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It feels like home

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 15, 2013

The 17th sketch challenge has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch and play along. This 17th sketch came with the song “Like a Prayer” by Madonna. My layout The line “And it feels like home” from Madonna’s song made me think of some […]



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 […]


Tangerine tango

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 31, 2011

The first-ever Sketches with a Twist sketch and design team sample layouts are now live on their site! This is a brand-new sketch blog that you must check out. It’s a sketch challenge site, where each sketch comes with a twist (for instance, the twist this month is to use at least two fonts in […]


Swab the deck, you scurvy dogs!

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 3, 2011

Back in 1995 two friends developed the idea for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (you can read the whole history of this quirky holiday on their Web site). Celebration of this day has really taken off since 2002, when syndicated columnist Dave Barry covered the idea in an article. It has now become quite […]

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Blogtoberfest Day 16

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 16, 2011

National Feral Cat Day Today is National Feral Cat Day! This annual event is coordinated by Alley Cat Allies as a way to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for feral cats. Each year cat welfare groups and cat lovers across the country plan […]