Road Trip Series-Heart at Work

Welcome to the second layout in my Road Trip Series!  My grandmother had the heart of a servant and was a great example of servitude.  She had a big heart and such a spirit of forgiveness.  I titled this layout  Heart at work to reflect her spirit.


Grandmama worked at Beecham Memorial Hospital for as long as I could remember.  I would love to meet her at workplace.   I would come to the back of the hospital bursting at the seam to see her in her white uniform and nurses shoes. She would make me a glass of tea and we would hug and greet one another.  I wanted this page to reflect her, her style her liking.  She was very dainty and loved little Nick Knacks and pretty things.  How big her heart was and that she poured it out in everything she did.



I matted my  pictures ones a close up and one is sort of a title picture.  Now that I am a memory keeper I try to take pictures that tell a story as well.  I used opaque Spray Mists  to splatter the background to add some color to the Kraft cardstock.  I heart cardstock.  After the photos I took them off and began to build on my canvas.  I used the Daily Stories Collection by Theresa Collins  and base layered with black cardstock.  I cut up a 4 x 6 journaling card for the days of the week since this LO is work related.  The journaling for this trip was already written so I simply copied and paste.

1-IMG_7253I used a pun in the title that is so fitting, Heart at work.  I wanted to mix titles as I like to do so I used Thickers and my silhouette.

I hope this layout has inspired you to tell your story.



Road Trip Series-Going Postal

Over the Summer my husband took me on a much needed healing road trip.  I had not seen my mom in a while so the trip started with her.  Off to Memphis we headed and surprised her for Mothers Day.  It was great we arrived in the middle of the night hoping not to wake her and we’d wait until the morning. FAIL.  Pepper(my 7 pound snoodle) burst in her room and we were BUSTED! LOL  During this trip we also drove a few more hours south.  I wanted to go back and document all the things/places my Grandmother and I did in her hometown Magnolia, Mississippi  The next series of posts I will share my memories.

Lets begin with Going Postal.  Funny Title for a funny memory.


We arrived at my Grandmothers house although it has been sold it still stands.  Severely Weathered, mis-shapened and covered in a Tarp…..mail box in tact.  Even had mail in it.  The mailbox was the only tangible external thing I capture and as I looked at it closely I realized….A DYNO Label. Is that what was on that mail box…that darn label survived hurricane Katrina!  How Funny.



The Silhouette was working overtime on this layout.  I used a honeycomb and its negative frame from KBS to play off the honeycomb background.  I placed a few buttons, Road Trip veneers and punched out butterfly.



Since this square makes for a large canvas I used  a large title combining Thickers and the Grand Hotel Font.




I could not help whipping out my Dymo Label on this layout too.  I used coordinating letter cardstock from the Sprinkled With Love Collection it seemed to compliment this layout perfectly.




Kim’s Bridal Shower

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Celebrate Your 1st Apartment


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Beale Street


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Mr and Mrs Hopkins


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Happy Fathers Day


Hello, It’s Fathers Day here in the United States, a day where Dads are honored and remembered.   I wanted to share a layout I complete a few weeks back as a design team project.  My husband and stepson are thick as thieves and this layouts shares a few things that show A Fathers Love. Here’s […]

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Things I am Lovin’


Hi! Just wanted to drop in a share some Things I am Lovin’ PaperClipping RoundTable-this is the best scrapbooking podcast!  Noelle and Izzzy her husband produce a quality show packed full with industry teachers and leaders.  Their picks of the week segment is just fantastic. Check it out.   Jillibean Soup Mini Placemats-I just love […]

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Best Wishes


Hello, This card is a trip!  Let  me just get that out of the way! LOL.  I make custom cards as many of you know and recently I was asked to create a Wedding card  for my coworker by June 5th.  Ok no big deal.  I noticed she didn’t give me colors or a theme. […]

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The Call


Howdy! I hope you are doing great and taking advantage of the summer goodness.  I will admit…I have not.   I have been inside doing all kinds of things check it out here.  This is the final day for my kill the kit series and this layout is so personal, raw and memorable…but it doesn’t […]

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