Saturday, August 22, 2009

Basic Grey Day!

I had the awesome chance a week ago today to spend some class time with my favorite scrapbooker, Kelly Goree from Basic Grey. Man, does she keep it real! I think my scrapbooking style matches her style the closest, I just can't do it like she does - she is awesome!! (But I will keep trying!!) She even says "I don't have time to be sewing on no layouts!" Gotta love that! I was able to take two classes with her at The Doodlebug in Jasper, IN. I was even fortunate enough to win the big drawings in BOTH classes - a 6x6 pad of paper of two of BG's new lines, Eerie & Eskimo Kisses. Thank you for a great day Basic Grey!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Here it is...the latest layout that I did today, for the latest PageMaps sketch challenge. This is one of my favorite pictures right now - it just says so much to me. I hate that I live so far away from Mom, but I hate it even more to think that my daughter will have a relationship with her Grandma, like the way I did with my Grandma. I mean, I loved her, but I didn't really get to know her. Grandma had very little influence on my life as a "person", but I cherish the memories of the visits we would have with her every summer. Mmmm, maybe I need to add some hidden journaling to my layout! :-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mom & Dad

(with picture by Madison!) I wanted to share this layout which I am hoping will inspire. It is from our vacation to Florida this past June. Again, I stitched on the layout, which I've been doing a lot lately. The colors in the picture were so different, but I liked them, so I looked around for some patterned papers to match - and thankfully, I found some. Another sketch by Becky Fleck - this one at BPM's website!