Freshman Year Pic


Another day, another post.  I am enjoying getting this album together.  I have so many pages to scrap!  I started telling my friend today what all albums I wanted to create (and ones that needed finished) and I started getting a little overwhelmed.  She reminded me (and I agree) that it is for enjoyment – no pressure.

Tim’s freshman picture.

So, I have been trying to create “fresh” layouts.  In the past I have saved a lot of ideas.  I have been going through some ideas and making them my own.  This is one of those.

I wanted to put the colors in the background that were in his shirt.  I dug through my scrap box and found these papers.  I cut strips that were the same width but different lengths.  I then started laying them in order.  I made sure I left enough room at the top for the numbers and I made sure they were high enough to be seen over the matted picture.  (By the way, I love the sparkly chevron paper).  I then put silver and sparkly blue numbers on top of the strips of paper in random number order.  Finally I added a sticker that says “freshman”  and one that says “cell phone, friends, study, sleep…..”.

That is it for this layout.

Hope to see you here tomorrow!

God bless!

2017 Graduation Announcements

Hi guys!

Today I am doing my annual graduation announcement page.   A handful of years back I started an album of all the graduation announcements of the year.  Some years I have had several and other years I have only had one.  This is one of those years.  That announcement is my own son’s.

The only announcement from 2017 is Tim’s.

I put the full announcement in the upper corner.  I then cut out the middle of another announcement and matted it in the school’s color.  I then put it in the lower left corner.  I matted Tim’s name card and matted it above the announcement info.  I then put a party decoration that was left from his party on the lower left corner of the page.  It overlapped the graduation info but it didn’t cover the words.  Finally I added a lot of stickers (The future is bright, cap, camera, and stars and dots).  A fun page to add to my album.  Remember, always save the ephemera.

God bless!


Words of Wisdom

Hola friends,

I have so many things to scrap and so little time to do it.  🙂  I will never run out of things to put in an album.

Today is a page that was made from napkins from Tim’s graduation party.  When I was in KS on vacation I found these napkins and knew that I needed them.  Let me go ahead and post the picture of the layout so you will see the napkins.

Advice for the graduate – hope he follows these words of wisdom.

There are six napkins on the page but I didn’t have room to lay them out individually so I had to layer them.  I made two rows.  I knew that I wanted the top one on the left to show completely because it said who it was from on the top.  So….I was going to start layering them and when I went to put adhesive on the bottom one it started tearing immediately because the paper was so thin.  It was real important to me that they weren’t hurt so I decided to laminate all of the napkins individually and then adhere them to the page.  It worked perfectly.

After figuring out how to fix that problem and adhering all of the napkins.  I applied a special sticker that I had found and then a couple of little stickers.  Perfect page.

That is it for today.  Hope to see you here again tomorrow!

God bless!

You Shine! Layout

Hi friends,

I am finally managing to post a scrapbook layout.  On Monday I hurt my hip terribly.  I tried to post on Tuesday and Wednesday but our internet wouldn’t connect with my computer.  Today I win!  😀

An awesome layout for an awesome guy!

I saw a layout with a similar idea on Pinterest.  It was with hearts and was different in some ways but it gave me the idea for this layout.

First I punched a circle with the biggest circle punch that I have on a piece of cardstock.  Then I punched a circle around a blown up picture of Tim skating with the second biggest circle punch that I have.  I adhered it to a piece of flashy green cardstock and then adhered it behind the circle in the cardstock.  I started a circle around the picture with tiny gold enamel dots.  I then went to a larger size enamel dots that were black and gold.  The next step were with stars.  I continually adhered bigger and bigger ones.  Finally I ended up with the awesome bling stars.  After the biggest star I continued around the circle with the words “You SHINE!!”.

In the bottom left corner of the page I put a small picture of the same picture (I had adhered it to the flashy green cardstock, too) so that a lot more of the skate park was shown.

I added the date with stickers in the bottom right corner and a camera sticker in the top right corner.

A really fun layout!

Thanks for visiting today!

God bless!


Scrappin’ Tim

Hi friends,

Showing you a new scrapbook page of Tim that I created.  He actually helped create part of the decoration on the page.  At one point in high school he took an art class.  He made a stamp with the letter “T” and then stamped on some different papers with it.  I saved the stamp and the papers that he stamped on.

Tim’s senior pic. (One of many).

This was a very easy page.  I matted Tim’s picture and then put it on a piece of cardstock.   I then trimmed a bit on the stamped image and then attached it to the page.  I then added two sets of three enamel dots on the page.  That is it for a wonderful layout.

