Friday, 31 May 2013

Proverbs 31 Art Journal Page


Awesome kit available at Scrapvine.

This page was created for a challenge at DigiScrapLove. The challenge was centered around a quote about doing all that we possibly are capable of. I immediately thought of this scripture. It is an amazing list of qualities and one that could make even the greatest of saints shy away.   Unless, of course, we think of lifetime achievements and what is possible in the strength of the Lord.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013



Sadly, Jellebelleke’s Designs will be retiring June 4th. This was her last Mini kit called ‘Open Your Heart’ available here

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Free Template and Template Challenge


I’ve been doing some house keeping and realising how far behind I am in posting LO’s

I made this with the free May template at DigiScrapLove. Head over there before the month is out and it’s free.  kit called ‘This is Your Life’ by Sweet Shop Designs.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Project Life Week 15

I’m getting a little behind on my Project Life and further behind with blogging it. May kind of took me by surprise. More outdoors and less indoors means less computer time. I love this time of year though.



I used the kit ‘Lazy Days’ by A Little Giggle Designs and her fab 365 Vol. 1 day stamps, brushes and overlays. available here. On sale at the moment.

Monday, 20 May 2013

I Did Something Grown-Up Today

I did something grown-up today or at least I think I did. I may have just been pouting. Since moving to the USA we have been staying in the ground floor apartment of my very generous in-laws. It comprises of a large studio apartment and a separate bedroom for my son. We have been very happy but space is a commodity.

I was blessed when I came from England in that I was able to ship 75% of my craft stash. When I arrived in the US I was excited over having a little time on my hands and took up 25% of the bedroom Real Estate. However, it has been very cramped and I can never find anything. I have used it about half a dozen times to produce something nice and the rest of the time it has gathered dust.

Being very stressed by the unworkable mess and in a bit of a somber mood I made the decision to box it up and store it away. It will come back out when we move into a bigger space and I can afford to enjoy it. So for now it will be digi all the way.


Loved working with this Template. It reminds me of the LO’s I used to do with paper photos. Template by A Little Giggle Designs called Singles Fun Template 1 available here.

Background paper and brads from the Kit Unforgettable available here.


Friday, 17 May 2013

To Groom Or Not To Groom That Is The Question?

Weather has been so up and down it’s hard to pin down your wardrobe particularly if you are a dog. One day it’s in the low eighties and we are panting up the driveway and the next it is in the low sixties and we are happy we have a fur coat. As it takes a month to get an appointment at the groomers we have to guess as to the timing. (I swear I am going to change my trade. A good groomer is worth her weight in gold!)

As soon as our appointment arrived, and we had the full Mani-Pedi and shave, the temps went back down. Poor Lilly, she’s been wearing a jacket ever since.



Sweet May Elements pack, and Sweet May Paper Pack by Template dreams are both part of the Buy Your Own Carry-Out at Scrap Take-Out this month.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Intriguing and Endearing Shots

I’ve always loved shots of people walking away. I believe they create intrigue by inviting the  observer to imagine what is taking place and what the emotion of the moment might be. I think I have scrapped this shot twice and it never loses its beauty. 


I love pictures of my son petting animals. It displays and endearing quality.


Both of these LO’s were made with the April kit ‘New Look’ from

NBK-Designs available here 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Special Memories

Loved these Week 16 LO templates by NBK-Designs. Just add pictures and enhance with a few embellies and a little journaling and they look fab. available here

It was so special to be apart of this celebration. Two VERY special friends committing to spend their lives together. A small private ceremony before God and a special lunch with good friends. Special Memories.



Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Design Classes– Look What I Made


This fun freebie is for subscribers at Hummies World and is Hummies part of the Story Crate Collab Kit. Loved telling a precious story with this simple kit.

I am having a blast with Hummies Design Classes. Look what I made


As soon as I learn about sharing freebies I will post the links. My design name will be Sugar Grove and my New domain is Sugar Grove Designs. I am thrilled.  I am going to piece together my signature kit as I learn.  I will make the bits available free here at The View until it is completed and then it will go on sale.  

It is very addictive, I want to sit up all night and get all the input.

 More input, more input!

Sunday, 5 May 2013


Here’s a couple more LO’s for the Kit Bundle ‘Unforgettable’ by A Little Giggle Designs. Available here. ds_unforgettable_greatDayOu

I have always loved these photos and this mask was perfect.


I used a template from Template Dreams in collaboration with the Unforgettable Kit for this one. It was perfect to get all these little girls in and the soft colors really enhanced the soft sunshine. Love it.

Circle Cluster Templates available here

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Combining Blogs

You may remember that I asked your opinion on whether I should keep separate blogs or try to combine. Several people felt that I should combine to keep it interesting and fun. I must say I agree. However, I was a little conflicted as to which I should give up and how to go about it.

Recently working with Hummie, she raised the same question, “why so many personal blogs?’ I finally agreed that my readers should see all facets of my interests and not be limited to one particular topic. So I combined a a couple by importing posts and finally got myself down to two. However, I have combined those, by leaving addresses in the tab so that you can click through. So you may have noticed the ‘City Girl Gone Country’ tab. This is where I write about family life in SW Virginia. It will contain mostly photo journal and no scrap. However this blog will continue to host my crafty pursuits.  That’s it for now. I did purchase a domain for business purposes and I’ll reveal more about that later. Until then. Ta Ta for now.


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Project Life Week 14



Made with Journal Cards from ‘A Little Giggle Designs’ available here