Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pennsylvania here we come!

Ok, so I have been slack with this ole blog of mine lately, but I have been getting ready to go to Pennsylvania .  I will be teaching at the Camp Hill SDV this Thursday-Sunday.  My 3 boys are coming with me and we are making this into a fun trip.  We have MANY activities planned for the kids from Hershey to Amish Country.  We really haven't decided when we will be coming back but as far as I can tell we will be gone for at least 10 days. So until then have a safe and fun couple of weeks and I will check in when we get back.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Daisy D's

Here are a couple of cards that I made using the new Village Market collection from Daisy D's.

a Moment in Time card
days gone by card

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

I hope all had a great weekend.  I was away teaching at the Burlington SDV this weekend.  It was so great to see so many friends again.  A big thank you to all the wonderful ladies that came to my classes.  

I thought I would leave you all with a layout I did for CHA for Daisy D's using their Chloe Marie Collection.  

I love this collection!

Monday, July 7, 2008

July 4th photos

I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from the 4th! 

I had such a fantastic birthday, we spent the day in Boston then at night we went to my sister-in-laws house to watch the fire works on her roof deck. 

Matthew looks so much older than 8 in this picture.

 John and the boys.

LOVE this picture of Nicholas!

Here is Nathan celebrating his first 4th of July!

Some of the cool fireworks over Boston!
The last one looks like the city is on fire.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I got the nicest surprise today....

Tomorrow is my birthday (yes I am a firecracker) and I got a very special delivery today and it was sent to me by 2 of the nicest people all the way from Australia.  Thank you Michelle and Teena for thinking of me on my 29th birthday ;)

I was smiling all day!


Tres Chic Kits

Well, we are just about ready to for the Burlington SDV.  We have been cutting and kitting for the past month and so far we have over 30 new kits to sell.  Here is a sneak peek at one of our new albums.

Isn't she cute?

Friday, June 27, 2008

An oldie but I still love it!

So the girls on the Daisy D's design team decided to share some of their old Daisy D's layouts and projects with each other.  I had to do some digging but I found this mini book, it was the first Daisy D's class I have ever taught and I was lucky enough to have had it published in the "Babies" Idea book by Scrapbook Trends.

I think it's so much fun to look back on how your style has changed over time.  

This album was made using the Classic Kids collection from Daisy D's.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Teacher Gifts

I just wanted to share a project I did with Matthew's class for his teacher Miss Sullivan.

I went to school and had each of the kids in his class put their thumbprint on a flower pot.   When I got home I drew an animal or flower from the thumbprint and put the child's name next to their print.  Around the top of the pot it says "Thanks for helping us grow".

The final project was a big hit with the kids and Miss Sullivan.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekend Away!

We had so much fun this past weekend in New Hampshire, I thought I would post some of the photos.

We took the  boys fishing on Saturday and as soon as you put your line in the water within 20 seconds you would catch a fish.  So it wasn't challenging but it sure did keep them entertained.  The boys caught baby bass and sun fish as well as a frog.

This is one of the fish that Matthew caught.

Dad showing Nicholas how to put bait on a hook.

This is a photo of the lake we went fishing (not too sure of the name).

This is my favorite photo from the weekend.  It was taken on Father's Day!

Nicholas's catch of the day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Daisy D's Blog

Every week a design team member posts a story, project or helpful hints on the Daisy D's Blog.  This week it was mine turn and here is a sneak peek of my project.  So if you have a chance go and check it out and let me know what you think.  

Here is the link.

Friday, June 6, 2008

He's Here! He's Here!

Nathan Thomas made it safely into this world at 1:18am.  He was 7 lbs. 14oz and 19 inches long.

Both mum and dad are over the moon.

I just LOVE his hair! ! ! !

The proud new dad showing his mum, Nathan. 

I'm not sure if Nicholas knew what to do with Nathan at first.

This is a photo of Matthew with Nathan, both boys fell head over heels for this little guy.  They think he is AWESOME.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Waiting Patiently

Well, my poor sister-in-law has been in labor since 1am this morning.  Now almost 24 hours later she is in the hospital waiting for the little one to enter the world. 

It makes me think back to the days that both my boys were born.  I was very lucky to have had very quick labors with both boys.  Matthew (my first) was a total of 3 hours and Nicholas was a total of 5 hours.  They both came too fast for any drugs which was ok with me because I am deathly afraid of needles and ivs.

Anyhoo, have a great night and hopefully I will be a proud auntie in a couple of hours.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Good Morning!

Just a quick post, we are on our way out the door to chaperone Matthew's field trip today.  His class is going on the "Duck Tours".  It should be pretty cool.

Here is a layout I did using the Chasing Butterflies collection from Daisy D's.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Catch Up!

Oh, my poor little blog has been so neglected lately.  We have had such a busy month I don't know where to begin......
2 baby showers
1 baby born
1 communion
3 graduations

This is just a FEW of the things we had going on, not to mention getting my classes ready for the Burlington, Camp Hill and Disney SDV's.  I am well on the way to having my classes finished I have just 1 more to design for Burlington and 2 more for Disney (which really isn't that bad).

Anyhoo, this is a layout I created for Daisy D's using their Chasing Butterflies and Beacon Hill Collections.


I almost forgot has anyone gone over to the Daisy D's blog the Design Team is posting new projects and ideas every Wednesday.   Lots of ideas and inspiration.

