Thursday, April 6, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Adorable"

Look at these two lovebirds! This is my youngest and his then girlfriend. Now, they are engaged and planning to tie the knot in October. I'm very proud of these two and happy they've found each other.

This layout is from Easter 2015.  It was a beautiful day for photos!
 I believe the title and bunnies are from Kate's ABC's. The little white cotton tail ball fringe was perfect for Easter.
 I'm a bit obsessed with the blue and green color combo! So fresh and springy!!
A little bit of Washi helped to Anchor it at the bottom. One of many more layouts to come with these two cuties! It's been fun to watch their relationship grow.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "EGGstra Sweet"

Way past time for an update! Spring is definitely here. The grass is greening up and the flowering trees are starting to bud. Even though the winter was fairly easy, I'm so ready for more sunshine, flowers, and the newness of Spring.

This brings me to an Easter layout that I'd like to share today. Wow, how our grandbabies have grown in the past two years.
 Sawyer was a little young for hunting eggs, but big Sis had no problems filling in for him and sharing later.
 That face! Sometimes I wonder what is going through her head. πŸ’“
I think my favorite part of this layout (aside from her sweet face) is the zipper ribbon and the felt flowers. So perfectly girly.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Seaside Stop"

I think this is the last layout I have to share of our California trip in June, 2015. It was a fabulous trip!! We're heading back for a business trip next week, but there won't be much time for sight-seeing, so I probably won't take very many pictures.
 I adore this paper from We R Memory Keepers. The California journaling tag is from Echo Park wrapped with Karen Foster Scrappers floss. The burlap flowers are Paper Studio.
 I punched several different size mini flowers with my StampinUp punches and layered them up to create different flowers. The title font is called "Seaside".
Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out the last of my California layouts. Have a lovely day. The sun is finally shining here in NE Indiana, and I'm loving the warmth!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "LaJolla"

Here's another layout from our 2015 trip to beautiful, sunny California. Looking at these pictures makes me long for sunny warm weather!
 LaJolla is a beautiful little seaside town that we consider to be a "must see" if you are near the San Diego area. There are some great shops and eateries in town, a pretty beach, and sea lions to watch on the rocks below.
The paper is Kaiser Kraft's "Sea Breeze Collection" and the fence is cut from narrow strips of Close to My Heart woodgrain paper. The fence was a little time consuming, but I love the way it turned out. I laid down a length of hemp cord (Hemptique) and glued the strips of paper on top of it to hold the hemp in place, creating the look of a distressed beach fence.
 The banner is punched with StampinUp's bitty banner punch. I used a small hole punch along the top and wove white string through it to create the banner.
 The title font and seagulls are from Cricut's Life is a Beach, and the grass along the fence is Wild Card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I have one more California layout to share in the next few days, and I think the show and tell from that trip will be done. Time to go back!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Me & You"

In 2015, we took a business trip to California, and were fortunate to extend a little while on our own. There is so much to see and do, resulting in so many pictures to scrap. πŸ˜‰

These photos were taken at Sunset Cliffs near San Diego. Wow! This was actually our second time to visit there, and also my second layout for this location!! But how could I not scrap it again? See the first layout here.
 The paper is We R Memory Keepers "Shine" and green woodgrain Scotch washi.
The sun is cut with Cricut's Wild Card 2, and title with Graphically Speaking. The itty bitty banner is My Mind's Eye "Indie". I love when different brands of paper and embellies that I find in my stash just happen to work well together.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope this layout brings a little bit of sun to your day.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Take a Bow"

My son is a music major from Ball State University. Thankfully, he was only about an hour away from home, so we were able to go down for almost every performance! We actually miss making those trips and stepping into his college world for a few hours.
 He participated in their men's choir and an a Capella men's group. This particular day was a special treat, because we were able to enjoy performances by both groups. These were his last performances before graduating in December 2015. Each group honored him publicly as a special send off!! Proud parent moment!!
 The title, sub title and notes are Cricut's Quarter Note cartridge. I've used this cartridge so often with all of his musical involvement. I love the mustache washi tape...also perfect for him...he adores his facial hair...lol!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Come back soon.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

One Page Scrapbook Layout - "End of the Road"

Last layout of our trip!! Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. Eventually, you hit your vacation budget, use all of your paid time off work, and have to come home. 😒 It was an awesome anniversary celebration!

Key West is at the southernmost part of the U.S. where Hwy 1 comes to an end. These pics are taken near the iconic landmark at the southernmost point which is 90 miles from Cuba.
The paper is Kaisercraft "Sea Breeze" and Simple Stories wood chevron for the banner arrow that anchors the pictures. I used a couple of different kinds of ribbon down the center and added a little date tag with a touch of ribbon to accentuate the one picture. At the last minute, I added a little slip of ribbon at the top and simply folded it over and topped it with a wood button.  Hope you like this last page of our anniversary trip! If you want to see the rest of the Key West layouts, got to the bottom of this post and type Key West in the search bar. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

One Page Scrapbook Layout - "Taking Flight"

While celebrating our 30th anniversary in Key West, we visited the butterfly house. I've never seen so many butterflies in one place at one time. It was amazing.
I should have taken some close ups of this page so that you could see the glimmer of Wink of Stella on the black butterflies and the title (both cut with my Cricut).  I didn't write down anything about the supplies used here. The paper was in my stack for a long, long time, and these photos were perfect for it. The journaling square and the dragonflies and flora at the bottom are all printed on the paper. I couldn't bare to cover them up, but the wallet size pics fit pefect.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have one more Key West layout to share in a few days.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Mallory Square"

