Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I've had this picture on my bulletin board for years. It's a professional photo of my niece and my son taken almost 13 years ago. My niece is three years older than my son. They look the same size in the pic.

I saw this "Cousin" layout in the May/June 2007 edition of Scrapbooks, etc. Yep, I have some old magazines that I look at when that particular month rolls around again. It seems like I enjoy them more when they are ONE year old. The products have been around a bit longer and have reached all areas of the market. I still love NEW stuff; but I'm not enabled. By the time a year has passed, I have decided which "new" stuff is "ME" and am not purchasing stuff because it's "new".

This is another page created during the 101 Days of Summer VSBN on SplitCoastStampers. Valerie - awjmgmom - challenged us, with 101DOSF, to be inspired by "Beach Balls, Towels & Cool Blue Water". We had to use the following elements: Circles - to represent beach balls; Stripes - to represent beach towels; Something transparent or a cool shade of blue - to represent the crystal clear waters of the beach.

My circles are in my buttons, the dots in the "S" and the "N" in the title and the polka dotted DP. My stripes are in my striped paper and the "O" of the title. The ribbon also provides a striped element. I love the SU! taffeta ribbon! We had a choice on the third option, I chose the blue - in my background DP, in my ribbon, in my button colors and even in my picture.

I love the chipboard flourish, flower and button embellishment. I painted the chipboard with gesso, smooshed on SU! Bashful Blue craft ink, versamark and SU! Clear EP. Not all at once...but in different stages.

I love this picture; precious and innocent. I probably should frame this page. I have another wallet photo I will add in the blank space beside the other photo.

I cannot believe my niece is graduating from high school on Friday. It seems like yesterday, she was dumping my shoes out of the shoe boxes in two neat of shoes and one of boxes. I hear she has become a responsible young lady, completing high school with an almost full time job. She received a scholarship to go to nursing school and also wants to study horiculture. I haven't seen her in almost four years. I wonder what she looks like. I think she's tall & skinny like her Daddy and has her mother's face. I reckon I'll find out on Friday. DH is renting a limousine and we're all going up to Louisville in style!

Paper - SU! Bashful Blue, SU! Darling Doodles, SU! 6 x 6 prints pack
Ink - SU! Bashful Blue craft, Versamark
Accessories - SU! Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, Clear EP, chipboard letters, chipboard flourish, prima, SU! buttons, miscellaneous buttons, glue dots, sticky strip, heat gun, gesso


  1. What a gorgeous picture! I love the DP. Great job!

  2. I just love this one!! So neat!

  3. What an adorable layout and pic! A real memory keeper!