Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Daily December

Additional pages from my Daily December album.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Daily December Album

I've been working on my Daily December album inspired by Ali Edwards. The album is filled with what we did each day, and/or how we felt, what we thought for each day during the month of December. It is a mismash of paper, embellishments, etc. Below are some photos...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow in Baton Rouge, LA!

I can't believe it is snowing in Baton Rouge, LA. This is the first time since I have lived here (almost 5 years) that it has snowed at my house. It's beautiful! And what a way to put you into the Christmas spirit.

Wait! What? I have to drive in this? I don't remember how to drive in snow! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Tags

My Christmas tages are photos of my husband and me when we were little. I printed the photos on Bazzill cardstock and then cut them out using deco scissors and placed them on Cosmo Cricket pattern paper. I punched a hole in each one and threaded some baker's string through. I stamped on the back of each one "To:" Now I just need to wrap presents and put them on them.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

St. Nick Visted and the Bounty

Yesterday, St. Nickolas visted our house and even left a present for Sugar Ray.

We also went down to the Mississippi to see the Bounty, which starred in the movies Mutiny on the Bounty and Pirates of the Carribean II - Dead Man's Chest. It is a beautiful ship.

In addition, we also went to see Ellis Marsalis perform. His group was fabulous and we had a wonderful evening filled with jazz.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fall Follies

At work we have an annual fall follies and we always participate. This year we "sang" and danced to top hits from the past ten years. So I was in Livin' la Vida Loca and Gold Digger. We all had lots of fun.

(Kip took the photos for me, he tried but it was so dark in there.)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Decorating the Tree

I love Christmas, so I was very anxious to decorate the tree. We put the tree up before thanksgiving....

(I know it doesn't look straight, I made Kip fix it after we were done)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

May you and yours have a safe and memorable Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Midweek Layout

I love being able to use our fire pit in the backyard. It's so nice to be able to have a fire on a crisp night and roast marshmallows. I enjoy being able to record these little moments that we do all the time when the weather cooperates.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Halloween Layout

This year we went as the characters from the Jimmy Dean commercials. So I made my layout to look like a story board with my journaling to be what the characters would be saying.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fall Layout

Only three days of work this week and then a four day weekend, I can't wait!

I complete this layout this weekend on how much I love the fall. I inked white thicker accents orange and brown and then sealed with embossing powder.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wallet Size Photos

I had been looking for a simple way to create wallet size photos using 4 different photos per 4x6 print size that I can purchase for the same price as a normal photo.

I came across this website on a 2Peas post: Photility and I love it! It is so easy to use!

Download the Photosheet software (for free). Open Photosheet and select how many photo you want on the sheet and how big you want it. Then open your folder with your photos, grab your photo and drop it into the program. It leaves your original photo in place and when you have dropped all the photos you want just click "start" and it saves your creation in the folder you pulled the photos from. Then print using your favorite company.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Congratulations Lily!

Lucky Number 4 is the winner! Lily email me ( your address and I'll send out your package.

Lily said...
hmmm, let;s see, I think my favorite tradition is reindeer food. We drive home from my mom's house on christmas eve and mix up a batch (oatmeal and glitter) to put out for the reindeers. the past few years we've gotten some of the other neighborhood kids involved. must work because santa hasn't skipped us yet!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

MacBeth and a Layout

We went and saw our student's production of MacBeth last night at BRCC. It was a modern take on the Shakespearean play with cool music. The play was really good; all the students and faculty members did an excellent job!

Now to the layout...I created this one using Parisian Studio's November Kits about our daily walk with our baby, Sugar Ray. Every morning and evening we walk around a couple blocks with him. And most of the time he is well behaved.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I have some new KI Memories Festive products that I want to share with one lucky person. Just leave a comment about your favorite holiday tradition and I'll randomly choose one winner on Monday, November 17th at 6:00 pm CST.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day

I can not believe that there are only 16 days until Thanksgiving and 44 days until Christmas.

