take pictures today… woot

Scrap Your Day with Shimelle

Scrap Your Day with Shimelle

Today is the day… to take pictures of your day. WOOT!

Travel Essentials

Paris in Spring

So on to the travel portion of class with Shimelle– and thinking about what I have in my suitcase when I travel. Jon, my husband would say too much… and well about half way into any trip I agree with him… but before that I must pack and when I pack here are some must have items…….
pencils and pen
possibly travel watercolors if I think I will have time to paint
reading- usually some novel and a book of poetry
something to knit
a camera
music- most recently an ipod
(have you noticed the lack of practical stuff?)
wonderful shoes… one pair of wonderfully comfy and another of wonderful looking(usually heals that i don’t wear)
black dress
black pants
shirts- usually of the jersey variety
something comfy to sleep in
some kind of sweater or hoodie or sweater hoodie

Yeahness! A new class from Shimelle!

Shimelle's My Freedom Class

Shimelle, wonderful scrap booking goddess and wonderful friend has a new online class starting on Monday called My Freedom. If you have never taken one of her classes- you must hurry over and correct this immediately- as they are so wonderful, inspiring and so much fun. If you have taken a class with her already – I assume you are no longer reading this, but have jumped over to her site that you can sign up right away.

I can’t wait to start. I hope to see you there.

A Study of Doors in My Life

One of the prompts for the “There’s No Place Like Home” Class deals with doors in our lives. It gives you an opportunity to think about all of the doors in your life. This could be friends and family or daily routine doors… the possibilities are endless… but I choose none of these because I happen to have moved recently to a piece of property that has about 14 doors on it… and I thought, “When is something like that ever going to happen again?” So, I decided to document the doors of this place that have just come into our lives…..

Book Cover

under our flat

front door

move in

I had a lot of fun with this album. It got me thinking and I like how it turned out. You will notice that I went a bit crazy (though totally not in a bad way) with some new stamps that I have. They happened to be designed by Shimelle Laine, our lovely instructor for this class. They are called Greenwhich Park and available at
Banana Frog
– and they are WONDERFUL! If you want to see the rest of the album you can find it over at my Flickr account.
I am in love with this album- I think I have to go stare at it some more. Have a lovely Sunday evening.

Drink Me Class…

I had so much fun completing Shimelle’s Drink Me Class that she did for UK Scrappers. When she said in her istructions that you might want to attach this little book to your purse… I thought – no probably not- but now I am so in love with it that I think I just might. 🙂


Handmade Goodies

This particular handmade goody is a thank you note from Tree Fall Designs.



Grandma Letters



Pure Happiness

Drink Me Back Cover

I had so much fun with this. Thanks to UK Scrappers and Shimelle for this class.