Sunday, March 23, 2014

Best Friends!

This is Emily and her best friend, Teresa, all dressed up for Homecoming!  Aren't they beautiful!?!  SENIORS!  I used some older stuff on this layout including some Basic Grey that I've had for a long time.  I also had fun misting some Pink Paislee Artisan pieces including the flowers and the scallop canvas ribbon.  I wanted to add more silver, so I outline the paper layers in silver Sharpie.  Looks cool in person!

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Scrapping! :)

I am having fun scrapping when I can!  I couldn't wait to cut into my Amy Tangerine Plus One Collection.  I couldn't decide what patterned paper I wanted to use for layering, so instead I used a whole bunch of them in a pieced pattered paper frame around the background.  Love how this turned out!

I created this layout for a challenge to create a layout of something that you love, but the layout could not have a photo of a person or a pet on it.  I've always loved the line from Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."  I had the black, red, and white quoted printed out for such a long time, I decided to build a whole layout around it! 

I created this layout for a challenge to use another language on a layout, which was the perfect challenge for these photos of the girls getting inducted into the Spanish Honor Society.

This was a sparkle challenge.  I'm finally scrapping Jessica's freshman year Homecoming photo from 2011!

Finally, this layout was just for FUN!  I pin inspirational quotes on Pinterest, and these are some of my recent favorites.  I thought it would be a cool idea to create a layout featuring some of them!  I used another Amy Tangerine collection!  

I love when I get time to create!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

FUN layouts!

Here are some recent layouts.

What I love about this first layout is that it's just a layout I wanted to create.  It's not for a challenge, it's doesn't go with a sketch, it's just something I wanted to create.  When did I lose that whole doing what I want to do?  I need to do that more often!  I'm trying to do more Emily layouts lately.  She'll be graduating and going off to college before I know it, so I want to make a big dent in her high school layouts!  I love creating marching band layouts.  They make me happy, and I love everything about this one!  :)

This layout features Jessica and her girlfriend Sedona all dressed up for a wedding that they were going to.  I pulled out a very old collection by American Crafts to scrap these photos!  Gorgeous girls!

Wow, this last layout was tough to scrap.  This is one of Emily's SENIOR portraits.  Cindy did a great job with her photos, but I'm happy and proud to say that this is a photo that I shot with my point and shoot digital camera.  Not too shabby if I do say so myself!  Look at that beautiful intelligent young woman!  I could not be more proud of her!

I am going to create more just for me!  Yippee!  So excited!  I want to create just for the fun of it.  No sketches, no challenges, just all ME!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Here's a fun layout I created with some cute photos of the girls on Emily's birthday!  This layout is based on sketch #63 at My Scraps & More!  I used the Pink Paislee Portfolio collection, some Hambly, and various bits and pieces!  

It's so awesome when I actually get time to create a layout!  As always, thanks for stopping by!  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I seriously do not think anyone visits my blog anymore, and that's totally OK, but I'll update it anyway with a couple of layouts I created this week, two of them last night!  FUN activity for New Year's Eve!  

This is Simple Stories The Daily Grind.  LOVE this collection!  Last year I'll have a photo with both of my girls on back to school day!  Time is going by too quickly!

Jessica is the section leader of the mellophones in the marching band, and they are such a FUN section!  The title is *Mostly Mellos! because each photo has a non-mello members pretty much photo bombing the photo!

I had fun with my mists on this one!  I painted with them!  This is the senior t-shirt!  I cannot believe I have a senior who is graduating in 2014!  Seriously, time, slow down!  She's a beauty, and I love Emily with all my heart!  I couldn't be more proud of the amazing young lady she has become!

So, there you have it!  Layouts!  I haven't scrapped in so long with how busy everything has been!  It was fun to be creative again!  HAPPY 2014!  Make it a great year!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hello out there!

Life has been busy, busy, BUSY!  It's all about marching band, crazy hours, applying for colleges, etc.  Sometimes I don't even know what day it is!  It's a thrill when I have time to create!  Here are a few layouts that I've created recently!

Wow, wow, wow, I love the way this layout turned out!  This is Maggie Holmes by Crate Paper.  Love this collection!  This photo is from last year's Homecoming, not the one that just took place.  I really love this wonderful photo of a great group of beautiful girls!  I really played up the blue, the green, and the purple!  Love this!

