Sunday, December 31, 2017

Then and Now

Jim found an old picture of us from 2000.  Thought I would do a layout of what we looked like then and what we look like now....

Saturday, December 30, 2017

And so it begins......

Risa has joined the ranks of her Oma and Mother, a true Sci Fi Fan.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Whizzo
PhotoBlendz Overlay5
Watercolor FotoBlendz5
12X12 Edge Overlay5
Book Textures1
Wordart Mix1

Santa Baby

This is for the template challenge, I also did the latest tutorial that Anika put out there using the Dither effect. My subject is my step daughter Shanelle, such a drama queen.....hee hee

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Selfie Newbies

Selfie Newbies for sure. I thought it would be a good time to get a picture of Jim and I this morning before going to Christmas Eve services.....We are so not good at them, Jim was squinting and wondering why there was no flash in the first one. The second one he still didn't know where to look and I look like I'm irritated....not good pictures, but we laughed about them all the way to church. It felt like one of those commercials of old people trying to figure out the new laptop and not realizing they were recording everything they were saying while trying to figure out the darn thing.....hee hee

Anna Aspnes - Artsy Template 261
AFT Designs - Lively (paper)

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 22, 2017

Mary did you know?

Mary did you know has always been one of my favorite Christmas songs.  Tonight as I was listening to it once again I decided a layout needed to happen. 

A combination of kits was used to create this with lots and lots of blending.

Anna Aspens:
Artplay Joyeux
Evergreen Edge Overlays1
Snow Overlay

White Christmas-Artsy Bits, Baubles and magic lights

Golden Lights (bow)


Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy would give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when your kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb---.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great--I--- AM---.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Jopke Designs - Stillness of Winter
Anna Aspnes - Evergreen Edge  No 1


Again I used a photo/painting from Pinterest to start this layout.  As everyone knows I have always been partial to angels.  This one was perfect to use with Jopke's kit "Stillness of Winter".  When I saw her kit I thought of Peace, what better way to depict peace then having an angel watching over us each night.

Thanks for looking!

Creat your Magic

I'm always collecting pictures off of Pinterest and thought Soco's template was perfect to showcase some of them.

Soco - Hey December

Anna Aspnes
Artplay Neige - Solid Papier2
Artplay Aspera - Gold Paint
Evergreen Edge Overlays 11-4

Brandy Murry

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Discussion Among Friends 2

Same photo - different style:

Discussion Among Friends

My daughter watches these two little girls, they are about the same age as Risa.  The girls had seen the movie Coco and they are discussing it with Risa, this is what my daughter wrote about it.  Out of the mouths of babes!  Ha ha....

These girls crack me up. I was listening in on their conversation about the movie Coco, and how funny it was. Then they started talking about how they are Mexican because they like spicy food. What Mexican doesn't like spicy food, right!?!? Then Risa asked the girls, "What is your mom made of?" (Translation: What is your mom's ethnicity?) The girls responded, "Nothing, she's normal!"

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Family Movie Night for the Martinez'

Stefanie, Isaac and Risa at the show watching Coco....they all loved it!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

France Vacation 2017

I finally finished the pages of my vacation book, some I 've posted already, these are the ones I haven't posted yet.

Friday, November 24, 2017

November 2018 Calendar Topper

Finally my 2018 calendar is complete with the November page.  A little background to the page, we have 9 grandkids, but only 8 were in attendance.  We had to have our daughter take pictures today of Risa send them to me.  I cropped her photo and added her to the November grouping.  My daughter and I laughed about it and said how glad we were to have her be able to participate with her cousins in the photo my photoshop program for sure.

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!