Friends (Layout)

Hi guys,

This is a layout about Tim’s best friends – from the one that he has known since he was a newborn, to the brothers that he met in our old neighborhood.

Tim and his best buds.

I matted two pics “normally” and then put one on a mat sideways.  I then added three of the dots for each color of mat.  I added a story for the layout. I put a frame sticker on the cardstock and then wrote inside of it directly on the cardstock.  I used two different kinds of letter stickers to form the word “friends” and then put a sticker on that says “friends to the end”.

Love how it turned out!

God bless!


The Last Twenty-one Pilots Layout (I think)

Hello good buddies!

Another day, another layout.  At least this day.  🙂  On this blog I am including a YouTube video on how to work with embossing paste (some call it texture paste).

A combination of different concerts that Tim attended.

The first thing I did was to create the dotted effect on a piece of cardstock using a stencil and embossing paste.  I am going to put the YouTube link below so that you can see how I did that.

After creating the dots I took a piece of glitter paper and cut out a square the size of the dots.  I then attached (with fast drying glue) the red glitter paper to the cardstock.  Glitter paper is hard to attach to cardstock (I guess because it is so heavy) so that is why I use something more substantial than the glue tape.

I then attached two pics together (The House of Blues picture and the picture of Tim with Tyler and Josh from Twenty-one Pilots).  I attached all three pics to the page (using the glue because attaching anything to the front of glitter paper is difficult, too.  I had to sit things on top of the pictures to let them dry and not curve up on the outer edges).

Last, I put the title on with alpha stickers and added a home made logo.  I made the logo using adhesive that I rolled on and flocking powder.  I used it like glitter.  I punched the circle out.

Cool page that did take a little time and effort.  Well worth it!

God bless!





Sewing Table Re-do


We survived Irma.  We evacuated to Atlanta and the tropical storm Irma followed us there.  But we had a great visit with family.

Before we left for our great adventure, my husband and I (mostly my husband) refinished an old sewing cabinet.  He got it from Good Will.

Seas the day!

Shine on!

The table was sanded and painted.  What I wanted to show you was the Cricut designs that we added at the end.  So cool!  We are just starting to work with Cricut vinyl.  I put numbers on my mailbox.  My sister in law decorated some walls in a Sunday school room at church.  We are having fun with this.  I think I am going to put something on my front door for fall.  I will post.

On the first side (Seas the day) I am going to add another sand dollar.  On the other side (Shine on) I am thinking of adding light beams.

Fun, fun!

God bless!



Timmy Turner (and His Fairly Odd Parents)

Hello, hello!

This is a fun page.

Before Tim was born we would sit on our couch and think about names.  We knew that we wanted a biblical first name because our oldest two boys had biblical first names.  We finally decided on Timothy.

A few years after he was born a cartoon came out named Timmy Turner and His Fairly Odd Parents.  Tim was teased from before the time he entered school.  It was all in the spirit of fun but he hated it.

I had to have a layout with Timmy Turner and his Fairly Odd Parents on it.  The name does fit our situation perfectly.  😉

Tim and his odd parents.

I used the Cricut to cut out Tim’s name and the “and his fairly odd”.  I used a tiny glue pen to adhere the letters to the page.  (After matting – twice- the picture and adhering it to the layout.  I then used alpha stickers for the word “parents”.  Finally, I journaled about the name thing and adhered that to the layout.  Cute page!  Not so sure if Tim thinks it is a cute memory.  🙂

God bless!


A Twenty-one Pilot’s Thank You

Hello Crafty People,

Today I have created another Twenty-one Pilot’s layout.  We have so many pics from concerts that there might be one or two more layouts to follow.

A personal thanks from Twenty-one Pilots.

When Tim first went to a Twenty-one Pilot’s concert the band wasn’t nearly as popular as they are now.  They handed out these pieces of paper that said “hello” and “Thank You” on it.  It was only black and white so I colored in on the paper using the group’s favorite colors.  I adhered it to a piece of cardstock.  I matted all the pics on white papers.  I put them on the bottom of the cardstock, layering them.  I love the first picture.  We were outside and it was pouring.  That picture really shows the rain.

Thanks for stopping by!

God bless!


