My Mind’s Eye

My nana rocks

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on March 26, 2014

Throughout my youth our family always went to Pennsylvania to spend Thanksgiving with our extended family there. In 1983, when this photo was taken, we had all just gorged on the sumptuous Thanksgiving feast and then cleaned up to enjoy some games and pie. Someone pulled out this pair of headphones, and they somehow ended […]


A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on March 24, 2014

I wanted to pull together a few photos of me and my mom for this page. Once I had selected these three I realized that in each we were “hugging around the neck.” Thus, my title was born! Product/technique notes I bought two of the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon punches when they first […]


Good to the last crop

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 22, 2014

About four years ago I decided I wanted to meet some people who shared my love of scrapbooking, so I signed up for a crop at the nearby Archiver’s store. Yes, it felt a little weird to go alone to a crop. But the point was that I didn’t have any local scrappy friends, so […]

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Wheat-free zone

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 15, 2014

When my brother visited us for New Year’s this year, we set a fun goal of trying several new recipes following our new wheat-free lifestyle. We ended up baking almost every day Phil was here. They weren’t all great recipes, but we sure had a lot of fun making them all together. Product/technique notes I […]


You are the dancing queen

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 9, 2014

The 21th sketch challenge has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch and play along. This sketch came with the song “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. My layout We are very fortunate to have many of Matt’s family photos because during his mother’s illness she […]