Digital Scrapbooking en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:16:10 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 AAM - The Lottery - Mar 16 <a href=";title=aam-the-lottery-mar-16&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20150316_01_SummerCamp.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20150316_01_SummerCamp.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: I took liberties with this one. :) Sometimes you just tell the stories that come to you. And, this is one that I knew that I wanted to get down on paper. Supplies: [b]Ali Edwards[/b] AEdwards_CampTime [b]The Grunge Source[/b] GrungeSource_Earthen [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_ArrowPaperClipsNo1 KPertiet_BeLabeledHarvest KPertiet_DirtyLinensSherbert KPertiet_FoliaSolids_Kit (paper,BeadMix, Flowers, Labels, Leaves) KPertiet_LetterBoxHoneycombsNo1 KPertiet_PaintedWingedClustersNo1 KPertiet_ScallopFrameMasksNo1 [b]Studio DoubleD[/b] StudioDD_CUGardenGreeneryNo1 TFL!!<br /><br />5 comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:06:46 +0000 AAM_Lottery <a href=";title=aam-lottery&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_Lottery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_Lottery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There is a new [url=][b]AAM Challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. I hope you'll take a look. :O) For about 10 years now, Iíve thought to myself . . . If I won the lottery, Iíd buy a piece of land outside of the city limits &amp; build a house (starting over clutter-free is always a nice thought). This would be our retirement home, but more than that it would be a retirement home for dogs - old dogs - old dogs who have no one. They could spend the rest of their days playing with other dogs &amp; relaxing with other dogs &amp; being loved by me. Itís a very simple thought really,; &amp; I like it a lot. There would be tons of room for running and playing &amp; we could have a big deck for laying in the sun. The house could have a big room with tons of dog beds &amp; another area where all the dogs could eat together (or have their own space if needed). Can you just imagine the mud room I could have in that house?!! I think I need a new pinterest board. I should probably buy a ticket every once in awhile, too. You never know what might happen. I could get lucky! Oh, I can see Gary now, running his hands over his face, holding his breath, then slowly shaking his head smiling . . . Thatís when he knows itís useless to even say anything - but, it doesnít matter because he knows Iím happy. 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Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Darling Baby Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Darling Baby Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Scraps Mini Kit No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched Hearts: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 34[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Hearts No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Shamrock Clusters[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Celebrating Multiples Hand Drawn Word Art Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] I also got inspiration from [b][url=]this great page[/url][/b]on Pinterest.<br /><br />14 comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:30:16 +0000 Time together would be seriously amazing (The Lottery) <a href=";title=time-together-would-be-seriously-amazing-the-lottery&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_Lottery_7001.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_Lottery_7001.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Join Kelly over on the [u][b][url=]blog[/url][/u][/b] for the new AAM challenge! I love these challenges, there so good for getting done what I normally put to the bottom of my 'to scrap' pile! Thanks for the inspiration to get my dream documented, Kelly! I often dream of getting all the kids and their families together in one place at the same time. I dream of my family and Vincentís family joining us. While the logistics and the cost would be of headache proportions with family in the UK, South Africa, Namibia and Australia, it doesnít stop me from thinking about it. Often. So when, not if you understand, but when I win the lottery I will be looking for a beach house big enough for everyone to come and stay so we can return the wonderful and generous hospitality weíve been given by everyone over the years. Come to think about it, with the size of the Tomsí side of the family, Iíd look to buy a hotel. A veranda would wrap around the property where we would catch up and laugh and share stories and braai and eat and watch the sunset. Thereíd be a pool and a jacuzzi just off the veranda with the same bleached decking with canvas sun umbrellaís and the kids would run and jump and splash about and dry off in the sun. Theyíd run down onto the beach and build sandcastles and pick shells and play games of make believe and jet ski and dip their toes in the gentle waves that would lap onto the beach of silky sand. The kitchen would be large with a centre island and fresh flowers and a double door fridge and built in appliances and weíd chat and make lattes and cappuccinoís and drink wine out of tall, elegant glasses. The windows would have shutters and the staircase would be grand. Thereíd be a mudroom with wellies and fishing nets and straw hats. The lounge would be big with floor to ceiling windows and some comfy sofaís and footstools and coffee tables and rugs and a big open fire and photoís on the walls and a big clock. The bedrooms would be calming and restful with floor to ceiling cupboard space and window seats with cushions and beds with chunky knitted throws. The bathrooms would be spacious en suites with wonderful power showers and deep baths and big mirrors and fluffy towels. There would be lots of white space and neutrals and pops of colour. It would be a happy, feel-good place with lots of light and warmth and comfort. So you see, when I think of the fun time weíd have, I know it would be the best ever. 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I do buy lottery tickets on occasion. This photo is of some tickets I have stashed in my wallet and have yet to check. Who knows? I may already be a winner. :) Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Records Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ChelseaRae Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lady Luck Photo Masks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables: Irish No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Shamrock Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Treasured Friends Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (curly cue patttern) [u][b][url=]Jingle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (glitter)<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:04:49 +0000 You Eat What? <a href=";title=you-eat-what-3f&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="You_Eat_What_700LP.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="You_Eat_What_700LP.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: maureenreynolds<br /><br />Description}: Periodically, I go back to blog posts to make a layout of a story that really is AAM. This was one of them. I still love Twizzlers, but I try to eat less sugar. That's no fun...but. AEdwards_ThickAlphaAndNumber KPertiet_SweetStNicholasSolidsStripe SF-MaM-g Fonts: KisBT,SS play Font Thanks for looking!