Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dare to Shine

Find your inner sparkle and let it shine! This bright, colorful, and glittery kit is here to empower your pages.

My layouts

Both layouts made with Beach Treasures templates by Marie H Designs.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November News by Ponytails Designs

Witches, werewolves, ghosts, and ghouls... they're all out on Halloween!  Prepare to be scared!

Made with a free template from Marie H Designs.


There's nothing better in wintertime than playing outside in the snow and then coming in for a nice cup of hot cocoa.  Feel a little bit frosty and then a little bit toasty, and capture those warm memories!

This is a set of four layered page templates to help you scrap beautiful pages when you need a little inspiration or are short on time.

Made with Feeling Frosty Feeling Toasty and Divided Loyalties.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Releases From Arizona Girl

End of the year and everyone is sending out their family newsletters and Holiday cards. This year show off your digial talents and create your newsletter using these templates for stunning scrapbooked newsletters. Print and mail to your family and friends or send a digital card.

Made with Arizona Girl's Shining Joy bundle.


"O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore."
Kit inspired by Thanksgiving and the Psalm 105.

Made with Holiday Template Thankful by Arizona Girl.

Who doesn't love fall, these templates take the love of the fall season and uses my mosaic style to create unique layouts that are basically plug in your papers and have a fantastic layout. Will look amazing with any kit!


Black Friday is the kick off to holiday shopping. There is an excitement about going out and looking for the perfect gift or that great deal.

Made with Arizona Girl Not Too Scary.

Made with Arizona Girl Merry Little Christmas.


GDS Mixology theme November 2017 "Blushing Beauty"
Inspiration was the cowgirls and the rodeo beauties. Just the sweet girls next door. (At least the ones in my part of the world).

Made with Andrea Gold Flower Fizz

Made with Andrea Gold #748

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Wow! 2017 is flying by and I don't know where the time has gone. Tomorrow will mark 35 months since my husband died. Hard to believe that next month will be 3 years and my son and I have only been in grief counseling for a little over a year. My son wanted to give it up but I told him I wasn't ready yet and even though he talks a good game neither is he.

Nick started middle school this year and even though it only started the day after Labor Day he has already missed 14 days of school. The majority of the days have been covered with doctors notes even though he has been sick every day he has been home but some days I didn't take him to the doctors. It is frustrating because the family doctor refuses to see him because she doesn't want to waste her time with his illness when all he is sick with vomiting and diarrhea. I am on my 4th urgent care but I found one that cares and is trying to figure out what is wrong with him. The only drawback here is that they can't write me a referral and they can't do some of the tests but what they can do it ask lots of questions including my late husbands' medical history for which our family doctor has no interest in and they can run drug trails to see what will work and what won't work and go from there. Right now we are keeping a food journal and he has two medications. One mediation he takes every morning before he eats anything. That one pill lasts 24 hours. Then the second medication is for any diarrhea he might get. He can take it up to three times a day. So far he has only had to take once a day for a few days. We haven't found a rhyme or reason to why he is getting sick. He can eat the same thing three days in a row and days one and three he will be OK but on day two he was sick.

In the midst of all this, I keep getting sick. Right now I am on my second course of antibiotics and instead of getting a different kind of steroids I was put on an inhaler. If this course of antibiotics doesn't work they will try some stronger ones then put me on the stronger steroids. Yippee! Just what I want to be doing.

I did, however, have some fun. On the weekend before Halloween that Friday night I took grandchild# 6, Pooter to the movies with Nick and I. We went to see the My Little Pony movie she wanted to see. She had so much fun. Nick not so much but as long as he had his candy and popcorn he was good. Then the next day we took her brother who is grandchild# 9 Booman to see the Lego Ninjago movie. Now Nick loves all the Ninjago TV shows but he kept telling me he didn't want to see the movie. Well within 5 minutes he told me that as soon as the movie comes out on DVD/BluRay that I am buying it for him. Kids! Booman gets really loud at one point so I look over to see what he needs and he lifts up his hand (he is 3) and gives me a thumbs up. So I gave him one back and he goes back to watching the movie. He tells me afterward it was better than Cars 3 (I took him to see that over the summer). The next day I take Nick to a pumpkin farm for his treat. Even though I was sick I went with him through the corn maze and fell on my ass and back (it was muddy and we had to climb a hay bale), went on a hayride and I bought him a package of overpriced donuts but we enjoyed ourselves in the cold weather.

Holiday Templates: Thankful

Layouts templates themed with fall, Thanksgiving, and family gatherings in mind. Using my signature mosaic backgrounds.
4 unique templates. Included are PNG, PSD, and TIFF.

Made with GDS November FWP store collab - Seasons of Life.

Made with Arizona Girl's Always Thankful bundle.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Not Too Scary

Halloween is for scary things that go bump in the night. But it is also for ghouls and witches that have to be in bed by 8pm. It is for the cute things too. After making and looking at all the SCARY kits out there I decided this year would be about the cuteness and loveable things of Halloween.

My layouts

Made with a free template by Marie H Designs.

Made with a free template by Kakleidesigns.

For All Time - Arizona Girl

GDS Mixology October 2017- Families can be forever. Our hearts are turning to look back and understand where we have come from.

My layouts

Made with It Takes Two vol 4 template by Connie Prince.

Made with Number Crunchers 1 - Singles template by Joyful Expressions.