Friday, February 27, 2009

Frog Prince

Is this adorable or what?? I came home from a long day at work to find an IM waiting for me at my favorite scrapbook site I opened it up and it was from my very good friend Deb (GrammaCuts) she told me to go to her gallery as she had a surprise waiting for me there. So of course I went right over and what did I find......just the cutest digi layout ever!! She stole my AVI and look what she made for me!! I just love it!
Deb and I have never met in real life, but I feel as if I've known her all my life. She lives in Iowa and I'm here in California, so its unlikely that we will ever be in the same room together, but I must tell you she is a doll. I must do some bragging about her digi work, she is awesome. I feel that she is one of the best digi scrappers I have ever seen. Her work is so inspiring. Of couse the subject of most of her work is her grandkidlets. How can you go wrong when you're scrapping the loves of your life!!

Thanks Deb for putting a big smile on my face after a long work week!! Love Ya!

If you have a few minutes and want to feel inspired go check out her FABULOUS work. You will enjoy your visit.....I promise!
Here's a link to her gallery:

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dominick's First Valentine's Day

I just finished up this layout for the "FEBULY" Challenge over at It's a challenge that runs from February-July.....hence the name!!! For the 1st week we are to use girlie embellies on a guy layout! I used lots of hearts, made a paper flower and used scalloped die cut paper. Kind of girlie, don't you think?

I got up today and got Jake's income taxes completed and e-filed. He has been bugging me to get them done, so today was the day! He will be a happy camper when he gets up!

I've just been messing around looking at some of my old layouts, and I came across this one. This is probably one of my favorites. I took these photo's of Mia one day while I was taking care of her. She wasn't crawling yet, but was about too soon. Just thought I would share it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Birthday Card

I got up this morning at 7am and decided I better get this card made for one of my friends over at! Her birthday is on the 28th of this month, so of course I had to wait until the last minute to get it made. I just love these Prima birds. This is my last one, hopefully I can find more at Michael's. If not, I've had fun using them on my cards. I also used some of my scraps from Jenni Bowlin, another one of my loves!! I had fun using one of my border punches from Fiskars. And the lace is from one of my trips to Walmart!!! You gotta love that place for buying ribbon and lace.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

MRI Thursday!!!

As most of you know I've been having some medical problems this past month or so and today was "MRI Thursday"!! I can't even begin to tell you how awful it was! It was my brain that needed to be sliced and diced, so that meant having this hockey type mask put over my head and fastened to the table. I was totally trapped!!! Then they slid me in. I really wanted out within seconds of being shoved in. I did everything possible to calm myself down. I counted and counted and counted. I thought about the scrapbook pages I have yet to make, thought about a few card designs, counted some more. I must have been trapped in that thing for 45 minutes. I must say they were the longest 45 minutes of my life. I just pray I never, never have to have another MRI!!!! Thank God for my daughter Lisa, she was so sweet to take me to my appointment. Little Dominick came along with us, it was so good walking out of that MRI room to find his smiling face waiting for me. Gramma loves you sweetie!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Lisa sent me so many cute photo's of Dominick.....I have been scrapping like crazy!! He is so darned cute! I got the inspiration to make this page from a blog I visited yesterday by Laura Davis, A Day in the Life of The Paper Poppy. I made some changes to try and make it my own. But she deserves the credit for the basic design. Thanks Laura.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Just 2 Cute

I made this layout using this week's sketch (#21) from "Pink Sketches". I have made many visits to their blog and today I decided to try one of their sketches. Take a minute and drop by their blog for a visit. You will enjoy it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day Gram!!

Oh my cute is this!!! My best Valentine ever!!!

Hi Gram.....I'm just hangin' out with mom and her camera!!!

Just how cute do I look here gram?

Hey mom my feet are gettin' cold!!!

What a QT pie!!!!

Yummy to the tummy!!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Good Morning and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! I'm wishing you all a fabulous day with your loved ones! I have the best gift ever coming my way......I will get to spend a couple of days with my little Mia!! It is mommy and daddy's wedding anniversary and they are taking off for a couple of days. With 4 kidlets they don't get that much alone time. So Michael and Sally enjoy your anniversary!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Circle of Friends

I just had to share this layout here on my blog. This layout was made by my good friend Cathy (CatScrapsHere) from This is my "Memories to Last" Critique group. This is one fine group of women. We share our lives with each other. As Cathy said, we know more about each other than our own families know about us. These girls are always around with hugs when you need a shoulder to cry on or to share in our joy when something wonderful happens. I never in my life would have thought that I could meet such fantastic women on a scrapping site. These girls feel like family to me. I love them all. From left to right........ Debra (Nado), Laura ( LauraC), LuAnn (Shellsurfer), Kathy (Scrap-Police), Cathy (CatScrapsHere), Debbie (Luciscraper), Sarah (Scraprabbit), Me (Karen-Lee), Wendy (WendyJo), Kim (SuperAllyFan), Karen (Fablady), Dale (Willa), Terri (Ibescrappin) and Shirley (Ticabaum).


I'm hooked on the new Jenni Bowlin line!! I bought way too much of this product, but I'm using it!! This is little Mia again. I just had to do a layout featuring her Korean Birthday Dress. She looked so darned cute in it. She wasn't really pleased about wearing the hat!!! I think she had 3 different outfits on during her party! I still have darling pic's of her and her daddy as the party ended to scrap. She was fast asleep on daddy's chest.....he was asleep too!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Snow Baby

This is another layout I did using the new Jenni Bowlin line of products!! I just love all this stuff. I'm sure having fun creating and the mini bingo cards are a favorite of mine!!

Our little Mia always takes the best photo's! I have so many of her playing in the snow up at Lake Tahoe in January. I talked to Michael last night and he said Mia has a double ear infection right now. She's on med's and he said she's getting better. This 'ole gramma knew something was wrong last weekend when I had her. She kept tugging on her ear!! No one listens to gram!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Got To Love Those Flowers" - "Pagemaps" - "Rub It In" Challenges

Here's one I just finished for 3 different challenges over at We were to use the second design from February's Pagemaps for the "Pagemaps" Challenge and for the "Got To Love Those Flowers" Challenge we were to use flowers in the colors of red, black or white and for the "Rub It In" challenge we were to use rub-ons. I used butterflies and birds on a branch.

These are photo's Jacob and Nga took of themselves when they went to San Diego in September.

I used the new Jenni Bowlin line of products. I treated myself to a bunch of them and just received my order in the mail on Friday!! I love seeing that UPS truck!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today would have been my dad's 81st birthday. He passed away in October of 1987. He was only 59 years old. Thats way too darned young to die. I have missed him so, so much over the years. I have wonderful memories of my dad that I have tucked away in my heart. Thank goodness for our memories! I love and miss ya bunches dad! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February's "Sketch and Bling" Challenges

I've been on a challenge roll this weekend. Here's another one for 2 challenges over at I used a Beggahuna sketch for this layout. Her sketches are awesome. This was actually the first time I ever used a sketch. I also entered this layout in the Bling challenge. I used my Christmas Cheer Cricut cardridge to make the snowman. He's sure a cute little guy!! I decided to scrap some of the older kids in the family this time!!! These photo's are from our trip to Tahoe in January. We had a marvelous time!

February "Scrap Ur Sweetheart" Challenge

I just finished this layout for another challenge over at My critique group friend Karen is hosting this challenge for February. We were to scrap our sweetheart or someone we love.....well, Lisa and Dominick are both my "SWEETHEARTS" and I love them dearly!!! (plus I know she has been checking out my blog and wandering to herself....Why another Mia layout!!! Right, Little Lee???? Love ya bunches, mom!!