Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Power Walk

Getting down to the final photos for my friend Barbara, aka Allie...The Power Walk? Huh?  The story behind the photo:  Just before our re-enactment group would do a show, Morgan, Wyatt, Virgil and Doc would gather together and say, "Shall we?" and go into their formation of what we would call, the "Power Walk". When they would do this, patrons would stop whatever they were doing and watch them walk by...many with cameras at the ready to capture the moment and would also follow the boys where they would be lead the onlookers straight to the next show.  Even though they would do this all the time, it was always great fun to watch.  I will never forget  the chills I felt when they did this same walk during the 125th Anniversay of the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone.  I watched as they came down the same street as the original Earps and Doc Holliday, at the exact same time (2:40 PM), when and approximately where the gunfight took place followed by the re-enacted shootout .  I would say that, that moment was the absolute height of the re-enactment group's events-of all time.  Lovely memories, indeed!  Thanks for taking a peek!

Layout Info:  Paper: Graphic 45. Letters: Thickers, American Crafts. Ephemera Stickers: Melissa Francis. Ink: Distress-Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Black Soot. Glue and Glue Dots and Brads: Glossy Accents, and Recollections.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May Guest Scrapfit Submission - Stand By Your Man

My second submission for my May Guest Scrapfit Girl at    Stand By Your Man

Naturally, I had to choose me and my hubba bubba for this one!  This pic is and always will be a favorite of mine with my wonderful husband, Robert.  It was taken a few years ago in Tombstone, Arizona, with one of my favorite dress ensembles.  Sadly, our little "home away from home" the Tombstone Boarding House has closed down. But it was a pleasant little Bed and Breakfast we loved to stay in, when we would vacation there.  So happy to have the memories there and this layout that I had created for this photo.  Thanks for looking!

Layout Info:  Paper: Graphic 45, K and Company. Lettering: Cricut Machine-Sentimentals. Ink: Distress by Tim Holtz. Bling: Want 2 Scrap. Flowers: Handmade by me using Fiskars flower punches. Leaves: Sizzix. Glue: Glossy Accents. Brads: Recollections.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Guest Scrapfit Girl for May at

 Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to toot my horn a little!  I've been selected as the May Guest Scrapfit Girl over at!  Please check it out when you get a chance! Thank you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Only You

Hello Everyone! 
I've been keeping this one under my hat for about two months now! The very sweet and extremely talented gals over at had asked me to be a guest scrapfit girl for the month of May.  So I had to do two layouts-One of which is here, the other will be revealed later on this month!  I was given the title- Only You.  So this is what I came up with.

It is a celebratory layout in honor of my almost four year anniversay of my open heart surgery! I am so thankful to be alive-all Blessed be to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Thank you for lookin!

Layout Info:  Paper: My Mind's Eye. Ink, Paint Rock Candy and Stickles: Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries. Lettering-Cricut Jasmine Cartridge, and MS Word. Scroll: Tim Holtz. Bling-Recollections. Flowers-Me! Paper punch-Martha Stewart Crafts, fiskars and Cricut.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Badge No. 1

Hello Friends! Here is, yet another layout (four more pics to go) for my friends Memorial Album of her late husband Daryl, (aka Virge).  The series of photos shown in this double layout were taken at McFly's Photography Studio in Tombstone, AZ. The former owner acquired the original badge, in mint condition, I may add, that belonged to Marshal Fred White.  He was the first Marshal in Tombstone Territory and was fatally wounded by Curly Bill Brocious, one of the Cowboys that was involved in the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral.  This was a momentous moment for our Virge as the only other person other than Fred White that had ever worn this badge was none other than the real Virgil Earp!  I'll never forget this moment, watching his face as they pinned that badge on his lapel...I thought I saw a tear about to come out of his eye!  The photography studio took some great shots of him wearing it, along with great shots of My husband (aka Morgan Earp) and John (aka Wyatt Earp) proudly standing next to him with their hands on his shoulder, as well as his wife, Barbara (aka Allie Earp).  I also included a closeup of the badge, which is pure silver and not to be touched with bare hands! Thanks for looking!

Layout Info:  Paper: K and Company, Tim Holtz, Bazzil Basics. Ink: Ranger Industries Tim Holtz Distress Line. Paint: Ranger Industries Adirondak paints, Stickles, and Rock Candy Distress. Glue: Glossy Accents, Recollections. Grunge letters: Tim Holtz Ideology. Sizzix Products: Tim Holtz Embossing folder and Sizzix Die cut in Vine. Photo corners: Recollections. Tissue tape, metal numerals, lettering: Tim Holtz Ideology products.

Friday, April 22, 2011

San Dimas Western Days

The third of my series of a memory book in process..This photo was taken at the Annual San Dimas Western Days, in San Dimas, California.  It is a great event with pony rides for the kids, a full American Indian educational site, parade, food, and of course...the shootout at the OK Corral!  The group has done this event since the beginning, and it gets better and better every year! Thanks for looking!