<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:42:34 +0000 Famous People (AAM) <a href=";title=famous-people-aam&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_FamousPeople1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_FamousPeople1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: Pam's [url=][b]All About Me challenge[/url][/b] this month had me thinking for days. (This is what it's all about, right?) :) Love the theme this time. Thanks, Pam! Supplies: Grunge Source: [u][b][url=]Taney Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Abisko Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Pieces from: [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 36[/url][/b][/u] &amp; [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 39[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:56:32 +0000 Famous People <a href=";title=famous-people&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_FamousPeople2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_FamousPeople2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: Supplies: Grunge Source: [u][b][url=]Taney Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Abisko Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] The question came up: If you could meet or even have dinner with someone, past or present, real or fictitious, Who would it Be? I thought about it &amp; came up with several people . . . Jim Henson &amp; Kermit the frog were the first to mind quickly followed by Dame Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Alanis Morissette, Maya Angelou, Johnny Depp, Colin Powell, Dianna Gabaldon, Diane Sawyer, (oh, I could go on and on). When I started thinking about why I would like to meet these people I found that with all of them there is something in their personality that I wish I had. I came across a photographer in one of my facebook groups who intrigued me. Her profile picture jumped out at me because along with her dogs being in the picture she had a cigarette in her hand. How many cigarette images do we see these days??? This combined with the fact that she was in a ďprofessionalĒ fb group made me look further. Mind you, itís not that I thought this was bad, I just found it very interesting and wanted to know more about what made this lady tick. I spent the next 2.5 hours reading her blog, reading her fb page, and looking at her photography site. I was in love. This woman is about my age, is a photographer who works with pets, adores her husband and grown daughter, loves her dogs . . . and is very, very, matter of factly, in your face, real. I wrote her a letter (fan mail I guess HA!) then I deleted it and condensed it all to this message: Iím inspired, Iím impressed, I want to be you . . . but, then who would be me? (The last part was typed out before I even realized I had done it.) This is when I realized that this was the same way I felt about the famous people that I would like to meet. In many ways I want to BE them. But then maybe I like being me. Hey, I think Kermit said something like that once.<br /><br />4 comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:56:22 +0000 Dear DotÖ Who Would I Like to Meet? ~AAM Challenge <a href=";title=dear-dot-85-who-would-i-like-to-meet-3f-7eaam-challenge&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Dear_Dot_web_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Dear_Dot_web_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Jane_Bond7<br /><br />Description}: I did a paper version of this page years ago, thought I'd do one for my digi album. Thanks for the challenge Pam! This is Richard's mom, she passed away at the age of 54, a couple of years before I met himÖ my letter to herÖ Credits to comeÖ [u][b][url=]Yesteryear Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brielle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Finley Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]William Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frosted Fun Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Looking for Love Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fall Tickets[/url][/b][/u]~altered [u][b][url=]Halloween Memories Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Rancheros Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flourished Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Berks Lane Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] KP Colour Inspiration Freebie~ paper 2/18/12 KP Lyrical music sheet KP Clockface [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges No. 04[/url][/b][/u] Sweet Envy~Partie 2~ branch LivE~ tag Journaling: Dear Dot, I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I feel as if I know you. Your son talks about you all the time. I know we would have been very close and I miss the relationship that could have been, and the grandmother my kids will never know. I just want to thank you for raising such a wonderful son, and let you know that he is happy. I know before you passed away that you were worried about him and his relationship, and you obviously had good reason. Itís ironic how women can sometimes see things, that men overlook. I know that although you werenít fond of her, you chose to rise above it, to keep the peace, to ensure you had access to your son and grandsons. Well she did eventually break his heart, and split up the family, something he never thought he would get over.... especially after, you passing away, his marriage breaking up, and him giving up the business, all in the span of a year. But he is strong and with 2 young boys to be there for, he persevered and made a new life for himself. Thatís when I came along, but I think you already know that... I always tell him, he has an angel on his shoulder watching over him. I want to let you know, that everything turned out alright, even though itís been a long bumpy road. She never made it easy for any of us, including her own 2 children, but we pulled together as a family and all have good relationships, despite her. Your 2 older grandsons have grown into fine young men, that you would be proud of. Richard points out frequently all your Bondy traits that the boys have inherited. You also have 2 other grandsons, that are the apple of our eyes, and that Iím sure you would have loved dearly, and they you. I would like to let you know that you raised your son to be an amazing father, who has wonderful values and strives to be the best he can, in all that he does. He is a good provider and insures, none of us wants for anything, but also knows the importance of family life and always puts his family first. He is a hands-on dad and makes sure he there for his boys when they need him. He is also a wonderful husband, who knows me almost better than I know myself. He is my rock, my best friend, my confidante. There are so many questions I would love to ask you, what your son was like as a young boy? His likes and dislikes, your hopes and dreams for himÖ But, I am certain, we will meet one day, and all my questions will be answered. I know you had a special relationship with your son and that he misses you dearly, but even though you were taken at such an early age, you were a great role model and instilled wonderful values in your son. I know that he will pass these on to his children, and them to their own children and nobody can ask for a better legacy than that! Until me meet, Love your daughter-in-law, Jane xo<br /><br />13 comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:56:41 +0000 AAM Challenge - Bruce's Mother <a href=";title=aam-challenge-bruce-27s-mother&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_February_upload.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_February_upload.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jcaruth910<br /><br />Description}: Bruceís mother passed away at the early age of fifty; long before he and I ever met. With help from her mother, she raised Bruce and his brother, after their father walked out on them when Bruce was only ten years old. It was definitely not an easy life. I often wonder what it would be like if I could meet her and just spend a day talking and reminiscing about her time as a mother. I am thankful that he has a few photos that give me an glimpse of her personality. One day we will meet. Credits: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 36[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spackle No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 17[/url][/b][/u] (used some of the masks) [u][b][url=]Blendable Journalers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Booked Blue Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Booked Blue Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking!<br /><br />8 comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:26:26 +0000 Mr. Smith <a href=";title=mr-smith&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="favoriteauthor700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="favoriteauthor700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: digigrandma<br /><br />Description}: Pam's challenge on the DD Blog for the latest AAM scrapbook page is to choose a person (past or present) you'd like to meet if you could. I got my idea from Lizj's page about one of her favorite authors. I have a favorite author I'd love to meet, too. I think he is witty, smart and funny and a wonderful story teller. His books are the only books I ever read parts of aloud to my husband because of the understated, subtle humor. He lives in Scotland, but, has also spent time in Botswana. If I could meet him for tea, I'd ask him to tell me more about Botswana, the setting for his No. 01 Ladies Detective Series. [b][u][url=]All White Now Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Fancy Floral[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Extended Journalers no. