Friday, February 12, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Four Generations"

Our family is blessed in many ways. We have fun, we laugh a lot, and enjoy each others company. The best part is having four generations around at the same time. I'm so thrilled that my Mom is still healthy enough to enjoy her great grandchildren. I only wish we could spend more time together. Distance, weather, and general "busyness" tend to keep us from making the trip to Michigan as often as we should.
 This layout is from May 2014 and so much has changed! This was about 3 months before my Dad died of Alzhiemers, Sawyer was just a newborn and Scarlet only 2 years old. This was the first time my parents met Sawyer. Wow...Proof that time flies whether we like it or not.
 I used a few different types of Washi tape, some miscellaneous paper in my scraps for the numbers across the page as well as the banners. A pretty simple layout, really, but it sure means a lot to me.
Enjoy your family!! Don't keep a record of wrongs, but be quick to forgive each other and cherish the relationship! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "So Fancy"

Happy Saturday!

Who doesn't love a great wedding. Here's a layout of a family member's wedding. It's such a great photo op when we're all dressed up and in the same place at the same time! :)
 Look at the beautiful humans that I love!
 The polka dot is actually gold foil. I used vellum and gold layers for the flower (SU 5 petal flower punch).
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Two page scrapbook layout - "Chirp Chirp"

My son just graduated from BSU!

He's a music major with a Music Media Production degree. He sang in most of the choral groups including an a cappella group. He was also a Resident Assistant for a time.

In addition, he enjoyed being one of the mascots for his entire college career. It's safe to say this young man made the most of his college education by being involved in so many ways.

We're super proud of him, in case that fact needs clarification. :)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "New Dorm"

My son just graduated from college!!! We are so excited for him and so deeply proud. It was a journey with a lot of ups and downs, but it's done and he's starting to interview for a real job.

If I am remembering correctly, this kid changed rooms every semester, except for two. We were right there with him helping him move all of his belongings each time. That's what we do as parents!! This layout is from a few years back...I'm so far behind in posting layouts. Thanks for hanging in there with me through all of the chaos of life.

The paper is Teen Angst. All of the black smudging is already on there. The wide black rick rack is such a fun accent.
Do you like my attempt at duplicating his wall art? It's not the same, but it's close enough in my book. 

It's so great to have him home! I have a few more college layouts that are complete that I'll be posting soon. But, there will be more layouts later on too, because we still have another round of photos from his musical events and of course, graduation!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Together is a Wonderful Place"

 We try to get away as an extended family with my husband's siblings once a year. Last year, we rented a small house in Holland, MI for two nights. We had a great time together. I love that we make time for each other even though their parents have been gone for several years.  Our time together is usually spent sitting around the table talking, eating, and playing games. Sometimes we split up and the girls and guys do separate activities for a few hours.

This layout features pictures taken at a downtown restaurant. We had such a great time goofing off.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Two Page Layout - Count Your Blessings and

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! How is it even December, anyway? The last few months have completely slipped away from me.

Last year, our immediate family celebrated Thanksgiving at our house. We all have so much to be thankful for. Some years are definitely tougher than others. I lost my Dad last year and it was my first Thanksgiving without him, but I try to remind myself that there are so many who would be ecstatic to have anything close to what I would call a tough year. We have a beautiful, loving family and not only do we get along, but we have fun together! I love them all so much!

Here's my layout from Thanksgiving 2014.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Stay warm!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Whale Tails"

One of the things on my bucket list was to see a whale! Last year in San Diego, it happened. What an amazing day aboard the America sailing ship.
 I have had this wave paper in my stash for so long, I have no idea what the brand is. This was the perfect layout for it. The paper on the right is DCWV "World Traveler". I'm using a lot of this for my SanDiego layouts.

Look at the beautiful tails! We saw a pod of 8 whales and they were kind enough to show us their lovely tails. I stink at capturing these moments with my camera, so I grabbed a few of the professional shots from Next Level Sailing's Facebook page. They were all taken at the same time, but they had much better timing than me.
 The nautical banner along the top was punched with StampinUp! bitty banner. I use this all the time, because it's such a fast way to make a cute banner. The anchor was cut with my Cricut and wrapped with baker's twine.
Stay tuned for more of my SanDiego 2014 layouts. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Smooth Sailing"

One of our favorite adventures in San Diego last year was sailing on the America for a whale watch tour. What a beautiful ship!
 The crew was fabulous and so knowledge about the area.

