Thursday, May 25, 2006

Bundle of Joy

I've completed a lot of layouts the last couple of weeks, due in large part to challenges on Scrapmommies. This one was to use the lullaby for inspiration:

"Baby mine, don't you cry.
Baby mine, dry your eyes.
Rest your head close to my heart.
Never to part, baby of mine."

One of my online friends just had a baby, and she posted this picture of herself with her baby, and I knew instantly that I had to use it for this challenge (since my "baby" is 24 years old and is not ready to make me a grandma anytime soon!).

Kit is Baby Girl Story by Jen Reed. Photo corners by Valeri Brumfield.


This was just a lot of fun to do. It was a scraplift challenge on the Scrapmommies website, and so different from anything I've ever done before!

The journaling around the outside reads: "Jessica had to have this crazy foam lady liberty crown, so of course I had to take a picture of her on the ferry back, since she looked so cute."

Credits: Background papers - Shabby Princess; Happiness swirl - Sweet Shoppe Designs; colored flowers - Jen Reed; outline flower - Digital Design Essentials; swirl and squiggle brush - Suzanne C. Walker.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Journaling reads: "Dianna told us that Grimaldi’s had the best pizza in New York. The only problem was that she isn’t very good with directions. All she said was that it was on the first street under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side. The cab driver wanted an address, which we didn’t have. At first we weren’t even sure he was going to agree to take us to Brooklyn, but after some discussion he did take us across the bridge. But then he started driving around aimlessly, getting farther and farther away from the bridge. Glen started giving directions to get us closer to the bridge. Once we saw the bridge, we insisted that he just let us out. We started walking, when I saw a man walking a dog. I asked him if he’d ever heard of a place called Grimaldi’s, and he said it was in the next block with the green awning. While it was pretty good pizza, Glen and I thought it couldn’t compare to our own Hideaway."

The word art reads: "Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories." by Cathy Allen

Kit - A Day to Remember - Sweet Shoppe Designs Team

Statue of Liberty

We spent a few days in New York City last week. We took our son and his fiancee with us. We had a great time! I have been scrapbooking some of the photos this past week. The journaling reads: "We took the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands on Monday, May 8, which really made us all think a lot about immigration." Kit and alpha by Robyn Gough.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Way Cute

I finished this layout today for a sketch challenge at ClikChicDesigns, my new favorite digital scrapbook forum. I used a sketch that they had permission to post from, and Lucky Star Kit by Gina Cabrera.

Journaling reads: "We visited John and Cindy in January 2006 and they had a new dog. His name is Charlie and he’s a cockapoo. I went to Stamp Asylum while everyone else went to a hardware store, then we all went to Ikea and Home Depot (they were looking for new pulls for their kitchen cabinets).

We saw Thoroughly Modern Millie in the evening and had a really nice visit."

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Circle Journal

I finished another set of pages for the digital circle journal I'm doing. The theme for this one is "I'm so proud of me." The kit is by Fiona Renwick of ClicChik Designs, the flowers are from Scrappers Guide, and the alpha is by Lauren Bavin. I used a sketch by Jen Caputo for the lefthand page. The tabs have my name on the right page and date on the left page. The journaling was not easy for me to write, since I don't usually write about myself in this way! It reads:

I consider myself a good wife, mother, and friend. But I am also good to me:

I keep physically fit by eating a healthy diet and by walking two miles a day most days.

I exercise creativity by sewing or digital scrapbooking or embroidering or stamping most days.

I sew with friends every week to stay involved socially. I am active in a local quilt guild and atc swap group. I am even the treasurer of my state quilters organization.