Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter in our backyard.

This is for a challenge at Passion2Pixels to scrap lift this page by Patsy


These are photos from the past few days.

Products are by Jana Morton and Anna Aspnes.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 27, 2014

My Guy

All about my hubby!!!

I did this for two challenges-Creating Yourself Series and Living life with a Song
at Passion2Pixels, and Let's Get Sketchy Week 4 Sketch.. Products used are by Jana Morton, Lynn Grieveson, and Bella Gypsy.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Here’s this week’s version of our lives!




Products used are  Jana Morton’s Storyboard Template No. 3 –altered

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 24, 2014

How I construct clusters.

I have been asked numerous times recently how I construct my clusters. I actually learned how to do clusters from Jana Morton classes and studying them in different galleries and layouts.   I usually start with a vertical element-I love using branches and stems, or a flourish, and sometimes a vertical shaped brush or paint. Twists work well vertically too. Then I go with what I want that goes with my layout-flowers, leaves or even a tag or label. When I use flowers I try to stay with odd numbers of them and stack them slightly. I need something horizontal to go above the vertical element. After that I tuck elements in that will look good and tie in with my page. Sometimes It will be a clock, or a heart, or a button or flair. Don't forget ribbon and bows. For digital pages I add drop shadows to every element so I have some depth and dimension.  That's it! I hope this helps.

Here’s an example: I used a brush by Erica Zwart as the base, then a vine and branches, and then four flowers by Jana Morton clustered together.

cluster example

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A True Love Story

The story of my great-grandparents.

Thanks for looking. Products are by Jana Morton, Katie Pertiet
and Lynn Grieveson.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Week Three

Here’s this week’s edition!

Foundation Shadow
Gray Strips Top/Bottom
Gray Window
JM Gray Background
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January 18, 2014
Left Bottom White
Left Circle - Gray
Left Circle Stroke
Left Inner Circle
Left Top Dark Gray
Line in Circle
Matte Layer
Matte Shadow
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 6
Right Inner Circle
Right Outer Circle
This week has been a little slow.  I added exercise back into m
Top Window Layer
Top Window Shadow
White Area for Journaling
Window Stroke

The Journaling reads:

This week has been a little slow.  I added exercise back into my life now that I am feeling better. I have been walking on my treadmill.  So far I have stuck to walking 30 minutes  a day.  I am also starting to reorganize my home. I started with my laundry room which tends to be a dumping grounds. I did get my shelves done where I store extra pots and pans, dishes and small electrical appliances.
We also lost a longtime family friend this week. Jeanie was 83 and had been a school friend of my mother's. I had babysat her kids, then they babysat mine, and then my DD babysat their's.
  I looked out the back door Saturday and saw all these geese in the field behind our home.  I counted about 40 of them!  Also had a red-bellied woodpecker at the suet feeder!  We finished off the week by attending a retirement party for one of the firefighter's Bob worked with. He had been with the fire department for 35 years. I thought Bob was looking good! We played pool with friends at their home afterwards. Bernie & I beat Bob and Danny  3 out of 4 games!!!!

Products used are by Jana Morton-Storyboards, Winter Buddies Collection, and

Pattie Knox-retired. Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Barb & Steve

One more for today! My brother Steve & his wife Barb were visiting over the holidays. Captured a few shots of them and had to scrap them,especially when she is the one who got me started scrapping!

 barb & steve

Thanks for looking!

Products used are by Jana Morton, Erica Zwart,

and Katie Pertiet.

Looking back to 2013 and Forward to 2014

This is the second part of a series of scrapping about myself.This will be the second page of a my album so to maintain continuity I used the same template and colors as I did for the page on creativity.

look back and forward

Thanks for looking. Products are by Jana Morton, Katie Pertiet,

and Chrissy W.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tired of Winter pages

so I thought I would cheer things up a little!!

 Pretty Girl

My daughter Becky-can you guess what her favorite color is????

Thanks for looking!

Products used are by Jana Morton,Katie Pertiet, Maplebrook Studios,

and Chrissy W.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Magnificent Magical Sleigh


was the name of Bobby’s holiday program at school. The second

and third graders did a wonderful job  performing it.

 The Magnificent Magical Sleigh

Sorry I could not get this lined up exactly straight. All the products were from my stash! Thanks for looking.

Week Two

Here’s a peek into our lives for the past week.

 PL Week 2

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Thanks for looking! Products are by Jana Morton, Anna Aspnes

and Amber Shaw!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

You are not going to believe this…

but I finally got this page done! It has been in process for several weeks!
I started playing this layout again last night. I had a starburst I wanted to place behind Ironman but I painted….yes I painted it instead.
I cut a stencil and used it for painting, and added rhinestones to some of the stars for a little sparkle!
Products used are by American Crafts-cardstock, wood veneer stars byStudio Calico, and Rhinestones by Silhouette America.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Creativity

Jana Morton has a challenge this week to write about your creativity. This will be added to my Book of Me.

 Me and My Creativity

Products are by Jana Morton, ChrissyW, and Katie Pertiet.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014



Thanks for looking! Products are by Anna Aspnes’

Art Play Sparkle, and Snow Sprinkles, Jana Morton’s Autumn Memories, and Katie Pertiet’s Loosely Labeled.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Want to Learn digital scrapbooking?

Want some new ideas for scrapbook pages?   Have you heard about the new site Scrap A Page A Day?

Debbie Douglas will walk you thru the construction of a scrapbook page.  She will teach you the basics and then lead you to where you need to go to further educate yourself on higher levels.  You can find her  at Scrap A Page A Day.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Version

of Project Life. I am going to be documenting life a weekly basis. I am also using templates by Jana Morton that make this project easier. I just drop in the photos and add some journaling and I am done.  I am using Capture Your 365 by Katrina Kennedy for daily prompts on photo taking.  I even used my tripod and remote for the pic of me taking down the tree ornaments. Yes a self-portrait that was not a selphy!  I get fun little photo tips every day also. Hopefully my photography skills will improve also.  So here’s my layout.

PL-Week One

PL-Week One-left

PL-Week One-right

Thanks for looking!