Sunday, May 31, 2015


I was a Girl Scout from 2nd grade through 8th, and I loved every minute of it!
Working on badges like campfire cooking, ice skating, and sewing taught me
things I’ve used my whole life. I went away to sleepaway camp a few times –
for a weekend when I was younger, for a week or two when I got older (Camp
Blue Bay in East Hampton, NY) – I remember crying when we had to get on
the bus and go home. We marched in the Memorial Day parade, made sit-upons,
and celebrated special times. In this picture we were doing a play based
on the history of our town – Glen Cove, NY. I remember most
of those girls with great fondness.

Layout inspired by's Mid Week Mojo sketch. All of the paper. embellishments, 
and alphas are from Bo Bunny's Heritage and Somewhere in Time collections.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Feet

I’ve always loved to dance! I took tap lessons as a kid – the picture above right is from a recital when I was 7. We were dancing to The Darktown Strutters’ Ball. I loved my gold and black outfit -  in those days the moms made the costumes. The other pictures are from a backyard show – we used  to put these on in the summer, sing and dance in one of our backyards, played music on a record  player, and charged our parents and neighbors 5¢ each – gave the money to charity.

This layout was inspired by this week's sketch at's Mid Week Mojo (see sketch below). 

Paper: My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages, Bella Blvd, Glitz Design, Crate Paper.
Title, tags, and hearts: Simple Stories

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Track and Field

My oldest grandson (13) ran Cross Country in the fall, and then Track and Field this spring. He really likes to run, and we're hoping he continues when he goes to high school in the fall.

Paper: unknown
Title and On Your Mark die cuts: OutdoorsandMore
Wood veneer pieces: Pink Fresh Studio

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wrestling Trip!

Two of my grandsons (ages 8 and 10) wrestle every year, and this year they got to travel by plane to Wasilla for wrestling matches. Exciting stuff for them!
The layout was inspired by's Mid Week Mojo Tulip #4 (see sketch below).

Paper: Fancy Pants and Core'dinations
Chalkboard label: KBI Designs
Journal Cards: We R Memory Keepers
Wrestling sticker: Scrapbook Customs
White pen: Signo

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wow - a new car!

I was 4 or 5 when we got this new car - very exciting! The layout is inspired by's Mid Week Mojo Tulip #3 (see sketch below).

Paper: Crate Paper's Oh Darling; MME's Now and Then
Alphas: Webster's Pages
WOW and arrow stickers: SEI's Forever Sassy
Remember Journal note: Jillibean Soup Memorable Hexies

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Backyard Wildlife

Bunnies and deer and bears - oh my!
Close-up of journaling
Close-up of a poor picture of the bear (taken through the window - lol! )

I've been making an album of my house, inside and out, for some time now.  This layout gives a sense of the wildlife that is actually very common here. The layout is based on's Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge. 

Paper: unknown
Washi: We R Memory Keepers
Wood dots: My Mind's Eye Just Splendid
Trees: Cricut cartridge Craft Room Basics
Alphas: Bo Bunny Star-Crossed