Thursday, January 27, 2011


It's Challenge Masters Blog Hop time!

Love is in the air and the Challenge Master Divas are celebrating by having a blog hop!
The hop runs from Friday January 28th until Sunday January 30th. We have lots of prizes, fun and inspiration for you this weekend. If you have arrived from Liz's blog you are on the right track.
If you just got here than you need to head over to our Stash/Tag Diva Tammy's blog to get started.

All of the Divas are creating love inspired projects for you to enjoy. We also each have a word for a secret phrase. You need to stop by each blog and collect the words (they are all jumbled so you will need to visit each one) and once you have unscrambled them, send the phrase to to be entered to win one of the two grand prizes.
We each have a small blog prize as well so you want to make sure that you stop by all the blogs and leave us some love, so that you have multiple chances to win! Another way to win, is to create your own love inspired project and remember it can be anything you love (a person, a place, a thing, a hobby..whatever love means to you) and upload it to the Challenge Master’s Gallery in the forum. You will have until Sunday February 13th to enter your projects and then after careful deliberation a winner will be announced on our challenge blog!
The grand prize winner will receive a great prize pack donated by our Stash & Tag Diva Tammy! You don’t want to miss out on this so start creating! You can enter as many times as you wish as long as you create new projects each time.

The word you need to collect from my blog is ............we

I created a layout that focuses on my family's love of Walt Disney World. We took a trip there in May and I still have a ton of photos to scrap!

I used all SEI patterned paper and chipboard frames. Sticker letters are American Craft and Doodlebug. Doily is Martha Stewart.

Bling is Doodlebug. I also used some bling cardstock from Bazzill and pink Stickles from Ranger.

I hope you will take a few seconds to leave a comment for your chance to win a small RAK from me. I would also love it if you became a follower, but you don't have to in order for a chance to win.
Winner will be notified by Feb. 1st.

Don't forget to create a love inspired project and upload it over at Challenge Masters for a chance at the Grand Prize! Good Luck and Happy Creating!
Now you are off to Colette's blog for some more creative love! You don't want to miss what she has got in store for you!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Richard Scarry & Me

I have always loved books. Some of my earliest memories include me begging for someone to read to me. My mom was a big reader and I get my love of the printed word from her.
One of my very favorite children's author is Richard Scarry. I specifically remember this story about chipmunk's birthday party. How wonderful it would be to have a big bowl of something pink to drink! I think Mr. Scarry also helped to foster my love of all small and furry creatures. Look at how cute that chipmunk is!

I made sure that when my girls were toddlers there were always a load of his books around. Both Jessica and Amanda know who Huckle the Cat and Lowly the Worm are. Now, I have also gotten Aidan and Shea in on the act and although
both their parents are teachers, neither one knew who Richard Scarry was! Oh the calamity!

I found this set of books at an antique store not long ago. It was buried under a bunch of books and was just waiting there for me to discover it.

Some of the books seemed like they had never even been opened. I brought them home and spent the afternoon pouring through them. They are a treasure! Life would not be the same without Richard Scarry and BusyTown!

Blog Hop!

Love is in the air and the Challenge Master Divas are celebrating by having a blog hop! The hop is going to run from Friday January 28th until Sunday January 30th. We have lots of prizes, fun and inspiration for you this weekend!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week three challenges are up at Challenge Masters. I am hosting the journaling one, which is to make a list. Here's my example.

Please note that my fave things are NOT listed in order of preference! =)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I am grateful for this body because it gets up and goes everyday.
I am grateful for the beauty of the world outside my window. Mother Nature is an awesome artist!
I am grateful for my hard working husband and my smart and beautiful daughters. I am grateful for the abundance of material things in my life. I have all that I need. I am grateful.