Welcome to Connie's Creations!

I hope you enjoy seeing some of my work, both layouts and cards that I've made! I'm no expert, but I sure enjoy the hobby!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring flower layouts

Was in the scrappin' mood today and did a couple of layouts that I took in the early spring when Buster & I went out for a little walk around the yard. I love it when the daffodils & hyacints start blooming, showing you that the long winter is finally over and spring has sprung!
I did these for challenges over at Scrap Sisters...
am almost out of pictures believe it or not, but never fear! I have some coming in the mail! lol It's a good thing that my daughter & granddaughter take lots of good pictures coz there's only so many layouts I can do of Buster! :)
Have a scrappin' good day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

been scrapping up a storm....

Easter layouts... Been working on all of the kids' pictures they took Easter... I didn't take any, so have to "steal" theirs to have something to scrap of the grandkids! :)
The first layout is made with my April Paper Posies kit.... love getting that kit!
I got an awesome new monthly kit from creative scrapbooking! I love it, too! It's all about lots of feminine flowers & lace & the paper is gorgeous! The second layout is a layout made from my first kit from them.... don't know how long I can afford to get both kits every month, but I'm loving while I can!
Have a scappin' good day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Twisted Sketch # 44

Did this layout for a sketch at Twisted Sketches. This is my grandson's girlfriend, Ashley. She is a very sweet girl, already like a part of our family!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Layout April 1

Decided to go back and do the original April layout at sketchy Thursday.... This is my beautiful granddaughter, Shelby. She is having all kinds of adventures in her life right now, so thought this layout was appropriate for her!
I hate that my scanner always puts a black crease down the middle of the layouts that I stitch together... guess I will start using my camera again instead of scanning and stitching...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sketchy Thursday layout.... April 3 Second chance

Here is a layout I did for the Sketchy Thursday challenge... This is my Grandson Kery with his daughter, Rory...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Why do you scrapbook?

Do you ever feel that time is going by so fast that it's passing you by? That probably doesn't make a lot of sense, but I'm in a reflective kind of mood this morning, I guess.
Its hard to believe that I'm going on 58 years old! That my children are all grown; that half of my grandchildren are grown; that I have GREAT-Grandchildren; and that I'm getting OLD! lol I know that basically 58 isn't really that old, but my body is practically worn out and after a night of arthritis pain keeping me awake, then I feel OLD!
I sit here looking at my baker's rack full of scrapbooks (that's what I have them stored on), and I see LIFE, at least life of the last almost 20 years. I wonder if, once I've gone on to my eternal reward, will whoever inherits these albums appreciate these books of love the way I do! Will they sit and look at the memories and smile and be thankful that I took the time to do this for them? Will someday my little great-grandchildren look at them and think, "wow, my great-granny really loved her family!"
I'm believing that they will! That leaving this legacy of love via scrapbooks will make a difference in my family's lifes someday by showing them how much I truly did love them!
I might not make the most perfect or fanciest layouts, but each one is made with a smile, a prayer for the person involved, and a whisper that says, "I love you!"
That's why I scrapbook...