Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Serendipity Sneak Peak - June 2009

You are going to adore the altered kit this month! That is all I can say. Kristen has put together phenomenal papers and embellishments and a mini album that is to die for! I am in love with all of the papers in this kit. Check out http://serendipityscrapbooks.com to see the sneak peeks in the store! Way to go Kristen!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I {Heart} Heritage Photos

Have I said I love working with heritage photos? Some of you are blessed to have a lot of vintage family photos. Get them out, scan them, repair them and use them! I have been working on my family genealogy for about 6 years now. I have hit a couple of "dead ends" with "father unknown" and such. However, I have 671 people in my tree! I can trace back as far as the 1400's on the Whitney side of the family and so far I am back to the 1600's with the Osbaldeston side of the family. So I am doing well on my mom and dad's lineages. I also am working on Jim's family. Not so far back yet there but I hope to get back as far with his family too! What a rich history! How I wish I had written records though. It would be wonderful to know what some of the family thought when they left England to come to the United States. Well, it all will involve more research! I consider this my life-long project.

All of the layouts above are done in various heritage styles. The sisters and Flossie were all Whitney's prior to marriage. Young Bob and the Ring Us layout are my uncle, who died in WWII, and my dad, respectively. Finally Cowboy Up features my DH and his brother.

I think this really is my favorite style of scrapbooking. Now, to get these layouts in organized albums!

Be well, and cherish your own roots and heritage.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Creating Economical Layouts with GREAT Stuff!

So some of you know that I was one of four people picked to be on the Scrapbuck.com design team! I think Scrapbuck has one of the absolute best price points on the web today. There are so many items priced at a dollar! The products are of great quality and fun to work with. I made the two layouts above with products exclusively from the store.

The first one is really from my life today. Who doesn't love baseball? This was Preston's baseball pitching debut. What the 8 to 9 year olds lack in accuracy they sure make up in form. They all have the major league mound moves down.

The second one is from the past. Those of you who have known me in my BP (before Preston) phase will recognize my zippy little sports car. I had so much fun with the Scrapbuck products! It was fun to look back on those great memories.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and be sure to check out Scrapbuck.com.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vintage Tags Everywhere!

I am participating in a vintage tag swap on Scrapbook.com. I have three themes to work on; birds and butterflies, clocks, locks and keys and tea cups. I have the first two done and waiting patiently for the last ones to dry. Ever since taking the tag class a Collage on Woodstock, I am hooked.

I love vintage and heritage scrapbooking and these are like little mini canvases! I have been using loads of walnut ink and glimmer mist!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Serendipity Scrapbooks is pleased to announce our first ever month long CROP! You know you want to participate!

Are you ready for a Hair Raising Event? I know we are. And we have so much in store for you for the month of May. Every Design Team member has 50 points (including me) to give away during the month and even some RAKs for you. There will be challenges, loads of games, Deals of the DAY, secret hiding places in the store, and best of all Blue Light Specials available to each and every one of you.

This will be a non stop event starting May 1 - May 31st! So join us every day because you never know when points will be handed out to add to your total which will put you one step closer to being our May Mayhem Queen!