Summer Layouts

About a month ago I had a chance to spend time scrapbooking with my dear friend Denise. Always love to get some quality time together, sharing our love of documenting our lives.

Of course, a couple of favourite subjects for me are my beautiful grandchildren, Madison and Owen. We have endless fun with these two, and are so fortunate to now call them neighbours – they just moved into the house across the street! Here are a few layouts with some of my favourite pictures from this summer.

These Two Melt my Heart

Wow, for the first time every – they are both looking in the same direction and have their eyes open! Don’t even ask how many pictures I took to just get this one shot. It was worth the wait. These two are very busy, and so it takes patience to get a good shot. Thank goodness for digital cameras!

Could You be Any Cuter

Owen was patiently waiting around the campfire for a roasted marshmallow in this picture. Those blue eyes just melt my heart! Added a touch of stitching on this one, I just love the added texture. I have framed layouts of each of my family members in my house and this layout will update Owen’s frame.


Hands down, this is my favourite picture of the summer. There’s something about those greens and aqua’s that are so inviting. When I saw this shot, I decided to extend the spray from the fountain with some more stitching. A bit of distressing on the polka dot paper, a perfect design from my Silhouette, and the Silhouette pens to do the journaling topped it off. This was such a fun day, this layout will bring back those great memories for a long time to come.

Home is Where the Heart is

Here’s the follow up to the Pebbles “Home Grown” paper line. A fun layout to highlight the people or things about your home that are most important to you. Home represents so many things to us; our safe haven, our place to relax, our place to make and share beautiful memories with those we love.Close Up - Title

This kit will help you highlight all of these things and more. The sticker sheet is full of lovely embellishments. You’ll have lots left over for cards or other layouts.

Birds Nest

You can choose to use 4 – 3″ x 3″ photos on the left hand side, or print one 6″ x 6″. That’s the beauty of scrapbooking – you personalize it your way.

Here’s the full 2 page layout. It provides for up to 8 photos of your choice, and has journaling strips to complete with your personal description.

Home is Where the Heart Is

Here’s the layout complete with pictures and journaling. I’m so happy to highlight most of my family in this layout. My daughter Lindsay, her two cuties Maddy and Owen, my son Sean, and my hubby Bill. I am so pleased to have Sean included in this layout. He’s posted to Edmonton with the Military, and we rarely get to see him. Getting current pictures of him is not that easy, and any time spent with him is precious! These beauties fill my home with love with from near and far!

Home is Where the Heart Is with Pictures

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Bee Happy

This Pebbles line of paper called “Home Grown” is sure to put a smile on your face. The large package of ephemera in this line is stocked full of endless possibilities. The “bees” just spoke to me and provided an opportunity to incorporate some of my other crafting loves.

Needle and thread have always been a part of my life. From sewing to cross stitch, there’s just something about it that I find so relaxing. When I spotted the “bees” in this package, I just knew I had to incorporate some sewing on these pages. I love adding textures to pages, and stitching is an excellent way to do so.

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The title of this kit just sets the tone, and fits perfectly with the paper and embellishments.

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The blues and yellows give off a warm summer feeling. Perfect for your summer pictures!

Bee Happy

And here’s a sample with pictures to complete. The layout works beautifully for a hot summer day at Storybook Gardens Splash Pad!Bee Happy with PicturesIncluded in the kit are two cards. Perfect for making anyone’s day just a little bit brighter!


Like what you see? Check it out at Younique or Too Younique – available now! And if you like this line, stay tuned…..another creative kit using the Home Grown papers is on the way!

Welcome & Fall Memories

Welcome to my blog!

I’m excited to share some of my creations with you, and hope they provide some inspiration. I’m delighted to be on the Design Team for Younique! Heather, Dan and Jeff will treat you like royalty, so book your weekend NOW at Younique Country Retreat in Guelph, or Too Younique in Mount Forest. www.


The cool weather brings changing leaves, Thanksgiving and bountiful harvests. The FALL HARVEST line by Carta Bella was perfect for a kit to embody the joys of fall. Fall Memories-1I loved the fall shades and beautiful patterns in this paper. You can almost feel the leaves falls across your page. So many possibilities! And here’s the layout complete with pictures of my two beautiful grandchildren.Fall Memories Complete-1The Elements Stickers are so cute in this collection. Owl in TreeAnd one more single page layout to round out the kit. I PICK YOUI Pick YouHad fun creating the large multi-layered apple. Good for the pickin’!

Like what you see? Available at Younique & Too Younique!

Happy Scrapping