Project Life 2017 | Week 23


This was a tough week emotionally and just physically, too. Body is betraying me. So is my heart at times. I still documented our week, though. I completed another one-page spread and I am pleased as punch with the results. Jeff takes pictures occasionally, through the week and I try and grab a couple.

He came home around dinner on Saturday so we were able to make a dinner date night out at Crystal Beer Parlor, a favorite eatery downtown.

Digitally, I used mostly One Little Bird Designs, again. Because, I am trying to use the digital products I've acquired.

stories 2017 | this is magic


Today I am sharing another 2-page 6 x 8 sized spread of Ian and his rendition of the front (and the back) of Mount Rushmore. Clever boy! I got such a kick out of seeing these photos (posted by Brad) and the cute little story he wrote. Love, love!


Keeping it simple with a Paislee Press digital template with the FAVE background. Ian gets center stage.



And, so do his drawings.

stories 2017 | this grateful moment


I about died when I saw Ian in his hospital garb all prepped for his oral surgery. Tending to something at the computer he looked like he was a doctor sharing x-rays or something to a patient. Struck with the funnies.

This is a simple 1-page layout, just 6 x 8 sized, enlarged photo as the background paper plus journal plus a couple embellishments placed intentionally in a visual triangle for design cohesion. Elements are Sahlin Designs.

stories 2017 | spring


For just a couple weeks this spring these bushes with gorgeous white flowers were in bloom and the Magnolia trees began budding and opening. I am forever observing the outside when I go outside to take my weather observations. More than simply observing the cloud formations and reporting the weather, my heart and eyes are being filled with visual and nasal delights - the blooms on the planted flower bushes or from the fragrant, gigantic magnolia petals, a scent that lingers with me and beckons me outside again and again. Amidst the hardened tarmac, the towering building where I work and the sprawling brick and mortar airport, these simple pleasures are what I seek in this spring season. - May 2017