Seems like a lifetime ago that Nathan graduated high school. Now he has 2 part time jobs, is leaving for a leave month wilderness experience, then starting college in the New Year. He has definitely transformed from boy to man.
I created this page using a Cut Mania b/g file – I used lots of metallic and glittery papers.
Took a longer break than I thought . After a long hiatus to visit my family in Ireland (sans camera – it wouldn’t charge !!) we had visitors in Alaska and then I decided to start summer cleaning – repainting, staining the deck, refinishing furniture, redecorating, organising etc. The weather has mainly been great here so we’ve also been making an effort to get out and be active. Hiking, tennis and early mornings on the lake with Lauren paddle boarding and me kayaking – it’s so quiet and peaceful
Here’s a page I created using the latest sketch from Stuck?!!! Sketches
It’s been a gorgeous day here – sunny and 75 degrees – and yet – I’ve been scrapbooking! I got this really fun pic of Nathan whilst taking senior photos recently. Love the perspective. I paired it with a fun maze cut file from Cut Mania (coming soon !) and a printable phrase also Cut Mania
I hate to waste the scraps and I thought some of them looked a little like waves so I ombre watercolored them and used them on a beach page I used the May 1st sketch from Stuck? Sketches
Probably one of the biggest characteristics of moms is that of loving unconditionally They put everyone before themselves, they are so proud of their kids and grandkids and nieces and nephews, wanting the best for them They hurt when their kids hurt , encourage and pray for their kids. And even when their kids mess up and feel unlovable, moms find an extra reserve and keep on loving. I know my mum is a great example of a mum that keeps on giving no matter what. I love you mum
This page uses two of the latest Cut Mania files – the heart quote and the graphic flowers.
The May challenge at Scrap Our Stash was a fun inspiration I was inspired by the summer theme and heart I tried to created the soft effect of the sunset in my inking. I have a flower sticker I also used a Cut Mania cutfile as a stencil for my hearts
I created another page about Bean – she was very playful so I decided to reflect her personality in the page. The new funky grid from Cut Mania was perfect. I cut the grid, covered it in striped washi and added a ton of stickers, pics and embellies.
Here’s a page I created for the Scrap Our Stash/ The Scrap Room challenge.. My mum is so adventurous – I think if she’d had the chance she’d have made a great pioneer. She’s been all over Alaska and many other countries and done so many cool things.
I used sketch#5 and a Cut Mania cut file
I used S ~Stickers, T ~ Tags, Tape, or Transparency, A ~ American Crafts and Arrow, S ~ Striped Print on tag, H ~ Hashtag (#), Hearts
Nathan’s last day of school was Friday and he’ll be graduating next Thursday. Our friends are moving house, Lauren and I are heading to Ireland to visit our family for 4 weeks, Dan is working on the boat to ensure it’s sea-worthy for fishing and cleaning the weeds from the vegetable patch to plant new seeds. Summer is here – we’ve dusted off the bicycles and tennis balls. SO – not much time for scrapping. I did create two memorial pages for Bean who we still miss. This is the first and features a Cut Mania title – I did go back and change the font on the cut file but it’s very similar
I’ve just added some new cut files to the Cut Mania store. The theme – celebrating love
Yesterday we lost our special little cat Bean. We have so many great memories of her and we’re thankful to have had her in our lives but we miss her