Category Archives: Digital Layouts

The Bay


I’m working my way through the stash of photos that have been languishing on my external hard drive. These pictures are from one of my winter visits to the San Francisco Bay Area a.k.a. my sister’s house! I love when I get to go and spend time with her! She and her husband always make me feel so welcome. During my visit on this particular trip I had the chance to meet-up with an old high school friend who lives in Sacremento. She and her son drove down to Marin and picked me up. We then spent our day together at the Marin Headlands.

Kits: Color Inspiration 8-20-2010 by Katie Pertiet, Childs Life by EloDesigns, Playful Spirit by EloDesigns.
Template: October Scrapalong by The MaskMasters (
Location History: Wikipedia

Leapin’ Lizards!


We love to have “fun” with the grandkids! You know … play practical jokes. So, on a recent shopping trip we stumbled upon these very life-like lizards, frogs, snakes, etc and couldn’t resist the urge to buy a bag full! What fun we had laughing at the “surprise” we would have on their next visit. The critters were place very strategically on the front porch  and along the walkway (and a snake or two were “lying in wait” in the bedroom … but THAT is a story for another day!)

Kit: Lazy Afternoon by JennCK Designs
Template: Tuesday Template 8-30-2011 @ ScrapMatters by MHK ScrapBytes
Photos: my Android!

Let’s Cook!


Our sweet little Ms. Scarlett! This little ball of energy is such a joy … quick smiles, infectious laugh, and the sweetest spirit. I couldn’t resist gathering these adorable pictures together into a two page layout so they could join the family album in style!


Kit – Gina Cabrera’s Digitally Smitten

Template – August 2011 Scrapalong @


Stoke the Fire!


WHAT a difference one year makes! Last summer at this time we were up to our eyeballs in relocation activities! Now that our Must-Do list is much more manageable we are trying to take in some of the local events. So, Bruce bought tickets to the Annual Stoke the Fire BBQ Festival at Sloss Furnaces in downtown Birmingham Not having any idea as to what we could expect, we set out with our comfy walking shoes and two umbrellas (it was threatening rain, and we’ve learned that the rain can fall fast and furious). With the help of our GPS we found the place and began our adventure!

The place was bustling with people! There were “teams” set up in roped-off areas all along our path from the entrance to the area under the viaduct where we could see even more teams of grillers! Sadly, we arrived toward the end of the BBQ Contest period so most of the samples were gone. We managed to find one contestant with samples – fresh off the grill – DELISH!

After eating, we decided to tour the outdoor ‘yards’ around the furnaces and found it fascinating. Lots of old, rusty artifacts. By the end of our afternoon I was convinced that we would be coming back!

Kit: Digitally Smitten by Gina Carbrera

The Tea Party


In recent years, a political group called, “The Tea Party” has sprung up … forever changing the picture in my mind when I hear that phrase. When our daughter called to tell me she’d emailed me some adorable photos of their tea party, well … I was pleasantly surprised! I immediately put them together in a pair of memory book pages. Adorable! Simply Adorable!

Left-hand page

Right-hand page

My favorite picture has to be the one where the youngest is holding her saucer with her feet and picking up her cup … how precious is that!

Kit by Echo Park
Template by The MaskMasters
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The Southernmost Point


The southernmost point in the continental U.S.A is found on the island of Key West, Florida. We gathered early in the morning at the site of the famous marker for some group shots and manditory “ooooo-ing” and “ahhhhh-ing” which the boys found borish. Fortunately we were able to find some interesting things later in the day that pleased them.

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Scrap Girls page kit:

Fun And Games Collection
Fun And Games Collection by Kim Meeder

Page Map by Becky Fleck