Friday, October 24, 2014

New Layout - Run Club

Meighan has really loved being a part of her school's girls' run club this fall. She was also in the club in the spring of last school year. But, this year, she seems to be enjoying running more and more! She's so athletic and I think she's seeing that the results of running are helping her be able to be an even better soccer player. One of the mom's who runs with the girls sent me some photos from a recent club run and I had to use them to document how much fun Meighan is having as part of the club! She'll be running in her SECOND 5K on November 8th and she is so excited! I'm very proud of our girl! Here's the layout which uses Valorie Wibbens' new Sweater Weather kit which is fantastic!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Layout: The Best Present

When I was a little girl, my Dad made me the most amazing gift! He built a huge dollhouse with his own two hands for me - it was decorated with carpet, furniture, and curtains. There was a cool hinge on the roof that allowed me to reach the upstairs bedrooms to play. It was simply amazing! And it still, 30+ years later is my all time favorite gift ever! I remember not quite believing that my Dad loved me so much that he spent so much of his free time to make me something so beautiful and magical! It was definitely a big hit and I would smile each time I looked at it, remembering how my Dad made it for me. I think it's time to document that memory in my scrapbooks ... and one of the Story Starters from the November Simple Scrapper materials gave me the inspiration to get it all down on paper! And so here it is ...

Template and Story Starter from the November 2014 Simple Scrapper materials
Sprinkles V11 by Valorie Wibbens
Heirloom by Paislee Press
One for the Album by One Little Bird
Generations by One Little Bird and Paislee Press
The Era Of by One Little Bird
The Love List by One Little Bird
Who I Am by One Little Bird

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Layout - Chicago

I finally got around to creating a page about my 2010 trip with Stephanie to Chicago. I think this may be the second layout I've done from that trip ... I need to get moving! This layout uses a template from the November 2014 Simple Scrapper member materials.

I loved our time in Chicago - it may be one of my favorite cities in the US (a list which includes San Francisco, New York, Philly, DC, Seattle and Portland). In retrospect, I wish I'd taken the time to go to Chicago more often when we lived in St. Louis so that I could have done more exploring. Just a few days isn't nearly enough time in Chicago! But, I have great memories of our long weekend in Chicago - getting to experience the city for the first time with my best friend was fantastic!

Template from Simple Scrapper November 2014 Member Materials
Just Right by Valorie Wibbens
Orbits by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V28 by Valorie Wibbens
Be Back Soon by Valorie Wibbens
Giggle Snort by Sara Gleason
Little Talks by One Little Bird Designs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Layout to Share - Glasses

This is another layout using the October Simple Scrapper Materials. Back in April, Meighan was super excited to find out that she needed reading glasses ... she was the last of us without glasses and had the idea that glasses are COOL. The eye doctor said she probably could have waited another year before truly needing them but she was so excited that we went ahead and purchased them for her! And she looks amazing in them!

Credits: Never Ever Land, Sprinkles 24, 26 and 27, The Good Stuff, Photo Kisses No. 6 -

all by Valorie Wibbens & Template from October 2014 Simple Scrapper Membership Materials

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Layout to Share

This layout is about one of the consistently special places in my life - our family cottage in Reedville. It's been the one constant over the last 40 years - a place that always feels like home and family to me. Some of my best memories take place in this place. As I grow older, I've come to appreciate what a special place it is for my family. Although I primarily used photos of the beach, the cottage, etc., I did include one of my all time favorite photos taken at the cottage. It's a photo of me and my dad laying on the infamous green chaise lounge that I spent a lot of time lounging on over the years. There's something special about the photo, that I felt needed to be included in order to truly represent what the cottage means to me - FAMILY! Anyway, this uses a template and a story starter from the October 2014 Simple Scrapper membership materials and lots of goodies from Valorie Wibbens over at The Lilypad.