Honey Bunch

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Hi my friends!  Today I bring you another layout that I just completed using a kit I purchased from a local scrapbook shop Paper Daisies  in Sparks, NV. That gorgeous shabby frame came with the kit.  I bought this kit at some point last year with several friends.  We finally found the time to all get together and this kit done.At some point I would love to take a class or two there.  But that requires alot more planning on my part.

However, with that said....I added the quote, the clothesline, the silver frame, the burlap, and the branch cut in the upper right corner.  The kit came with an actual branch for the corner but it just didn't suit me. I just love this paper line French Country from Graphic 45 . The clothes on the line were cut with the Cricut from the Cartridge Everyday Paper dolls, the branch was cut from Cricut Christmas/Noel Solutions Cartridge. The flowers were made by my friend Sondra aka Scrappy by Design. Thanks Sondra you do such beautiful work!  Some of the items on here I have had forever...it always feels good to dig through my stash and find something I had forgotten about and be able to use.

I apologize for the photo quality but we have been getting rain and snow, and I kept getting a glare when I tried to take the photo inside.  And of course this is way too bulky to try to scan in!

The photo was taken a couple of summers ago by my daughter-in-law,  when my husband and I were able to have most of the grandchildren with us.  It truly was a challenge to get a decent photo of everyone in this little group!

What a joy! Happy Scrapping...creating....life!



Sunday, February 2, 2014


Hi my friends!  I know you all probably think I am the biggest flake!  I have had so many life's ups and downs over the past couple months.  First in November my husband had shoulder surgery.  He's already back to work and doing fine...Praise God!  On November 21st my mother in law came to visit for Thanksgiving.  She got pneumonia while she was here and hospitalized in our hospital.  Ten days later she was sent to a larger hospital in Reno and was placed in ICU.  They discovered a lung disease that she didn't know she had.  They gave her 2 days to 2 months to live.  On January 3rd she was able to come to our home under hospice care and home health care.  She was totally bed ridden. On January 7th she passed away.  I feel that she was waiting to be with family that cared and at home instead of in the hospital.  This has been a very difficult time for us.  She was so full of vitality before she got the pneumonia.  She golfed, was the bingo caller at her park in AZ, helped tend to the gardens down there, and swam every day.  She was truly loved, blessed our lives, and will be missed greatly.

Remember the posts I was doing of the heritage pages of the book that I made for her 75th birthday?  Well here are 2 more. 
The next set of pages in the book are of my mother-in-law's maternal grandparents.  She was so blessed to have so many wonderful photos and I was so blessed to be able to scrap them for her.  Because of this I was able to get in touch with some relatives that I had met but never really gotten to know.What a blessing that is! Her Aunt Patty and Uncle Rudy were a terrific help with telling me stories about their parents. 

On the middle page I included a fold out that has all of the names and information on thier children. They had 12 of them! The bottom picture is one of the few pictures we have of her grandfather.  I included a copy of a newspaper clipping that told of their marriage. 

I will try to get more pages up shortly and maybe another tutorial or two.  We will just see what life brings my way.  I hope you are encouraged to preserve the pictures and stories of your past.  We never know when we won't be able to ask our families about their life and what they know of our heritage.

May your days be blessed with love and family.