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Sunday, February 10, 2013

After the Storm

So since I've been off the past three days, I've created so many layouts and photographed so many projects I've done in the past few years.  The project above is a piece done on a metal shadowbox. A lot of the embellishments came from Stampington's magazine shop online. I love all the little details and I've also used a few items from my scrapbook supply.  A few of the layouts I've done this weekend have been submitted to a couple of magazines for published so I can't show those yet.  In the days to come I'd love to share other projects with you that are timeless classics.  It was so peaceful to be at home with hubby and the little one's. My hubby is one of a kind.  Until next time....

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Okay , so we are having a blizzard starting tomorrow into Saturday.  I was 11 when the Blizzard of 78 arrived.    I'm thinking things have changed and we won't be stranded on highways under snow and the kids won't be out of school for three weeks!  Great time for me to organize and create this weekend.  Just received my Becky Higgins Project life kit and can't wait to dig in. I ordered the Olive album and core kit. Of course I plan on scrapbooking some of my favorite pics in my favorite layout designs.   I just don't have time to do all my pages like that so Project life will be so helpful . I'll post pics after I start working on it in a few days.  For those in the Northeast, stay warm and dry!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

I'm Back!!

So it's now 2013, and what a whirlwind the past year has been!! Last summer I started a new full time job with the state as a child protection social worker in Boston and last summer we bought a new home, right outside of Boston. In addition, I finished grad school this past December and will be graduating in May. During the 16 mos of school, I wasn't able to create anything, I had no time.  So now, I'm back! So excited. It felt so good to go through my supplies that were still in moving boxes. It's also incredible how many new products have came out since I've been gone!  So, above is one of the first layouts I created in January, of my son Bryce. This feels like home again. I've started doing some challenges on some amazing blogs and I'm even going to apply to a few design teams.  Looking forward to sharing all this good stuff!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Already August

First day of campMichael and BryceMarah and Bryce
No excuses, just too busy. I'm now working a part time job as a therapeutic mentor to mostly young kids. Lot's of details, too much to share here, but I love it. I'm still creating of course. Just a few products I've done lately and of course pics of the fab 5 and my handsome nephew and godchild, Michael.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I'm Back

Ok, I was not here the whole month May. I have been beyond busy, probably the busiest I've been since being a mother. Too long for all the details, but I did just come back from 5 days in my favorite city. The little one's had a great time, I didn't hog all the siteseeing time for myself!  Here's some pics from our trip and even a family photo.

We took the Staten Island ferry over to the city. The girls love this part.

South Street Seaport, under the Brooklyn Bridge. One of my favorite places!

An actual family pic with me in it!

I'm still not used to the towers being gone, still so sad...........

Finally rebuilding at Ground Zero

The firehouse at Ground Zero.

There's just something about Times Square I never get tired of............

Only in the Village..........

We went to a cookout on Sunday at a friends house in Brooklyn.  Wanted to take this wall home with me,  too cute!
thanks for letting me share my memories. I've got a couple of classes coming up at the Crop Shop so I'll be showing those pics this week.  Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!!     J

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Tim Paper!!

       I don't think I've ever been so excited about a paper line like this. Ok, maybe when Basic Grey does it's releases I get very excited but Tim Holtz's new paper line "Lost and Found" is definitely up there. Thanks again to Sherry at Got Art? I was able to find out where to get this goodie. Check out how gorgeous it is.
       I'm already getting that feeling that I want to save it for something special, but I don't want it to be collecting dust 6 months from now because I was too afraid to use it!! hee hee, I don't think that will happen with this one. I've been holding back on pics witht the kids for almost two weeks. I'll put some more pics out this week including a project I'm doing for a class in June. I may even have a "Lost and Found" project done. Have a beautiful week!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

More Projects

This is a project I made out of an altered cigar box. I purchased the box from my friend Sherry over at Got Art? She has an amazing blog, so much talent to see and great music!! You won't be disappointed.
This box was created for my Design Team submission at The Crop Shop. If you're in the area, please check out this amazing store. Dee has so many new products in and there is so much to see including some amazing classes coming up. Right now I'm teaching two of them. See my previous posts for pictures. Regarding my project, there's also a pic of the outside of the box. I really enjoy altering projects. I think the black and white picture really pulls it together.                                                                                                                                                    

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Beautiful Spring Day!!

 What an awesome day we had. My friend Sarah lives on the south shore in Abington and every year her family hides up to 2,000 eggs filled with goodies in their yard and invite a bunch of families. The girls and Bryce had such a good time plus Marah got to spend time with her best friend, Chauntel.  I also made a trip to the Crop Shop to pick up supplies for three classes I'll be teaching. The first is an altered, acrylic Mother's Day album, see picture above. The 2nd one is a kid's class and the third class is the canvas I showed you on my last post using Tim Holtz masks and metal embellishments. I'm really looking forward to teaching. If you live in the area, check out the Crop Shop's blog and see all the classes coming up. I'm on the design team with some very talented women! Oh, almost forgot to mention, three of my projects were published in the April/May issue of the online magazine Ready, Set Create. It's a great magazine full of unique and beautiful projects and the magazine itself has been around for about 7 years. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Irish Step

I spent Sunday morning and afternoon at an Irish Step feis (fesh) for two of my girls, Marah and Marissa. It's a competition between all the dancers within certain age groups. This was a first for me and the girls. They did so incredible and won awards as well. It's a lot of work, not sure when they'll compete again but I'm looking forward to the recital in June.  Also, a couple of pics of projects I'm submitting for the design team where I'm currently on the dt at The Crop Shop. We all had to resubmit again if we wanted to remain, in addition there will probably be new talent on the team as well. I love creating, it's my "therapy"!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday night

Well, we just got back from the Cape. We spent the day down at my Aunt Barbara's and went to the park for about 3 hours.  What a gorgeous day it was. Spring is almost here!  Yesterday we also went to the park up the hill from our house. My favorite pics are above. I love the one of Bryce just sitting and watching the guys play basketball. He actually sat there for a good 5 minutes and watched. What a boy!