Making Gifts for Life

Tuesday, February 19, 2013



Wow... Time goes by so fast around here. I have plans and more plans of spending time scrapbooking and blogging, but life as it is, gets in the way of "my plans".

This weekend, even though it was a three day weekend for me, and I am only working half days this week, because school is on recess here, was busy. Saturday morning, I slept in, and it was much needed, I got up at 9am! That is sleeping in for me. Then I cleaned, did laundry and went shopping. By the time I was done with that, my husband was home from work. I did play with papers a little on Saturday while my husband and son worked on my son's truck (he broke a ball joint Thursday coming out of school). Then Saturday night it was off to my mom's for my little brother's 26th birthday. Sunday was kind of a blur, we hung around, cleaned and fixed some things, then watched two movies. And Monday, I went to my best friend's house to see the twins and my little friend Ethan (he's 4). Needless to say by the time I got home from her house, and after eating dinner, I didn't want to scrap at all. Besides we are addicted to that show The Following with Kevin Bacon.

Today is a new day though, it's Tuesday and I feel energized because I just completed a workout and I topped my score from before. Yay!

Also, I made this page to show you.

A couple weeks back, I shared with you, that our two pitbills, had puppies. Well, this is a layout featuring the little man of the group. His name is Gizmo, or Gizzy. And he is a ham. As you can see, he laid good for the picture, so I could get his best side. He is the cutest little man ever. My heart just melts when I look at him. I am not a huge fan of male dogs, they are just different then female dogs, if you have owned dogs in your life, you know what I am talking about. But just looking at him and watching the way he acts, I couldn't not love him.

I used Recollections "Everyday Moments" papers for this layout.

The base piece of paper is just simple grid paper that I stamped two flourishes on with dark brown ink. Then above the lower flourish, I stamped a cream design.

I cut 6 banners out of dark blue patterned paper then using a white gel pen, added stitching to them.

I used a doily behind the photo, and also a journaling card that I bought from Bo Bunny, it's the Timepiece Noteworthy collection. There was a dark brown border around the tan journaling card, so I cut it off, because it didn't go well with the layout.

I used my Slice machine, from Making Memories, to cut out the title, "Sweetheart".

Also in the the Recollections paper collection, is these mustard papers, and I wanted a contrasting color, so I used that to cut the decorative border, under the photo.

To finish off the layout, I found three small wood hearts and added those.

The great thing about this layout, is it can be made with two or three photos, and you don't have to change much at all. 

I hope you enjoy this layout.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Have a peaceful evening.
Much love.


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