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!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tahquamenon Falls

Again, here's another layout from the fall break trip:


Again, there's nothing fancy with the layout, but I like it's simplicity.  There really isn't any need for journalling, as the title identifies the location, and we already know everyone in the group shot.


I do love how the leaf embellishments mimic both the change of leaf color in the photo, and also looks like leaves falling.


And then just a nice group shot with lots of fall color behind us (and the water rushing over the Tahquamenon Falls!).  :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Case for a Second Dog, Again

So, here is Nox with his little brother, Octavius.  :)  Octavius definitely didn't like Nox at first (even though they were the same size when we first brought Nox home), but they've definitely become friends.


And seriously, Octavius is the most dog-like cat you could meet.  He's needy and wants to be pet, and wants to be near you ALL THE TIME.  Like right now!  I am writing this blog post and Nox is on his dog bed next to the couch and Octavius is curled up on my feet.  I'm surrounded!  :)