Monday, August 24, 2015

Coffee With Friends

I found a sketch recently that was absolutely perfect for some photos that I have been wanting to scrapbook. Thanks to My Creative Sketches, it came together quickly! 

I have had these photos since last year, and while the photos themselves are nothing fabulous (though the ladies in the photo are quite fabulous), this was a memory that I wanted to remember and therefore documented.

I know that journaling is tough to read so I will add that here as well:
On our first morning in Utah, many of us central time zone ladies woke up early. When we discovered that we were all awake and on Facebook at the same time, we coordinated meeting in the lobby. They had a fantastic coffee bar each morning! It was nice to get a cup and catch up with these ladies I hadn't seen for a year!

This is mostly created from the Simple Stories Daily Grind collection with a few other bits and pieces as well. A great sketch and wonderful memory!

Scrap Happy~

Nice To Meet You (Lilac #8)

I am continuing to scrap my Disney photos from a few years back. I made a two-pager out of the sketch from Scrapbook Steals this week. I love this Say Cheese collection from Simple Stories. It definitely makes these Disney pages easy to create! 

Here is the page that followed the sketch:

And here is page two:

Just a quick post today! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sugar Anyone?

It wasn't my intention to scrap a page about my love of all things sweet. However, these photos and the title stickers lended themselves too well to it!

I used the sketch from Scrapbook Steals this week for the inspiration. I do wish that the layout would have photographed better though. The colors are off a bit...sorry for that!

I used an old Gossamer Blue kit that I have been hanging onto as well as a few other bits and pieces that I had laying around. 

Looking at these photos make be excited to attend the Scrapbook Steals Retreat again this year! I don't always get a ton of scrapbooking done but I sure love seeing my scrappy friends! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Every year, I say that I amazed at how fast the summer is flying by. This year, I decided that I would just understand that the summer was going to move on full speed ahead and I would just enjoy the ride! It has been working well for me so far.

We've been busy doing things all summer long with some lazy days thrown in there as well. One of the things that I love is hanging out with our neighborhood friends. I created this layout for the Scrapbook Steals Sketch Challenge this week with a photo that I took last year. I adore spending time with these ladies! 

For the most part, I used Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine kit along with a couple of pieces of Bella Blvd. Scattered Sprinkles. These two collections may be some of my favorites of all time. I love a bright, bold palette! The trend right now seems to be leaning more toward pastels but give me some ROY G. BIV anytime and I am happy!

I am hoping that this last month of summer goes by s-l-o-w-l-y and that we are able to fit in all of the little things that we'd like to do! Hope that your summer ends on a high note! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Polka People

I loved the sketch over at Paper Camellia for July! Kristine Davidson is one of my favorite sketchers. I always seem to really like my layouts when I use one of her sketches. The July sketch proved to be a hit as well in my opinion! Here is what I created:

This was a conglomeration of several kits using mostly Teresa Collins Archived.

We had SO much fun the night we spent in Germany in Epcot. The polka music made it feel like coming home since that is what I listened to growing up! Everyone danced, we ate great food, and we simply enjoyed each others company. Family is the BEST!

Scrap Happy,

Monday, July 6, 2015

Animal Adventure (Lilac #1)

Happy to be playing along with the first in the sketch series at Scrapbook Steals! I used bits and pieces of October Afternoon's Woodland Park collection as well as a bit from Pretty Little Studio Nature Walk collection.

I am working on finishing my Disney scrapbook from 2012! Then I can move on to the pictures from our 2015 trip! I adore Disney and I don't think I will have a problem creating layouts for a while! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Until next time.

Scrap Happy,

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Talk

"Book Talk" is one of my favorite things to do.
Any time.
I've discussed books while my daughter was having adenoid surgery.
I've discussed books with strangers on a plane/in airports.
I've discussed books with every teacher I've met. 
Love them.

Today I am linking up with Narci on her Grace and Love blog and sharing my pick for a good read! 

I have struggled lately to find a book that keeps my attention long enough to finish it. This has never been a problem for me...ever! Maybe it's the to-do list in the back of my brain but it's been a genuine challenge! That's why I was SO happy to finish this book last night! To prove to myself there are books out there that I still love to read!

You may have read or heard of the book (now movie) Still Alice. Having read that book and really connecting with it, I was excited to see that Genova had another book out called Inside the O'Briens. This book follows a family who is coping with a Huntington's Disease diagnosis. Just as Still Alice follows the thoughts and feelings of various family members dealing with Alzheimer's, this book follows this family through Huntington's. 

Is it an easy-breezy beach read? No. But it was well worth the time spent reading it and I had a desire to get to the end to see what happened. A first for me for a while! 

If you read it, I would love to know what you think of the book overall! Feel free to leave a comment. I still love reading them, even if I am struggling with the perfect book! :) 

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,