Friday, December 16, 2011


Waiting for Santa Don't you just love the excited look of anticipation on little one's faces?

This is one of the pages for my December Daily album based on Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Sweet Christmas palette.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scrapping Vintage Photos

I love vintage photos and am lucky to have a big stash of old family pictures. But when it comes to scrapping them I like to bring them back to life with a new freshness and an updated look. Here are a few of my vintage photos posted in My Oscraps Gallery

Boardwalk Secrets I found this photo in my grandmother's collection. She had it simply identified as Mrs. Burke. I just assumed she was with Mr. Burke, but not really sure. Was she having a secret dalliance? circa 1915.

A Day At The Lake My mother and her best friend playing bathing beauties at the lake. 1940. Oakland, CA

Weighing in on Numbers Even old retro and vintage items are fun to scrap in a new way. This is a photo of an old kitchen scale. Love the graphic look of the face.

These pages are created using Anna Aspnes beautiful digital art designs and can be seen here at Oscraps.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Elegant Pumpkin Project Tutorial

Looking for a unique change from the traditional carved orange pumpkin?  How about giving these elegant creamy white pumpkins a try? They definitely stand out among the orange and black of the Halloween season and their neutral color makes them a perfect canvas for decorating with black transfers for a beautiful and dramatic affect…and a great way to avoid the mess and clean-up of pumpkin carving! Group them together or just use one for an elegant table centerpiece or place them wherever you want to add a touch Halloween charm.

Follow these easy steps to create your own Elegant Pumpkins:
(Note: Since the small size of the tiny pumpkins makes it difficult to apply transfers, I usually just decorate them with smaller art such as the spiders and add my own black Sharpie designs. Polka dots work well)

Gather supplies: White Pumpkins (large and small sizes), Avery #4383 Clear Sticker Paper, Ink Jet Printer, Scissors or craft knife, black Sharpie, ribbons, buttons, jewels, spiders, etc. Optional: spray adhesive 

Create the transfers: For this project I’ve used Halloween transfer art from Anna Aspnes DesignsArtPlay Palette Wicked (lady, Wicked WordArt, spider art) and ArtPlay Palette Monster Treats (spider). Open your art in the program of your choice. I use a photo editing program but a Word doc would work just as well. Size the art to fit your pumpkins and print, following the instructions for your printer.

Apply transfers to pumpkins: Trim each design as close as possible using scissors or craft knife. Peel backing and apply to pumpkin. I find that adding a little spray adhesive after trimming and before applying transfer to pumpkin is very helpful. 

Decorate: Using ribbons, jewels or buttons decorate your little creations to add extra charm. The possibilities are endless.

Document your decor: Take a photo of your arrangement and create a page to document Halloween 2011.

Halloween 2011 digital scrapbook page and list of digital supplies in my Oscraps Gallery

Option: For a more playful look use orange pumpkins and decorate with colorful Halloween designs, or mix both the white and the orange pumpkins. There are no rules. Have fun and Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Autumn Purple

Color.Fall I always overlook this pretty salvia plant tucked way in the back of our garden.  It picks up a beautiful glow in the afternoon sun.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Recent Gallery Pages

A Little Twirl Love this photo of my nephew's daughter, Kayla!

Wine Country Golden Looking forward to the fall colors in our Livermore vineyards

I created these pages with products from Anna Aspnes Designs. Anna's beautiful digital art designs can be seen at Oscraps.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sprinkled with Joy

I recently posted this page at Oscraps. Although this picture was taken a few years ago, it's one of my favorites of my niece and nephew playing at the water's edge.

All products by Anna Aspnes Designs at Oscraps

Sprinkled with Joy

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My First Blog Post

I had planned on starting a blog a few years ago...a place to share my digital scrapbook pages, collage art and hybrid art projects. In fact, I had it all set up but there it sat empty and neglected in blog world.

After the news I received last week, I'm finally entering my first post. I'm excited to be joining The Creative Team for Anna Aspnes Designs, one of my favorite digital designers. I can't seem to create a page without using some of Anna's designs, especially her fabulous ArtPlay products. I was honored to be asked to join the team and am thrilled to be starting this new adventure.

Here's one of my first pages as an AnnaTeam member.

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