New Blog

Thank you all for checking in with me, commenting and following my blog. I have created a new site that all posts, pictures and other goodness will be posted to. Please follow this link and keep tabs on me @ I'd love to hear from you over there. Hugs to all, Michelle

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


This is the coolest present that I could ever think of to give someone. A picture of themselves LOL Once upon a time, I was a model (believe it or not) My daughter took one of my old pictures from my portfolio and then recreated into this fabulous art. She added shells, lace, yarn, scrapping paper...anything she thought would work. Is it not the best!! She gave it to me unframed, so we went to Goodwill and found this terrific frame for 5 bucks! I think the frame works great with the picture. Her artwork is now hanging proudly in my craft room.
Thank you Ciara

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

Deal of the Week #4 Is Up!

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Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware

Stampin' Up!'s Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get it for just $18.99 (over 30% off the regular price of $29.95)—only July 20-26!

Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday for the week's new deal.





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Friday, July 10, 2009

Candy alert

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my dies.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Bocci by the Sea

The new issue of The Daily Scrapper is ready to check out. This issue is packed full of tutorials, interviews, articles and I have a hybrid-digi layout in it's pages. fun! Check out my tutorial here on how I create this page.

Every summer my family has a reunion at my parents house at the beach. Usually we will play volley ball in the sand, but this year we decided to try our hands at Bocci in the sand. That's me showing off my form.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Turning 50

Today's post is a layout that I made last week using the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' kit. Isn't it adorable! and yes, that is me and I did turn 50 a couple of years ago, So since I was in the scrapping ya go. I love the colors that are in the kit and the elements were all so cute, it was hard to just pick a few.
My parents gave me a beautiful Bougainvillea bush to celebrate my birthday and sadly it got hit by a heavy freeze we had this winter. Hello! this is Florida, we aren't suppose to have such cold weather. Luckily it's bounced back with gusto, so I've been trying to prune it back into an acceptable shape.

That's me hugging my Dad out by the pool. Then my Mom decided to show off her hula hooping skills. Not too bad for a Mom of an old lady LOL (that would be me)
That's my Dad and husband with a bit of help from my daughter planting the bush.
Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend.