Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Album Cover Share

Every year, I keep homework and other papers from the boys.  I then try to go through it and find just the highlights of who they were, where they were, what they were doing, what they had trouble with, what they were good at, and bind it together in a little book.

This is my older son's preschool collection.

A few years ago, I stumbled over some primary school papers of my gramma, some crafts, a report card, and homework.  It was completely facinating to think of her as a little girl, and to see her dad (my great-grampa's) signature on the report card.  This inspired me to try and leave something similar behind for my children's grand children.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mini Album Share - Mein Reisen

When I was 15, my mom took me on a trip to Germany to visit the Exchange family she stayed with when she was in high school.  She was there in late 50s, before the Wall was completed.  Just a few short years after the armistice.  The cold war was still very much a reality and her father had served in the South Pacific.  I can't imagine what it was like as parents to let your girl go that far away after all of that.  But they had faith, and trusted God.  And I am so very glad they did.  It gave all of us, including them, the chance to meet a couple families of people who touched our hearts.

They were also a host family, and they received Peter, whom they still visit today.  But I digress, this is about our trip together, her chance to show me some of the places she saw, things she did, people she loved.  I am not sure I appreciated it then, and not sure I still do fully now, but it was a life-changing event for me, even if I didn't realize it at the time.

Lots of product, lots of memorabilia.  I'll do my best to list here:
Paper = MME
Travel IconZ
Journal BlockZ
7 Gypsies
Bazzil Basics
Karen Foster
Making Memories

Monday, February 24, 2014

Layout Share - Saucer-rific!

This was a fun little layout I did to tell the story of the Super Saucer we received as a gift when 012 was born.  That's him in the right two pictures.  Then the other guy came along & it was fun again, but he was almost too big to fit in it.  The younger one didn't know what to do with all the toys, it took him a while to warm up to it all.

Letters = Chip Chatter, Li'l Davis, Chatterbox, JunkitZ
Flower = Petal-loo
CheckBoxZ = BenzillaScrapping
Journal BlockZ = BenzillaScrapping
Paper = My Mind's Eye

Thanks so much for visiting!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

News from the Studio

Oh my has it really been since December!  Wow, well, lots going on around here.  I've been busy, busy, busy actually scrapping my stories, and creating new prettys to share with everyone.  I FINALLY got my Valentine's Day collectionZ posted to the ETSY shop yesterday, I was so thrilled!  I've also been busy uploading photos to have printed out at my local Walgreen's.  I've always loved them, however with the last batch I noticed they were using thinner paper & it makes for flimsy prints.  I've got a HP Photosmart, but I find it doesn't do the color correctly based on what I see on my screen and that is very disappointing!

I have been working on my LOM and have decided I need to start creating title pages, so I've kitted up a bunch for 012's album, and then I'll do 010 before I do mine.  It just feels so good to get these done!  And use up some supplies!  I shudder when I think about how much I have spent over the years!

And just because I can't leave you without a little goodie...
A compilation of several birthdays for my nephew.  Whom I love very much!