Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope your holiday season was the merriest ever!
Back to our regular blogging schedule after the new year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Yes I know it's been awhile

and I have been busy, busy, busy.  The holiday season arrived rather quickly and it is hard to believe that there is only 5 more days until Christmas!!

I have been creating for Two Peas and Biograffiti and will get all my layouts updated soon.

I did want to share a new project I just finished for Molly of Biograffiti.  I too am a failure at the Project 365, but had a ton of photos that I wanted to share.  Molly created a template set "My Life & Story" that you can pick up at Oscraps today.  I loved this idea for 2010 and spent the past week+ creating like crazy.  I love the final results and can't wait to add more pages for December and get it printed at Shutterfly.  I know the journaling is difficult to read (or impossible) - but when I have time, I will upload all the pages individually.

I will be back this week with my creative share of other layouts I have completed.  In the meantime, get your wrapping done - Christmas is almost here!!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

A new and fun challenge

"From My Playlist" a weekly challenge will be posted each Friday at Every week we'll have a new layout challenge (inspired by a song from Molly's personal playlist) + a free download.

I hope you will play along.

here   is the link for the freebie this week at the OScraps shop.
and a link to Molly's new mini digital kit released today::  From My Playlist - digital mini kit

and here is my layout featuring the new kit.....

free your mind

Monday, November 15, 2010

Creative catch-up

November 15th already! Not sure how that happened.  Talking with friends today I seriously think the older I get the faster time seems to go by.

It makes me sad
but that is why
I take the photos
record the memories
and share our story
so I can remember
so they won't forget

Here are a few of my layouts from the past two weeks from two peas in a bucket.  I hope you enjoy!

you and me
featuring Jo Hanna's "word bits - needful things"

2010 digi
using Dianne Rigdon's "journalique" and alpha "smell my feet"

halloween cemetary visit
using Edeline Marta's new digital kit "scary boo".

 you make me happy
quick step pages vol 2 by Jo Hanna, using her wonderful Memory Lane kit

togetherusing the Haute Couture collection by Design by Anita. Here I used the ~ Papier Selection and Papier Solids

baby's 1st christmas
using Polka Dot Pixels - happy holly days brads and papers

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Born Free!!

Kid Rock shot this video in my backyard just a few weeks ago!! shooting at the Pictured Rocks National Lake excited to see the entire video....This is just a sneek peek....


Kid Rock - Born Free

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Declare yourself.

it is that important!

Monday, November 1, 2010


lots of changes going on in my house right now....but we are adjusting and making the most of it. It will be good - good for us, good for health and good for prosperity.   Hopefully there will be lots of changes in State and Federal Government after the elections tomorrow.  Please remember to get out and vote.  One of the most important things you can do.

We had an uneventful Halloween.  Hayden is at that age where dressing up is boring, nothing really going on.  Two old for trick or treating and to young for adult parties.  We watched football and did some laundry, handing out a bit of candy during the evening to the few treaters who stopped by.

Our highlight of the day - our puking pumpkin (completely Hayden's idea)'

now on to a Creative share for Biograffiti .  Molly's new digital mini kit - This Moment was released today.  This is the layout I did featuring my friend Amber's beautiful daughter Aili.

always and today

 have a great night.  I will be back sometime tomorrow with my layouts for the past week at two peas in a bucket

My article in

went live today!! woot!!  you can see it here!

now back to your regularly scheduled life : )

Monday, October 25, 2010

Creative Share

catching up again this week - we have some amazing designers providing us with fabulously creative kits each week at two peas in a bucket if you haven't visited the digital shop lately you really should stop over and see for yourself.

burning love features Jo Hanna's kit of the same name

a note to haydens girl featuring Polka Dot Pixels new Digi Kit "sincerely"

autumn  using Hazel Olive Designs new digi kit - October Past

  baking cookies using the Vintage Yuletide digital collection by Hazel Olive Designs

  you are the best things thats ever been mine using Hazel Olive Designs "haunted" paper.   I didn't intend for it to be inspired by The Twilight Series but after it was done it was hard to resist the overall Twilight feel to the layout

I will be back tomorrow to upload some more.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Catching up . . .

which seems to be my everyday lately.  lots going on right now but being busy is good.  So I am going to share my layouts from the past week at  two peas in a bucket

The first layout was part of the One Kit - 3 Ways Feature on the digi blog

glorious fall featuring a new digital kit leaves collection - by Wilna Furstenberg

maple street cafe featuring designs by Polka Dot Pixels and Emily's coffee break kit

next is jonas and aili featuring the on air digital kit by polka dot pixels

and finally you don't know jack featuring the digital paper kit Tricky by Shelley Castillo 

see you tomorrow after I finish up this week's collection.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Documenting the Everyday!

last year I wanted to make sure I documented 09-09-09 - and took 99 photos of our day.  This coming Sunday is 10-10-10 - and I plan to do the same thing!! Won't you join me?

full credits can be found here:  09-09-09

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wake me up when September ends....

oh wait - it already did.  The older I get the quicker these months fly by. Before you know it we will be planning our December Daily and managing Christmas lists.

This past week at two peas in a bucket we had more new releases.  I am still finishing up my coffee cup album-leaves by Wilna Furstenberg and should get it posted tomorrow when I can take some photos in daylight.

