Saturday, May 28, 2011

celebrate you

Photos from 1984, Melissia's 6th birthday. I used sketch 121 at The Scrappiest.

Supplies used:
cardstock - Stamping Up!
pp - Love Elsie, Reminisce
alphas - American Craft thickers
bling - Queen & company
flowers - Prima and unknown
stickers - Reminisce
chipboard - unknown
mist - Tatterned Angels
stamp and ink - Stampin Up!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Girly Girly friends

Layout done for the ad inspiration challenge on the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking blog.

Melissia, Ginny & Emily dressed up then went around the neighborhood "selling" (giving away) pictures they had colored. June 1984

Supplies Used
embossed cardstock - Love Elsie
pp - Reminisce
stickers - Reminisce, Bella Blvd
bling - Prima
brads - Queen and Co, Around the Block
Rub-on - Rusty Pickle
journaling spot - Ellie's Studio
felt - Fancy Pants

going WEST

I used sketch #221 at Sketch Inspiration.
Pictures taken at Wall Drug backyard on our vacation to South Dakota August 2010.

Supplies used:
pp - Basic Grey, Dream Street
clock transparency - Teresa Collins
alphas - Making Memories, Heidi Swapp rub-ons
ribbon - Basic Grey
brads, button and felt flowers - Stampin Up!
chipboard - Maya Road
epoxy sticker - Little Yellow Bicycle
journaling stickers - Bella Blvd

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I made the fabric flowers using a tutorial at Back Porch Memories. These were super easy and fun to make. Papers are Basic Grey.

'twas the Night Before Christmas

I used some old alpha stickers to create the "ABC" strip, really helped to tone down the background.

Julie and Jim in 1958. Love Jim in his bow tie and vest - so cute!

To - You From - the Goehrings

I used die-cut notes to mask off the cardstock.

Christmas picture card of Julius, Kathryn, Julie and Jim. This one isn't dated, but I'm guessing 1957.

Friday, May 20, 2011


May 13th Scrap Attack Scrapbooking blog challenge - Scrap your stash
something old - papers, embellies, chipboard, rub-on
something new - lily bee alphas
something borrowed - punch from DD
something blue - bling on tree

Photo from 1965 is of Jim, his parents, sister Julie and brother Bill at his Dad's office in the National Bank of South Dakota.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Love the game

These pictures are of Jennifer in July 1986. Journaling: Jennifer loved playing on the Taco John's softball team. She may not be a great player, but she will always love the game.

supplies used:
pp: Basic Grey, Scrappin Sports, Dream Street
journaling spot:
chipboard heart: Maya Road
inks: Color Box
paint: Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Gingersnap and watered down acrylic paint for splatters
alphas: Collage Press
softball brads - RAK from Lauri at SAS
clear stickers unknown

Monday, May 16, 2011


Katie offered the use of her plain white headband she had received in a make your own jewlery kit for her birthday. We used a Heidi Swapp glitter kiwi flower and a medium green flower (brand unknown). The jewels are by Paper Studio.

This headband had a rhinestone missing.
I covered up the spot with unknown brand of flowers from my stash and antique shank button (removed shank) for the center.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Back Porch Memories Online Crop

Back Porch Memories Online Crop
Friday, May 13 @ noon EST - Sunday, May 15 @ 6 p.m. EST (main weekend)
May 16-21 (extra time for SOME challenges to be completed)
Each challenge, game and class has its own prize! Plus we're giving away a six month autoship subscription to Back Porch Memories Kit Club Shocked

t-ball team

Here's my take on the sketch from the May 6th Scrap Attack Scrapbooking blog challenge.

Supplies used:
cardstock - Stampin Up
pp - Crate Paper and Scrappin' Sports and More
arrow - Scenic Route
alphas - Sassafras Lass
stamped star - Stampin Up
baseball brads - Hot off the Press (RAK from Lauri)
ticket - Maya Road
rub-on - Basic Grey
stickers - Bella Blvd

This is Melissia (youngest daughter) playing her one and only t-ball season.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I've really slacked off on my blogging - sorry about that. I've had some trouble with my eyes - got gel and drops for the dryness from the eye Dr. Several creams and prescriptions from the dermatologist - just hope this all clears up.

Here's a project Katie helped me with - her Easter dress. She chose the pattern and fabric. Plus she sewed the hem in the petticoat herself - I think she's going to be very crafty!

She was to busy with the egg hunt to pose for any pictures.

It turned out adorable, don't you think?