Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Missing the beach…


2011 024A year ago this week I was laying on the beach in South Carolina…relaxing and hanging out with a great bunch of women.  A lot has changed in the 365 days that have passed since then.  Pretty big stuff.  Life changing stuff.  I couldn’t have imagined last year where my life would be on this date…and I can’t imagine now what it will be like by next summer but I’m starting to embrace the uncertainty…at least a little bit.   The last few weeks have been exhausting and I would love, LOVE to be taking a little siesta in the warm sunshine with the sand between my toes…but alas, I don’t think it’s in the cards for me this summer.  So instead, I’m getting  my “beach fix” with these fun scrapbooks.  

I just couldn’t pass up this awesome paper and sticker set from We R Memory Keepers when I was in my local scrap shop.  The slightly faded hues of my favorite colors (aqua, coral and yellow) leapt out at me from the rack.  Little bikinis, swim trunks, bicycles, sunglasses, beach balls and surfboards….what’s NOT to like?  Ok…I admit it…I will probably never be brave enough to surf…but it doesn’t stop me from loving the designs!  Makes me want to take a stroll on the boardwalk…


Catch a Wave 1

Catch a Wave Mini Scrapbook

Catch a Wave 2      Catch a Wave 3Catch a Wave 4      Catch a Wave 5Catch a Wave 6      Catch a Wave 7

Our Beach Day 1

Our Beach Day…2012 Mini Scrapbook

Our Beach Day 2      Our Beach Day 3Our Beach Day 4      Our Beach Day 5Our Beach Day 6      Our Beach Day 7

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Just a little break



I LOVE doing custom orders for my wonderful customers…but I need to take a break for a little bit to take care of other things going on in my life.  So from now until June 8th, I will not be taking any NEW custom scrapbook orders.  If you’ve already placed a custom order and it’s on my list, don’t worry…you’ll still get it!  :)   If there’s something you need and aren’t in a hurry, you can still send me a convo through Etsy (or an email: apicketfencelife at gmail dot com) and I'll put it on my list for when I return in June.   I look forward to getting back to custom work soon…thanks for your patience!!!!  

Of course there are still some great scrapbooks listed in my Etsy shop!  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Scrapbooks



I'm Pregnant 1

I’m Pregnant!  Scrapbook

A few new scrapbooks have found their way into my Etsy shop this week.  Hope you stop by and take a look.  I thought I’d start out with some “baby” stuff.   On Monday I became a new great-aunt again.  I know I should be able to say off the top of my head how many this makes…but I would have to take a few minutes to count them up! 

I'm Pregnant 2      I'm Pregnant 3I'm Pregnant 4      I'm Pregnant 5I'm Pregnant 6      I'm Pregnant 7

I’m not sure how long it will be before I have new things listed in my Etsy shop again.  Right now I have a pile of orders to work on and the next few weeks are going to be very busy around my house.  I’m looking forward to my girls coming home for about 10 days before they head off to their summer internships.  One will be close by, in Blue Grass, IA but the other one is heading to Houston, TX for the summer.  Seems like yesterday that my babies were….well, you know…BABIES…but time moves on.  And so do they apparently!  :(   They’re doing good things with their lives though so how can I be anything but proud?!!!

Welcome Baby 1

Welcome Baby Scrapbook

Welcome Baby 2      Welcome Baby 3Welcome Baby 4      Welcome Baby 5Welcome Baby 6      Welcome Baby 7

Best Friends 1

Best Friends Scrapbook

I’ve done several of these Best Friends books…but not for awhile.  I still love the green, hot pink and black combo.   I guess that’s pretty obvious because the Sweet 16 book below uses the same bright colors! 

Best Friends 2      Best Friends 3Best Friends 4      Best Friends 5Best Friends 6      Best Friends 7Sweet 16 Scrapbook 1

Sweet 16 Scrapbook

Sweet 16 Scrapbook 2      Sweet 16 Scrapbook 3Sweet 16 Scrapbook 4      Sweet 16 Scrapbook 5Sweet 16 Scrapbook 6      Sweet 16 Scrapbook 7Grandfather 1

Grandfather Scrapbook

Thought I’d throw in a masculine one just for good measure.   Finally got around to using some of that Tim Holtz paper pad that I’ve been holding onto for awhile.

Grandfather 2       Grandfather 3Grandfather 4      Grandfather 5Grandfather 6      Grandfather 7

With the school year winding down (one more week…finals!)… I’m hoping to be able to dive back into my scrapbooking more consistently.   Maybe things will calm down a little bit in June.   Ha!  That’s what I always think!   :)



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