Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Apirl everyone! :)

Hey everybody, It April already wow the year going by fast. Hope you all are having a good year so far? I thought to post some more layouts. That I've done in the past couple of weeks. They are all three different layouts. Hope you enjoy seeing more of my work. I try my best to keep up with this blog. But sometimes it seems to slip my mind to post. My layouts when I'm done with them. I'll try better to keep up with this blog. Let me know what you all think of these three different layouts.

"A Baby 2nd Christmas"
"The Kitchen Brothers"

                     Here a video about the layout about my second Christmas at home with my family.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some Heritage layouts...

Hey everyone I know it been a while. But I'm back with a few more heritage layouts for you. Some of these layouts I got inspired to do by seeing other people's layouts online. But I used my own touch on it. These layouts are of my mother side of the family. Hope you all enjoy the pictures below. Also I added the supplies below each of the layouts. That I used.

The snow has been melting away fast. It seems like Spring coming soon. I'll be able to open my bedroom window soon. It'll be nice to get some fresh air through my bedroom/art studio. Hope you all are having a great week so far? Stay tune for a few more updates before the week ends.


                       "Charles Kitchen"
This layout is of my maternal great-great-great-grandfather
I found this picture on Ancestry.com and I saved it to my gallery 
page in my family tree on the site. I finally decided to use the picture 
for my mother side of the family heritage album. I'd to fix the photo 
a little bit in Photoshop CS5. I then printed the photo to the size 5x7. 
From my Kodak ESP 3250 All in one Printer. I printed on Kodak Paper
for a better print quality. It's always good to print your photos with the 
same paper brand for your printer. But I also used different photo paper
and they all came out OK. 

Products Used: 
Bo Bunny ET Cetera 12x12 paper (from collection pack)
Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack (strips of extra paper to make the frame around picture and paper. strips paper going across the middle of layout.)
The Paper Studio: Worn and Clattered Pack (Green with plants prints)
Clocks and Tag embellishments (got in a RAK)
Tim Holtz: Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers (Ruler)
American Crafts Remarks Letter Sticker Book ( Black and White)
Jillbean Soup Fig Brown Alphabet Stickers
Scrapbook Adhesive: Black Photo Corners
ATG and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
White Cardstock


                               "The Smith Kids"
This layout and picture is of my maternal grandmother (on far right of the
picture) is of her as a little girl with her younger brother and older sister.
The woman in the background looking on at them. Is there mother she is pregnant                                with her youngest daughter and last child. This photo is a copy and I had to fix it
in Photoshop since it was torn a little bit. I printed it out as a 5x7. Using the same                                 printer Kodak ESP 3250 All in one Printer. Also using Kodak paper. 
 Products Used:
The Farm House Paper Company Market Place (Newspaper background) and                                        and matted for the photo.
K and Company: Maison Brenda Walton 12x12 Paper Pad (Brown flowers and
Yellow background)                                                                                                                                 Recollection Heritage Dimensional Sticker (Cherish and Tiny Heart)
The American Crafts Remarks Letter Sticker Book ("Smith" -Black)
Tim Holtz Holtz idea-ology label letter stickers ("The and "Kids")
The Paper Studio Bubble A Bilitie  (Brothers and Sisters sticker)
We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic Beverly Paper ("Remember, Treasured and
Heritage" word embellishments)
White heart and Flourish embellishment (from Rak)
Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack cut apart sheet (Brown Tag)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo 
Black Gelstick Pen (Trace around Flourish embellishment)
Scrapbook Adhesive: Black Photo Corners
ATG and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Heritage of the Past...

Hi everyone hope all well with you all. I come back with more new layouts to share. Most of these are heritage layouts. It is a cold Saturday morning here in Michigan. But even if there snow on the ground it still a beautiful one.

The first layout is of my father's family reunion in Aug 1969. The two photos are the original and make this layout from a sketch by Becky Fleck.
Products Used:
We R Memories Keeper Antique Chic Paper 
Strip of paper Colorbox, DCWV Heirloom Stack
Bo Bunny ET Cetera paper
Martha Stewart Photo Corner and Hydrangea Punches 
American Craft Studio Calico white stickers 
Black Photo Corners (to secure the photos)
Blue Chevron washi tape 
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive 
Scotch Craft Glue 

This is a layout of my maternal great great-grandmother. My mother has said this is the only "grandmother" she ever got to know. Since my mother's grandmother died at the age of 41. This is my mother's great-grandmother (her grandmother's mother) She was said to be a sweet, loving person to her family. I guess you can tell from just looking at her photo. She must have been a happy lady. She probably had her moments like we all do. But just from looking at this photo as well as other photos of her. Her kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her life. She did have 13 children at least 9 of them lived to adulthood and went on to have families of their own.
Product Used:
Paper Studio: Worn and Clattered  and DCWV Heirloom Stack paper
Maggie Holmes embellishment
Flowers, Bird and Butterfly stickers: Special Moments Handmade Stickers Autocollantes 
Black Photo Corner 
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive 
Scotch Craft Glue Stick
Prima Rasptool distressing tool
Carta Bella - So Noted 4x6 journal card
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Inkpad 

