Your life is a story …. scrapbook it!

magical ~


Today’s layout was made using:

  • CM’s harvest stack pack
  • CM’s Be Merry paper
  • CM’s old ABC/123 stickers
  • CM’s tearing tool
  • CM’s personal trimmer to crop the photos.

This is another sketch from the online class I’m taking.  Thank you for looking!

Sketch courtesy of Feeling Scrappy, Amanda Bay

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Great, Great, Great Grandpa

Today’s layout is also from the online sketch class I’m taking.  This page is for one of my Mom’s scrapbooks.  I know she will like it because it highlights her beloved Grandfather and her adorable great-grandson Conor.  I used scraps of paper from my black paper folder for this, and silver ABC’s, and added some silver embossed punched stars.  I also used CM’s custom cutting system – the largest circle – and cut it in half for the top semi-circle.  Thank you for looking today.


Sketch courtesy of Feeling Scrappy, Stacey Curry

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Today’s layout is from another sketch from the online sketch class I am taking.  I used CM’s Cheerful Christmas paper and stickers.  I did some tearing and really like the look.  I also used CM’s Rotary Trimmer with the pinking edge for the strips.  Thank you for checking in today!


Sketch courtesy of Jayne Jones, Feeling Scrappy


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Borders 101 part III


Welcome to 2013!  I hope to post more often to my blog this year.  We shall see….  For today’s post, the border on the left was made using CM’s beautiful Divine paper.  I cut 2 straight strips of different widths, and then used the circle punch to punch 9 circles and taped them behind the strips.  The border on the right was made using CM’s beautiful Reflections paper.  This is my favorite palette right now.  Once again, I cut 2 straight strips of different widths.  The I cut a strip using the tearing tool.  Those pretty flowers and gems are also part of the Reflections palette.  Thank you for looking!

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Warmhearted Wednesday 7/25/12

64 years ago today, my Mom & Dad were married.  My Dad passed away in 2000, so I’ll be visiting the cemetary today with my Mom.  In honor of this day, here’s a layout I did a few years ago …

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Happy Birthday Chris – He’s my heart & soul

I became a Mom 29 years ago today, at 9:00 PM precisely, to my son Christopher.  It was all I ever wanted – to be a Mom.  It’s so hard to believe that it was 29 years ago; although in some ways, it does seem like forever ago.  June 6 will always be a happy, happy day to me – the best day of my life.

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4th of July

This was a super easy layout — royal blue, and red cardstock.  I punched out a few stars on the royal blue CS; and used the tearing tool for the red.  I used a journaling box, mini ABC’s, and mini-golf memorabilia to go along with our July 4 pictures.

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Christmas Spectacular in NYC

I did things a little different in this layout.  I layered bazzill cardstock, red and green, any-which-way, and although not a favorite of mine, I was happy enough with the result.  I also used the tearing tool and drew some squiggles with my silver pen.  I used vellum to describe the scenes.  This is one of those layouts where the pictures definitely outshine the layout, and that is perfectly AOK with me.

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What Would Have Been

When I went to the cemetary with my Mom and saw the roses that she had laid there that morning, I knew I had to scrapbook and tell this story.  It’s hard to scrapbook tough subjects, but I also believe it’s therapeutic.  Another one of my favorite layouts.

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Autumn in Vermont

This is a layout that I did while taking an on-line scrapbook class.  I don’t usually do layering of paper – it adds weight to my book.  But I was really happy with how this came out.

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