Saturday, September 17, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Little Guy"

This little guy is my favorite (and only) grandson! He's non-stop fun!
 The paper is
This one is for my book, but I made a similar one for his very own scrapbook.
The paper is from MME "Miss Caroline". The banners and strips of paper are from other scraps I had on hand. The banner across the right page is made with the StampinUp! itty bitty banner punch. This is the most simple banner possible. I didn't even punch holes and thread the string...I simply stuck the banner to the top of the string after laying it in place. Super simple and sometimes simple is just better.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

One Page Scrapbook Layout - "Top Gun"

Here's a fun little one pager from our San Diego trip.
We ate at the Kansas City Barbeque where the sleazy bar scene from the movie Top Gun was filmed. It a fun place to visit and check out some of the memorabilia from the movie. The food's not bad either. The jet is from Cricut's Stand and Salute.

The paper is from Close To My Heart. Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Two page scrapbook layout - "Cake Smash"

Being a Grandma is such a treasure! It's really the best thing ever. So much love for these cute little humans!!

 This little baldy is now two-and-a-half years old, has a beautiful head of blonde hair, and loves to throw everything. Time has flown!
 His Mama put together the cutest little vintage car decorations. I made a cute banner, and apparently I forgot to get a photo. We had a great time celebrating this little guy! I think it's safe to say, he was enjoying the cupcake and the attention.
This baby set is called Embellished by Dina "Happi Boy" including the patterned paper, banners, and embellishments.. The title font is from Lyrical Letters jumbo and the twine is Karen Foster.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Two Page Layout - "Summer Smiles"

It's going fast!!! The hot summer days are almost behind us. I want to enjoy every last one before wonderful fall is upon us. I love all of the seasons that we are able to enjoy here in Indiana.

Here's another family layout from a few summers back. My son and his beautiful family have a fun backyard complete with a pool to enjoy with the kids! What a blessing they are to us!!
 I used a crazy collection of paper on this layout. Sometimes I get carried away with my patterns and colors! Half way through my layout, I usually think I'm a little crazy. I typically end up liking them more later; however, this one still not so much! The pictures are a precious memory to me and that is what it's all about. So...I'm posting it anyway.
 Some of the paper is Crate Paper "ThePier", and the rest is scraps that I had on hand. The journaling card is Doodlebug Design. The title font is Cricut's Lyrical Letters.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Cooling Off"

Summer is slipping away so quickly! Don't get me wrong...I adore the fall and it's my favorite, but summer...Where did you go?

Do you like scrapping summer time fun? I love the bright sun shiney colors! Here's a layout of some family swim time from a few years back. Love my family so much!
 The pictures were taken at my husband's sister and brother-in-laws' home in Michigan. It's great when we're all there as a family and the weather cooperates for us to get in the pool together.
 Bazzill cardstock and a scrap of polka dot paper were the foundation for this layout. The washi is from Studio G. I didn't even mat these photos, but by leaving a little bit of space between them all, the pretty blue framed them nicely. I topped it off with a green title and banners on the right punched with StampinUp! bitty banner. Easy peasey!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! I should really try to post 3 to 4 times a week so that I can get caught up!! Maybe I'm scrapping too much?? No...that can't be it!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Live a Little"

When I look at these photos of my grandkids, I'm reminded of just how far behind I am in posting my layouts! I try to give myself some grace. I'm a Grandma, working full time outside the house, with a wonderful hubby to look after, and my youngest son is living at home. Time to cut myself some slack...It's not like I'm getting paid to blog, but I really do enjoy it.
 This cheery little layout features our sweet little grandbabies who aren't nearly as little anymore.
The paper is mostly from Stampin Up. I had the banner in my stash and it was a nice addition to the corner of my layout. The title "Live a Little" is from Cricut's "Graphically Speaking".

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and not giving up on me when the posts are few and far between.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Made in USA"

Happy Labor Day! I hope that you are proud to be an American, like I am!! Thanks to all the workers past and present who have contributed to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of this great land!

Yes, I realize this is really a Memorial Day layout, but it's patriotic, nonetheless! It's time to proudly show off our stars and stripes. This layout features  my precious grandbabies from two years ago. We're helping to raise them to love and honor their family, their communities and to be proud of this great nation that we are blessed to call home.
 The die cut title is from Cricut's Stand and Salute cartridge. I love the baby blue with the typical red and navy blue theme. I had the washi in my stash and the paper is Bazzill Basics "Freedom" along with the banner on the right side.
For me, no summer holiday is complete without family, food, and the great outdoors. I hope you are able to spend time doing what you love today and celebrating life in the land of the free.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

One Page Scrapbook Layout - "Midway Memories"

I rarely do one pagers. However; I only had one decent photo to scrap from our gala event at the USS Midway. Thankfully, a professional photographer snapped pics of each couple in front of one of the planes or there would be no scrapbook page for this event.
Our final event was supposed to be on the deck of the aircraft carrier, but a last minute storm rolled through and forced us to move the event inside. I thought it never rained in southern California? Boy, was it warm in there and there really wasn't much ventilation. It was a great evening, though, with entertainment by the Andrew Sisters (reinvented, of course).

