I’m Back

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

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Waste Not, Want Not

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

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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

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Celebrating A Mum’s Love

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.

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NSD Challenge at Scrap Our Stash/The Scrap Room

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 

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All Change !!

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

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