Wednesday, November 14, 2012

From the Archives II....

~Chi Town Throw Down~

I'll be posting a few more Layouts from awhile back that never made it onto the blog since I am off to Dallas for work this week!

I love this layout because the patterned paper was so much fun; I love this layout even more because it has TWELVE pictures on it, 7 of which are 4x6! The waterfall "mini album" really allowed me to pack some great, albeit embarrassing, photos on this layout from a fun night out in Chicago. The waterfall "mini album" was great for not only getting a lot of photos on this page, but doubled as a useful way to include, yet hide, some of the more "ridiculous" photos from this night! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One of my favorites...


This layout of my niece, Dara, right after she was born is probably one of my favorite layouts that I have ever done! She just looks so happy to be here!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

5910 Madrone Dr.

~Where Childhood Memories Were Made~

The "Notes" banner is a pull out journaling card that reads, "We moved to 5910 Madrone Drive in 1989 where we lived until my mom and step-dad sold the house to realize their dream of owning a ranch in Colorado. Many, many, many childhood memories and friendships were made on Madrone Drive and looking back on those memories brings mostly joy and happiness. A lot happened in that home from 1989 until 2004 when my sisters and I all moved out to stay behind in California. Sometimes I still like to drive by our old house and I'm hopeful that the family living there is making their own lasting memories!"

Also, I love this paper line, Everyday Eclectic," by Echo Park!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

From the Archives...

~The Bean~

A layout from my trip to Chicago with Nikki when Tracy first moved from Chico to Chicago. I had SO MANY cool pictures of The Bean that I wanted to use so I created flaps under a lot of photos to get them all on the pages. I also really love this patterned paper!

Monday, November 5, 2012

An Oldie but a Goodie...

~Baby Love~

So, we are on vacation in COSTA RICA!!! You should be jealous. No really, you should be. Not to worry...I'm reaching into the archives for some LOs that never graced the blog to keep you all engaged while I am sipping tropical drinks on a beach in Costa Rica!

I did a TERRIBLE job of photographing these way back whenever, but you get the idea. I love this sweet layout of Dara when she was a baby! She turned 3 years old in August and I cannot believe that she was ever this small!

Friday, November 2, 2012

This is why I scrapbook...

~Childhood Moments~

Ever so often my mother gets a wild hair up her ass and starts sorting through BOXES AND BOXES of photos from this or that period in her life and once or twice a year a box or big manilla envelope arrives on my front porch chalk full of old photographs of her and my dad (now divorced), my sisters and I from years ago or old school art projects that she kept and now is passing back to me. I always laugh as I sort through these moments in time, tossing out photos I'll never do anything with of people I never knew or that have a large fingerprint in the frame. But sometimes I run across a gem like this from my childhood; no date or location written anywhere on the photograph, no other photographs to accompany it. However, these random photos hold a moment in time of happiness and it inspires me to get it into a scrapbook for posterity's sake! Someday I hope that I can give my nieces or step children a well documented album from their lives that they will cherish forever, but I have to admit, getting to document glimpses of my own childhood is fun too!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pulling out the Scraps

~Happy Together~

I have TONS of the Basic Grey solid scraps laying around that I apparently refuse to part with so I am always excited when I go looking through my scraps and find Basic Grey solids that work for my layouts! Love these pictures of Anson and I at a Holiday Party in 2010 in San Francisco, just a few months after getting together!