Sunday, November 12, 2017

December 2018 Calendar Topper

This may or may not end up as the December topper, hoping to get a photo of Aaron on Thanksgiving.  I don't mind having his prom date on there, but usually I try to have the birthday person only on the month.

September Calendar Topper 2018

The boys!

October Calendar Topper 2018

October - Risa

May Calender Topper 2018

May Calendar Topper - Sydney

July 2018 Calendar Topper

Jacob having fun....

April Calendar Topper-2018

April Topper - Corinne, all girl.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

June Calendar Topper 2018

June Calendar Topper - Quentin with the catch of the day!

January Calendar Topper 2018

Risa enjoying the cold......Brrrrrrrrr

March Calendar Topper 2018

Lucas at his best!

August Calendar Topper for 2018

Eli is our Nike guy, he's cool with anything Nike.

Friday, November 10, 2017

February Calendar Topper 2018

It's that time of year again, I've started on the 2018 calendar toppers, finished February only 11 more to go :>)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Farmers Market

WOW 2 layouts in one day using the same template....unbelievable!

Used Nbk wonderfall and Roadtrip kits

Early Morning

Thank you for the template:

I've scrapped the story before a few years back, but wanted to change the style of the page.  NBK template was just perfect for telling my story once again.

I turned the template around about 80 degrees and flipped it.

The only time I have alone time and quiet is
early in the morning. I get up extra early
each day so I can enjoy the peace and quiet.
Once everyone is up it’s nonstop noise until
I go to bed at night. I use the quiet time to
enjoy a couple cups of coffee, catch up on
the scrap boards or just enjoy a good book.

One particular morning my peace was interrupted
by my loving husband. You see as soon as he
gets up the whole house knows it, as soon as
his feet hit the floor he’s singing or yelling to
me from the bedroom, wishing me a good
morning. Oooooh my ears, please have mercy
on my poor ears, do you have to talk so loud,
it’s too early.….I tried to finish my layout and
all I could hear was this constant chatter in my
ear, “oh Schweety woman, I’m talking to you”,
why aren’t you talking to me, Schweety woman,
I love you, Schweety woman……

“Honey you know I need quiet in the morning,
I love you too….now just a few more minutes
“But Schweety woman I want to talk to you,”
“Phoenix, (our dog) mom doesn’t want to talk
to me.” “Phoenix talk to me….”

As you may have guessed I couldn’t resist
anymore and busted out laughing….he is
such a vital part to my well being, to my
happiness, he makes me smile, I’ve concluded
that he can interrupt my quiet anytime….

Used wonderFall kit by NBK
The photo I got off of Pinterest.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Trick or Treat

A couple of years ago I made a treat bag for the grandkids filled with items to make smores with. I just loved the marshmellow ghosts.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crazy Hair Day

 Eli and Lucas enjoying Crazy Hair Day at school!

A Dad's Love

Stef posted a picture of Risa painting her daddy's nails, of course I had to scrap it!

What daddy's do to make their princess' happy. I'm sure Isaac is very thankful that the nail polish just peels right off once it's dry. What a great dad you are Isaac! Painting nails is her favorite thing to do.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay - Coastline, Beach, Among friends, Bliss, Explorer, Wish, Cultivate
Fotoblendz #7
MultiMedia Hears #3
Find my way overlays

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Star Gazer

Used mostly NBK products
Dear Diary

Anna Aspnes
Find my way overlays4

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Climb Every Mountain

I saw this photo on pinterest and had to scrap it. It reminded me how if we work together we can accomplish anything.

