Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Thursday!

Good morning!  Hope you are having a fabulous week so far.  Mine has been quite busy with babies. Carolina Bea turned three months already and she is trying to roll over, to lift her head up and to laugh all at the same time while big brother Andrew is trying to make her play with him! We have some great videos of the two of them.

This picture does not give justice to the colors and dimension of this layout.  I used kraft papers, white and different shades of aqua and olive green.  What a great color combo!  I'm in love with kraft papers again.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day rejoicing in the goodness and love of  the Lord.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Family and Lovey-Dovey Peggy and Jerry

Good morning!  Here are a couple of layouts I made.  The first one uses some very nice blues and peaches and is titled "family".  I just can't seem to get enough banner flags lately.

And here is one made with blues and beige.  And in a departure from what you normally see on this blog, I've actually included photographs on this one.  This is my most super excellent friend Peggy and her absolutely terrific husband Jerry.  They're so cute together.  They look like a couple of teenagers!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother and Sister's Love

Good morning!  Mother's Day is less than three weeks away.  Here are a couple of two-page layouts for that special day.

This first one is just for Mom.

And this one is for that loving sister in your life!

 Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Good morning! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. This is one of my favorite layouts to make since I have two princesses in my kingdom now!!!!

Madison Rose went to see Disney on Ice and it was all about Princesses. She was Princess Sofia.

She went to see Frozen and fell in love with Anna and Elsa. Mommy was able to find one of the customes and the doll for her!!!

Have a wonderful and blessed Monday!

Friday, April 18, 2014


Happy Friday!  Are you ready for Easter weekend?  I sure am!  What a glorious and joyful celebration we have in Jesus.  He reigns!  My family and I are traveling to Miami to meet our son whose team is playing the Marlins.  We can't wait to see him!!!

Regarding scrapbooking ... you can't go wrong with a title such as Memories. Isn't that what taking photos is all about?

Here's a photo of Andrew getting ready to color Easter eggs.  He had already put the little fizzy tablets into glasses of water and now appears to be saying "OK, that was gangs of fun.  Now, what???"

And here they are with some of the finished product.  (Note that Andrew has some winter jammies on today since it's been unseasonably cold.)

Be blessed, enjoy your weekend and come back and visit on Monday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Layout

Good morning!  I know this layout is not made with the conventional Easter paper, but I just love the chalkboard papers that are out there! I think the pictures will stand out great with the black background.

Madison Rose loved visiting the Easter Bunny and is looking forward  to going to an Easter egg hunt this weekend.

Thank for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Wednesday!

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. Well, I made this layout and little did I know that it was going to be so well liked. Many of us have or have had pets whom we adore and how cool it is that we can scrap about them!  I used Julie Nutting's dolls stamps again. I love the little girl ones; they are adorable.

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Little Boy Layouts

Good morning!  I always get requests for little boy layouts.  This first one is one of my kits from earlier this month.  It turned out to be very popular!

I made this layout for one of my friends.  This collection is from Creative Imaginations.  I absolutely love how the papers are embossed to look like a Lego block.  And the colors are so bright and vibrant.

Speaking of bright and vibrant, my daughter-in-law took Madison to Tulip Town, a beautiful seasonal attraction north of Seattle.  This is essentially a tulip bulb farm that is open to the public during the month of April when the flowers are in bloom.  Lexie says that words cannot describe the beauty of the place.

Madison Rose was like a butterfly enjoying the flowers.

She also wanted to smell each one of them.

There's nothing like God's creation....Matthew 6:28-29 says: See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet, I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Have a wonderful, happy and blessed day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Girly Girl and a New Boy Stamp!

Good morning!  Hope you had a terrific weekend.

Here are two new layouts that I made with the same Julie Nutting doll, only dressed slightly different to match the colors of the layout.

And here's a layout made with a new boy stamp from a different designer.  His name is Andrew, just like my grandson.  I'm planning on combining him with Julie Nutting dolls in the very near future since they're all the same size.

 Thanks for stopping by today to my blog.  Have a wonderful and blessed Monday.


Friday, April 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Revisited

Good morning! I've heard that we celebrate St. Patrick's Day here in the U.S. a lot more than in Ireland!  You see all the decorations, scrapbook papers and embellishments everywhere you go. They are all so cute!

So of course I had to make layouts about that special day, even if that's mostly in America, right? Well, here they are! 

If you are Irish or just love the pot of gold and shamrocks you can make one of these for yourself! Have a wonderful, fun, safe and fabulous weekend! Come back Monday for more inspiration. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Strawberry Picking

Good morning!  Here's a layout that I made for some photos taken on a strawberry picking expedition with my daughter and grandbabies a few days ago.

The only problem is that I have six photos and left myself only five photo mats.  I may have to redo the layout because there's no way I want to leave out any of these photos!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Good morning!  I love to make layouts with titles like this because almost any picture taken within the walls of our homes (especially those not posed) seem to fit well, like this one ...

... that my daughter took of me trying to get a little scrapbooking in while I'm babysitting two.  You can tell that this one wasn't posed because I didn't even get a chance to take my glasses off before she snapped it!  There's no place like home!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a terrific and blessed day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Non-Stop Fun!

Good morning!  Here are a couple of layouts I designed the last time I was at A Scrap in Time in Crestview, Florida.  They're themed for family game night where all of the board games and cards come out of the closet and get put to use!

I'm really getting antsy to get out of the house.  I'm sooooo looking forward to the first Saturday in May when I go back to A Scrap in Time to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and blessed Tuesday!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Monday!

Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent mine with my dear friends Peggy and Joy who came to visit me this weekend. We scrapped until dawn, slept for just a few hours and then back at our tables for more fun. We didn't want the weekend to end!!!!

The following three layouts were designed for A Scrap in Time in Crestview, Florida. Each one of them tells a story. This first one is about an amazing woman reflecting her abilities as a homemaker.  It's perfect for a mother or grandmother's photos.

This one is perfect for a "selfie" photo!

And this one's titled My Bucket List.

Hope you are inspired by all of the possibilities above and make them your own. Have a fabulous, fun and blessed Monday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tropical Travel

Good morning!  Here is a layout I made for A Scrap in Time using Kaisercraft papers.  I absolutely love this collection and will be posting more layouts during the next several weeks.  For now, I hope this one inspires you!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a safe and blessed weekend.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chalkboard is In!

Good morning!  Have you noticed that I am crazy about Prima's Chalkboard papers?  I just love the black background.  It makes the bright colors really stand out!

This is another one that I designed for A Scrap in Time last time I was there.

I made this layout for a friend who is scrapping the ultrasound pictures of her grandbaby. Cute title, eh?

Have a fabulous, fun, safe and blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Our Heroes

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. I designed these layouts in honor of our military heroes last time I was at A Scrap in Time.  AST is located in Crestview, Florida, in the Florida panhandle, home to a number of military bases. These layouts where very popular among the locals.

Have a wonderful and blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Animal Lover

Happy Tuesday!  Having a little boy around the house makes one have a special tender heart towards anything that moves, crawls, barks, meows or growls.  Andrew recently received a dinosaur puzzle and is now excited about them.  While his mother calls them all by their correct names, his grandmother (me) uses names like "esophagus", "stroganoff", "ambidextrous" or any word that comes to mind!!! Here's a layout I made for him that I was able to turn into a kit.

Of course he also loves dogs; all sizes, shapes and colors.

Here's a layout I designed for A Scrap in Time.  I used one of the new Julie Nutting's dolls that comes with her adorable pet poodle by her side.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a fabulous, fun and blessed day!