Thursday, January 28, 2010

vintage contest winner

Journal Tag Album
"Vintage means comfort to me....its my comfort zone...its memories of days gone by, ancestors, days of simpler times...moms, aunts, grandmas in dresses with aprons, cooking in the kitchen, dads in bib overalls out working on the farm, coming in smelling like the dirt. Vintage is ageless. Priceless ..but mostly its memories."

Renee Guggenmos is the Grand Prize Winner for the 'vintage' contest. Thank you Renee for participating and doing a wonderful job.
This 'vintage' contest was to remind us all about our past, where we come from and the importance of memories gone by. Scrapbooking, crafting, photographs & journaling are just a few ways that we can preserve and keep that 'vintage' feel alive. Renee did a wonderful job presenting her Journal Tag Album and expressing what 'vintage' means to her.
Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in scrapbooking that we forget why we do what we do.
Thanks Renee for reminding us that sometimes getting back to the basics of journaling can keep our cherished designs and creations alive always.
Rennee will be receiving all 3 bundle prizes totally over $350.00

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a day in my life

using some of my favorite products
{note} worthy brads by Making Memories
Cosmo Cricket paper and Prima Flowers
bring together a bit of an anthropology style

Monday, January 25, 2010

time to remember- sold

Using some of my favorite products like:
Cosmo Cricket papers and Making Memories embellishments;
This FaMiLy Lunch Box scrapbook comes with 7 card inserts.
you have the option for 14 photo placements and space for journaling
or you could use as 'personal family greeting cards'
This is one the most versatile ways to store your family photos and keepsakes
a beautiful piece of art to display in any home or as that perfect gift

ebay item #300390700282-sold
view other scrapbook creations that are available at:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

vintage contest ends tonight

what does the word 'vintage' mean to you?
Submit 2 photos and 1 paragraph explain what vintage means to you by midnight tonight (January 24th, 2010)
It's that easy and simple! 3 winners will be picked by a third party person. Lots of great prizes too. Winners will be announced this coming week. To view the details of this contest please go to blog entry 'Vintage Contest' there really are no rules but to get your entries in by tonight.
The pictures can be of anything that relates to what 'vintage' means to you. Good Luck!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


create dream keep life simple
"Make Every Day a Masterpiece"
8x8 page of my daughter and I and can't forget 'tinkerbell'

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

new {note} worthy design SOLD

*Making Memories {note} worthy adie pebble brads
*Sassafras blossoms spring sprout self adhesive flowers
*Cosmo Cricket elements earth love- early bird brunch
*Mulberry Street handmade paper flowers
*Prima Marketing, Inc. flowers
*Jesse James embellishments
*K&Company Baubles
*Ranger Jim Holtz distress ink pad
*and always support & inspiration from my dear friends

to read the support of this creation please go to my diary blog at:

Monday, January 18, 2010

vintage girlfriend

available and coming soon on ebay 'vinatage' girlfriend 6x6 paper bag scrapbook

artistry basics

love the new Baubles by K & Company, they are great for anything

Le Plume Pigmented marker, a must have and good staple in any craft room

Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Espresso Dye Pad, great basic stamp color

brown paper packages tied up in string, these are a few of my favorite things
'2010 image copyrights of

Saturday, January 16, 2010

for my daughter

Mackenzie I love you with everything I have. I love you for teaching me to be a better mom and woman in life. You are truly my 'masterpiece' and honor you as my daughter. Love, Mom

Friday, January 15, 2010


so here is where my heart lands. The Craft Project card symbolizing the passion and love for what I do. What I live for, what I dream of what I would sacrifice for. Scrapbooking provides me with such comfort, guidance and peace. It helps me rebuild what has been lost what has been broken. It helps me remember my grandmother and how much she loved and cared for me. It helps me remember all the good things that life has brought to me. It has opened doors and helped me become a better woman, mother, friend and lover. It has helped me build my self esteem and help guide me through life when I feel lost. Memories and journaling can become our foundation and strength that we so often seem to forget about. It gives me the wings I need to fly on. The courage to go after my goals. It gives me the ability to feel, to cry, to love, live and grow. It gives me direction and peace in my heart. To touch each page and to feel the meaning behind it. It's not about having the perfect design or page layout. It's about making that page come alive from the heart. To let my guard down... to feel
I scrapbook to show my children the importance of cherishing life and learning from the past so that we become stronger for the future.

