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Halloween 2018

This year we attended the Trunk or Treat at my daughter’s school the Monday before Halloween. It was nice outside, warm but not too warm. Something told me it would be cold on Wednesday, and it was. Monday it was about mid 50s to 60s and two days later when they were ready to go trick-or-treating, the temperatures dropped to the 30s. It was cold and windy. I refused to take them door to door just for some candy. Their dad ended up taking them out, but they definitely had to wrap up. Either way, they had fun both days and looked so cute in their costumer. My son wanted to be Cat Boy from PJ Masks and my daughter is Winged Victory Mercy from Overwatch (photo here of the character).





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Growing Up | Scrapbook Layout

Hiii!! New post for a new layout. It’s been a minute…again. I have been spending a lot of time on my games and within the community. It has felt really good to reconnect with a passion that I could not enjoy for a little while, but I am going to have to find a balance. Anyway, on to the layout…

This page is all about my baby girl growing up. She is in fifth grade now and time is moving too fast. I still remember when she was a chubby cheek baby that smiled all of the time. Wherever we would go, people would say how pretty she was and they loved how happy she was. It was rare she cried or was upset. Now that she is going older, her range of emotions and how she deals with things is different as expected. One thing I try to teach her is that it is okay to feel how you feel. Learning to handle those feelings and how you react to things in an appropriate way is something that we have been discussing. She does pretty well. A few times I have heard her get tilted on Overwatch and that’s when it is time to pause, back away from the game, and talk about how she could have handle it differently. Sometimes it is what it is. We are human and aren’t all going to agree with one another. She is learning though. I hate that the world isn’t as sweet as she thought it was when she was younger, but I would rather she find out things now when I can walk through them with her. All of that was on my mind as I created this layout.

This photo was from a couple of years ago and we were heading out to pick something up after school. We were still in Wisconsin and it looks like it was a warm October day. To get the look of this layout, I used the following digital scrapbook products from The Lilypad:

  • In Review | October 17 Templates – Sabrina’s Creations
  • Then & Now | Kit – Designed by Soco and Sara Gleason’s Collaboration


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  • A lovely page, as always–and bittersweet for me, too. I remember those days when Allen used to go completely nuts over computer problems (whether it was the game, or the machine). ReplyCancel

Digital Scrapbooking Day 2018

To digital scrapbookers, today is a big day. There are activities going on all over the internet to celebrate our craft and all that it means to us. DSD’s roots go back to 2007. I discovered digital scrapbooking in the beginning 2008 when I was pregnant with my daughter. I would post and browse the forums at BabyCenter throughout the evenings when I got home from work. I noticed women started sharing these graphics and intricate signatures on their posts. Immediately, I began the search to figure out what it is and how I can do it. By the time my baby girl was born, I had started her album about her journey from conception up til the day of her birth. My maternity leave was full of learning about mommyhood and creating digital pages for our memories. This is not just a hobby for me. It is how I preserve my family’s memories.

If you are in the mood for some fun, games and maybe even some chats, check out the forums at The Lilypad and Sweet Shoppe Designs. Everyone has been and still is working hard to make it an enjoyable day. Please stop by the forums. I will be on this evening to partake in some challenges and leaving some love in the galleries.

All of the credits and product links will be under the layouts at the end.











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