Cherish During the last weekend of October, the husband and I went to the wedding of two very dear friends (the couple I made this card for), this is a layout I did featuring a photo I took during their first dance as husband and wife. All of the papers on here I’ve had forContinue reading “Cherish”

the morning after

the morning after – 1953 Recently, while combing through old photos my grandma had kept over the years, I came across this photo, and I fell in love with it! I find it to be hauntingly beautiful. The remnants of packaging are scattered among the new toys that had arrived the day before. Even theContinue reading “the morning after”

colder weather

colder weather layout! (the shards along the edges of the torn paper behind the photo are Silver Glitter Shard Glass by ReneaBouquets, but I took the photo with no flash so there wouldn’t be glare off the shards or the metallic words at the top!) Over at, Amanda (scrapanda) hosts the Music Inspiration Challenge!Continue reading “colder weather”

Hair Up Here

Hair Up Here A layout featuring photos of yours truly at (almost) 11 years old! The journaling explains it all! Me, in April 1990, attempting to get the high bangs that were in style at the time. Unfortunately (Fortunately?) I was given a head full of fine hair that has never cooperated! This layout isContinue reading “Hair Up Here”


explore layout Whew! After fighting bronchitis for over two weeks I finally finished the last layout I (mentally) started! It did work out though that this weeks Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp was to “Splatter It”! It worked out because I was working on layout this morning and I was thinking of whatContinue reading “explore”

Brain Freeze!

Oh what fun you do, Brain Freeze This layout encompasses multiple challenges! First, it will be entered into the Stuck?! Sketches July 15, 2017 Challenge! The challenge for the second half of July was to use the following sketch designed by Laura Whitaker. For my layout, I decided to rotate the design counter-clockwise, which IContinue reading “Brain Freeze!”

Let’s Go On An Adventure

Let’s Go On An Adventure Layout! My oldest son in 2006, when he was 7 1/2, going exploring in my mom & dad’s backyard with his brother, using the “Explorer Kit” that my youngest had received for his birthday in 2005! This week’s Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is “Distress It.” While IContinue reading “Let’s Go On An Adventure”

No Spell Check

No Spellcheck {or backspace} This is the typewriter I learned to type on! The kind where you need reinforced fingers to “hammer” those keys down! I still own this typewriter, it was my dad’s, and I still use it when I want authentic typing. Kaisercraft “Art of Life” Collection I dug out some Kaisercraft papersContinue reading “No Spell Check”