Category Archives: scrapbooking

Happy Birthday to ME!

You say it’s your birthday – well, yeah it is. I must say, best birthday present ever is having daughter visit from school. It was a wonderful weekend!

Me and Kate Birthday

But, wow it is December. This year seems to have really flown by for me. What about you? Was 2013 a whirl wind? Maybe it’s an age thing. A bit of time for reflection for days past and what to pursue for 2014. I’m thinking I must get a handle on my health and fitness. What are your goals for 2014?

So, here’s a little peek at the past for ya. A layout commemorating my absolute hatred for cold weather. Seriously? I just don’t do it, or I sure as heck don’t do it well. But this story dates back to 1984. Were you even born yet?

Seems like a fitting story as we enter December.

And, of course, I love my kitties. So, a little kitty love here

I had captured this in video of my kitty in motion. I used an app called VideoPix to steal the stills.

So, what is coming up in 2014 for you? What are your goals? What info do you like see on-line?

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Goodbye October, Hello November

I know it has been a whole month since I last posted. It has been a busy October for me.

I went on a fabulous long weekend with my scrapbooking girl friends to Rocky Point. We didn’t do any scrapbooking, we walked along the shore, wandered through the estuary, made a quick run into town, played games and enjoyed each other’s company.

Then, I was excited to learn that I was selected as one of the new Scrapaneers Peers! I’m not sure if you’ve checked it out yet, but there are lots of fun classes at Scrapaneers.com. You’ll find me over there.

For work, I went to Baltimore to interview young college women at the Society of Women Engineers career fair. It was a blast meeting some employees that work for one of the other businesses within my company. It was a bit tiring to spend an entire day interviewing candidates one after the other, but it was extremely rewarding to be part of the effort.

Lastly, we’re taking some steps to refinance our house and take advantage of some lower interest rates. It’s a wonder I had time to get any scrapbooking done at all. But, I did manage to eek out a couple with the Simple Scrapper November templates.

This first one just documents one of my favorite local restaurants. It’s close to home, they have some great traditional Italian dishes and some interesting twists on some pasta dishes too.

This one is based on one of November’s Story Starters and I used some new techniques from Amanda Taylor’s Art of Journaling Workshop. I really enjoyed her style of teaching.

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

Simple Scrapper October 2013

I think it has been a while since I have blogged. The summer seems to be winding down and we are beginning to get some relief from the here here in sunny Arizona. I’m ready! Hubby and I are finally able to get in a few walks again in the early morning or evening hours. I have missed those.

So this past month’s Simple Scrapper layouts went to a photogenic cat, and another blast from the past.

I found this photo a couple of months ago and actually tried three different times to scrap it before the October Story Starters and templates from Simple Scrapper led me to this. I am so happy with the result.

And where would we be in our empty nest phase of life without a cat to photograph. this one was an opportunity for a fun shot of our Mr. K relaxing under a kitchen chair.

A few of my fellow Simple Scrapper teammates are also sharing their work on their blogs today, so drop by and see their lovely work.

I should have some more news to share this week; let’s see if I can actually blog more than once this month!

Aimee Maddern
Sara Strickland
Janet Carr
Arielle Gordon

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

Simple Scrapper June Blog Hop and Giveaway

bloghop-2013

June is here. May was pretty busy with my darling daughter finishing up her junior year in college, a visit from my sister-in-law, my husband’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and moving my daughter from one house to another.

I had a lot of fun using this month’s templates and Story Starters. I’ll start with my story starter inspired layout. I really liked this template from the June collection, but I’m a 12 x 12 scrapper. This was just perfect for my not so wonderful old snapshots. I moved things around a little and copied one of the columns to take up the extra space. Here’s a little look into life back in the 60’s and 70’s in Florida.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template June 2013 Letter2<br />Simple Scrapper June 2013 Story Starter<br />Anna Aspnes_ArtPlayPalette PlayOut, SaffronVilla<br />Songbird Avenue Port Au Prince<br />Katie Pertiet Harmony Grove<br />VickiStegall-ButterflyKisses<br />JennBarrette-loveyoumorethanicecream<br />Mari Koegelenberg-today2.0<br />OneLittleBird/PaisleePress/TraciMurphy-Generations<br />PaisleePress Diptych<br />PaulaKesselring_speech<br />Wild Blueberry Ink_Innocence<br />Font: Pea Bhea

