Saturday, January 20, 2018

{{smile!}}

A friend recently had to undergo surgery and I made a card for her using Echo Park stripes and dots papers and a Kaisercraft sticker sheet. 


It came together quick with this sketch:

January Card Sketches

Have a great weekend!
-Suzanne

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

{{December Magic}}

Everyone told me that four was the BEST age at the holidays. [So far] they were right. The title "December magic" and that face says it all! She was SO excited for Christmas Eve and her new flannel, gingerbread pajamas. I'm so glad I documented it!


I used the sketch at "Sketch N Scrap":


Snowy days make the best scrapbooking days! :)
-Suzanne

Friday, December 29, 2017

{{Rudolph}}

Now that the tree is down and toys put away, it's time to for this momma to get back in the scraproom and start documenting Christmas :) I loved the sketch Rochelle posted this month:


For my Mom's birthday in December, I took her, my brother, and my daughter to see the musical play of her favorite Christmas movie -- Rudolph. It was FANTASTIC. You can see a clip of it HERE on you tube.


I am also entering this into Brenda's Christmas cartoon challenge -- inspired by the theme (Christmas), colors (red, green, blue) and icons (Santa, reindeer and specifically, Rudolph :)


I trimmed down the program to include as my title, along with the ticket from the show. I love these selfies we took during intermission.


Those cute reindeer are from Doodlebug and remind me of Rudolph and Clarice :) 


I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!
-Suzanne

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Home Decor with Authentique

I was at a playdate with my daughter a few weekends ago and in their kitchen, I saw the neatest thing. She had framed some of her grandmother's recipe cards! As I was admiring the aged, handwritten words - I knew what I wanted to create for Authentique's home decor challenge this month.

I remembered I had taken photo at Christmas time of a my grandmother's cookie recipe to use on a holiday page. I printed it at 4x6 and embellished it in this 8x10 frame.


Ironically, I used Authentique's "Infused" 6x6 papers, which I bought to make a card set for said tea-loving grandmother :)

Infused-sneak+peek

I fussy cut one of the papers "life is sweet" for the bottom left corner. I backed the white heart doily from my stash with pink glitter cardstock. I adhered these crocheted flowers to the top of the frame for dimension and because they seemed like the perfect match for these gorgeous papers.


In our kitchen, my husband built these amazing floating shelves, which hold a collection of sentimental frames, our wedding glasses and cake topper and more. Now, it displays a piece of her as well!


Have a great weekend!
-Suzanne

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

{{xoxox}}

This past May my grandma had open heart surgery. She is the matriarch of our family, so naturally we were all very thankful that even though recovery was long and hard - she is doing well. I'm grateful that, being a teacher, I was able to spend lots of time with her this summer! This is our first selfie (thanks snapchat for making us look so refreshed haha!) where she was feeling up to a photo.


I used the middle column for the Scrap Our Stash tic-tac-toe challenge:  Simple Stories' Love and Adore collection, 2 canvas polariods I had in my stash, and brads (center of flower diecuts).

August Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

I am also entering The Paper Girls Challenge for the "roses" theme.

Have a great week!
-Suzanne

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

{{Snapchat Smiles}}

I'm so glad my teenage niece put Snapchat on my phone (and taught me how to use it haha!)  The fun filters crack up my daughter and I. It's usually when she's tired and fighting sleep, that we take a few silly selfies to get her settled in.  I printed off a couple favorites for this sketch by Freckled Fawn:


I thought these pictures were the perfect time to cut into my Simple Stories Emoji Love collection. Those speech bubbles in the sketch inspired me. I also used a fun paper clip from Freckled Fawn that I got in a kit several years ago.


Back to packing for vacation ;) Thanks for stopping by!
-Suzanne

Friday, June 9, 2017

{{Daddy's Caddy}}

Since this month's June scrapbook challenge from Brenda was Father's Day inspired by this subway art:


and Father's Day hasn't happened yet - I decided to use some throwback pictures of my hubby's first father's day 3 years ago. I special ordered a onsie for our daughter that said "Daddy's Caddy" and took some pictures of her with his golf clubs. I printed them and had them framed for him - but hadn't scrapped them yet. I also used a photo from her 1st birthday (July) session of the 2 of them.


The journaling includes the phrase [number one dad] from the inspiration photo. I love this "oh happy life" collection from Amy Tangerine! I also used the Rochelle's monthly sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are enjoying the start of summer!

-Suzanne

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