A friend of mine gave Lexi some American Girl Doll stickers. One of the stickers is of her doll "Molly." This doll used to be Lexi's mother's doll, 20 years ago!!! When I came home from work today, I saw that Lexi had made a layout using the stickers.She asked me if I would take some pictures of her and her doll for the layout. First, I had to braid Molly's hair and put some ribbons in it. Then we were ready for pictures.Here she is with her layout. It is such a good feeling to have a granddaughter who loves scrapbooking as much as I do.
One of the things that I like to photograph is detail. I took these pictures of Lexi on the first day of school. I want to remember how little her feet were, what she wore and how excited she was to start kindergarten. Like her mother, I know her childhood will go fast and I want to capture and hold on to as much of it as I can.
I made this layout of Lexi having her first pedicure/manicure. I titled it "This Enchanted Moment," becaue that is what it was for her. The paper that I used is "Daydream" from CTMH.
I added little sparkles to the patterned paper, to give it a little bling.
On Friday evening I had a group of ladies over for a crop night. We had so much fun. I knew that I wouldn't get much done that night, so I made my layout earlier in the day. I am calling my group "All the scrappin' ladies." When I went to the CTMH Convention, a group performed a dance to a song by Beyonce, and they gave it this title.
Yesterday, I had some friends over to scrapbook and this is the layout that I made. Pennants are all the rage in scrapbooking and I have been wanting to do a layout using the new "Party Pennant" stamp set by Close to My Heart. I was going through the October issue of Scrapbooks Etc. and came across this layout. It gave me the inspiration for my layout.
I used CTMH's new inks "Pacifica, Pear, Cotton Candy and Gypsy" to make my pennant. And, the paper is "Passages."
These are some of the layouts that we will be doing at my upcoming "Passages" Workshop. I am really happy with how they turned out. My Washington DC photos are perfect for this paper. Bill had to agree when he saw the title "Every Mile a Memory". He is so right. We put on so many miles. lol.
The layout design is taken from Imagine's "Powerful Trio". The paper is Passages from Close to my Heart.
What a great day this has been. It was so nice having an extra day off of work. Today, we took Lexi to our gym and let her play in the pool with her friends and enjoyed a BBQ. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up the hard disk on my computer. This is something that really needed to be done and I am so proud that I was able to do it. As a reward to myself, I participated in today's Mojo Monday Sketch. I had already had this image colored in, so all that I had to do was assemble the card. I never thought of doing things this way. Usually, I do the whole card at the same time. When this stamp set came in the mail, I couldn't wait to play with it. It has encouraged me to color my images ahead of time and use them when a sketch comes up. The stamp that I used is called "Theme Park" and the paper is "Zippidee". Both are from Close to My Heart. I hope you are having a wonderful day too!!!
I am a stamper, scrapbooker and paper crafter as well as a Close to My Heart Consultant. I am a Christian and have been married to Bill for over 30 years. We have two grown children, Jennifer and Ryan and two beautiful granddaughters, Alexia and Brooke.