January 24, 2017

Cherished Memories

Cherished memories...that's why I scrapbook! Having the pictures and written memories documented on a page that can be remembered and cherished forever.

My dad died from a long illness a year and a half ago. My mother was his full time caregiver in the home for four years. His one request was to be at home and not in a nursing home and my mother was able to do that for him. I guess I'm telling you this because I want you to know what a selfless, caring woman my mother is. Since she lives in Illinois and all of her 4 children live in southern states, she now comes to stay with us during the harshest winter months. A three week stay at each southern home means she misses the worst of the cold weather for three months at her home.

I picked my mom up at my brother's house in Louisiana two days before New Year's. During the first week of her visit we were discussing states that we had visited. I was fortunate as a child that my parents took a vacation every two years to show us much of the United States. As a result I have been in more than half of the United States. My mom mentioned that she only had two states that she had not been to: Hawaii and Florida. Well, I've never been to Hawaii due to the cost, but I've been to Florida many times. Since we live in Mississippi, it is only a 5 hour drive to the panhandle of Florida. I turned to my mom and said "well, I can't do much about Hawaii, but we can take you to Florida this weekend!" Little did I know that the weekend we went would be an ice storm in Mississippi and below freezing weather in Florida. But we went anyway and had a wonderful time. I'll never forget the time we shared together making these special memories!

A few days after we got home, my mom was reading a book that took place in North Dakota. She looked at me and said: "I don't think I've ever been to North Dakota!" I love my mom!!

Project Life Kit used: Adventure
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January 13, 2017

Hello 2017

Hello 2017! As I start a new year scrapbooking with Project Life, I decided to create a layout about me. (A rare occurrence for me). I love this Stamping Up Kit All Year Long! When I saw the card "Focus on the Good" I knew I had to use it. This is what I've been trying to do for the past several months, especially with social media. There is so much negativity being posted and I never want to be a part of that. I try to focus on the good and keep all of my posts positive. So here's to another year of Project Life layouts and staying positive!

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Supply list for this layout:
Template-Big Shot 2 Square
Font- San Francisco, Tahoma
Kit-SU All Year Long
Stickers- Adventure

January 04, 2017

Christmas is a wrap!

I'm so excited that I've finished my Christmas layouts and it's only the first week of January! All of these layouts were started in the app and then the embellishments were added using the Over app. I savemy  digital scrapbooking supplies in Dropbox for easy access.

Are you finished scrapbooking Christmas layouts? The Project Life System helps you get it done fast and festive!