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Fastened Journalers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Pencil Line Banners No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Artsy Paint No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Messy Stitched Border White No. 02[/url][/b][/u] font: Very Berry Script PH 500 Regular Caps TFL<br /><br />12 comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:51:36 +0000 Wishing... (AAM Challenge) <a href=";title=wishing-aam-challenge&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Wishing_7001.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Wishing_7001.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Join Pam over on the [u][b][url=]blog[/url][/u][/b] for the new AAM challenge! I love the AAM challenges - they really push me to dig deep! This is a little ditty about me never knowing my grandparents. I've never really thought too much about it to be honest, until Pam's challenge! Thanks so much for the inspiration Pam! Frederick Joseph and Ada Bendall, James Duncan and Eliza Jane Keen. My grandparents. I never knew any of you as you had all passed away prior to my birth. How I wouldíve loved to have met you. Now that Iím a Nana myself, itís brought a gap in my life to the forefront of my mind. A gap that I always knew was there but one to which I never paid that much attention. I suddenly have the new realisation that Iíve never called anyone Nana or Grandad. I remember Mum taking me to Fox Street where she grew up and I know there is a seafaring connection on Dadís side of the family. I also know that you were all hard working people but what were you really like as Nanaís and Grandadís? How I wish I knew. 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Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite authors, and I just know that if I ever get to meet her I would fall easily into conversation with her, like an old friend. This is my thank you to her for many happy hours reading her books. TFL, and I hope you'll play along and tell us about someone you'd like to meet! 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The AAM challenge is up and we are wondering who you might like to meet and have dinner with. Lewis and ClarkÖÖoh how I would have loved to meet them. Journaling reads: Every day, as I cross over the waters of the Yellowstone River I imagine the sights, sounds and events that Lewis and Clark witnessed traveling down these very waters 209 years ago. I would love to have had a meal waiting at the shore as they journeyed East. They traveled through what is present day Columbus, Montana heading East on their return voyage to St. Louis. While their story is well documented, as a resident of Montana I know firsthand the challenges our environment can create for man and beast. The courage and determination of these great men is immeasurable and I marvel everyday at what they did to begin the settlement of the West. This is an iPhone (because I have one now!) photo that I took while my dh stopped on the the bridge on the way to church yesterday. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Grid Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Traveler Clusters No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Add-on Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Navigator Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]On the Edge Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 35[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: Telegraphem, JaneAusten and junction Thanks for looking<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:23:53 +0000 AAM - Bucket List - Jan 12 <a href=";title=aam-bucket-list-jan-12&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20150115_BucketList.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20150115_BucketList.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: I probably could have created a list of over 50 things for my bucket list if I put down all the travel and home improvements that I want to do. LOL!! :) I tried to keep it reasonable though. Those things that are close, that I'm going to do this year or within the next couple years. And, a few that are wishes that I'd like to do. One of these days I'm going to write down all those things on my bucket list. Even the things I know I'll never get to but sure sound cool to try. Supplies: [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_Antibes KPertiet_AntibesAddon KPertiet_AntibesSolids KPertiet_Antibes_3x4PrintableJournalers KPertiet_Antibes_Kit (Butterfly, Buttons, Ephemera, FileTabs, Flowers, Labels) KPertiet_Antibes_PaintedClusters KPertiet_ClusteredLayeredTNo7 KPertiet_TexturedCardstockCape TFL!!<br /><br />6 comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:50:51 +0000 AAM - Bucket List <a href=";title=aam-bucket-list&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="11_bucket_list_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="11_bucket_list_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mungerre<br /><br />Description}: What a fun challenge :) I didn't have a bucket list already - so it took a bit to think of what it would be. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Atlantic Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pebbled Ledger Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Written Words: Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Doodle Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Kerava Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Have a home worthy of being featured in a magazine or maybe just keep the kid's toys picked up all of the time. Live off of the grid on a fully sustainable homestead or maybe just have a small windmill or solar panels with a kitchen garden. Become a world Reknowned artist or maybe just make personalized artwork for my home, family and friends. Write a best selling novel or maybe just document my family's stories through scrapbooks. Run a marathon or maybe just get back into shape.<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:24:19 +0000 AAM_Check it Out <a href=";title=aam-check-it-out&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="BucketListOrNot.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BucketListOrNot.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There's a new [url=][b]AAM (All about me) challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. Hope you'll take a look and join us in some fun. :O) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dating 2015 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 28[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] WebInspiration LT 052314 [u][b][url=]Brielle Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mapped Paper Pieces: Transport No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Trees Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Bursts Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Geometric Hints Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Merry Hipmas Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:16:48 +0000 Bucket List <a href=";title=bucket-list&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="image127.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image127.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KimR+<br /><br />Description}: Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the new AAM Challenge Kelly came up with! **NEW** [u][b][url=]Krafted Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Office Brushes and Stamps Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Aged Alphabet Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Labeled: Love[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cardstock Tabs No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Color Study Clusters: Yellow[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Crowning Affair: Vibrant Add-on Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Bits Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mixed Stamped Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pattern Mix: Happy Boy Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Powder Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Moroccan Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Patterned: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]To the Sea Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Words + Pictures: Love Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:31:21 +0000 Christmas memory. <a href=";title=christmas-memory&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="14_dec_christmasmemory_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="14_dec_christmasmemory_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Aino<br /><br />Description}: One of those memories that make my heart warm. ~ Designer Digitals ~ [u][b][url=]Anyday December Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Min Jul Add on [u][b][url=]December Woods: Painted Collages[/url][/b][/u] ~!Thanks for looking!