Sunday, June 23, 2013

Spring is in the air...

Okay, so maybe the weather we've had this year is a little crazy. I don't feel like we really have much of a spring anymore. Summer is almost here and I feel like I've missed Spring. But Spring and Fall are my favorite times of the year. In the Spring I love to see the flowers bloom and everything come to life! We just moved the end of last year and I am so happy I took photos last Spring of a small section of our garden. Don't forget to scrap the wonderful day-to-day things in your life. They are just as important as the special events we add to our scrapbook.

I wanted to do a layout to show the blooming of our garden each Spring ('s really my mom's handiwork...those that know me realize my garden wouldn't be this great...).

It goes from bare to beautiful in a matter of weeks....and I love it!

Be thankful for what you have and be blessed!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a little gift I made for the men of the church. The women prepare a great breakfast before service and then at the end of the service all the men get a little "something" from us. (And they do the same for us for Mother's Day!) We have a paver project that we are funding so we decided to donate money to the paver project in their honor.

Here is a shot of all the individual pieces. I think it might have been better to make a pocket of the bottom piece instead of just putting a slit in the paper to stick in the tag and candy. But the men appreciated it and that's what counts!

I can't take credit for the poem - that was written by one of the women in our church. This is what she wrote...

Thank you for being fathers,
mentors and friends.
We made a donation
to the building fund
pavers project in your honor.
Every time you walk on the
pathway, remember that we
celebrate your solid strong
character like this solid rock.

About Me....

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This is my first blog so please be a little patient as I get it all figured out! I'm sure it'll get better as I go along so please check back!

My name is Joyce and I live in Somerset, NJ with my dogs where I care for my mom. I am the youngest of four kids (although we're not so "young"!) and most of my family lives close which is nice - family is important to me.

My passion for scrapbooking, cardmaking and 3-D projects started in 2002 when a dear friend, Ines, introduced me to scrapbooking through Creative Memories. As they say, the rest is history! We eventually discovered scrapbook stores, crops, classes, weekends and so much more! I love doing gifts for other people - I hope they enjoy receiving them half as much as I enjoy making them. 

Hope you enjoy my site!


I just wanted to quickly share part of a SMASH kit I finally finished putting together. I have a SMASH has a lot of beautiful page...