Tuesday, April 30, 2019

"Love" with Indigo Hills 2

This layout holds a special place in my heart. It's of my parents dancing at a wedding. My parents have been married for almost 60 years, and I thought these photos captured their love for one another.  My parents never had a perfect marriage, but they had a GOOD marriage! They made it through the hard times, and they set the example of loving each other as Christ loved them. I love you, Mom and Dad!

I used the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and the colors just seemed to blend so nicely with the photos. I added some paint splatters, and Nuvo drops. 

Disney Mission

Ok, I'll be honest. I am determined to get "caught up" with all my kids albums, my childhood, and our 2107 family Disney trip. I'm on a mission! Any chance I get, I'm gonna make a layout for my Disney album.  (I want this one finished before we go on another one, lol!) I used Paige  Evans "Whimsical" for the Hot Air balloon. I made this layout to be the intro section of the Parade. It won't take you long to notice that I really like puffy stickers. I think I can manage to use Paige Evan's collections for just about anything! The other layout is using the Simple Stories "Dream Big" and I used my granddaughter dancing with Belle. There's a lot of cute Princess collections out there, and let's just say I have plenty of Princess photos to accommodate them! I hope you don't get tired of Princess layouts......

My crazy boys!

With all my scrapbooking, I can't forget my boys!  Now, we all know that masculine layouts are just plain hard!  Really.  I had this picture I liked of my guys at our cabin Christmas last year, and I had to find some way to put them on a layout. I used one of Paige Evans cut files, and paper from Bo Bunny, along with Pebbles embellishments. I had so much fun with this one! I really "feel" the memories with this layout. Gotta love my crazy boys!

Design Team and Fall layouts

Now that I have been out of school for awhile, back home, and actually have been able to have my own "Scrappy Room," I have been able to get a little more mojo going on with my layouts. I mustered up the nerve to submit layouts for a  Design Team call to a local scrapbook store near my parents. I LOVE shopping there! They keep up with the trends, and as the owner, Sara, puts it, "there's no birthdays here!" IOW, you have to get it before it's gone!  I submitted the layouts, and (enter major happy dance here!), I was chosen!  Scrappin in the City has a wonderful staff of " city chicks" that are talented, friendly, and just make you want to craft all day! The design team layouts have definitely challenged me to kick up my work a notch, and I am enjoying every minute of it!          

Fall is a hard time for me. It just feels like the "death of summer" to me. However, I look around at all the colors in nature, and I am reminded of God's goodness.  Scrapbooking fall photos is definitely a spirit-lifter. Basking in all the beauty of Autumn definitely helps life the end of summer blues!  These are some of my first layouts on the Design Team at Scrappin in the City. The collections are from  Echo Park, Simple Stories, and Doodlebug Designs. I felt so much better this fall, just playing with the beautiful fall papers and embellishments. Therapy, I tell ya! 


I hold a master's degree in therapy......  but I wish someone had just told me that sitting down with a piece of paper and scissors, kick my feet up, put on a good movie, and start cutting would be one of the most therapeutic things EVER! I used a wreath cut file, but I sat and cut up a trillion (ok, maybe a little exaggeration there) flowers. This is a photo of me as a little girl, and I decided to accent the little fence with one of my old Martha Stewart border punches. (I still love my Martha Steward punches!) The paper and embellishments are from Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection. To do a layout that involves so much fussy cutting, it can't be one of those "need to get it done" projects. It's just work on it a little at a time, and enjoy the process! I try to keep ongoing projects like this one to work on when I curl up with a Hallmark movie, or the family is just hanging out in the living room. I have even been known to fussy cut in doctors offices, ballgames, and many other on-the-go places! 

Catching up!

Wow!  I can't believe I'm so behind in posting my layouts!  It seems like I post them on other media, so I forget that this is my personal home space for my journey on paper. I'm gonna post a few at a time, until I kinda get caught up. These are some of my first layouts using svg files. All I can say is, I'm addicted!!!!! These layouts were scrap lifted from some of Paige Evan's design team, using Paige Evans cut files from pagebypaige on etsy. It almost feels strange to only have one photo on a layout, but at the same time, it feels very freeing. I remember my mother used to say "I can't make a scrapbook page of ...., I only have one picture!" Problem solved! Now that I'm really enjoying single photo layouts, I find that if I still have a lot of photos of a particular theme or event, I can either use a less extravgant layout for a second page, or do a project life style of coordinating page. I'm hooked on the svg files, regardless of the number of photos I put on a page!

 This is scrap lifted from ZZsoka Marko, which appeared on the paigetaylorevans.com website January 11, 2018. 
This layout was scrap lifted from Flóra Farkas on the paigetaylorevans.com website December 10, 2017. 

Friday, November 30, 2018


I used the Jumpstart Sketch from The Scrap Room  for this layout of Landon dancing with Belle. I’m trying to knock out my Disney album and this was a special moment. He was such a handsome Prince!