The paper is Heidi Swapp "No Limits" and Schmatic. I used the Fiskar's postage stamp border punch to frame around the photos. The journaling tag is DCWV "World Traveler" collection.
 This is one of my favorite pics of my dear husband. He's the best, and this pictures shows him off well. I can't think of a better person to partner with for almost 30 years of marriage!! What a blessing he is in my life! The die cut in the upper corner is from Graphically Speaking and the title font is Plantin Schoolbook.
Thanks for stopping by Random Memories blog today. I can't wait to scrap the San Diego trip we are on right now!!! We are enjoying it with a fabulous group of people. I never knew work could be so much fun!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Sunset Cliffs"

We decided to rent a car for a day and expand our adventure to watch the sunset at Sunset Cliffs. It's not very far away, and well worth the drive. Watching the surf hit the cliffs, and staying for the sunset was amazing!
 My Minds Eye "Lost and Found" and Bo Bunny paper make a great combination to highlight our travels. The title is cut with Jubilee "Runt" and I layered lots of MME embellishments to finish the page.
 Unforgettable memories captured in pictures, and preserved in an album for future generations....This is why I scrapbook. And, of course, because I enjoy it so much.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Out and About"

SanDiego!!!!....What an awesome adventure! Here's a layout from our trip there in 2014.
 We walked to at Zanzibar's café for breakfast and ate el fresco. We enjoyed planning our day and watching the people go by. We decided to take the trolley for the day. You can see just about every corner of San Diego by taking the trolley and hopping on and off throughout the day. The paper is Heidi Swapp "No Limits" and Authentique. The stickers are Creative Imaginations, miscellaneous washi tape, and a Basic Grey journaling tag. I love using the SU photo corner punch to make Chevrons on my page.
 Little Italy was one of the stops along the way. We bought a little snack (Gelato) and then continued with our adventure.
We're enjoying ourselves in Southern California for the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Enjoy the Journey"

Here's the second layout from last year's San Diego trip. These were our first pictures of the iconic Gaslamp Quarter sign, the convention center in the background, our hotel, and our first meal....The Spaghetti Factory. Yummy!
 The paper is again from the DCWV World Traveler stack. I love how Pink Paislee's "Indigo Blue" washi tape complimented it perfectly. Cricut's "Going Places" cartridge is the place to get your stick people! Why haven't I used these before??
 The title and the journaling tag were already on the paper, so I just went with it. That certainly completes the page more quickly.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Here we Come"

Last March, we had the blessing of a trip to San Diego. The main purpose was for business, but we were able to extend a few days and enjoy some time for just the two of us. We took tons of pictures, of course...starting with our flight.
The paper is Die Cuts with a View "World Travel" pack, along with SU cardstock to make it pop. The bracket map is My Minds Eye "Breaking Free". I adore these colors together.

  We found a lovely boutique hotel in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego called Hotel Indigo. I would highly recommend it! Beautiful wood floors, homey décor, and great location.
The tickets and stickers are from Creative Imaginations. The die cut airplane is cut with Cricut's Going Places cartridge. The title font  is Plantin School book "Italics" and "Tall Ball". This is one of my oldest cartridges, but I still use it all the time.

We're getting ready for another San Diego business trip, so I'm reliving every moment of last year's trip and will be posting all of my layouts here over the next few weeks. =) I can't wait to be there soaking up all of that glorious southern California sunshine again!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Zoo Day"

The Australian adventure is always a highlight of our local zoo. Scarlet really enjoyed watching the kangaroos hop around. So did Grandpa, Grandma, and Uncle Jacob!

 The paper is StampinUp! The title font is Jubilee cartridge. I used the Fiskars border punch for the postage stamp look, and the SU decorative label punch to journal some of the high points on the photos. My favorite is the cute little kangaroo die cut (Zoobaloo?) and the butterfly ribbon on the left.
 Wallets were very helpful again in capturing all of the memories and fitting them all in.  I can't help myself...there are just too many cute pictures of our day. :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Two page scrapbook layout - "A Wild Day"

Here's a little zoo layout from two summers back. I can't believe how much she has grown since then!  Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Jacob had fun with our little darling and experienced all the fun zoo exhibits with her. She had fun and was such a good girl. We met up later with her Mom and Dad and saw a few more exhibits together. We took her to the zoo a few weeks ago and will have more fun pictures to scrap...This time with little brother too!

It's so hard to choose the best pictures for a layout. I limited myself to two zoo layouts for that trip. hard to do! This is one reason I order a lot of wallets. I was able to use 14 pictures here and highlight my favorites in 4x6 size.
 The paper is My Minds Eye "Indie Chic". and I used the Zoobaloo cartridge for the vine.
 The journaling card is one I had in my stash. I'm not sure what the brand is, but I have used so many of them for vacation photos, that I went back and bought more.
Many of the layouts I see on blogs and Pinterest use just one or two pictures. I love the look, but it takes a lot of product and time to do a layout. I guess I like to make the most of my resources and time, especially when I'm scrapping an event with so many great photos to choose from.

Do you ever scrap with a lot of photos? I'd love to hear your ideas!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Munch Time"

How about another grandbaby layout? Our grandkids are my favorite people to scrap, of course. Here's a layout of her just being totally cute eating a snack.
 These pictures were taken in October of 2013. The paper is My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing" and Basic Grey "Life of the Party". Both are very appropriate lines of paper to use for this little cutie!
The brad is MME "Collectable" and of course the fringe scissors make a cute little ruffle border at the bottom. The layered die cuts are also MME "The Sweetest Thing".
 Thanks for checking out my blog today!.

I will be in California for business and vacation in a few weeks, so I'm trying to schedule some blog posts out into the future. I'm really hoping to be more consistent with my posts. I enjoy blogging, but there are times I struggle to keep up with it. Thanks for hanging in there with me.