Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Little Miracle

I am always amazed at how tiny a newborn's hand is. This is Alexander John holding onto his daddy's finger on the day he was born.

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I submitted this layout to the 7/14/17 Weekly Newsletter Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to create a page featuring a tightly cropped photo that showed just a small portion of the whole picture.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cute Kids at Play

Isn't this adorable? It's really handy when the other grandpa of one of your grandkids is a professional photographer! He took this and many other shots of these two cousins. He also shot the wedding photos for two of my three sons.

PlayTime Collection by D's Designs fits this photo perfectly. I love all the old-fashioned toys and other elements.

D’s Designs: PlayTime Collection; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blender Masks 2; Photo by Zahler Photography; Font: Bookman Old Style



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Alexander John - AJ

AJ, you were adorable when you were born, and you’ve only gotten cuter. It is fun to watch you grow and develop. You are such a happy little guy, full of energy. You make me smile every time I see you.

Melissa Renfro: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Celebrate; Melissa Renfro: Brush Set: Bursts; Veronica Spriggs: Moments To Remember Collection; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals II 8501 Biggie; Fonts: Garamond, Arial



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

From Kitchen to Coop

When my grandparents added on to their house, they didn't let their lean-to kitchen go to waste. They moved it behind the barn and converted it into a chicken coop.

Memory is a funny thing. I was pretty sure I had the facts right for this layout, then I showed it to my dad. He told me I was wrong. His folks did move the kitchen lean-to when they added on to the family home, but they put it into the woods and used it for wood. The chicken coop was always a chicken coop.

Dad said, though, since the layout was all done, I could post it the way it was.  Thanks, Dad!  It would have been hard to redo.

The picture below shows my Dad's family home after they moved Dad's grandparents old home onto the site. If you compare this picture with the one on the left above, you will notice the kitchen lean-to is gone, and the house is doubled in size. This is definitely old-fashioned recycling! Why waste a perfectly good house when you can move it someplace else?



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pause for Beauty

When we visited David and Rheanne in Michigan, we all paused to enjoy the beauty of the dunes by Lake Michigan.  This shot shows David and Rheanne up a tree on the highest dune in the park, looking down onto Lake Michigan and the setting sun.  I really like the silhouettes and the sun flares.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bouquet of Beauties

I love this shot of my daughter-in-law, Rheanne, with her bridesmaids.  I thought they looked like a colorful bouquet. (April 2016)

Brandy Murry: Sweet Summer Collection Biggie; Font: My Nerd
Photo by Dan Zahler of Zahler Photography