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.
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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. :)
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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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

One Page Layout - Happy Birthday Gramma

Birthdays are so much fun! Grandchildren definitely make getting old so much more worthwhile. Here's one of my favorite little one-page layouts from my birthday a few years back.

This vintage paper is from Echo Park "This & That" along with all of the stickers and die cuts. I felt it was pretty appropriate (given my The title font is from Cricut's Jubilee "stilts" and the lovely pink brackets are cut with Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge.

I apologize the pictures are a bit smaller than I normally post. Blogger is being dumb and not letting me change them to a large size. Not sure what is going on...but it looks like I need to live with it for now.

Hope your week is starting off well. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "My Brown Eyed Girl"

It's way past time to share this sweetness. Our granddaughter is now three years old, so this layout has been waiting a long time to be shared. Isn't she darling? Those eyes, that face....Yes, this Grandma loves her baby girl.

The flower embellishments are punched with various SU flower punches. Some of the layers are punched from vellum with brads and rhinestones for the flower centers.

 Oh my goodness!!! Cuteness alert!
 Multiple layers of matts help to highlight my favorite picture and the olive scalloped ribbon gives the page additional texture.
We'll have this little darling and her one-year-old baby brother next weekend so my son and daughter-in-law can spend some time away together celebrating their fifth anniversary. I'm so proud of this precious family.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Masculine Cards to Share

Here are some masculine cards that I created recently. Most of my cards were "Pinspired". I love Pinterest.

Father's Day Card with barb wire embossing and StampinUp! designer series paper.

Here a Father's Day card I made for my son because he's such an awesome Daddy. The embossing folder is from Tim Holtz. Many of the other embellishments were lingering in my stash.

This Father's Day card was for my hubby. The stamps are StampinUp! I created the blotchy rectangle by inking up a clear plastic stamp block with Tim Holtz "old paper" ink. I love the way it turned out.

I dislike needing sympathy cards so often, but it's so nice to be able to bless the family with a beautiful handmade card. This one was created with the Mighty Oak die set from Papertreyink.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Enjoy your week!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Femine Cards to Share

Wow! It's way past time for a new post. Time sure gets away from me. In addition to scrapbooking, I try to make cards for special occasions for friends and family. Here are some feminine cards that I made recently.

This was an Easter card I made for my sweet Mom last year.  
 The flowers pull up to reveal the sentiment.

Here's a nifty little birthday card I made for a friend. I cut the flowers with my Cricut machine. The top layer with the flower cut is mounted to the polka dot layer with dimensional foam adhesive, and then attached to the dry embossed orange layer and card base. My favorite part is the doodling around the outside edges.

Here's another birthday card for a friend. Super simple using the Itty Bitty banner stamps and punch.

I had to have the Mighty Oak stamp and die set (Papertreyink). This set makes a beautiful card so easy. The trunk of the tree is first stamped and then cut out with the die. I used the die to cut the leaves from patterned paper.
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Life with you is a Hoot"

Here is my final (and favorite) layout from our 2013 anniversary trip to Nashville, IN. What an awesome place to get away together. This log cabin was such a treat. Here we are...still together after 28 years. =) 

We totally suck at selfies. Seriously...we took about twenty before we could stop laughing at the horrible pictures and take a few good ones. These turned out pretty cute, though. My husband is such an amazing man, and I can't imagine doing life without him. I'm truly blessed to share my time on earth with him.
 The paper is MyMinds Eye and don't you love the zipper ribbon from Close to My Heart? The cute pair of owls is from Cricut's Hoot N Holler.
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Covered Bridges"

Here is another layout from our 2013 anniversary weekend at a log cabin in Nashville, Indiana.

These covered bridges were so beautiful covered with sparkly snow. I know we're all looking forward to warmer weather and it's just around the corner, but snow is undeniably beautiful.
 And look at the architecture inside of this bridge. I found it fascinating.
 The Coredinations cardstock was watermarked with a circular stamp using VersaMark. The deer stamp is Glitz Design "Finley" popped on a punched scallop circle and embossed, then layered on glitter paper, and silver chevron washi.
 The ball fringe adds a little bit of texture. The title is Cricut's Plantin' Schoolbook font.
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