Friday, February 20, 2015

Two Page Layout - Brown County Indiana

Hello friends! Today I have another layout from our 28th anniversary trip at a beautiful log cabin in Nashville, Indiana.

The shopping area in Nashville has quite a few little shops to browse through. I'm so thankful my hubby likes to shop, even more than I do. We found some great finds and a few Christmas gifts for family while we were there. The little town hums with excitement and tourists all year long, and especially at Christmas time. The snow wasn't much of a hindrance. There are tons of great places to eat with great home-cooking on the menu.

 The polka dot paper is My Minds Eye "Cest LaVie" and I used SU designer series to matt some of the pictures. No page is complete without Washi tape and a bitty banner punched from scraps of SU paper, cardstock, and a local map of the area. It's strung on scrappers twine between two SU brads.
 The Brown County Indiana die was purchased at one of the local scrapbook shops. I could have spent hours browsing through all of the goodies.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Stay tuned for two more layouts of this snowy weekend in southern Indiana.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Two Page Layout - Dogwood Point

Today, I'm sharing another layout from our snowy 28th anniversary adventure in Nashville, IN. This one shows you the beautiful little cabin and the surrounding area in daylight.

 The snowstorm the night before left 10-12" of beautiful pristine snow on the ground. My dear husband had to go out and shovel so we could get out and about. They cabin management team sent their snowplows around to all of the cabins. We were snowed in for awhile and loving it!
 We had a beautiful view of the mountains and could see nothing but trees and snow out the window.
The paper is StampinUp! designer series. The title was cut with Cricut's Lyrical Letters and the snowflakes with ArtPhilosohy. Ball fringe, scrappers twine, and a few rhinestones add just enough bling to this snowy layout. The journaling tag is from Echo Park.

If you are ever in the market for a frosty log cabin getaway, make sure you checkout Dogwood Point. Be sure to stop by my blog later this week to see the covered bridges and the cute downtown area.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - Nashville, Indiana

This snowy, sub-zero weather makes me wish I had a fireplace. Nothing like curling up to a toasty fire, with your sweetheart. But here we sit in our cute little house with no fireplace. Thankfully, though, the furnace does a great job of keeping us warm, even though we are lacking the romantic ambiance we desire.

For our 28th anniversary, I surprised Mark and rented a log cabin in Nashville, Indiana. Our anniversary is the first week in December. When we left, they were predicting snow, but we figured we'd drive out of it since we were heading south. Little did we know how much snow we were in for.

 If you ever get a chance to rent a log cabin in the snow, go for it! We drove down this long, narrow, snowy lane with the porch light acting as our beacon. Wow! What a great adventure. It was just the two of us in the log cabin perfection!
 The paper is Creative Memories and Jen Wilson. The bold aqua, blue and red snowflakes were cut with Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I purchased the title die at an adorable scrapbook shop in town. I backed the log cabin with brown paper to help it show up better on the snowflake paper.
The fireplace was so warm and cozy!!! The next evening, after sweeping it off, we enjoyed the hot tub out in the snow. It took some convincing to get me out there, but man oh man....it was the best.

Come back later this week for a few more layouts from our Nashville, IN winter adventure.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Craft On"

Do any of you love to go away for an entire weekend and scrapbook with your friends? I am a lucky girl and get do this 3 times a year!! Woot! My husband is such a sweetheart and doesn't mind too much when I take off for a weekend of scrapbooking with friends.

The River Retreat House, Perrysville, Indiana, is one of my favorite scrapbooking destinations!! A beautiful old house to relax and enjoy time away with friends. It's totally worth the drive.
 So here is my scrapbook page about my scrapbooking weekend. =)
 The paper and embellishments are Echo Park's "This & That" collection.
 The title is from Cricut's Quarter Note cartridge. Here's a close up of the cute, itty bitty banner. The baker's twine is strung between two brads with a key.
If you ever want a great weekend or time away with friends be sure to check out the River Retreat House. It's a beautiful, relaxing destination.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two Page Layout - "MDP"

