Thursday, August 30, 2012

Original Fort

Here are some photos from Westpoint Military Academy.  We visited the Academy last summer.  My son is interested in possibly going there for college so we wanted to visit it.
I used Workout #74-A Sketch By Diana from ScrapFit for this LO.


Here are beach photos from 2011.  They are of my daughter and some of her cousins.  I used Sketch #222 from Creative Scrappers for the LO design.  I had fun spraying my background paper to look a like water.  My husband saw the finished page and wanted to know if it had something spilled on it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Got ya

You may think you just saw this photo....................well you did.  I used the same photo on this LO as I did for my LO of Love Ya.  Since I want both of my kids to have scrapbooks I have a set of books for my daughter and a set for my son.  This means that often I need to scrap the same photo(s) so they can each remember the event.  Sometimes I just make 2 identical or similar LOs.  other times, like this time, I use a completely different idea for my LO.  I used the Bonus Sketch #2 from Stuck?! for the placement of the papers and photo.
So I bring you the cousins from Colorado in this totally different LO.  I had the idea to use dripped paint and this really added a great background on the jean-like paper.
So go on and look back at the previous post and you will see the same photo in a whimsical look.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love ya

This page I created from Sketch #220 from Creative Scrappers.  The photo is of my sister's 3 kids who were visiting from Colorado.  My sister comes to New York every summer.  She stays for a week and then her kids stay for a couple more weeks.  She remembers being close to our cousins growing up and she wants that for her kids.

Monday, August 20, 2012

70 years old

That is how old my dad was last summer.  Here are the cakes that we had for his surprise birthday party.
One photo of him, my mom and my siblings--- "Happy Birthday, Dad"
A second cake was a photo of my parents--"Happy Birthday, Phil"
 On the third cake was a photo of the grandchildren with him and my mom---"Happy Birthday, Grandpa"

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More photos from the Portrait Studio

Here is my daughter and son from the Portrait Studio.  I used the August 1st Sketch from Stuck?! to create this one.  I used more paper, washi tape, ribbon, and the butterflies from my FitKit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Grandpa's 70th Birthday Party

We celebrated my dad's 70th birthday last summer.  It was  surprise party held at his favorite hunting camp-Weller Mountain.  My sister, Paula, flew in from Colorado with her family and stayed at my house overnight. My other sister, Patti, came from near Albany with her family and stayed overnight at my brother's house.  Then on the morning of the party we left at 9am to get there and set up.  I had not been to Weller Mountain in many years and had forgotten how long it takes and that much of the road is dirt.  It was a lot of work, but worth the surprise of my dad. 
These 2 LOs were created from sketches from Creative Scrappers.  This first LO is sketch #221.
My daughter who had fun with her cousins.  Here she is giving her cousin "bunny ears."

This second LO is from Sketch #219.  It is my dad with one of his cakes.  We had 3!  I printed out a large photo of a cake and then painted some candles on the background paper.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


This single photo is from the same day at the Photo Studio.  I used Bonus Sketch #1 of August 5 from Stuck?! Sketches.  They are celebrating their 5th Birthday so have extra sketches this month. 
I did have a little trouble with my flash when I took the picture of my LO, sorry about that.

I Remember

Here is another LO I made with my FitKit from Paper Issues.  It is for Workout # 73 "I Remember" from ScrapFit.  I included photos of my kids, both teenagers, on this layout.  My whole title is I Remember when you were both so little-Mom. 

I find it hard to believe that both my kids are now teenagers and both taller than me.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Do you like to doodle?  I often doodle when I am talking on the phone.  Workout #30 on ScrapFit is to Doodle.  On my scrapbook pages I don't doodle too much.  I mostly outline a page, like a border.  That is what I did on this LO.  I used my new FitKit and a few other stickers to complete this page from last July 4th.