Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Castle Rock

Another simple layout from my Fall Break Trip scrapbook:


This page is from our visit to Castle Rock in the Upper Peninsula (UP for short).  I used a blue paper for the base page.


Then I used some silver letters to do the title.


The pictures have a nice vantage point, with some blue sky, Lake Huron in the background, and fall leaves.


I like the use of the little 3-dimensional blue embellishments in varying shades of white and blue with the blue base page.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Another Case for a Second Dog

Here's a cute video of Nox and Murphy.  Murphy is a big dog with two thick coats, so he doesn't seem to mind laying in the snow when it's only 20 degrees out.  Poor Nox--all he wants to do is play!  :)

video

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Another page from my Fall Break Trip scrapbook.  Here is another page from Sleeping Bear Dunes:


I used a paper that was a photo of rocks and a blue piece of paper as the base to mimic the beautiful view of Lake Michigan we had (captured in the photos!).


Then I cut a piece of blue vellum in the shape of waves and journaled on it with the location.


I like the layout--even though it's simple.  :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fall Break Trip: The Second Car Breakdown

So, on our fall break trip (way back in 1998), we had not one, but two cars break down.  The second time was up near Traverse City.  Luckily, we knew someone who lived in the area, and he and his father came to help.


I used three different pieces of paper: two with various shades of gray, and one with a mixture of brighter colors.


I used embellishment letters to journal twice.  In this instance, I put "the bunion gang," which I have no idea what that references at this point (except that everyone was standing together under a picturesque covered bridge  The other journaling says "lean mean & hungry," which I know is in reference to us waiting for help for several hours.


At least we were in a pretty area.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Making Toast

Here's another page from my fall break trip scrapbook.  This page is at our campsite at Sleeping Bear dunes.


The leaves hadn't changed as much at Sleeping Bear Dunes as they were further north (in the U.P.).  On this page I used a green base page to mirror the yellow / green leaves.  I used two round tags to help identify the location.


And here is Mark making breakfast (specifically, toast, at this moment).

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Why Nox May Have Been Named the Wrong Name

Once upon a time a girl and her dog were playing frisbee in the backyard.


Even though the snow was still over a foot deep, the dog enjoyed bounding across the yard after the frisbee


and then returning to the girl so she could throw it again.


But one of the times the girl threw the frisbee, when the dog went to retrieve it, something else caught his eye--


a leaf!


The dog knew that leaves held secrets, and carefully took the leaf to keep.

The end.

P.S.--He found the leaf under a foot of snow in February.  How were there even any leaves to find??

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tahquamenon Falls, Part 2

Here is another layout from the Fall Break Trip featuring photos from Tahquamenon Falls.


I had some paper that looked like fall leaves were imprinted on it and used that as the base page.


I used a wire leaf embellishment with a quote from Emerson


And then a nice, colorful photo of the leaves!