Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Another layout of my son from a few years ago and his OCD tendencies (I have no idea where he gets that *wink*).


Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Just a number

I'm crazy about this clean, simple, and vintage-y concept for a card. Numbers, especially in black and white, are a trend I've been seeing a lot of lately. What I really wanted is a cool, old typeset style "No." and a reverse image of the word "birthday" (block image with word as a negative, so the block is inked but the paper color shows through in the negative of the word - does that make sense?) With those two stamps I could have done "birthday No. 8." I suppose I could have done that on the computer and printed it out but thinking about how to do it made my brain hurt. And I have too few brain cells left to be losing any more. ;)

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This could be for a birthday or an anniversary or a "new home" - anything that might need a number. What do you think? Am I the only one that loves this super clean and simple card? :)

Stamps: PSX letter stamps
Paper: Rustic cream (PTI)
Other: By The Numbers die (PTI)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

30 minutes

This is one of my very favorite scrapbook layouts. Not because of the design or the colors, even though I really like them. It's because I was able to capture a meaningful story about my son. So many of my kids' stories and anecdotes are lost because I don't write it down or capture it somehow. This one though, I had the time, I had the photo, and I had the story.


From the very beginning my son has been the type of person that requires some time (strangely it's nearly always about 30 minutes, hence the title of the page) to observe a situation and warm up to it before jumping in. I learned early on that forcing him to do something he's not ready for creates stress and anxiety for him and everyone around him. If it's not a big deal, I don't make it a big deal. He'll pet the goat when he's darn good and ready. And if he doesn't? So what.

Anyway, just wanted to share it. I photographed several more of my pages to share on here so you'll likely be seeing those interspersed with my cards over the next several weeks. Thanks for indulging me and my creative outlet. ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Good Luck card

I have a zillion ideas swirling in my head for using this set (What A Card!) from Mint Motif and/or some playing cards. Isn't it so fun? Kimberly did a great job with it!

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Stamps: What A Card! (Mint Motif)
Paper: cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Smokey Shadow and Pure Poppy (PTI)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pumpkin kitty

I don't think I've posted this page before. A cat was coming around our place for a week or two and DD fell in love with it. It must have eventually found its way home because we haven't seen it since. DD has been begging us for years to get a cat or dog but DH and I just haven't been able to give in. Yet. DD wrote the journaling.

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