Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Favorite Moment

It feels great to get back into the scrapbooking groove and break out the kits that I had to put aside for the past couple of months.

One of my favorite moments at my son's wedding last summer was the "mother and groom" dance. Jeff and I had not danced together since he was a small child. I chose Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" as our song. For this layout, I chose the February 5 sketch from the ScrapMuch? blog (it was a double page sketch but I adapted it to one page) and paired it with the October kit from Citrus Twist Kits.

I don't scrap myself very often and I'm not especially thrilled with these photos of me, but doesn't my boy look handsome!

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

I've been featured!

This layout is the Featured Layout for the first week of February on the Let's Get Sketchy blog!

There are tons of talented scrapbook artists there, so I am thrilled and honored to be featured. (My grandkids will be happy too) Thank you!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hair today ...

My 15-year-old grandson, Ethan, is a a tall, thoughtful young man who opens doors for people "because it makes me feel good to see how happy it makes therm", who plays guitar and still hugs his grandma. He also likes to experiment with hair color. I love to see what he will come up with next and decided to snag a few of his Facebook photos for this layout. I used the February 1 sketch from Stuck?! sketches and the December main kit and add ons from Citrus Twist Kits.

(The blue is my favorite so far). Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Back in the scrap room ....

We've been in our new house for nearly seven weeks now. We still have some unpacking, arranging and rearranging to do but it's "home". And finally I have a place to scrap again and some time to indulge.

Both of these layouts were created with the December main kit, Sprinkles kit, paper play 2 and cardstock from Citrus Twist Kits. The first one uses the February 1 sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy blog. I turned thr sketch sideways to accommodate my photo. Our 3-year-old grandson thinks we live in "Avocado" instead of Colorado and it's become a family joke.

I used the same kit for the second layout, along with a sketch from the Citrus Twist blog. Our 12-year-old dog never liked sweaters until this year. Now she chills easily and enjoys the cozy warmth.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My first December Daily

I decided back in the late summer that I would make a December Daily album this year to chronicle our first Christmas in Colorado. I cheerfully ordered the gorgeous December Daily kit from Citrus Twist Kits. Little did I know the twists and turns fate would take -- delays in the completion of our new house, living out of a suitcase in a "model home" for a month with our belongings in boxes, a mortgage approval process that was never ending ....

Here's my book and our story:

Monday, November 30, 2015

One sketch, two looks

Hello from southern Colorado! We arrived from Illinois two weeks ago, but since our new home isn't quite ready we are living in a model home courtesy of the home developer. We will be in our house in about 2 weeks and it will be worth the wait.

Until then, I'm scrapping out of my crop bag. Over the weekend, I used the October 30 double page sketch from the ScrapMuch? blog for two layouts. This is the sketch:

For the first one, I used the sketch as-is along with the November kit from Citrus Twist Kits to showcase some fall festival photos:

For the second one, I flipped the sketch and moved the title. 

(We don't have our big old dinosaur of a computer system set up yet, so I'm really missing my Photoshop for processing photos!)

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

I've been featured!

So excited to see that my layout from my last post, "The BOO! Crew", was featured on the Sketches in Thyme blog this week!

This was my layout featuring sketch #171 by one of my favorite sketch artists, Shawn Lahr:

So now I can sport this badge:

We're still heavily into packing up for our move (the van picks up our stuff Friday Nov. 13 --- oh no, I'm not superstitious...) but I "childsat" Saturday for two boys while their parents went to an all day meeting. Since they're older, they don't need a lot of "sitting", just supervision, so I was able to scrap. I used the Nov. 6 sketch on the Scrapmuch? blog and the Citrus Twist Kits October kit to make this layout. My oldest daughter and her husband attended a 90's party -- they just have all the fun!

A few of the Halloween-y bits came from my stash. (Have I mentioned I love scrapping Halloween? And I still have photos of this same daughter and spouse at a Haunted Trolley Tour in their town that I'm hoping to scrap soon)

Back to the packing. My scrap room is nearly empty, but I do have my crop bag packed with essentials and a couple of kits so I can still scrap until my new room gets set up on the other end of our move.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!