Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Let the Celebration Begin!

We arrived in Lynchburg on Friday afternoon. It began to feel like a real celebration with all the fun stuff Liberty had set up. This photo was taken at a photo booth and I loved the balloons so I used the balloon cut file from Paige Evans. I kept with the patriotic theme papers I am using for the Commencement layouts to back the cut file. Most of the embellishments are from Paige Evan's Turn the Page.  I am playing around with some mixed media, but haven't used much in my layouts. I added a touch here with oxide inks and stencils. This was a fun layout and I hope it captured the festive feel of the day!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Graduation


In May 2017, I completed the last step in my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy- Graduation! Last fall when I ordered my photos, I decided I wanted to scrap my Commencement with a Fourth of July theme. (Since I graduated from "Liberty," it seemed appropriate.) The colors from this month's (gorgeous!!!) Independence Day collection by Photoplay looked perfect, so I decided to use these papers for July's Jumpstart Sketch challenge from the Scrap Room.  I used  a set of graduation embellishments from Paper House Productions, then added some Nuvo drops, and star brads from my stash.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

There's This Boy

I just got the May Flavors of the Month kit. When it's Mother's Day and you're missing your boy that's serving in the military half way around the world, what's a Mom to do?  Why, scrap memories of him, of course!   I liked the masculine feel with the gears, so I used some cut files to make the gears on my cricut and added some
ephemera, then placed them at the top. For the title, I used one of the 3x4 journal cards included in the kit. I used some of the ephemera and puffy stickers to embellish the side and bottom.  I really like the colors in this collection!






Sunday, April 22, 2018


Scrapbooking is My Superpower: Citrus Fruit 4/22

I literally scrap lifted this from Shimelle's Friday Live (April 20) in which the request was to use 6 x 6 papers, and multiple photos. However, I didn't use multiple photos, but turned the photo around so that it is vertical rather than the 2 horizontal photos she was going to use in 3x4. This was a fun layout to do with totally random things. I was able to incorporate a hamburger into the embellishments which was fun and did give it a little cohesion. Adam had just turned six, and he looked so cute there with Ronald McDonald!

#'Scrapbooking is My Superpower Random Challenge: Bears

For Shimelle's Random theme challenge this month, April 21 is Bears. I came across this photo and thought it was perfect (although maybe not "random"). I used the Simple Stories "Cabin Fever" collection, and the background was a old paper from my stash. I always try to incorporate an old  paper somewhere to help use up my stash. 

In this photo, Carrie and Lili went with us to the Wilderness in the Smokies.  They had a cute bear statue and Lili liked the bear so we got a Mommy-Daughter shot with the bear. We had a fun trip and this photo reminded me we need to do more weekend getaways. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Stronger Together


This picture was taken for our church's Mother's Day banquet in May 2003. The men served, even Isaac! This was the last year Candice was home before leaving for Argentina in the fall.  I used the arrow paper as a border strip on the bottom, as our children have always been referred to as our "Seven Arrows".  The layout is mostly from the Spring Market collection. The top butterfly and gold leaf strand are from Maggie Holme's Flourish; and the "Stronger Together" title is in the "Family" Thickers, and the gold family sticker at the bottom is in last years Jen Hadfield collection. I gave it a little bling with the gold sequins from Pretty Little Studio. The doily and black cardstock are from my personal stash.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Little Gardener

Today I have a layout using Carta Bella Spring Market. All the items are from the collection except the gingham and the dark green dot which are from my stash. The "ADAM" Thickers are from Maggie Holmes Flourish collection. When Adam was five, he saw me planting flowers and wanted to help. It was so sweet to see my active little guy making constructive use of dirt! I tried to focus on the darker colors to keep it a little more masculine.  It's a busy layout, (but then, so was my son!) but hopefully I maintained the focus on the photos.