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This is an exciting time of the year for us with so much going on.  Nathan is graduating high school, then heading on a wilderness adventure and then college.  My friend’s daughter is graduating for Montana State – the first step in their journeys of their adult life.

I created some cards using the May Cut Mania cut files – I love how they turned out with the metallic paper.




Spring Fever

we’ve had higher than average temps for this time of year – low 50’s and our snow is gone one month earlier than usual – yeah !  However, I always feel I need to wash the windows, and my car, rake the yard and do other cleaning type activities outdoors when the sun is shining so again, not much scrapping done.

Here’s a page I created sing the April FREEBIE cut file from Cut Mania, inspired by the Paper Issues Mood Board. Link to FREEBIE in the April Newsletter


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Been So Busy

Lauren is now learning to drive, been booking flights to go home in May to visit my family, flights for Nathan to go to Wyoming for his NOLS course, paperwork for his Uni and preparations for his gradation and 18th birthday. Plus, trying to meet the deadline on our renovation project. No time for scrapping. BUT I have managed to create 8 new cut files for the mid month release.  The newsletter with the discount code will be going out tomorrow  If you’d like to sign up click Newsletter Subscription

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the cut files that will be in the Cut Mania store tomorrow

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March – In like a lion, Out like a lamb

We had a pretty mild winter in Alaska with very little snow  Then two weeks ago we had 8 inches – record breaking for this time of year. The next day the temperatures went up to the low 40’s and we had sunshine, causing all the snow to start melting off.  Since then we’ve had rain and 40 mph winds.  Here’s hoping it’s really the beginning of Spring.

My favorite flowers are Spring flowers.  Growing up in Ireland I loved to see first the snowdrops pushing through, then the crocuses and finally the glorious tulips and daffodils.  They really lift my spirits.  This page is about my fav flowers and is inspired by the challenges at Scrappy Friends

AND – I used one of the latest Spring cut file titles from Cut Mania

Rochelle’s This or That


I actually fond it very difficult not to use both.  I ended up using chevron washi

Brenda’s Sketch


Kelly’s Mood Board


I was inspired by the flowers, the white, green and yellow, the tape





In A Silly Mood

Sometimes I love to inject a little of my humour into my pages.  And I love to do that with speech bubbles.  This page is about our cat Meow who is always getting into things; photo bombing, chewing up my die cuts or ling on the keyboard and changing all the settings. I was taking photos of Lauren one day and Meow decided he wanted in on the action too.

I used a few of the upcoming phrases from Cut Mania too



The page was inspired by a sketch at Stuck?! Sketchesssphotobomb