Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Another Heritage layout.

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice "hump day" Wednesday. I'm back to share with you another layout I did. This time I did a layout that included pets with my family. This layout I did was for a challenge one of the ladies put together. She does heritage challenges every month. This is one of my second layouts I did for her challenges. We had to find a photo with a pet or pets, family or visiting family. Or we could use a doilies. I choice two copies of photos of my paternal grandparents. One with my grandfather who had his picture taken with two ponies. These ponies weren't  my grandfathers they could have been a family or friends ponies. But my grandfather did keep horses on his property for while. He would keep the horses from Mackinac Island for the winter months for while. Then later my aunt as she got older. She loved horses so she got to keep a couple of them for while.

The other picture is of my paternal grandmother with her two sons. My uncle and father when they were young boys. With the dog Rattler, my dad didn't know the name of the dog. But suddenly last night it came to him. He told me her name was Rattler, she was his Uncle's dog, and unknown cat probably a stray cat that just happened to wonder in the picture.Hope you guys enjoy this new heritage layout. Please leave me comment below tell me what you think.

The Stilwell's & Animals"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock (Black), DCWV- The Heirloom Stack, The Paper Studio- Worn and Clattered Collection.
Punch: EK Success Modern Cube
Stickers: Simple Stories DIY Alphabet Letter Sticker
Embellishment: Teresa Collins - Tell your Story Flash Cards
Stencil: Letters
Adhesive: Scotch Advance Tape Glider, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Craft Power Tape
Pens: Black Gelstick (Journal), White Gelstick (trace inside of punch shapes)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

George and Julia - Our History Layout

I'm back! with another layout for you all to take a look at. It's another heritage layout this one is of my paternal great-great-grandparents. They are my paternal grandfather's maternal grandparents. I had a copy of these photos in my regular photo albums for couple of years now. I decided to finally do a layout with the pictures. These are the only known pictures of George, and Julia, that I have. I don't think they took a picture together as a couple before George's death in April 1891. The picture of George had to be taken between 1873 or 1876, but not sure on the date. The older picture of Julia, was taken around 1926 she was about 55 years old in the picture. George, and Julia, married ca 1889 or 1890. After they birth of their daughter, Nellie, they probably went to live in Forte Wayne, Ind. Where George's, died three months later he was only 27 and left a young widow and infant daughter behind. Julia, would marry for the second time in 1894 and have three more children with her second husband. I wanted to do this layout in honor of my great-grandmother and for George, so others in the family can see his picture even if it is a young childhood picture of him.

"George and Julia - Our History"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock, Black; Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack, Paper Frames got in RAK
Rub-On: K&Company Ancestry, Tulip (photo corners), Kaiser Craft Miss Empire
Stickers: Recollections (Our History), Special Moments handmade stickers autocollantes (branch and planets)
Stencil: for border around the edge of layout and for names
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo (around the edge of the DCWV pattern paper)
Pen: Signo Gelstick (Pen Black and White)
Adhesive: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Monday, September 15, 2014

Three Heritage layouts

Hope everyone having a good start to their week. I have three more layouts from my heritage collection to share with you all. Hope you enjoy see these layouts. I done these over the last few months and now finally getting around to posting them on my blog. I put the products I used for each layout below the picture. Just in case if anyone wanted to try and find these to use in their own layouts. Please leave me some comments telling me what you think of them. 


"Irene Schneider, The Family Storyteller"

Products Used:
Papers: We R Memory Keepers - Evelyn 12x12 Paper, DCWV - The Heirloom Stack,The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered Collection, The Glitz Pack - Afternoon Muse 8x8 paper pad.
Stickers: American Craft- Studio Calico Darling Dear Collection Tiny Alphabet- Navy, American Craft - Dear Lizzy Matte Puffy Alphabet Stickers Smoke (White), Jillibean Soup- Blue Corn Navy.
Rub-Ons: Tulip transfers, Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collection.
Photo corners: Scrapbook Adhesive (Black)
Pen: Signo Gelstick White (trace around blue stickers)
Adhesive: Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.

"The Howe Family"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock (Black), DCWV: The Heirloom Stack, White Cardstock (Typed Journal).
Embellishment: Tag- Diecut
Stickers: Jillibean Soup- Alphabet Collection Fig Brown, Dear Lizzy Thickers Splendid (Black).
Washi Tape: Teresa Collins - Now and Then Collection (Gray with White Flowers)
Photo Corners: Scrapbook Adhesive (Black)  
Ink Pad: Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Pen: Signo Gelstick White (trace around brown and black stickers) 
Adhesive: Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive 

"Proud Family Of A Soldier"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock (Black), Red Cardstock, Karen Foster Military Duty, Karen Foster Military Family Collage (four stars and "Proud Family Of A Soldier) paper embellishment.
Brads: Yankee Doodle- We R Memories Keeper (Peace Sign Brad)
Stickers: American Craft- Remarks Letter Stickers (Black)
Photo Corners: Scrapbook Adhesive (Clear)
Ink Pad: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Adhesive: Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Family Portrait and John Stilwell Heritage layouts

Hi everyone sorry for the long delay in posting some more of my scrapbook layouts. I kind of forgot about this blog for a while. But, I been doing some layouts for the past couple of weeks and decided to start posting again of couple pieces of my work. I just finished two new layouts and both are heritage layouts of my paternal side of my family. The two layouts I'm showing were for two challenges on A Cheery On Top, it a scrapbook website. The family portrait was for a heritage challenge for the month of September. The John Stilwell, layout was for a washi tape challenge. Where you use any washi tape that fits to the layout. You've to cut the ends to into a "v" to make it look like ribbon. I'm trying to figure how much is too much to put in a heritage album. But realized there is no right or wrong way to scrapbook or put an album together. I need to shop again for a few supplies like adhesives and some wet glue that for sure. Well hope you all are enjoy your week. There will be more layout posting in the next few days of my other layouts. Until then hope you all enjoy these two layouts.