~<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:33:46 +0000 Ľ how it was... how it is ę <a href=";title=bb-how-it-was-how-it-is-ab&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="1412-scb-old-vs-current-xmas1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1412-scb-old-vs-current-xmas1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Sweet Christmas memories on the [url=][b][u]DD blog[/b][/u][/url] today! Ah, yes... memories of Christmases past... with a birthday right before Christmas, I always made sure Shannon's special day wasn't spoiled by Christmas festivities! Which made for many crazed, last-minute decorating! [u]JOURNALING[/U] HOW IT WAS... HOW IT IS... DECEMBER... Shannonís birthday on the 14th and Christmas 11 days later. I never wanted the excitement of Christmas to overshadow her special day, so I made the rule: No Christmas decor until after her birthday or birthday party, whichever came later. (I did bend to pressure and allow outside lights to be hung after Thanksgiving, but nothing else! Ha.) I remember scheduling parties around school break and soccer tournaments, so some years it was way early and some years it was really close to Christmas--the top photo was taken on December 19th! Yikes! Boy, did we scramble to get Christmas set up after the party girls left! But, thatís how it was. And, then one day... I canít remember when... you wanted the tree decorated and all the Christmas decor to be set up over Thanksgiving weekend. Yes... [I]before[/I] your birthday. And so, thatís how it is. (And I have to admit, itís nice not freaking out on December 19th! *smiley*) [u]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Hello December Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (charcoal gray background paper, teal photo mat) [u][b][url=]Arrowed Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (wordart with arrows; I extracted an arrow to accent the journaling) [u][b][url=]Jingle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (candy cane) [B]STUDIO DOUBLE-D[/B] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 18[/url][/b][/u] (ribbon bow) [b]CATHY ZIELSKE[/B] [u][b][url=]Six by Eights No. 01 Layered Template Set[/url][/b][/u] (photo template) [b]LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]Andersen Cards, Tags and Printables[/url][/b][/u] (pocket &quot;how it was&quot; card, &quot;december&quot; tag, blank tag... I added &quot;how it is&quot; text) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />14 comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:27:22 +0000 AAM Challenge - Holiday Tradition <a href=";title=aam-challenge-holiday-tradition&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_-_December_Tradtion.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_-_December_Tradtion.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: blkcow<br /><br />Description}: AAM - Holiday Traditions &amp; Memories Journaling reads: As a child it was tradition to watch Amahl and the Night Visitors on TV during the Christmas Holidays. We all knew the words by heart and my older brothers used to tease me by singing....ĒThis is my Box, This is my Box, I never travel without my box....In the first drawer I have magic stones, In the second drawer I keep a strand of beads and in the third drawer I keep.......LICORICE! I would squeal with delight. I was 6 years old when this photo was taken and had just received the Patty Play Pal for Christmas from Santa Claus. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanique Noel Blends[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanique Noel Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Foliage Tags Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 03[/url][/b][/u] December Word Sampler Transfer [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled No. 10[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Scrap Express Minimals[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:44:37 +0000 AAM - Keep Calm - Nov 17 <a href=";title=aam-keep-calm-nov-17&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20141117_01_KeepCalmAndContinueScrapping.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20141117_01_KeepCalmAndContinueScrapping.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: Okay... that challenge was just plain fun! I'm going to print that one out and put it in my office. Supplies: [b]Ali Edwards[/b] AEdwards_AmazingBadges (TodayHelloLifeHelloToday) [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_BasicTagsNo3 KPertiet_BeMineTonalStripes KPertiet_ButtonedUpHoliday KPertiet_ClassicCardstockBeMine KPertiet_CleanStitchedBordersBrownNo1 KPertiet_DayOutBONUS KPertiet_Finley_Scatterings KPertiet_FlairMinisNo2 KPertiet_NotebookNo5 KPertiet_PageBlendsNo3 KPertiet_RoyalClusters KPertiet_SpotDotsCitrusBerry KPertiet_Watchet_Kit (BerryBranch) KPertiet_WireRimmedCharmsNo1 (star) KPertiet_WoodVeneerStarsNo1 Font for Keep Calm and Continue Scrapping KEEP CALM (original Medium) Version 1.2 by Keith Bates - K-Type © 2011 - - TFL!!<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:59:45 +0000 Keep calm and exercise <a href=";title=keep-calm-and-exercise&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_challenge_for_Kelly_November_2014_721.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_challenge_for_Kelly_November_2014_721.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Kelly's got a new All About Me (AAM) challenge on the [b][u][url=] blog[/url][/b][/u]! Head on over and join in the fun! Kelly's gave me the nudge I need to give myself a good talking to! Thanks for the challenge Kelly! Lately Iíve been getting a little stressed about my level of fitness and more so, the extra pounds that are creeping back on. My clothes are feeling less comfortable and Iím craving so much sweet stuff. Constantly. I have the devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. I know my level of fitness is nowhere near where it was in February 2013 when I felt the best Iíve felt in years. And the figure showing on the scale is leaning more and more to the right of where it was way back then. So I need to listen up. And listen well. Enough of the excuses. I know the ones. Getting home from work at 6.15pm and considering it Ďtoo lateí to exercise. Thinking Iím too tired but then I still donĎt get into bed at a reasonable time. Thinking Iíve had a lousy day when most days arenít that lousy, itís just that Iíd rather be doing other things. Thinking Iíll exercise tomorrow - and then I donít. Thinking I just canít be bothered. And when I make an excuse, I merely waste the time I would have spent exercising doing nothing particularly productive. I know if Iím exercising I feel a whole lot better. So Iím disappointed in myself. Iíve struggled to get back Ďin the zoneí. But I will get back on track. I have to. I need to get back to the balance. To the exercise and healthy eating balance. Including drinking more water. And I mustnít think the Christmas season is a reason not to exercise and eat healthily. Itís about moderation. And the fact that I feel so much better when I have this balance. I can do this. I will do this. STARTING TODAY. All Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet Challenge Freebie [u][b][url=]December Woods Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Textures No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Alphabet No. 20[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Training Handrawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking!<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:59:05 +0000 Gratitude <a href=";title=gratitude&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="gratitude10.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="gratitude10.