Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time to Begin Again

It's been a long, long time since I've posted on my blog but I am motivated to begin again.  Although I have not been scrapping as much as I used to, I still find time to enjoy my favorite hobby.  I will be posting several projects during the next few days, and I hope you'll take a peek at them.

Until then -- Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Publication

You'll want to check out The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages to see my newest layout publication.  This is a great idea book, full of inspiration from a variety of artists.

You can get The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages at,Barnes & Noble or at your favorite online book store.

School is out; crop fun is here!

Had a great time cropping with Roomie and friends this weekend.  I made lots of cards along with a few layouts.  Here are a couple of layouts I did.

Vickers Women -- My mother-in-law and her daughters, RoseMary and Nikki.  Mother's Day 2011.

Forever Family - Easter 2011 in San Antonio.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Backyard Fun

The boys were just playing in the yard and of course I had to get some pics!  June 2010.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This is What I Do

Yes, it's all about scrapbooking!  Grab some photos, get some paper, save a memory!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break

Spring break has come and gone. I enjoyed some crop time with my college roomie and then family time with Hubby and grands in Galveston. Good times! Returning to work was hard, but I'm back and it's been busy, busy, busy!

Will post layouts soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Starting Over

Aahh, Christmas has come and gone and the newness of the New Year causes me to reflect and redefine my goals.  Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed 2011!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

WoW! It's almost Christmas!

Just a quick note to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy the holiday season and take time to make scrappable moments with family and friends.

Here is a layout I did of my Dad.  He loved, loved, loved to dance.  This is a classic photo taken of  him while he was doing what he liked best, dancing! 

Cheers to all!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Fall

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted!  I've been getting a lot of scrap time lately, but haven't  uploaded to my blog.  I still post my monthly assignments on, and so preview the galleries anytime.

Here is my new favorite layout of daughter Shaniqua and her oldest son, Christian at the Pumpkin Patch.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jillibean Soup Prize at Let's Scrap!

How would you like to win this pack full of Jillibean goodies?!  It is some awesome stuff!  Go to Let's Scrap and do a fun sketch and you could be the lucky winner in the drawing for the Jillibean Pack.  Let's see your stuff!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Where has the time gone?!

I can't believe that September is already here!  Where did the time go?  Summer was here and gone much too quickly.  I've been back at work since the end of July and I'm now in need of a vacation!

I still find pleasure in scrapbooking and here are a couple of my latest favorites.

Soccer 2010 is a Let's Scrap sketch, where I'm doing design work through October.  Hop on over to to see the fun sketches and challenges.

Best Buds is a PageMaps sketch which is featured in the September edition at
I just love Becky's sketches!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Design Team!

Just got word that I was selected for the Let's Scrap Design Team for August-October. You'll definitely want to hop on over and view the sketches and layouts. While you're at it, try your hand at some of the cool challenges as well. And yes, there are prizes for winners!   Check us out at the link below

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Here's a Step-by-Step!

Get step-by-step instructions on creating this layout at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's been a while...

Wow!  I can't believe how the summer has flown!  We went to Atlanta to stay with the grandsons while daughter Shaniqua went to Puerto Rico with Kevin.  What a wonderful time Joe and I had bonding with the boys!  They were just perfect and they got along so well together.

As soon as we got back home, I took off to visit my Mom in San Antonio.  We had a great time, and I also got to visit with my childhood friend who was there from Virginia.  I was back in town for a while before heading off again for Louisiana. 

And now, it's almost time for me to return to work!  Ugh!  Needless to say, all of the chores that I had planned to do this summer remain undone.  Oh well.  They will be there for whenever I get around to them.

I still managed to get my scrap on.  Here are some layouts.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Limited Edition - Crate Paper Fun

I had a great time cropping with friends on National Scrapbook Day. Here is one of the layouts I did of Christian. We are desiging with Crate Paper products at this quarter, and I'm really LOVING this company!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Layout: Date Night

Crate Paper + Cricut Expression = A Perfect Match!  I've rediscovered Crate Paper and oh what fun these products are!  Here's a layout of my dear daughter and son-in-law.  I used the Cricut Expression to make the large heart.  Thanks for looking.

