Archive for the ‘3 Photos’ Category

Sleep Little Baby Bear

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013



This is a collection of favorite photos of Tobin sleeping in his bear suit around 6-8 months old.


Sketch: Scrapbook Generation
Sheep and cloud stickers: Martha Stewart


Water, Finally

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013



It only took 4 months for Tobin’s belly button to heal.  So after all that time on sponge bathing him, here we finally were allowed to submerge him in water.

Sketch: Scrapbook Generation
Journaling block: Ali Edwards
Bubble paper: SEI
Plaid paper: My Mind’s Eye
Title: Thickers

My Little Froggies

Monday, April 15th, 2013



My little boys in their froggie hats when Calvin was still a newborn.



I’ve had this die cut frog paper for oh, about 4 years now.  So glad to finally use it.  I matted it with the dark blue rim that you see because there wasn’t enough contrast against the taupe background.

Moon and stars: Martha Stewart
“Little:” Making Memories

Tobin’s First Haircut (2)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

 This is one of the few layouts that I’ve needed to duplicate… one for me, one for the baby album.  Here is Tobin’s version for his baby album.  I was able to use leftover photos from the previous layout that were printed in the wrong size and I had kept plenty of hair as a momento for both pages. 

Products used: Patterned papers:  SEI;  Stickers:  Marcella K (words), Joann (baby);  Letters:  Making Memories, American Crafts Thickers;  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking One Page Volume 2

Lunch Date

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Some cute photos my mom snapped after we had lunch out at a favorite sandwich place.  =)  Tobin loves going here to see the fountain.

Products used:  Patterned papers:   Reminisce, IOD (floral), Stampin’ Up (stripes), Peper Loft (dots);  Journaling block:  Little Yellow Bicycle;  Letters:  Prima;  Stamps:  Close to My Heart (stamped inside the dots);  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking One Page Volume 2

“Eggs”ploring Textures

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

After Warren hard boiled an egg, Tobin decided to put it in his mouth and we just watched to see where it would go.  Well, he liked the texture of running his teeth along the egg shell.  And… I just couldn’t help but go all out cheesy on the title for this one.  😉

Products used:  Patterned papers:  ki memories (die cut plastic sheet),  SEI (background);  Journaling block:  jillibean soup;  Buttons:  American Crafts;  Letters:  ki memories (glitter), Close to My Heart (cork), American crafts, Authentique (yellow);  Stamps:  Close to My Heart (stamped on cork letters);  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking

Texas Parks

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

In my attempts to get caught up, here is another divided page layout.  I’m showing both sides in one post.  This style of page is much faster to put together because you just slide in the photos and add a smaller accent page.

Sketch Support Blog Hop!

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Thanks for joining our Sketch Support Blog Hop today!

If you joined us somewhere in the middle, be sure to start back at Sketch Support.  And be sure to read my whole post, because there is a GIVEAWAY at the end.  😉

Here is my take on Allison’s excerpt from the new volume of one page sketches:

Products used:  Papers: American Crafts, Colorbok (silver);  Letters:  American Crafts (white), Sassafras (green);  Stickers: American Crafts (white foam), Me & My Big Ideas (green arrow), Heidi Grace (“travel”);  Journaling block:  Creative Imaginations;  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking

I made a few tweaks to Allison’s sketch.  Here is what I changed and why:

One:  I, as always, have more vertical photos than anything else, so I needed to fit one into this sketch.  I decided to expand two of the square photos into one skinny vertical photo.

Two:  I used really busy patterned papers so it caused a bunch of movement.  I shifted the journaling into a block and moved the central part of the layout downward so I could sit the title up on top.  I also matted the 4×6 horizontal photo to keep it as a focal point.

Three:  My style is pretty simple, so I kept the accents to a minimum.  These patterned papers added enough visual interest for me.  😉

Some more info about me:

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking in high school, but I was too busy in college to continue.  So I picked it back up again in 2007.  There is a clear progression in my work from the early albums through my current work.  I have found a lot of inspiration online and at crops and I have slowly evolved my style.
Why did you start scrapbooking?
I love to keep things like ticket stubs and pamphlets from events that I have attended.  Anything with a date on it, I consider to be precious and irreplaceable.  So I started scrapbooking to have a place to keep all of these momentos.  I began with just photo corners to hold everything on pages.
What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook?
During the middle of the day when I’m awake (I’m not a morning person) and there is great sunlight coming through my windows.
How often do you scrapbook?
I used to scrapbook all the time!  But now I have an almost 2 year old, and free time is a little more sparse.  I try to get some scrapping in atleast twice a week during nap time or after my son has gone to bed.
Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like?
Well, my scrapbook “room” is in a strange little nook near the front door and divided from the living room by a double sided fireplace.  I’ve done my best to use the space efficiently for storage and a large desk for working.  Thankfully, I have tons of windows, so the lighting is fabulous during the day.
When I’m not scrapbooking you can find me…
Entertaining my son, knitting, reading, going on walks, taking photos, trying new restaurants, and traveling.  Lots and lots of traveling.
What is your favorite thing about using sketches?
I have to start by saying what is my favorite part about scrapbooking.  I love choosing color combos and playing with patterns.  I’ve learned a lot over the years about how to pair patterns in fun ways to add interest to layouts without overwhelming the photos.  I love using sketches because that way somebody else tells me where to put my colors and patterns on the layout and I can stay focused on what I love most.
What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support?
I have thoroughly enjoyed every month at Sketch Support, but I fondly remember working with one of the very first double page sketches to debut on Sketch Support.  Here is the sketch and my take is below it in the post.

And now for the giveaway!

I have 2 books to share of Allison’s newest work.  There is the One Page Sketch Book Volume 2, and the exciting travel themed Sketch Book with lots of 4×6 photos so you can scrap your trip faster.

Please comment on this post and let me know if you use sketches (and if you don’t yet, you should try them out soon!).  I will draw two random winners on Monday morning who will each get a new sketch book!

Also, be sure to comment on all blogs along the hop to be entered for the grand prize drawing at Sketch Support.

Please now continue on to visit Christine!


Saturday, January 14th, 2012

One day past my due date.  Warren wanted proof that from behind me, you simply couldn’t tell I was pregnant.  It took another 3 days until Tobin decided to join us.

This layout is 8×8 inches.

Products used:  Patterned papers:  Cosmo Cricket;  Journaling block:  Little Yellow Bicycle;  Letters:  Prima;  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking One-Page Sketches Volume 1


Monday, December 12th, 2011

I just love this captured moment between Tobin and his Nana.  They are both still in their PJ’s one morning and Tobin was being snuggly.

Products used:  Patterned paper:  Cosmo Cricket (floral), Bazzill (red embossed stripes);  Embellishments:  Making Memories (burlap flower),  Crate Paper (border);  Letters:  American Craft Thickers;  Tools:  Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge;  Sketch:  Debbie Hodge Get It Scrapped