Wednesday, December 31, 2014

All I Want for Christmas…

Here is a traditional layout I di to end the year and hopefully start the new year on a positive note.

All I want for Christmas

Products used are by Echo Park, and Silhouette Studio file.

Thanks for looking and let’s hope I start adding many more pages in the New Year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Birthday Surprise


This morning Maggie brought me a birthday surprise to start my day-they are homemade donuts and cake pops that she and Becky made for my birthday breakfast! Made my day!!!!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall Hiking Spree

I have not posted a page in a while but finally scrapped one to share!

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Thanks for looking! Products are by Anna Aspnes, Katie Pertiet, and Lynne Kelzic.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saving for a Rainy Day


A story I wanted to document for my grandson when he is forty!

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The journaling reads:

You went to school one day this week with a loose tooth.
You pulled it while you were there and they gave you a
little yellow treasure chest to keep it in so you would
not lose it. You were excited to show it to me when
you got off the bus. That night when your dad went
to tuck you in he handed you your tooth to tuck
under your pillow. You told him you did not want
to put it under your pillow for the tooth fairy! 
You said you wanted to save for a time when
you needed it. I do not think I have ever
heard of anyone saying this before. You
are always thinking about things before
you do them but this one surprised
everyone!                                  October 11, 2014

Products are by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Where’s Waldo?

Bobby loved his Where Waldo card! He took less then 3 minutes to find him!

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Products used are by Jana Morton, Erica Zwart, and the image of Waldo

is from the internet.

Friday, October 3, 2014


We went to the Air Show at KSU Airport . The new blimp was there. They christened it the Wingfoot One. Wingfoot Lake is where the hanger is where they build blimps.  They had flight simulators there where you could fly a plane on a computer. They also had Army planes you go in and see where the soldiers would sit to wait to parachute out. Maggie was shown how the women during the war worked in plants and made the planes. She also heard about Rosie the Riveter.  We then went outdoors and watched planes taxi down the runway and then take off. It was a fun time for all.

KSU Air Show

Products by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


When I got my bike I had to learn how to ride it let alone ride a four mile trip! August 18 I made it the four miles. This photo was taken when I made the first two miles.

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The journaling reads:

When I got my bike I had to learn to ride all over as I had never before used
hand brakes  and gears. Also my body is so out of shape that riding any
distance was really challenging my body.  We have only rode the bike trail
a couple of times but this time I made the two miles to Boston Mills Road,
and the two miles back.  Hipp hipp hooray!!!!


Products are by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet. thanks for looking!

Monday, September 29, 2014


This is where we hiked this week! Ledges is the name of the park and you will see why in these photos! This is our fourth hike so we are half way there!


the journaling reads: We hiked the Ledges for the Fall Hiking Spree today. 
These are why the park got the name  The kids loved climbing the rocks!   9/27/14


Products used are by Erica Zwart, and T. Stroud. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Four Wheeling Granny

A fun page about the atv ride my son-in-law Jeremy took me on at the DH’s farm. 

Four Wheeling Granny

Products are by Jana Morton and Studio DD. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Is was I saw when we hiked this trail at Hampton Hills Metro Park.  All this from the bad storms we had last Spring here-All these trees were damaged and had to be destroyed and the Adam Trail had to be closed. The trail we were hiking ran along side a lot of the Adam Trail so we saw all the damage.



I did this for my Week One class  of Title Time over at Creative Passions Classes with Jana Morton.  Products used were  Textured Edges by Jana Morton and Outdoor Adventures  by Erica Zwart. Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Decomesh Wreath

I am not getting any scrapping done but I did get a Fall Wreath finished today and thought I would share it with you. I used 1 large roll of mesh and one of the half rolls


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Grandson

When I saw this photo I knew, when I found this poem I knew!  They were meant to be together!

