Friday, January 21, 2011

Come join me for a template challenge at Digital Scrap Cafe!  I made the template and used a kit from Double Dutch Designs called Crazy for Circles for the layout I did of my granddaughters in the pool. 
The Template Challenge is here
Here is the layout I did with the cute kit!
You can find the kit here:  Crazy for Circles

Thanks for checking in!  See ya soon.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello Blog!  Surprise!  I have another post.  I'm reliving fun snow storms from the past.  The one I scrapped today was in December 2008.  Chuck and Gina had left the valley to meet with Andrew's birth mother while the baby was born!  They got stuck out of town because ANY snowfall closes our roads.  Thankfully, I was able to spend the time with Hannah, Adam, and Hope!  Hannah took good care of us, and Adam made sure the wood fire was keeping us warm, and Hope had fun in the snow!  We all had a good time together.

I made the layout with the January Collab from Digital Scrap Cafe.  I wasn't expecting so much fun when I unzipped the kit though!  The preview didn't show as much as what was in the kit at all.  I was SO pleasantly surprised.  It's a beautiful kit!  Here is the layout I did.  I also used a freebie blog template from Irene.
Thanks for stopping by again!  God bless you. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I guess it would be good to post my project 52 layouts here too.  I may not make it through the year with "my goings on" which will seem pretty boring to many I'm sure!!  (probably to me too!)  We live a pretty laid back life!!  Being retired is great! 

Anyhow I'm doing my Project 52 a bit different than most people.  I'm only going to take ONE day a week and do a layout of the most stand out thing that happened that whole week-It may be one photo, it may be more!  that is IF I happen to remember to take photos at all!! 

I DID do layouts of the first two weeks already, so two down, and 50 to go!!  Yeah!  I'm on a roll!!
My first week layout is of our surprise snowfall!  It was fun, but it didn't last long!  And my 2nd week layout was about Hannah coming over for a day and playing in my scrapbook with me (and her friend Hannah).  It was good to share my oodles of supplies, and fun to see their creations!  Here are my layouts!

 On to week THREE already! 
I've been working really hard to stay ahead of the great designers I CT for!  Their kits are so much fun, and so beautiful I hate to miss even ONE of them!!  Thank you--ALL of you!  I love you all!! 
I've posted most of the layouts on my facebook page, but haven't had time to get them all on my poor blog.  I do have one to share today; it's a layout I made with a kit called Christmas Eve Collection by Elker W. Designs.  It is full of LOTS of elements and beautifully crafted papers.  It has a cute alphabet included in the collection too. 
You can find it here:
and here is the layout.
 While we're talking about Digital Scrap Cafe, I'd also like to call to your attention the TEMPLATE Challenge I'm hosting this week!  (I made the template, and you can get it for FREE!)  AND, if you participate in the challenge, and post your layout, you even get a coupon for use in the store!  Here is the link for the challenge if you'd like to take part! Digital Scrap Cafe Template Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you at the template challenge!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hi!  We started the year out with a "significant snow storm" here in the desert!  It was fun!  Significant means more than a dusting--we actually received about 4 inches.  The good part of living in the desert, though, is the snow is gone in 24 hours!  I can love the snow for 24 hours and then the sun is back out, and the temperatures return to "normal" for us--in the 60's.  Beautiful!!  I took some fun photos, though, while it was here!
The layout I have to share today was made with a kit from Caged Bird Designs called Fun, Fanciful and Bright!
Like all of her kits, this is another really cute one!  I love working with them.  I told you in the last post that we spent Christmas in San Diego with my daughter's family.  Well, these photos are from that trip.  We always have a good time when we visit Debbie and the family.
That is all I have to share today!  Have a great day, and may God Bless!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Here I am finally!  I have a lot to catch up on--and a lot of posting to do!!  Now that the holidays are over, I may have more time to post--maybe!!  The holidays are always such a busy time for everybody.  We spent Christmas week in San Diego with one of my daughters.  We always have such a good time when we visit family.  Before that, we spent some time in Colorado with another daughter!!  Being retired, I'm thankful we have time to do some visiting. 

This brings me to the layout I want to share today.  We have 14 grandchildren!  And each and every one of them is so special.  I could have used photos of any of them in the layout I'm going to share, and the journaling could have stayed the same.  All the grandchildren are precious!

I'll start my post with a layout of my Colorado grandchildren!  This is Abby, Sarah, and Micah.  I made it with a kit called Woodland Winter by Dream Big Designs.  The journaling says The most wonderful time of the year is when we can spend time together.  It’s so much fun to see your sweet smiling faces and feel the warm hugs you give us! We love you all so much!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you stop by again real soon.