Thursday, February 27, 2014

I See...

I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see ‘em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin’.. how do you do
They're really sayin’......I love you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

(Lyrics from What a Wonderful World)


Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Antique Edges Paper Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 5; Paula Wright: Attic Treasures Collection; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artful; Syndee Nuckles: Value Pack: Unforgettable; Fonts: DaunPenh, Alex Brush

Journaling: We always see gorgeous scenery on our vacations in northern Minnesota.
Photos: Duluth Rose Garden, July 2010; Superior National Forest, July 2009

The prompt for the Thurday 2/27 Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking was "Tell me what you see".  I didn't want to create a layout about what I saw outside my window, snow, so I thought about the song "What a Wonderful World" where Louie Armstrong sings, "I see trees of green........ red roses too" and "I see skies of blue..... clouds of white". I found pictures that fit those ideas, and they became the foundation of my page.  I think this is much more cheerful than snow!

Sue

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Snowy Sea Serpent

In December 2012, a 14" snowfall inspired our family to create this huge four-piece sculpture. The creature encircled our whole front yard, with the head standing about 9 feet tall and each loop about 10 feet long. The photo in the upper right was even featured on the front page of the county newspaper! (Upper right photo: Front: Steven, Harry; Back: David, Sara)


Cheri Thieleke: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Line Em Up; Laura Louie: Flaking Out Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: Winter’s Kiss Collection; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frozen 6401; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dramatically Lifted Photos; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Falling Snow; Lettering Delights Carefree Black; Lettering Delights Cursive; Lettering Delights Hallmark Font; Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font; Lettering Delights Slender Font; Lettering Delights Painters Hand Font; Lettering Delights Pretty Pen Font; Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font; Lettering Delights Becca Font



You can read here in a Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking newsletter about one technique I used on this layout.

Sue

Monday, February 24, 2014

Grand Marais Breakwater

We all had a great time at the Grand Marais breakwater. I took pictures of the lovely scene while Harry and the kids explored.


Syndee Nuckles: Value Pack: Picturesque; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Antique Azure Collection Mini; Syndee Nuckles: Value Pack: Artful Brushes; Rozanne Paxman: Brush Set: Page Accents Arrows 2201 Biggie; Brandy Murry: Brush set: Erosion Biggie; Brandy Murry: Different Strokes Paper; Font: Comic Sans MS

You can read here about one technique I used on this layout.

Sue

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beautiful Memories

These pictures of my parents almost make me cry as they show Mom and Dad's continuing love despite Mom's Alhzeimer's.

Journaling: True love is forever being renewed, with beautiful new memories layered on older cherished ones.


Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Cherished Collection Mini; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Antique Edges Paper Biggie; Brandy Murry: Petals Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 11x17 Blenders 2014; Font: Cambria

Sue

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Newborn Joseph

Joseph is my niece's newborn son. Isn't he adorable?


Angie Briggs: Count the Ways Collection Biggie;
Curved template made by me using GIMP;
Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 4;
Font: Amiable

I scraplifted this page from an ad for Benefiber found here for 2/10/14 Monday Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.

Sue

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Vows of Love

Mom has advanced Alzheimer's, but Dad still keeps his vows of love.

 ... To have and to hold from this day forward,
For better or for worse,
For richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
To love and to cherish;
Until death do us part.


Jo Corne: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Love Me Do Mini; Syndee Nuckles: Value Pack: Unforgettable; Brandy Murry: Love Honor and Cherish Collection Biggie

I created this layout for the Scrap Girls blog post on favorite Valentines' Day materials. You can see all the product picks here.

Sue

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Easter Bonnets

When I was young, my sisters and I truly did wear Easter bonnets.


Elisha Barnett: Brush Set: Papercut Ladies; Elisha Barnett: Value Pack: Bless This Nest; Elisha Barnett: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bless This Nest 12601 Super Biggie; Elisha Barnett: First Blush Collection Biggie; Fonts: Brock Script, Georgia

Sue