One is silver, the other is gold

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 8, 2014

I thought I had just about finished this layout with a photo of me and my baby brother in front of this cool gold artifact wall in downtown Austin. Matt and I had just picked up Phil from the airport for his week-long visit from Durham, NC, and whisked him to Torchy’s Tacos for lunch. […]

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There’s always room for ice cream

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 9, 2013

I thought I would share a Silhouette technique today. I had a lot of fun concocting this layout in my head, then in my Silhouette Studio software and finally in physical form. I completed this look by building the page as much from the back as from the front. Here’s how: I was looking for […]


Why we are vegetarians

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 1, 2012

When I found out that today is World Vegetarian Day, I decided that the best way to recognize it would be to do a layout about why Matt and I have become vegetarians. We actually tried a vegetarian lifestyle several years ago, but we didn’t do enough learning about how to do it well. We […]



by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 16, 2012

To be fair, it was my idea for us to go for a hike on July 4th. There’s a trail running along Brushy Creek Road that I see lots of walkers, runners and cyclists using, but we had not tried it yet. So we agreed to go first thing in the morning to check it […]


The Lord God made them all

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 2, 2012

It’s already time for the June Sketches With a Twist challenge—the last design of my term with them. I am very proud to have created this sketch, although I’ll admit that it’s a little harder than usual, which is why I’ve included a tutorial below for making the Cathedral Window quilt pieces! Here’s a little […]