Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sweet Susannah | January 20, 2010

Great News!!! This layout has been selected for publication by Scrapbook News and Review!!

Unfortunately, that means it's been temporarily removed from this page, but it will be back May 31, 2010.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

365 Days of Sunshine | December 2, 2009

When I first saw this sunshine element, I right away thought of the song, "You are my sunshine..." and of course, I thought of my adorable nephew as the one who had brightened so many of my days. These photos were taken when we celebrated his first birthday.


My Sweet Nephew Charlie,
How can  you be one already? It seems like just yesterday that you arrived, but you've already brought me 365 days of sunshine. I love you!
- Your Aunt Rebecca

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Last week's sewing page was good enough to get me into Round 2 of the Supreme Team IX Contest at - Yeah, me!! Again, I had to create a page using only the scrapbook kit provided, and this one was completely different from the last one. All the colors and elements were bright and fun, and there were so many to choose from, I had trouble picking which ones to use in my layout!

I barely finished this layout in time to meet the contest deadline. I had misread the due date, and suddenly realized I had only a few hours to finish.

Dipsy Doodle by Dylabel Designs and Dancing Princess Designs
Fonts: CK Ali's Hand and 3HourTour

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sewing is a family tradition | 1957-1982

In 1957 my grandma sewed winter coats for herself and her three daughters. My mom, pictured in the red coat, is quite the sewist herself, and made most of the outfits I am wearing in the photos along the left side of this layout. (One of them, 1977, was sewn by her sister Maria for my cousin Gina, and then handed down to me.)

1957: Great-grandma Pronk, Grandma Eleveld, my mom, Aunt Maria, Aunt Johanne
1975-1979, 1981-1982: me
1980: me with mom and brother Ray

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I did this page for the Supreme Team IX Contest at
This was hard because we had to use ONLY the kit provided, absolutely no other materials. The theme of the kit was vintage sewing and it had some great elements that inspired my page, but then I ended up wanting to include so many photos... that they didn't make it ON to the page!

Credits: Sew Chic by Tricia Curtis, fonts are CK Ali's Hand and Times New Roman

Friday, February 5, 2010

Point Loma | December 26, 2009

Pictured: Ashley & Mike Cappelle, their dog Toulouse, me, and the historic Point Loma Lighthouse.
Photos by Ashley Cappelle.

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I did this layout for a Speed Scrap at, a site I just learned about. A speed scrap means you get instructions every 10 minutes for 1 hour and then create as you go, adding in the new instructions. I still need to add some journaling, but the main page is done!

It should be noted that there would not be _TWELVE_ flowers on this page without it having been a speed scrap direction!!

Seasonal Sampler, Happy Go Lucky, and Harvest Spice by Shabby Princess; Monthly Memories by Jennifer Barrette and Bella Gypsy; Choose the Right by Sexy and Hot Mama Scrapper; Slice of Life by the ScrapMatters Design Team; Everyday Tag Wrap by Katie Pertiet