Creative Scrappers

My month in the Creative Scrappers birthday bash sketch contest

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 3, 2014

You may have noticed that I spent the month of May participating in the Creative Scrappers birthday bash sketch contest. I’ve always been inspired by the CS sketches, and I decided to use as many of them in May as I could. In fact, I submitted layouts for 6 of the 10 sketches—not bad! And […]


Gossip girls

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 21, 2013

I’ve met a really fun group of women just by shopping at my local Archiver’s scrapbook store. Every person in this photo, except me, works or has worked at Archiver’s. We met because of a shared hobby, but when we get together, talking about scrapbooking is not on the agenda! We all gathered on January […]

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Mom’s favorite class ever

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 1, 2013

I can’t decide who was more fortunate that year—the teacher or the students. In the fall of 1972 Mom’s friends, who had children the same age as Phil and me, devised a brilliant plan: Instead of sending their children to various kindergarten programs around town, they proposed sending them all to our house! Mom was […]


Would you like fries with that?

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 12, 2012

Polyester restaurant uniforms do nothing for the wearer’s self esteem, I can tell you from personal experience. Will you take a look at this 1987 photo that my mom snapped of Phil and me just as we were both about to head to our respective summer jobs? Wow. I got to wear a deep rust […]


So happy together

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on September 17, 2012

I took a trip home to North Carolina in late July/early August to visit my mom and bro. This photo is just a nice one from our first full day together, after we had enjoyed a good meal, local wines and live music on the back patio of Weathervane restaurant at Southern Season in Chapel […]