For the love of the game

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on April 4, 2012

As a kid I was always very athletic…in my head. In my mind’s eye I made dazzling shoe-top catches and hit long shots over the fence, but in reality I was pretty awkward. I tried really hard, don’t mistake me, but my efforts usually produced boringly average results. Even so, most of the time (except […]


Hush little baby

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on March 27, 2012

The photo in this layout makes me laugh because it reveals a little bit about what I was like as a child. My parents had bought something that had packing material in it, and seeing its potential I used it to “build” beds for all my baby dolls. I’m sure I felt very pleased with […]


Tickling the ivories

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on March 1, 2012

The March 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 sketch challenge site where each comes with an […]


The farmer’s market experience

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 17, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 17 I created the layout below based on a sketch provided at the Pencil Lines blog because I wanted to spotlight these beautiful photos I took at our Austin Farmer’s Market this month. What is it about going to the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning? We have to get up early on […]


Celebrating a little princess

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 30, 2011

I was recently talking with my friend, Heather, who mentioned her daughter’s current fascination with all things princess. That sparked a crafty idea in my brain, so I made Sydnie this banner for her bedroom. I cut the base pennant shape and the lettering on my Silhouette. Then I embossed the background to give it […]