Monday, December 26, 2011

An old Christmas picture of Bill and me from 1997 after my company Christmas party at Weatherford Compression. This photo was taken at the T-Heads in Corpus Christi, TX. Page kit used is Royal Christmas by Erica Belton. Also used Almost Christmas Titles word art by Lauren Bavin, which is not yet in the Digital Scrapbook Place store, but will be in the near future, and Carol Ann Gary's Frosty Masks.

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

My sweet boys, Reno and Brady are hoping for some Christmas treats from Santa. This quick page can be found here: A Very Merry Quick Pages 2 By Natali.

My Christmas Reno

My Christmas boy, Reno, waiting with much anticipation the arrival of Santa. This Quick Page is from A Very Merry Quick Pages 2 By Natali.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My granddaughter, Sydney, is in the upper room of this spooky house looking ghoulish with that scary white face. Yikes, she is scaring me. This old broken down house is about ten minutes from where I live. It is on the outskirts of Portland, TX. My daughter, Jodi, was fascinated with the house, and she thought it would make for some great photography. She did a wonderful job taking this photo.

I used elements from The Scraps of the Season: Falling for You CD (Let the Boo Get to You page kit) and also used Spooky Alpha by Meryl Bartho.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Granddaughter, Kaylee, not looking too spooky at the costume party, but I'm sure she had a Spooky Good Time. Backgrounds used are from Lauren Bavin's Freshly Picked Value Collection.

The "Time to Spook" Quick Click was a Digital Scrapbook Place freebie, and should be in the store soon.
Bill, having a good time at our friend's Fox Creek Ranch in Weesache, TX. This page was created with Warm Earth Memories Value Collection.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ketchikan was such an interesting place. The main photo is was taken at the famous Creek Street. and we saw seals frolicking in the water in this area, which was so amusing. Dolly's Place used to be a brothel from 1919 - 1950's, and is now open for tours. Dolly's famous line was, "I realized I could make a lot more money from the attentions of men than I could waiting on tables." Background is from Comfort and Joy by Tina Chambers, stapled frames are from Down by the Sea, also by Tina Chambers, Digital Dates Carved Text by Meryl Bartho, and alpha is Custom Fill Script by Lauren Bavin.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Here's Miss Sydney all dressed up for a fun evening at her 8th grade formal dance. I thought her dress was over-the-top beautiful, so I wanted to scrap her lovely memory with this fast and easy Quick Click from the Scraps of Style: Quick Clicks. Also used Meryl Bartho's Copper Glitter Alpha (recolored), and Blue diamonds background from Kim Liddiard's Obsidian Flight Value Collection.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Journaling reads: This is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. It was enroute from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Harlingen, Texas, as part of Harlingen's 100th anniversary celebration. Bill captured these great photos in Kingsville, Texas on April 14, 2010. A Quick Click made this fast and easy to put together; used Rounded Six Quick Click, and used Carol Ann Gary's Urban Station Value Collection.

Friday, September 30, 2011

We passed this beautiful lighthouse while we were whale watching in Juneau, and thought it looked lovely with the backdrop of the mountains and the trees. I used Carole Harden's Stitched Trio Quick Click for this quick and easy layout. Elements are from Erica Belton's Autumn Splendor Value Collection and Carole Harden's A Winter Walk Page kit (oak leaves and bird). Background papers are from Lauren Bavin's Dragonflys Dance Value Collection and her Dresden Blues Value Collection.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We had a great time on our balcony on the Star Princess. So saw so many exciting things there while on our week long cruise (9/13 -20/09), and talked to our "neighbors", Florine and Jimmy while looking at all the gorgeous scenery. This layout was created with At the Beach Groupies, Set 1 by Meryl Bartho, Just Cruising Value Collection, by Meryl Bartho, Stitched with Love Slightly Untidy also by Meryl Bartho, and Wordee Deluxe Word Art Set 4 by Marcee Duggar.
This was definitely a magical moment when the Star Princess met the Golden Princess in Tracy Arm Fjord (near Juneau, AK). There was a total of about 5,000 people cheering, applauding, and snapping pictures as the two ships passed. We were near the Twin Sawyer glaciers when the two ships met, which made it an even more spectacular moment. This page was created with the Just Cruising Value Collection by Meryl Bartho and the At the Beach groupies Set 1, also by Meryl Bartho.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

While on our Alaska Cruise, we stopped at the Port of Ketchikan. We visited the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and had hoped to see a black bear, since the guides had been spotting them on most of the tours. Unfortunately, we did not see a bear, but saw huge opening in some of the trees, where the bears hibernated. We also saw reindeer, salmon swimming upstream, and saw some seals playing in the water. Value collection used is Just Cruising by Meryl Bartho, and also used At the Beach Set 1 groupies by Meryl Bartho.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Granddaughter, Sydney, with the new hat her mom bought. She didn't like the hat at all, but obliged her mom when Mom asked for a couple of photos. Page kit used is Free to Be by Heidi Kuester. Also used Circle It In Quick Click, which was free in the Sept.2011 Digital Scrapbook Place newsletter.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bill's beautiful Aunt Marie (his Mom's sister). Used the lovely Passionata page kit by Erica Belton to create this layout. Also used Border Cut Outs by Erica Belton to create heart border.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I so love this photo of my Aunt Elva and my Uncle Ed taken in 1943. They are such a beautiful couple. Her parents (my grandparents) are below. I used Family Links page kit to create this page. An overlay from Wildflower Overlays was also used.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Here are some photos that my hubby, Bill, took between 2009 - 2010 that I think are the epitome of Texas. Used The State of Texas Template Quick Click by Elizabeth Weaver, Texas Page Kit by DSP designers, and Elements of Texas (star) by Kim Liddiard.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Beautiful mom and Sister

This photo is of my lovely mom, my sister, Patty, and me from 1953. Page kit and QP is Pam Lefor's "Bella Lecia", but I believe it is no longer in Pam's store. You can find many other beautiful digital designs in her store at .

