Saturday, September 29, 2012

Beautiful Fall

My beautiful older daughter on a beautiful fall day :)
I used Tracy Martin's Hootie Cutie as well as Snips and Snails' Vellum Doilies and Vellum Ellies ~ all brand new at One Story Down.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kitchen Door

The door to the kitchen of the residence where we ate in August 2011 on our tour through the Hutongs of Beijing :)
I used some of Sissy Sparrows' gorgeous new goodies this week at One Story Down... A Maiko's Bird Mini {Art Journaling} kit, A Maiko's Bird Stackers and A Maiko's Bird Word Art. I also used one of their older alphas, Not Neat Alpha ~ also available at One Story Down.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spooky Eyes

My older daughter after a night of heavy trick-or-treating :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new ~ and perfect for the upcoming Halloween season ~ Wicked Collection - available at Scrapbook Graphics!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Goodbye to 4th Grade

My older daughter last spring, when she said goodbye to her 4th grade teacher and her 1.-4. grade school.  The 5.-10. grades are in a school in a different town - so new adventures waited this fall :)
I used a lot of September Block Party products from One Story Down...
~ Peeps & Milo, Paula Kesselring & Sarah Barber - Old School - the FABulous Block Party collab!!
~ Caroline S - Goodbye Summer Paint Pieces
~ Caroline S - Goodbye Summer Mixed Pieces
~ Sissy Sparrows - Skool Scrawl Stackers.


My younger daughter at 11,5 months - back in early June 2007 :)
I used the fab new Studio Mix, Sunshiny Day and the matching Sunshiny Day Solids. Both available at Scrapbook Graphics.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Math Grade

A layout about my older daughter's journey to a good Math grade.  She has always had excellent grades in everything, but has had to work really hard on her Math :)
I used a lot of the fabulous September Block Party stuff at One Story Down...
~ Laurie Ann - Morning Madness {papers}
~ Laurie Ann - Morning Madness {elements}
~ Laurie Ann Morning Madness {alpha}
~ Caroline S - Goodbye Summer Paint Pieces
~ Sissy Sparrows - Skool Scrawl Stackers
~ Sissy Sparrows - Skool Cards.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fabulous Fall

My kids being nice enough to pose for a fall photo :)  At least the girls were posing - my 2 year old wanted to get back to mommy, but was being held in place by his big sister LOL
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Painted Autumn Collection and one of Dawn's Finishing Touches Templates Vol.9.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Monday, September 17, 2012

Picking Leaves

Fall is early this year, and yesterday we went out to pick fall leaves for crafting.  This is my younger daughter - she really enjoys this season :)
I used Studio Miki's Ancient Ways Mabon and Studio Rosey Posey's Layered Templates Bundle 02.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ready for School!

My older daughter has her own unique style - she loves to match her pink yoga pants with her bright green tee, while sometimes she just wears the top things in her pile of clean laundry :)  I love how she wears everything and anything with confidence and couldn't care less about what other people wear or fashion :)
I used Valorie Brown's School Daze, Linen Alpha and Chippy Bits 1.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~

Blue Bump

My energetic younger daughter - 5,5 years ago, at the tender age of 9 months.  She is always in a hurry and always trying to catch up to her older sister by 4 years.  The results are bumps, bruises and black and blue eyes - always :)
I used Studio Ztampf!'s brand new gorgeous Another Day as well as one of Studio Rosey Posey's Layered Templates Bundle 02 and Studio Berna's Watery Alpha.
~ Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~


My son :)
I used an amazing new collab from Studio Rosey Posey and Birgit Kerr. It's called Finding My Way and it's only to be found at Scrapbook Graphics!
I also used one of Captivated Visions' From the Designers Canvas Vol.2 templates ~ also at Scrapbook Graphics.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Count to 10!

Around the middle of August, we were on our way to Reykjavik, when we encountered a long line of cars on the road.  A truck had had an accident and no one could get through.  After a while waiting in line, a cop turned everyone around and told us to take a back road around.  It was 30 km on a 1,5 car wide gravel road - and it has probably NEVER seen so much traffic LOL  We were not in a hurry, so we just enjoyed the scenic detour - but the jeep in front of us was rather impatient, so it was rather comical watching his frustration with the slow going traffic :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Happy Street Collection as well as Dawn's Finishing Touches Templates Vol.10.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Not Happy!

Photos from a vacation with friends in March 2007.  My older daughter and her friends had a little argument and us parents stood by and watched them try to resolve their differences.  They were only 4 years old - and did a relatively good job, however, they did not succeed as well as they thought they should, as seems apparent from their faces when they decided enough was enough :)
I used Studio Rosey Posey's fab new Big Heart and Layered Templates.
~ Both available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Friday, September 07, 2012


We got the first signs of fall approaching on the last weekend of August when we visited a remote town in the far north west of Iceland - and got hit by fresh cold winds and temps below 5°C for the first time since early May :)
I used River Rose's gorgeous new On The Wind and Caroline S' Beyond the Obvious templates.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~

Apple Juice

My son showing us how to squeeze the last drop our of his apple juice :)
I used Valorie Brown's fab new Ha Ha Ha Fooled You as well as Sissy Sparrows' gorgeous new Stitched Up Vol.1, Paint Can Borders Vol.1 and Mixed Tape Vol.1.
~ Everything available at One Story Down ~

China Journal

The first volume of my China travel journal :)
I used Laurie Ann's fabulous Art Love and the Sissy Sparrows' gorgeous new Paint Can Borders Vol.1.
~ Both available at One Story Down ~

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Mom's Paci

My younger daughter and I - fighting over her pacifier back in March 2007 :)
I used the fantastic new Studio Mix from the Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics. This one is called Indian Summer, and I also used some of the B-sides; Indian Summer Papers and Indian Summer Add-On.

Little Artists

My daughters and their friends being artsy back in March 2007 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's new Creations Templates Vol.11 as well as Dawn's
~ Art Smart Collection (mainly)
~ Working 9-5
~ Handle With Care Collection
~ Nature Walk - Sunset Collection


My younger daughter with our friend back in March 2007.  She was 8 months old :)
I used Photo Emphasis Vol.15 as well as Dawn's
~ Art Smart Collection (mainly)
~ Working 9-5
~ Couch Potato
~ Vagabond Collection
~ Inch Loss Plan
~ The Good Life Collection

The Pool

Photos from a trip with some good friends - and a dip in the tiny little pool by the vacation cottage - in some very chilly weather back in March 2007 :)
I used Dawn Inskip's amazing new Creations templates Vol.12. I also used Dawn's
~ Ocean Collection
~ A Brand New Day (unfortunately not sold anymore...)
~ Peace Collection
~ Dreamcatcher Collection
~ Bliss Collection

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


My older daughter and two of her best friends - waaaaay back in March 2007, when they were 4 years old :)
I used Studio Berna's Kitsch Garden Unlimited Masterpieces Stacked Papers Vol.2, That Summer of 69 Titles and More Than I Can Say - The Elements. I also used Studio Rosey Posey's Blended Templates Bundle 03.
~ Everything available at Scrapbook Graphics ~

Sunday, September 02, 2012

THE School Bag

My younger daughter started first grade in August.  She had no jitters or qualms about starting school. 
What she had looked most forward to was getting a new schoolbag, and she knew exactly what bag she wanted!  It had to be a soccer bag - and she was SO happy when we found her dream bag :)
I did this for the September Girl vs Scrap challenge over at One Story Down.
I used River Rose's fabulous new School Days Bundle and Tell Your Story Templates ~ both at One Story Down.