Tim and His Girlfriend


Today’s layout is a collage page of Tim and his girlfriend.  They have been dating since 8th grade.  They have stayed together even though we moved from NC to SC.  Absence makes their hearts grow fonder?

Tim and Camila – what a nice looking couple!

I put several pics of the couple on the page.  The one that I love is the bottom left one – they look so young.  I left a space on the cardstock in the middle.  I used Black and gold alpha stickers to add their names.  I also got a fancy “&” that is black and gold.  I added black flowers and put “diamond studs” in the center of them.  I also added a camera sticker (I love camera stickers).  Last but not least I added 7 black rhinestones across the top of Camila’s name.

Turned out awesome!

That is all for the day!

God bless!



Thank Yous From Tim

Happy Labor Day!

My hubby and son are off work today.  My son is visiting with his cousin about an hour away.  We are going to go pick him up today.  I am sure he had a fun weekend.

Tim’s thank you card that he sent his family and friends.

I started with a piece of cardstock and then two pieces of a piece of cardstock that I trimmed off and added to my layout.  They are the piece with the date (at the top of the page) and the piece with the camera (at the bottom of the page).  I then matted the thank you card that had pics of Tim on his graduation day, and a note from Tim.  I also matted a ticket that was given to Tim (not used) that he could have given to someone to attend his graduation if it rained.  His graduation was held at the school’s football stadium.  If it rained they would have moved it to the auditorium.  In that case he could invite only 3 people.  That would have been a BIG bummer.  Luckily that wasn’t the case.  I loved the ticket because of the picture of the school.  Finally, I journaled on a tag and added that to the layout.  That is all that I did.

I really wanted to have the thank you card and the ticket in the scrapbook.  I think it turned out great.

God bless!


Yearbook Picture Proofs

Hey there,

When Tim had his picture taken for the yearbook they sent a lot of proofs to us(hoping we would buy all of his senior pictures through their company).  There were a lot of pictures but a lot of them looked very similar.  I chose a few of the best ones and made a layout. (I have a file of all of the extra pictures I haven’t used – you never know when you might need them).

A few of the proofs from his yearbook pictures.

I matted all of the pictures (One of the pictures I matted on part of the folder that the proofs came in.  It says “Prestige” in a shiny square.  It was really good quality cardstock).  After matting the pics I practiced layering the pictures where they wouldn’t cover up his face and still left a empty space on the page for the title.  After playing around I adhered the pictures and then added alpha stickers saying “yearbook proofs”.  I then added a blingy cap sticker and a sticker that says “HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES”.  Pretty simple page.

That is it for this awesome Friday.  Hope your holiday weekend keeps you safe and happy.

God bless!


Mosh Pit!

Hello friends,

Another layout for Tim’s album.  This one has to do with Twenty-one Pilots again.  This was their last concert that he went to.  He got to go in the mosh pit.  He had wanted to do that for a long time.

A memory that Tim will always enjoy.

I layered the tickets on the cardstock.  I wrote down who the tickets belonged to.  I matted the picture and adhered it to they layout.  I then put a “Polaroid” sticker around Tim in the pit so that it would be easier to find him.  I put the words “Mosh Pit” for the title down the page.  I then added a strip of paper and adhered camera stickers down it.  (Love camera stickers).  Finally I journaled about the concert and adhered that to the layout.

A fun time!

God bless!


A Corny Layout

Howdy friends, family and fellow scrappers,

Today I am showing you one of Terri’s awesome layouts.  She takes scrapping to a whole new level.  🙂

What a corny idea. 😉

Terri had a decorative piece of paper that was decorated with corn.  Her daughter and her daughter’s fiance were in a corn maze so she used the corn paper to create a fun layout.  She cut out a rectangle of the corn paper and used it like a big mat for the picture.  She adhered the picture to the back of the paper so that it was showing through.  She used a white rectangle of paper to add the cute title to (Lost in the cornfield with you).  She also used washi tape around the picture.  She used what looks like a corn seed packet for decoration.  Finally for the 3D effect she took a pop can pull and tied thread (kind of like corn silk) to it.  She adhered it to the page.

What a fun layout.

Thanks for sharing, Terri!

God bless!