Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wild Rumpus and Let Them Eat Cake...

Two layouts from Ben's birthday a long time ago. The first one is from CSI's Case 15:
Here's my take on it:

It was a wild day with a bunch of 3/4 year olds at Planet Kids. Lots of fun.

The second layout from the party is from their time in the "party room". It's for the challenge at Artastic to scrap something food related with this art prompt:

I've got tables and chairs (and a bunch of kids) and some orange and blue in my layout, along with the pizza and cake. And the sweet smile of my Ben as he's presented with his birthday cake. Here's my layout:

I have so much fun playing along with these challenge sites! They inspire me to get some of these old photos scrapped!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Got Milk?

My Ben Baby - when he really was LOL.

Based on a sketch from Pretty Little Studio.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


This layout was done for the CSI Case File 14 and the PLS Sketch Challenge #40.

The colors are much more subtle that I normally use -- I had a hard time finding some paper to work. The striped pp on top is from an RAK from Erika at Club CK. The banner pp, the journal spot, innocence and the paper behind the song lyrics are downloads from CSI (love their downloads), so they helped a GREAT deal to get this done.

The sketch from PLS was perfect for these three photos -- fairly random shots. Don't remember if they're all from the same event (I think they are), but definitely from same time period. Those years of going places with Grandma and Scott -- not always quite sure which needed me more, grateful for a fairly easy toddler/preschooler who was content to ride on Grandma's lap while I pushed the wheel chair. It was a special relationship between them.

My journaling, which was prompted by CSI reads:

They were my bookends -- the generation before and after me. Days of innocence when I believed my mom would always be there and I could always "fix" my son's hurts.

The lyrics to the song, Bookends, by Paul Simon: (a song I've always loved, since I was a teen, and which popped into my head as I read the journal prompts "time, innoncence")

Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they're all that's you

Part of why I scrapbook is because of that last line --

So grateful to CSI for the prompt that took these obscure, random, not-really-great photos and turned them into a meaningful page. And to PLS for the sketch that brought it together.

Birthday at Sunday School

These photos were taken by my mom, I think. I miss Miss Sharon (a mentor to me as well as Scott's Sunday School teacher). I don't recognize many of the kids -- besides Scott -- but think that's Ryan on my lap and Kayla with the braids.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What's Forever For?

I had these photos of our family through the years that I wanted to scrap and Screen2Scrap's April challenge gave me the opportunity. The inspiration this month is the movie poster from Ever After -- and the layout needs some bling (the glitter paper), a fairytale title (I started thinking about "ever after" and the song popped into my head, which lead to my journaling tweak), and journaling about my "Cinderella Story". My journaling talks about how David and I met and how quickly we got engaged and married. And quotes a song from the year we were married -- 30 years ago this August. So many people we know (and knew back when) have divorced, remarried, or lost spouses -- hardly anyone we know has been married as long as we have. And yes, in the "ever after", it's not all sweetness and light, we've had rough spots. But we've made it through them. And our "ever after" story includes the two boys -- we wouldn't be complete without them.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Love this photo of Scott and Lexi working hard on their paintings. Super easy/simple layout, but love the pop of red with it. From the inspiration at Pretty Little Studio.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jeanette Victoria

I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. I also used the colors (red, brown, white) from the March color challenge at Club CK, but didn't get it done in time. I added lots of pink, too.

This is my grandparents with their first child, my aunt, circa 1928 (maybe early '29).

The background and pp is K and Co. The mat is new textured cardstock from Recollections -- I'm loving the colors and feel of it.