Thursday, January 22, 2015


When first I saw this amazing piece of paper form the Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection, I kept thinking about the fabulous character of Edna Mode from the Incredibles...

Today I'm working out how I used this amazing Edna Mode quote to document what "FORWARD" means to me. over on the Inside out Blog...

Join me!

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Hello, my wonderful friends!  I am well entrenched in January and really getting some focus around how I want this year to shape up. I don't always start this process in December because I sort of like to wallow in the Holiday season and don't put a tremendous effort into starting the year with any bangs. For me at least, purposeful steps toward change make more progress than trying to change everything all at once. 

But I've been at work on some goals for this year. Today I'm talking about the Story Behind the Art of my layout 2015 on the Inside Out Blog

Check out how I used Inside Out's FORWARD kit,  to document my list of "things to do" in 2015.

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

OLW - Simplicity

My One Little Word for this year is Simplicity...

And it just so happens that Inside Out has a gorgeous kit for January called FORWARD.

Seems like a perfect match to me!!!

Click HERE to see the Story Behind the Art

So, here we go...a new year, a new focus and so many gorgeous ways to document it!  

Do you document your OLW? link me up so I can see!

Peace, ya'll!

Saturday, January 03, 2015


January signals for many a fresh start, a new page in a 365 page blank book - a new story to wrtie, a new opportunity to try things, set goals, work at a better future.

The January kit from Inside Out is a perfect way to document the FORWARD direction of the fresh new year:

Its full of  inspiration and great shapes, amazing sentiments, and papers to explore moving FORWARD.

I plan on documenting my goals, my One Little Word and a couple of other things...

Join us exploring FORWARD!!!

Peace, ya'll!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Card Friday

In the bleak midwinter...

Well, technically, midwinter was in December. 

Even though technically the days are getting longer, January feels always feels cold and dark to me. 

In its way, it IS like a new beginning...from the dark to the light.

I'm focused today on some cards to bring a little life to January.

These are from an Embellish It Kit...

I feel like maybe I'll send a few cards out to brighten somebody else's January.

I mean, I like getting things in the mail that are not bills or advertising...don't you?

Ooooo...I have an idea!!! Who wants these two cards!?!?!?!?  

I can just pop them into an envelope for somebody else to use....

Anyone interested?

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Blessings to you, may you feel the Peace of Christ this day!

Up Close

Merry Christmas to my friends who celebrate it!  

Have you ever noticed that something looks amazing from a distnce - the beach, a painting, the snow, perhaps your perfectly tweezed eye brows (or maybe that is just me). BUT when you get up close, it may not be so attractive? Maybe the beach sand is hot or the water too cold...or a painting is found to be a print and not the original, or the snow is heavy and wet and not at all romantic...or your eyebrows...well..maybe that IS just me!

My final layout for the AUTHENTIC Kit is called Up Close and I'm talking all about it over on Inside Out today.

Peace, ya'll!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve

Today we will do as much of our family tradition - having a Star Wars movie day - as we can.

We will share a Christmas Eve service and then head to my family's home for our very first Christmas Eve ALL together.

Tonight we will read the Christmas Story from Luke and put out cookies and celery for benevolent Santa and say our prayers and sing Happy Birthday Jesus.

And after everyone is in bed, I'll make myself a hot drink and settle with my camera in front of the tree to take my annual Christmas Eve tree photo..

...and remember that a baby was born to save my soul.

I will remember that He could have come with all the force of heaven, in a violent and powerful kingly way...

But that He came instead quietly and serenely as a helpless baby to fully experience humanity.

All Praise to Jesus!

Peace to you all, this Christmas Eve.