Friday, January 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by Cassandra West

So here it is my new camera!!! I made the pluge and bought a Canon EOS 40D and I'm so very HAPPY!!!! It's looking bright around here for me :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I know that.....

I've been absent from the Scrapbooking world but my laptop got dropped off a needless to say it isn't this is way I haven't been posting.

So this is going to be a photo heavy post...

I did this Layout for the 4 product challenge over at Studio Calico and it is inspired by Lisa's (aka gluestickgirl on the boards). Here's the list of allowed supplies:

1 sheet of patterned paper (may be double sided)

Studio Calico stamp


1 length of ribbon

(we also said they could use cardstock and any tools they wanted)

It was a great challenge and I love how this Layout turned out!!! One piece of two side Sassafras paper goes very far!!!

This one I used the product negative from Sassafras chipboard frames. Journaling: Lisa, Jake, Jeff, Eva and I were all sitting in the living room after dinner talking. All of a sudden Eva sticks her arms out to her side with this big grin on her face and she starts swinging her arms from side to side saying "I did it! I did it!" We laughed so HARD!

Used a piece of my souvenir bag from the Space Needle. Also took a page from April's book from Studio Calico. If you haven't seen her work you really need to make a point of looking!!! She is just so amazing at this paper and scissor thing!!!! She inspired the cutting up of my cardstock and inserting patterned paper. I really love this look!!!

Used the negative lefted over from the Layout above. The orange paper went perfectly with my subject!!! My great-grandmother, grandfather, mother, and now my brother and me are all floridan's....hense the fourth generation.

I did this for a Rough Draft Sketch. Unfortunately you will never see the sketch because Zoe and Jemma closed down the challenge blog....which made me sad but life get's in the way sometimes....we have all been there!! Journaling: I'm so glad I got to see you! You have become an amazing man! xoxo

Journaling: Eva, Your Uncle Jeff loves you so very much! Your the reason he came to Washington State!! His own words! He loves playing with you! Your kisses are the best!! He would do anything for you! He'll be very protective of you when you get older! He is protective of you now too! Just remember no matter what he loves you with all his heart!! Hugs

Two things inspired this LO...a pagemaps sketch and April Foster from Studio the glossy accents out for this page and made random lottery numbers is really neat in person!! Journaling: It didn't take long 4 mom and me to spoil you!! xoxo

This is my lift of the fabulous Nicole Samuels over at Studio Calico. Her's was an 8 1/2 x 11 but I wanted mine a 12 x 12 so this is what I did. Journaling: We were coloring together and you were just jabbering on about something to me... all of a sudden you looked up at me, cricked your head to the side and said "HUH?!"

One thing is for sure Studio Calico has some amazing talent on their Design Team!!!! Even if you never get one of their can still get so much inspiration from them!!! Even in the member gallery there is some really great talent!!!

Can you tell?!?!?! Even Layout is a Studio Calico kit!!

Thanks for looking and I love to hear from you!!!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

My One Little Word.....

for 2009 is Flourish. I decided to play along with Ali's One Little Word this year. You can check it out here

Pronunciation: \ˈflər-ish, ˈflə-rish\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English florisshen, from Anglo-French fluriss-, stem of flurir, florir, from Vulgar Latin *florire, alteration of Latin florēre, from flor-, flos flower
Date: 14th century
intransitive verb1: to grow luxuriantly : thrive

2 a: to achieve success : prosper

b: to be in a state of activity or production

This year is the beginning of a new flourishing career.

Allow myself to flourish in everything I do!!!

Flourish is my relationships with friends, family, and boyfriend!!

2009 is going to Flourish for me!!!

What is your word? I would love to hear about your word and why!!

Happy New Year,