Are you longing for some warmth and a beautiful sunset? Maybe this will help. Just looking at the colors in this layout brightens my dreary day.
 Key West was the destination for our 30th anniversary trip December, 2015. We had such a great time and are so blessed to be able to take time away together. Mallory Square is the spot where Key West tourists and locals go to watch the sunset. They have a nice shopping area, ice cream, street performers, and people watching. Our hotel was quite close. It's also where the cruise ships dock. We got some awesome fresh guacamole from one of the \vendors in the square. They made it right in front of us...Oh man...It was great, and I'm not a big fan of guac!
 I have no idea the brand of this lovely paper. I typically make notes on the back of the supplies I've used on the layouts, but alas, I forgot on to do so here.
I used the StampinUp bitty banner punch for the banner along the bottom, and freehanded the two longer banners, and topped them with a brad.
Hope you can feel the warmth of the sun and the colors on this layout. It's pretty cold and dreary here in Indiana. It's actually been raining. Normally we have snow and ice in January, but I'm not going to complain. Thanks for stopping by! Now I want guacamole!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Home Tour"

Time to share another Key West 30th anniversary layout!
If you ever go to Key West, the Hemingway House is definitely worth your time. We enjoyed checking out the architecture, simple furnishings and dΓ©cor. However; the six toed cats were our favorite!! They're everywhere. They are very well cared for and quite friendly.
 I framed my title with an arched window and open arched shutters cut from Cricut's Art Philosohy  to look like the windows on the house. How boring would the title have been without the window? πŸ˜ The patterned paper is StampinUp with ribbon from Paper Studio, and green chevron washi from Queen & Co. The StampinUp five point flower punch and bitty scalloped circle punch worked great for the flowers, topped with buttons.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! See you soon.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Pier House"

Here's a layout of the beautiful hotel where we stayed in Key West! It was an amazing room and property. We really weren't ready to come home after being spoiled!!
 This pretty paper is from Close to My Heart's (My Reflections) "Skylark". The letter stickers on the subtitle are from October Afternoon. Many of the embellishments were printed right on the paper, so I simply added a few strips of paper, some burlap flowers with button centers, and the subtitle. Easey Peasey!
 If you ever need a place to stay in Key West, you'll have to check out the Pier House. They're right on the water. Even though we didn't have a water view from our room we had the most beautiful balcony. We spent a lot of time out there with our coffee in the morning, and playing cards together at night.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Hope 2017 is off to a great start for you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Hightway 1"

Today, I'm sharing some a layouts from our 30th anniversary trip to Key West (December 2015)! We had a great time together in a really beautiful location.
 We flew into Miami, rented a vehicle and drove down through the keys. These pictures are from the beautiful spots we saw along our adventure.
 The paper is Bazill cardstock and the Abroad Collection from Studio Calico. The title is from Cricut's Graphically Speaking, Hwy sign is from Going Places, and the number from Nate's ABC's. I layered it up with some banners made from scraps of the map paper and topped it with a SU dot.
 My 2" circle punches (StampinUp!) worked great with the circle maps on the paper.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! More layouts to come this week.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Key Largo"

We're wrapping up the holiday season. Hope your Christmas was lovely and full of love!

I'm itching to share the layouts from our 30th anniversary trip to Key West! I think it's time to see some warm layouts.

We flew into Miami and rented a vehicle to drive through the Keys. Our first night was, obviously, in Key Largo.
 We had a great meal at Skipper's Dockside. It had just finished raining lightly, but we were able to eat outside under the canopy. Their key lime pie was, by far, our favorite on the entire trip! The crust made it really special!
 But you're probably not here to read about my pie experiences... This layout was really simple with so many of the embellishments already on the paper from Simple Stories. I simply matted some pictures, and added them tot he page. I used Washi tape on some of them to continue the look of the Simple Stories paper.
Hope you will stop by and see more from our Key West trip. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, December 26, 2016

One Page Scrapbook Layout - "Flannel & Beards"

My three boys are definitely of the manly sort.

They can't get enough of their flannel and beards! I love these two pictures of them, so had to scrap them, of course. 
I'm recently obsessed with deer and antler embellies. Heidi Swapp did not disappoint! I love the chalkboard look, along with the glitter and plaid flannel combo. Perfect for my three, crazy, bearded men!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Plaid Tidings"

Last Christmas (2015), we were able to get together with the entire Leonhardt extended family at Mark's sister's home. Her two boys were both there, one of which came from Texas with his wife and two little boys! We had great fun together!!

We'd planned in advance to try to take a giant family photo of all of us together, not knowing when we'd all be togehter again. LOL! We all brought a plaid flannel shirt for the occasion! What a hoot!! The kids don't always cooperate, but that's no big deal.
We invited Santa and Mrs. Claus, who told us the Christmas story from the Bible. We also celebrated family birthdays that we'd missed being together for. The infamous group photo is below under the title. All except my grandson, Sawyer, were pretty excited about the picture, hence the empty chair and him crying in his smiling Mom's lap. I love it! She's learning to roll with the punches and is such an awesome Mom to our grandchildren. as you can see the picture under the star, he was pretty happy to sit in Santa's lap.
 We had a great time together! I hope that we can all be together again soon!!
 The paper is again Heidi Swapp. I love the black and white bakers twine tied around both pages. I managed to get 9 pictures on here and tell the whole story. I still had room for some cute house and tree embellies. The funniest thing is that I came up with the title for my page way back when we decided to wear the plaid shirts, long before we were even together! I love it when that happens.
Merry Christmas to you and your families!!! Jesus is still the reason for the season! Take time to remember the greatest gift we've been given. Christmas blessings to all of you!