Sunday, November 30, 2008


This is Michael and Justin snowboarding last winter. I had so much fun making this page. I laughed looking back through these photos. The boys had so much fun snowboarding and sledding down our hill. This kit was so much fun to use and fit the photos so well.

Kit: Blushbutter's Snowflakes

Font: Ms to try a bon?

Software: PSPX2, Alien Skin Splat Edges

Saturday, September 6, 2008

School Spirit Brag book exchange

The Blush-N-Dusty Yahoo Group is having a quick page exchange using Lara Payton's cute School Spirit and School Spirit Companion kits. Here are two pages that I made. If you participate, you'll get these pages (without the photos or journaling) plus all the other ones made by the participants.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Brace Face

Journaling: You were understandably reluctant to get your new braces, but you couldn't tell that based upon your smile afterwards. They make you look so grown up!


Papers from School Spirit by Blushbutter

Fonts: Snap ITC (title), Matura MT Script Capitals (Journaling), CK Racer (date), Tw Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold (Before & After)

Software: PSPX2, Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact plug-ins: Brushed Metal (behind journaling tag) and Gradient Glow (Title)

Other: Journaling Tag outline from Atomic Cupcake Pretty Shapes

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Childhood photos of Dave and I

My husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. He gave me a pretty photo album as one of my gifts. The title on the book is “With every step love grows” so I thought I would work on a book of us. It holds 2-4X6 photos per page. It’s so different doing 4X6 scrap pages. Here is my first pair of pages.


All papers and elements: Unicorn kit by Blushbutter

Font: Gigi

Software: PSPX2

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Boys with Scruffy

This is a stray kitten that my parents "adopted". The boys love to play with him.


Blushbutter Unicorn Kit

Font: Freestyle Script

Software: PSPX2 and Alienskin Xenofex2 Burnt Edges

Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Parents' 40th Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last year. That's such an incredible milestone. Here's a layout with their wedding photos and a photo from their 40th Anniversary Party.

Kit: Blushbutter's Unicorn and Fairy clipart kit

Fonts: Fiolex Girls (40th and dates) and Quill (Your Love...)

Software: PSP X2

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thomas D. Oviatt

This is my great-great-grandfather, Thomas D. Oviatt.


Thomas D. Oviatt

Thomas was born July 22, 1838 in the town of Jackson, New York. He was the second of two children born to Samuel and Lydia Loudon (McMillan) Oviatt. Thomas’ mother died when he was only three years old. His father remarried and had another child with his new wife.

Thomas married Isabelle R. (Arnott) on December 7, 1869. They had six children together—4 boys and 2 girls.

He was listed as a farmer in the census records. His daughter, Margaret, said that his chief occupation was going West very often and bringing back a carload of horses, farm horses, driving horses, etc.

Thomas did have his teaching certificate, but by the time he wrote his will (two days before his death) he could no longer even sign his name. He died October 6, 1887 and was laid to rest in Woodlands Cemetery at Cambridge, New York next to his beloved wife.


Feather pen, plaque and vellum from Blushbutter's Good Men Kit

Book from Blushbutter's Craft Scrapbooking Kit

Rest from Blushbutter's Gentle kit.

Fonts: Edwardian Script ITC (name) and Pristina (journaling)

Software: PSP X2