August 28, 2015

Age 8

I remember as a kid, I loved the color purple. No I mean I loved purple. Somewhere along the way I outgrew loving purple, and just realized when I started on this layout that have absolutely nothing purple in my scrapbook stash. So even though I'm wearing purple in the photo, I went with the butterscotch yellow of the 1971 car, and then added in a bit of turquoise for an accent color.

I thought this was such a cool car back then ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!

August 26, 2015

You Make My Heart Happy

A layout of my boy, wearing his favorite hat. My just-started-10th-grade-last-week-boy. Seriously where has the time gone. He's past the age of asking me to take his picture, but he will still stop and smile when he sees me with the camera.

School is finally back in full swing, and after having this same boy home with a fever the past 3 days (yep, the 2nd week of school) I must say I'm already looking forward to June. But, the weather has been a little cooler at night, and we are actually supposed to be UNDER 100 by the end of the week, so I guess I'm really looking forward to Fall  ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!

August 20, 2015

@ the Zoo

Hi friends! I'm back with another layout using the July Swag Bag from Paper Issues. This was my first month buying a Swag Bag, and I've had fun playing with all the super cute embellishments!!

I used a Scraplift Sunday Layout by Jen Boumis from the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} facebook group. I followed her layout pretty close, using the two photos along with the banner shaped piece layered with embellishments.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

August 14, 2015

This is Me

Hi friends! I have a new layout to share using an old black and white photo of me from a few years ago ;) and the July Swag Bag from Paper Issues.
I added the long floral strips at the bottom, and the "this is me" title from my stash, everything else was included in the Swag Bag. This was my first time ordering a Swag Bag, and I was pleasantly surprised how many fun embellishments were included!

I punched the hearts, added them with my sewing machine, then sprayed on a bit of mist and topped it off with the cute heart wood veneer.

Well, it's finally Friday. Have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

August 7, 2015

And then we moved...

Five months ago we left our big city lives to move back to my husband’s home town to a house in the country. We went from living right smack in the middle of the city, to being surrounded by cows and horses, and frogs that croak so loud at night that you can't wait for sunrise, but then you remember that's when the roosters start to crow.
The "city" is 15 miles away, and it consists of a Target, Kohls, Wal-Mart and other small stores. The next closest city, is a 45 minute drive. Quite a change for this city girl!

 Looking East from our front yard. The sun rises over these mountains!

My favorite place is sitting on our front porch watching the sunset. We are surrounded by hills, and I love watching the sun come up over the mountain in the morning, and set over another in the evening.

Looking West from our back yard.

Same view, after sunset.

The actual town we live in has a main street so small you could throw a rock from one end to the other. Going from the greater Los Angeles area to a town of less than 1,000 is different to say the least!
I'm loving the country life, but I've got to admit I don't know if I'll ever get used to some things like running into a raccoon while taking out the trash, absolute silence - it's odd how you are so used to the sound of a car driving down the street or an airplane flying over that you miss it, seeing more horses and cows than people, checking the forest service website when you see smoke to find out how close the wildfire is, creepy crawly critters - there are bugs and insects that I had never seen or heard of until moving here, and some seem to think I want to share my home with them! Fortunately no snakes yet. Heaven help me the day I see a snake.

You've heard the one about the chicken crossing the road? How about a cow.

After we moved, I spent time getting things in place and rearranging over and over again. Scrapbooking took a backseat for awhile, but just this past week I finally sat down and played with paper and glue.

This was for Scraplift Sunday over at the Paper Issues facebook page. PI has lots of fun challenges and tons of inspiration!
I've got to admit, it was a little rough getting started again! I sat and stared at a pile of paper with no idea of where to start. Five months of no scrapping will do that to you ;)  It didn't take long to get back into the swing of things though, and now have five, yes FIVE layouts complete!!
I'll be back soon to share those too.
As always, thanks for stopping by, I've missed you!