Wednesday, November 21, 2012


This is a picture of my late Mother-in-Law, Dorothy.  
I have always loved this toddler picture of her.

I used the new Evergreen Dreams Page Pak from Cottage Arts to create the page.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Island Kids

These are my fourth cousins, wow that sounds weird doesn't it.   These little guys live on the San Juan Islands and Momma posted this photo on FaceBook the other night.  I just had to make a page. 
Aren't they just adorable??

Please check out my gallery page at Cottage Arts for a complete list of supplies used.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Up A Tree

Brynnie, much to Grandma's accelerated heartbeat, Up A Tree!
Love the expression on her face.
Digital Layout created using Cottage Arts Supplied found here.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Eddie Cornered

I ran across this picture of Eddie tonight and just had to scrap it.
Love it when he smiles like this, it just melts a Grandma's heart!

All supplies can be found listed on my gallery page at Cottage Arts here.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Growin' Up Country

Mom and Daddy in the early years on Bunker Hill.
Always such hard working people.
Before my time, I don't remember the piggies that Aunty Florence and Billy are looking at.

Supplies all from Cottage, found here.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

BLM - Rescued

In Utah the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) rounds up the wild horses from BLM land and adopts them out to locals.  We went to see up close and my heart just melted.  With shaggy coats that looked more like llama tuffs than what should be on a horse I wanted to bring one home with me.  Watery big brown eyes looked right into my soul and resisted the hands of humans, instead searching for the wildness of the land they’d just been taken from.  Imagine, a hundred years ago, when huge herds of these magnificent animals roamed all of our southwest.

All supplies from Cottage Arts can be found here

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Years Ago

My kids Grandparents years ago
Supplies can be found at my Gallery page here at Cottage Arts.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Echos of My Past

Some wonderful Heritage Photos of my
Daddy and Grandma
Aunty Lil
and Mandy (Grandma and Aunty's Step-Mother)
circa 1909-1948

All supplies can be found at Cottage Arts.  A complete list is here.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Here Horsey

Journaling Reads:
Here Horsey

What a fun day, I got to go to Heidi’s Farm and see all the animals.  The horses were so big I wasn’t sure if I should feed them or not but Heidi told me just how to hold my hand and it was cool when they came and took the food from my fingers.  I hope Mommy and Daddy take me back real soon.  maybe I’ll get to feed the horses again! Brynnie Fitzpatrick April 2012

All supplies from Cottage Arts and can be found on my gallery page here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Round and Round

Brynnie and Daddy at the Merry Go Round at Seaside Oregon
Designed with Summer Faire from Cottage Arts

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Deer Creek Reservoir

All supplies from Cottage Arts
Photo taken at Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Love Grows

A friend of mine and her children, love the expression on his face!
Completed with the new Love Grows Collection from Cottage Arts

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yes There is an Easter Bunny!

A new page with Brynnie hunting for the hidden eggs.  Awe the innocent life of a two year old.
Check my gallery at Cottage Arts to see a complete list of supplies.
Font - Comic Sans

Friday, March 09, 2012

Day Trippin'

When family and friends came to visit in the early fall of 2008 we took them on a Day Trip to Cedar Breaks National Monument.  What a gorgeous day.  The sky was that intense desert blue with soft white puffy clouds bouncing around which set the backdrop for those fabulous red rock HooDoos.  You just couldn't help but feeling good being in the beautiful outdoors.  I loved this picture of Chrissy and I, she looks so put out.  (Granted she hates having her picture taken but actually the sun was in our eyes as well so that says a lot for the expression, even though she has threatened to break my camera on occasion.)

I used a combo of kits from Cottage Arts, please check my gallery page here for a complete list.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Anniversary Cruise

Many years ago before Ed got sick we took a re-positioning cruise from New York City to the Virgin Islands.  It was hurricane season, one of the worst, St Thomas was a mess.  Even with swaying hall ways aboard the ship and water splashing out of the pools we had a fabulous time and memories I will always carry in my heart.  

My one bit of wisdom to all of you 'thinking' about doing this or that, make a way to do it.  Life changes in an instant, looking back you'll be glad you made the plans, found a way and carried through.  Memories keep forever no matter how real life gets in the way.

I used the new World Travels collection from Cottage Arts to create my page.  You can see the list of supplies in my Gallery photo here.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Pride and Joy

Paul had no children when we met and at this stage of our lives we neither wanted, nor were able to have any of our own, lol.  But Grandchildren, that's another story.  They just come along with the Grandma package and  the young ones especially, don't know the bonds of blood only of love as is the case with Brynnie and her Papa.  She just loves him because he is and he just loves her because she has stolen his heart.

I used Cottage Arts Scrap Templates 44 (template 02); Granny's Garden Page Pak and the font LD Fancy.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


Loved the animals in the Kolab Reservoir near Zion National Park
Kit is Wild West Page Pak by Cottage Arts

two souls

Journaling Reads:
when you bind another to your soul something within you changes
I becomes we
me becomes you
love allows you to think with your heart about the other whether they be across the room or miles away 
this my loves is the beginning of your forevers
build your hearts large to hold your love one for the other
remember life is not one page but many chapters pieced together day by day 
to blend two souls into one
the beginning of a love story with no end in sight

All digital supplies can be found on my gallery page at Cottage Arts here

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Semper Fi

My eldest Grandson just before deployment to Afghanistan

Designed with the new page scrap templates at Cottage Arts.
Check them out here.

Splish Splash

My youngest Granddaughter, Brynnie, having fun in the sun!

Wonderful new Scrap Templates to do a whole page at
Cottage Arts.  Check them out here.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Miss You Momma

Cottage Arts Design Team Challenge - Letting Go 
A personal journal page reflecting the impact of the loss of my Momma a year ago last month.
Kit Used - 

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Brynnie atop a friends 4 wheeler
Ready to ride!
Supplies from Cottage Arts newest digital kit Make a Wish Page Pak