Reaching for the Moon

Created this for my About Me page.

I often start these projects and then never finish. I’m just happy I’m able to get one done. The images were from Unsplash except the one of me. It was a self-timed image with the Nikon DSLR taken about five years ago.

Pumkin Bread Cravers + Autumn Fairy Fantasy Layout 3 Ways

Both my girls love pumpkin bread but Kylie goes nuts over them, especially my version.  She’s been begging me to make pumpkin bread since the summer so last night I finally made a couple loaves.  She pretty much ate half of one loaf.

Those slices are deceiving.  It looks like Kida got a larger slice but know that Kylie had two and half slices.  Kylie was on her second slice when I took these photos.

Autumn Fairy Fantasy Layout 3 Ways

I created this layout from these photos that inspired me:

Photo from last year’s trip to Maroon Bells in Aspen, CO.

Candid photo of Kylie in her own imaginary world pretending to be angry at something or someone.

Close up of Kylie as the Autumn Fairy.

I turned the layout into my desktop and the banner for this blog (see top of blog).

Additional credits: Textured paper  and blueberry branch by Lorie Davison (at Scrapbookgraphics), Wings by Adaae (at Deviantart), and fur texture by sugarpultry (at Deviantart).  Fonts: The King and Queen (

One Photo Four Ways

Over at my digital scrap/designing blog, I share freebies, tutorials, new kits, collabs, and my Project Life for those who love to capture the moments of life (like myself) and put them into beautiful layouts to document their legacy.  Once in awhile my heart will earn yearn to create a fantasy concept just for the heck of it.  I want to share what I did with a photo taken of my 5-year-old.  I asked her to pose for me so that I could create a fantasy layout of her and she jumped right to it.  When she saw how I had used the layout for my desktop, she screamed in excitement.

Here is the photo:

1. Created a fantasy digital layout:

2. Turned it into a painted look followng this tutorial:

3. Made it into my desktop:

4. Made it into my Facebook cover photo:

The kit used in the creation of these layouts is called, The Story Crate, a digital scrapboook kit collaboration by three designers (one of them, me).

First Big Snow

Today is the first big snow this year fall.  I think this one will stick around for awhile.  The previous snows melted way too quick.  Both girls’s schools were canceled this morning so they sat around watching TV and ate their favorite soups while husband cleared the driveway.  He was beyond excited to finally see thick fluffy snow.  I’ve had to listen to him complain the last few months on how it better snow hard so that he can finally put his snow blower to use.

I went outside for a bit to get a photo of husband (above) then had some pumpkin bread made last night with the help of my girls and coffee while I finished up on my November desktop I started yesterday.

Credits and the story behind this layout can be found here.

BTW, husband took the girls to their dentist’s office to drop off their candies from trick-or-treating (mentioned here) and they each got $5!  The girls kept less than 25% of their candies and donated everything else.  I’m very proud of them!