Sunday, May 26, 2013

Scrap Your Story Challenge #13 - Mixed Alphas

I loved the challenge at Scrap Your Story this last week.   I rarely even think about mixing the alphas in a title but when I do I really like the look of it.      These were pictures I took of my granddaughter Avery last week when she was visiting in Missouri at her cousins.   She had so much fun playing in the sand box and didn't even mind trying to eat some of the sand.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Christmas 1972

I've been trying to fill in Christmas layouts starting with my first Christmas.   I've been doing pretty good with it.   I found some pictures the other day from 1972 so got started with using one of them on this layout.     The Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs was to use punches.   I used one scalloped punch over and over again behind my picture and then just a plain circle punch too.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


I made this layout today for the Let's Capture Our Memories sketch #20.   A nice a simple sketch

that really just lets the picture pop out.    I used a little misting (very rare for me to do) on the background paper too.    This is a picture of Jason back in 1978 when he was just one and watch his Dad and I play tennis.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Let's Capture Our Memories #19 sketch

I had these 4 old pictures of my Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary back in 1967 and

the first sketch for May at Let's Capture Our Memories blog was absolutely perfect to use for

these and the sure do capture the memory of that day.   I might have only been 16 at the time

but I remember all the relatives there and how beautiful the flowers and cake was for the party.

It was a great day and memory to now have in one of my scrapbook albums.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Red Carpet Studios #35 - Black Swan challente

I love the challenge this week at Red Carpet Studios for using Black as the prominent color.

I decided to even use a black and white photo of me and my Dad and my brother when he was 7 wks old.       I think the black and white look is just so classic.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Save the Date --- Scrap Your Story Challenge #10 FAVORITES

What mother doesn't have FAVORITE dreams of her daughters wedding.

It's exactly a year away, but I'm already able to start some layouts.  Last weekend Leslie and Jason

went to the location where their wedding will be and took some pictures to choose from for what they will be using on the save the date cards they will send out in the months to come.    These were two of

my FAVORITE pictures that they took and decided to just make a layout from them today.

Of course will be another layout when they actually send the cards out and choose their FAVORITE picture, but I couldn't wait to get started on what will be their wedding album.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Easter 1978

The challenge at Scrap Your Story this week is about journaling.    I keep telling myself I need to journal more about the story behind the pictures I scrap.   So with this one I did more.

Although the journaling just says that I know the picture was taken of Jason at Easter 1978.

And that I have no memory of what he was looking at when I snapped this picture but I just love

that look of surprise on his face.   Oh if I could just remember what he saw.