Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends

Chocolate chip cookies

Jenna decided to make Chocolate Chip Cookies. All she needs me for these days is to crack the eggs. They taste yummy Jenna. She asked why I took a picture. I told her it is for our Favourite Recipes Book. Next time we'll make a double batch and hide them for Christmas

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Summer 2011

based on a sketch from

Summer 2011 digital pages

2 more based on pages done by Heather Summers were based ones done by Heather Summers

Friday, November 18, 2011

More digital pages

I always thought I would not like digital scrapbooking. While I am not ready to give up the traditional paper, chipboard, ribbon and buttons, I am having fun using my computer for the digital versions. I think the greatest advantage is you can change the size and crop of your photos so easily.

The Sailing layouts were based ones done by Heather Summers using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio. Heather often shares digital projects as well as stamped projects on her blog. I visit it every day and am amazed at how she can always come up with new ideas.

The free digital kits were downloaded from

I used Raging Seas, and Sea Swept.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A couple of digital pages

Working on more pages for Eleanor's baby album. Will have them printed for Christmas presents.

Playing with My Digital Studio

Its fun having a new baby in the family to scrapbook. Have been playing with Stampin Up's Digital Studio. I must admit though that I did not use their images. I downloaded a number of free digital backgrounds, and elements. Unfortunuately I do not know where I got them

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kally has claimed her scarf

I've been knitting ruffle scarves using Red Heart Sashay yarn for Christmas gifts. I just finished this teal one and my kitty layed down on the couch beside me and claimed the scarf.

Daylight savings time ends

Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour tonight
or you will be getting everywhere early!

Thanksgiving layouts

These 2 layouts are a kit by Ninabrook Designs and can be seen at

Saturday, November 5, 2011


This layout is a Ninabrook Designs discontinued Halloween layout. Current ones can be seen at

Friday, November 4, 2011

Footprints on my heart- Life's quiet moments

This is another of Karan Gerber's layout kits. Footprints on my heart. I chose some of my special guys' quiet moments. Arthur gazing out at the water at the end of Navy Pier in Chicago,
Aaron taking his dad out sailing after 2 weeks of lessons at Sarnia Yacht Club and Aaron resting in the grass at a park in Chicago. Check out Karan's other kits here They are currently 20%off

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet Baby

On September 4, 2011, a new baby was born into our family. My nephew and his girlfriend had a precious baby girl. I used photos of 3 generations of Rietdyk's on this layout of our sweet baby, Eleanor. Layout is one of Karan Gerber's gorgeous kits. They are currently 20% off.