Layout Info:  Paper: Tim Holtz-Crowded Attic Stash, DCWV-Luxury Stack. Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Walnut Stain. Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts. Faux Buttons: K and Company. Flower: Tim Holtz Sizzix Die-Tattered Florals. Glue: Glue Dots and Ranger Glossy Accents.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Page Two of Memory Album - Harvest Festival

Page Two of Barbara's Album is of a picture that I had done my own layout of the Harvest Festival in San Bernardino, California.  This photo was also in the Memorial Board that I had done, and thought that I could do a similar layout that I had done of this picture.  You can see the first layout in my older posts.  I used the new Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash...great papers!  Thanks for taking a look!

Layout Info:  Paper: Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash, Leaves and lettering: Cricut, Ink and Embossing Powder: Ranger Industries. Paper Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts. Numbers and time piece: Tim Holtz Ideology Alphabet Soup. Glue and Brads: Recollections and Glossy Accents.

Tremors 4 Movie Shoot- First of Memory Album Series

I've been working on a major project for my friend, Barbara who lost her husband in August.  If you anyone is familiar with my blog page, you will see in an older post that I created a memory board in honor and memory of Daryl, her husband.  The board was used at his funeral and at a couple of Old West Events as a special  tribute.  Barbara has asked me to remove the photos from the memory board and create a memory album for her with each picture.  So here's the first.

This picture was taken in Calico Ghost Town in Barstow, California.  Pictured here is our friend, Scott, along with Michael Gross(the Dad from Family Ties), Daryl and my husband Robert.  I think this was 2002 or 2003.  They were extras in the Sci Fi movie, Tremors 4. Michael Keaton starred in the movie and was nice enough to take a couple of pictures with them during their shoot break. Thanks for taking a peak!

Layout Info:  Paper: DCWV Rustic Stack.  Ranger Industries: Ink, Stickles, Adirondak Paint.  Tim Holtz: Grunge Board, Tattered Flowers Die, Filmstrip Ribbon, Alterations Texture Folder. Sizzix: Scroll Die. Geo Dies GD-9, by Pop-Ups Etc., Glue: Recollections, Glossy Accents and 3M. Brads: Recollections

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Special Birthday Card

Elvis was in my Blog Page earlier this Michael...LOL.  My friend and neighbor, Ciara, whom I have scrapped a page for and published on this site, has a birthday today.  I had a thought and made this birthday card for her at the spare of the moment.  Since she has been a Wham/George Michael Fan since the 80's, and recently got to see him in concert, I knew that it would be fun to make a special birthday card with none other than George himself!

Since I had never done a tri-fold card before, and was a bit nervous just to tackle it full boar, I decided to check youtube for some tutorials.  Low and behold, a wonderful and informative tutorial by Scrap Happens...special thanks to you Nancy! Sucess!

Card Info:  Papers: Basic Editions, Tim Holtz. Embellishments: Recollections. Ink and Stickles: Ranger Industries. Lettering: Cricut: George (ha ha) and Basic Shapes. Thanks for checking it out!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ELVIS...Is in my blog page

It's been awhile hasn't it? I've been on again, off again, from baseball practice to baseball games until late in the evening, to making a couple of projects I can't quite reveal until after May for've been.....busy!

I am happy to announce that I have done a fun layout of none other than...Elvis Presley, (insert Elvis montage here)...My friend, Barbara, aka Allie, the lucky duck, got to meet Elvis Presley back in 1973.  Her husband at that time worked at the San Diego Sports Arena.  She got to not only see the concert, but she got to MEET HIM! 

She has had her personalized autograph stored in a tiny envelope.  It was her Father's business card that was used to get his autograph, so it's been put away and a tad bit faded.  But she wanted to show it off, (I would too!) in something really cool.  So here it is.  Gosh, she's so lucky!  Enjoy!

Layout Info:  Paper and Embellishments:  Carol Wilson Fine Arts, DCWV.  Glue: Gorilla, 3M. Brads: Recollections. Foam Adhesive: Recollections.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lucky In Love

Happy Valentine's Day!
Just in time for Cupid's Day...I created this layout of my neighbors, Frank and Ciara.  They are a great couple with five wonderful kids.  Seriously, I don't know what we would do without such great neighbors! We are Blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives for sure!  I was over at their house one day when I noticed this photo of the two of them on their fridge.  This is such a great photo of the two of them in a warm embrace, I knew that it would be a nice one to scrap, just for them!  I made a "mission" for two of their kids to "borrow" the photo from the fridge, so I could surprise them with this...Come to find out that their anniversary is actually the 12th of February!  I knew I had a time limit so I got to work on this one pretty quick....and Voila!! Here it is!  My hubby actually helped me out with this one as well...I think he's starting to think that scrapbooking isn't such a bad hobby after all!  LOL...Anyway, we couldn't wait to get to their house and give this to them...they were genuinely happy and surprised, which made it all the better as a special gift!  Happy Anniversary, Frank and Ciara! TFL!  Layout Info:  Paper: SEI and Recollections. Ink: Ranger Industries.  Scrolls and hearts: Sizzix. Grungeboard lettering: Tim Holtz. Heart Embellies: K and Company.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Steampunk Debutante

Hello and Happy February!  Where is 2011 going, ALREADY?!  I've not posted on here for the past couple of weeks on the count of getting my widsom teeth ripped out of my head! Ouch!  Just had the last two done this past Wednesday, and the previous ones the week before that.  No, I'm not a glutton for punishment, just something I know had to be done for the better of my heart/health!

