Wednesday, September 29, 2010


The sky was so pretty tonight - I grabbed my camera and took several shots.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trains, Trains, Trains

I'm in the running to be on the CT team for Butterflies and Bluebells.  There's some stiff competition and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  Her latest kit is Autumn Song available at the Digital Design Den.  It has lovely fall colors and elements.  I did these two pages with it.

There was only one chance to get photos of this engine and we were lucky to find a good spot. Photo by DH - my camera was accidentally left behind so I just got to enjoy the sounds and sight of steam.

There were actually two steam engines running on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR this year - for several excursions over a two-week period. This is just one of the engines and we had a blast chasing them both up and down the valley for photos.

Click on the photos for a larger view.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Champagne and Chocolate Page

Just finished another heritage page using the gorgeous Champagne and Chocolate kit by Lady Bug Designs.  I'm finding this kit to work extremely well with these heritage photos.  The layout here features a photo of my DH's grandmother and friends taken way back in the early 1900's.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I've just become a CT member for Lady Bug Designs.  WOW!  Exciting times for me.  Her first kit, Champagn and Chocolate will hit her store within in the next couple of days.  It is a lovely blend of creams, pinks, and browns - just perfect for vintage layouts, or anything else!

Here is the preview:

And here is my first layout:

 This is a photo of my mother probably taken sometime between 1935 and 1940.  People always say that I am her "spitting image" but I don't really see that much resemblance!  LOL

And this is the second one - one of the many picturesque trees at the Grand Canyon:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

R is for Rain

I did this photo for a Flickr challenge.  There are two textures by Jerry Jones of Shadowhouse Creations and I used a clipping mask by Rita of Coffee Tea Photography.  It was actually raining at the time the photo was taken but it didn't show up very well so I found a tutorial on the web and and made a rainy overlay.  Isn't technology wonderful!!!