Layout: Mommy's Love

Got some much needed scrap therapy this weekend.  Jordan and his mommy shared some snuggle time while visiting during their recent break, and here is a sneak peek of the layout I did for my April assignment for  The Crate Paper products are so yummy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Handbook 2010

I got this from my friend Maxcine  and thought I'd share it. Indeed it is worth the read.


1.  Drink plenty of water.
2.  Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.  Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4.  Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5.  Make time to pray.
6.  Play more games.
7.  Read more books than you did in 2009.
8.  Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9.  Sleep for 7 hours.
10.  Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11.  Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.  Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.  Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14.  Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15.  Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16.  Dream more while you are awake.
17.  Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18.  Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19.  Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20.  Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21.  No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22.  Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23.  Smile and laugh more.
24.  You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

25.  Call your family often.
26.  Each day give something good to others.
27.  Forgive everyone for everything.
28.  Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
29.  Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.  What other people think of you is none of your business.
31.  Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32.  Do the right thing!
33.  Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34.  GOD heals everything.
35.  However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36.  No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37.  The best is yet to come.
38.  When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39.  Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
40.  Always think of others and the end result before going forward.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Layouts!

Just in case you haven't checked the new layouts on, here are my newest two.

This Boy (Christian with the new smirk for a smile)

Superstar is a layout of Andre being in the hospital AGAIN!  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New articles on Scrapjazz!

Here are my latest scrapjazz articles.  Be sure to message me to see your layout if you do the Step By Step!

Have a Heart
Step By Step: Summer in Palm Springs

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

36 Years and counting...

Today Joe and I celebrated our 36th Anniversary!  Wow, that's a long time!  It's been an awesome adventure.  And yes, I was a child bride!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Who Dat?!!!

Who dat talkin bout beating the Saints?! Laissez les bons temps roule!  
(Let the good times roll!)

Scribble Scrabble 2010 Sneak Peek

Just had to share the new Scribble Scrabble products!
Scribble Scrabble Winter Release

Friday, February 5, 2010

How fun is this!

Snow Much Fun

Just because it's happy hearts month

I made a layout of my favorite subjects.  Christian and Jordan are "Heart 2 Heart."

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fab Four

Girls just gotta have fun!  Photos of the ladies at Christmas.

Monday, January 11, 2010


2010 has been already been so very busy!  I just got my replacement computer from Dell, as my 1 1/2 year old desktop just DIED!  Having to install new programs on the new system to get it up and going has taken some time, but I think I'm ready to go now.

Just completed a couple of layouts that I'd like to share.  Snow Fun and A Cold Winter Day are layouts of my daughter and grandchildren in the recent Atlanta snowfall.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I cannot believe that Christmas is just a few days away!  This has been a season full of tumoil and loss of family and dear friends, but we have been hanging in there.  I have some new projects on the horizon, and I'm anxious to get back to scrapping on a regular basis again.

Here's a layout I did of my dear daughter and her oldest son.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 7, 2009

College Roommates

I couldn't resist scrapping this old photo of Claudette and me when we were in college.  Circa 1972.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Recent Articles on Scrapjazz

Here is an article on designing hand made Christmas cards by yours truly.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Something to Cheer About gives samples of cheerleading layouts.  I borrowed photos of my friend's daughter to scrap and then dug up some pics of my own daughter when she was a high school cheerleader.  Whether scrapping action shots or still photos, there's something in this article that will motivate you.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trick or Treat 2009!

Finally had some time to scrapbook!  Here are some layouts of my favorite subjects using the yummy Scribble Scrabble papers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh My Gosh! Where did the time go?

I can't believe more than a month has passed without a post!  A lot of stuff has happened with the death of Papa Herndon, but perhaps now I can get back to my regular routine. All for now, but look for more soon, very soon!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Always Be You

These pics of Jordan were perfect for the new Scribble Scrabble Lullaby of Birdland collection.  I stamped an image on the chipboard arrow, used pop dots to add dimension to the circle diecut, used my cricut for the title and circle.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Scrapjazz Interview

My friend and fellow Design Team member, Trish Dykes, asked to do an interview a few weeks ago and here is the interview. Thanks for looking!
10 Questions with Sheredian Vickers

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Scribble Scrabble Lullaby of Birdland

I got my new Cricut Expression in anticipation of getting a Gypsy when they come out and I've been cutting paper every since! I paired a diecut with some stamps to create the layout, C. I did a stamp collage in the lower left corner and then layered the matted photo. I like the way the collage turned out.

