Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Memory Makers August Blog Bounce - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Memory Makers Magazine Blog Bounce!  If you've been following along, you should have arrived from Lain's blog, but if not, you can start at the Memory Makers Magazine blog, or you can just continue on from here.

Our theme this month is all about the changes in our lives!  If there is one thing that is "constant" and predictable about life, it's change.  Some of you may know that Seth and I have been together for a long time.. 9-1/2 years this month, to be exact!  I thought it would be fun to create a page with a few different photos of us from over the years.  :)

I used a PageMap from this month, changing a few things here and there, but sticking close to the sketch.  I really love this sketch and can see myself using it for many different layouts!

It was a lot of fun to pull out some of our "older" photos, from before the digital camera age. :)  I did a lot of stamping and distressing on this page, and even misted some Vanilla Shimmer and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz!

The journaling reads:  "It's funny to see that even after 9-1/2 years together, we really haven't changed much physically.  Well, Fluffy looks cuter. :)  But our love is definitely much deeper. ♥"  (By the way, Fluffy is 7 years old; she joined our family in 2004.)

It felt so good to stamp after not doing so for a while!  Here's a close-up of my title area:

Don't you think that the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper is just perfect for the theme?  I absolutely love this collection! :)

Ok, I have to run for now.  Your next stop on the blog bounce is Wendy's blog!  Enjoy the hop, and thanks for stopping by!

"Us" scrapbook page supplies (12" x 12"):
All supplies are by Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Creative Elements, French Foliage
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, and Pool Party cardstock, Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Vintage Type Rub-Ons (retired), Vanilla Shimmer and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, Basic Black Designer Button, Linen Thread, Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Mini Library Clip, Stampin' Sponges, Pearl Basic Jewels, Top Note Bigz die, Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz dies, Lots of Labels Sizzlits dies, Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot


  1. Ahhhh, I've missed seeing your layouts with all the details and stamping! So much to look at. I love your use of the label punches and dies. I've got to remember to layer them!
    Love the pictures and how you used them for this months theme!

  2. Oooo...I need to do more stamping! So much to look at, but it all flows together beautifully! Love the monochromatic look of your stamping!

  3. Love the sneak stamping on the edge. I can feel the resist stamping is going to be showing up a lot on my creating. These photos are so cute of you two/three!!! Hee! Great LO!

  4. Aw! What a great take on the topic!! I have missed your LO's! Love the stamping. And your pics are great!! You are right, too. You don't look like you have changed much in almost 10 years!!

  5. Melissa, Loving your LO-- still doing beautiful work--- hope to be by more often soon. take care.

  6. Always so much detail, amazing! Your layering makes for such depth and the finished lo just draws one in. I love the touches of blue.

  7. Beautiful layout....as per usual, Melissa!
    And you're right, you and Seth are aging quite nicely!

  8. Great page!! I really like the title area you did!!

  9. Great layout! Love the colors! It was great to meet y'all in Nashville! Happy 9.5 years together! We are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this month too.

  10. You are a very great scrapbooker, Melissa, TFS


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