Monday, April 29, 2013

a sweet reunion.

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my grandpa passed away friday.

we were waiting, excited for him, but can’t help but be selfish, for us.

I miss him already!

so he’s on my mind.

a lot.

I am thankful to KNOW that he is with my grandma, they are so happy to be together again!!

(it has been five years since she passed.)

these two pictures sat on the table, right next to the chair where he sat and spent the majority of his time.  she was never far from him.

his is no longer hindered by an imperfect body and the pain that comes with old age.

I really am happy for him..  really.

it’s just hard to be without him now.

so here comes the flood.  I don’t expect it to let up any time soon…

(click on layouts for links to products used.)


oh, and then there’s the fact that lynn is growing, or thinks she is..  such a great time of life!!


Monday, April 22, 2013


the beginning of this month, we celebrated 13 years of marriage.

I am still in a bit of shock..  thirteen?!

in some ways it just doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but then, it is like I have always known merrill, I just can’t seem to remember life without him.

ac digitals released project life “wedding edition” today.

(it’s on sale at 20% off!!)

so what’s a girl to do?

scrap her 13th anniversary with it, that’s what!


the cards all come from project life “wedding edition”, the paper is from liv.edesigns, stitching from anna aspnes, metal letters and numbers are from sahlin studio, and the straight pin in the picture is from kitschy digitals (with a hue/saturation adjustment added, it was red).

and life goes on!

we are enjoying spring in utah, and if you know what that really means, it means that we are anxious to get out in the yard, to work and play, but the weather isn’t cooperating.

more fun stuff, I was interviewed for tiffany tillman’s website, simply tiffany studios, for my style in journaling.  it was pretty fun!  (and completely awesome.)  you can check it out here.

Friday, April 19, 2013

latest from liv

liv has a whole line of products coming that are perfect for documenting life a day, week, or even month at a time.

I love the simplicity of colors, which makes it easy to add color in whichever way you choose.  she has taken time to create this line so all products are interchangeable!  I threw these together so easily!!

we have had a few events that register on the awesome scale this past week…

my favorite moment-

the family ALL being healthy and well enough to go to church TOGETHER!!

(we even got to walk!!)


but this was the most awesome…

peyton scored her first goal!!!

this one was pulled together super fast thanks to all of liv’s hard work..  I love templates.  I simply edited the photo to colorize what I wanted the focus on (peyton..), and doing some brushwork on the photo to add the journaling, and to hide the stuff that I really didn’t want to see.


these are available on sale NOW at jessica sprague.  grab them while you can, there will be more goodness next week!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

lucky charm

I have been holding onto this layout since november!!!

do you have any idea how hard it is to have something so fun, so wonderful, that you are dying to share it, but can’t?

welp, that has been me.

more than a little happy that this collection is finally  being released today!!

dear lizzy:  “lucky charm”


and guess what?  13 (yes, thirteen years as of last friday..) this ^^^ is still my happy place.


papers and embellishments- dear lizzy “lucky charm”

frame- liv.edesigns

staple and x stitch- crystal wilkerson

torn cardboard- katie pertiet

torn edge and stitching- anna aspnes

Monday, April 1, 2013

goodies from AC digitals.

march was not my friend.

march was crazy.

I am glad it is april!

new goodies from AC digitals:

Becky Higgins project life “seasons” mini-

other goodies used:

stitching from anna aspnes.

colored stitches, brown bag paper, and paint brush from liv.edesigns.

metal letters and hearts from karla dudley.

font: “pablo”.


also new today from american crafts, “hello sunshine”.

other goodies used:

paint brush from liv.edesigns.

staples and letters for “so” from design by dani.

cute little pink stitches from crystal wilkerson.

font: “pablo”.


and for fun..

pebbles “seen & noted”.

stitches and frame from liv.edesigns.

staples from design by dani.

font: “my type of font”.



another just for fun one.

I snapped this picture yesterday as my pic of the day.  I am so happy it is finally sandal weather!!

(until next week..  this is what living in utah is like.)

can’t wait for greener grass.

pebbles “walnut grove”.

doily stamp from pebbles “country picnic”.

staple from design by dani.

stitches and frame from liv.edesigns.

font: “my type of font”.


I am ready for april..  I think.