Monday, May 31, 2010

Remember Me

Credits: Forget Me Knot by Studio Rosey Posey, font BethsCuteHmkBold
Remember the cute little things I do, the funny faces, the silly stories I tell. Remember that I need you for everything and I would rather be with you than anyone else. Remember the many hugs and kisses given all the time, the stick people drawings and excitement over new things. Remember that I take everything literally and don’t know that you are being funny. Remember that one day I won’t be able to fit in your lap, or need you to pick me up from school and someday I will blossom into a beautiful woman. So please remember me now, when I am small because pretty soon I will be all grown up…


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Berry Sweet

Credit: So Berry Precious by Nitwit Collections, template Fuss Free Room to Breathe Set Two (modified) by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs, font Beths Cute HMk


Saturday, May 29, 2010

I am so thrilled!!!!!

I just found out that Studio Em-Ka has asked me to be on her creative team permanently!!!!!
I am so thrilled as she is so talented!!! What an honor!!!!! Please be sure to check out her fabulous designs at Scrapbook Graphics!!!!!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Whoo hoo! Made GSO!!!

My layout Story Time made GSO at DST!!! Wahooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Viva Artistry Blog Challenge Ending Soon!!!!!!

Saturday is the last day for the Viva Artistry Rant Layout Challenge~~~challenge ends on May 29th 12am EST. Don't forget to post you story and page in the comments section on their blog ~~

Viva Artistry Blog


Story Time

Credits: Template Fuss Free Angled by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs, Neverending Story by Pavlinka Designs


Story time is a relaxing, yet adventurous time of the night where we get to snuggle and be cozy and leap in and out of the pages of some very amazing tales.


Rebel Me

Art Journal Caravan Week #21
Credits: Art Journal Caravan Week # 21, font is Seraphic Organism, Art Dolls by Holliewood Studios, Techno Alpha by Holliewood Studios, Haunted Avenue by Pavlinks Designs, Old School Add On by Holliwood Studios, Into the Twilight by Studio Flergs, It’s Bathtime By Jofia Devoe, MusiColors –Shabby-Pickle Collab, Alpha- Orchid Elixir by Tangie Baxter, Bottle –Pelican Bay by Chaos Lounge, doll- Petit Grain de Folie –Designs By Dydyge, Stick People by Dawn Inskip


Yeah I am going to be Published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoo hooo!!! Just found out that my layout titled "My Obsession" is going to be featured in the DST Insider digi magazine for the month of June! This means so much to me as I used one of my very good friend's template and of course the page is about my love of digital scrapbooking! This is the first time for me to have one of my pages published in the DST Insider!!!!

Be sure to check it out next month!!!!!!


Yeah I made Bloom of the Day at Digital Scrap Garden!!!!

My layout in the post below titled "Stolen My Heart" made Bloom of the Day at Digital Scrap Garden!!!

Stolen My Heart ~~~ Bloom of the Day


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stolen My Heart ~~ Yeah! It made DST GSO!!!!!

Credits: Template Fuss Free Square Pegs by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs guesting this month at FPD,

Bohemian Summer by Zoe Pearn, Day Dream By Holly Designs, Decorated Ribbon Frames by On Design, butterfly, bubbles, fairy, umbrella, bird and brown ribbon - Enchanted Light by Ptitesouris Design, Hanging Words by Createwings, button flower , little bird and flowers– Happiness by Kelley Mickus, gem, ribbon –Happy Scrappin by Shabby Miss Jenn, alpha- Chipper and Flower Bouquet Alpha by Holliwood Studios, Love Metal flower heart, scallop frame, flowers -Grows by Erica Zane, Embellished Stitches by MK Designs, Music note from Music by Pavlinka Design, font is Seraphic Organism


Saturday, May 22, 2010

You Are So Beautiful

Credits: You Are So Beautiful by Strawberries Designs


Friday, May 21, 2010

Viva Artistry is sporting a New Challenge!!! Whoo hooo

Viva Artistry is hosting a new challenge! Please read below and join the fun!!

Lately our CT girls, Vivie and I have been talking much about styles and the whole idea that some people don't consider this or that style as "real" scrapbooking. We are a team of varied styles, we take pride on that and we grow from looking at each other's art. That's when our wonderful and oh so talented PattyAnne vented out on the subject and put in writing what all of us in the team would have liked to. Here is what she wrote (thanks PA for letting me use this):



I used to think that if scrappers ran the world, we wouldn't have the world problems that we do now. The scrapping world felt so open and giving and tolerant and loving.

But I have noticed a change in the past couple of years - a growing segregation and narrow views to 'establish exactly what "real scrapping" is'. I have read harsh comments against women who make fantasy layouts, altered art layouts, art journal pages and those who use stock photography. I have been appalled at the hateful personal comments directed at these women even suggesting that they should be banned and should find a new hobby all together. I expect that these same narrow minded will be pushing for segregation and laws against such layouts being created at all.

Do you remember when Digi-scrapping was just beginning to get popular - and paper scrapping was EVERYWHERE? Many paper scrappers turned their noses up at us and said "That's not REAL scrapbooking" (Those of us who embraced both felt like we had to be in the closet about our 'other side'.

Every winter, all of these spectacularly beautiful winter/snow kits come out. Am I NOT allowed to scrap with these because I happen to now live in an area that MIGHT get one smidgen of snow once every decade? Am I not allowed to voice my memories of snowy days, to voice my dreams of sitting by a blazing fire while the blanket of white makes the world seem virgin again? The fact that I borrowed, by which I mean I asked a friend living in a very snowy region if I could scrap her photos - and gave her credit for the photos, is that NOT the same as using stock photography? I just happen to have a personal relationship with the stock photographer.

