• Free Vintage Frames

    Oct 31

    I have blogged before about the benefits of free scrapbooking papers and wanted to share another little treasure I found that has endless possibilities. And, of course, it's another freebie! Just what we all like to hear, right? I also stumbled across this beautiful project where you can create a family tree wreath. Love this idea!! As I was rea...


  • A Layout About Your Locks

    Oct 27

    Did your Mom ever save a lock of your hair? My Mom did. In fact, in my childhood photo album, I have more than just a lock. My Mom saved a huge chunk of my hair from my first real haircut. When I look at it, I think it's kind of silly, but the part of me that is a mother totally understands wanting to save that soft, fine baby hair and keep it!! ...


  • Trick or Treat Layout

    Oct 25

    Have you ever wondered if your parents went trick or treating? Do you have pictures of them in their costumes as children? I know I don't, but I would love to see some pictures of my parents dressed up in their favorite costume. It is said that trick or treating started in North America around the 1950's, but did you know that in some other countri...


  • Be Thankful Craft

    Oct 20

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays mainly because it happens in the fall and because lots of yummy food is involved. And, oh yeah, I get to remember all my blessings. Sound familiar? Sometimes, it is easy to forget why we have Thanksgiving in the first place. The meal becomes the big deal, and everything else is forgotten. I also love i...


  • Mapping your Family History

    Oct 12

    I have blogged before about how you can use maps when scrapbooking your family history. I love the idea of documenting places, and events on a map instead of just listing where something took place. Recently, I came across this tutorial on how to make a map out of scrapbooking supplies for your scrapbooking layouts. Genius right? I just love her us...


  • Vintage Wall Display

    Oct 6

    I have blogged before about creating an ancestor wall in your home. I love the idea of my ancestors having a place of honor where my family, children, and guests can still see them and talk about them. If you want to make this project look a little more vintage, there is a way that you can display your photos that will give them more character and ...


  • Scrapbook Childhood Toys

    Oct 4

    Do you hate being a pack rat? Or, are you toting around boxes of your kids' childhood toys unable to let them go? Maybe it is time. My Mom just sent me an email asking me if I wanted any of my old toys or books that she found in the attic. The problem is that I am 34 years old, and have 3 other siblings, and my Mom lives across the country. How cou...


  • Family History Month Across the U. S.

    Oct 4

    All across America during the month of October is celebrated National Family History Month. This concept started off small with different genealogical societies in several states back in the 1990s.  Within a few years the idea caught on and was eventually recognized by the Federal Legislature and Executive branches, so proclaiming a National Famil...


  • Scrapbook Your Family Holiday Traditions

    Sep 29

    Although the air isn't quite turning colder yet, I've still got the holidays on my mind. My kids are excited about Halloween, we are having a new baby around Thanksgiving, and who doesn't love Christmas? Most likely, you have a set of traditions for certain holidays. Maybe you have created those within your own little family, or maybe these traditi...


  • A Day In YOUR Life…

    Sep 27

    When I think about my day to day life, it doesn't seem very interesting, but I'm sure my children will wonder what I was like as a young mother. I know I've asked my Mom about her life raising 4 young kids, because my memory of those days is very blurry. I don't really remember what my Mom was like until I hit probably 10 years old. While your ever...