New Digital Scrapbooking Kit: Let’s Eat!


Did you know I'm a scrapbooking product designer? Yep! I make digital scrapbooking products. My products can be used in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other software to make your own scrapbook pages -- digitally. You can see all of my designs at Happy to Create. A lot of my digital scrapbook products focus on food (big surprise, right?). I make things that help people preserve their food memories -- any food story that someone wants to document for future generations. This is the stuff … [Read more...]

In memory of my Dad


This is a post that I never imagined posting. After my 37-year-old sister, Danielle, passed away in November, I looked forward to 2012 being a year without losing someone I love. I figured that after losing her, there was no chance that I would lose someone else dear to me...what would be the odds of that? I was sure it wouldn't happen. But it did. On Monday, January 23, my Dad died. My father bought two breakfast burritos at McDonald's, drove to a commuter parking lot to wait for … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Preserve Thanksgiving Memories

"Thanksgiving" digital scrapbooking layout

In 2010, I was just starting to get more serious about food blogging and I had all these grand ideas of making a perfect turkey and side dishes and photographing it all to share. But as the day progressed, reality set in. I was so exhausted from the festivities and all the cooking that I got to a point that I didn't care if my photos were stunning. … [Read more...]

Our 21st Wedding Anniversary

Las Vegas Wedding Scrapbook Layout

It was 21 years ago today that David and I were married here in Las Vegas. We drove into Las Vegas from California knowing we were getting married, but not sure where. We stopped at one of those "Welcome Centers" where we got information on various wedding packages. We decided on the Candlelight Wedding Chapel, which was located right on the Strip, right next to the Riviera. It's said that celebrities such as Bette Midler, Michael Caine, Whoopi Goldberg and Barry White married there too. Sadly, … [Read more...]