This is why I really enjoy saving some of the things from where we go and from things that my kids (or grandkids) do.  It can really jazz up a layout and it has a little extra meaning.

Thanks for stopping by!

God bless!

Industrial Scrapbooking Using Metal Tape and Embossing Tools

Hi friends,

This is an exciting post for me.  This is how I made the beginning layouts for my son’s senior year scrapbook.  I had seen a video that was similar in some ways and had been thinking of making these layouts for several months.  I was waiting to go to KS so that my friend, Terri, and I could do these awesome layouts together.  Below is the video of us making one of the layouts and the pictures of the layouts.  Please watch the video and take a look at the awesome pictures below.

Tim’s announcement page.

Such awesome layouts!

Thanks for stopping by!  God bless you and yours!

Tough Little Guy

Hi friends,

This is the last layout that I have for Matthew’s album.  Then to finish up Project Life for the year.  I have enjoyed this album.  My youngest grandson will be turning 5 in a few months.  I see another album (for all of my grandkids) in the future.  Before that, PL and Tim’s scrapbook(s) for high school.

This boy pulls my heart strings every day (as do all of my grandkids).

On this layout I used one of the pieces of decorative paper from Matthew’s album.  I matted the right picture but adhered the other picture right onto the background sheet.  After that was adhered I adhered the matted picture and had it butt right up against the other picture.  I had a cute suns and clouds sticker that I put at the top of the left picture.

The word little was already on the paper (it was to be put beside another page that had another word on it to make a two page layout but that isn’t how I chose to do it).  I used alpha stickers to put “tough” beside “little” and “guy” below the word.

I then used a strip of paper that I had been saving for a long time.  It says, “the world is mud-licious and puddle wonderful”.  I put it just above the top right picture, leaving a space above it to put a tag.  On the tag I wrote, “Happy 4th birthday” and then the date.  I adhered it with a brad in the shape of a star.

That is it for today (and for this album).  I have already organized the album in chronological order and it is lovely.  I hope that he loves it some day.

God bless!

Times with Grandpa

Hello readers!

This page includes both kids but the starring role is their grandpa.

Grandpa time!

I picked a bright fun piece of cardstock to start this layout with.  I matted the bottom picture.  I then trimmed, layered and matted the top two pics. I left the bottom corner of the mat on even though the pictures weren’t in that corner.  I added a sticker that says “My” and a sticker that says “Grandpa” to that portion.  I used border stickers to surround that area.  I also used border stickers on the bottom right photo. Below that photo I added a sticker that says “Here comes TROUBLE”.   Finally, I trimmed down the bottom picture and matted it.  I put a fish sticker that was the approximate size of the picture on the top of the picture and then I put a sticker that says “The Good Guys” below.  Last but not least in the top right portion of the layout I added playground stickers.  A bright, fun page.

God bless you and all of yours!

May, May, Go Away, It is Matthew’s Birthday!

Howdie ho, neighbor!

This is a picture from the same set of pics that I have been scrapping for a few days.

Celebrating Matthew’s birthday!

I wanted to use a piece of decorative cardstock that had the birthday month all over it.  Unfortunately It was a pink background.  I decided to go ahead and use it but try to draw the attention away from the color.  I did that by using another color that was on the paper and it was a kind of avocado green.  I matted the picture with that color and made sure that when I adhered it to the page that the big green word “May” was not covered.  I added a border strip on top of the mat and on the bottom.  I then added a sticker of a camera that says, “Smile for the camera”.  The last thing that I did was to add a cute card that says, “Birthdays are natures way of telling us to eat more cake.”.

Fun page for a fun BOY.

God bless!

Shirtless Matthew


Another cute layout has been completed.  This boy is photogenic!  🙂  I am an unbiased grandma – ha ha!

My cute dude!

This decorative piece of paper was from a Carnival Cruise line packet.  I didn’t want it to say carnival and I didn’t want it to show a fancy drink that was on the page by the palm tree.

The first thing that I did was to trim around the chair and the palm tree leaf where I new that I wanted it to hang over the mat that I was going to put Matthew’s pics on.  I used my X-acto knife.  I matted Matthew’s pics and then put them on the decorative paper. I adhered the part of the chair that I had trimmed around and the leaf that I had cut around to the mat.   I added a border strip on the mat, too. I used another smaller palm tree sticker and a monkey sticker to cover up the fancy drink.  I added a pair of sunglasses on top of the chair and then I also added a little starfish sticker to the bottom right corner.

A cute page was born!

God  bless!

See you tomorrow (I hope).