I wanted to share this layout from a special ministry I help with at our church called Modern Day Princess. We work with young ladies who want to grow their relationship with Christ and learn their full potential as a Daughter of the King.
 Aren't they beautiful young ladies? I am very proud of them and honored to serve as their table leader. Even though this was my third time through the class, I continue to learn more about scripture and God's love for us, each time.
 The paper is Creative Imaginations "Iron Orchid Designs". I love the whimsical look. The diecut framing the title is cut from Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I purchased the key with the crown at Michaels.
 The washi tape is from Meijer and I added a few My Minds Eye brads and added journalling along the curve of the flower stems.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a productive day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Best of 2013"

My thoughtful daughter-in-law gave me an envelope with some great pictures of various events that had happened throughout the year. Many of these pictures I hadn't scrapbooked yet. So, I did a Best of 2013, kind of a year in review page.

I'm somewhat ashamed that this is now 2 years old! However, to my credit, I keep plugging away and posting things as I have time. I'd like to post more often, but since I work full time, my blogging time is limited. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

 The bottom right picture is extra special to me now as my Dad is pictured in the bottom right photo (above). It would have been taken spring of 2013. He had Alzhiemers and was starting to look pretty frail and having issues with falling at that time. The disease took his life in August, 2014. I sure do miss him!!
My sweet Mom is pretty lonely without him. She has Parkinson's and her mobility gets harder every day. It's so hard to watch, especially living 3 hours away. God is definitely in control, and I know I will see my Dad again some day. Hopefully we have many more smiles, laughter, and memories with my Mom. She is such a special lady. She adores her great granddaughter!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "So Sweet"

Here is the last, most precious layout from our Fall 2013 photo shoot. She's such a sweetheart, even when she's not full of smiles.

 Just look at that sweet face. Oh my goodness!!
 The My Minds Eye paper continues with this last layout of our family photo shoot. I love the beautiful designs in this set of paper and embellishments. I may need to buy more. I used some lace and purchased sticky circles to make the lace flowers topped with a button and scrappers floss.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are enjoying some time off as we celebrate the new year holiday. Be safe and make wonderful memories together!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two Double Scrapbook Layouts - Fall Family Photo Shoot

Can you believe we are just as close to 2030 as we are to the year 2000? How is this possible? Time keeps ticking away, and the new years keep arriving with surprising regularity. Each year I'm reminded that we need to make the most of our time here on earth. Lets make each day count, because we will never get it back.

Do you have any snow yet? We had a green Christmas here in Indiana. I will miss the pretty fall foliage until we get some snow on the ground. Fall is still my favorite time of year and I adore all of the great photos we got during our Fall 2013 photo shoot. (Photo credit to Just Shoot Me Photography).
 This is a super easy layout with My Mind's Eye paper and embellishments.
 If you look closely at this tree you'll see the letter "L" carved into a heart. We didn't do the carving, so somebody else was looking out for our perfect photo shoot.
 Our sweet grandbaby is now 2 and 1/2 years old. She and her new baby brother put the sunshine in our lives!! We are so honored to be their grandparents.

It was raining the morning before our photo shoot, so my hubby and I decided to check out the area to see if it was muddy and if the leaves had started to change yet. Of course, we took a few "unofficial" pictures as we checked out the park.
 The paper is from Fancy Pants, Close to My Heart and StampinUp. I used StampinUps Fall Foliage stamp with a darker grey ink to create the leaf watermarks on the woodgrain paper. I was pretty happy with the look. The title is cut with Cricut's Lyrical Letters "jumbo".

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I pray your 2015 will be healthy, happy and full of wonderful memory making.

Happy New Year to each one of you!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Our Boys"

Being a Mom is one of my greatest blessings! The responsibility of being a Mom changes through the years as does the relationship with your chidren as they grow up. However, even as they find that special someone, get married and have children, they will always be my absolute pride and joy!

Here's another layout from our fall family photo shoot of 2013. These are our boys! We couldn't be more proud of the young men they have become.
Most of the paper, banner, and chipboard accents are My minds Eye "Lost and Found".
 
