Friday, September 8, 2017

Scrapbook Layout - "Sunset Views"

Here's a layout from our trip to Northern Michigan last year. The sun was setting while we travelling up the coast, so we stopped at the nearest harbor we could find to catch the last rays fading behind the horizon.

 It was a gorgeous night! I'd never heard of Bowers Harbor until that day, but it was beautiful!
 I love the silhouettes of my son looking out towards the lake. This was his last vacation with us as a single guy. He's getting married next month! We hope to take a trip there with our kids, their spouses and our grandchildren in the next few years.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Two Page Scapbook Layout - "Up North"

Northern Michigan is one of my favorite "happy places". The west coast of Michigan, Traverse City, Mackinaw...I love it all! Here is a layout from our stay in Traverse City.

 The pics aren't the most flattering of us, but we had fun taking selfies...

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "My Sunshine"

I'm enjoying posting some layouts again. I have so many that I'd like to share, so I'm trying to stick with the blogging.

This layout is just me and my granddaughter being silly and having fun. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I sure do love this sweet girl!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Tin Caps Baseball"

Who doesn't love a good home town baseball game? Well, me, actually. I am not a fan of baseball, but I do love to go for the sole purpose of spending time with the family.

Here's a layout from a night at the ball park with my family and my coworkers from Brotherhood Mutual. It was a great night, even if the fireworks are my favorite part.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "My Life in Legos"

This is a fun layout that needs some explanation. One of the guys I work with is a Master with Legos. He wins competitions around the country with his awesome creations. This is a replica of the Second Temple of Israel. It was amazing!

More to the side story...The insurance company we work for planned an incentive trip for our agents to the Holy Lands to commemorate our company's 100th year in business. He and I both work hard to plan the trips, so he built this replica of the temple and brought it in big pieces to work. It was on display in our cafeteria for a few weeks. He added lego people to the top and around the perimeter of the temple wall to depict several of our co-workers, and of course, one of them was me! How fun!

That's me in the upper right picture holding the light and the clipboard! I love this so much!
 Everybody had a great time finding themselves on and around the wall! He picked out features, hobbies, and distinctive characteristics of our co-workers and it was pretty easy to figure out who was who.
 He painstakingly wrapped and tied robes around each of the lego people inside the temple to look like the people of Israel!
I love that this layout is where our hobbies collide. Since I scrapbooked his lego creation, I think it's time for him to create a lego piece depicting one of my scrapbook layouts! :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Cake Smash"

This is proof that time really does fly. This boy is now 3 years old and here he is smashing his first cake when he was only one! He's now officially completed his terrible twos and running headfirst into his troublesome threes! I love this boy with all of my heart, though. He can be very sensitive, loving, and he's extremely polite!! :) It sure doesn't hurt these he's adorable either!

Anyway, back to the 1 year layout...

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

College Graduation - two page scrapbook layouts

It's been so very long since I posted! Thanks for hanging around long enough to see another post. Life has been good to me since April, and I hope it has been for you as well.

My "baby" graduated from Ball State University a few Decembers ago. Here are the layouts of this major achievement! What an exciting day!

I like the way they both turned out. I really can't pick a favorite...Can you?

 I'm a multi-photo layout kind of girl! I put a lot of work into all of them, and I can rarely tell the whole story in just one photo.

It's good to be back in the blogging saddle! Life has just been very busy lately, but very good!!

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.

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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. 💓
I think my favorite part of this layout (aside from her sweet face) is the zipper ribbon and the felt flowers. So perfectly girly.

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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. 😉

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!
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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.