Saturday, December 9, 2017

Handbells

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I just had a bell concert. Check out the link if you want to see me play.  I move around lots and play everything from the biggest to the smallest bells.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Scrapbooking, Halloween Party Fun


This is my last layout for the Memory Nest.  I can't believe it!  It's been fun creating these layouts, but I'm ready for a bit of a scrapbooking break.  I've got lots going on and a few non scrapbooking projects that I would like to get around to doing.  Anyways, this layout was fun.  I actually was able to get a little scrap piece of fabric for my daughter's Halloween costume onto the layout.  I also made the little flair with my button maker.  I need to remember to make more buttons.  They are so much fun to make.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Scrapbooking, Spooktackular



Happy Monday!  Wow was last week crazy.  I experienced more drama than I ever imagined and I am so glad for a brand new week.  They super short version is that some people got very emotional that a song wasn't going to be included in a winter sing-a-long.  The full version takes me about 20 minutes to say and I don't even know how long that would take to type, so lets just enjoy my layout for the memory nest.  I used a bunch of stamps and colored them in on this layout.  I was in a very stampy mood.  My favorite part is how the title turned out.  The little lamp post sticker was just a perfect fit.

Normally I do a pumpkin patch layout, but we never made it to the pumpkin patch this year.  We had too many activities and the one day we could go, the weather was a disaster.  We had a solid downpour all day long and that's no fun when you have a baby. I did try to make up for it by going around my neighborhood and getting some photos of my kids.  My daughter says she was fine with not going to a pumpkin patch, but it just does not feel like fall with out my corn maze!  Oh and we have had snow today and a couple days before (we almost never get snow), so I'm totally in the mood to put up my Christmas tree.

If you're wondering what my kids are they were a mermaid, angler fish (the lightbulb one), and narwhal.  It was a sea theme.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Scrapbooking, Got The Beat


Happy Monday!  I've got my latest Memory Nest layout here.  My littlest guy loves to wack on drums, and when we went to the play place at the zoo we found a couple of drums  He had such a blast.  He gives me some of the best smiles. 
I didn't really have too many musical embellishments when making this layout, so I painted some notes and used some musical paper to make a little frame.  The sequence circle ended up reminding me of drums.  It's fun when something works out like that!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scrapbooking, Hats


Happy Monday!  I just love this happy layout. I found some fun rainbow strips of paper I had laying around and I knew they were perfect for my  Memory Nest layout.  I've been looking at a bunch of my past layouts and I realize that black and white combined with rainbows tends to make some of my most favorite layouts.  It sure is hard to get a lot of layouts done lately.  My little Benji bunny likes to keep me up lots, so I've been functioning on very little sleep.  It's hard to scrapbook when all you want to do is take a nap



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Scrapbooking, 123 Sleep


So it might look like three layouts, but really it's only one Memory Nest layout that I have for you.  My layout features a pull tab that slides the photo to be three different ones of my littlest one falling asleep. I'm really glad this worked out so well.  It's been forever since I've done an interactive page.  I hope you enjoy my take!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Scrapbooking, Wookiee Hug


Happy Monday!  Here is my layout for the Memory Nest.  We just got back from our trip to Walt Disney World.  We weren't going to do any character things, but my daughter put this wookiee shirt on when we went to Hollywood Studios.  There isn't a ton for little kids to do there and the line was short to see Chewbacca.  He was so much fun and was one of our favorite experiences from our trip.  The layout is simple, but looks cool in person.  I didn't want to over do the layout since it had so much stitching on it, but I might go back and to a little boarder around it.



Scrapbooking, Biggest Smiles


Hey, I'm really late in posting this.  It was my layout last month for the Memory Nest.  I was back east visiting my family and ment to post this while I was there, but my mom ended up having a stroke and that ocupid my mind.  Thankfully, my mom is doing really well.  It even took longer for me to post, because we went to Flordia (Disney World) right after that and finally are home.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Scrapbooking, Make A Wish 2017


Happy Monday!  It has been a busy time at my house.  Lots of birthdays in the summer for us!  My daughter just had her party this weekend.  Few, I'm glad it is done.  It was chaos!  A lot of smoke has been coming down from fires in Canada and we haven't been able to spend much time outside because of the poor air quality.  It's also been in the 90s almost every day and most of Seattle has no air conditioning.  Being stuck in a hot house that can't have the windows open is no fun.  

Anyways, here is my memory nest layout.  My husband had to fly to Toronto for work on my son's birthday, so we went to the zoo the day before and did things we don't normally get to to like feed animals and ride the carousel there.  I still wanted to do something on his birthday, so we gathered the neighborhood kids and had a mini celebration on our driveway.  It was cute, fun, and easy.  These are the photos I took.  I had a bunch, and this layout made it easy to get a lot on.  Also, I got that frame maker from we r memory keepers....I made the rainbow frame with it.  Since I use so many frames on my layouts, I thought it would be worth getting it. It works well and I'm glad I bought that tool.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Scrapbooking, Bridging Ceremony


Happy Monday!  Here is my layout for the Memory Nest.  I must say, that I thought I would get a lot more scrapbooking done this summer, but it seems to be difficult to find the time.  I guess the nice weather has been calling me outside too much.  My daughter recently bridged from being a Daisy to a Brownie in Girl Scouts.  It was really cute, but the lighting was horrible.  I tried to make the best of the poor photo quality.  I spent a ton of time on the background of this layout, and you can't see most of it.  I first used my markers to make this circle of dots.  Then I painted more bigger circles.  Finally I used this glaze stuff to make four different textured regions.  You can see the triangles in the upper right best.  I was going to watercolor so the textures pop out more, but decided that it might make the page too busy.  I already have a lot going on and it is a bit tricky to read the title.