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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Today I was challenged to create a heritage page. I decided to design a layout showcasing the only “formal” photo I have of my great grandparents who emigrated from Russia in the early 1900s. I am really happy with how the page turned out and may continue designing more heritage pages in the near future!
Created using Artisan6 software. (Feel free to message me if you’d like to learn more about digital scrapbooking!)
When asked to scrap about something mundane that I do, feeding the family came to mind — specifically, Sunday breakfast. Most of the time my family doesn’t eat breakfast together – we all grab something: an egg, a cup of coffee, some cereal, or maybe just a banana. On weekends, for as long as I can remember, we’ve gone out for Sunday brunch. Covid-19 changed that and we were stuck home eating anything that was easy to grab like any other day of the week. At some point I “flipped the switch” and decided to be more grateful for my wonderful kitchen and the fact that I had my entire family with me. I thought about ways I could make Sunday brunch enjoyable again. I just needed to change my mindset. Now waking up early and baking the family a nice brunch has become something I really enjoy and look forward to as much as they enjoy eating it.
For the technique I used basic colored cardstock and added some textures to it.