Tuesday, November 13, 2018


NBK Template Challenge
I know I was suppose to use 100% NBK product but I used one item from another designer

Thank you for the free template!

November template
ArtCrush 8
Defrightful Brushes
Defrightful ABP2
Intuitive ABP
SOAW WA-Broken

Veronica Spriggs
Urban Blight -chain

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Never Forgotten

In honor of our Veterans I created this layout of Jim's dad.  Long gone but not forgotten.

Thank you all for your service.
Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Evanscent
Urban Stitchez8
Feuillemnt FotoBlendz1
Remember Wordart Mix2

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Grinch Pancakes

We were on our way up to Scotts Valley to see Lucas play in his final Soccor game of the season, but due to poor air quality it was cancelled last minute.  Since we were on our way anyway we decided to go eat at IHOP so the boys could have Grinch pancakes.  They were wanting to do that ever since they saw the new Grinch movie.  All in all a good morning visiting with the kids.
Anna Aspnes
Project Template Album 4
Surfs UP

Adventure Christmas

I don't fit in anymore

I usually don't post negative stuff on this blog, but I needed an outlet to write down my feelings.  The .last couple of months I've been feeling like I don't fit in anywhere in the scrapping world.

Since coming back from vacation and creating my photo book of our trip, I fell in love with the clean minimalist style and wanted to give it a try.  I found a site that the scrappers are really good at putting together those types of layouts, I immersed myself there, did the challenges, tried to learn what makes a layout work. 

I guess I now feel stuck between the two styles of artsy verses clean and just can't get back on track.  Most of the layouts I'm creating now just aren't up to my idea of a good layout.  In fact one of the layouts I posted here just last week I decided to delete since it was so bad.

I've decided to not do as many of the challenges, they have seemed to be the cataylist for the poor layouts.  Most people embrace them and grow in their art, but I seem to be going backwards and not creating what I want to create.  I'm going back to what I do best and showcase the grandkids, express my feelings and thoughts. creating memories for my family to enjoy!

Thanks for listening/reading

Sunday, November 4, 2018


Swl_NovemberTLP Template challenge template

Sahin Designs
My Tribe

Paislee Press Designs
Around the Table

Designs by Soco
This is Us


I just fell in love with NBK's new ArtCrush9, those little houses reminded me of the primitive samplers that I made many years ago, so I decided to do a scrapbook page without many shadows because I wanted it to look for the most part that the elements were painted on.
Indian Summer

Anna Aspnes
Border Overlay

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Risa's Pieces 2

The Committed Crafter
Boho Baby

Anna Aspnes