Thursday, March 22, 2012

Parents of Preemies Day

March 23rd is the first Parents of Preemies Day, sponsored by the Graham's Foundation.  The Graham's Foundation is a wonderful non profit organization started in 2009 by Nick and Jenn Hall in memory of their son Graham. Please visit them at to learn about the work they do and how they support parents of premature babies, especially micro preemies babies born 3 lbs and under.
On this day I support my daughter Lisa and son in law Brian the very proud parents of Reagan our micro preemie and Jamie (termie).  I am so proud of you for your courage and strength I love you both!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

In - Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

How do you measure a year in the life?
New Years Day a day to ring out the old and bring in the new. It is now 2012 and we have closed the books on 2011. I usually don't give much thought to the past year on New Years Day. It is the day to start brand new it is resolution day be healthy, lose weight, and get organized etc..... but this year is different.  In 2011 I hit the highest of highs and have felt the lowest of lows. I have cried more, laughed more, and have never prayed so much in my entire life!

There were some life lessons in 2011- I will never again take anything for granted and I have learned to let go of things that don't really matter.  Let's not forget the old cliche you really are stronger than you think you are.
I have learned to be grateful-
I am thankful to God and the blessings he has bestowed on my family.

Last year I chose a quote that was to be my mantra for the year and posted it on my facebook page "Live the Life you Imagined" by Thoreau. Ha I can assure you I never in a million years imagined my life would be the life we lived through the past year that is for sure.  That being said I am changing it to a quote that is much more appropriate.  Going forward the quote posted on my facebook page will be "With God all Things are Possible" Matthew 19-26

I keep thinking of this song and all those minutes  of 2011 that had such a profound impact on my life. I bid farewell to 2011 and welcome 2012.
I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

New Blog

Hi just wanted to let you know that I have started a new blog for my scrapbook and digital designing and will keep this blog for personal posts etc.
Here is the link to my new blog
Elaine Therese Digital Designs

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 2011 Blog Train

Here is my kit for the December Blog Train "Traditions"
I am also excited to announce that I will be opening my personal store in the new year so watch for my Grand Opening Specials!

Elaine Therese Digital Designs

Trixie Scraps Designs
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

50% off Sale @ Bekah E Designs!

Bekah is having a sale!
You can get her designs exclusively at Scrppity-Doo-Dah!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Simple Moment

Bekah has just released a beautiful new mini kit Simple Moments and she also has a FREEBIE on her blog stop by and download it.

Here are my layouts with the kit. First is of my daughter and her BFF's at their school reunion. Honestly I don't remember if it is grammar school or high school, I will have to ask them LOL. They have been friends since elementary school and to this day are the closest of friends.
Simple Moments by Bekah E Designs
available exclusively at Scrappity Doo Dah
My next LO is of my beautiful Goddaughter Alexa taken at our family picnic this year. She has a smile that will light up the room and a heart to match. She is starting high school this year and is growing up way to fast for me! Love you Lex!!!!
Simple Moments by Bekah E Designs
available exclusively at Scrappity Doo Dah

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Veronica has a new kit called Sophisticated Lady and she is giving away a beautiful quick page on her blog click here for the FREE page trust me you don't want to miss it! Here is a preview of the kit and quickpage and my layout with the kit.
Sophisticated Lady available exclusively at Scrapbookgraphics    
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 You can get this page for FREE
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here is my layout of my grandparents on their wedding day in 1935 this kit is perfect for heritage layouts. I also added a brush from Script and Scribe also by Veronica.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Little Miracles

Hi I have another layout of the girls to share with you tonight. The blended photo at the bottom is the result of very bad photography skills (Gina I need your help!) I love the way Reagan is looking at Jamie but the photo had a lot of noise and I could not edit it in photoshop to use on its own. I really wanted to use it in a layout so I decided to blend into the paper so you couldn't see the imperfections. I hope you like the results.
For this layout I used the kit Cherish Each Day by Veronica Spriggs of Studio Vivarant, and the word art for the title could not of been more perfect. Reagan is truly a little miracle and we are so blessed to have such a beautiful baby.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hi I hope you are all doing well. I have a layout to share with you of my favorite girls!
This layout is of Jamie and Reagan on the day Reagan came home from the hospital after 113 days in the NICU. Words can't express the emotions I felt on that day.  As you can see from the photos Jamie was very excited that her sister was coming home and she could finally hold her.
I did this layout for a template challenge at Scrappity-Doo-Dah
Template by Alegna
Scrapbook Kit Just Because by Bekah E Designs

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hello -do you remember me?

