Senior Pics at the Angel Oak Tree

Hi friends,

This is a quick layout.  I started it with a postcard that I bought from the gift shop.

Angel Oak senior pics.

I matted the postcard (just like I did the pictures) and put it on a beautiful piece of cardstock that works perfectly for his school colors and for a tree.

I then matted the picture to the right and attached it to the layout.

Finally, I wanted to mat the picture but I also wanted it to be a little snazzy.  I took the mat and turned it (and attached it to the page).  I then attached the picture (turned different than the mat).  Finally I added stickers to the top and bottom of the mat that went over the corners of the picture.  They say “senior” all across the sticker.

Last, in the empty space I added a sticker that says “class of” and numeric stickers for “2017”.

Very simple page but I love how it turned out!

God bless all of you!


Marine Ball (ROTC)


Hump day!

Hope you are flying through the week and having a good time at it!  We are busy little campers, here.  We are having cars worked on, putting in a new kitchen sink and faucet (home improvement that we have never done before), besides taking care of some medical stuff and everyday life.

Here is a layout that I tackled and love!

Tim’s freshmen year ROTC experience ended with this finale.

First I emptied a bowl of seashells and traced the circumference of the bowl on the page (lightly with a pencil).  I matted the two pics that I wanted to use and decided where I wanted them on the page.  I then started putting the alpha stickers on the page -“Marine Ball”.

I found out later that I should have put Military Ball but I am not changing it.  It was at Paris Island, which is for the marines, so that is the reason my thinking went astray.  I guess if I would have scrapped it sooner my middle aged brain might have remembered correctly.  🙂

I then added the numeric stickers for the year.  I filled in the rest of the circle that I had traced with fun dance and music stickers.  I also added a disco ball in the top right corner and a sticker that says “Let’s Dance” in the top left corner.

A word of advice – or I could say, learn from my mistake – the pencil was a pain to get off the page (even when lightly traced).  I covered most of it with the stickers and pictures but then there were parts that were difficult to erase without damaging the paper.  From now on I am going to try it on the reverse side that I am going to be using and make sure I have the proper eraser available. (A gum eraser seems to work best and it will even help remove adhesives).

Thanks for stopping by.  See you on the other side of the week.

God bless!



Hats Off!

Happy Monday!

I am still working on Tim’s albumS.  Yes, I am admitting that there will be two high school albums.  One for his freshman, sophomore, and junior year.  One for his senior year.

Throwing up caps and beach balls.

It is kind of hard to see the hats and beach balls but they were there (and are in the pictures on close inspection).  🙂

I love the paper because it looks like a whole bunch of hats and balls at the bottom and then scattered ones the closer that they got to the top.  Like they were being thrown into the air.  I added some graduation caps(with fun expressions beside them) and a beach ball stickers to the layout.  I matted two pics on a piece of black paper and then made them separated with washi tape.  Last, I added a 3D sticker that says “Hats off to you!”.

Hope your Monday (and mine) is awesome!

God bless!


A Tim Collage

Happy Monday,

I had a really great weekend and I hate for it to end but the weekdays will be good, too. (But really looking forward to next weekend).

Fun pics that didn’t have a home – now they do. Love a collage layout!

Pics from stopping for a cave tour on vacation, his Lifetouch Safe Smile cards, Tim leaving for junior prom with US (doesn’t happen often), jumping on a trampoline, Chuck E. Cheese, boating in Iowa with a bucket on his head, and his last Easter basket.  🙂  I arranged and rearranged.  I even matted a few.  Finally I adhered the pics and left a gap in the top right corner for a quote from Dr. Seuss.  Last, I put a border sticker on the bottom of the layout.  Fun page (especially with Chuck E).

Thanks for stopping by!

God bless!


Puppy Love

Howdy folks!

So happy it is Friday!  This weekend we are having a belated birthday party for my granddaughter at my house (we have a swing, teeter totter, trampoline, and climbing dome so it should be fun).  Sounds like a fun/tiring time for grandparents.

Today’s layout is about a puppy and a kid (baby goat) and how Tim loves them.

I used a spotted paper because our pup, Kansas, and the kid has spots.  Perfect paper.  I matted the three Kansas pics on a piece of red paper.  I mounted the goat pic on a piece of black paper.  I then adhered them to the page.  I put a border sticker at the bottom of the page.  I then put my title “Puppy (Kid) Love” on a piece of white paper, trimmed it, and added it to the bottom of the layout.  Last but not least I added stickers (Friends Furever, I <3 Treats, and then some paw prints at the top of the page).

Love this page.  I think Tim might end up getting goats when he is older – he really enjoys them when we go to my brother and sister-in-law’s house.

Thanks for stopping by!

God bless!


Grinding the Rail

Hey fun folks!

Time to get creative!  I had to dig around to find the pictures on this layout.  I knew that I had them but wasn’t sure where they were hiding.

Having more fun on his skateboard.

The first picture was taken when he went to skateboarding camp.  The bottom picture was taken at his high school.

I matted both pictures and adhered them to the background paper.  I then added a journaling sticker on the bottom of the top picture and a journaling box sticker and a skate board wheel sticker to the bottom of the other picture.  I wrote on both of the journaling stickers with a Slick Writer pen.

I cut out a small piece of cream cardstock and added it to the top right corner.  I added a big sticker that says “Grind the Rail”.  Finally, I journaled on a tag  about how Tim has always loved to skateboard and adhered it on the bottom left corner.  I added some fun skateboarding stickers.

That is all for today!  Sorry that I haven’t posted in a bit – jury duty!

God bless!


High School Jobs


Every time that Tim had a job I tried to save something from the job for a scrapbook page.  For some reason I couldn’t find something from one of his jobs (Panera Bread) but have a pretty good layout regardless.

Tim’s jobs for spending money.

I also couldn’t find his stuff from Chick Fil A but I printed off their logo and matted it.  I also had a picture of him in the back seat of a car with his uniform and name tag.  I had his name tag and the lanyard from Journeys shoe store.  I used the lanyard as a ribbon across the bottom of the page.  I also had his name tag from Dollar General.  I matted the picture and added a couple of fast food stickers.  I also had a journaling card where I wrote about all of the jobs – including Panera.  I labeled the page “High School Jobs” and put it on the mat with the Chick Fil A logo.  Busy page but fun.

God bless!


Tim & Tiara


Today’s layout was a quickie.  Still turned out cute.

A fun time at a trampoline house.

I love the background paper.  It says “just us” , “no worries”, and “no work” over and over again in blocks.  I also love the color and the feel of the paper.  I matted three trimmed down pics of the sibs with spaces in between.  I also left a big space to the left of the pictures.  I adhered the mat to the layout and then added glittery foam letters.  Sweet!

God bless!



Hello (Dolly),

This is a fun page.  I just thought it looked unique but my friend brought up that it looked like a postage stamp.  And so it does.  🙂

Tim and his sis paddle boarding.

I took a textured piece of blue cardstock (love it!) and used it for my background.  I then took a piece of striped cardstock (love it, too!) and used a 1″ circle punch all the way around trying to space evenly.  I drew a small line on the punch to show how far to insert the paper because I wanted to punch just a little past 1/2 way.  That way it was fairly consistent.  I matted the pictures with white paper.  I then figured out how I wanted them layered on the page and then adhered them.  I wrote the word “sibs” with alpha stickers.  I added a camera (of course) sticker and shell stickers.  Then I added a sticker of a wave and a fish jumping out of the water.  I am going to try and find another fish or two to add to that section.

So cute!

God bless y’all (and Dolly)!


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!