Sunday, September 13, 2009

Need sponsors for great cause

Help sponsor our walk team for a great cause. It is called NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, NAMI’s signature walkathon event that is being held in Boise, ID at 250 Parkcenter Blvd. on October 3, 2009 at 10a. NAMI (formerly National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, now the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness) is an education and support group for those affected by mental illness.

My sister has such an illness. My Mom and I attended a 12-week course to learn about this group of illnesses and how to help my sister move forward. There is no cure - this illness causes physical damage to the brain that, fortunately, can be helped with proper medication and other treatments.

If you're in the Boise area and want to walk with us:

We want you to walk with us if you're in the Boise area on 10/3. You can choose a 1, 3, or 5K walk. Visit our team page to sign up:
You can click on either link to register for the walk - there is no entry fee.

If you can help sponsor our team:
Visit our team page:

Any amount would be greatly appreciated ($1 or whatever you can comfortably afford). Click on one of the names (not Gary nor Gail, they already reached their goals).

We'll get immediate notification via e-mail of your participation.

NAMI is the largest education, support and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all those whose lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement community and policy makers. The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50 state offices and a national office.

The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.

NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible. NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A+" rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars. NAMI has also been given 4 out of 4 stars by The Charity Navigator for short-term spending practices and long-term sustainability.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hummie's Designer Technique Challenge

Whew - you haven't heard from me in a LONG while. My stepfather has been very ill and my Mom needed my help. After suffering for many months, my stepfather passed away peacefully. To make a long story short, my Mother is now living with my husband and me until her life settles down. So now I can get back to some digi-scrapping. I recently discovered Hummie's World and have been enjoying her tutorials and challenges. Here are the credits:

Thank you to:
Hummie and Danielle for the challenge
Background paper from Hummie's Heritage Kit
Swirl and bug trail are from Jofia Devoe's Swirls Therapy 2 kit
Tag and ladybugs are from Jofia Devoe's The Grass is Greener kit
Wordart by Kim Broedelet's Bug-ing kit
Font: Elmore
Software: PSE

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ruby's Template - Birthday

Ruby made such a cute birthday template! This layout is of our Great Granddaughter's first birthday.

Birthday Template (including candles, frames, and number) by Ruby

Papers from Maryse Vincent's Doux Printemps kit at\Gray background paper made using PSE5

Font: Rockwell Extra Bold

Graphics Program: PSE5

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ruby's Template - R

Ruby creates such terrific templates - and Maryse Vincent's gorgeous Broceliande kit was perfect for this layout. The journaling reads:

Our third oldest grandson is such an athlete! In these photos, he's running the Race to Robie Creek, known as the toughest half marathon in the Northwest. My husband and I had a hard time doing Robie Creek -and we were in a car!


R Template by Ruby
Papers and elements from Maryse Vincent's Broceliande kit at
Fonts: Times New Roman and Expletive Deleted
Graphics Program: PSE5

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ruby's Template - Q

Love these templates by Ruby - she does such a fabulous job! I thought of my niece that plays volleyball when I saw the Q template - she sure is quick - so much fun to see her play. I don't know where she got her athleticism from - it sure wasn't me!


Q Template by Ruby
Papers and flourishes from Ruby's Show the Love kit
Volleyball tapes by Mrs. Miles at
Gold style from Cheryl Barber's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: 14K at ScrapGirls
Volleyball from © Photographer: Xaoc Agency:
Font: Shruti
Graphics Program: PSE5

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Ruby's Template - W / Dedicated to MARYSE VINCENT

"WOW" describes Ruby's templates and Maryse Vincent, a fabulous designer (you can find her designs at When Ruby sent us this template I immediately thought of Maryse's beautiful kit, Mélodie d'Amour. Our Great Granddaughter, who is not quite 2 years old, loves wearing my clothes! She's so thrilled when I put them on her, she keeps raising her arms in the air and has a big smile on her face. It's like she's saying, "Wow, this is fun!"


"W" template by Ruby (applied Atomic Cupcake's glitter action to the W's to simulate Maryse's glittery letter "o")

Papers, elements (envelope, stationery, and flower gem), letter "o" alpha from Maryse Vincent's Mélodie d'Amour kit at

Font: JanieHMK

Graphics Program: PSE5

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Tracy Drane's Grandma's Cabin

If you haven't found Tracy Drane's blog - RUN over there, don't walk! It's at LOVE her kits, as well as Maryse Vincent's at and Ruby's fabulous work at Tracy's latest kit is Grandma's Cabin - so beautiful for heritage type layouts. She motivated me to do this layout by offering the cutest heart element which would be perfect for my step daughter since she's a new grandmother.


Papers and elements from Tracy Drane's Grandma's cabin kit available for FREE at
Lifted photo effect from Melissa Renfro's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie at ScrapGirls
Font: Pristina
Graphics Program: PSE5