Monday, February 23, 2015

Beauty in Humble Places

There is beauty all around us, if we would just stop to see it.  David spotted this red squirrel sitting in a tree eating a fresh green pine cone as we hiked around Cascade Falls in northern Minnesota.

Just for fun, can you find the three printed squirrels I added to the page?  I like to think of these squirrels fitting Pissaro's quote, too.

"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing."
~ Pissaro


Angie Briggs: Brush Set: Nature Walk Quotes; Ginny Whitcomb: Brush Set: Nature Walk Animals; Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Nature Walk; Ginny Whitcomb: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Walk; Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Walk Masks; Ginny Whitcomb: Winter Trimmings Collection Mini (pine branch); photo by David Maravelas, Marvelous Lens Photography

Did you find all three printed squirrels? There is one on the very right side next to the log, one on the very left side crouching on the ground and one printed on the log itself, to the left of the writing.

Sue

Saturday, February 21, 2015

What a Catch!

John looked delighted with his “catch”, his lovely bride Kristine.


Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Walk Masks; Laura Louie: Value Pack: A Joyful Day; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 4 

Sue 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pause and Marvel

It's God's creation amazing?  Look at the details of the flowers and bee in this closeup taken by my son David on our last vacation.  We should pause and marvel at little things like these.


Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Watercolor Wonderful; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lighting Effects; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lighting Effects 2 Biggie; Cindy Rohrbough: Rustic Charm Collection Mini (Alpha); Photo by David Maravelas, Marvelous Lens Photography. This layout was created for the Monday 2/2 Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to use paint brushes or paint overlays to give a layout a painted look.

Sue

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More Newlywed Love

Steven and Sara are just glowing with happiness in this beautiful photo taken at Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud.


Laura Louie: Value Pack: A Joyful Day; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets Biggie; Brandy Murry: Botanical Collection Biggie (love word art), photo by Zahler Photography. This layout was posted on the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking blog as part of the February Sketch Challenge to scraplift a layout by Syndee Nuckles.

Sue

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Newlywed Love

I really like this tender photo of John and Kristine on their wedding day.


Brandy Murry: Cottage Rose Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Scraplift of layout by April Martell; Photo by Brittany Laeger, Beautiful Era Photography and Design.  I submitted this page to the 2/15 Weekend Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to scraplift a page by one the Scrap Girl team members.

Sue

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines' Day!

Why pay Hallmark when you can create your own cards?  Here are the cards I made for my honey and my parents for this Valentines' Day.


Ginny Whitcomb: ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Everyday; Brandy Murry: Heart of Gold Collection Biggie; Laura Louie: A Joyful Day Collection Biggie (ferns)


Delicious Scraps: Heart frame with glass (re-colored); Syndee Nuckles: Value Pack: Unforgettable; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie.  This fun photo is from my dad's Christmas program.

Happy Valentines' Day!

Sue

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Curled Up With a Good Book

On “cold, cold, wet days” and any other day when our boys were little, we would cuddle together on the couch and read books. This is one of those happy memories. Even three-month-old Steven looked like he was following along as Harry read "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr Seuss.


Ginny Whitcomb: Winter Trimmings Collection Mini; Brandy Murry: Value Pack: Book Club; Brandy Murry: Noella Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: Holiday Magic Paper Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 6; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: My Merry Wish Collection Mini 2; Font: Georgia. This layout was published in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking newsletter and posted here in the Newsletter Challenge gallery.

Sue