Digi-layouts:: Catching up

Whew!  Where does time go?  I have no idea…if you find out, let me know!!   We have been absorbed in end of school / end of soccer season / gardening and getting into summer and I have more and more things stacked up to share on the blog, so let’s get started.Stars-&-Stripes-Forever-2002-WEB

I’ve been doing a little scrapbooking lately and catching up with goodies from  Little Feet Digital Designs .   This is one of my favorite photos of me and the girls, from their first 4th of July waaaaay back in 2002…think they’d wear handmade matching patriotic dresses (with coordinating bloomers) for the festivities tomorrow?  Me neither…    Kit:  America God Bless by Little Feet Digital Designs  Template:  my own design.    Janet also has a swoon worthy offering that I am going to work with next….PV VC S

I love love love these vintage images!!  Scrapbook page?  Print out the cards on heavy card stock and hang as a garland?  Print out and use as labels as tags for summer potluck dishes?   hmmm….maybe all of the above!

Next up… A layout for my Dad’s visit in February…it occurred to me that I have not included many other family members in my layouts, although I have the photos (some better than others!).  Little Feet Digital Designs  Father’s Day kit provided me with the inspiration for this page


Kit:  King of my Heart  by Little Feet Digital Designs  Masks:  Carina Gardner (can’t remember which ones)  Template:  my own design.

My final layout share today is the layout that finishes up a class I took and LOVED at Big Picture Classes called Stashbusters Anonymous… super great ideas on how to use up your stash…both paper and digital.  The assignment was to use multiple stamps and different color inks in a layout.  I decided to do this layout digitally using digital stamps and recoloring each one.  I’m really happy with the layout and super happy that I FINISHED a class!!  I also applied this one toward the “Inspired Scrapbooking”  year-long class that I’m taking at BPC with Stacy Julian.  Absolutely a fabulous class!!


One of the great things about the Stashbusters class was there was a digital template for each challenge…added bonus!  I used the template for the class, and Just Jaimee’s June 2014 Storyteller kit (love her stuff! )  with some elements from Jaimee’s other storyteller kits tossed in for fun.  If you’re a digi-scrapper Just Jaimee’s kits are fabulous, and you can sign up for her email list and get super duper pricing on her kits.  Totally worth it!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work!  I love memory keeping and sharing our stories!  What projects have you been working on?!


Digi-layouts:: We (heart) NY




I’m really excited to share a layout using the New York, New York kit from  Little Feet Digital Designs  !!  We were in NY a few years ago as a family and had a great great time.  I did paper layouts for each activity we did but I wanted to make one that kind of summed up our whole trip.  Hello, love this kit, and we love NY!

And, for those of you who have photos that aren’t quite perfect or not exactly the right thing, I say…use them anyway!  Are we all a little squinty in these photos?  yup, did I use them anyway?  absolutely.  Better squinty photos with your memories than none at all!!


Digi-layouts::Beach Love


I’m busy making layouts for my CT work at Little Feet Digital Designs (which I’ll be able to share here as soon as they are in her shop!)  Today I thought I’d share a layout I just finished using The Digi Files #62  kit called Dazzled by Connie Prince.  If you are digital scrapbooker, check out the Digi-Game at The Daily Digit…it is a truly awesome value 7 kits every month for $7.99!

I managed to apply one layout to four class assignments for Big Picture Classes (!) I so love ticking things off a list and I love the chance to tell stories!

{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.Grandpa and the grandkids


and so we start

Lily received a crochet kit for Christmas from her Grandpa to make these super cute stuffed animals….except neither one of us knows how to crochet (!)  I knit but never crocheted.

photo 1and so we start….the two of us together on the sofa, my 1970’s era Reader’s Digest “Complete Guide to Needlework” and You Tube videos by our sides…I grabbed some scrap yarn and crochet hooks and we dig in.

photo 2We worked for an hour and honestly, I think we did pretty well considering neither of us had ever done this!  Next it is off to the craft store tomorrow for some yarn and hooks that go together,  my hooks are a little small for the yarns that I had making it difficult to pull the yarn through.  Lily liked it and was working away !  I found it much harder to control the yarn and hold everything than knitting but I’m sure that will come with practice.

crochet-1To make a start…that is sometimes the most important part of the entire project.

Here’s to making more starts this year.