I love this Christmas spread from our first Christmas together. I love the silver cut out snowflakes, the hints of red and the cut out of Jake coming out of the photo.

I even used material! The silver "snake skin" was a scrap from my sewing box. 
 
 
This is from our visit a couple years ago to Texas. 


So fun. 

It was so nice to get away from work and our regular "to dos" plus we made some great memories. 

Naturally, I had to make an adorable page spread for the occasion.

Favorites:

1. Color scheme

2. So may different types of paper!

3. Incorporating pattern on navy blue paper on p.2 to large faint yellow design on right bottom corner

4. Mix matched stripes on page 2

5. "time", "always", "life" sticker brads on p. 1

6. The mustard brads [p.2 on the stripes]

7. The photos, I love these pictures...
 
 
This was from a fun work party. Each branch in our District got to design a bowling pin to represent their office. 

I live in Southern Utah with all the hicks, rednecks and cowboys.

Needless to say I couldn't resist making the most stereotypical cowboy pin.

AND just so we are clear "Mega Fun Night" was the name of the party, I'm not that cheesy. 


Favorites

1. The wild paper

2. The be-jewled "FUN" letters; I cut out the letters with a cricket and glued the jewels on.

3. The pin cutouts being knocked over by the bowling pin cutout.

4. Jake bowling action cutouts on p.2
 
 
Happy 4rth everybody!

This is one of my spreads from last year's four of July. 

Favorites:

1. The photo layout of p.1
           I love the cut outs from the parade (cowboy, drummer boy, and flag float)

2. The "telegram" on p.2 for the page description

3. The different buttons and starts

4 The paper; I got these papers in a small pack. So cute, so worth it.
 
 
Favorites:

1. "Conference" lettering; I used rub-ons and also a fine point sharpie to match the style for the letters I didn't have.

2. Picture layout; I really like the smaller pictures I used (close up of me with Jake's hat & back of riding horse) to add more layers to the page,

3. The dried rose
 
 
Can I just say how fun underwater cameras are?

They are kinda expensive for a disposable camera but its one of those things I splurg on when we go to a water park.
Favorites:

1. Lace

2. Circle detail; I cut a circle and then cut the spiral out of another scrap. I just went around with my scissors and let it be a little chaotic. I glued a gem and ribbon bow in the middle.

3. The picture layout...

4 Yellow scalloped paper under the bottom half of the page (kinda hard to see in this picture)
 
 
p.1
p.2
This is another page from Jake's proposal. We went to dinner and walked around downtown San Antonio earlier in the date. We captured some great memories....

I really love the pictures we took so I had to make the page just as cute!

Favorites:

1. Pom-pom ribbon

2. The paper; so many different types of papers and colors! Love them...

3. Pop up letters, "texas" [p.1] and "tweet" [p.2.]

4. Use of Alamo brochure

5. Page 2; need I say more?!
 
 
I was feeling nostalgic because Jake proposed in June...

Favorites:

1. The proposal story [p.2]; I love all the images and different stickers I used to make up the story.

2. The clusters [both pages] of flowers, pop stickers etc.

 
 
p.1

1. Gold Elements; Diamond brads & chains

2. The lace (both pages)

3. Incoporating the peice-y circles & half circles

4. Using arrow for "up" on p. 1

5. Pops of blue; dots on p. 1 are scraps from hole puncher!

6. Letters for title; I used Corina's cricket. So handy! There is a glare but I also used the same lettering on   p. 2 for my "I" at the being of my explanation paragraph and for the "{ }" symbols

7. "I love Jake" picture. Great pictures make a cute page 100 times better.
p. 2
 
 
page 1
page 2
This one is from our vacation to Lake Powell last June. It was so fun. You get really pooped out though being in the hot playing all day so we took a nap and Corina got some funny pictures. I had to use them, of course!

Favorites:

1. Waves on both pages

2. Pictures "hanging" by clothes pins on p.1

3. Different patterned pages for "SLEEP"

4. Square folds on bottom of p 1 and bottom left of p.2 
*I made the squares by cutting squares, all the same size, and then cutting circles that where larger than the squares but just large enough for the corners of the squares to touch the rim of the circle. I then folded the excess circle over the squares. I used the same paper for all my circles and a couple different kinds for my squares.


5. The typewriter on p.2; I drew it with ink! So proud.