Tuesday, April 28

MORE TALENTED LADIES !!!

MORE SKETCHES !! Our final two design team members are now featured at Inspired Blueprints. The talented ladies are Christie Wildes and Yasu Kataoka. Their sketches are now featured and I was assigned to interpret Christie's sketch#19. I LOVED using Gauche Alchemy products on this page and I'm really happy how it turned out - it's one of my personal favorite pages !! Here is Christie's sketch and my take ...TFL !!!!

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Sunday, April 26

Summer in April !!

What a weekend !! Summer weather in April - we'll take it !!

I wanted to post another page I did for RAH - using more fun Sassafras Lass Bungle Jungle papers !! These papers are great for zoo pictures and are so much fun to use !!! 

Having a blast at the zoo
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Here's a few sneak peeks at some projects I've completed for Inspired Blueprints - to be revealed soon !!! TFL !!!
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Wednesday, April 22

A nice way to start the morning !!!

I'm so excited !! A layout I did for Inspired Blueprints is now featured on the Gauche Alchemy site. Gauche Alchemy is a great new kit club with a twist that provided VERY eclectic and VERY cool products for us to use on our April pages !! So check it out ... and thanks Heather and Amy !!! 



Sunday, April 19

FINALLY SPRING !!!

What a GREAT weekend !!! It FINALLY feels like Spring !! YAHOO !!!!

Went to Lowe's today and ordered my vanity for my bathroom makeover and it'll be arriving in about a month - then ... let the remodeling begin ! It's a great time for new beginnings !!
Just posted a challenge for Right at Home and wanted to share the layout with you. This was so fun and I love how it turned out - hopefully everyone will enjoy the challenge. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and best of luck to the Boston Marathoners tomorrow !!!

Having fun at the zoo
Having fun at the zoo close-up



Friday, April 17

Friday in Boston !!

Today I attended an Ultrasound Conference in Boston !! It was a GORGEOUS day to be in the city and I took every moment possile to get outside and soak it up !! Our conference was at the Marriott Long Wharf and I was able to grab some shots on my breaks ... here's a few: 


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This is my FAV PHOTO of the day - this little girl was having a blast running around enjoying life !!

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Thursday, April 16

Even More April Sketches !!!

Good Morning !! It's time for 2 more sketches from Inspired Blueprints and 2 more very creative design team members are spotlighted !! Sketch # 17 is a 2-pager with room for lots of photos and was inspired by a layout from the incredibly talented Helen Salthouse.  Sketch # 18 was based on a page done by the wonderful Jennifer Yates !! I chose to do Jen's inspired sketch and I used very eclectic products between the assigned Gauche Alchemy elements and products from The Dozens kit club. I LOVE how this came out and it's the most "funky" page I've done !! TFL !!!


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Sunday, April 12

HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY EASTER !!!

So SNOW on April 11th , and then a cold blustery day for Easter Egg Hunts !! How New England !!! 

Hope you all had a great weekend despite the New England weather !! We had a fun Easter Egg Hunt this morning - the kids didn't care about the weather !!
The hunt begins !!

Eggs in waiting

Joshie get one !
Lilly finds one !
I also wanted to post a few layouts I've done for RAH for this month. These were fun to do !! I'll post them to their gallery as soon as I can drop them off at the store. I'll also be posting a challenge for RAH on April 19th - so be on the lookout for that also !! TFL ~~~
Cute as a bug
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Wednesday, April 8

More April sketches !!

Good Morning !! 

It's time to highlight 2 more DT members from Inspired Blueprints. This week the creativity of Nicole Martel and Sarah Ward are spotlighted !! Sketches based on their original layouts are now posted. I chose to do Sarah's sketch # 16. I kept the layout quite simple to focus on Tori, my neice's adorable daughter. The flower cluster was done by hand with flower punches !! Check out the gallery for more creative interpretations of these wonderful sketches !! 

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Stylish (resized)

Have a wonderful day !!!


Tuesday, April 7

Tiles & Cabinets & Paint, OH MY !!

So, back to Lowe's tonight to make more choices about my bathroom remodeling project - and I've decided that too many choices is the problem !! YIKES !! Time for decisions !! Still excited but throw in some overwhelmed !!

Wanted to show you a few "peeks" of some LO's I've done - to be released soon !! Have a good night - I'm off to grab a snack and then AMERICAN IDOL time !! GO Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert !!

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Cute as a bug-close-up



Sunday, April 5

Happy Palm Sunday !!

Happy Sunday - one more week until Easter !! Can you believe it ?

Well, it has been a quiet weekend for me - I'm in the process of FINALLY making some home improvements... updating my upstairs bathroom is a MUST - so I went to Lowe's with my good friend and neighbor to get the LOWE-down, sorry !!, on what's out there now. I got some great ideas and hopefully work will start this week !! Upgrading windows and my slider will also be done, hopefulIy, in the next few weeks. I'm so looking forward to some improvements !! 

I watched "Twilight" last night on On Demand - WOW, what an AWESOME flick !! I NEED to buy it - not often does a movie grab my attention lately but this one did !! I highly recommend it (although I'm proboably one of the few that had not seen it yet !!)
I finished a really funky page for Inspired Blueprints which will be revealed later this month. 
I have projects to work on but my mojo hasn't kicked into high gear yet ... need more coffee !!
Have a great day and thanks for checking in !!


Thursday, April 2

Thursday, almost Friday !!

Good Morning !! It's Thursday, almost Friday. I try not to wish the week away but I do LOVE my non-work time - more and more lately !!

Went to RAH yesterday to pick up some more yummy papers for April projects !! I can't wait to start creating !! I also signed up for a few crops and I'm SOOO looking forward to creating with my friends !!
Here's a LO I recently finished for RAH - their gallery is growing by the day so please stop by and browse !
Photography lessonNot the greatest photo but this was a fun LO using My Mind's Eye: Penny Lane papers. I also used a clear Spica pen but it's hard to see in this photo. The glitter pen adds a nice subtle POP to the paper ! TFL !!! 


Wednesday, April 1

WELCOME APRIL !!!!

I'm so excited !! Inspired Blueprints has gone sketch crazy  with 8 sketches for April : 1 sketch to feature each of the new DT members !! I'm featured this week along with the talented Lynlee Rutter. We were asked to submit an original LO, I chose one I did for RAH, and a sketch was created from the LO and then done by other members !! Biographies of Lynlee and I are also featured !! I'm SOO psyched !! Here's sketch # 14 created from the LO I submitted.... check out the IB gallery for tons of inspiration this month !!!

2009sketch14 Simple solution-originalI'm hoping to complete more LO's based on the girls sketches. I submitted my interpretation of sketch # 19, so look for that at the end of the month !! We used very eclectic products which was challenging but VERY fun !!!
So welcome April - new beginnings and new adventures !! Have a great day !!!