I have been busy the past few months, we have been blessed with a new baby. Actually my family has been blessed with two new additions.

On March 9th my niece Kimberly and her husband Michael welcomed a bouncing baby boy, Matthew Michael. He is the first boy to be born in my family since my son Dominick 32 years ago. He is the new prince. Then very early in the morning on March 10th my beautiful granddaughter Reagan Melissa decided it was time for her to also meet the family. She was born at 1lb 2 oz and I am happy to say that after 113 days in the NICU and many sleepless nights our new princess is finally home with her Mom, Dad, and big sister Jamie.

You know that scrapbooking is my favorite hobby and I can't wait to create some layouts of the two of them and share them with you! I am slowly getting back in the swing of things and just finished this layout of Jamie with her Mom and Dad from last fall.

I used the kit Butterfly Kisses by Bekah E Designs it is available exclusively at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. The kit has beautiful textured papers, 50 elements and an alpha.

Credits-Butterfly Kisses by Bekah E Designs
Photo- Gina Vullo-Neary Peahead Prints
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

FREE template! March Challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps

Hello! I am hosting this month's Tempting Template Challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps!   Click HERE  to find out how you can start earning points for a free gift certificate to the store!

Here is this month's template for the challenge
Download HERE
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, February 25, 2011

Good Day Sunshine

Here is my brand new kit Good Day Sunshine available exclusively at Enchanted Studio Scraps. Kit includes 13 textured papers and over 30 elements and is on sale this week only!  I am so ready for the sunshine after this very snowy winter and can't wait for spring!

Here are some layouts created with the kit

created by me
created by Emm
By Alicia

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Grungy Word Art Overlay CU by Bekah E Designs + bonus free paper for you!

Here is a beautiful set of CU overlays by Bekah E Designs available exclusively at Scrappity-Doo-Dah
and a bonus free paper that I made with one of the overlays just for you! Enjoy

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

FREE template! February Challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps

I hope you are all doing well and breathing a sigh of relief that we have not had anymore snow in the NE, I know I am! I am hosting this month's template challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps and I have a FREE template for you to participate in this month's challenge. Stop by and particpate in all of the challenges to earn points towards a gift certificate to the store. You will find all of the challenge requirements here

Here is the template for this month's challenge

here is my layout with the template
Best Cousins thank you Jamie for the title!
Created with my kit Life is Good available exclusively
at Enchanted Studio Scraps
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 28, 2011

FREE Quickpage for you!

Here is a layout from my latest kit a collab that I did with JoyLynn of Blue Heart Scraps. I have made a quickpage for you to thank you for visiting my blog you can get the full kit at Enchanted Studio Scraps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Just Because

I love the pink and the dramatic black in this beautiful kit "Just Because" by Bekah E Designs. Perfect kit for just about any occasion. You can get it exclusively at Scrappity-Doo-Dah
Here are my layouts

Colleen and Brendan's first dance

My Jamie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Enchanted Studio Scraps Birthday Blog Hop

Enchanted Studio Scraps is having a birthday this month and to celebrate the designers have created a wonderful kit for you called All Seasons!
Here is my free gift for you

Knittinjen Designs -
Elaine Therese Designs -   YOU ARE HERE
What's All the Scrap About -

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet and Shabby

Loved working with JoyLynn from Blue Heart Scraps on this kit Sweet and Shabby. It is available this week only for 30% off at Enchanted Studio Scraps.

Check out these beautiful layouts by our amazing creative teams!

by Anna

By Elly Mae 

by Emm 

by CraftyMommy

by LilisMother

by Trish

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Life is Good add on for FREE!!

Added some papers and elements to my kit Life is Good and it is available for FREE until 12/15! Enjoy

Thanks for stopping by!

New from Veronica

Veronica has not one but two beautiful new kits and she is a guest designer this month at The Digichic!
First kit is Celebrations a collab with Viva there are so many wonderful goodies in this bundle check them out at Scrapbookgraphics!
here are my layouts with Celebration

Colleen and Brendan on their wedding day
My Jamie! Photo courtesy of Gina Vullo-Neary Peahead Prints

Of Earth and Sky is available at The Digichic

My layouts with the kit

Again my favorite person! photos courtesy of Gina Vullo-Neary Peahead Prints

Monday, November 29, 2010

Templates Volume 1

Need a jump start for your layouts just released Templates Volume 1 on sale at Enchanted Studio Scraps 50% off through Cyber Monday!

Life is Good also on sale 50% off