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Melissa Hill<br /><br />Description}: I was inspired by the AAM challenge on the blog to make an inspirational poster! I really liked this quote I stumbled upon on Pinterest. Perfect reminder! Curated Studio Mix No. 18 **coming soon** Layerworks No. 502 **coming soon** Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Hello December Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]All White Now Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:47:30 +0000 The Best (AAM challenge) <a href=";title=the-best-aam-challenge&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="2014-11-16-TheBest1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014-11-16-TheBest1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: anke<br /><br />Description}: When I heard about Kelly's challenge, I immediately remembered the photo a friend of mine just posted on FB a few days ago. It shows me with three friends during my karate years. Perfect :) Check out the new challenge on the [b][url=]blog[/url][/b] K. Pertiet [u][b][url=]Best Adventure Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (altered) [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Spring No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jaspia Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cut Ups: Sportsmanship[/url][/b][/u] Karate images: Karate chop font<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:11:44 +0000 Keep Calm <a href=";title=keep-calm&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_KeepCalm.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_KeepCalm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There's a new [url=][b]AAM challenge on the blog[/url][/b]. Hope you're motivated by the challenge. ;O) Dad loved that he had created such a large family for himself and he loved it when we all got together. If you suggested that he do something specific, he would often say, ďIíll have one of my people do it.Ē Then heíd grin and usually one of the grandkids would jump up and down with their hand in the air saying, ďIíll do it, Nonno!Ē I can hear my dadís response very clearly in my mind these days... and in my heart. The holidays are always a bit stressful for me, and I know itís my own fault most of the time. But,this year I might just follow his lead. I wonder how many of my men will jump up and down? Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Overlays No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 43[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Old Ledger Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frame Hangers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Winter Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Krafty Woods Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:15:45 +0000 Fine, Fine, Fine <a href=";title=fine-2c-fine-2c-fine&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_Fine.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_Fine.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: I love the theme that Pam chose for this month's [url=][b]AAM Challenge[/url][/b]. I didn't have to think very long about what song I would use. Hand In My Pocket has always made me feel like I have nothing to worry about. Although not all the specifics apply to me personally, I've always felt a connection with this song. Thanks for the inspiration, Pam. :O) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Multimedia Dots No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hello Autumn Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 39[/url][/b][/u] (bits and pieces) [u][b][url=]Textured Photo Masks No. 01C[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Grunge Source: [u][b][url=]Sylt Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:31:08 +0000 AAM - What You Give Away <a href=";title=aam-what-you-give-away&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_-_Lyrics_What_You_Give_Away_upload.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_-_Lyrics_What_You_Give_Away_upload.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jcaruth910<br /><br />Description}: It took my a while to figure out what song I wanted to use for this challenge, and then, yesterday it came to me. Thanks for the challenge, Pam. We have a family here in Tucson who lost three of their four children, over about a 15 year period to Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. Annually, there was a benefit to raise money for research to find a cure for this devastating disease. Amy Grant performed frequently at this benefit, but one year, Vince Gill took her place. At the end of the night, he sang this song. I am grateful every day for the health of my children, and for the blessed life that I live. This song is a reminder of how important it is to be thankful for what you have and pay it forward. You canít take it with you. Lyrics: You read the business page, see how you did today Life's just passed you by You live up on the hill, you've got a view that kills And never wonder why After you've counted everything you've saved Do you ever hit your knees and pray? You know there's gonna be a judgment day So what will you say? No matter what you make All that you can take Is what you give away What you give away There's people on the street, ain't got enough to eat And you just shake your head The measure of a man is one who lends a hand That's what my father said After you've counted everything you've saved Do you ever hit your knees and pray? You know there's gonna be a judgment day So what will you say? No matter what you make All that you can take Is what you give away You know it's not too late It's all for Heaven's sake What you give away Credits: Lynn Grieveson' [u][b][url=]Life in Pictures No. 02 Template Album[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Distressed lines and Word Art Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metsa Painted Accents[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Roughed Up Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking!<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:41:04 +0000 AAM: Anthem <a href=";title=aam-3a-anthem&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAMsongweb2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAMsongweb2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: rache77<br /><br />Description}: I love U2 and their song &quot;All that You Can't Leave Behind&quot; speaks to me like no other..In fact I was humming the song while doing the page! :-) Credits: Almost Spring Kit Finley Kit Creswell Element Pack Autumnal Artistry Brushes and Stamps Cold Spring Brushes and Stamps Blendable Layers No. 4 and 5 Blendable Layered Template No. 3 Letterbox Essentilas No. 1 Thanks for taking a peek!<br /><br />6 comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:06:32 +0000 It's My Life <a href=";title=it-27s-my-life&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="It_s_My_Life.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="It_s_My_Life.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: blkcow<br /><br />Description}: This song by Bon Jovi, has got to be my favorite song of all anthem. It simply speaks to me. When on the treadmill and I am dog tired and ready to quitÖ. this song will give me a second wind and I am able to keep going. The rhythm and the words are fantastic. We aren't going to live forever and need to remember to live while we are alive! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Spice Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flare Sprays Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Forest Blends[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Chevrons Harvest Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Apple Cider Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Old Ledger Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Story Guide No. 06a Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders: Fall No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Malabar Kit[/url][/b][/u] Title Alphabet Thanks for looking<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:13:42 +0000 AAM - Happy <a href=";title=aam-happy&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="image119.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image119.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KimR+<br /><br />Description}: Check out the blog for the fun new AAM challenge! Thank you Pam for the challenge! **NEW** [u][b][url=]Mango Skies Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Heart Happy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Botanical: Cerrel Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fringe Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Musical Epoxies No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Silver Glitter Splatters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 26[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:18:48 +0000 AAM - You're the best thing (Paul Weller/Style Council) <a href=";title=aam-you-27re-the-best-thing-paul-weller-2fstyle-council&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Paul_Weller_-_AAM_Challenge_72.