The poem reads:
Let me tell you about my grandson.
'Do you have all day'?
For once I get started,
there's so much I have to say!
If asked to describe him,
well, it's very easy to do.
For he's the kind of boy,
that endears himself to you!
He's warm, gentle and verykind,
with a wonderful wit and a verykeen mind!
A heart that's made out of gold,
always polite and never bold.
He can charm the birds right out ofthe trees
and possesses so many,fine qualities!
To sum it up, I'd have to say,
he's a wonderful boy in every way!

The poem is by Audrey Heller and I altered it slightly.
Products used are by Jana Morton, Katie Pertiet, Erica Zwart,
E. Merrit, B Bonn and Pattie Knox-retired. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summit County Fair 2014

We took the grandchildren to the fair this year! We did visit the barns and saw all the animals  but that will be on another page! The kids sure enjoyed riding the rides! We hope you enjoy the photos!

summit county fair

Products used are by Jana Morton, and  Erica Zwart. Thanks for looking.

Back to School 2014-2015

Celebrating the grands first day of school for this year! Maggie is in fifth grade-already! Bobby is starting third. Hope they have a wonderful year.

I used the poster edge filter on the background photos for a sketchy look to them.  Products used are by : Katie Pertiet, Lynne Grieveson, Jana Morton, Kim Jensen, and Patti Knox . Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Behold the Beauty


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The page is about a quiet serene place on property we own in SE Ohio.  I loved the way the light was peeking through the leaves and branches of the trees.  My favorite part of the page is where I took two of the trees in the photo and transferred them to Black & White and then used the smudge stick filter and reduced the opacity to get the look of added texture to the page. It also added to and worked with the colors Anna had used in her kit.  My favorite items in the kit were the transfers and brushes. I enjoy using those items to add to the back ground papers  where I want them put.  This page was also done for this month’s Digital U at Creative Passions.  Anna Aspnes was the guest.  Digital U is a free class at Creative Passions Classes and  is done once a month at no charge.  Layouts and techniques are discussed and there  is a chat line where all participants get to chat with the speakers and one another.

Products used were:

Anna Aspnes:



Jana Morton:


Millie’sCottage Collection

Erica Zwart:

Outdoor Adventure Collection

Katie Pertiet:

Folia Collection

The font I used for the quote is Lavenderia, Behold the Beauty is from Jana Morton’s Autumn Memories Collection word art.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Myrtle Beach S.C.

When my 10 year old grand-daughter came home from vacation she let me know that she wanted to make a multi-media memory board like I did three years ago.  I helped her with supplying the know how, and products but she did her own design, painting, choosing the elements and photos and how the title work. I am so proud of her and all the work she did on this project. We have been working on the days she is here for the past week.

Myrtle Beach page 1

                                      Myrtle Beach page 2

Good job Maggie! Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Template Challenge at Passion2Pixels

Another layout called “Best Day Ever” but done digital and different journaling!

Best day ever 2

Products by Jana Morton, Erica Zwart, Amber Shaw and Katie Pertiet.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Best Day Ever

is what Maggie was thinking last Wednesday She had mentioned numerous times how she would like to go horseback riding. So for her birthday I gave her a coupon that I would take her horseback riding. We had to wait for the weather to clear and the day finally got here. A friend of ours works at a stable and has horses of her own so she took care of Maggie. That is mainly what the journaling says.

The Best Day Ever
She got to get on two horses as there was another person booked for the first one.  Thanks for looking!
Papers were by MME, Sketch by Doris Sanders and Super sketches. I made the flowers from felt.

Beaver Marsh at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I have done Spring layouts of the marsh before where all you see is cattails and water. We walked there Thursday and we saw lily pads, and herons . We  saw a muskrat also but he got under the water before I could catch his photo.

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I thought I would have some fun and post the other layout I did of the Beaver Marsh.

 Beaver Marsh

The photo in the large layout where the geese are landing is the same place as the upper right photo in the new layout.  Thanks for looking!

Products used: Anita Richards Brand New Day Collection,  Jana Morton’s Lilacs in Bloom Collection, and Katie Pertiet’s On the edge Flourishes

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Loving the Fireworks

I was able to capture some great photos of the fireworks Thursday night, Thanks to my scrapping friends Pat and Pam for giving me the settings for my camera!

