Three Birds On a Branch Art Journaling

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January 31, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Art Journal | LifeBook 2014

I thought it would be fun to switch it up a little today and share some art journaling with you. These pages are inspired by a video in the LifeBook 2014 Class which I LOVE. There is something so rewarding with starting out pages by covering them with random stuff. I mean check out these pages…BINGO cards, stickers, Monopoly money, playing cards…what an amazing collage of nonsense. I had so much fun ripping, tearing and glueing. IMG_4344

I then added lots of scribbles, colors and doodles. There is something so liberating about the randomness of this background. It looks so messy at this point yet it comes together in the end.


I used to say that I couldn’t draw until LifeBook changed my life. The wonderful teachers taught me how to sketch and not overthink it. These little birds just make me smile! IMG_4346


Some coloring, a touch of sparkly glitter & we have Three Birds On A Branch! IMG_4352

Check out AMAZING NEW Stampin’ Up! Goodies

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January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pmCategory:Project Life 2014 | Stampin' Up!

I have been spending some time lately working on getting back into my artsy side. If you follow me then you know that I am ADDICTED to Project Life. I haven’t had the time to really enjoy it lately but I plan to make more time because I certainly miss it. AND…the pictures are piling up on my computer and they are just screaming to live in my albums.

I recently uploaded two new videos featuring some awesome new goodies from the Occasions Catalog that recently launched from Stampin’ Up! If you are into scrapbooking &/or Project Life, then you will love the new items in this catalog. If you would love to get your hands on the new punches, embellishments and Project Life cards, then check out my online Stampin’ Up! Boutique!

Here is a video that features the Let’s Get Away Project Life Card Collection that is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!

Project Life Easter & Process Video

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January 30, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014



I usually do weekly pages for Project Life but I love creating pages for special events. These are my colorful pages from Easter 2014 where I celebrated the holiday with my family in PA. I love being able to add in those special events and really capture the memories of those days. It is amazing how fast my nieces & nephews are growing up! I am looking back at these pages from 9 months ago and their little faces have changed so much. I am so blessed to have such amazing people to call my family.

Memorial Day Weekend + Video

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January 29, 2015 at 12:54 pmCategory:New York City Adventures | Project Life 2014

I feel like I often write about how it is has been “so long” since I blogged. Or it has been “so long” since I made a youtube video. So, I won’t say all of that-which I guess I already did. I have a few posts in draft on my site so I figured it was time to share those with you! Stay tuned for oldies but goodies and some new projects & videos.

These Project Life layouts are from Memorial Day 2014. Marty & I enjoy taking advantage of New York City especially when it’s nice & warm outside. This day was perfect for a boat ride around the harbor and exploring South Street Seaport. We also took time to visit the 9/11 Memorial and reflect on the the lives lost that day. I have been there several times but this is the first time I visited when the city took down the gates surrounding the memorial. All of my previous visits consisted of needing tickets and going through high levels of security. Don’t get me wrong, I totally understood the need for all of those precautions. It was refreshing, though, to visit this sacred place without all of the restrictions. IMG_1892






As you can see, my layouts are very picture heavy. I love taking photos and enjoy featuring them. My camera takes gorgeous pictures and I love learning new tricks & tips. Take a moment to enjoy my YouTube video where I show you my process for creating this layout! I hope you enjoy it and will take a moment to leave a comment.

Pommie Art Journaling

December 7, 2014 at 8:00 amCategory:Art Journal

I created this Pomeranian art back at the beginning of the Summer. I wanted to share this little cutie with you in hopes that it will make you smile. I get a kick out of it every time I see it! IMG_4410



My Latest Project Life Creations

December 6, 2014 at 10:27 pmCategory:Project Life 2014


I have spent some time reorganizing my Project Life cards! It seems like my collection of cards has grown over night. I have made the decision though to stop getting monthly kits because I could create pages for the rest of my life and never use up my stash. IMG_5141

School has been keeping me busier than ever! I have to say that it is taking some getting used to as far as doing lesson plans and grading papers. One of the perks of being the dean for three years is that my work was done once I got home. Now that I returned to the classroom this year, there is plenty to get done after hours. BUT, I have to admit I wouldn’t trade being with my amazing group of 12 students for all the down time in the world. I have been trying to figure out how to spend some more “me” time creating, though. I guess with the cold, Winter months coming I will be spending more time inside and less time exploring New York City. Hot tea, nice smelling candles and a warm apartment with Marty and pups certainly sounds comforting!

Here are some of my most recent Project Life pages! I hope you enjoy them & would take a moment to say hello and leave a comment!









Where Have I Been & High Line Project Life

October 26, 2014 at 7:56 pmCategory:Project Life 2014



If it was possible to blow the dust off of a website, I think I just did that with my poor neglected blog! It has been about 2 and half months since my last post which is the longest hiatus I have ever taken. My time away hasn’t been on purpose but lots of things have changed since my last post so time has slipped past me. This year marks my 20th year in education and after three years as the Dean of my school, I made the decision (thankfully) to return to the classroom. It has been the best thing for me as I love the kids that I have but it has been a transition wrapped up in a learning curve. The new curriculum, new NYC expectations and juggling a very diverse group of children has taken a toll on my creative time. Finally, after almost two months of school, I think I have it all under control. Today, I actually spent time organizing my craft room for creative time and not student work. So, stay tuned for more blog posts and my NYC adventures! Hugs!!!

Weekend in NYC + Project Life Video

August 9, 2014 at 6:46 pmCategory:Project Life 2014




Where have I been?! I wish I could say that it’s because it’s Summer and I have been super busy having fun. BUT, that’s not it all. I have spent most of the Summer completing THREE courses for education. They were time consuming and tedious (especially for my Summer brain) but once I get the raise in my salary, it will be worth it.

I have been getting back into Project Life over the last 2-3 days and have SO much to get caught up on. I have missed creating and blogging but the courses needed to take priority or I would have put those off until the last minute. And, who needs the stress, right?!

Here are some pages that I completed pretty recently. They don’t need a ton of explanation because I talked a bunch about my process in the video. Hope you will take a moment and check it out!

Week 20 Project Life+Process Video

July 19, 2014 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014



Week 19 Project Life

July 18, 2014 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014