This one captures some grumpiness during the family “photo shoot” as my sister-in-law and my daughter are preparing to leave. We did end up with a nice one, but this one was just too much fun to pass up scrapping.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template June 2013 Single 2<br />StudioBasic_IHeartFlairs, A Perfect Gentleman<br />Splendid FiinsF_evidence-file-frame<br />EricaZane-memitm<br />mmartin-grateful<br />JennBarrette-wildchild<br />JayDayStudio_myeverydaymemories, YAMH<br />Sabrina's Creations_inthemaking<br />Font: Arsenal white

And finally, here is another blast from the past. This is my mom when she was expecting me. This was a jewel of a find during my sister-in-law’s visit. We happen to have an old slide projector. We set it up and when through our stash of mixed up family slides (both sides of our family). I set up my camera on a tripod, we projected the slides onto a piece of poster board taped to the wall. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the results. I don’t know if you’ve ever scanned any slides, but it is a very time consuming process. We captured roughly 140 images over the course of an evening and enjoyed looking to the past.

Simple Scrapper June 13 Single1<br />MyScrapbookArt Collab About Me<br />KPertiet_VintageFramesNo15<br />Lynn Grieveson-worn-edges<br />Lynn Grieveson-worn-page-edges<br />OneLittleBrid/PaisleePress/TraciMurphy-generations<br />OneLittleBird/SahlinStudioss-Worn<br />StolenMoments Sweetheart<br />Font: VTPortableRemington

So, are you ready to see what is being given away this month?

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one month trial membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, June 5.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And check out what other team members have done with this months templates and increase your chances of winning.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
>>>>ME>>>>Lisa Corbin-Polak<<<<ME<<<<
Ronnie Crowley
Holly Humbert
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Sara Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

Simple Scrapper May Blog Hop and Giveaway

bloghop-2013

Things have been a bit busy for me and May is here and will be yet another busy month. I am looking forward to seeing my sister-in-law and my daughter again. I’m looking forward to my daughter getting into her new apartment, but not so much the move. Maybe I’ll be a good photographer this time and capture some of the action. Frankly, we are just usually so busy and it is hot this time of year and we just want it to be over.

I had a lot of fun using this months templates and Story Starters. I’ll start with my story starter inspired layout. This was use one great photo and some journaling to tell your story. I love how this turned out.

Simple Scrapper Story Starter May 2013<br /> Simple Scrapper Premium Template 07_2012_Single2<br /> AnnaAspnes_ArtPlayFindMyWay2_WordTransfer, ArtPlayPaletteAblaze, Art PlayPaletteBarren Sunrise, FotoBlendzCM, JourneyWordTransfers1;<br /> Traci Reed-myjourney-lace<br /> Font: DJB Sheldon's Girlfriend

My next layout is just capturing a moment where I notice how the bathroom transforms when my daughter is home for a visit. Having a bit of fun.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template (5_13; Letter 1)<br /> Traci Reed/Jenn Barrette Get Connected<br /> Jenn Barrette CreateSomethingBeautiful<br /> OneLittleBird TheeWalls<br /> Dunia She<br /> Traci Reed AlphabilitiesNo4<br /> Font: DJB Hugs&Kisses

For this last one, I really just needed to kick myself into action and recognize how poorly I’ve been eating. After nearly a year of really focusing on eating food that is good for me and very little food with low nutritional value, I kind of went off the deep end.

SimpleScrapper2013MaySingle1<br /> Traci Reed The Bad Alpha Stamp<br /> TraciReed/Jenn Barrette-GetArtsy-the Good; Get Artsy The Ugly<br /> Darcy Baldwin You Are My Happy Alpha

So, are you ready to see what is being given away this month?

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one month trial membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, May 8.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And check out what other team members have done with this months templates and increase your chances of winning.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
>>>>ME>>>>Lisa Corbin-Polak<<<<ME<<<<
Ronnie Crowley
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Melissa Priest
Mandy Ross
Celeste Smith
Sara Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects. Want to work with our collections for FREE? Simple Scrapper is having a call for new team members.