The patriotic paper is some I had in my stash. The matt of white stars was cut with Cricut's "Stand and Salute" cartridge. Probably one of the quickest layouts ever for me to put together, and I still like the way it looks.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Unconditional Surrender"

San Diego, California is home to the iconic statue of the stolen kiss named Unconditional Surrender. Not only is there a great story behind the statue, but it is absolutely huge.
 The first time we saw it was from the aircraft carrier venue USS Midway, but we went back at the end of our trip, so we could see it at ground level from the Navy Pier.
 Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Hope you are enjoying my California layouts....More to come!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "This is Life"

I'm sharing another layout from a few years back featuring candid photos of an extended family get together. We had such a great time!! It's especially fun to see the littles play together!
 The paper is Cloud 9 with washi from MakingMemories "Boy Crazy" and ribbon from American Crafts.
 I punched a bunch of different circles from scraps and used them as a super simple embellishment. I like the way they looked with the "This is Life" title from Cricut's Graphically Speaking. Can I just say it again...I LOVE this cartridge, and use it all the time for titles! The journaling card is from Doodlebug.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Have a happy scrappy weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Double Scrapbook Layout - "Let's Play"

Oh my....they grow so fast! This is my darling granddaughter, two years ago. We get together with my son as a family every Sunday. Every once in awhile, even though nothing spectacular is happening, I'll pull out my camera. I should try to capture these every day moments more often.
 This lovely lime chevron paper is from Bo Bunny "Lemonade Stand". The felt flowers are from StampinUp!, and the lace is from Paper Studio.
 I punched a few scalloped circles (SU) and clipped inward as the bottom layer of the flower embellishments. The washi is from Studio G.
I still can't get over that this is two years ago! Maybe I'll get caught up some day, but what fun would that be?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great rest of the week.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Love These Moments"

I think this is the last layout to share from our trip to Holland, MI in 2014. These layouts make me long for another Lake Michigan getaway!

 Sunsets on Lake Michigan are amazing!! Every bit as beautiful as the ocean, but unsalted.
The paper is My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found", including the chipboard, brads, and stickers.  I used Cricut's "Edge to Edge" cartridge for the lovely sun and rays. The possibilities with this cartridge are endless to add a full page die cut to your layout. Check it out, if you haven't! The title font is Cricut's "Jubilee".
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Come back soon!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "The Best is Yet to Be"

I was scrapping with friends last week, and wasn't able to do any blogging. But, today, I'd like to share a Lake Michigan layout with you.
These pics are from 2014 in Holland, MI where I sat for an insurance education update. In the process, we added to our list of "favorite" towns on Lake Michigan. The town is full of great little shops and the sunsets are to die for. The sand covered steps were a little bit of a challenge to get your footing on, but totally worth the extra effort.
 This man is my rock and best friend! We have a great time out exploring together.
The paper and embellies are from My Minds' Eye "Cut and Paste" collection. Nothing like a cute collection of paper to help a layout go together quickly. I often want to declare a certain set to be my "favorite", but honestly, I'm just in love with all beautiful paper. Aren't we all? 

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "The Anabella"

From Beverly Hills, we drove to Anahiem, CA and stayed at a beautiful hotel just outside of Disney Land called the Anabella. We had such great hotel experiences every place we stayed! I'm sure this was the result of the many hours we spent online researching hotels in each location. My husband gets all of the credit for this find, though!
 The patterned paper is Simple Stories "Life Documented". Love the cute cameras! The camera die cut is from the Artistry cartridge. I popped up the center circle in the lens.
 The heart and arrow pins were also cut with Artistry and I again pulled out my favorite mini circle alpha stickers to create my subtitle. The "shine" tag and journaling tag are from Studio G.
Thanks for joining us on our journey through southern California! I should finish scrapping our California trip next week, and hopefully finish posting them over the next few weeks.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Location, Location, Location"

I'm still working my way through the layouts from our California trip last year. This one features pictures from our brief visit to Beverly Hills! Yes, it's beautiful there, but no, we didn't see anybody famous. :)
 I really like the way this layout turned out. The colors are vibrant and it has a vintage look! The title was cut twice from Cricut's "Graphically Speaking" cartridge. I attached them with foam dimensional squares between the two layers to give it extra definition and to create a shadow effect. Placing it on the white circle and setting the title on an angle really made it pop.
 I adore the Route 66 die cut from Cricut's "Nifty Fifties" cartridge! How cute is that!?! My husband and I would like to drive the entire route of Route 66 some day...bucket list trip. October Afternoon's circle alpha stickers add to the vintage look of the page and echo the polka dot patterned paper from Simple Stories "Snap". The arrow and yellow stars are also from "Nifty Fifties". I attached the stars with mini red brads.
Pretty easy page, really, with just enough embellishments to let the photos be the focal point. Using wallet size photos helps me to pack in the pics and still have room for design elements.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm going away with friends for scrapping Monday through Thursday of next week!!! I can't wait!!!