Sunday, October 27, 2013

Love is Patient, Love is Kind.

Love is patient, love is kind
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)

Scraplifted from You and Me by Jacqui Smith; Syndee Nuckles: Unforgettable Collection Mini; Brandy Murry: 19 Hearts Collection Biggie; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 10/26 Saturday Color Challenge to make a layout using primarily red, gray and black.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Treasured Moments on the North Shore

Nancy, Liz and I had a delightful time relaxing on the North Shore in July 2013, after Becca and Sam’s wedding. Naturally, we had to see the important icons of the area: Pierre the Voyageur, the rosemaled pony, Split Rock Lighthouse, and the giant rooster. Such moments are meant to be shared, either soaking in the beauty or reveling in the ridiculous.

Scraplifted from Right Here, Right Now by Jody West; Syndee Nuckles: Flea Market Collection Biggie; Syndee Nuckles: Scrap Pack: Learning Curve (nano collection frame); Brandy Murry: Jingleberry Collection Biggie (straight twine, cracked paint paper, both re-colored); I submitted this page to the 10/25 Friday Scraplift Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Mess or Masterpiece?

One of my favorite challenges at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking is the Mess or Masterpiece Challenge. Following the directions given, participants pick out papers, elements, an alphabet, a brush set, a style and a photo not by selecting pleasing color schemes and similar themes, but by counting folders and elements. Using this odd set of materials, you either create a mess or a masterpiece! See the directions here if you want to learn more.

This time, some of the items I ended up with were my sister Liz's 5th birthday photo, a Christmas paper, a St. Patrick's day mat (plain gold, fortunately), a bright orange Easter egg, a fancy swirl, and a dry wall screw. What a strange combination! It was fun to see what I could do with this crazy mix of materials. Here is the layout I submitted.

3 Papers: 
Angie Briggs: Count The Ways - Paper-Deco 2 (background)
Brandy Murry: Cottage Christmas - Paper-Pattern 2 (number 5)
Doris Castle: I'ts a Guy Thing - Paper-Worn Brown (outline of mat and number 5)

5 Embellishments:
Angela Blanchard: Industrial Strength - Emb 2-Screw-Drywall (flower leaves and stems) 
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Whitewashed - Zip-Emb-Swirl_b (top of mat)
Brandy Murry: One Yellow Paper - Bow-Black (corner of photo)
Elaine Barrett: JIF6 - 12x12 - Shamrock - Mat (gold bracket mat)
Paula Wright: Bunny Baskets - Emb 2_Egg-OrangePlastic (orange flowers, orange decoration around photo frame)

1 Alpha: 
Brandy Murry: Menagerie - Alpha_2_Individ (Happy Birthday)

1 Brush: 
Brandy Murry: Dynamic Brush Set - Markers (under Happy Birthday)

1 Style: 
Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Styles - Aged Metals III-Rust (bottom, photo frame)


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Scrap Girls 9th Anniversary

Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking is turning 9! Click here or on the image below to check out all the different activities happening during this anniversary week!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Congrats, David!


I remember when you first started kindergarten, and now you are a high school grad. Congratulations, Salutatorian! I am SO proud of you!!

Love, Mom

All materials by Cherise Oleson at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking: ScrapSimple Embellishments Templates: Taking Note; ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Build-a-Board; ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Taking Note; Brush Set: Journal Words and Doodles

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Need to Read

I love this photo of two-year-old Steven "reading". When our boys were preschoolers, if they weren't tired enough for a nap, we would have them lay down with a book and rest. Steven’s choice of quiet time reading this time was Curious George.

"If kids are entertained by two letters, TV, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book." (Author Unknown)

Syndee Nuckles: Scrap Pack: Learning Curve; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 10/9 High Noon Crop and Chat to create a layout using a quote.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jump for Joy

After Becca and Sam opened their wedding presents, the cousins who were still at the gathering did the ever-popular jump in the air. Wheeeeee!! Rory and Calvin jumped especially high, with a little help from their parents, of course.

Sheri Johnson: Spring Song Collection; Angie Briggs: Count the Ways Collection Biggie (alpha); Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Absolutely Blended; Brandy Murry: Brush Set: Erosion Biggie

I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Monday 10/7 Challenge to use white space on a page, but the idea for the series of photos came from the Thursday 10/3 Challenge to show motion or change through two or more of photos.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Male Bonding

When my sons saw a big heavy chain on top of a cliff overlooking Lake Superior, they decided to do some male bonding. Steven and John chained their necks together. Naturally! What else would one do?

All materials by Armi Custodio: Denim Pocket Embellishments; ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Denim; ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Denim Accessories; ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Denim Tab Labels; Flutter Collection Biggie; Font: Mangal;  All materials available at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.