Thursday, January 21, 2016

Family Circle

During our time at the cabin, we uncovered the metal fire ring from the beach which waves had buried beneath a pile of stones. We decided it was the perfect prop for our photo. I love this fun-filled photo, a wonderful memory from our summer vacation.

Melissa Renfro: Bright Canyon Collection Biggie, Melissa Renfro: Bright Canyon Circles Embellishment Mini, Melissa Renfro: Canyon Gold Paper Super Mini, Melissa Renfro: JIF Plus: Bright Canyon, Fonts: Bookman Old Style, Bebas Neue


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Seeing the World

When Dad was in the U.S. Air Force, he lived in four different states and Great Britain, and visited France and Norway. That was a lot of traveling for someone who had never previously been more than 150 miles away from his hometown of 300.

I really like all the different materials from Dad's time in the military that this page displays.  In the photo Dad is posing in his tailor-made suit from England.  Dad had an artist draw the sketch during the South Bank Exhibition, the London portion of the 1951 Festival of Britain.  There is also a brochure from that exhibition that Dad saved as well as postcards from his visits to Norway and France.

Do you see the Olympic symbol on the postcard of the ski jump? Dad visited Oslo during the 1952 Olympics, but didn't attend any Olympic events. However, the postcard commemorates that time period.

Veronica Spriggs: A Gentleman's Journey Collection, Veronica Spriggs: A Gentleman's Journey Embellishments Mini, Ginny Whitcomb: Family Ties Collection Biggie, Fonts: Arial Narrow, Book Antiqua. I submitted this page to the January 19 Newsletter Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to create a page that shows text in a shape. This layout was also featured in the Scrap Girls newsletter.


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Best Dressed Flowers

This intricately beaded Lakota Sioux dress was mirrored in a gorgeous floral arrangement during "Art in Bloom" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Elisha Barnett: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Adorned Antlers; Elisha Barnett: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tribal Feathers; Elisha Barnett: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tribal; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Photobook - Modern Magazine; Brandy Murry: Botanical Collection Biggie; Fonts: Book Antiqua, Arial


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Growing Family

Our family will be growing in 2016! David will marry his sweetheart Rheanne in April. Kristine and John are expecting a baby in June. We are very blessed!

Syndee Nuckles: Picturesque Collection Biggie; Inspired by 1/5/15 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge; Fonts: Arial, Walkway Bold, Commercial Script; Bottom left photo by Dan Zahler, Zahler Photography


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Chef's Specialty

With great flair, the chef at Benihana cooked a meal on a hot grill in front of us. Here is an egg flower he made which he later put into chicken fried rice. (Nov 2015)

Laura Louie: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Kitchen Chaos; Laura Louie: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Kitchen Counter; Laura Louie: ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Culinary Creations; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Art Mix Painted; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Font: Arial Narrow Bold


Friday, December 11, 2015

Cooking From the Heart

Mom was an excellent cook and enjoyed having the family over for holiday meals. However, on this occasion there was no holiday. Mom just wanted to cook up the turkey she had in the freezer, so she invited the crew for a February feast. It was all delicious! Because of Mom’s Alzheimer’s, this turned out to be the last big meal she hosted, so it is a special memory.

Laura Louie: ScrapSimple Brush Set: Chef’s Creations; Laura Louie: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Kitchen Counter; Laura Louie: ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Culinary Creations; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Simply Classic


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Piggyback in Copper

I love playing around with this coppery idea! When looking on the internet for examples of copper used in decor, I came across a delightful set of five panels used as wall art. This page is inspired by that artwork.

Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cast Shadow Frames; Doris Castle: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Swoosh; Jan Ransley: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Touch of Metal 12001; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals II 8501 Biggie; Inspired by copper wall art

These photos may look familiar since I featured them in a previous post. Click here to see the full-color photos of the boys riding piggyback, including an animated version of six-foot-four-inch Steven running with six-foot David on his back.

I submitted this page to the 11/5/15 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Thursday Challenge to create a page in copper monotone. I couldn't locate the exact piece of wall art I used for inspiration, but here is an example found at Modern Abstract Decor.