 The "Boys" title is from Graphically Speaking and the word "our" is Kate's ABC's cartridge.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are enjoying your Chirstmas holiday season with those you love.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Family" Fall Photo Shoot

Here's another layout from last fall's family photo shoot. This is my oldest son and his precious family! I am so proud of them!!!
 They are such a great pair, and they are making a fabulous home for our sweet grandchildren. Our newest grandchild is still a bun in the oven at the time of these pictures.
 The patterned paper is all My Minds Eye "Lost and Found". I can't get enough of these colors because they are so great for fall! Most of the embellishments are from the same packet of paper, but I layered them up with scalloped punches and brads.

The title is cut with Cricut's "Going Places" cartridge. There are several jumbled letter titles in this cartridge which have made it a worthy purchase. Look at our sweet granddaughter! She's so adorable. We are completely smitten. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! More fall family photo shoot layouts to come.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Priceless" Fall Family Photos

Last fall, we took a couple of hours and got some great family portraits. For me, the memories of the shoot itself are just as great as the fabulous photos you get.

It had been rainy all day and I thought we might have to cancel the photographer, but it cleared up half an hour before we got together. The park wasn't too muddy, so it all worked out beautifully.

 I used My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found" because of the rich, traditional blues and gold that matched our clothing perfectly. Most of the embellishments were included with the MME paper pack.I added a few additional punched flowers and a punched "bitty banner" from StampinUp.
 I love the moss on the roof of this building! It was the perfect setting and our photographer is a friend which helped us relax a little. But seriously, how could she go wrong with this ridiculously good looking family??? :)
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Stay tuned for more family portrait layouts.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Double scrapbook layout - "Heart Blessing"

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?? My groceries are bought and I'll be starting to whip up all of our favorite sides and desserts over the next few days!
 Last year, we enjoyed having the family here with us too. We are so blessed to have them so close and be able to spend every holiday together!! The food, if I do say so myself, was marvelous and the memories even more sweet than the pecan pie!
 The paper is from Bo Bunny. I used a Sizzix embossing folder and my Fiskars border punch for the strip down the middle. The title font is Cricut's Lyrical Letters cartridge.
 The leaf outline is from Accent Essentials. The feather stamp is Glitz Design, but the larger feather was hand drawn and cut. I fringed it with Martha Stewart fringe scizzors.
We are looking forward to another family time of giving thanks to our Lord for the many blessings he gives us each day. This year, we will celebrate our new grandson's first Thanksgiving! We're so thankful for our sweet growing family!! There's always room to pull up another high chair. =)

Enjoy your family and remember God's goodness in your life. 
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Luke 6:38 [Full Chapter]
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two Page layout - "Big House"

I'm not a huge fan of watching sports on TV, but I occasionally will watch college football. Even better when we get the opportunity to actually go to a game. Last year, we were lucky enough to get tickets to see University of Michigan in the "Big House". It's a whole different atmosphere when you are right there in the middle of all of the hype!

 It was a treat to have our boys there with us. The weather was great and the Wolverines actually won this game!! They've had a rough couple of seasons.
 The ruler canvas tape is from Little Yellow Bicycle and the title font is Cricut's Birthday Bash. The football was cut with Sport's Mania. The lovely ticket banner is from Recollections.
Goooo Blue!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Two Page Layout - "Splish Splash"

I can't believe I haven't posted these yet. These pictures were taken of Scarlet at the local park back in June, 2013. On a warm day, it's fun to watch the kids splash around and cool off.
 Look how tiny she is! She found where the water was trickling out and kept plugging up the whole with her finger.

The paper and embellishments are My Mind's Eye "Indie Chick" Saffron. The title is Cricut's "Lyrical Letters" jumbo font. I cut the border strips into pieces and mixed them all up as the border on the right side.
It's November, but this layout makes me wish it was warm enough for another splash in the park with my family.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two Page Layout - "Play All Day"

Here's one more layout from the park last summer. Yes, this makes three double layouts from the park last year, but who's counting. =) It was one of those fun days where the pictures turned out and the memories were precious and scrap-worthy.
 The paper is My Minds Eye "Collectable" and Basic Grey "What's Up" (cloud paper). I love the color combination. Definitely cute enough paper to show off the fantastic pictures of my family.
 The title fonts are both from Cricut's Lyrical Letters and the clouds are from Graphically Speaking. I love all the banners and brads and all the pictures that I got on here. =)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Enjoy your week!