hopes of finding the right recipient. I am happy to say that day has come. So Amy who is the proud Momma of Logan the Beagle will be receiving this card. I have it on good authority that the dog on the card is the spitting image of Logan. I trust Amy will love the card and treasure it as much as she does Logan.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Handmade envelope: Amy XOXO

This envelope is a gift for my boss' girlfriend ...She's a very special person and even though I have not met her in person, I feel like I know her. The envelope holds a very special canine card featuring her favorite breed.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Yoshi Card: Super Star

Just returned from a San Antonio dog show where our Grand Champion, Yoshi, was awarded Select Dog. This award is a 4-point major win. In our eyes he is a Super Star every day, but it's always good when someone else agrees.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Yoshi card: Just because

Some days you just want to send a special someone a card "just because".....This is one of those cards. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Eye opener: Spring

After a crazy day at work I had an eye opening moment in my own backyard... Spring is almost here and the tight buds that formed in winter are opening up to reach for the sky. Enjoy the world around you every day.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yoshi Card: Happy Birthday Kristy!

Today is our friend Kristy's birthday. I created and my sister delivered this handmade card and envelope.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sneak peek:Happy Treat

A recently created card for a dear friend's upcoming birthday

Yoshi Card: Celebrating the little things

If we have learned anything with Yoshi, is to celebrate all the little things.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sneak peek: Yellow rose

This yellow ribbon rose was created with Cosmo Cricket Glubers... It was loads of fun to create

Favorite things: We R Memory Keepers Envelope. Punch board

My new toy is the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board. For those of you who have followed my handmade envelopes this tool will allow me to create more envelopes with less headaches. I will share my first envelope on Wednesday ....thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yoshi Card: Hello All

This new card highlights a masterpiece created for us by a gifted artist, Glenda S. Harlan. The embellishments were made to resemble ties.