I indulged and booked myself on InkieQuills – Get Kitted Class

It is The.Best. Such great value for money.


I have put the best scrapbooking kit together as a result of signing up and I’m thrilled! It contains primarily Felicity Jane Papers and embellishments with lots of other bits and pieces thrown in.


Here are the 15 patterned papers that I’m using  and I’ve popped everything in an Iris container so it’s portable. I have plans to scrapbook with a friend next week so will tote this case over there along with a box of coordinatiating mixed media goodies. I’ve already made a couple of backgrounds so I don’t have think about things too much.

We said goodbye to our gorgeous foster kitty Bella and here she is getting her final Health Check before going off to her forever home.

This  is Serenity, a cute 8 month old Polydactyl kitten who we are fostering now, isn’t he the most gorgeous boy! Look at those thumbs  💕



Comings and Goings


Comings in….we welcomed into our home four more foster cats…Toni, Cora, Katniss and River who is FIV+ve. Cora and Toni were feral and we did such a great job taming them that Alice developed a special bond with Cora and the two couldn’t bear to be parted. So we’ve adopted her. They call it a “Foster Fail” but as Foster care Coordinator as see it as a “Foster Success” We now have three Siamese mixes in our home as a permanent resident.

Talking of Permanent Residency, we have had our final interview at The Department of Homeland Security and have been approved, we just have to wait for our card now -whoop!! What a journey it has been. That’s another story.

I am now allowed to work and earn money so have started work for a fabulous law firm as a paralegal. It’s been great going back into the legal profession, after so many years, I had missed it.

Goings…..Four Foster cats adopted from our house, Jake, Blake, Ashley, and Toni. Our hearts broke and we cried happy tears as we have loved these kittens so much. It is wonderful to know that they have moved on to such loving homes. Three Foster cats are moving on to other fosterers, Bella, Katniss ad River. These are older cats and so so loving that need to find peaceful surrounding after surgery.

I will also be losing my Gallbladder in the New Year! Bloody painful spasming over the last 12 months, I’ve been told it looks like a rock garden in there, but I want a second opinion before kissing goodbye to a second organ in as many years.

Harry and Alice are doing so well and becoming great human beings. We are so proud of them. Sean is now wearing glasses 😉 so we are officially a four-eyed family of four eyes.

I hope that 2019 is a helluva lot better than 2018 and we can all give more to those who don’t have a voice.

Wishing you Peace and Love,





Scraptherapy —> Je suis fan !

This is what I am trying to achieve!

scrap et photos de tous les jours



Lorsque j’ai découvert les fabuleux carnets scraptherapy de Suse Fish, j’ai complètement adhéré tout en souhaitant les adapter à ce que je voulais exprimer à travers eux.

J’avais envie de raconter mon quotidien avec en priorité beaucoup, beaucoup de photos et afin de pouvoir en mettre un maximum, j’utilise très souvent Picasa qui permet de faire des montages et j’adore ça !!


J’ajoute évidemment de nombreuses petites choses comme des papiers d’emballages, des tickets, des cartes de visite, des cartes d’anniversaire et des faire-parts lorsqu’on en reçoit, mais aussi du matériel de scrap bien entendu dont des papiers, des embellissements, des cartes et des pochettes PL…


Ces derniers mois, j’ai acheté plusieurs kits digitaux Crate Paper, American Crafts ou encore Felicity Jane que j’adore utiliser dans mes carnets (je ferai un article là-dessus où je vous proposerai des échanges si cela vous dit ;)).


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Crazy Cat Lady

As well as scrapbooking I have another hobby/passion. I will admit it, I am a crazy cat lady. I’m Foster Care Coordinator for a Charity called CaRMaH cat rescue. I help clean cages, complete cat adoptions, help raise funds and foster these kitties.

There are many shelters that we work with in other states like Florida and North Carolina. There are kill shelters nearby and without these special shelters help the cats wouldn’t stand a chance. As a consequence, these shelters are overcrowded. The hurricanes and extreme flooding haven’t helped so CaRMaH step in. We have volunteers who drive for days and fly planes full of cats from these shelters and bring them back to Massachusetts for us to adopt out.

Here are three kittens from Florida that we have fostered…Jake and Blake and their sister Ashley. Jake and Blake are bonded brothers who have now been adopted and little Ashley will be receiving visitors this week.



Bella is a long-term foster and we’ve had her since August due to having extensive dental surgery. She is 10 years old and has a sad story, but she is the most beautiful human loving girl.



There are two more little cuties I want to tell you about soon.

Have a wonderful day and remember, adopt a cat, it’s good for your CaRMaH.



Sweet Treats


Today I’ve made a little 12×12 layout to share of my daughter on Easter Sunday. It’s pretty basic but I wanted to show you my new Lime Citron “Rebel Style” Stamp Set (It’s gorgeous) and the Felicity Jane “Brooke” Collection.

I’ve been making a lot of pages for my 8×8 album but needed to scrap 12×12 today.

It’s my first process video too, so there are a few errors that I hope to improve upon but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? With my daughter dragging me into the YouTube world I hope to make many friends and learn a thing or two.



Thanks To Ulta Beauty



Thank you Ulta Beauty – who not only provided me with a humungous bag of Hair, Face, Body products, and many limited editions makeup pallets but also raised in excess of 22 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Their 14th Annual Charity Golf Outing and Day of Beauty was a huge success and provides funds to further research projects including TAILORx, a study that determines if women with intermediate risk can forgo chemotherapy.  Keep doing what you’re doing to help find a cure and empower women and their families. #GorgeousWaytoGive






Wild Hare Kits

I decided to invest $20 in a Wild Hare Kit and I love it!!

Beautiful papers from Pink Paislee, Echo Park and Maggie Holmes with pre cut card stock, sequins, a Carta Bella stencil and an ephemera pack from Maggie Holmes…win win. Thank you so much.

I haven’t crafted much this year and this kit has certainly motivated me.

You will be seeing me again soon,