Toadally Cute

This layout is perfect for our youngest son.  He is the clown of the family, who always makes me laugh.  I hope he never loses his silly side.  I have so much fun with him even when we are just shopping for a pair of shoes.  He will always make a mundane task a laughable moment.

This Toadally Cute template is from A-Manda Creations.  Now, these type of templates are fast and easy.  Just open in Photoshop Elements and add your pictures under the template layer.  Then resize the pictures to fit the frame and you are good to go.  Your page is done in seconds.  I don't have many of these templates, but as quick as this was I just might buy some more.

Take time to create.

Have a blessed day,



I decided to use one of my free digital scrapbook templates I downloaded WAY back in 2010.  This is what I really like about digital scrapbooking.  You can keep files for a long time because they do not take much space in your home.  They only take up space on your computer.  

I got this download from Studio Jen, copyright Jen Caput (2007).  I love how I was able to use different paper combos behind my picture.  The paper collection was also a free download named DDBN_DBM_Papers 1-12.  I love the bright colors with the chocolate brown.  

The bonus on this page is the way the journaling wraps around the circle in the middle of the page.  I always think these pages are going to be "uber" fast to put together, but I still take the most time choosing just the right paper combination.

I hope you are finding some way to be creative.

Have a blessed day,


Vision Board 2018

Have you heard of vision boards?  Do you create vision boards?  This is my first one.  I heard so many of my friends talking about them, but thought I am not going to do one of those.  I was not even sure what I should put on one if I made it.  It is like New Year's Resolutions, but more detailed.

I used to make a New Year's Resolution and it would last maybe a month.  Then life would get busy in some way or another and I would just stop thinking about it and focus on life in general.  I decided to jump on board 😁 (pun intended) and make a vision board this year.  Once I decided, I knew exactly how I was going to create it.  Have you heard about Becky Higgin's Project Life app?  That is what I used here.  I can create on my phone while waiting for the boys, standing in line, sitting in front of the television, laying in bed at night.  Perfect for life nowadays.

I challenge you to create a vision board if you haven't created one yet.  I have gotten more done in a day now that I have written my goals down.  Don't forget to make your goals SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely).

Have a blessed day,


I'm Back

Yes, I am going to start posting again.  There might be some questions.  What have I been doing?  Do I make cards anymore?  Do I scrapbook?

I have been involved in many different activities since I have written the post End of Chapter.  Mainly, I have been enjoying our two boys and what they were doing.  Since they are growing up and don't "need" their mother as much, I have started getting back into my hobbies.  Some I don't do and some have changed a little.  I have even added some.

I hope you join me again.  I am not sure how often I will post.  I hope to bring you some inspiration, happiness and just life in general.  To answer one of the questions I am scrapbooking, but not the traditional way, so you will definitely see those.

In addition, I see the 3rd party hosting images on my page and am trying to figure out how to fix them.  I am hoping my new posts won't have these ugly images on them.

Until the next time, which won't be too long.

Have a great day,