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Paul_Weller_-_AAM_Challenge_72.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Pam's got a new AAM Challenge over on the [b][u][url=] blog [/url][/b][/u]! Pam's challenge inspired me to finally get Paul Weller of The Style Council and my love for his song 'You're the Best Thing' into my AAM book. Oh, OK, and my love for him too, if I'm honest! This is my first real 'artsy' page I've done from scratch and I really like the way it turned out :) Thanks for the challenge Pam! All Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Tropics Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Roughed Up Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Patterned Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Photo Masks No. 01A[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Woodgrain Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] - listen to the music ticket [u][b][url=]Stamped Stitches No. 13 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Stitched Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Grunge Source [u][b][url=]Springerly Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double-D [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 063[/url][/b][/u] - music epoxy Photo from the internet - *swoon*! Thanks for looking!<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:11:01 +0000 AAM - The Sunscreen Song <a href=";title=aam-the-sunscreen-song&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Sunscreen_song_-_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Sunscreen_song_-_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: carollee<br /><br />Description}: Perhaps not an anthem as such, but this song had a profound effect on me, probably why I live so positively. I remember when Baz Luhrmann first released Everybodyís Free (to Wear Sunscreen) Ö which was known widely as ďThe Sunscreen SongĒ I played it over and over and over again. It resonated so much with me, such wise words. If youíre not familiar with it, You Tube or iTune it, and listen. It was originally an article written by journalist Mary Schmich. Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Sunshine Ahead Kit[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbled Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sunshine Melts Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Sunglasses from the internet Fonts: Franklin Gothic Demi Condensed and CAC One Seventy<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:28:11 +0000 IF: Pray ~ Stepping out of my comfort zone <a href=";title=if-3a-pray-7e-stepping-out-of-my-comfort-zone&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="if_pray.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="if_pray.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: bessysue581<br /><br />Description}: I have been wanting to make a page for this challenge ever since I saw it, as I feel the last 4 years of my life have been a pretty non-stop journey of venturing out of my comfort zone! Earlier this week I was part of leading a prayer gathering where thousands of women gathered all across the world to pray and ask God to be mightily used to make a difference in our unique places. I am a GIANT introvert and am not a fan of talking in front of people, much less PRAYING in front of them, but nevertheless, felt called to be a part of leading this in our community. 28 women gathered from 10 different churches in our area and it was an awesome night. Definitely out of my comfort zone, but definitely worth it! The words on the chalkboard background is my prayer that I led that evening. TFL! Supplies: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack No. 02: Bone[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corby Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:34:17 +0000 Out of My Comfort Zone <a href=";title=out-of-my-comfort-zone&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="TexturedCanvasNeutrals.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="TexturedCanvasNeutrals.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: MaggieMae<br /><br />Description}: My first AAM challenge (I think so anyway!). Journaling reads: It didnít used to be hard to race down rocky cliffs to the ocean, but itís been a long time since Iíve been able to do adventurous things without fear and pain. Arthritis has taken its toll along with a broken bone and rickety knees and hips. My comfort zone now is to stand alone and watch others scramble over hills and rocks. But this one time, thinking that no one was around to watch my slow progress, I began the climb down. I made it. My little dogs made it. Maybe I can do it again. Thanks to my husband for capturing this small victory. Credits: [u][b][url=]Attic Treasures Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [u][b][url=]Flourishing Edges Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sea Salt No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Canvas: Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] TFL!<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:43:49 +0000 Really? <a href=";title=really-3f&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="image105.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image105.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KimR+<br /><br />Description}: There's a new AMM challenge up on the blog! Hope you get the chance to play along! Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches No. 07 Super Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Polka Dot Ribbons No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, Creme and Red Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bursting Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chandra Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clock Parts No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Foliage Tags Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Redwork Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Redwork Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Red, Black and Creme Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Silver Glitter Splatters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Moroccan Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Christmas Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:37:18 +0000 Comfort Zone <a href=";title=comfort-zone&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="ComfortZone1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ComfortZone1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There is a new [url=][b]All About Me Challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. Hope you'll play along. :O) A friend works at a middle school an hour away and asked if Iíd help out with a project she was doing. The kids were going to build a box city on the property of the school and stay there until midnight. This was an exercise that dealt with homelessness. Karen wanted me to give a presentation on the subject. Well, working with these people for so many years, I knew enough and could research any specifics that I needed for our area and figured I could do it . . . but, oh I really wanted to say, ďI would love to, but . . . Ē So, although I could have turned her down, she was my friend, so I said, ďyesĒ and figured I'd deal with the nerves later. I had never spoken to a large group of people before and there was a reason for that . . . it was a large group of people! This was going to be worse . . . it was a large group of middle-schoolers! Ack. I wrote note card after note card and practiced until I had it practically memorized. Then I practiced out loud to the traffic as I drove the hour to the school. I was soooooo out of my comfort zone. When I got there, I got to know the kids by taking pictures of their progress with the city. They were loving it and loving that I was taking pictures . . . (middleschoolers, remember?) I had no idea, but this was exactly what needed to be done in order to have the whole speech thing work out. From the very beginning, the kids were very attentive, and I think it was because they felt they knew me. At the end they asked questions and then some of them actually came up and told me stories that related to my presentation. I was still shaking a bit, but by the time I was back in my car I felt nothing but pride. I did it. I never would have thought that I could. Something I had been afraid of all my life and I concoured it . . . with a little help from my friend. (Not saying I want to do it again any time soon . . . Ha!) