Thursday, October 18, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Smile"

This little guy is getting so big. I love watching him grow up, but not too fast. He's full of life and promise! I can't wait to see the plans that God has for him.
 
 We're so proud of my son and his family. I've posted other layouts that featured my granddaughter, but this one is all about Sawyer. He is one and a half in these pictures, but now he is four! Guess it's time for family pictures again?
 Our photographer did such a great job. She was so patient and fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Believe it or not, I have a few more layouts from this photoshoot. :) Love my family!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Happy Together"

Young love! These two are married now, but were just dating (seriously) at the time of our family photo shoot. With each family picture we took, we made sure we took one without her in it. I felt terrible doing it, but honestly, you just never know if they're going to last. If they don't last, you're likely not to hang any pictures with her in it. Yes...it happened before, so I was a bit gun shy.
 Katie was very understanding about it. Thankfully, we never had to post the pictures without her in them! We never even printed them! She's a keeper and we are so blessed with two wonderful daughter-in-loves.
 They celebrate their first anniversary this weekend!! Woot! So excited to watch them grow together in love as their future unfolds. They're so great together!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you are enjoying all the layouts from this photo shoot. I'm enjoying reliving the memories as I post them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Happy Life"

This is my oldest son's beautiful family! We are so proud of them!!
 My husband and I are blessed beyond belief with our family. Our hearts our full with our two boys and their beautiful families. They keep us busy, and they keep us young(er).
 I remember well the challenge of raising little ones. Wow...In fact this handsome man right here was my strong willed boy. I'm here to tell you, if you're raising a strong willed child, hang in there! It gets better. All of those characteristics that make them challenging to raise, will (with training) make them strong and confident, but also loving, sympathetic, loyal, and all around great human beings! And...this one keeps me laughing all the time too. He's had some rough patches, but he's still positive and quite entertaining to be around. The saying "behind every strong man is a stronger woman" definitely is true for these two.
Thank you Lord for these beautiful humans that make our hearts sing with joy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "You Color My World"

And now it's time to share one of my fall layouts of my sweet granddaughter. She's definitely sugar and spice and everything nice, maybe with a little extra spice. :)
 Again, I'm loving this fall themed paper. I matted the photos, layered some embellishments and wrapped it with some pretty scalloped crocheted ribbon.
 Ah...I can't believe it's taken me 3 years to get these posted. Looks like it's time for another photo shoot with these sweet, not-so-little babies.
I'm still obsessed with the shot of my granddaughter laying on her belly in the wagon and the one where she's throwing up the leaves! Kudos to our photographer for catching these moments so well. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Falling for You"

We don't take professional family photos every year, but when we do, it's typically in the fall. A few years ago we did a family shoot in a nearby park. Our photographer has the patience of Job!
 This layout features our grandson who was two at the time. Considering his age, I think our photographer got some great shots of our little man.
 The lined patterned paper was a nice backdrop for all of the color pictures. I rarely use plain cardstock. I'm so obsessed with patterned paper. The little banner is one that I purchased. It added a bit of a whimsical look to the layout.
There are nine pictures on this layout and still some rom for embellishments and journaling. I like the way it turned out. I'm in love with antlers, especially on a masculine page for our handsome grandson.

You'll have to come back and check out all the other layouts I created from this photo shoot. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Hello Fall"

Last week felt more like fall. This week, we're back to summer. That's okay, though. I'd like to keep fall in my future and present, rather than in my past. We all know what that means...winter. Bleh!

Just before the new year, my husband and I moved into our newly built home! It was so very exciting and rewarding after many long years of  getting out of debt, helping our youngest with college tuition, saving, and making due in an 1100 square foot home. We raised our two boys there and had so many amazing family memories there.

This layout features our old home and some of our fall décor from a few years back.
 There was nothing fancy about this home, but we took good care of it. Although, we think it may have been one of the cutest in the neighborhood. It was built in 1954, so it took a lot of time and there was always a project that needed to be done.
 Lower left is my hubby and youngest son. This was before he was married and he still lived with us. We are so blessed that he was so helpful and felt responsible for the yard work. With so many trees, leaf pickup was a huge job each year.
I don't remember where I purchased this paper, but how perfect for the glorious colors of fall? The pictures pop with the dark matting. No need to really journal, except the date. 

Hopefully I will have a layout of our current house to share at some point soon! We've had a ball decorating...And guess what? There are still projects to do! But we are loving it and feeling quite blessed!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Thunder Hole"

I have one last scrapbook layout from our trip to Bar Harbor, Maine a few years ago. These pictures are making me excited for all of the fall color that is just around the corner.
 Acadia National Park is a beautiful place to spend some time. One of the must see places within the park is Thunder Hole where the waves flow into the rock formation making a sound like the clapping of thunder. If you stand in the right spot, you'll get a nice spray in your face.
 Ignore my windblown hair...It's a sure sign of a great day out exploring.
 I love the mix of polka dots, chevron and stripes on this layout. The die cut of the mountains and tree is really simple, but I like the added geometric look in brown. It kind of pops off the page. As I look at this, I should probably have made the chevrons off to the left in brown as well. Oh well...

I layered the state name and silhouette shape at the bottom below the journaling. Again, maybe the brown would have stood out a little more.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you are having a great week!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Penobscot Bridge"

Here's another layout from our trip to Bar Harbor, Maine a few years ago. We passed this bridge as we were travelling to and from our destination! We loved the cool architecture and the views were amazing.
 Sometimes when I post my layouts I notice something I should have done differently. I love the layout, but wish I would have skooched the letters closer together int he first word of the title. Oh well....
 Love the amazing blaze of colors against the blue sky!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

One page Fall Family Layout

It's a beautiful day and starting to feel like Fall around here! Fall is my fave! I already have my house decorated and ready to celebrate the glory of Fall. There are pumpkins and gourds on my porch... I'm sure I've jumped the gun a little, but I'm not sorry! 🍂

Here's a rare (for me) one pager from the pumpkin patch. This is my oldest son and his precious family!
I love all of the typical fall colors paired with teal! The flowers in the corner are part of the paper, so this was a super simple layout! A little bit of washi and paper strips under the matted photo and that's it! I didn't really feel like this page needed a title, so I broke my "rule" and didn't add one.

Hope you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Have a Sweet Day"

Here's another birthday layout from last April when my sweet Granddaughter turned 5 years old! She is such a joy in our lives! Love the girly girl in her!
 Love mixing the patterned paper...an obsession of mine, actually! Check out the super super simple washi frame around the photos.
 I like to pop up some of the elements on the page. Here I popped up the "5 years".
 These papers and embellies are from several different lines of paper. I love it when I pull stuff out of my storage and they all just seem to work together.
 I love doing the girly pages when they're all about her. She's the first girl I've been able to spoil and fuss over. Can't get enough of her!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Happy Birthday"

Wow...I sure have been holding out on all of the birthday layouts. Here's a layout of my grandson's 3rd birthday.
 Lots of pictures, but also a little bit of white space. I love all of the colorful stars.
 This little dude makes my heart smile. He is a sweet boy and doesn't like to disappoint, but he can be ornery! And the energy level....Wish he could share that with his Grandma!
 My son's fiance (now wife) asked my daughter-in-love to be one of her Bridesmaids during the party. Of course, this was a highlight of the day! I love them both, and we feel blessed that our son's have found the love of their lives. We've watched with joy as our boys have grown up and turned into amazing husbands!
 Super simple layout, but the stars and the title set it off for me. Hope you find some inspiration and have a scrappy week!

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.