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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

August Cards

On one of the trips to my Mom's home in Maryland, I took her to see her Sister-in-law Ginny.  Ginny and Mom both are in walkers-neither drive.  I brought food and Ginny had the table set with china dishes.  She's such a lovely lady.  It was great to get the ladies together.  

"You're such a good friend
I am happy to say
Thank you for the kindness
You sent our way."

Sue is one of my farmers market friends.  She is from Thailand, a former teacher, who loves to teach others about local foods.  Sue often gives me unusual foods to try.  One time she instructed me to "make something with this and bring it back to me".  I love challenges like that!  Sue invited some of us to her farm for a "Garden Grub" dinner.  She had many lovely ethnic foods there.  We were honored.  

"Step into my garden
Step in and you'll see
A measure of
Peace and tranquility.

Let the beauty of springtime
Fill your soul with great peace
Take it with you and share
It with each one you meet.

Thanks for sharing your food and friendship."

Mom was 91 years old on August 31st.  The week before her birthday, I took her to a park where she camped in 1941 and had never returned.  We picnicked on that beautiful day.  I made her a scrapbook page of the day.  The card is on the right.

"Love you lots
For all you do
Love you Mom
Because you're You!"

Luke and Becky have been our friends for forty years.  Becky turned 60 last week and Luke invited us to their house for cake and homemade brew.  The fresh picked corn, card and mum were for Becky.

"Today's a day to celebrate
We toast to you and cheer
Because this is a special day
You're now just reached 60 years."

Bob and I married Labor Day, 1976.  This Labor Day marked our Ruby Anniversary.  The kids helped me buy Bob a new lens-that is the gift bag for it (I may convert to a page:).  I am hoping for many happy more!

"Forty years and counting
What joys along the way
The love we've shared together
Since our beautiful wedding day.
The ups, the downs along the road
The occasions that we've shared,
Hand in hand we've been together,
Showing the world how much we care.
So celebrate the occasion
Raise a glass to love and life
For all these years we've been together
As a loving husband and wife."