Thursday, September 18, 2014

Believe in magic for ReneaBouquets!

Good Morning everyone!  It's another definite fall weather day here in PA!  I love the cooler weather and we have been enjoying taking walks and being outdoors.  We even started so me fall decorating around our home, too.  And our sunflowers are in full bloom:

Today I would like to share another guest design team layout that I made using beautiful items from ReneaBouquets shops!  Here are the links:

ReneaBouquets Shop:
ReneaBouquets ETSY Shop:
ReneaBouquets Facebook Page:

And the link to her amazing blog is here!

My layout features my beautiful, oldest daughter, Katie.  I took this photo of her during the summer.


And some close ups:

Here is a close up of Renea's dragonflies:

The gorgeous hand-made dragonflies and roses are from ReneaBouquets shops!  And I purchased the texture paste and burlap stencil that I used to make the clouds at Renea's ETSY shop, too!

I made this page for Katie, so that she knows just how special she is!  Here are some more photos that I took of her back in June:


Isn't she beautiful?  John, Anne and I love her so much!!!!

I encourage you to check out Renea's shops to see all of the beautiful items she has available!

Take care everyone and have a wonderful Thursday!

Hugs to all.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Peace Love Garden . . . for ReneaBouquets!

Good Morning everyone!  TGIF!  I am happy that Friday has finally arrived and am looking forward to the weekend.  We are supposed to have beautiful, fall weather this weekend.  I can't wait to have some down time and to spend it with my family!  

Today I would like to share a layout that I made for ReneaBouquets guest design team:

I used her beautiful hand-made flowers, and I also purchased Ranger's texture paste, the Tim Holtz burlap stencil, the gorgeous pink lace, and the pink ribbon surrounding the photo in her store. 

Here are the links:

ReneaBouquets Shop:
ReneaBouquets ETSY Shop:
ReneaBouquets Facebook Page:

And you can also see more of Renea's amazing work at her blog here!

Here are some close ups of my title and different views of my layout.  Check out the gorgeous hand-made flowers, obviously made with tender-loving care!

I also promised more photos of my friends' beautiful garden as follows:

Welcome to the garden:

Come on in:

I'm hidden among the beautiful flowers:

Watching over things:

Just hanging out:

Waiting for birds:


Love and peace are felt here:

I enjoyed spending time photographing their garden so much.  As you can see, it has amazing raised beds and it is surrounded by a gorgeous antique, white-picket fence.  The garden is filled with so many cool details like the old tricycle!  I delighted in the serenity and love that I felt there.  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my walk through the garden as much as I did!  Have a great weekend everyone.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Favorites!

Good Morning everyone and welcome Sunday!  I absolutely love getting up early on a weekend day before the rest of the family awakens.  The house is quite, and I can open the windows and hear all of the wonderful sounds of nature.  September is here, and I can already start feeling change in the air.  Even though it is not chilly yet, the mornings are darker than usual and the plants are starting to look a bit different, too.  I just love FALL!

Today I would like to share the latest challenge at Challenge YOUrslef .

If you like fall like I do, you are going to enjoy this challenge! This month, Lynn asked that we scrap about the reasons why we love autumn.  She shared these ideas:

What do you like about fall?  Here's one of the reasons why I like autumn:

I had a lot of fun making this layout.  I really enjoyed it.  I went back and picked photos that were taken at a Penn State football game 2 years ago

and added my favorite things about fall in my journaling.  As you can see, I couldn't pick just one!

I decided to make a little fall scene, so I cut around my photos and came up with this layout: 

Some close-ups:

I used a page from my Susan Branch scrapbook kit entitled: "Scrapbooking, Simple 1-2-3," for my embellishments.

You can find Susan's wonderful blog and scrapbooking items here!  

In conclusion, autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year, especially because the spirit of change is in the air . . .  can you feel it?  Are you all getting excited?  I hope so and am looking forward to seeing all of your entries at the Challenge YOUrslef blog this month.  Don't forget, to include a photo of YOU on your layout.

Have a wonderful day everyone.  HUGS to all! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Squirrel LOVE for ReneaBouquets

Good Morning everyone!  Can you beleive that September is here already?  I can't!  Both Anne and Katie are back to doing school work, and things are settling down for fall.  But we don't have fall weather quite yet as it is very hot and humid today.

And I have very exciting news!  Renea of ReneaBouquets asked me to be a guest designer for her for the month of September.  I was very honored and happy to say "yes!"

And the best part was that I got to do some shopping in her shops that are online and wow!  You wouldn't believe the beautiful items you can find there.  Here are the links:

ReneaBouquets Shop:
ReneaBouquets ETSY Shop:
ReneaBouquets Facebook Page:

And I would be remiss if I didn't share her blog link, too, HERE!

So without any further ado, I will share the layout that I made using some of her beatuiful hand-made flowers.  I also used photos that I took on 7/5/14 at a friend's wonderful picnic.  At the picnic, we decided to have a little "Squirrel Love," and here is the final result.  I really enjoyed using some of the beautiful flowers that I purchased at Renea's shop!!!!

And some different views and close-ups:

You can see the flowers that I purchased at ReneaBouquets ETSY shop here!

And here are some more photos that I took at the picnic:

Here is the squirrel who started it all:

My twin sister, Karen, with friends:

Karen, Anne, and me!

John and Anne enjoying a game:

And here's one of my favorites of John and Anne:

I have more photos from that picnic to share with you during this month and  I have lots of scrapbook pages to share using more of Renea's beautiful hand-made items!  So . . . . stay tuned!!

Happy September everyone!!!

HUGS to all!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Celebrate your age!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Thursday! ♥  It seems to be much cooler here today in Pennsylvania!  I welcome the cooler weather!  I also want to welcome a brand new challenge at Challenge YOUrself:

So, are you brave enough for this challenge???  We want you to scrap your age, right now, today!!!!  Come on, it will be fun.  Even for me, a 50-something year old gal!!!  I am blessed to still have young daughters, and they make me feel young every single day!  And  . . . I have heard that 50-something is the new 30-something! ♥  Here it is:

 I used the lyrics from one of my most favorite songs of all times:  Beautiful, by Carole King:

And here are some different angles:

In addition, I used a good friend of mine, Heather Landry's sketch as the basis for my page:

 It is her Miracles Momma Designs sketch #23, and you can go to her blog and check out all of her amazing sketches here: Miracles' Momma Designs.

So what do you say?  Are you feeling daring?  Enough to scrap your age?  If you are, head on over to Challenge YOUrself for all of the details and you can win a prize, too!  (Don't forget to include a photo of YOU!)

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS to all of you! ♥ ♥