Last August Mom had knee surgery, so I flew out to stay with her, and my brother and I collaborated to take care of her during the recovery period. On the day we snapped this selfie, we were at the bus stop waiting to catch a ride to UNC Hospitals to visit her. It was a gorgeous (hot) day, and we were just enjoying being out together in the sunshine.
Layouts using 3x4 journaling cards
On this beautiful Friday in May, Matt and I decided to cut out of work early and grab a late lunch at our favorite taco joint. While we waited for our order to be brought to us at our sunny spot on their patio, we snapped a photo of each other taking a photo of each other. Who said we don’t know how to party?
I used older product from My Mind’s Eye and Jillibean Soup and cut the title with my Silhouette.
Charlie used to live across the street from us, and when he moved away a couple of years ago we really lost a gem in our neighborhood. He’s the kind of man you wish you knew more of—vibrant, kind, generous, funny, a storyteller.
When he came into town for his 80th birthday celebration, his daughter graciously invited us to the party. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate this guy?
Note: If the title of my page sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s because I took a line from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and changed it for my needs. Remember when Hagrid hunts down the Dursley family so he can give Harry a birthday cake and says: “It’s not every day yer young man turns 11 now, is it?”
When Mom came to visit for Thanksgiving and my birthday in 2006, we took a day trip to Fredericksburg. On our way out of town that night we saw this. These trees were just one small part of the lights display on the electric company’s grounds. It was delightful.
I was inspired by the Paper Issues December mood board below. I chose to use these Heidi Swapp Christmas papers because I wanted a page that used a good bit of red, black and white mixed with traditional holiday colors. Plus this background paper with the stars at the top and built-in title was just perfect for my photo. The metal snowflake button is an old one from my stash, and the wood buttons are from American Crafts. The poinsettia and holly vellum stickers are probably a dozen years old, and I’m so happy to have found a way to use them.
Note: I’m also submitting this to the Paper Issues Owl I Want for Christmas link party.
I’m not a big gardener, but I do like to have a few containers planted with herbs and such. This year we added a couple of cherry tomato plants to the mix, and I was thrilled to see the first little baby ‘mater ripen the other day!
I used this Let’s Get Sketchy sketch and patterned papers from K&Company’s Sweet Nectar line. The 5-star rating stamp is from Ormolu’s Word Up set. The mason jar is fussy cut from a Dear Lizzy Neapolitan pattern, and the title is on a 3×4 card from We R Memory Keepers Vintage Garden. I designed and cut the title on my Silhouette.