Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Bar Harbor Inn"

Our trip to Bar Harbor was more business than pleasure. I plan our offsite meeting for the company i work for, so occasionally I get to tag along and make sure things go as planned. As fun as it is to travel and see new places, I get a little stressed about the responsibilities that go along with it. This was a fairly low stress meeting. We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn, and we enjoyed it immensely.
 The view from the inn was pretty amazing. We arrived in the dark so couldn't see much until morning. I came down for the meeting, walked into the restaurant which has a full view of the harbor and was stunned by the eerie, yet amazing, view with the fog that had settled in around the harbor. I will never forget that amazing first glimpse!
 Now about the layout...Once again I will say how much I love to mix patterned paper. I like how the colors and patterns play nicely together. I added a few rustic elements with the hand stamped blue banners on each side, the pine trees, and the purchased mini banner.
Here's a close up of the journaling and the embellishments. Do you like to mat with colored card stock? I don't always think about it, but I like the way it turned out.
More from Bar Harbor coming up soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Blessed"

It sure feels like fall today! Fall is my favorite, for sure, but it's barely September. The crisp air puts me in the mood to share some of my layouts from Bar Harbor, Maine.
  I found these cute little cork embellies that worked nicely on the page with the tone on tone animal print paper.
 There is no place more beautiful then Bar Harbor in the fall!!! The weather was still very nice and views went on forever at Arcadia National Park.
Hope you will stop by tomorrow for more layouts of our trip to Maine! 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Sugar & Spice"

Here's another very similar layout to the one I posted yesterday. One of these is for our family album and the other is for my grand daughter's album.
 Different papers and embellishments, but very similar design and layout. That makes is so much simpler to do the second layout. 😊
 Which do you like better? I guess I'll find out once I post it on Pinterest and see how many times they're pinned. I like them both for different reasons. I do really like the flower embellishments that I made for this one.
I think I've posted all my layouts from this fun little photo shoot of my grand children. I might have a few more birthday layouts from last year. Maybe I'll post those next. You'll have to come back tomorrow and find out.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "All Girl"

Here's another layout from our grandchildren's photo shoot a few years back. This one features, Miss Scarlet.
 She was having so much fun and I think she forgot she was posing.
 This little girl melts my heart. I try not to let her wrap me around her little finger, but it's so hard!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Tomorrow I'll post another one with the same pics, different paper. One is for her book and one for ours.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Two page Scrpbook Layout - "Woodland Princess" take 2

Here is the second layout I made for my grand daughter's scrapbook. If you saw my layouts from yesterday, these are the same pics, but different paper. This one has a little more youthful look about it, but very similar.
 I like how the purple pops on this page, even with the busy patterned paper.
 And who doesn't love mini ball fringe? The scallop border punch adds another feminine element to the page. Having raised two boys (no girls of my own), I can't even express the joy in all things pink, scalloped, lacey, and flowery.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful scrappy week!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Woodland Princess"

Here's another layout of my beautiful grand daughter for her fourth birthday photo shoot. I typically will scrap a double layout for her book, as well as for mine. That is why you see so many layouts of the same pictures! Sometimes I use the same basic layout design, and other times I completely mix it up. I almost always use different paper, though.
 Of course, she had a few outfits to use, which means I need to capture all of the outfits on layouts! :) I love this beautiful little dress and how she flows (and glows) in it.
 I loved the butterflies, dragonflies and mushrooms with the layout and the paper. It's a simple layout, but I love the feel of it...and the gorgeous baby girl is what makes it amazing!
 She melts my heart and I literally can't stop looking at her! Love her zest for life!
I used a little Wink of Stella on the mushrooms because all mushrooms should be shimmery, right?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have another Woodland Princess layout that I will be sharing tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Sweet"

These two cuties...They have my heart! Here's another layout from their birthday photo shoot.
They argue and fight, but deep down they kind of like each other. :) We're so blessed to have them living so close.
 This pictures are about two and a half years old now! Gulp!! They're growing up so fast, and this Gramma is trying to keep up and stay relevant in their life.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Two Page Layout - "Dream Big Little One"

A few days ago I posted one of my least favorite layouts. Well this is one that I love!! The paper, the colors, and especially my cutie pie grandson!! 😻
 If you stop by my blog often, you may recognize the pictures. I am working on a separate scrapbook for each of my grandkids, in addition to scrapping some of the same photos in our family book. So...twice the cuteness!
 Sometimes I lay the pictures out the same and just use different paper. Other times I completely recreate the layout the second time around.
 My favorite part of this is the paper airplane. Super simple, but it totally makes the page for me and made a great place to journal.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope your day is full of crafty fun!