Anna Aspnes
Artplay palette Auriferous _Paperie
Auriferous Overlays and Transfers
Autumn Rust -overlay
Autumn Soul - Art Stroke
Forester - Splatter

Dear Diary - Magic Lights

Sunday, August 6, 2017


I'm in a dance mood, hence all the ballet layouts.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Sparkle Edge Overlays1
ArtPlay Studious - Butterfly
ArtPlay Sugar - Artstroke
ArtPlay TresBon - Overlay-recolored

Watch Me Soar

I used Dear Diary solid papers, ABP1,Artstrokes, Magiclights

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Everything NBK Designs:

I used anything possible ABP, Overlays and solid paper.  I also used some splatters from template PL2015.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 2 Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. 'Omaha' refers to a section of the coast of Normandy.  On D-Day, the untested 29th Infantry Division, along with nine companies of U.S. Army Rangers redirected from Pointe du Hoc, were to assault the western half of the beach. The battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division was given the eastern half. The initial assault waves, consisting of tanks, infantry, and combat engineer forces, were carefully planned to reduce the coastal defenses and allow the larger ships of the follow-up waves to land. The primary objective at Omaha was to secure a beachhead of eight kilometres (5 miles) depth, between Port-en-Bessin and the Vire River, linking with the British landings at Gold to the east, and reaching the area of Isigny to the west to link up with VII Corps landing at Utah.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Inclement
Light Leaks3

Day 2 Pointe du Hoc - France

We followed the route of the Rangers and visited the bunkers and the Rangers Memorial.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Airy
Light Leaks 1
Artplay Generations -transfer
Multimedia - Daisys 2

Bayeux France - Day 2

Bayeux is known for two famous trans-Channel invasions. The conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 started from Bayeux, while on June 6th, 1944 the Allied D-Day (invasion force struck the beaches just north of the town. Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi occupation during the 1944 Battle of Normandy and survived almost completely unscathed. On 16 June 1944 General Charles de Gaulle made his first important speech on liberated French soil in Bayeux. The town hosts the largest British war cemetery in Normandy and is an excellent base for visiting the Normandy beaches.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Garland
Multi Media Leaves 6

Honfleur, France Day2, pg1

We stopped to have lunch at this lovely fishing village in Honfleur.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Breakaway - Paper
Artplay Capture - Transfer
Artplay Old World - Star fish element

Saturday, July 15, 2017

France Day1 pg3

The old market place is the vibrant centre of Rouen, where where we found the church of Joan of Arc, the place where she was burned at the stake but also a lively market where the locals like to spend their time.

Everything Anna Aspnes

Artplay Hygge - paper background

France Day1 pg2

 The clock tower Le Gros Horloge, a fourteenth century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy. The Renaissance facade represents a golden sun with 24 rays on a starry blue background.

Everything Anna Aspnes

Artplay Neige - clock piece
Artplay Time - Clock
Artplay Explore - Clock part
Artplay Hygge - paper background

France vacation day 1, pg 1

Day 1 of our tour we followed the River Seine to Rouen, capital of Normandy, to admire its ancient cathedral - a masterpiece of the Gothic style and the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet – We wandered through the narrow streets beneath the Great Clock to the old market square. Here, a superb modern church commemorates the burning of Joan of Arc on this very spot in 1431.

Everything Anna Aspnes:

Albums Project Template 2016
Artplay Amour

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

An Island Grows

Stefanie has opened a daycare, one of the things they do is story time and afterwards do a project that reinforces the story.

 In the book An Island Grows by Lola M. Schaefer we learned that island's are made from lava. Inspired by this process, we made lava to study and manipulate.

Scented coconut sand, shells, and glass jewles are always a fun way to explore the beachside of an island.

It seems that not only lava creates islands, but little ones can too.

Three new islands just popped out of the ocean today.

Risa's Letter

Stefanie said, Risa is typing you a letter. She told me what it said, "Dear Oma and Gampie. I hope you are having a good day and winter. I sent you a card in the mail and you are going to love it. I love you Oma and Gampie."

Of course I just had to scrap this!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Disney 2017

My daughter in law posted some pictures from their Disney trip, of course I had to scrap them.  I did one layout, then decided she had enough pictures for a two page spread.  So essentially I created 3 layouts from her pictures.

Here is the original one page spread:

Here is the left side of the two page spread:

Here is the right side:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snow Fun

Risa trying to catch a snowflake.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Trimming the tree

Hoping to continue to catch up on layouts.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Blue Christmas

I took these pictures in the Mall, I thought Tiffany had some elegant windows set-up.  They probably do it every year, I just never stopped to look.

Cocoa Break

First post of the New Year, hoping to do more layouts this year.  Little Risa enjoying a cup of hot Cocoa.