Sunday, September 30, 2012

Family is everywhere

I've been living here in California for 13 years as of September 27th. While I love it here, my very best girlfriends are still back in Ohio. Occasionally I get to missin' them something awful, and when I do, I digiscrap pictures of them and their families.

With Fall in full swing for most folks in the Northern Hemisphere, my thoughts turn to leaves, cool air, and bonfires with those girlfriends. Since they're not here, and we can't make that happen, I got to work. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Renita posted this photo from several years ago on Facebook. It's her and her two oldest kids, looking great. I fell in love with it! When this kit came along, I knew it was a perfect match!

When this kit came along, I knew it was a perfect match! The kit is a collaboration between Aimee Harrison and ScrappyCocoa and it's called Autumn Sunset. The warm fall colors really speak to me, and that touch of plum just put it over the top!

Now I'm not missing them all quite so badly!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Is it just me or did Summer just fly by? This is the first weekend of Fall, and I, for one, am so happy! I love this time of the year. The days may be shorter, but the cooling temperatures speak to me in so many ways.


Summer. Yes, Summer. I'm just getting around to scrapping my Summer photos, along with a few photos for family and friends. It seems that everyone ends up at the beach for at least one day during the Summertime. I'm lucky enough to live just a short drive from the Central California coast, and we take advantage of it as often as we can.

I have good friends and family that live in the lovely, landlocked state of Ohio. They took their little girl for her first trip to the Atlantic Seaboard this Summer, and it was an instant hit. Even Teddy got in on the sun!

The kit I used for this fun layout is called Fisherman's Wharf by the lovely Aimee Harrison.