Okay, enough of the toofy thingy...On to bigger and better things...SCRAPBOOKING!  This is the second layout of my friend, Arlene Terrell of  Yes, check her webiste out, you will be amazed!  If you look below you will see the first layout in which she was wearing this very same dress, but you get to see the back of this one in all of it's bustly glory! she does gorgeous work! I had some beautiful flocked paper from DCWV that I thought matched the dress closely, but it was cream and black.  Thank Goodness for Tim Holtz and Ranger Industries!  My Peeled Paint inkpad turned the paper the perfect shade of green to match the dress! 

The first layout I completed  was more cut work and dimension involved, but not enough steampunk, so I made up for that with this layout.  I had started this layout about three weeks ago, and just walked away from it...All I had done was the base cutouts and that's about it.  Am I glad I walked away, cause I actually finished this one today, with fresh ideas in my head-mainly the corset paper!  LOVE IT!  This will be yet another gift for my friend in which I hope she will showcase for her dress making business.  Thanks for looking!

Layout Info:  Paper: Basil Basics, DCWV and Graphic 45-Steampunk Debutante paper line (how fitting!). Ink: Ranger Industries. Brads, Metal frame, game spinners and cog wheels: Tim Holtz.  Glue and pop dots: Recollections.

Monday, January 24, 2011

For My Friend, Arlene

This is my friend, Arlene Terrell.  Not only is she a wonderful friend, but she is a very talented costume designer!  I happened to meet her through Ebay, where she was selling her costumes, and come to find out she lives just minutes away from my Mother and Father!  Anyway, she and I met and we became fast friends.  She made me some absolutely gorgeous one of a kind costumes that I will forever cherish.  As a matter of fact, when I had to make my will before my heart surgery, I actually willed them back to her, because I knew that she would take special care of them.  I made this page for her to celebrate not only her as my friend, but also her first place win for the most beautiful steampunk costume in the world as awarded by!  Not only are her costumes winners, but she is as well!  You can take a look at her creations at  I'm sure you will agree!  Thanks for looking!  Layout Info:  Paper-Graphic 45. Ink: Ranger Industries.  Clock and sprockets: Tim Holtz. Flowers: Recollections. Glue dots: Zots, Recollections, Gorilla Glue.  Brads: Tim Holtz and Recollections. Bling: Want 2 Scrap.  Picture: Tombstone Mine-Tombstone, AZ.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Birthday No. 6 and Snoop

This photo was taken back in 2008.  Since my Son's birthday is one week prior to Christmas, we always try to do something special for his day...poor kid gets cheated!  Anyway, they had a wonderful time as the park was not very busy and snoop was ready for a pic!  Guess it goes to show how much I have to scrap being that this picture is two years old!  Sheesh!  Thanks for taking a look!  Layout Info:  Paper: Tim Holtz Ideaology, and Basic Editions.  Lettering and snowflakes:  Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Metal Findings and Printing Press and Jasmine cartridges from Cricut.  Scroll Embellishments:  EK Sucess.  Paper Punch: Martha Stewart. Ink and Stickles: Ranger Industries. Brads and Glue: Recollections.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Exciting News for Me! I have been chosen to be a guest design team member!

I am so excited to have found that has chosen me to be a guest design team member for the month of May!  I consider this to be a huge accomplishment, especially since I've been hoping to become a design team member for some time now.  I am thankful that Scrapfit thought my work was worthy enough for such an honor!

I have been given two themes...Now it's up to me!  I will not give away any detail as I don't think that I can, but once I get the a-okay, I will be posting them on here!  Thank you Sara, for considering me!  Here's their site:

My Entry for My Creative Scrapbook's Big Sketch Contest - Buster

Hello and Happy New Year!

2010 was quite a year for me.  Bittersweet...that is all that I will say about it.  2011 will be a much better year.  I'm looking forward and looking up, and leave the the passed! LOL. 

My Creative has been doing what is called a "Big Sketch Contest".  Each month, a basic layout sketch is given and the design team as well as members are to interpret a layout from it.  It's been loads of fun and has kept me from getting scrapbookers block!

I created this layout in honor of our little guy, Buster, who has since gone to doggy heaven in 2009.  Robert and I had him as our little "baby" before the kids were born.  He was great fun, and we said he was a "little people"...I swear he could understand everything we were saying at all times!  He hated to be left alone.  There were a few times where we would have our couch cushions completly unzipped and stuffing all over our condo as if it snowed inside the living room!  We were Blessed to have had him in our lives for 10 years.  My children grew up with him and he protected and loved them as if they were his own.  This is for you, "Stinky Doodles"!  Thanks for looking!  Layout Info:  Paper:  Colorbok.  Punches:  Fiskars, Martha Stewart.  Ink:  Ranger Industries. Ribbon: Craft Essentials. Brads: Tim Holtz.  Embellishments: Cloud Nine Design, 7 Gypsies. Glue/Glue Dots:  Ranger Industries and Zots.