More Crate Paper on a layout about me being 47.  The girls went out and got me a big cookie, and they did sing to me!  I was just standing in the kitchen holding the cookie, and the girls did snap some pics of me!  My girls are the best!  Birthdays seem to come by alarmingly fast lately!  Inside the Maya Road envelope is my journaling . . . basically it's all about how I never imagined my life at 47 like it really is.  That's OK, it's just hard to wrap my mind around it sometimes!

Last is a layout I created for a white plus one other color challenge.  I don't like white, so I wasn't going to do the challenge, but then I came across some pics my Dad just recently gave me, and it came together for me.  I had a lot of fun layering a bunch of white.  I embossed a lot of it.  That's me way back when in 1980 graduating from 8th grade.

If you're reading my blog . . . HI!  As always, thanks for stopping by!  :)  

Friday, August 30, 2013

Let's Post Some Layouts!

Wow, I go for a LONG time without updating my blog, but I don't think anyone is noticing!  LOL!  That's OK!  I've been scrapping when I have time, and it's been FUN!

Looking at colleges with the girls was SO MUCH FUN!  I had to scrap some of the many photos I took during this road trip. This layout features Amy Tangerine!  I love this collection!  :)

This layout features an older collection . . . Just Chillin' by Making Memories!  Love these bright colors!

That's me when I made my First Communion!  This is Crate Paper DIY Shop!

This is just a fun mix of manufacturers including Hambly, Glitz, and Teresa Collins.  I love how this turned out!  Fun and vibrant, just like Jessica!  :)

This is Simple Stories!  Pretty much a crazy design on this layout, but that's OK!  I got a ton of photos on it!

I love self-portraits!  I really do!  These are the ones I took on Mother's Day.  It was a strange Mother's Day, because I really just wanted to see my mom.  Sad that I couldn't.  Miss her a lot!  :(

I just finished this one today!  It's based on a sketch Bev posted at Memorable Seasons.  I love these Christmas knickknacks!  Glad I finally scrapped about them!

This is for another challenge at Memorable Seasons.  We had to blindly pick three papers and scrap with them.  I thought my pick was awful, until I found these photos of the girls.  These papers then really worked for me, but I also credit the trio of BIG flowers!  They really pulled this layout together!

That's it for now!  Just scrapping away when I find the time!  I start my new job on Tuesday!  Fingers crossed it all goes well!  As always, thanks for stopping by!  :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Here's a few layouts that I've created recently.  I love just pulling out supplies I want to use and creating what I want to create without having to issue a challenge or try to complete a challenge!  I love scrapping for the FUN of scrapping!

I used two DCWV stacks.  The first layouts uses the Old World Stack which is seriously one of the best stacks I've ever purchased.  The last layout uses a newer stack called Snapshot.  It's a very fun stack!  The middle layout is based on a sketch that I received and it's just a bunch of random products.  The feather really makes the layout in my opinion!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

More Simple Stories Urban Traveler

My last DT kit for Memorable Seasons consisted of Simple Stories Urban Traveler.  I love the colors in this collection, and just because it's travel-themed, doesn't mean it doesn't work for other projects!

I created this and it hangs on the knob of the armoire in our family room!  You've been warned!  I have a camera, and I'm not afraid to use it!

I used a travel collection to create a Christmas layout!  I love these self-portraits I snapped on Christmas Eve with my sister Susan and my brother Tom!  I love the way this layout turned out!

We were challenged by the AMAZING Colette to use a chalkboard background and a chalkboard font, and then her second challenge was to scrap a self-portrait.  I loved both challenges, and I decided to combine them!  Colette does a lot of those dotty circles, so I copies those too!  I think this layout is really fun, and I love those chalkboard fonts!  The lattice is by Jillibean Soup . . . very cool!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Simple Stories Urban Traveler!

This is my last DT kit reveal for Memorable Seasons! I hope you like it!  This month, I got Simple Stories Urban Traveler! LOVE this collection! I love Simple Stories!



What do you think? I love the colors in this collection! So fun! It's definitely NOT just for travel! I have some really cute projects to share with you soon! Can't wait to show you!

Stay tuned! :D  As always, thanks for stopping by!