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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Best One Ever!

Okay, so it is not about the best scrapbook layout ever (although, I do like this one), it is about the best husband ever!  The other night he (out of the blue) stood up and grabbed one of my old scrapbooks out of the bookcase.  We sat together and looked at pictures from 2002 and 2003.  It was so much fun to reminisce over the pictures, the stories and the memories!  I read my little snippets of journaling and was reminded of so many experiences.  I was so glad to have the books.  And I didn't spend anytime critiquing my scrapbook "style."  I enjoy making the pages, I love looking through the books, and I really love sharing them with other people.  I don't love every layout, but I love being able to jog my memory with all of the stories and people that appear in my albums.

So this layout today is for my cute husband!  Thanks for reminding me why I love to scrapbook and for always giving me "encouragement!" and support.

Hope you can share your stories with someone today!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The weather if finally getting back to a more "normal" range for this time of year.  Sunshine and warm winds.  My kind of weather.  I haven't been posting here because of spring break and upon our return, pure laziness left over from vacation mode!  I have been creating lots of scrapbook layouts and playing with some new techniques.  Now I just need to photograph them and post about it!

I created this layout for the LOAD (Layout a Day) challenge in February.  I think it was a color challenge - Madeline colors - blue, yellow and white.  I am going to use this as a cover page for our 2012 trip to Europe - 17 of us family members and extended family traveling together.  A great trip!

I am usually a two page layout person - except for title pages in my albums - but I do enjoy making single page layouts.  I find it easier to layer and cluster embellishments on a single page.  Limiting the selection of product to three colors for the challenge had me putting lots of different items together but it still felt unified because they were all related by color.  It was fun to pull out old items that had been in my stash for a long time (such as the buttons, epoxy stickers and flower chipboard pieces) and pull them together for a layout.  I love getting the pictures onto a page!

I hope you can think about sunshine today!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A dog's life

I recently had to say goodbye to one of my dogs.  I knew it was coming sooner rather than later, but even so, it seemed sudden and traumatic.  She was my dog and she had eyes only for me.  So I am sad.  Especially at meal time.  She never missed a meal and made sure I was putting dinner out for all of the dogs precisely at 7am and 5pm.  I keep forgetting to feed the other three now that she is not here to remind us!

One of the layouts I did for the LOAD (Layout a Day) challenge in February (and I missed the 28 complete layouts in February by a mile... but I did maybe 14 layouts... a little more if you count a two page layout as 2... so I am really happy!) was about my dogs and how we ended up with four.  So glad to have this story recorded.

Our theme for this day was to be inspired by a fairy tale.  Okay, so I twisted it a little.  I couldn't really get into the fairy tale motif, so I made it a "Furry Tail" instead.  Having this challenge inspired me to produce a story based layout (starting with the story I wanted to tell rather than documenting an event that happened) and made me glad to document the reason we are crazy enough to have four (sigh, three) dogs!

Hope you can share a story today!