Monday, September 26, 2011

A Beautiful Mind

In the movie, A Beautiful Mind, members of the Princeton math department present their pens to Professor John Nash, played by Russell Crowe. The ceremony, albeit very touching, was fabricated for the movie. Last June the scene came to life as a group of seniors in Dave’s Advanced Placement Psychology class, one by one, walked up to his desk at the end of class and presented him with their pens. He is honored, flattered, and plainly moved by his student’s actions. What a beautiful tribute to a teacher with such a wonderful mind.


For this page, I used a template Jessica Sprague #1.1.4.  Boy does this make it easy to make a page.  Half the work was done for you.


I found great elements and papers for this alyout by Echo Park Hybrid. Their, For the Record Collection is perfect.




Happy Monday, I hope you have a great week.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Astro Blaster

It looks like Connor is suffering from costume failure here!!
I made these pages for a color challenge at ScrapMatters. This is the palette I used.
For the page I use Down the Road Designs Blast Off. Blast off is a fun space themed kit that is out of this world!!! This kit can be used to scrap all of those cosmic adventures that are needing scrapping!!
I hope your day is a BLAST!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

P. S….. I Love You

Look at the picture of Dis-moi u secret and you can see why I chose to scrap with it.  The old-fashioned typewriter is wonderful. I remember typing on such a beast long ago. You can find all kinds of gorgeous kits by Steph.designs at  ScrapMatters 


Here is the page I made with it.

PS. I lLove You

The journaling: 

September 22, 2011

Dear Mom,

I am such a poor letter writer, yet I would give anything to be able to write to you today. It has been two years since you left us and I miss you so much. I have so many questions to ask you and so many things to tell you.

I love you more and more with each passing day.


Love always,



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Batter Up

ScrapMatters had a challenge this week involving sports pages.  I have been collecting sports kits since the grandkids are involved in so many sports already.  This page is from Alex’s adventures in baseball last spring.  Hot pink pants and a pink bat were a little bit difficult to work with as most sports kits just don’t think PINK!

Batter Up


Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Forevermore by Jopke

Jopke released a stunning kit today. Forevermore is filled with purples, greens and browns. Check it out here.




I made two pages with this new kit.




Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Breakable Set

I gave this tea set to Alex last Christmas and the first time she used it, her brother broke two pieces. From then on, she has called it the breakable set.

The Breakable Set

For this page, I used two great products, Sweet Heart kit and Vintage Coffee Brushes by Jodie Lee, an inspirational designer of all things whimsical!!! Create lasting memories of those close to your heart with this sweet vintage-chic collection!


The brushwork is from her Vintage Coffee Brushes.  Look at the gorgeous array of brushes. The kit is perfect for cards, layouts, and all things caffeine!!JL_VintageCoffee_Brushes_Preview

You can find these kits at her store at Jessica


Happy Monday, I hope you have a delightful week.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Days

When traveling, we all take plenty of pictures, but we're rarely in them. At ScrapMatters, this month's Travel Challenge is to do a layout that includes a picture of YOU! So here is a layout from Disneyland last year.  The pretty girl next to me is Shelby, the kid’s au pair. Today is Shelby’s birthday,so Happy Birthday Shelby.  We miss you.



Have a Great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Water Baby


Is she cute or what??!!  Alex loved playing in the pool at Lake Chelan.  She was definitely in her element.  For this page, I used ScrapMatters new collaboration, Vintage Surf Shop. You can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage Surf Shop–A ***New Collaboration*** at ScrapMatters

This vintage inspired summertime surf kit is jam packed with unique elements that are perfect for scrapping photos of your beachy, tropical, summertime and surfing fun! Surfs up dude!! Vintage Surf Shop includes 24 papers, 64 elements and 1 full alpha. The talented designers who made this kit are Inspirations from Day, Elise Hansen, geniaBeana Scraps, Haynay Designs and Krisi's Kreations.  You can find it in the shop at Scrapmatters.  Check it out HERE.


If you recall, on Saturday I posted another collaboration by the ScrapMatter’s  designers. I used Unforgettable, for the page below. Going to the pumpkin farm with the kids is sincerely unforgettable.

Timeless Memories-pumpkin PatchSMG

Happy Monday.  Have a great week.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation

I took part in a speed scrap at ScrapMatters this week and came up with a sweet page about Alex’s kindergarten graduation. Does that smile tell it all!! And look at those hands-she exuded nervous energy that day.


I used Back to School and School Days, both by WM Squared. You can find them both at ScrapMatters.  They are just bursting with school goodies –perfect for the first day of school photos too.




Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Unforgettable–a new Collaboration at ScrapMatters

Timeless, classic, vintage, gorgeous! Unforgettable is packed with beautifully crafted papers and detailed elements. Perfect for weddings, old photos, geneology or any elegant project. Kit includes: - 21 Papers - Ribbons - Word Art - Tags - Flowers - Stitching - 7 Frames - Hinge - Clasp - Leaves - Butterfly - Owl - Feather - Key - Buttons - Lace - Star Scatter - Pant Splat - Pocket Watch - Pearls – and a Copper Alpha.

ScrapMatters designers who made this Unforgettable kit are Dream Big Designs, Jeanine DeOre Designs, Jennifer Labre Designs, Band Geek Designs & Wimpychompers Creations.  Today it is on sale, so hop over to ScrapMatters and pick it up.


Yesterday, I showed you another collaboration from ScrapMatters, Brown Eyed Girl.  Connor, our brown-eyed boy, dressed all in orange, eating orange slices, was the perfect match for this gorgeous kit.



Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Brown Eyed Girl - New Collaboration at ScrapMatters

You remember when she was just a little girl cuddling her teddy bear. Now she's ready to take on the world with her confidence. But every now and then, you catch a glimpse of her pig tails and big brown eyes. Celebrate all that she is with Brown Eyed Girl. The modern color palette and fresh and funky patterns compliment her style and sophistication. Flowers, butterflies, hearts and more have all grown up in this kit which makes it a perfect choice for documenting all of the brown, blue, green, and hazel eyed girls in your life.

The ScrapMatters designers who contributed to this gorgeous kit are Happy Scrap Girl, Down This Road Designs, Sugary Fancy Designs, Stolen Moments and Plum Dumpling Designs.

Pick it up HERE.



Thursday, September 8, 2011



The nighttime at Disneyland is simply spectacular.  The World of Color is presented on a colossal scale. The dazzling spectacle uses explosive water fountains and color to deliver a truly fantastic experience. Touching on themes ranging from sea, sky and space to dreams, fantasy and love, the show is at times beautiful, majestic and dreamy and at other moments epic, explosive and wicked. Spanning the length of a football field and towering 200 feet into the air, the water show is mammoth. We got a little damp, but enjoyed it immensely nonetheless.

For this page, I used My Magical Place by Haynay Designs, The Magic In You BGD, Brittdes-Arabian Nights, Laurie’s Scraps Magic Moments, and Sahlin Studio Enjoy the Moment.


Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011



I did not use a kit for this page as my major focus was the photo.  Nighttime Disney is something to behold.  I just loved how the lights were reflected off the water.  It was a stunning setting.  The kids  and Terry are pictured here in the huge Ferris Wheel.

Thanks for taking a look.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Template Tuesday at Jessica Sprague


This week a template I made is being featured at Jessica  and it’s FREE.  Pick the template up here.  I love the sample I made of Alex’s first day of school last year.  What a happy little kindergartner.


So today, one year later, she is off to first grade. What a lucky teacher to get this sweet, enthusiastic little girl for an entire year.


Happy New School Year.