Loving the fireworks

Thanks for looking! Products used are by Jana Morton, Katie Pertiet, and Maple Brook Studio.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Life is a Journey

This is layout where the baby bird was contemplating whether or not to take that first step out of the bird house. He or she opted not too.

Life is a Journey

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

bloom & grow

I used several blending modes and the poster edges filter on the upper left image.  Products are by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes and Katie Pertiet. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cliff Swallows

Bob and I went out fishing yesterday with friends on there pontoon boat to a near by lake. Fishing was not too plentiful but by trolling around the lake we came to several bridges. Under the bridges were these nest built by cliff swallows. Then nests are made with mud and as you can see the babies are peeking out.  They will build their nests under bridges and on the sides of cliffs there by their name. Barn swallows do the same thing on the eaves of barns.

cliff Swallows

Thanks for looking!

Products are by Erica Zwart. Photo of the cliff swallow from the internet .

Monday, June 16, 2014

In a League of Your Own

A letter to my grandson.

Letter to Bobby

Thanks for looking!

Products used are by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


A letter of love and pride to my granddaughter.

.Maggie end of school year

Thanks for looking! Products used are:Jana Morton,

Katie Pertiet and Lynne Grieveson.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Celebrate the Little Things!

One more for Friday the 13th!!!!


All products from the Lilacs in Bloom Collection by Jana Morton-link in entry below! Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Another Spree for All Hike

Have not done one of these for a while due to illness and just being busy! This trail is part of the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath.

Memorial Parkway

Thanks for Looking! The only product used on this page is the frame from

Jana Morton’s Lilacs in Bloom Collection  Available HERE.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Simplicity Challenge

Here’s a page I did for the challenge over at Passion2Pixels. A few memories of summers past

. Treasured Memeories

Products by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Report

Here’s a page I did about Maggie and her book report on Martha Washington!

The Report

Products by Jana Morton, and Anna Aspnes. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 19, 2014

What a Surprise!

I was totally surprised this morning when I got a comment on the  previous layout that said it was being shown on Gallery Standouts-a blog that showcases digital layouts.  I want to thank them for choosing my layout of Bobby-as he was so proud of himself that day! Thank you again  and thanks for letting me share this with all of my followers.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Moments to Cherish


tying my shoes

WTG Bobby! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Passing of Time

Photos of me at 6 and 66! Thought this would be fun!

Passing of Time

Products are by Jana Morton, Erica Zwart, Katie Pertiet, and possibly a few more! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pricelesss Moments

This week’s lesson for my Inspired Images class.  We used filters, learned the technique for making a torn edge and using products in more then one way. This is my daughter and grandson Saturday night when they attended the Mom Prom.
Precious Moments-Mom Prom
Products used are by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes, Katie Pertiet,
Kristin Aagard, GMiller and Bella Gypsy. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


is what I titled my first layout for Lesson Three of  the Inspired Images  class I am taking with Jana Morton over at Creative Passions Classes. This week we worked with more filters-the Find Edges under Stylized  filters and contours and also on my page I used the poster edges under the artistic filter gallery. I only used one product on the entire page which was the overlay edges.


I like the way the filters bring out the textures in your photos. Thanks for looking!

The overlay is by Jana Morton and included in her Millie’s Cottage  Collection.

Thanks for looking!

For all You Mom’s out there…


Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Blue Herons Nesting

The male Herons come back every spring to this same area in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near our home. They start building the nests, and the females return about two weeks later. They then lay their eggs and both parents incubate them. By Mother's Day the babies have hatched and you will be able to see them in the nests from the ground. They will have left the nests by the Fourth of July.

Blue Herons Nesting

The frames and label are by Katie Pertiet. Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A second posting

Happy NSD!

Here is my second layout for the day. My flower beds in my front yard are blooming and the plants are lush! Old man winter did not kill any of them off! Thank goodness as I am ready for pretty!


April Showers

Products by Jana Morton, One Little Bird, and Katie Pertiet. Thanks for looking!

