Archives for 2015

Afternoon Tea

I still have all this beautiful Heidi Swapp Memory File product on my desk, so I said, "hey, let's make a LO!" Today, I went back to my incredible vacation to the UK at the beginning of the summer.  One of the little things that happened was I got to have tea.  Yes, John and Sean sat with me...  But I didn't have to share, and they didn't want to join in.  It was amazing.  I don't know what it is about having tea that makes me feel incredibly special, but I do.  The last real tea I had was … [Read more...]

Making Lemonade!

As I mentioned before, I had my appendix out 4 weeks ago today. It was very scary. I knew something was wrong. I was listening to a conference call that started at 9 am. By 10, I was hurting. I called my husband when the call was over and told him something wasn't right. I went right to bed, and my son was amazing. He just had a quiet Lego kind of day. At 4 pm, I called my husband again and said, "You are coming home soon, right?" We fed Sean dinner, called a friend to take him, and went … [Read more...]

More Ephemera!

Before my appendix came out, I was pretty prolific. Now, it's still hard to sit for long periods of time. My poor belly button will never be the same... But I was talking about using ephemera. And, I've been using tons of it. Not just for vacation LO's. For just about everything. What is great about this, is that my personal style is standing out clear as day! Right before we went on our big trip, we went to Bottle Rock. It's a huge three day event in Napa with bands of 5 stages. Not … [Read more...]

A divorce by any other name would smell sweeter…

Genealogy is such an interesting topic.  For most of the people in my tree, I'm happy to have a birth, marriage, death, and census record.  For most of the women, it is much less. Lately, I've been focusing on my maternal grandfathers line.  I'm sure that he has lineage going back to the Revolutionary War, and I've got one or two records to go and I've got it all documented.  The 1910's and 1920's were bad for documenting I guess, as that is where I'm hitting brick walls. Anyway, there … [Read more...]

Vacation Scrapping Progress

About three weeks ago, I had my appendix out. What a scare.  I stayed over night for two nights, and had such an intense pain.  It hurts crazy bad.  I've been unable to sit for long periods of time because, well my belly button hurts.  So, I was making tons of progress on my vacation album, then it all came to a stop. Luckily, Scrapbook Expo helped get me back on track!  While my husband's birthday normally falls on a Expo day, this year, it fell on the Sunday, and we only cropped on Friday, … [Read more...]

SHARK bait at Seacliff State Beach

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to visit my cousin Angie over in Aptos. This day, I begged her to let us visit. She was working on costumes for the 4th of July parade, and welcomed the help. After we finished creating a large shark for Dereck, we decided to walk down to the beach. There were great white shark warnings that day at Seacliff, and we were hoping to see some fins.  The kids were excited at the prospect of seeing sharks, but after 10 minutes of looking they … [Read more...]

Thinking about ephemera…

I don't know about you, but I am an ephemera junkie. We go out to eat, I keep the kids menu, and often the receipt.  We go to the theatre, I keep the playbill, the ticket, and most times the coaster from the restaurant we had dinner at before the show. However, there are often times that I seek out things to buy as ephemera, and use in my scrapbooking.  A great time to do this in when you are on vacation!  We recently took a trip to England, and I was on the look out for things I could use in … [Read more...]