Wednesday, October 12, 2016

To Remember

When I heard this quote, I wrote it on the back of an envelope.  I can't remember if it was song lyrics or in an interview.  This will hit home to most scrapbookers:  

"I'd rather have something to forget, than nothing to remember."

I took the picture last weekend when Bob and I took a picnic to Ohiopyle, a Pennsylvania State Park.

(To remember)
The beautiful day, the beautiful surroundings
Our Sunday picnics and adventures in nearby parks
The sun on our shoulders, the crisp air
Watching you watching me enjoying our time together.

Monday, October 3, 2016

September Cards

On a car trip to see our kids, I made the outside of these cards and more while a passenger in the car.  This one is for my life long friend Vicki, who celebrate a birthday September 12th.

"I sat and thought of years that have gone
The games we played while the sun always shone,
The days that we counted and met husbands to be
Then we married and were happy with our growing families.
Now older we are and how many things move on.
But our friendship has endured-it has always been strong,
May you be blessed in your birthday with all good things,
And take pleasure in our friendship and the memories it brings."

Susan is one of my former hard working colleagues from the Healthy Cafe.  She celebrated a birthday this month.

"You've got all the ingredients
And the recipe's very clear:
Mix gifts and cards with love and fun
And cook till smiles appear."

My friend Terrie from Working H Farms Meats and Store celebrated a birthday this month.  She and her family raise poultry, beef and pigs.  This card is for Terrie.

"This birthday wish is sent to you
To celebrate in all you do
Your heart is kind
Your soul is true
This kindness is but one with you."

Bob's birthday was last week.  I photographed the card in the very spot he displayed it.

"When all is said and done
A year has now come
Another year older true
Another year I get to spend with you.
A wonderful time we will have
Filled with laughter and surprises.
May this day be a dream come true.
My dearest husband, I love you!"

My niece Kaity turns 28 tomorrow.  She is a gorgeous red head.  This card is for her.

"A very Happy Birthday
Is especially wished for you
With flowers, gifts and treats galore,
And fun in all you do.
May it be a day to remember.
Full of memories to treasure.
Because sending wishes to someone like you
Is very much a pleasure!" 

I still have 5 more cards I made in the car to send in November!   

Friday, September 23, 2016

Best of Plays

"On a visit to Amy & Scotts' North Carolina home, we took the kids to Wrightsville Beach.  Greg (9) & Chris (3) had the very best of times."  1996

This is once of the page backgrounds I created on my "car-scrapping" (long trip home).  I loved the summer paper and knew which photos I wanted to use when I got home.  Greg is now 29 and Chris 23.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Greg and Michelle find and catch wild Pokemon as they explored the surroundings of Camden, South Carolina.  The signs said Pokemon traders were welcome and we were glad to watch our kids having fun.  There were Poke stops at historical markers.  2016

This is one of the 4 page backgrounds I made on the 8 hour trip home from visiting our son Greg and his wife Michelle.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


On last weekends' trip to our kids in South Carolina, we visited the historic town of Camden.  On the 8 hour trip back home, I made 4 page backgrounds for layouts.  I loved the canvas material included in the Michaels' kit.

"Camden, South Carolina, pretty much closed down on Sunday but we enjoyed visiting the Revolutionary war historical sites just the same.  Here in 1780, an American army was defeated by British forces."  

Friday, September 16, 2016

SC Street Fair

We visited our son Greg and daughter in law Michelle last weekend in Columbia, South Carolina.  It's about an 8 hour trip, so I always pack a box of scrapbook papers and ephemera to make cards along the way.  I made all the cards-9 in all- on the trip down.  So while in Columbia, we visited the local Michaels Store and I bought a neat kit.  With it I made 4 page backgrounds on the trip back for some of the pictures we took while there.

"Greg and Michelle always seem to enjoy their time together and shared that enthusiasm with us by taking us to the street fair across from the South Carolina capital in Columbia."

I added the phrase "It's so hard to leave your kids!" at the top of the journaling. . . because you know that's tough!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

40 Years

Labor Day, 1976-our wedding day.  I loved this picture of us during the wedding ceremony.  We were happy and smiling-the day was so pretty and my Mom and Dad's back yard looked great!  

"Hand in hand we've been together
Showing the world how much we care." 

This year we celebrate our Ruby Anniversary-40 years!  The doilie embellishment is from the gift bag I made for Bob.