Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nature's Beauty

Bill's Reddish Egret photos - Aransas Pass, TX  - April 2012 I used Erica Belton's Circle Two Layered QC, Lauren Bavin's Spring Blooms Value Collection, and Coastal Breeze, also by Lauren Bavin.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Randall Family

I was so blessed to have received this wonderful 1908 photo of my great grandparents this year, 2012.   Great Grandfather, William Sankey Randall (born May 11, 1862) married Great Grandma Eva May Crocker (born Oct.24, 1864).  They had 11 children:  George Ray, Eleanor Ellen Jane, Oliver Cromwell , Lillian Emma, Margaret Pearl ( my Grandma), Marie Mary Maude, Elizabeth Reed, John Pierce, Charles William, Dora May, and Wilma Eva.  In this photo (back row) are:  Marie, Pearl (my grandma), Charles Morrow & his wife, Eleanor Randall, and Lillian.  Second Row (seated):  Oliver, Great Grandfather William Randall holding baby Dora, Great Grandmother Eva, George, holding his daughter, Margaret, & wife Jennie.  Seated bottom row, Elizabeth (who died from pnemonia when she was 15 years old.)
     Journaling reads:  In the back row, second from the left, is my lovely grandmother, Pearl. She was 15 years old in this photo. My grandfather, Chester McCance, was once engaged to Marie, Grandma’s sister, who is standing next to Grandma. When Marie got sick with T.B., and ultimately died at 22 years old, my grandfather started dating Grandma, fell in love, and he asked for her hand in marriage.

Page kit used for this heritage page is Lauren Bavin's lovely Creme Caramel . Also used Marcee Duggar's gorgeous Vintage Collector 4 Element Set (postcard) and her incredible Heritage Charmer Deluxe Word Art 1.

Family - Cora Hazel Barbour-Oakes

This is my Grandma Oakes showing off her long hair.  This photo was taken in the early 1900's near New Castle, PA.  Robyn Gough's beautiful Cinnamon Sunday Value Collection was just perfect for this heritage page and it complimented the fabulous free spirit Grandma had.   

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Family

My Family Tree using the Genealogy Mega kit, which can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.  I love the backgrounds and elements in this huge mega kit.  You will be using it over and over. 

Cora Hazel Barbour Oakes

This lovely lady is my grandmother; my father's mother.  Even though I always knew of her when I was growing up, I never got to meet her.  Still, I feel her in my heart.  One day, we will know each other and will spend forever together.   I used Lauren Bavin's wonderful heritage Value Collection, Stories of the Past. The scattered diamonds are from Nicole Young's Vintage Show Total Drama (recolored).  The loopy tension stitching is from Meryl Bartho's Stitched With Love - Slightly Untidy.  The little pink flowers are from Carol Ann Gary's Happiness is Contagious, which, unfortunately is no longer in the Digital Scrapbook Place Store.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th

Bill and I had a wonderful time at the first July 4th celebration at the new Redfish Bay Boat House and Restaurant.  I loved the music, food, people, and the beautifully decorated and patriotic boats in Conn Brown Harbor.  Aransas Pass, TX  7/4/12  Used Teresa Loman's July Life Journal Value Collection and Lauren Bavin's Custom Fill Chipboard Alpha - Couture.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Oh Sunny Day

Re-living the beautiful memories of being in the Bahamas - 2003.  What a great time seeing the incredible crystal clear turquoise water and having a Bahama Mama braid and put beads in my hair.  I enjoyed the new look for about four days.  Used June 2012 Club Digital and  Two Tucked In Quick Click by Lauren Bavin.

Lovin' The View

A cool photo of my Honey enjoying our cruise on the Discovery to the Bahamas - 2003.  The page kit used is Adoration and is by Jeanet Almhoj.   Also used Split Circle Quick Click by Lauren Bavin. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Formal Night on the Star Princess

One more page for our Alaska scrapbook album.  Used Erica Belton's lovely Just Curious Value Collection, and her Border Cutouts Quick Bits.  Also, the swirl element under the title is from Lauren Bavin's Dressed in Black Add on Pack.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Goliad Reenactment

An annual event the last weekend in March. If you haven't had an opportunity to see the reenacting of the Battle of Goliad, Texas and Goliad Massacre, you should do so. It is one-of-a-kind, was well worth the drive, and there was such an abundance of Spring flowers, too. These are just a few of the photos we took on 3/27/10. Journaling reads: After learning of the fall of the Alamo, General Sam Houston ordered Col. James Fannin and his men to abandon La Bahia and fall back to Victoria. They began the retreat on March 19, 1836. Mexican General José de Urrea and his men attacked Col. Fannin and the Texians on the banks of Coleto Creek. Although the Texians initially repulsed the attacks, they soon ran out of water and Fannin surrendered. The Texians were escorted back to La Bahia, arriving by March 22, 1836. Although Urrea requested that Santa Anna treat the prisoners with clemency, on March 27, 1836, the men were marched from the fort and slaughtered by Mexican soldiers, in an event known as the Goliad Massacre.
Credits:  Erica Belton's Six Little One Long Quick Click.  Also used Lauren Bavin's Prairieland Value Collection.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Beautiful Pelicans of Aransas Pass, TX