Products Used:
Papers: The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered Collection, Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack, Journal Tag, (cut from Silhouette Cameo).  
Die Cut Embellishments: Vintage Camera and Vintage Flourish Corners.
Pop Dot: The Paper Studio
Stickers: Studio Calico Navy Blue tiny alphabet, Recollections (family tree).
Inks: Vintage Photo- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad,
 Pen: Singo Gelstick Pen Black (trace around flourish).  
Adhesive: ATG, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Products Used:
Papers: The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered Collection, Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack, Bo Bunny et cetera 6x6 paper pad.
Photo Corners: Scrapbook Adhesives (Black)
Washi Tape: Black and White Strips, Vintage Newspaper- Queen and Company.
Pop Dot: The Paper Studio (pop up journal tag).
Stickers: American Crafts Letter Remarks (White) Stickers.
Pen: Signo Gelstick Pen Black (trace around white stickers and rub into the stickers).
Adhesives: ATG, Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Friday, June 13, 2014

Grandma's Red Dress Scrapbook layout

Hello everyone I came to you with another layout. It is called Grandma's Red Dress. This layout is of my grandmother and her dress. Her favorite color is red and she does look good in red. The photos were taking in June 18, 1977. What really interesting about these photos. My grandmother became a grandma for the first time a month before. When her first grandson was born in May 1977. She would wear the same dress a year later in Oct 1978. At the marriage of her daughter (my mother) to my father. So  she worn this dress when she was already a grandmother for the first time. Then a year later when she watched her second child and only daughter. Get married and have a family of her own. I did journal about this layout. The empty spot on the bottom right corner just beneath the photo of my grandmother. Is where I put the journal of the story about the pictures. I decided not too long ago to not write the journal until after I took the picture. Because sometimes I write more information about my family. That I don't want everyone to see. I do sometimes write a lot on my journal and then snap the picture of the layout. But it depends on the layout and what the story about.

The photos below are close up of some of the embellishments, stickers and thickers. I used in this layout. Hope you all enjoy looking at this layout. I'm trying to update this site. If anyone can help me be able to learn how to better update my blog. Please let me know by leaving a comment in the comment section of this post. Thank You...

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Where my Heart Going? Art Journal #1

Hello everyone I have a little bit something different for you all. I decided to try my hand at art jouranling. I always thought it look fun from watching some youtube clips. There was an idea that I wanted to do for sometime. So, I decided to take the chance and just go with it. I'd some blank pages in my sketch book. I'd from my college days a few years ago. I decided to maybe start filling it up with some art journal and mix media art. I figure this could maybe give me outlet and express my thoughts and feelings towards coming up with new art work. This piece I did is called Where my Heart Going?

It's mainly about if I ever will have that special someone in my life. Maybe get married someday and raise a family of my own. Because I realize as I get older in my early 30s now. I don't really want to be alone all my life. Because it can get lonely at times. I like the idea of growing old with someone. Hope you like my first art journal and check back for maybe some more posted on this blog in the future.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 (National Scrapbook Day) Prize Pack

Back with another post... Here a video I shared to everyone on my youtube channel. I won a prize pack from It was my second time in row winning a prize pack. I wonder if I participate next year. I wonder if it'll be third time the charm winning another prize pack, lol. I don't think it'll happen. But who knows. I'm just happy I get to play with another much of cool stuff.
 Enjoy watching the video... I will post the list of items I got in the prize pack. Below the video so if you want to search for it online you can.

Prize Pack Items
 Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Set of 8

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini Kit


 Teresa Collins Designs - Basically Essential Collection - Flip Book - Small
 3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Tape - Permanent Strips - Refillable

 Lily Bee Design - Handmade Collection - Journal Cards

 Tombow - The Craft Collection - Adhesive Foam Tabs - Permanent - Squares

 Heidi Swapp - Mixed Company Collection - Journaling Spots

  Echo Park - Getaway Collection - Decorative Brads

 The Crafter's Workshop - Rhonda's Fragments - Doodling Template - Ampersand Fragments

 Bella Blvd - Love and Marriage Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - Alphabet and Bits

 Bazzill - 8.5 x 11 Metallic Cardstock - Gold

 American Crafts - Pink Paislee - Pen Pals Collection - 3 x 4 Double Sided Pocket 

American Crafts - Heidi Swapp - Dreamy Collection - Memory Files Kit

 American Crafts - Heidi Swapp - Color Magic Collection - Watercolor Tags - Hearts

 American Crafts - Slick Writers - All Black - 3 Pack

 BasicGrey - Capture Collection - Printed Tape

  Bella Blvd - Family Forever - Paper Pieces - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces

  Doodlebug Design - Sequins - Rainbow Pack

  Fancy Pants Designs - Artist Edition Collection - Chalk Tags - Small

  Jillibean Soup - Mini Placemats - 3 x 4 Die Cut Cards - Star Light, Star Bright

  Signo - White Uni-ball Impact Pen

  Simple Stories - DIY Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Typeset

 Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Stardust  Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Stardust

   Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker Spritzer Tool

  Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Fabric Flower Embellishments - Zipper Flower