Then, I scrapped a photo of my lovely daughter. Cricut letters and diecuts from the Lullaby of Birdland collection made the perfect choice for It's All About You. Check out some more of this awesome collection at

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wild Child wins!

Wild Child won the Texas Scrapfest sketch challenge held recently at Lone Star Scrapbook Co. Christian celebrated birthday #5 at Monkey Joe's and the new Scribble Scrabble Party Time collection was right on time!

New Scribble Scrabble products are 'da bomb!

Scribble Scrabble Lullaby of Birdland collection was perfect for this photo of my friend Claudette's granddaughter. McKinnzya is outfitted for her first dance recital.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Imaginisce Products!

I just got a package from Imaginisce with their new products and I love them! The papers are nice and glittery, which you can't see online but trust me, the details are gorgeous. PLUS, they are double-sided papers. The latest lines are Spooky Town (October 31) and Polar Expressions (Happy Christmas). Couldn't resist sharing these layouts with you! Look for the products in your favorite LSS or at soon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Queen of Everything

I finally got around to scrapping this photo taken of my sister-in-law at her 50+ birthday party. I love you Nikki!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Jordan turned three in March. The Cosmo Cricket papers were perfect for the birthday boy's layout!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kaija is Sweet and Sassy

I couldn't resist scrapping this school photo of Kaija. This was a great opportunity for me to use some pink papers!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Congratulations Class of 2009

TWHS graduation is tonight! Yay! Another year of triumphs and happiness and seeing students off to their wonderful futures. Hats off to you, Grads!

I Love My Mom!

Here are some layouts with photos taken on Mother's Day. What a treat it was to spend Mother's Day with my mom!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Here's a card I did for my adopted niece's marriage celebration. Congrats Labrisa and William!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother & Daughter

Just got back from a quick trip to Atlanta to visit Shaniqua and her family. We had a great visit, even though it was a fast one. I had hoped to see Christian play soccer, but the game was cancelled due to rain. Here's a picture that Kevin snapped of my dear daughter and me.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Christian Plays Soccer!

Here are a couple of layouts of grandson Christian playing in his first soccer game of the season. He managed to score 3 goals (but one was for the other team!) and was quite the little man of the day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Over!

I taught my last class at Lone Star on Saturday. I've really enjoyed teaching, but I need time to rest, relax, and refresh. I'll still be hanging out at the store for Monday night crops, so drop by and say hello when you can.

Happy Scrappin!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Almost 3

Jordan is almost 3, so this makes a perfect layout for my March class at Lone Star!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Make-and-Take *NEW Scribble Scrabble*

Here is the layout for the Lone Star Super Bowl Crop. Enjoy.

Supplies needed:
Bazzill cardstock - black and watermelon
Bazzill kraft cardstock – trim 3 photo mats, 2½ x 3½
Diecut heart - Scribble Scrabble Carmen’s Collection “So Much Love”
2x12” strip from So Much Love (reverse side)
Diecut, Scribble Scrabble Carmen’s Collection
Assorted ribbons, 1½” long
Bazzill mini brads, 3 red
Heart bling
Punched hearts
Diecut title, Cricut Mini Monograms, I (heart) U, set size to 2”
ColorBox Chalk, charcoal
Pop dots

~Trim red cardstock to 11½ x 11½ and adhere to black background cardstock
~ Tear narrow strip from top and bottom of 2x12 strip and adhere 4½” from bottom of layout
~Distress edges of diecut heart and adhere to left side of layout
~Use paper piercer to pierce holes around heart
~Use journaling pen to connect the pierced holes for mock stitching
~Ink the edges of photo mats with ColorBox charcoal and adhere as shown
~Adhere diecut title above photos and adhere heart bling on heart
~Attach 3 mini brads to left side of layout, on dotted paper
~Ink edges of diecut shape and adhere
~Adhere punched hearts as desired (use pop dots for added dimension)
~Adhere ribbon strips in upper right corner

Sunday, January 25, 2009


January 20, 2009 marked the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. This layout commemorates that historical moment. Journaling detailing my personal reflections is on the facing page in my scrapbook.