Category Archives: Scrapbook Pages

A plan comes together…


So, I am bopping along last night getting ready for my mom and dad to come work visit for a days, and I realize that I agreed to scrap with the big girls over at CHF this morning….I’m not even worthy to carry their paper trimmers! Not only that, but I have 1200 photos in my Shutterfly account waiting for a coupon so that I can finally print some pictures from the last year and a half.

I start shuffling through one envelope of random photos, and find this picture of the girls taken in 2005 in my neighbors front yard. It’s one of my favorites (that’s why I have printed it already) because it was a special day for our little family. Not only are the colors bright and fun, but it will go well with my new All Things Fall set from the Rummage Bin line at CHF, thus a plan comes together! So here’s my little pieced together 8×8 page, you can see other real scrapspiration by checking out Alli Miles, Julia Stainton, Becky Olsen and Kim Hughes.  And if anyone has a good Shutterfly coupon, let me know! 😉 


  • Stamps: Pindot Scrapblock ™, All Things Fall, Big Inspiration (‘original’ and coming Thursday), Art of Framing and Beautiful
  • Cardstock: Sunflower Medium, Blush Dark, Suede Dark Brown, Buttercream Prism
  • Ink: Espresso, Cranberry & Butterscotch Adirondack
  • Accs: Chocolate Twill (Ellen Hutson) & Chocolate Mini Brads (Paper Studio)  

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Big Brutus


Here’s a page that uses Lesley Langdon’s Rummage Bin set: Photo Op! Notice how perfectly her ‘all in good time and good measure’ image works here? This was last month when we went to see Big Brutus in West Mineral, KS. We had a great time!  One thing to note: see us standing inside the ‘track’? My dad, brother and I are all over 6′ tall. This is one BIG steam shovel! Thanks for looking!


  • Stamps: Photo Op, Beautiful & Ticket Counter – Rummage Bin – Cornish Heritage Farms

  • Cardstock: Intense Orange, Black Prism

  • Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack

  • Accs: Maya Road flowers, embellishment studio trims, big brads from Making Memories


Willing Heart


I am excited to have the full week lined up with new projects to show you. Today, I have an easy, easy  6×6 scrapbook page of my youngest daughter, Courtenay. I have come to the conclusion that if any scrapping is going to get done, I need to actually start. 😉 This photo was taken over 3 years ago, but I think about this picture often. It was Halloween, 2004, and the four of us had such a fun time. The sentiment says, “all you need toe shoes, a tu-tu and a willing heart”. Actually, I’m not sure how ‘willing’ Courtenay’s heart is! She’s the stubborn one! Ha! The sentiment is a recent single release from Lizzie Anne Designs.

  • Stamps: Swirls and ‘willing heart’ from Lizzie Anne Designs

  • Ink: Twilight Purple Adirondack

  • Cardstock: Cryogen White & Pretty in Pink – Stampin’ UP!

  • Accs: epoxy, puffy embellishments from Making Memories, White Mini Brads from Paper Studio, Nestabilities by Spellbinders

 I’ll see you tomorrow with a gift wrap and a card. Have a wonderful night!

your smile, your laugh, your kisses


Here is my baby, and I am vulnerable today. She has made that leap from the confines of our happy home where we can protect, nurture and guide her every move. Today, she went to kindergarten.

I was fine as this morning approached. Clothes were laid out, backpacks packed, lunch menu discussed and approved.  I had plans to breakfast and celebrate the beginning of Mom’s Winter Vacation with friends to preoccupy my mind. But, in that moment when I knelt in the classroom to take a picture of my baby girl with her teacher, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was in this same spot, same chalk board, same teacher, same grin exactly 2 years ago, and at that moment it was like yesterday. So fleeting…

Courtenay will only have one photo to mark the start of her school career, and  it isn’t because she’s the second-child…it’s because at that moment, I thought my heart would heave out of my chest, and I didn’t want her joy diminished by a sobbing mother.

