Styling is a two-photo scrapbook page using papers from My Mind's Eye

While I was staying with Mom to help out after her knee-replacement surgery this summer, I washed and styled her hair (in a different way than she usually does it). She seemed to enjoy being pampered, and we really liked how her ‘do turned out.

Another little life moment captured.

Product/technique notes

I was inspired by the Paper Camellia November sketch and the Paper Issues mood board below. I used patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye Paper Cottage Collection and frames from We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer collection. It might be hard to tell in the photo, but I adhered gold sequins to the center of every doily in the patterned paper.
Paper Camellia November 2015 sketch

PI Color Casts mood board for crop


Jake-o-lantern is a one-photo scrapbook page that uses My Mind's Eye products.

I was snapping a few photos of our boy, Jake, while he lounged in front of the pumpkin. Then he yawned. He’ll forever be our Jake-o-lantern now. I wish I could carve our pumpkin to look like him!

Product/technique notes

I followed Paper Issues’ October Sketchy Saturday sketch and used products from the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous collection. The title letters are a Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard alpha. You can’t tell in the photo, but they are flocked with cobwebs, which look really great in person.
Paper Issues October Sketchy Saturday

I’m also entering this in the ScrapMuch? October color challenge.
ScrapMuch October Color Challenge

10th grade begins

10th grade begins is a scrapbook page that features a 1982 of me and my brother on the first day of 10th grade and uses papers from the My Mind's Eye Market Street collection.

High school is such a big deal. It’s a huge transition for all of us. Everything about it is new–the bus route, the building, the teachers, the classes. It’s nerve wracking and exciting and the beginning of the next big thing.

My bro and I started 10th grade at Willoughby South High School on August 31, 1982. We look ready for anything, don’t we? 😉

Product/technique notes

I followed this Let’s Get Sketchy color combo and sketch for this page and supplies from the My Mind’s Eye Market Street 6×6 paper pad:
Let's Get Sketchy August 2015 sketch

Let's Get Sketchy color challenge

You are awesome

This is a clean and simple one-photo design using the ombre effect.

This is a photo of our sweetheart, Liam, at three months of age. How about that bold stare? He still has those amazing baby blue eyes.

Product/technique notes

I created this layout to participate in a monochromatic/ombre challenge at A Cherry on Top, in which they required the use of only one color (other than black and white) in at least three shades. No other colors (except in your photos) was allowed. That is not as easy as it may sound! I found my papers in 6×6 paper pads by American Crafts, BasicGrey and My Mind’s Eye. I created the title with a free cut file that I offered on my blog a few weeks ago. Here it is again, in case you missed it.

The Constant Scrapper Awesome Titles freebie

Thankful for such happy days together

This is a one-page, one-photo scrapbook page using My Mind's Eye products.

This photos is from a really happy time. It was Easter in 1992, and I was living back at home with Mom and Dad in Willoughby and working as a conference planner at ASM International. Spenser was just over a year old and was a pure joy in our lives. Although Phil was living in Pennsylvania, he had come home to spend Easter with us. So things were pretty great.

This photo reminds me to be thankful for happy days.

Product/technique notes

I created this layout using products from the My Mind’s Eye Now & Then > Ginger collection.