Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

What color dress do you think my grandma was wearing in her 1932 wedding photo? Kristine, my lovely daughter-in-law, modeled it 81 years later. It was something old, something borrowed, and something blue.


Brandy Murry: Value Pack: Primavera; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Retro Chalk Text; Amanda: Fraijo-Tobin: Everyday Love Collection Mini; Brandy Murry: One Yellow Paper Paper Biggie; Fonts: Georgia, Easy Open Face, Charlemagne Standard, Euphorigenic

I posted this layout in the 6/2 Newsletter Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.  It was also published here in the Scrap Girls newsletter.

Sue

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Easter Memories

This was the year my nephew Billy made the eggs “fly”. We all laughed at his antics, which made him make even more eggs sail up into the air --- and crack on the ground. Fortunately, Billy’s dad liked hard-boiled eggs. He didn't mind that the shells were already cracked for him, either.

Isn't this picture adorable? I just want to give both these cuties a big squeeze. I love the huge smile on my dad's face, too. You can tell he was having as much fun as the boys.


Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Easter Memories Collection Mini; Brandy Murry: Gypsy Rose Collection Biggie; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Everyday Love Collection Mini; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Easterly Eggs; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Shadow Me 6301; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Mega Lift 1 Squared PSE Biggie; Font: Mistral

I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Challenge to create a layout using a basic technique, in this case different types of shadows.

Sue

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stitched With Love By Mom

Mom sewed many different outfits for her ten grandchildren. Here are some matching ones she made for our three boys. I really like her happy expression as she posed with Steven. Photo of the three boys: David (3), John (1), Steven (4 mo); December 1988


Brandy Murry: One Yellow Paper Paper Biggie; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: A Mother's Love Collection Super Mini (including extra freebie kit); Ginny Whitcomb: Mom’s Day Embellishment Biggie; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Cherished Collection Mini (stitching)

I submitted this page for a challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to be inspired by something from the past. My inspiration came from this photo. I used the grey and black from the little outfit as well as the pink from Mom's blouse as the color palette for my page.

Sue

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Graduation From Japanese Kindergarten

Steven attended Japanese kindergarten from 1994 to 1995. It was a real education for us all! When he started, Steven knew no Japanese and our Japanese was very limited, but it all worked out in the end. When he graduated, the school took a special class photo with each student wearing a white flower. The photo of the principal handing out the diploma was staged ahead of time so each student would have a good picture to put into a scrapbook.

Whenever I look at the group shot of all those five- and six-year-olds, I am amazed at how well the kids lined up, either standing or sitting, with every head in place, all feet together and hands in laps.


Brandy Murry: Asian Beauty Collection Biggy; Brandy Murry: Asian Beauty Paper Mini; Fonts: Brankovic, Arial

I submitted this page to the 5/26 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Tuesday Newsletter Challenge to create a page about a graduation.  It was also published here in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter.

I have a bunch of completed pages that are ready to post.  Look for them soon.

Sue

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sharing the Moment

I captured this moment between my son John and his wife Kristine while we were hiking around Glen Avon Falls in northern Minnesota last August.  I like the playful, loving expressions on their faces.


Ginny Whitcomb: Mom's Day Collection Biggie; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Geometric. I submitted this page to the 4/23 Thursday Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to create a page with the color green.

Sue

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Car + Boys = Fun!

Boys of any age can have fun with a car!


Ginny Whitcomb: Time to Play Collection Biggie;  Ginny Whitcomb: Time to Play Alpha Mini. I submitted this page to the 3/27 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Thursday Challenge to create a simple layout. My title is complex, but the overall design is simple.

Here is a companion page, with a photo taken nineteen years later.



Journaling:

My husband and three sons struggled to get all four of them into this little car on a spring, but the photo proves they did it. This 2009 photo turned out to be an unintentional reenactment of a photo taken nineteen years earlier. In 1990, the car on the spring was much smaller and Harry wasn’t involved, but all three boys stuffed themselves in and posed for a picture. I guess boys never change; they just grow bigger!

Hope this made you smile!

Sue

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Color Me Silly!

My lovely daughter-in-law, Sara, is often asked by friends to make silly faces, so she is almost a pro! She whipped off 20-30 poses for me in just a few minutes, and these are the best. I used a watercolor brush from Brandy Murry’s Dynamic Brush Set: Ultimate Artist 2 to “paint” a blending mask of different colors over her crossed eyes in the background. Didn’t I color her silly?!


Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Background Blenders; Brandy Murry: Bold and Beautiful Collection Biggie; Elisha Barnett: Value Pack: Festivitea; Brandy Murry: Action Pack: Ultimate Artist; Brandy Murry: Dynamic Brush Set: Ultimate Artist

Journaling:
Sara has the ability to contort her facial features into twenty or thirty different silly poses at the drop of a hat. It’s a real talent! (Feb 2015)

I submitted this page to the Tuesday 3/31 Newsletter Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to create a page with a silly face. This layout was also featured in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking newsletter.

Sue