Monday, November 30, 2009

girl with a pearl earring

well i Have finally gotten a minute of "me" time to get away from the hustle and bustle to sit down and pop out a layout.
well this months challenge over at Artastic Challenge blog,is an inspiration drawn from Vermeer's painting - 'The Girl with the Pearl Earring'. Please note that Vermeer's painting was actually titled "The Head Of A Girl" (1666) but is
otherwise known from the movie with Colin Firth as "The Girl With The Pearl Earring".
Added criteria:
1. Single portrait style photo
2. An earring somewhere on the page

i used webster pages and incorporated silk flowers and antique flower buttons. i added a couple of peacock feathers that i Have been holding on to and i finally had the perfect chance to use it. i used ribbon and lots of pop dots and hot glue to secure everything in place.the earring is mixed in with the cluster of flowers on the top of the layout. the picture i used was another fav of mine from abby's first communion.

I hope you all enjoy this months painting and I look forward to seeing some really gorgeous entries.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

ma ma's yucky tummy :(

what a week this has been...... oh my...where do i start????
my mom had not been feeling all that great last sundy/monday....she was up all night with abdominal much that my dad ended up taking her to see her doctor.
well long story, short form - he ended up admitting her into the hospital to do some testing and treat her via iv therapy......sooooooooo she was quite miserable.....
well...after doing xrays and a ct scan -her doctor said that the testing showed a tear in her colon - narrowing it down to either diverticulitis or colon cancer.....the tear caused waste to enter her body and blood....thereby "poisoning" her......this had been going on for some time - years!!!!!well....needless to stay her temporary hospital stay has now turned into an indefiniate stay - by that i mean, just when she started back on solid food, she had complcations so she wasnt able to go home today like planned.....sooooo she will be in the hospital a bit longer...she is in good spirits now, and its a day by day thing til she gets back to health enough to do a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the tear.....
from there we will just keep moving along in the right direction to recovery....

soooooo, being that she was in the hospital for thanksgiving - i had my family members each write a little note to her, and i in turn made the notes into a "thankful hearts" is a glimpse of it......

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

jolly old st. fe :)

wow!!! i cant believe that tonight is the last night for our Design Team to meet :(
i cant believe a whole year has gone by!!! man, time has flown by. it seems like we were just meeting for the first time yesterday...... im kinda blah - cause i dont want to see it end....we all had soooo much fun - especially working on the group challenges!!!! i am so lucky to have worked with such a talented group of ladies....
and great coordinator - thank you melissa!!!!!you totally ROCK :)thanks for everything you did to keep our creativity flowing and keep us thinking outside our box!!!!! its sad to see it end.....and last, but not least, i want to say a BIG thank you to JANET!!!! and her fabulous staff!!!! i am very thankful for the opportunity i have had in being part of such a wonderful Design Team at Treasured Memories!!!!!

well here it final layout i thought that i would go with the theme of christmas , since we are literally days away - can you believe it????
soooo, i am totally hooked on the webster pages line of (christmas) paper...its sooooooooo beautiful!!!!it l;iterally took me nearly 3hrs in cutting time alone to prepare this layout! - YES, 3 hours..... but the whole while , i was thinking of just how i would be creating my i used:
....i also accented the piece with webster pages embellishments - , ribbon, buttons,trinkets.....
i chose this picture of felix from my christmas 2005 collection...he was not so happy to take this picture......he was going through a stage in which he ALWAYS wanted to wear a bow tie---ha ha ha...and a red one at that!!! so we were getting ready to take the picture and he wanted his bow tie-of course it couldnt be found... so i had to make one using abby's hair ribbons....the picture turned out priceless though.....i added my little touches therefor concluding this project.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


i recently attended a faith crop and was introduced to a fabulous line by desinger nikki sivils....omg!!!! awesome paper products!!!! i was lucky enough to take home a prize package of her paper is my end result.....i absolutely think the sofas and lamps are adorable....cant wake to sink my creativity into my next nikki silvis project.... :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

live slow

i checked out the blog, 52 sketches, 52 weeks.....and i thought id try my luck at starting a layout by the guidance of a sketch...this was fun...and it made it easy to lay out the pieces too.

abby and lilly bean

i love this picture of abby and our precious little dog - lilly bean...she is just the sweetest most lovable little dog !!!!she is spoiled rotten, just like the kids.....she has her own bed, couch and wardrobe....ha ha ha....i chose to use the Imaginense paper line ooh la la....i thought it to be fitting for this pic. i added ribbon and paper roses,heart stick pins, and a zipper.