Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Little Family Fun

This is a little page I did of my girls' rendition of our family members in snow. We had a nice bunch of snow, so Quincy and Abby decided to make a snowman for each member of our family. The first one is me, and then there is dad with his cane, Abby in the blue scarf 'cause she likes blue, and Quincy in the purple scarf for the same reason. :) They had an awfully good time playing in the snow. Quincy made a doggy snowman too, later, but I haven't had a chance to put it in a page. But here it is anyway- so cute don't you think?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Couple of Christmas Pages

I have been playing with my software lately, and put together a couple of Christmas pages in my spare time. The first one is of my special puppy dog Kota using the gorgeous Joyeux Noel kit By Becca. It is so fun to work with.

The second page is a pre-designed page offered in the freebies at the My Memories shop. All I did was add a photo, a mat behind the photo and the word art. It took me all of 3 minutes to put this page together!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yellowstone Country

Last summer we took a family trip to Yellowstone Park to enjoy the Wyoming wildlife and to see Old Faithful erupt, we stopped a few places along the way and took a few pictures, including a grizzly bear in the meadow.
I have been scrapbooking them with the awesome My Memories software! Here are my pages:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Pages

These are the other pages that I made of our little trip to the Big Horn Mountains back in July of 2005.  I am slowly digging out pictures from the many boxes and buckets of photos that I don't have scrapbooked yet, and am scanning them into my computer so I can do it digitally with the AWESOME My Memories Suite software.
I have to admit it is so fast and easy to scrapbook this way, and I might actually eventually get all my pictures done. You can also get this software by following the little linkie above, and if you want a 25% discount or $10 off, you just add this little code: STMMMS85878 at checkout, don't forget to pick $10 in kits for free too!


Working with Text Wrapping

I have been playing with the My Memories software and this week Lisa challenged us to use Text wrapping in our layouts. So here is what I came up with.
I had a lot of fun with scrapbooking some old photos from 2005 when we took a little trip to the Big Horn mountains, and went camping and visited Medicine Wheel.  I actually made 10 pages with our photos from our 3 day trip.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

just playin'

It is still swim season here in Wyoming, so I have been playing with the My Memories software and Abby's swim team pictures. Here is what I came up with:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

And the WINNER is...

Congratulations to Evergreen Grrrl!!!!!  You have won my giveaway for the MyMemories Suite software package!!! I have contacted MyMemories, for your special code, and will contact you when I hear back from them.  I hope you have as much fun with this program as I have had. 

Thank you to each of you who entered, I wish I could have picked you all, but alas I could only pick one.  It is still possible for you to get a huge $10 discount off the MyMemories Suite program and $10 in free kits from the MyMemories store. That's a $20 value! All you have to do to take advantage of this special offer, is go to the MyMemories Suite link here: and enter this special code:  STMMMS85878


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Look Back

I have been playing with the My Memories Suite software, when I have a few minutes of spare time.  Quincy wanted to dig out some old pictures, for a few good laughs, so we scanned them into the computer and designed a few pages.  It's hard to believe that Quincy is sixteen now and Abby fourteen, I am not exactly sure when these pictures were taken, but I am thinking around 10 years ago. Here is how I played:

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway for the FREE My Memories Suite software package in the post below.  Open til Saturday at Midnight :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Memories FREE Software Giveaway!

This is amazing!  I am so excited to share this fabulous opportunity with you.  I have been invited to share a special deal on the My Memories Suite software for digital scrapbooking ...and guess what... one lucky person will win a free copy! That's a $39.97 value!

I am so excited to do some digital scrapbooking. Until I was offered this amazing opportunity, I had not done any digital scrapbooking at all, just lots of pages the old fashioned way.  I have to admit the digital scrapbooking is really easy and fun. 
I downloaded the My Memories Suite software today and in just minutes I was able to get started and created several pages. It was so easy.
There are a ton of free designs on the website, and you can make your own too. The options are endless!