That is the scrapbook page that I made when I was 14 years old - planning my wedding. I cut out a picture from a magazine of a lady wearing a Gunne Sax dress looking oh so romantic, I put in a sticker of a cute weeto boy and girl walking holding hands, and I wrote out my plans for my wedding. Isn't that in effect STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY??? Should I, at the age of 14 have been banished from the "art" of scrapbooking??? Should someone write to "Seventeen" magazine and have me arrested on copyright violations because I used an ad of theirs in my scrapbook and NOT written down that the photo appeared in blah blah blah and was taken by blah blah blah? As I look back at that scrapbook I created from my teen years, do you realize how FEW of them have IRL photos???

What about the pages that we scrap that we have NO PHOTOS for? Is that NOT REAL scrapbooking? What about the pages that we scrap using all the wonderful art dollies rather than "real people"? I for one am jumping up on the this bandwagon. I for one feel like a liberated woman gaining this whole other way, this whole other voice, this brand new revolutionary way to express so much of what has been left pent up inside of me - because it didn't fit into other women's narrow views of scrapbooking! I am woman, hear me Roar! and Art Doll! and paint with 5 kinds of paint on the same picture! and glue metal things into my journal! and paste pictures from magazines onto my pages!

Scrapbooking is an art form. It has grown and evolved, like every art form should. Every style of page does not appeal to me, that does not make them any less valid. We can make these same arguments about styles of photography, about styles of music...

Yes, I know I always go back to music since my husband makes his living as a musician... another side of a coin of questions about art...
Beethoven, Bach & Mozart had to bash their heads against lots of narrow minded royalty about what 'real music' was as they tried to evolve and grow in their art.
When someone decided to make the electric guitar, did it quit being REAL music because that's NOT how they USED to do it? (we hear it all the time that my husband's music isn't "the real blues" because it's not this particular style - or that particular style. "The Blues Nazi's" we call 'em --- and even they can't agree on what "the real blues" is. My husband plays MUSIC - and it is touched by every genre that has ever touched his heart and soul, and there's a ton of what God put there in his blood long before he was ever put on this earth and ever picked up a guitar)

God gave us so much variety in life so that he could speak to us in so many different ways. What sings to my soul may not sing to yours. What doesn't touch my heart today may touch it tomorrow. I for one, plan to embrace and try everything I've never tried before... I'm going to taste every food I've never had, walk down a path that I've never been on, try that new technique... and I'm going to applaud you for the things you love - even if they're not my style.

Maybe the narrow minded scrappers need to start a good old fashioned "book burning"!
Burn those pop art pages!
Burn those HDR photography technique pages!
Burn those photos where the moms went in and cleaned up their kids and dressed them real pretty and then went out and re-staged that snapshot moment!
Burn the fantasy layouts that aren't real at all.
Burn those heartfelt pages about relatives that we have no photos of!
Burn every page that was ever created about 9/11 using stock photos!
Burn every remembrance page about the Haiti & Sunami disasters!
Burn every page by a person who's home was burned down & they have no photos at all!
Let's flush those impostors out - burn 'em! burn 'em all!!!


After reading this I started to think how great it would be to have a place where all types of scrapping artists had a chance to "defend" their art. A place to show the community that whether fantasy, clean, freestyle, altered, extracted, traditional, our art is a reflection of ourselves and of our soul.


So here is your challenge. Post one of your pages (it can be new, old, one that you made for this, whatever) and tell us what kind of thought process you put behind it. Tell us why that page is important and why the way you scrapped it the way you did. Show us why your style, no matter what it is, IS a reflection of you and your feeling. Be brave, speak your mind.

There are no rules, except NO BASHING. We want this challenge to be a celebration of your work, not a bashing of somebody else's style. Let's be inspired by other people's work and thoughts, no matter how different from our own.

Vivie and I together with our CT girls will be choosing a layout/explanation to be our grand prize winner. Winner will be taking home 2 ViVa products of their choice. We will be also selecting 2 random pages to win a $5 coupon to our store.

Throughout the week our team girls will be posting their layouts as inspiration... I hope you enjoy it!

Vanessa and Vivienne


Yeah!! I won the Digi Dare #180


I am so super excited that my layout "My Not So Little Brown Bag" won this weeks past Dare #180 at Digi Dares!! What a fun page to scrap and what a cool challenge!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!


Whooo hooo My One and Only LO made DST GSO!!!

So excited that my One and Only layout made DST Gallery Stand Out!!!


Beach Buddies

Credits: Pelican Bay by Chaos Lounge at ESS, font is Beach Type


My One and Only

Credits: Discovery by Studio Rosey Posey at SBG, font is Augie.

Journaling reads:
You are the one I have dreamed of for two years. After trying and trying we finally were blessed with a “yes!!” --we are expecting our second child! It was the most wonderful news in the world for then we were able to tell Marisa that she was going to be a big sister-- the news I had wanted to tell her for so long. She was going to have someone to play with, to love, to kiss and hug! The day you were born changed me completely. The love that I have to give to you and your sister is the most amazing gift anyone can receive! I love you Tristan with all that I am.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Look at Those Cheeks

Credits: Used Frames and Chrysanthemum by Viva Artistry at The Digi Chick, font is AhnbergHand


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hooray It's Spring

Credits: Hello Spring by Cinzia Loosemore available at the Daily Digi , fonts are Speedfont and Poodle Lover

Journaling reads:

Nothing says Spring more than being able to take your dog for a walk after a long cold winter.

To smell the clean fresh air and see the birds and butterflies is breath-taking!