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Just Be Happy

Just Be Happy

Another Chatterbox layout that was supposed to be in the Coming Home 2 book.


Girl Talk

Girl Talk

This layout uses Karen Foster and Chatterbox papers. I did this one a while back, too. I hand-cut the telephone using a clip art image I found online, then hand cut the title.


Chatterbox Christmas Ornament

Chatterbox Christmas Ornament

A simple ornament using crinkled strips of Chatterbox papers inside. I embellished the outside with Chatterbox rub-ons and ribbons.


Even Artists Need Their Sleep

Even Artists Need Their Sleep

An older Chatterbox layout for Michael's. :)


H20

H20

Another one that I had created right before the hurricane but it was destroyed. I want to recreate it. :)


The 3 of You

The 3 of You

Another layout for a new Chatterbox project!


You are So Very

You are So Very

This is one that was supposed to be in the new Coming Home 2 book, but it got ruined in the hurricane. :(


So Silly

So Silly

Another for the Chatterbox booth! This one is using the new Bunkhouse papers and new cardstock tags!


Cherish

Cherish

Another one for the Chatterbox booth at CHA. The flower is actually handcut out of the picture and the white cardstock, then I placed patterned paper behind it. New rub-ons by Chatterbox, of course! The round journaling is also printed on patterned paper that has been placed behind a circle cut out of the white cardstock.


Our Baby

Our Baby

Another one I made for the Chatterbox booth at CHA. This one uses the new cottage release papers. :) The flowers are from the embellishment packs.


Smile Precious Love

Smile Precious Love

This is yet another Chatterbox XHA layout! This is using the new Greenhouse room papers and embellishments.


Make it Count

Make it Count

Did this one for the Chatterbox booth at CHA. :)


My Boat

My Boat

Featured in Scrapbook Trends magazine. :)


No Carbs Frenzy

No Carbs Frenzy

This is similar in design to my "Second Grade" layout of Alex. I just expanded the design to fit a 12 x 12" page. I did this layout for an assignment for the February 2007 issue of BHG.


2nd Grade

2nd Grade

Just a quick one that I put together. :) The letters "ALEX" and lines are rub ons. The bubble embellishment on the lower left patterned paper is by Pebbles, Inc. Papers, ribbon, and photo corner by Chatterbox, of course!


Brother and Sister

Brother and Sister

This is one of the few two-pagers I have done (LOL!)! This one was done for product packaging for Chatterbox products that are sold at Michael's stores.


Read

Read

Another one for Scrappers Bliss. Loved the picture of my daughter in the yard reading!


Soon

Soon

Did this one for a March assignment for Scrappers Bliss. The journaling is hard to read, but here it is:

"I wish I could have told you that better days were just around the corner. You were having such a difficult time with being accepted by your friends and were feeling so unsure of yourself. It broke my heart to see you so frustrated with the way things were going in your life, and I wanted so badly to be able to convince you that it would get better as time went on. The teasing from people who claimed to be your friends, the cattiness that 6th grade girls can sometimes display, and the changes that your body was going through made everything so difficult for you. When I look at this picture of you, I wish I could have told you that although we would experience the toughest months of our lives, in the end, you would be in a better place with loving friends, a wonderful community, and a strong family that could get through anything. I wish I could have made you see that it would all be worth the wait; that things would get tough but then they would get better. You are so much happier now, and have continued to blossom into an even more beautiful young lady. I hope you can look back and smile, knowing that the best is still yet to come."


You are Amazing

You are Amazing

Did this one for a March assignment for Scrappers Bliss.


Matt and Lindsey Always

Matt and Lindsey Always

This is a Bazzill 5" x 5" coaster that I altered for my son Matthew's best friend that he had to leave behind in Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina. He wanted me to make something special to send to her - I had made a layout for her of the two of them that she had framed in her room, but she lost it, so this is a little replacement for her. :)


I Love this Kid

I Love this Kid

Did this one about my soon-to-be 15 year old, Matthew. Used Chatterbox papers and rub-ons, Heidi Swapp rub-ons, and new American Crafts rub-on letters. Heart and ribbon are by Pressed Petals; punch came in a Barbie that my daughter got a few years back. I snatched it from her. LOL! Photo corner by Chatterbox. The lines are machine-stitched.


A Play Day at the Park

A Play Day at the Park

This one is my first time using Basic Grey papers! Love them - they are so vibrant and bright! This layout makes me happy to look at. :) I created the flowers out of Basic Grey round tags.


Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Did this one for the December issue of BHG. The gingerbread "man" is cut from a dingbat that I found online. I coated it with artist's gesso that I colored with acrylic paint, then sprinkled on glass beads to recreate the "icing" effect.


Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Did this one for a UK scrapbooking magazine for Chatterbox. All papers and embellishments are Chatterbox.


When One Door Closes...

When One Door Closes...

Did this layout about the door of our old house after Katrina hit and the door of our new home in Texas. It is kind of a play on words, and yes - I realize the wrong door is shut and open but I had to use the photo I had after Katrina, and the door to the old house is the one that was "open". LOL Anyhow, you can see the debris and stuff on the floor of our old house.


Guy Behind the Smile

Guy Behind the Smile

Did this one for a Scrapbooking.com newsletter. All supplies are Chatterbox.


Playmates Forever

Playmates Forever

This layout was featured in the BHG baby idea book that came out a few months ago. :)


Bikin'

Bikin'

This was done for a May design team assignment for Scrappers Bliss.


She

She

Did this one for a May design team assignment for Scrappers Bliss.


Journey

Journey

This is from the August/September BHG (Scrapbooks, Etc.) magazine. Candi Gershon asked me to do a page about how Katrina has affected our lives, so this is what I came up with. :) Oh yeah - I have lost major weight since that photo. I was such a cow!


I Adore Your Eyes

I Adore Your Eyes

Did this one for Scrappers Bliss using CherryArte papers. :)


Love My Shoes

Love My Shoes

A funny picture of Domonique with her favorite shoes - her pink Chuck Taylors!


1976 - Where Has the Time Gone?

1976 - Where Has the Time Gone?

Did this one for a February assignment for BHG. I used Imaginisce papers and embellishments. Love this old picture of me and my mom. It is a special one!


A Photo Shoot Gone Awry

A Photo Shoot Gone Awry

This layout was created for an assignment at Scrappers Bliss using Junkitz line called "Laguna Guy".


Eggspert Artists

Eggspert Artists

Did this layout for the March 2007 BHG issue.


You Color My Life

You Color My Life

Did this card as a mock of a crayola marker box for BHG magazine.


Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

A Chatterbox layout I created for the "Designing with Color" blog challenge.


Girl

Girl

Did this layout for an assignment for BHG.


Just Yesterday

Just Yesterday

Did this one a while back. Lost the original in the hurricane but still have the scan, and one day I willget around to recreating it! It is one of my favorites layouts - about my son starting 9th grade.


Total Chaos

Total Chaos

Did this layout for an assignment for BHG.


Mad Scientist

Mad Scientist

This layout was displayed at BHG's Scrap-A-Faire in March 2007.


Chatterbox Picture Frame/Shadow Box

Chatterbox Picture Frame/Shadow Box

Did this one a while back for an idea book for Michael's that Chatterbox was going to put out. I bought the little frame at Big Lots then added everything inside.


Ride

Ride

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


Sweet as Candy

Sweet as Candy

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


Tough Job

Tough Job

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


I Love You

I Love You

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


8

8

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


Water Fun

Water Fun

Did this layout for Poppy Ink.


So You

So You

Did this layout for the June PageMaps.com newsletter. Products are by Junkitz.


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