These are just a few of Bill's lovely pelican photos from Aransas Pass, Texas.  His favorite is the pelican diving down into the water.  Credits:  Erica Belton's Four and a Bracket Quick Click, The Down by the Sea element is from Tina Chambers Down by the Sea Page Kit, and the driftwood border is from Carole Harden's Driftwood Page kit.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sydney - Life is Good

My lovely granddaughter, Sydney, looks so pretty in her Pep Squad uniform.  December 2011.
Credits:  Freshly Picked Value Collection by Lauren Bavin, Ring A Ding Quick Click, which is on the Scraps of Style: Quick Click CD, and Gracee Mae Element Set by Heidi Kuester.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Enjoy Life

Looking back....... Some photos of my Honey from our Caribbean cruise, November 2006.  Credits:  All I want Quick Click , Life as We Know It Value CollectionThe Past Remembered page kit (leaves), and Celebrate Traditions 1 page kit (cream flowers).  All of these are by Christine Gundersen.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Who Ruffled Your Feathers?

What a magical moment for Bill capturing a photo of this beautiful Snowy Egret just when he started ruffling his feathers.  Aransas Pass, Texas has so many types of gorgeous wildlife for an array of photo opportunities.  Erica Belton's lovely Sea Breeze Moments Value Collection was used to create this page.  Also used Meryl Bartho's Jellied Dates and the Seashore overlay from Lauren Bavin's awesome Coastal Breeze page kit.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Great Great Grandfather, Joseph Hunter McCance

A long lost photo of my Great Great Grandfather, born in 1806, which surfaced after my Mom's passing. Joseph Hunter McCance lived in North Beaver Township just outside of New Castle, PA. ... A big thank you to dogartist for the inspiration. Value Collection used is Robyn Gough's beautiful Vintage Vibe, which can be found at

Friday, April 20, 2012

My First Birthday in Heaven

Today is my Mom's First Birthday in Heaven. Missing her a lot today. She loved Lilacs so much, and always had so many purple and white ones in her yard. I loved all the flowers in her yard, but especially the Lilacs. Happy Birthday, Mom.  I used Erica Belton's beautiful Lilacs and Old Lace Value Collection for Mom's page.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Glory of Easter

These two lovely girls are my granddaughters, Kaylee and Sydney. I thought they looked quite beautiful with this cute little bunny. Marcee Duggars adorable Easter backgrounds can be found here: Easter Day Back Pack. Also used Erica Belton's Half Tone Quick Bits Clipping Masks and Lauren Bavin's Blenders -Floral. The overlay and the Easter title are no longer in the Digital Scrapbook Place store.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Sisters, My Family

It was so great being in Pennsylvania with my sisters and having a moment to have all of us together for a photo. Living in Texas, I don't get the chance to visit with them too often. Most of the elements are from the Genealogy Mega Kit , which were perfect for this memorable page. Flower element is from Lauren Bavin's Forgotten Roads page kit.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Our Back Yard Visitor

It was so lovely seeing this little visitor looking in our back door. You know it's Spring when you hear the Red Birds sing. Meryl Bartho's awesome Tucked Corner Quick Click was perfect for this layout as was Lauren Bavin's Bird Song Value Collection. Pine cone is from Carole Harden's Winter Birds Value Collection. Last, but not least, can't forget Marcee Duggar's phenomenal Collage Stamps Set 3.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Little Billy

Adorable photos of my husband, Bill, when he was a little boy growing up in San Antonio, Texas in the early to mid 50's. Urban Blues Value Collection by Lauren Bavin was used to create this layout and also, Lauren Bavin's Custom Fill Chipboard RetroToons Alpha. Word Art is from Tina Chambers Savor Page kit, and stitched overlay is from Lauren Bavin's Summer Love page kit.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crested Caracara

Bill captured this magnificent Crested Caracara in Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, TX. It's pretty amazing this bird is only in three states: Arizona, Texas, and (very endangered in ) Florida, and only in the southern part of these states. The "Mexican Eagle" is the national bird of Mexico, and is of the Falcon family. Kit used to create this page is Abbey Fields Value Collection by Lauren Bavin.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

All that Glitters

Here's my lovely granddaughter, Kaylee (left), and her cousin, Alissa. They sure had a great time bringing in the new year. You can find the value collection by Heidi Kuester and the mask by Carol Ann Gary used in this layout here: A Season of Sparkles and Frosty Masks

Sunday, January 1, 2012