6x6 Family Life's Journey Scrapbook

read the meaning behind these pages at:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

life's journey Family scrapbook

I wanted the front of this book to have everything about a womans life. From cooking & cleaning, to friendships, travel, goals and dream. Roots to keep you grounded and guided. Flowers from the garden and post stamps for not knowing where my life's journey was going to take me
The first layout of this scrapbook started with the touch of my grandmother guiding me through
I struggled to make this book yet when I was finished I realized that each page could not be made yet because I had to grow and face some challenges with my own life's journey.
I never in vision putting the "One Life Story" tag on this first layout but it found it's way there interesting enough
to the left of the first layout I created a pocket to store a vintage picture of children and a few family vintage keepsakes. I struggled with the layout of how the family photo should be displayed, nothing was looking right. I ended up with this. For you it could be interpreted differently but I would like to think that it was my Grandma Norton and me or my two Children.
Either way I like how it ended up. I would like to think that my life's journey started with her.
She was the only person who truly showed me what love was. She was so kind and caring. I feel her with me as I venture into my life's next journey.

This page layout with the Laundry Machine and the soap and towel tag depicted all the things we do as mothers. and the many times we wish we could escape from those daily duties, sit down with a cup of tea and write a letter to someone and day dream while the world waits

Another 'to do' list off all the things that take place in a family. Each special occasion requires a special recipe along with all the little things you seem to have to have to complete that special occasion but what it's really about is the feeling you get that is left in your home.

Remember times with your friends and the connections and bonds that develop along my life's path. Day dreaming of those times to explore the world more and to share with girlfriends.
Girlfriends can be family at least in my world they are. It's important to have them in your life. They guide and protect and lift me up when I am down or give you an extra wing to lean on.

Discovering so much about myself I look at this page layout as the queen card as myself. Scrapbook list and additional material as luggage. Because you never know where life will take you. I still have my talent in imagining and creating and wings to fly on and 'believe in my future' no matter what anyone says. The stronger I get the bigger my wings to fly on will become

last layout shows a brad that says "me" along with a vintage letter and a key. The layout symbolizes that my own life's journey is changing now and I don't know where I am going but I do know that where I go I have friends to help me along the way. To help guide me and provide me with such comfort.
The back of the scrapbook is a secret and dear to my heart. So we will leave to the quotes say..."dear to my heart" and 'Treasured Memories'
life's journey doesn't always give you a 'handbook' to life but when you can make your own, look back and say that that journey is complete and it's time to go onto the next life's journey, you know at that moment you have grown and it's time to fly.

well the faiRies did it again. I had planned on listing this Family Scrapbook but I was quickly reminded that someone loves me dearly. That I matter and that I am important. This Family Scrapbook is in honor of Jenny and her family. "May your heart be blessed and comforted always as my heart has been blessed by you." copyrights of '2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

life's journey...

to view the details and meaning of this book please go to:

Monday, January 11, 2010

reign of love

Friday, January 8, 2010

'Vintage' Contest

calling all scrapbook & crafties...

so I know this a little last minute but I think sometimes some of our best ideas come when we are put on the spot. So with that being said
here is Poetic Gardens 1st '2010 Contest to start the year off with our best (design) foot forward.
What comes to mind when you hear the word 'vintage'? I want to see what your interpretation of 'vintage' looks like to you. Enjoy baking perhaps? photograph the baked good, add a vintage recipe tag to it. Create any thing crafty and send 2 solid pictures attach a single paragraph of what 'vintage' means to you and submit with your pics.
All entries due by 12 midnight, January 24th of '2010. Three 'Winners' will be chosen.

Grand Prize Winner will be featured on Poetic Garden and receive scrapbook prizes valued over $250.00 Runner-ups will receive prizes too, honorable mentions and a link to view their entries for everyone to see. Friends and family can enter there is no point in holding others back that might have a talent or two-lol Good Luck and can't wait to see what you come up with. (no favorites here-all will be judged by a 3rd Party individual of Poetic Garden) so start creating...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

new design coming soon

6x6 Family Chipboard scrapbook- complete page layouts inside
'2010 copyrights of

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

design #103 & #103b personal dedication

I often think about what the Holidays would be like at grandmas house
too young to remember but somehow she always finds her way into my heart and onto my pages

inspired by my children and personally dedicated to the
MacDonald Family '2010 copyright

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

design #107 My Lil' Man available

"he is my little man. He dreams of summer fun at the old fish pond, laughter and day dreaming with his friends
how I long to do those things with him but I know he is growing-up now...
I wish the summers where longer for him. I remember sunny days that seemed to last forever, feeling the grass beneath my feet from morning tell night
I wish my man, my son... many more Hummingbird Days

inspired by: John Mayer's song 'Hummingbird'
design copyrights

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010's New Line... a gift for me

FaiRy GaRdEn & WhiMsiCaLs design #106 Begin
I must abandon my fears and begin...

"if you can Imagine it, you can Achieve it, if you can Dream it,
you can Become it" by William Arthur Ward

"she came from a place of darkness longing for a new world of color"

beautiful card by Papay! artist Anahata Joy Katkin
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