I posted this layout morning commute using Jo Hanna's new digital kit "early morning rain"

I wanted to share the information about the layout and journaling as well:

Jo Hanna's new digital kit - "early morning rain" has so many options. You could go in so many directions, but this layout has been in my head for awhile and when I saw the full alphabet that is included I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I created the extension of the center line using a portion of one of the strokes included. I also used a mask from the Picture Perfect Vol. 2 - The tuscon masks

Jo Hanna - Early Morning Rain Digital Kit, Picture Perfect Masks Vol. 2
Anna Aspnes - 12x12 Artist Edges
Font - 2Peas Notebook

Regardless of the season, I make a 28 mile drive each day along State Highway M28 to work. During the school year I also make a stop and drop Madison to and from school. It is a drive, I think, I could do with my eyes closed. Just imagine the time and miles I have spent in my vehicle!!I try catching up on cable news, sports, and finding out what the new #1 Top 40 song is this week. It can also be relaxing, giving me time to clear my mind and plan for the day ahead. In the winter it can be a terrible drive, rated one of the worst in Michigan, but I just buckle up, drive defensive and try and enjoy my morning commute.

So many new designers, so many fabulous kits

are available at Two Peas in a Bucket . . come see who will be joining us over the next few weeks.

I am so thankful that I get to be a part of this! lucky me!

this past week I created some layouts using the designs of Jo Hanna, Edeline Marta and Vinnie Pearce. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

15...18..24... featuring "The Benjamin Party" Digital kit by Jo Hanna

almost 7 months featuring "Apple of my Eye" Collection by Vinnie Pearce

and me captured DigiKit "Capture Moments" by Edeline Marta

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Free 2011 CD Calendar Template!!

Persnickety Prints Designer of the Month is Molly aka Biograffiti from Oscraps. You can download her free 2011 CD Calendar Template .

Here is what I created. I plan to get this one printed for my desk at the office:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

quick catch up . . .

I wanted to share a few of my recent layouts from Two Peas in a Bucket

reflections of me which was part of the One Kit: Three Ways feature this week, highlighting DigiKit - Sum Total Clipping Masks by Kerry Stewart.

happy love featuring Polka Dot Pixels Simply Romantic Digital Kit.

blooming sunflower featuring Jo Hanna's DigiKit - Spring Fling - The Collection and Picture Perfect Vol 2, the Tuscon Masks.

riding solo featuring DigiKit "chocolate truffle" by Polka Dot Pixels.

i love you featuring Edeline Marta's "freshen up" bundle and Jo Hanna's picture perfect vol 2 - the tuscon masks

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I am so happy that everyone is back in school and we can all get back into our everyday routine. AA Midget hockey tryouts will be in the next week and then everything will really feel back to normal.

We had another new designer join us at Two Peas in a Bucket - Polka Dot Pixels is now offering her designs at 2Peas. Pretty, creative and fun kits.

bubbles featuring Polka Dot Pixels Digi Kit "brown paper bag"

family features the Digi Kit "simply romantic"

Jo Hanna had a few new kits this week and a freebie as well

and my last layout for the week at two peas in a bucket is one I think we can all relate to. The photo speaks for itself. I will forever be changed because of that day.

9 11 2001 I used Jo Hanna's "needful things" frames. It needed to be simple.

also had a new release this past week, Itty Bitty Dates No. 9 I used them to create this fun layout about our recent back to school shopping trip to Appleton

back to school shopping

Monday, September 6, 2010


and remember the everyday . . .

Pamela Funk Parr - with Scrap Originals released a gorgeous new kit "Pause" this week at Two Peas in a Bucket . I love the colors and fun elements and am so fortunate to be part of her Creative Team.

One of the things I have to remind myself is not to get so caught up in the junk, but Pause and remember the everyday little things. I hope you do to.

We went Back to School shopping in Appleton and Hayden was able to invite Abby to come along. Before we headed home on Sunday, we paused for a little photo shoot.

Love this - one of my favorites from the day : )

pause and remember

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Introducing Jo Hanna - new designer at 2Peas!!

this past week a new Designer, Jo Hanna, joined us at Two Peas in a Bucket!! I am beyond thrilled with her designs. So completely me!

The first one I did was summer lovin' - I love that Hayden and his girlfriend Abby let me take their photos. They are so cute together. It features The Memory Lane Collection

next is a layout of my great niece Jenna - she is the daughter of my niece Hollie. We got to see her this summer. I only wish they all lived closer (and my sister Teresa too) so we could see them everyday. walk uses Jo Hanna's The February Leap Collection . This layout was also featured on the Gallery Standouts Blog

and finally a photo that Will took earlier this month - I love it . . 4 generations using Gwenifer Collection

I love being on the Digital Creative Team at Two Peas in a Bucket - and am thankful everyday for this opportunity.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Around the Way No. 1

Biograffiti released a new kit this past week - a template album that was for me a perfect way to get a ton of photos scrapped from the impromptu photo shoot we just did with Hayden and Abby.

You can get your own set at OScraps

you and me

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

this past week at two peas in a bucket . . .

we had a small release this past week at Two Peas in a Bucket but a little bird told me we have a few new designers joining us soon. Looking forward to that.

Vinnie Pearce is one of my favorite designers - I just love her new release this week, Journey Back - I love so much about this kit and hope to collect and work on recording my own childhood memories. In the meantime I am recording my son Hayden's (with his girlfriend Abby) and a few of my precious childhood photos.

live play dream

before we were eight I don't have a ton of photos of my family when I was young so this one is really precious to me.

and Kerry Stewart released a fun new alphabet carefree alpha set

wedding feet - I cropped a fun photo from my sister's Jennifer's wedding last summer.