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Brielle Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Botanicals Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 46[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Steam Friends Kit[/url][/b][/u] Font: CK Becky<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:22:15 +0000 All About Me Book Cover <a href=";title=all-about-me-book-cover&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="all_about_me_front_cover.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="all_about_me_front_cover.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Dawneephay<br /><br />Description}: I am finally getting ready to order an &quot;AAM&quot; book. This is the front of the book! tfl. credits: chalkboard alpha by Katie<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:45:39 +0000 AAM_Didn't Know <a href=";title=aam-didn-27t-know&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_windfarm.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_windfarm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for the [url=][b]challenge[/url][/b], Pam. I'm late to the game, but I found myself messing with the journaling on this one forever! There really is no way for me to describe it. I had no idea that I could love a man-made structure so much. That's not me. There's nothing sentimental about it, nothing that fits with my usual love of color or texture . . . I just LOVE these things. I want to take pictures of them any time I see them. One day I'm going to find a way to stand right up next to one and have my picture taken with it. Call me crazy . . . ;) Journaling: I find that Iím most impressed with things that are on a scale that is not the norm. The first time I visited the Lincoln memorial I was so impressed, but it was not for reasons that I expected. I was impressed with the sheer size of the thing. I couldnít quit looking at it. On our first trip out west we stopped at the Badlands of SD. Once again, very impressive. Mount Rushmore was nice, but standing right in the heart of the Badlands, there is a different feeling. Like we are quite small in a big world. From then on it was my answer to the question, ďWhatís your favorite place to visit?Ē When I travel on the road these days, one of my most favorite sights is the large wind farms. I knew these farms existed, but had no idea the effect they would have on me when I actually saw one. They seem to go on for miles and the large farm itself looks so small tucked into the middle of these huge turbines.They are massive and I have to make myself keep my eyes on the road if I pass a truck hauling one of the huge blades. There is no way for me to describe my ďexcitementĒ when seeing one of these. It seems silly even to me, but I canít help it if I find these massive pinwheels exhilerating. Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Sky Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunging Canvas Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Almost There Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:09:40 +0000 AAM Challenge - August 18 <a href=";title=aam-challenge-august-18&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20140820_00_Me.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20140820_00_Me.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: I didn't have to stop and think about this one. Rainbow Loom is my guilty pleasure. LOL! :) It all looks like my daughter's, but I have my own sets too. Journaling reads: I am addicted to Rainbow Loom. My daughter first tried it in summer camp last year. One of the girls brought one in and showed it off. So we got one for Victoria and some rubber bands and tried it out. I spent so much time on YouTube finding videos of how to do various bracelets. We had a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. Iíd pick out a color combination to go with my clothes and make a couple different styles of bracelets in those colors so I could wear them all together. We bought extra looms so we could make bracelets large enough for my wrist. I got a whole separate set of boxes for looms and rubber bands for me. I bought pony beads and sorted them by color into another storage box. We each have our own Rainbow Looms sets and weíre loving it. Template: StudioDD_LayerWorksNo447 Additional Supplies: [b]CZ Design[/b] CZ_SansScripts02 (Iamblessed, wearelovingthis) [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_BuzzTales KPertiet_Jaspia KPertiet_JaspiaAddon KPertiet_Jaspia_Alpha KPertiet_SimplyMoroccanNo1 TFL!<br /><br />4 comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:19:57 +0000 And Now You Know <a href=";title=and-now-you-know&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="andnowyouknow1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="andnowyouknow1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Hope you'll join in the latest AAM challenge; Pam has a great prompt for us this time! All the details are [url=][b]on the blog[/url][/b]. [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=]Dalese Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Edge Overlays No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dalese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catching Rainbows Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arlesey Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dalese Solids and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frosted Fun Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pocket Cards: Splits 4x6 Layered Templates No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=]Camden Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Bohemian Typewriter<br /><br />14 comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:46:46 +0000 AAM Challenge - I'm Scared of <a href=";title=aam-challenge-i-27m-scared-of&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM-_Tell_me_Something.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM-_Tell_me_Something.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: blkcow<br /><br />Description}: AAM - Tell us Something - that nobody knows about you!! Hope you'll join us in this challenge.....I'd love to read something about you! Journaling reads: Not many people know this about me, but I am scared to death of taxi cab rides. Not so much the everyday cab ride in the US, but in a foreign country, I turn into a heaping bundle of nerves. I just canít see the good sense of getting into a vehicle with a stranger, neither of us speaks the others language and I canít figure out the money conversion. And then they LOCK the door. I travel with my sister and she knows this about me, so she is the take charge person, while I just pace and worry. She has gotten us through cab rides in Mexico, Greece and Egypt and we havenít been killed, not even once. But the most memorable ride was in Acapulco from our hotel to the cruise ship. We arranged for a cab with the hotel concierge and he comes to pick us up. He has very few teeth, which makes the Dental Assistant in me wonder whatís going on.... but he has a rosary hanging from the rear view mirror. I elbow my sister and say, ďThis is a good sign, surely a cabbie that has a rosary wonít kill us.Ē She just rolls her eyes. So we are weaving in and out of traffic and I whisper to her.....I am going to take a photo of the rosary......she says, ďDonít do it, it might make him madĒ I do it anyway, thatís the rebel in me. It all turned out ok and we made it to the cruise ship alive and met up with the rest of our siblings for a wonderful cruise through the Panama Canal. But, it was touch and go for awhile! Katie Pertiet: ** Bold Sentiments No 10 ** Coming Soon [u][b][url=]School Days Blendables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Memorable Experience Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brushed Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunging Canvas Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] International &quot;No&quot; Icon from PSE11 Thanks for looking!