Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Will!

A very happy birthday to my son Will who turns 24 today. It's his year in the lunar calendar, so I made a layout for him depicting some of the personality traits of people born in the year of the goat.

An interesting note: Good career choices for goats are pediatrician, actor, daycare teacher, interior designer, florist, hair stylist, musician, editor, illustrator, and history teacher. Go Figure! he's a history teacher!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Heritage Photos

I've been working on some digital scrapbook pages of some vintage photos I received from my aunt and a second cousin. It's been such a wonderful jaunt down memory lane.

1st up, these 2 photos of my dad and his siblings were taken 30 years apart. I love how they were lined up the same way without even planning it that way and I found a cute Dr. Seuss quote to go with them.

I used Club Scrap's Gratitude kit for this page.

There was also a photo of my grandpa (dad's father) and 3 of his siblings from 1917, grandpa is 2 in the photo. I was fascinated by the resemblance of grandpa Fred to his son John and his sister Marie to his daughter Betsy.

London Calling was the kit used for this layout.

I thought it would be fun to do a layout showing the family tree with all the photos I've collected.

This one has Paul as the start and shows my
mom's side of the family.

And this one has Will as the start showing my dad's side of the family. 

These pages were made with the Random Doorways kit. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bright Ideas and Asian Mums UFOs

I've been trying to clear my cupboards of Unfinished Objects (UFOs) and came across this little night light project from Club Scrap.

I used retreat paper for the shade and added some rickrack over the edges. The leaf dangles came in the kit.

I also completed a quilt top from a kit I got at a quilt store in Lakewood that went out of business a couple of years ago.

It came with some very pretty shimmery fabrics for the squares and a beautiful panel with the mums on it. 

Here is a close up of the pieced mum block.