Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Just Popping in...

because I actually made a few layouts at an on-line crop with the Paper Issues Facebook group.
Although these are actually several weeks old now and I am just finally getting around to posting them here. :)
The challenge for this page was to use something sparkly I if I remember right. So I used the glitter alphabet Thickers because this is a page I had been wanting to do for a while. I always thought those fun red glitter letters would be great for a "Wizard of Oz" page.
Unfortunately just now, I see a typo in my journaling. I always check and double check and somehow still manage to miss typos all of the time! Oh well.

The challenge for this page was a simple one. Just use an alphabet on your page. Truthfully, I was actually already in the middle of creating this page and the challenge actually gave me the push to finally finish it!
And this page makes me so happy! The challenge - use a large title. I loved these letter stickers I received with a $10 Studio Calico kit I got way back at their Black Friday sale. I just think they are so pretty. And paired with a favorite photo of my dad and son at the zoo, it was just perfect.

The story behind the photo is very special to me. I have a very vivid memory of going to the Zoo with my grandpa (my mom's dad) when I was small. As I walked behind my dad and Evan seeing their arms around each other, I had a flashback to that moment in my youth. How amazing to see my son enjoying a trip to the zoo with his grandpa, just like I did all those years ago with my own grandpa. :)

The on line crop really pushed me to get some layouts done after a long, long dry spell.
And tonight I just finished another page that I had started last Saturday on National Scrapbooking Day. I really miss scrapbooking sometimes and wish I could just make it a priority again.
But it may be a little bit longer before I am creating pages on a regular basis. And blog posts may still be few and far between.

But we are doing well and gearing up for summer vacation which should be here in four short weeks. I have never been more ready for a summer break! No big plans right now, and that sounds perfect to me. :)


  1. Hi! Nice to see you posting again. Really like the ruby slippers layout.


  2. Glad to see you here again!! LOVING these lo's!! That photo/story on the last one is just so touching and beautiful!!!!!!

  3. Miss seeing you on your blog! I have only been posting twice a week!
    Love each of your LO's!! What a special trip to the zoo and how that challenge and pictures brought back those memories when you were with your grandpa!
    Im ready fro vacay too! We leave in 2 weeks from Friday.

  4. Your layouts are all so special.
    Such a great photo of your son and his grandpa :)
    Your daughter is so cute all tuckered out.
    I have been meaning to do a layout of red shoes as both Kristy and I when we were little both had a pair of red shoes that we wore all the time :)

  5. Beautiful pages, each telling a great story! Love that photo of Evan with his grandpa!

  6. So glad I happened to check your blog...great layouts. Have a great summer.

  7. As always, I love seeing your beautiful layouts!