Wait … We Have To MATCH??

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I had always wanted to have a beach photo shoot so when we booked our family vacation to Hilton Head Island in 2012 I set up a session with a local photographer. My family members don’t love being photographed to begin with, but when I told them I wanted us to MATCH I was met with 10 rolling eyes! Regardless, they sucked it up and dressed in matching attire. They all admitted afterwards that the photos came out great!

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Chloe the Coton de Tulear

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Chloe running around in a local park
Chloe catching her breath before taking off again. She loves to run around!

The coton de tulear is a sweet and cuddly small companion dog. They are known to be super smart and have a clownish personality. Chloe is our 8.5 year old pup! She is always smiling and has more energy than most dogs her age. She is quite photogenic so I’m planning on honing my photography skills with her cooperation! Thanks for indulging me! Photos taken using my iPhone 12 pro max.

100% Fun

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Vacations are always a good idea. Add great friends to the mix and you’ve made the trip even better! My husband and I are lucky to have another couple we love to travel with. Oh the places we want to go! Hopefully this year we can travel with them again! Layouts designed using Artisan 6 software.

Palm Springs

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One of the best trips we’ve ever taken was to Palm Springs, California with my in-laws. From the top of the mountains to the fault lines in the desert, my in-laws were a little out of their comfort zone but we all had such a great time! From riding in an open jeep through the desert to feeling the tremors and even exploring a cave or two, our desert tour was unforgettable! Page designed using Artisan software.

Strike A Pose

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Seems like ages ago that I went to the Mall of America in Minnesota on a girls’ trip with my bestie. While there I went to GLAMOUR SHOTS (a mall staple back in the day!) and had a blast taking these pics. While I printed a few individual photos for my husband and parents when they were taken, I’m so glad I finally scrapped the photo shoot! Page designed in Artisan software.

Enjoy Every Moment

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Missing my mom and partner in crime so much! She was a funny, quirky lady who never took herself too seriously. I’ll miss that! We took a trip to Busch Gardens about 4 months ago and had a blast. I made this page for her and she loved it. Today is her memorial so I thought it was a good day to share this layout. Enjoy Every Moment. Isn’t that the truth! It’s how she tried to live her life as do I!

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Love is a four legged word

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Chloe lost her Grandma just the other day and I know how hard this will be for her. My mother-in-law was an awesome lady. She was an amazing mom, grandma, and dog-grandma. When she first met Chloe she wasn’t much of a dog person. Chloe won her over pretty quickly and the two of them shared an incredible bond! She will be missed so much by all of us.

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Happy (little-bit-late) Birthday Card

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Today’s card is called a triangle fold card. I love sending homemade cards to friends and family but, sometimes, my timing is a bit off! So I decide to make a belated birthday card (might need to make a few more!)

completed card
top flap opened
fully opened and ready to personalize

To create this card I used: Close To My Heart Confetti Wishes cardstock, pattern papers ,and embellishment, sentiment from Stampin’ Up Happiest of Birthday’s cling stamp set, Simon Hurley create dye ink pad – triple berry, blue twine for balloon string, Velcro to close the card, and balloons cut using Silhouette Cameo 3.

Measurements: 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock scored at 5.5″ and 4.25″ and then cut diagonally. (creates 2 base cards)
Pattern paper: (2) pieces 4″ x 5.25″ cut diagonally
inside paper: 4″ x 5.25″
Balloons: approx 2.5″ x 2.75″