Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Lil' Fisherman

I was so excited to win a drawing at Digi Shop Talk. The kit is Missing the Tails by Sweet Digi Scraps. I think it's about the cutest kit I've seen, so I had to scrap about the cutest kid I've ever seen! :) My sincere thanks to Sweet Digi Scraps for the RAK.

Papers and elements from Missing the Tails by Sweet Digi Scraps

Font: Tall Paul

Software: PSP X2

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Isabelle (Arnott) Oviatt

Well, here's my first page for my great-great-grandparents.


Isabelle was born October 19, 1846 in Cambridge, New York, to Francis Hamilton Arnott and his wife, Margaret Rea. She was the second of eight children born to the couple.

Isabelle married Thomas D. Oviatt on December 7, 1869. They had six children. The first were twin sons, Francis and Samuel (named after the grandfathers), born September 10, 1870. They both died in September of 1871 of Cholera Infantism. The other children were George (1872-1947), Alexander (1873-1893), Lydia Margaret (1877-1960) and Margaret Arnott (1883-1977).

Isabelle died November 22, 1886 and was laid to rest in Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, NY. Only one year later her husband, Thomas, died as well. This left their remaining children, all under age, to be split up and passed from home to home.

According to her daughter, Margaret, Isabelle was a beautiful sewer. She had made appliqu├ęd quilts, plain quilts, etc. George received Isabelle’s piano, silver, bed and table linens and other household goods when he married. The daughters received nothing from the estate.

Credits: All papers and elements from Blushbutter's Gentle kit.

Fonts: Brush Script MT and Vladimir Script

Software: PSP X2

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Michael and the Rainbow

This is my son Michael in front of a rainbow that was visible from his grandparents camp in Canada.

Everything from Blushbutter's Summer Dreams kit except the stitching which is from Blushbutter's Baby Boy Heart Strings kit.

Fonts: Broadway, Script MT Bold and Bodoni MT Black.

Software: PSP X2 and Alien Skin Splat: Edges Filter

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cats & Birds

This is a layout I did for the Blush-n-Dusty Yahoo! Group. They have a monthly challenge. This month was to scrap your pets (or why you don't like pets) and to use a stamp from Lara Payton's Pet Pretties.


Cats and birds don't normally mix well, but Tigger doesn't bother our birds. When he was a kitten, he would sit on the top of the bird cage. The birds would climb up and bite his toes until he got down. He learned at a young age to "respect the beak"!

All paper and elements from Summer Dreams by Blushbutter except the stamp from Pet Pretties by Lara Payton

Word Art-CarrieCattSH, Lucida Calligraphy and BirdArt
Journaling-Andy and Snap ITC

Software: PSPX2 and Alien Skin Split Edges plugin

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I was published!

My layout of my great-grandmother Margaret Arnott (Oviatt) Small-Ashton was published in the 3 Scrapateers E-Magazine Scrap-Style, May/June 2008. It's on page 17.

Scrap-Style was completing a series of articles on going Heritage Scrapbooks and had an open call for layouts. I submitted this one a month or so ago. The call closed and I didn't hear back, so I figured they had passed on my layout. I was very excited to receive a complimentary issue on Saturday that contained my layout. It was a great surprise for International Scrapbooking Day.

I had never tried submitting to a publication before. Now that I broke the ice, maybe I'm going to have to try to get into a printed magazine, hee-hee! We'll see!