 This is the front of project life history style layout. This is of the same maternal great great grandmother you saw in the layout above. I decided to add more pictures of her through out her life. I try to keep in in order.
Product Used:
We R Memory Keepers 4x6 page protector 
American Craft Studio Calico Snippets Collection 6x6 Paperpad
Glitz Pack Afternoon Muse 8x8 Paperpad
Colorbox InkPad (Pool and Cupid)
Special Moments Hand Made Stickers Autcollantes (flowers)
 American Crafts Glass Slipper (Glitter Puffy Letter Stickers) 
Fiskars Corner Punch
 Scotch Quick- Dry Adhesive

This is the backside of the same project life history layout. Most of the products used in this layout are the same as what I listed in the above layout. The only other products I used is clear photo corners for the two original photos in the two bottom photo pockets. The foral pattern paper I used to matted the two original photos. I got in a rak from a friend. So don't remember the name of the paper. But thought it fit with the photos nicely. Hope you all enjoy my new layout. I still have to do a layout share video with these layouts. To put on my youtube channel. I hope to do that before the weekend is over. If I get it film and up. I'll make sure to posted on here for you all to see. Well hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy your day.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Big Brother Little Brother double page layout.

Hey everyone I'm coming to ya with another page layout. Hope you all enjoy this one. I really like how it turned out. I also did my first process video with this layout from start to finish! I now have respect for people who make process videos of their layout. I don't know if I'm going to keep doing process video layouts. I'm thinking of making a mixtures of process videos and maybe some videos of just me talking about the layout the stories and what products I used to make it. I got inspired to do a process video for the first time. From a lady who process videos I just started to watch. Her name is Samantha Wrigth. She form the United Kingdom! I'm finding a few "new" friends on YouTube from the United Kingdom. It pretty cool if I say so myself! 

If you haven't check out her blog. I just followed her blog today. She has pictures of her layouts including videos of her process videos from her YouTube channel posted on there. 
Hope you enjoy the layout and especially the process video too. Let me know what you think from the process video. I'd really value your opinions. Have a great weekend.

Product Used in this layout:
DCWV: Heirloom Stack (Background and border papers)
Basic Grey Oliver Collection 
Colorbok White Cardstock
Basic Grey Oliver Collection Sticker Sheet
Big Brother Little Brother Die-Cut  (Silhouette Cameo, Colorbok White Cardstock)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge (title, border and journal spots)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain (around the matted papers for placement of the photos)
Recollection washi tape 
Sharpie Permanent Marker Ultra Fine Point (journal names and trace around the stickers and title)
Glue Runner
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

                         Here you can follow the process of me making this layout from start to finish.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hope all had a good Holiday....

Hi Folks,

I know I've been terrible at keeping up with this blog. Shame on me. I hope everyone had a good Christmas. They got what they wanted from "Santa." I'd a good Christmas visited with family members and had a good dinner too. I forgot to take some pictures of the food!, lol. But took some pictures of squirrels in our yard. There were five of them eating out of my dad's bird feeder. Even some of the birds were brave enough to join the squirrels for a bit to eat! 

I've been doing some scrapbook layouts the last couple of weeks. Just haven't found the time to get the camera out and film them. Or even if I did share them on film I didn't post the pictures just yet. I almost forgot I had this blog... So, you might see some more updates from me in the next couple of days or even weeks. With some scrapbook layouts. I even did my very first "Project Life" layout. In the form of a heritage page. It was pretty cool and easy to do. But still enjoy the 12x12 layouts. I'll be mixing up between the 12x12 and Project Life style layouts for my heritage pages and other layouts. I even found some 4x6 photo refills a few weeks ago. My dad bought me a few years ago. They were still in the package unopened. So, will be using those for my layouts. Well hope you all enjoy your Sunday! Have a great New Years and stay safe!

Here are few pictures I took on Christmas Day! and a video of what I got for Christmas. I guess you can call it a Christmas Haul!

The Tree is up! 12/17/13

Christmas Morning! 12/25/13 Some have already open their gifts

Another Angle of the tree!

Some of the Squirrels decided to pay us a vist!
Here they are again!

  Here a video of me talking a little bit of my day. Also what I got under the tree.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New layouts...

It been a while since I have been on here. I think I should  put some more of my layouts. I did the past few weeks on here for you all to see. I been doing well just trying to keep myself busy as one can be. Hope you enjoy the new layouts and having a good week so far? Let me know what you think...

I'll put up a video of the layouts. You see below as soon as I get one done. There at least two or three more layouts I'd show you. But some of my family are still living. I wanted to protected their privacy. Since, I didn't ask their permission before hand. I have one of my videos posted below of some my layouts I didn't posted on my blog. If you see a layout with white paper covering the pictures. It's because I'm protecting my living family members privacy. 

"John and Nellie" my great-grandparents

"Joseph and Mary" my great great great great grandparents

"The Stilwell's of Mackinaw City"

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hello Again!

Hope everyone having a good summer so far. I have been enjoy it so far trying to keep up with my scrapbook layouts. I have done a few decided to finally upload them on my blog. Hope you all enjoy the new layouts and the layout share video. I'm going to try and keep up with the blog. A friend and I plan on getting together soon. To go out near the bay where we life either early sunrise or at sunset and take some pictures. If we do that you guys might see some new pictures from me either as a slideshow or just posted on here. So watch out for that I'm not sure yet when we'll be taking pictures of nature. Probably when he has some down time. I know it'll be before it gets too cold!

P.S. There a third layout you'll see in the layout share video... I forgot to take a picture of it to put on here. Hope you all enjoy... 



"John and Sarah"