Saturday, May 3, 2014

message from Dixie...

Hey Girls, it's me....Dixie. 

I just wanted to let you know about Mom.  Something strange is going on with her!  

She came home today with these two strange looking huge things:

 She put them on the floor and filled them up with my food and water!!!  

There is sooooooo much food and water in there!!!!

At first I thought she was going to leave me for a very long time, and I got scared....but she did not go anywhere, so I am ok now, but.... 

 I am confused!!!

I am not sure what is going on with my Mom....she is acting really strange and it looks to me like she is preparing me for something.  

I am not quite sure what....but I think it has something to do with this:

Ever since this book arrived she has been acting really strange- weird squeals - laughter - and comments like "oh I have got to get this!"  and " oh I cannot wait for the girls to see these!" 

Just thought I would give your girls a heads up....stay away from her for a few days until she recovers from the effects this thing is having on her!!!  I don't want you all to catch whatever she has got! 

So, I guess it is just me and the huge new containers of food and water for a while; until she gets back to normal!

See you all at class next week!  



Friday, May 2, 2014

Young Love

I made this layout for my April Scrapbooking Class. 

It features my two handsome step-sons and their beautiful girlfriends.  

My favorite part of this layout is the small punched hearts at the top of the layout- I punched them out of black card stock and used turquoise Stickles to bling them up.  

The flowers under the photos are a combination of purchase pre-made flowers and punched flowers that I made. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Simple Hello

I made this card using the Happy Congratulations Stamp Set.  

I love how you can choose your own colors for the inside of each lantern. 

Products I used:

  • Naturals White Card Stock
  • Chocolate Chip Card Stock
  • Lots of Dots TIEF
  • Congratulation Stamp Set
  • Crisp Canteloupe Card Stock
  • Bitty Banners Stamp Set
  • Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
  • Crisp Canteloupe Ink Pad
  • So Saffron Ink Pad
  • Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
  • Perfect Pennants Thinlet Dies

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sweet Sweet Moments Make Me Smile

I made this layout for my April Scrapbooking Class. 

It features photos of my youngest son through the years....the title says it all- remembering all those sweet moments from years gone by make me SMILE!

It seems like just yesterday he was just learning how to walk....and he is 27 years old this year, just bought his first home, and has three beautiful children of his own. How time flies! 

I had a lot of photos that were just singles, so I wanted to do a layout where I could combine all the photos. 

Delicate Doilies stamp set made the background.

Assorted scraps were used for mats and flowers.  

A little bit of journalling and some washi tape completed the page. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

You Make Me Happy

Doesn't this card just scream spring? 

 I cannot believe that this stamp set and die set has retired....very sad!

Products used to make this card: 

  • Backyard Basics Stamp Set
  • Backyard Basics Framelits
  • Perfect Pennants Framelits
  • So Many Scallops Embossing Folder
  • Blender Pen
Technique:  watercoloring

I saw so many wildlife and signs of wildlife this weekend when we were at the trailer.  

There were deer tracks right beside our trailer.  And  there were big cat tracks in the mud !!! 

Of course there were tons of rabbits, geese, birds, squirrels, chipmunks and geese.  

Monday, April 28, 2014


This super fun layout was designed for my April Scrapbooking Class.  

It features my BFF showing me some serious attitutude when I was getting a bit too happy with my camera one day. (love ya girl)

 The stamped statement "a touch of class and a lot of sass" makes me laugh-  Hahaha too funny!  

The background was created using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and assorted inks. 

Then I simply used scraps to create the strips to give it some added dimension and interest.  

The letters for the title were made using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies. I chose to have the title go around the focal point for more interest.  

Then I inked three wooden circles with coordinating ink to give some dimension and interest at the bottom.