I am in the process of working on my Daily December album, but I am still waiting on a shipment of Christmas products. I can not wait to get this album finished and show everyone.

Below are a couple more WDW album pages.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bella Blvd. Fall & Family Layout Contest

Parisian Studio is helping sponsor Bella Blvd's first layout contest. What a great way to use products from Parisian Studio's November Kits!

First Place Winner will receive a $100 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.

Second Place Winner will receive a $50 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.

Third Place Winner will receive product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd and your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.

1. All submissions are due no later than Wednesday, November 26th, 2008.
2. Contest winners will be posted Monday, December 1st, 2008 on the Studio Blog. Prizes will be shipped out soon afterwards.
3. Send one layout (any size) using Bella Blvd products. We challenge you to not only use Family Tree, but also try scrappin' those Fall layouts with Pack Your Bags products. A layout can be a single page or double page spread.
4. Please only send one image. There is no need for close up and detail images.
5. File should not exceed 700 pixels x 700 pixels or 700 kb.
6. Email the above along with your name, phone number and email address to, subject line: FALL/FAMILY LAYOUT CONTEST.
7. Winners will be announced during the first week of December on the Studio Blog, and will be contacted via email and telephone.

You can find out more information here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Friday!

I am so excited that it is Friday. I cannot wait until 5:00 pm when I can come home and relax.

Below are two more layouts from my most recent trip to Diseny. I am using the ABC method to scrapping this trip. The first layouts are from my France spread and the second covers Germany. I used Collage Press, Bazzill, Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin and Stickles.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Progress

I started working on my 25 days until Christmas album that is inspired by Ali Edwards.

I took an 8x8 Zutter BIA acrylic covers and cut it down to 6x8 using my Friskers paper cutter (slow and steady to have it cut without splintering). Then I cut a bunch of different papers; circles, vellum, envelopes, Bingo cards, planner pages from 1964, etc. I even started putting dates on my pages. But I am waiting on some more paper that I ordered to be delivered before I finish my album.

I also worked on an advent calendar that I had picked up last year from Making Memories. I adhered pattern paper to the front of each box and sanded the edges before putting on the numbers. Now I just need to fill it with little gifts.

Monday, November 3, 2008

November Kits are up

Parisian Studio's November kits are up and ready for immediate shipping.

This month's kits feature new products from a new company: Bella Blvd.

Family Ties Add-on Kit

Happy Travels Add-on Kit

Daily Life Add-on Kit

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! Kip and I are going to a Halloween party tonight. It should be lots of fun; I can't wait!

I completed a couple more layouts from my Disney album. I used stickles for the first time and they are so much fun. I used Collage Press, Making Memories, Bazzill, Pink Paislee and American Crafts.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Changing Colors

One thing I really miss about living up North is the leaves changing colors. I have lived in Baton Rouge for four and a half years and never get to see the fall tradition. So I was really surprised when I walked past this tree at work and saw the leaves turning red. "I don't believe it!" I whipped out my camera and took a couple photos. It's a silly thing to be so happy about but it makes it feel more like fall when the leaves change colors.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Christmas Planner

I was inspired by a christmas planner that was posted on Two Peas. I love making lists so I thought this was perfect for me to help keep me oraganized this holiday season. I used Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding collection and the inserts are from

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sale at Parisian Studio

SALE: 30% off all previous month's (July, August and September) main and add-on kits. Quantities are limited, while supplies last.

Add-on kits link
Main kits link

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ABC's of Disney

I've been to Disney several times and I didn't want to just do a traditional album. So, I decided to do the ABC's of Disney. I had a hard times coming up with a couple of the letters and I think I am still working on finding an "O" but I started my 8x8 album this week. Below are a couple photos of the first couple pages. I used Collage Press pattern paper and stamps, Bazzill cardstock, and various embellishments including American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin and Basic Grey.