January 2012

Shades of green

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 31, 2012

The February Sketches with a Twist sketch and design team sample layouts are now live on their site. I am very proud to have created the sketch and really in love with all the design team’s samples based on it! Sketches With a Twist is a new blog that debuted just last month—a sketch challenge […]



by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 28, 2012

My brother, Phil, began his love for photography under the influence of our eighth-grade math teacher, Mr. Moore. As is still his style to this day, the eighth-grade Phil did many months of research (the old-fashioned, pre-Web kind of research) before finally purchasing his first SLR camera. He bought a Pentax ME Super from a […]


Twinkle toes

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 18, 2012

Twisted Sketches has revealed its latest sketch, #135, and the twist is “sparkle.” Be sure to head over to the site to grab the sketch and see all the other design team members’ beautiful examples, then create something of your own and link it up! Here is what I created using this great new sketch: […]


Friendship needs no words

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 14, 2012

I had flown home to North Carolina to spend a week of summer 2004 with my family. On this day Daddy was out in the front yard building a little brick border around a flower bed, and Mom and I were hanging out with him while he worked. We had Spenser out with us, and […]

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by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 13, 2012

I have never bought into friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th. But for about two months now I believe I’ve been suffering from scrapatriskaidekaphobia! Back in October I was on fire with my crafting. I was inspired and driven to be creative and then to blog about it. I blogged every day during October. […]