Tata for now, I'm going over to my friend's Christine's house to help her paint and wallpaper her new craft room.  So cool.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mission Completed

What a great feeling to have my to do list for the week finished early!

I can't believe what a glorious week it has been.  Tomorrow it is suppose to reach 76 degrees here in Boston and I can't wait, we will be once again working in the garden.  Hopefully the fence will be finished by the end of the weekend and I can post photos then.

Until then here is a purse I altered using the Beacon Hill Collection from Daisy D's.  Oh, I don't know if I mentioned it but Daisy D's has a blog and every Wednesday a design team member updates it.  So if you have a chance go check it out 

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Happy Wednesday!

Wow, I don't know where the time has gone this week.  

We have been busy gardening all week, getting the garden ready to start planting our vegetables.  Funny story, John and I started to build a picket fence today and while I was painting the posts I wore gloves that went about 2 inches past my wrist.  Well when I got out of the shower I noticed that my arms were sunburnt from where my gloves ended and where my t-shirt started.  It looks so weird. lol

Have a great night!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Friday!

I am pretty sad, but due to American Airlines grounding over 3000 flight I won't be coming be coming to Tennessee SDV this weekend. I was on hold with American for 4 hours just to be cut off, then Icalled back and waited another 2 hours. Funny thing is I went for a route canal and had it finished while I was on hold.

If you were signed up for any of my classes and are still interested in a kit just email me and I will send a kit out to you along with complete instructions, colored photos. All the kits are pre-cut so all you have to do is put them together.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I will leave you all with a layout I did using Daisy D's Maybe Baby Collection. I had so much fun making the pieced heart, if you look closely I used seed beads in the centers of the flowers and liquid glass on the dots.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy April Fool's Day!

So, ever year I play tricks on Matthew.  I think this year was the best.  Last night I took a pair of John's jeans and stuffed them with newspaper, then I took a pair of his socks and stuffed them as well.  I then laid out the pants on the couch as if he were sleeping, added a blanket and a newspaper.

This morning when the boys woke up I told them that dad came home from work sick last night and was asleep on the couch.  So if they could GENTLY wake him up and then he can crawl into bed.  Well Nicholas went running into the living room and stomped on his dad's foot to wake him up.  He was so funny he said "what happened to dads foot"?  I was laughing so hard it was PRICELESS.

Then I went off and packed Matthew's lunch.  A sandwich, cheez its, a banana and a special cupcake make with lots of love (it was meatloaf on the bottom topped off with mashed potatoes and beets with colored sprinkles on top).  It really looked like a cupcake.  I also packed a word search he could do with his friends at lunch (the only words that they found was April Fool's).

So here is the picture of the John sleeping on the couch ;0.  Have a fantastic night.

Monday, March 31, 2008


Just a quickie post.  I just about finished cutting my kits for next weekend.  Yippee!

Here is a layout I did using the Wonder Years Collection from Daisy D's.  The more I play with this collection the more I love it.

Have a great night!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


I love days like today, it is sunny and bright and the house smells of a roast chicken dinner and I am just about done with ALL my laundry.  I feel like this is always an uphill battle.  With four people in the house we end up having to wash at least 63 outfits a week, sheets for 3 beds and towels galore.  I get tired just thinking about it.

Anyway, here is a photo of one of my upcoming classes that I will be teaching in Tennessee. 
Moments Mini Book

I hope you all have a fantastic rest of the day!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I am in the middle of changing the look of my blog.  I get bored pretty easily therefore my house is always under some kind of construction, especially during springtime.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to my little man!

I can't believe my little guy turns 4 today, it just doesn't seem possible.  I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I love you bunches.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Easter!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Getting Ready!

Aren't these cute?

I found these at Designer Digitals and I love them.  I made a bunch for Matthew to take to school tomorrow.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Not much going on here today.  I just wanted to post a few photos of yesterdays St. Patrick's Day parade.  There were about 850,000 people at the parade yesterday.  The South Boston parade is the second largest in the country and I am lucky enough to have gone since I can remember.  Being that my husband's family is Irish and from South Boston we always have a blast.

One of the traditions besides Corned Beef & Cabbage we have is that the kids have a silly string fight.  The front yard and the kids were covered from head to toe with silly string.

This was the kids favorite part when the soldiers fired their guns.
Nicholas held his nose the entire parade route because he didn't like the smell of the horses.  One of the horses pooped right in front of him at the beginning of the parade.  It was so funny.

Matthew and Makayla enjoying the parade.

Nicholas and John in their goofy hats.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Today our local bookstore had a big surprise for all the kids.  They invited Diego to come down and read a couple of stories and then he signed a poster for each of the children.  Nicholas was super excited about seeing Diego but once we got there his shyness got the best of him.  

So below is  a photo of Diego signing a poster for Nicholas, the closest he would get to Diego was about 3 feet.

Have a great weekend.   I'm off to make homemade fresh Kielbasa this weekend as well as enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.   

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring Cleaning!

Well, it's that time of year again and I must say that I love a good cleaning.  When I really get into it I love to blast the music, open all the windows and clean until my hearts content. 

Today I started organizing all my kits that are ready to sell.  I'm not sure if I am going to load them onto the blog, but if your looking for a certain kit of mine please email me.  I need to find a better way to display them because I just have way too many kits.

Here is a card I designed for Daisy D's using the Wonder Years Collection.