Sunday, August 7, 2011

More cool and refreshing fun at the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX. Granddaughters, Faith and Grace sure don't mess around when it comes to adventure! The River Rat plopper can be found at

Faith and Grace sure know how to have a cool, refreshing day at the Comal River. Layout was created with Creamy Confections page kit, Crowded Sentiments Word Art by Tina Chambers, and bubbles from Neptune's Garden Value Collection by Lauren Bavin

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Here's Grace again, being a little monkey. Page kit used is "That's My Girl", which I purchased at Digital Scrapbook Place. Unfortunately, the kit is no longer in the store.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Always scrapping grandchildren, and today was no exception. Here's another page of granddaughter, Sydney, and her very good friend, Emory. Page kit used is So Savvy by Tina Chambers and Arty Love Masks by Robyn Gough, which can be found at

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I love this adorable photo of my granddaughter, Grace, at Easter (2010). She looks so mesmerized by her cute little Easter duck. Kits and elements used to create this page are: Poppy Meadow Overlay kit, Gentle Comfort Value Collection, Cupid's Arrow, Silveree Deluxe Word Art, To Those I Love Word Art, Edge Decor Stamps, and Autumn Fire (foiled overlay).

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Breathtaking Beauty

Another photo of granddaughter, Sydney. Couldn't resist using this lovely photo of her with Lauren Bavin's kit, Amanda's Bouquet, which can be found at

Monday, July 4, 2011

Beautiful - Sydney & Emory

Another photo of my granddaughter, Sydney, and her best friend, Emory- 9/29/09. Used Marcee Duggar's "Spring Affair-Beautiful", which can be found at

Saturday, July 2, 2011

William C. Haines

This is Bill's father when he was 18 years old. Used Genealogy Mega kit to create page. Also used Halftone Quick Bits clipping masks by Erica Belton.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reminiscing about Alaska today, and can't believe it's been almost two years ago since the cruise. Sure would love to go again. This was taken in Skagway, 9/17/109, my most favorite port that we visited.
All kits and elements can be found at Kits used are: Magie Noire- by Lauren Bavin (Silver Harlequin background, flower, quicksilverdroplets, and silver leaves), Jingle All the Way by Erica Belton ( curled ribbon and bird), December Frost by Lauren Bavin (red berries element), About a Dream by Teresa Loman (Dream word art), and Veronica overlay stack by Elisabeth Weaver.

Monday, May 30, 2011

My beautiful granddaughter, Sydney. I love the new color overlays by Pam Lefors. Used Pam's Color Overlays Set 1 and Annie's Fairy Tale Background which can be found at

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pure Delight

Jodi and Sydney traded the warm Texas sun for snow flakes and sleds last Dec. 2010 when they visited family in New Castle, PA. They sure enjoyed meeting London, my niece's daughter, while visiting with all our relatives. This lovely plopper, Spring Affair Delight by Marcee Duggar, was just perfect for this photo of the girls.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

More Teresa Grace

Another adorable photo of granddaughter, Teresa Grace.
Page kit used is Robyn Gough's Choc Watermelon (background and flower recolored), Alpha is Definitively Defined by Nicole Young, which is no longer available in the DSP store.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

My wonderful grandparents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 1969. Page kit used is My Mother's Memories by Lauren Bavin and Telling Tiles by Erica Belton.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Family is Another Name for Love

My mom and my daughter, Penny, making memories during the Christmas holidays. Dec. 2010. Used Autumn Gathering by Carol ann Gary for this layout.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Older pic from Christmas 2005, but a new Shabby Chic Valentine Wish to my Honey. Used Thoughts of You Page kit by Erica Belton to create this page.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


My lovely daughter, Jodi, enjoying the snow while she is visiting relatives in New Castle, PA. Used Carol Ann Gary's Violet Frost Value Collection to create this page.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Magical Christmas

My daughter, Penny, enjoying her Christmas in New Castle, PA, and my niece, Lyric. Dec. 2010 Page kit used to create layout is Magical Christmas by Tina Chambers.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Joys of the Season

My simply exquisite daughters, Penny and Jodi, together again for Christmas in New Castle, PA, after not seeing each other for quite some time. Wish I would have been able to go to PA so I could have played in the snow with them. Used Golden Christmas Value Collection by Lauren Bavin to create this wintery page.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Silly little granddaughter, Faith. These photos were taken after Thanksgiving, and I guess she was wishing Christmas would get here quickly. Page kit used is Christmas Magic by Meryl Bartho.

Wishes do Come True

Our granddaughter, Jordan. Doesn't she look awesome in her High School Band uniforms?
Page kit used is Whispered Wishes by Tina Chambers.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Steelers Christmas Spirit

My beautiful daughter, Jodi, sporting her Steelers Christmas Spirit on a recent trip to see family in PA, Dec. 2010. Page kit used is Marcee Duggar's Golden Holiday.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Baby it's Cold Outside!

My granddaughter, Sydney, enjoying the snow while visiting New Castle, PA, Dec. 2010. Page kits used are: Baby it's Cold Outside by Carole Harden, A Winter Walk, also by Carole Harden,
and Jack Frost by Rene Bross, which I can not now find in The DSP Store.

I Don't Need to Dream

My pretty granddaughter, Kaylee, and her boyfriend, Chris. Page kit used is Beautiful Blue Bird by Nicole Young .