Happy 11/11/11! I was lucky enough to take a screen shot of the exact time of 11/11/11 at 11:11:11 on my phone, which is pretty cool! Supposedly today is good luck so I hope you’ve all had good fortune today. Maybe I should have bought a lotto ticket but least it’s Friday.

Ruffles & Rust

Last weekend was the 15th anniversary of my grandmother’s death, so I wanted to do a layout to honor her. I used designs from Michelle Underwood’s new kit, Ruffles and Rust for the most part with some other elements. The design is clean and simple – just the way I like it!

I hope you have a Happy Halloween and survived the first snow of the winter, errr I mean Fall!


US Open 2011

I’m a little late but Happy Fall! Lately I haven’t felt like blogging or even scrapbooking, but I did finish a few layout this past weekend. Here’s one of them of us from the US Open last month. We had a fun afternoon and we even spotted Bradley Cooper, Ron Rifkin (who sat together — mini Alias reunion), Dennis Leary and Alec Baldwin in the crowd, which was an added bonus!

Check the gallery out for my other new layouts and if not I’ll post them here soon!


Somerset Digital Studio Magazine

I’ve been completely slacking on my blog posting and creative projects lately. In the past few weeks I’ve been trying to enjoy what’s left of the summer by spending time with family and relaxing. It really is hard to believe that it’s September and Fall will be here before you know it. September is my favorite month, so I’m looking forward to that.

Some exciting news here – I’ve been published! I am featured in one of the Spotlight articles in Somerset Digital Studio magazine as well as a gallery layout in the back. I’m super excited to have such a big feature that I did a little happy dance when I saw it! It really is a great honor to have some of my artwork recognized, especially these 2 pieces which mean a lot to me.

Anyways, I hope you are enjoying the last weekend of the Summer season and I wish a happy Labor Day to all those who celebrate it!

Hurricane Wake Up Call

I hope everyone is recovering and drying out from the hurricane this past weekend. The experience was truly scary and stressful and I hope to not have to go though this again for a very long time. Thankfully we had little damage to our complex with just trees uprooted and the loss of our hot water. It could have been so much worse if the storm just tracked slightly differently but so many towns in the NY tri-state area are under water as well as states along the East Coast. My heart breaks for them and makes me realize how important life is and how fast things can change.

One good thing that came out of this hurricane ordeal was it was a wake up call to better organize and digitize all my old photos & memorabilia ASAP. All of my digital photos and scrapbook designs/layouts are saved on my EHD but all of my old photos from high school and college aren’t. So my project for Labor Day Weekend is to get all this in order – a big project but certainly worth it!

Pink Ink Studios News

Since taking my break from blogging to redo my website, Pink Ink Studios announced it was closing at the end of August. Although this is sad news, I understand that all good things must come to an end. I’m grateful for my treasured time at Pink Ink Studios designing and working with some fabulous ladies. I’ve loved getting to know my customers and delivering designs that make photographers happy. With PIS closing I’ll be taking custom orders on my website via my contact form. Eventually I hope to sell my current products either via my site or on Etsy, which I’m still deciding on. Some of my items though will be retired and not sold again – so check out the retiring section in the store at PIS. Also there will be lots of sales and specials in the next few weeks on old and new things, so keep an out out on Facebook for those deals. And last but not least I have a new freebie design available for fans on Facebook, so pop on over there and fan me to get it.

New Site & Birthday Shout Out!

I’m back! The updated site has been long overdue and I’m super excited to have it up and running, so take a peak around. A huge thanks goes to my husband, John for getting it up and making it look all spiffy. Speaking of John, I want to wish him a fabulous birthday today! Looking forward to spending a fun evening with you at the Mets game and then seeing INXS on Thursday! Happy Birthday!

Blog Break

I’m taking a short blogging break to work on updating my new site. I hope to be back in a few weeks with the new site and I’ll resume blogging regularly then. In the meantime please fan me on Facebook or visit my Pinterest boards to stay in touch and keep up with things from me.

Stay cool and enjoy the next few weeks!


Hallmark Owl

I recently blogged about Hallmark and their cool tag line, so I thought it would be fitting to show you the cool bag I received the other day when I made a purchase. I love owls and cool illustrations so I just fell in love with this paper bag – so cute!