Layout a day for Lent complete!!


Tonight I just finished my last layout for my layout a day during lent challenge. I actually made more layouts than I had planned and will post another day on that. 

I’m very happy that I was able to fulfill my goal with only one layout half-done and finished the next day. I’m very happy with doing something positive and creative as a Lenten practice. 

Now, for some sewing!

Happy Easter and Passover everyone… Enjoy your Easter candy!  

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share – First Stick of 2015

Hello everyone!  … I’m still going with my layout-a-day for Lent project… three more to do and the project is done!! I thought I’d share todays layout, I used one of CZ Design’s layouts on top of a 12×12 base and Little Feet Digital Designs  Aure il ague Oregon kit….so glad I remembered it had a stick!! Have a great evening everyone!




A page a day for Lent


It all started quite innocently enough.  I was chatting with our new pastor at church, we were talking about art and making things and what we do, and she mentioned that she had made a collage a day for lent last year.  hmmmm interesting.  You see a) I am not a terribly religious person b) I grew up presbyterian and we did not observe lent in any participatory way (my mother thought that was only for catholics) c) have I mentioned I’m not a terribly religious person?  Pastor Stacy talked about adding a practice during lent, rather than just always focusing on sacrifice.  That, I thought was very interesting, never had I heard about adding something, it was always about punishment.  So I go to thinking about what I could do that would be realistic and meaningful to me, and I came up with doing a scrapbook page a day every day during lent.

I have done layout a day challenges successfully several times in the past, so I knew I could get through 30 days with out too much craziness, but 47 is more challenging.  I decided to take it on.  I’m keeping track just so I don’t make myself crazy.  I include traditional “scrapbook layouts” as well as mini-books (December Daily) and Project Life pages under the umbrella of Scrapbook Layouts …I should really call it just Memory Keeping.  Anyway, I’m happy to report that I am on track.  I had a minor glitch a few saturdays ago when I had a layout 3/4 finished on my desk, then life happened, the day got super busy, friends came over to exclaim over the hole in the dining room wall (that’s another post) and have a little hangout and before you knew it, it was almost midnight.  So 3/4 of a layout that day…but, I did not just throw in the towel.  The next day, I got up early, finished the layout and got back on track with one layout every day.

Working on this project has helped me streamline my process(more fodder for another post) and honestly, kept the idea of lent more at the front of my feeble little brain rather than floating around the ether.  Now that it’s Holy Week, I’m coming to the end of my project, which will be Easter Sunday.  Do I keep going, or leave it at 47 consecutive layouts (plus an extra 7 I made at the crop on Saturday)???  Can’t decide but the feeling of getting projects done and memories recorded is pretty darned awesome!  I’ll keep you posted!  Are you working on any long-term memory keeping projects?

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share – Not Enough Caffeine


I know, two posts in less than a month…alert the media.  Today, I wanted to share another digital layout I did last week, this one featuring two of my favorite people.



So I’m the Creative Team Leader for LFDD, and when Janet told me she was working on a Coffee themed kit, my first thought was…oh man, I don’t drink coffee, how am I going to use her kit?!  Never fear, I always come up with something, and I have a few more ideas up my sleeve…  I can’t believe this photo is only 3 years ago, the girls have changed so much in three years!!  This my friends is why I’m a memory keeper, to capture these little moments that will not come this way again.

Kit:  “Coffee Shoppe” from  Little Feet Digital Designs.    My dear friend and partner in crime, Janet has designed the cutest coffee themed kit!

Template from Masterful Scrapbooking Design class:  Single & Pretty (and if you don’t know MSD, get over there pronto!  worth every penny and loads of great stuff!!!) .

Thanks for stopping by… More goodies in the works.


Memory Keeping:: Layout Share – Love, Oregon

No, I have not fallen off of the face of the earth

No, I have not fallen in a 7 foot high snow bank (although, you never know around here!)

Yes, we seemed to have survived the record-breaking snowfall here in Boston (and if I never hear the phrase “historic snowfall” again it will be too soon)

Yes, I’ve been making lots of things…lots of memory keeping, sewing, projects, a little knitting, a little cooking

No I have not been diligent about blogging about it.

So there you have it.



I am challenging myself to make a scrapbook layout a day during all 50 days of Lent (more on that in another post) so far so good!  I wanted to start sharing my layouts so here goes… I realized when I saw Janet’s kit “Aure il aug a Oregon” that I have only made one page about my trips to Oregon.  I have a separate  mini-album about my 3 retreat experiences but nothing to share in the main memory keeping albums, so let’s fix that shall we?  On my last trip to Gearhart, we did a little touring on the way back to Portland and our flight home.  I am so glad that we didn’t give in to inertia and just go straight to PDX but took the detour and went to see Multnomah Falls.  Oh my word, stunning, and beautiful and really an easy walk to the main viewing platform.   Little Feet Digital Designs kit was perfect with all the beautifully aged papers (my favorite kind) and natural elements and, hello…that journal card?  swoon!   Can’t wait to make some more pages about my west coast adventures.

Kit:  “Aure il aug a Oregon” from  Little Feet Digital Designs.    Check out Janet’s blog and all of her beautiful kits, gor-ge-ous!  (p.s. Janet was a guest blogger at ScrapStacks Blog this week!  Yay Janet!)

Template from Masterful Scrapbooking Design class:  Single & Pretty (and if you don’t know MSD, get over there pronto!  worth every penny and loads of great stuff!!!) .

Thanks for stopping by… Lots more to upload soon.