Monday, September 27, 2010

I made the CT for Joyce Paul Designs!

I am so excited to be on Joyce's team! My first layout with her recent kit Soiree:
The photo is from a bridal shower we attended this weekend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two recent layouts

The first page shows my kids in 1996, running in a field by our summer cottage. A detailed picture would show how stained their shirts were!!! lol
It was featured on Creative Inspiration blog.

This layout is my contribution to Heather Taylor's typography challenge at Mscraps. The objective was to create a contrast in titlework or journaling. Is it urgent enough? :)
Snowshoeing trip  to Matrimony Ridge, south of the Lake Tahoe. I actually erased my hand with a sandwich from this photo so it wouldn't show that is was only a refueling stop. 
Hope it's not cheating in the challenge, Heather!   lol

Saturday, September 18, 2010


What d'ya know? Tangie Baxter liked my layout i { heart } this moment and picked it for GSO!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

i heart this moment

I didn't plan this layout. I only wanted to use the B&W photo of my daughter. It totally changed the direction I was going to do it by itself! Honestly! I really like the way it turned out, so dark, so unusual,  I would like it on a little canvas. That, I plan.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


from Heather Taylor who's on a trip right now, new kit Parting at Mscraps!


Beach Boy

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Morning Walk

love walking around my garden...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Balloon Races

Except for the fact that we had to wake up before 4 am, it was a beautiful event - our second trip to Balloon Races in Reno, Nevada, where we watched the mass ascension of colorful balloons. We were taking pictures in two teams:
1: me, from a safe distance and right next to a picnic basket full of goodies, although I forgot that the exposure meter of my camera was set to "Spot" and I was happily and unknowingly wasting time on badly exposed pictures!
2: my husband trying his new Sony Nex5, the first compact camera with APS-C sensor, and equipped with some extra lenses, he was bravely taking close-up shots and deserves all the credit. Well, the most of it. :)

More photos here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Framed 4

It's the new kit from Heather T. at The Digichick. Often, I feel like many kits look a lot alike, they come and go but these beautiful frames are something that will stay in my "active inventory"!

my page about Vltava River, Prague
( if you like classical music listen how Czech composer Smetana evokes the sounds of the water in  his set of genial symphonic poems My Motherland: from a little stream to the wide majestic river flowing through the capital )
I had this music in my head when playing with this photo and creating the layout, it makes me proud of my heritage and I want to cry

Prague Castle above the Vltava River

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Busy weekend

1- Friday:
In June, I visited Museum Orsay in Paris which was being remodeled and half of the works of impressionists was moved to San Francisco for the time being. At the last minute, I decided to drive there ( to SF) with my daughter because the exhibition was ending after the Labor Day weekend. While waiting for our designated time window at the De Young Museum, we visited Botanical Gardens and Hagiwara Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park. 
my girl at the Botanical Gardens
Hagiwara Tea Garden
my girl again, driving back home, no PP on this picture

2 - Saturday
We woke up at 5am to drive to for a 15mi hike to the Lake Aloha with friends. I don't remember my feet hurting like that before!
beginning of the hike, still smiling

around 2000ft incline

Aloha Lake, half empty

3 - Sunday
Another day, different people, trip to pools on Yuba River. What's 2 miles walk, eh?

4 - Monday
The more friends the merrier!! Boating on the Folsom Lake. It's wonderful to have the lake almost next door!!

never boring

little Blake falling asleep thanks to the boat bouncing

little girl's name is Summer
 "Summer Tan" preset applied :)