She embraced the day with the same smile and laugh that she has always been known for…this page was done a while back, but today more than ever, may she always know that I … {heart} your smile, {heart} your laugh, {heart} your kisses…..{heart} you, baby girl!

All supplies Stampin’ Up! Happiness and Think Happy Thoughs stamp sets

Happy Thoughts, Sweet Girl


I love how stamping allows you to bring together precisely the colors that you want to use for scrapbook layouts. Here I was inspired by the pink in Courtenay’s dress, the lavendar of the phlox and the green in the foliage to put this 6×6 page together…much easier than trying to match patterened paper.

I was able to use the accent designs of Happiness to make stripes for my page. I had a little dilemna because the stamp is actually 4.25″ wide (maybe a little wider), and this was a 6×6 page. When I am stringing images together for more length, I always hide my seams (or boo-boos) with an accent. In this case, that’s a “happy thoughts” circle. The inside of the circle is the perfect size for date journalling.

Thanks for looking ~ Have a wonderful Sunday!

WANTED: Wrangler Wearin’


Boot Scootin’, Truck Drivin’ COWBOYS!

From way back in the Friday night vault, this is me and my best friend from high school and college at the Rodeo of the Ozarks ~ 1992. We actually spent that entire summer travelling to a different rodeo every weekend, including events in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Texas. Hopefully, the photo is small enough that you cannot see the bangs. Back then, I lived by the philosophy, the higher the hair, the closer to God. Just for the record, if memory serves me, we didn’t meet any cowboys at this rodeo either…only Lezil the Clown…but it sure was fun! 

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Have I told you…


how I squealed when I saw this Boho West Line from SU!?

This is a 6×6 page that I created for the Stampin’ UP! Convention Display boards using Wanted. It was the perfect set for pictures that I have of the Kansas Livestock Show, old rodeo events and West Texas Ranching photos. I have lots of projects that I will share over the next few weeks….like a one a day vitamin, if you will. <grin>

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God Bless America!


   Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD                        ~ Psalm 33:12a

We celebrate the 4th BIG TIME in small town America. Our morning includes a traditional neighborhood parade with a firetruck lead, homemade ‘floats’ (term used loosely), decorated bicycles and wagons, silly hats & noise makers and lots of smiling faces. The parade lasts all of 7 minutes and then we mingle, eat a hotdog and a slice of watermelon and admire how the kids have grown. The photo above is my girls at the 2005 Pill Hill Parade! It doesn’t get more Americana than this!

The highlight of our afternoon will be the live production, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at the Lyceum Theatre in historic Arrow Rock, MO. The original Tom Sawyer movie was filmed in Arrow Rock in 1972, and it looks like it will be a big 35th anniversary celebration. We’ll cap the night off with a potluck dinner and fireworks with family friends.

This 6×6 scrapbook page was one of many projects that I completed last fall for the Stampin’ UP! It was used on the Leadership Displays. This page features Tagger’s Dozen, which you can find in the 2007 Fall/Winter Collection Catalog. The background was French Flair stamped in Craft White ink, accented with Dazzling Diamonds. I used both of the Stampin’ UP! tag punches, Night of Navy and Shimmery White cardstock to create the tag that says, “Sparkle!”

May your Fourth Sparkle!

May God Bless America!

Simply Scrappin’

I have several of the Just Delightful SS Kits left from Sell-A-Bration this year, so I gave my customers an incentive to get the pictures off the computer and into an album.

This was great because I included everything they need to complete 20 pages! Brads, doo-dads, ribbons galore, a SU! corner rounder for those scalloped edges and of course, a scrap map so they can push their pages out FAST! My album took me only 3-4 hours to put together, even figuring the layouts. Stampin’ UP! Simply Scrappin’ Kits just make it TOO easy.  Here are a few pages from my demo album (that I am so happy to have done for myself at this point.)




Thanks for looking, and GO SCRAP SOMETHING….this was fun!