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Life Is Splendid

Life Is Splendid


PattyB Scraps

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This lovely kits has a beautiful array of pinks, lavender and beige colors with a pop of orange. I found it to be versatile in letting me create a traditional layout as well as a light colored almost painterly layout.

My first page uses the gorgeous beige wallpaper/grungy background to showcase a vintage photo. Love the pops of orange and red!




My next page was inspired by one of the accent elements, “Life is a Journey” with the bootprints. I blended a photo onto a canvas background and plopped the accent element on top.


Life is a Journey

The greens of the accent went well with the lake coloring on the faded blend.

Floral Notes Kit

Floral Notes Kit


Carena’s Designs

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Carena’s Designs always has beautiful kits and this kit is no exception! I wanted to find a musical photo I could use but ended up with pages that were quite different from what I started with. The coloring goes well with vintage photos and I couldn’t resist putting together a page of my mother-in-law and one of her beaus :-)

Louise & beau

My second page was inspired by a recent article about bobolinks and how the destruction of their habitat is affecting the population. It would be a very sad day if they weren’t around!


One of the things I enjoy about using scrapbook kits, is that sometimes the kit will have me remembering some long ago memory. This week’s kit did just that. I  Super coloring in the kit, pops of yellow on brown and beige. Gorgeous backgrounds and lots of great elements … oh a coffee beans and related stuff :-) I’m not a coffee drinker so I thought I was going to have a hard time figuring out something to scrap about but while I was surfing, looking for inspiration, I found a picture of a coffee maker just like the one my folks had and the page was born…

Moning Coffee Memories

My second page took advantage of the earthy colors to do a page on a recent visit to a beautiful spot within the city limits


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From scrapbooking to sewing to photography and many combinations, I hope to share what I've discovered and am discovering along the way. I am new on this journey and have my fingers in too many projects, including building content on this site.

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