Friday, August 31, 2018

two page scrapbook layout - "Celebrate Love"

Here's a fun layout from the night my son and daughter-in-love got engaged. They're pretty cute!!!
 My son bought them a photo shoot for Christmas, and then planned out the entire proposal with the photographer. We weren't a part of all of that, but we met them later for dinner with both families.
 These two make a great pair and we're so excited that they found each other!
 It's impossible to see the sheen here, but I used Wink of Stella on the heart banner to set it off. The photo just made it look muddy.
 I probably should have added another wallet size photo to the right, or some additional journaling. I'm trying to make peace with the white space...lol.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I think I have some layouts from the actual photo shoot. I'm not sure I've photographed them yet, but I'll be sharing them here at some point.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - Once Upon a Time

I will start off by saying this is one of my least favorite layouts from the recent past. It's got a lot going on. But I'm posting it anyway, because it was such a fun event with great memories. Just be nice...LOL!
 For some reason the color was changed in the editing process. I promise both sides match!
 I wrapped a string of rhinestones around the circular sticker. I think it's the stickers I don't like. I don't use them much anymore since I cut most of my embellishments with my Cricut. Oh well....it's done!!
 So now you've seen my least favorite page. Thanks for showing me grace. I do like the title!
Please come back tomorrow and I promise to show you something WAAAY cuter. :)

Monday, August 27, 2018

One Page Scrapbook Layout - "Daddy Daughter Dance"

Here's another layout of our son and his beautiful little lady. I love that he makes it a point to always be there for her, and to take her out on his own and treat her to a Daddy Daughter date.
This lined patterned paper was so pretty with all of the flowers already on it, I didn't have to do much except add some scrap patterned paper to accent the photo. Easy peasy, but super cute.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Go forth and be crafty!!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Birthday Princess"

Wow...It seems like I've been posting a lot of birthday picture layouts. I've been savings these up for a few years.
 This was two years back when we bought her the giant red headed princess doll. She loved it as you can see. Happy 4th birthday sweet Scarlet!
 I love that the doll was almost the same size as my grand daughter! As you can see from the pics, this little girl of ours loves life and lives it loud and proud! We wouldn't have it any other way!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Come back soon!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Family"

Here's a layout of one of our many visits with my Mom before she passed. My son, daughter-in-love and grandkids were able to make the trip as well.
 My grand daughter picked a dandelion for me, so I put it behind my ear and we posed for a picture together. I always look better when she's in the pic. She's just the best and my heart overflows just thinking of the blessings of being called Grandma.
 My brother and I are posing with my mom in the top picture. This was a few years back, so she didn't look terrible here, but she'd definitely started her decline. She suffered from Parkinson's until last October. I still cry when I see pictures or when I think of the wonderful Mom she was to us!
It was a special time with my Mom, and I'm so thankful for every visit that we had with her! 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Never Grow Up"

Today, I'm sharing some adorable pics of my sweet little grandson! He's four now, but he was two in these pictures. Oh my word...isn't he the cutest thing ever?? You know he is!
 He's all boy and not really into posing for pictures, if you know what I mean. He' much rather be exploring, running, and throwing sticks, rocks, etc.
 I love how this mix of papers create a young masculine look, but also keeps the focus on the cute pics! Do you like to mix color photos with black & whites? It took me awhile to try it, but now I mix them up often with professional type portraits.
I have more birthday layouts to share, so stop back soon!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Queen for a Day"

This is my beautiful daughter-in-love. She is the glue that holds her sweet family together, including my oldest son and grand babies. She is a beauty, inside and out!
 She shares her birthday month with her two children and usually Mother's Day. She doesn't get all the recognition that she should receive. She's a stay at home Mom and I'm so thankful that my grand babies have their Mom at home with them. It's a huge sacrifice financially and I'm sure she feels like the walls are coming in on her sometimes.
 We are so blessed to be able to call her our daughter, especially since we didn't raise our own daughter. I hope that she will also call us Mom and Dad some day. ♥
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.