Life’s a beach

It’s a sunny afternoon, my daughter is wearing her swimsuit, and she’s got her beach towel set up…No, my daughter is not actually at the beach…she is on our concrete driveway soaking up some rays, but she is enjoying herself all the same. A garden hose provided the occasional ocean spray to complete the “beach” scene. I made this scrapbook layout to remind myself that happiness sometimes means being content with what you have and not wanting anything more.

Following are some of the items I used to make this layout:
• beach patterned paper and small “summer fun” sticker – Creative Imaginations (
• orange chipboard letters – Cloud 9 Design (
• light blue felt flower – American Crafts (
• orange plastic flowers – Queen & Co. (



Go fish!

This is one of the first scrapbook layouts I made. I started with this one, because having the three square shaped pictures dictated the page layout without too much thinking (or overthinking!) on my part. The cardstock and patterned paper (except for the “family trip” tag) came with the 2007 summer page kit from Doodlebug Design (


So very eggs-cited

A 12×12 layout to capture my younger daughter’s excitement and enthusiasm during an Easter egg hunt. The patterned paper is from the 2007 Easter collection of one of my favorite scrapbook companies, Doodlebug Design ( The pink chipboard flower is from Heidi Grace Designs (


A scrapbook layout to kick things off…

It took about two years of encouragement from a friend before I finally started scrapbooking about a year ago. Of course, I was hoarding scrapbook supplies all the while, justifying purchases by telling people I was going to start “soon”…whatever that meant!

This layout was done in honor of Father’s Day 2007. It remains one of my favorite layouts so far, with its interesting photos and simple layout capturing the relationship between my husband and our eldest child.