Overlook Trail


The Spring Spree for All with the  Metro Parks
has begun and we  did our first hike last night.
A one mile hike at the Overlook Trail. We have
begun. Four more to go!

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Products used are by Erica Zwart. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Lesson Two

This week we used filters, sketch techniques and making our own patterns with Photoshop.  We are learning so many new techniques and how to use products in different ways.

maggie lesson 2

Products used are  by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes, Erica Zwart, Katie Pertiet, and Pattie Knox-retired. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inspired Images begins!

The new digi class began this week over at Creative Passions this week! Jana Morton has rocked my world!  She taught this class using filters and and adjustment  threshold, and blending modes, and gradients! Talk about power packed! Here is my first layout for the week. Very artsy don’t you think!

Create the life

Products are by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes, Erica Zwart and Chrissy W. Thanks for  looking!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A fun way to get to know one another

over at Creative Passions we are beginning a new class next week-Inspired Images.  We have this challenge to do a page about ourselves to get to know one another, I decided to post mine and share it with all of you.

Getting to Know Med

Thanks for looking!

Products are by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Went on a wildflower walk at the Hampton Hills Metro Park Sunday and one of the few blossoms we found was this Bloodroot blossom. Due to the extended winter we did not find many.


Products are by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes, Erica Zwart and Katie Pertiet. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nature, the Breathtaking Beauty of Nature

Here’s one I did this evening Used blending techniques on the two photos in the front, and used a third photo as the background. The cluster is the only product  by designers on this page. 


The journaling reads:  While walking down the path at the CVNP we stopped to talk to a lady. Behind her came two geese down the canal They climbed out of the water and walked right up to us with no fear.

Products are by Jana Morton, Katie Pertiet, Anna Aspnes and Erica Zwart.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 11, 2014


No I did not fall off the face of the earth-just had no mojo! Well it is finally coming back! Took a walk yesterday in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and saw a few fun and friendly critters!  I used a template by Jana Morton.  I decreased the opacity and used the  artistic plastic wrap filter on the background photo.

Black Diamond
Black Vellum
Bottom Diamond
Diamond Outline
Focal Frame Shadow
Focal Photo
Focal Ptoto Frame
Gray Diamond
Left Diamond
Right Diamond
Top Diamond
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WHite Diamond

Products are by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes and Erica Zwart.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


The first day of Spring I captured this woodpecker in my tree in the backyard. spring woodpecker

I wanted to do an artsy Spring page so here you go. All

products are by Anna Aspnes’ Spring Collection. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Sure signs of spring in my backyard! The birdhouse has been rented!Springtime

Products are by Jana Morton, Erica Zwart Crystal Wilkerson and

Katie Pertiet. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Maggie just celebrated her tenth birthday. I wanted to let her know a few of

the things I love about her. Her hat is made from wrapping tissue from her gifts!


Thanks for looking! Products are :

Jana Morton’s Love Notes Collection

Katie Pertiet’s string bow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Daddy-Daughter Dance 2014

Jeremy and Maggie ready for the big event!


Products used by Echo Park, Webster’s Pages, and My Minds Eye. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Birthday Girl

This is a layout of my Daughter Becky’s Birthday a couple of weeks ago.   This was for Round Robin challenge at Turtle Soup.  I am on Team One!

Birthday Girl

Products used were by Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts,and Silhouette Studio. I made the roses using an image design from Silhouette Studio. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Special Gift


A Special Gift

All product are by Jana Morton. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

And it snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed and

Here is how deep the snow got in our yard. Actually it finally made it to the top of  the picnic table.

and it snowed and snowed

All products are by Jana Morton, and Anna Aspnes.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 28, 2014

So Ready for Spring

I am so ready and here we are expecting 6-12 inches of snow this weekend!!!

Well I have been busy making things for spring.  I purchased some of the new Silhouette Studio files and used the tutorials at Bits of Paper. I also made a wreath and used the tutorial for cherry blossoms at What a Beautiful Mess.












Thanks for looking!