As you probably know (or can easily guess) I am obsessed with crafts and have been since I was little. What you may not know is that my best friend since high school is as craft-crazed as I am! Luckily for me we have had the opportunity to take many craft classes together over the years. This page is just a nod to some of our projects! As you can see we have done everything from lamp making, jewelry design, hand knitting, painting, altered art, scrapbooking, etc. If it’s a cool craft you can assume we have either done it or hope to take a class in the future!
Today’s layout challenge had me thinking about a favorite childhood book and the lessons learned from it. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was one story I treasured and read countless times. When my sons were little it was also one of their favorites! It is a children’s story but the lessons work for adults as well.
Paper and stickers from Paper House. Title designed using silhouette business edition software and cut on a Silhouette Cameo.
One of my favorite spaces in my house isn’t technically indoors. We have a lovely lanai and I think it’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places for me. It’s where I spent the most time relaxing and a great space to just … breathe.
Page designed using Artisan6 software
Rome had always been a city I dreamed of visiting. My husband felt the same way. We almost went there for our honeymoon but the cost was a bit steep for us at the time. We both agreed that “someday” we would go there together. It took us twenty years but we finally made it to “the Eternal City” and it was as spectacular as we had hoped. We may have had to wait two decades but it was definitely worth the trip!
Layout designed using Artisan6 software
Today’s layout challenge from Scrap Happy was to find inspiration in a magazine cover. The recent issue with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell inspired me to “scraplift” the cover and design a page with my guy. Designed using Artisan 6 software.
When my two sons were little I always called them my boys. When they became adults I called them … well, my BOYS. Yes they’re both grown adult men now. I was recently asked what I call them since “boys” makes them sound like they’re still little. Honestly I can’t imagine calling them anything else. Am I crazy?
Digital scrapbook page designed using Artisan 6 software.
As a member of ScrapHappy I am participating in their Layout a day (LOAD) challenge. For this page I was challenged to create a now and then layout of myself as a child and as an adult showing what helped me become the person I am now. For me this page came easily. I have been enchanted with cameras and photography since my earliest days and my parents thankfully nurtured my creative interests. Designed using Artisan 6 software
I created this digital layout in celebration of our 25th vow renewal on the beach in Hawaii. I created the kaleidoscope effect using a photo of my floral bouquet. Page designed in Artisan 5 software.