As a special for all of my blog readers, My Memories has provided a "Share the Memories" code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software plus a $10 coupon for the store - a $20 value!  To take advantage of this special offer, go to the MyMemories Suite link here: and enter this special code: STMMMS85878

Now for what you have been waiting for- the Giveaway! One lucky person will win their own free copy of the My Memories Suite software.  I will draw a lucky winner on  Saturday September 24th.  In order to be entered in the drawing please do one or all of the following:
1) Visit and choose a favorite digital paper pack or layout, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you like best and why you like it.
2) For an extra entry, you can follow the My Memories blog, Facebook page, or Twitter stream.  Just leave another comment letting me know if you are following.

That's it! So simple. (almost as simple as using the software!)  Here are a couple of the pages that I created in just minutes:

The greatest thing about this software is that it is not just for scrapbooking, but you can also make calendars, decorative greeting cards, and even videos!  So take advantage of the awesome promotional price and start your projects today! Good luck with my drawing, I will post the winner on Sunday the 25th.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


The last of the prompts was Faith. The challenge- textiles. This was a bit of a challenge, as I had no idea how I wanted to incorporate fabrics into the art journal page. One night as I was laying awake unable to sleep, it occurred to me that I could make a little quilt for the page, so I did just that. With some scraps of material left over from projects I had done in the past, I cut out some squares and sewed them together to make a little quilt top and then adhered it to my page. I found a coordinating tag and wrote my little message on there and then added a piece of broken jewelry as an accent. It turned out pretty cool I think!


Well, I have to admit I have been neglecting my blog again. I guess I have been so busy with my girls' summer activities, and going back to school, that a all-together forgot to post my last two art journal pages.
This one was knowledge, and the challenge was to use marbled paper somewhere in the composition. As you can see I used it as the background paper for this page. I am not exactly sure it turned out as I had hoped, but I am not sure what to do to change it up a bit yet, so it is staying like this for now.
Here is how I played:

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Well I have been neglecting my blog yet again, and realized that I never posted pictures of my Discovery page.  The word prompt is of course Discovery, and the design challenge is to use a door somewhere in the design of the page.  I am not completely satisfied with my page, but will reserve the right to change it up a bit later on if I feel inspired. Here is how I played:
with door closed
with door open

Saturday, June 4, 2011


The new word prompt is nearly upon us, and I am just getting my page for the previous two weeks posted. Oh it has been a busy couple of weeks. I have been getting my girls ready for a 3 day pioneer reenactment trek, and with school ending they have had something going on every day it seems. I am hoping now when they get back from their pioneer trek that they will get summer jobs.
Anyway, back to my page. This last two weeks prompt was Gratitude, and the challenge was a pocket with insert on the page. I used the pocket/insert idea loosely, because I had this idea to use a hand to hold flowers with the things I am grateful for written on the back. I started out the page with some rose Wallies, and then added a few light layers of gesso.  Then I scrunched up a decorative napkin and applied it in the spots where there weren't flowers showing through from the Wallies. Then a light brushing of gesso over the top of that. My Quincy thinks I have a gesso addiction. She may be right, but I don't think that it hurts anything.
Next I attached my image of a hand leaving the fingers loose to allow for the insertion of the flower bunches.  Which I printed several of and cut out, then wrote things I am grateful for on the back of. I used a little brown watercolor crayon around my image to add some dimension and distress, and then added the lace border before inserting the flower bunches into the hand.  Here is how it turned out:

Monday, May 16, 2011


The word this week is Sorrow, and the challenge- a used envelope.  I have to admit the used envelope has kind of thrown me for a loop. First, I don't typically save envelopes, so it is not like I have a variety hanging around to choose from. I do have bubble envys, but that was WAY stretching it for me. I don't have a letter from someone who has passed, or from a sad event. So I was really stuck on what to use for an envelope, but then I remembered that I had received a RAAK in the mail a little while ago, and the envelope had been stamped on, so I saved it. Now how to incorporate it into my journal page. Ugh.
Well, I knew I wanted to use an image of a cemetery angel, but how to make it all work together? I decided that I needed to use my Walnut Ink spray to age things a bit, and that seemed to tie things together. I also used Distress Ink to age the paper doilies, and distress the edge of my page. I know it is rather simple of a page, but I didn't think I could bling it all up when the topic was Sorrow.
Here is how it all turned out.