<br /><br />18 comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:28:32 +0000 AAM - I love Lego <a href=";title=aam-i-love-lego&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="I_love_Lego1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="I_love_Lego1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: kikimama<br /><br />Description}: So yeah, I do love Lego. Like totally. Always have, always will. Though now it's the kids that play with it. Every so often we bring all our childhood Lego down from the attic, and I have some fun hours with Amy and Tom building the sets I had, I have most of the instructions, and the internet has any others we need. In our kitchen we also have Lego portraits of Peter and me on the wall. These were our wedding present from our best man and I love them. Close up they look like a mosaic of monochromatic bricks, but as you step backwards suddenly you can make out our faces. Supplies used: K Pertiet [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Astro: Little Enamel Charms[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Banner Labels No. 02[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Brilliant Love Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Color My Love Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Little Enamel Arrows No. 01: Rainbow[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Littlest Farmer Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pack No. 05[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Piece of Cake Epoxy Stickers[/url][/b][/u]; tfl!<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:27:25 +0000 My Happy Place <a href=";title=my-happy-place&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM-My-Happy-Place.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM-My-Happy-Place.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oswegograd<br /><br />Description}: This challenge came at precisely the right time, as we arrived at the beach yesterday. Lynn Grieveson...Little Goose paper, Rocket to Mars paper Katie Pertiet...Beachy Words, Edge Overlays 3, Swimmies Splash Clusters Maplebrook Studios...Clear Through Arrows<br /><br />14 comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:03:41 +0000 My Happy Place <a href=";title=my-happy-place&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="myhappyplace3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="myhappyplace3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: bbe<br /><br />Description}: I love this challenge. It's all about our happy place, and it includes a freebie to get you started! Check it out: Home is my happy place and I can explain it like this: Today as I was walking past the patio door I saw a big bird at the feeder. It was pushing seeds out onto the ground. Below the feeder was a squirrel, gratefully picking up sunflower seeds and shoveling them into his mouth. As long as I pay attention to my surroundings, I will never run out of things to be grateful for, or a reason to be happy. Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 127[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Framed Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:06:01 +0000 an ideal abstract <a href=";title=an-ideal-abstract&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="ideal.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ideal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: pam p<br /><br />Description}: KPertiet touch up paint#2 edges b&amp;s artsy MrMacGregor paper splatters #2 Worth Repeating #25 soften it up #1 Scribbling brushes #5 flower spatterings ledger grids #4 bird watcher silhouettes bookshelf clusters #1 lil bits staple thin classic frames #1 font thin pencil handwriting tftc &amp; tfl!!<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:05:05 +0000 Happy Place <a href=";title=happy-place&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_HappyPlace.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_HappyPlace.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There is a new [url=][b]AAM challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. I'd love to hear about your Happy Place. :O) Itís what we do at the end of the week. Barb and I go to Fibber McGeeís. I get a chai latte and she tries a different flavored coffee each time. We love the girls who own the place, we love the work that Cyndee does with refinishing furniture, we love the mix of inventory that they sell, but most of all we love the feel of the place. Itís so inviting and so relaxing and so happy. We usually start by getting our drinks and then walking around a bit looking to see whatís knew and what Cyndeeís worked on during the past week. After that we sit for awhile chatting, discussing and even venting about our week and catch up with the goings on in each otherís lives. Then we walk around a bit more and throw out ideas about this or that (as far as decorating) and then sit some more or chat with Cyndee and Julie. We love this place and we need this place. Itís our place to unwind, our place to recharge, our place to reconnect. Itís our Happy Place. [u][b][url=]Brielle Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Calne Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catching Rainbows Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ARTpack Bloom Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corby Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Finley Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 39[/url][/b][/u] (bits and pieces)<br /><br />25 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:28:35 +0000 Happyland <a href=";title=happyland&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Happyland-copy1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Happyland-copy1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jlholden15<br /><br />Description}: Happiest place on earth! Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]To the Sea Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Counting Days Layered Templates Part No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked December Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metal Clip Assortment[/url][/b][/u] Wood Veneer Words Americana-freebie Studio DD [u][b][url=]Readymade Banners: Rainbow No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Everyday For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monthly For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Glorious Travel Moments Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Inspiration Remixed No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:59:04 +0000 For the Love of PJs <a href=";title=for-the-love-of-pjs&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="PJs1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PJs1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: This is for the AAM challenge. It's my answer to &quot;What do you have too much of?&quot; Thanks for the challenge, Janet. I have a passion for PJs. I donít know what it is. Itís not like anyone else sees them really. I donít wear them around the house. I put them on in my room and go to bed; then I am usually dressed in the morning before I leave the bedroom. IĎm going to say itís a texture thing. I am attracted to texture in art, in fabrics, even with food (apple sauce is a definate no.) Pajamas have such a great feel to them. Unlike jeans and t-shirts that all feel alike, pjs come in ďseasons.Ē Jersey, silky, cotton, flannel; I love them all. Brights, pastels, florals, stripes and polk-a-dots, even stripes with polk-a-dots. PJs dontí have to be boring. I choose them because they are fun or sexy or a little out there. I guess I see them as an extention of my personality. I like change and I like to mix things up a bit. The only thing they all have in common is that they were on sale. Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Sealife Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Doily Edgers No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Silver Border Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Soft Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double-D: [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders Neutral[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Border: Vintage No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Hansel Kit[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: jellyka_Love and Passion, CK Becky<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:15:55 +0000 One Too Many <a href=";title=one-too-many&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="One-too-many.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="One-too-many.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: rache77<br /><br />Description}: Aside from clothes and DD supplies I seem to be in endless need for notepads and pens! Thanks for looking! Credits: Hey Missy Collection Cresswell Element Pack Rose Bay Collection Play Outside Clusters No. 2 Studio DD LW No. 296 and 292<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:56:19 +0000