Monday, November 25, 2013

Monthly Crop

I attended my monthly crop on Saturday, finishing 3 layouts to add to Ava's albums.  We had a good group in attendance....3 paper scrappers, 1 digital scrapper, 1 making bows for her 13 month old daughter, and a couple of ladies that stopped by the church to visit.  All of the ladies that attend our crops have young children and use this time to catch up on their scrapping or craft items while their husbands stay at home with the children.  It was a good day to be inside since the weather was very cold & wet.

My first layout is a lift from one of my favorite scrappers, Ashley Horton.  When I am in a slump in my scrapping, I know I can go to Ashley's site Ashley Horton Designs and find awesome sketches, design, & inspiration.   Ashley scrapped her layout as a Guest Designer with Crazy Monday Scrapbook Kits.  I really like the clean look, layering, and colorful photos on this layout.  
Layout by Ashley Horton @ 
 The photos for all three layouts were taken in July of 2011....seems like such a long time ago.  So very glad that I am a scrapper and can relive our family time while scrapping these precious photos.
Products used on first two layouts-We R Memory Keepers, Sassafras, misc paper scraps, washi tape, misc rub ons, K & Co. & Jillibean die cuts,  Sew Easy twine, and misc brads & other products.
 I scrapped the second layout using the same paper so that the layout on the opposing side would coordinate....I scrap mostly two pagers and can't seem to get the two page concept out of my brain!  I know, kind of silly, but it works for me!  It also helps that I can use the scraps to scrap the second page. 

Cute little monkey's.   
My last layout is also a lift from Ashley Horton.  The photos of Ava reminded me of a layout that Ashley has scrapped of her son and his stuffed dog, more great inspiration from a very talented scrapper.  
Layout by Ashley Horton @

I took the photos one evening while Ava and I were playing.  Especially love the middle photo, looks like she is scolding her dog, and then gives him a big hug.  So cute.

I want to say Thank You to Ashley for agreeing to let me post her layouts to my blog.  If you have never visited her blog, be sure and stop by for a visit.  You won't be disappointed!  

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving with family & friends.  God Bless.


  1. These layouts are so, so cute Carolyn! I love the lifts and you did a great job with both of them! And I love your second page with the circle behind your photos! So glad you had fun and got some pages completed at your crop! And thanks for the comments you always stop by to leave on my Blog!! :)

  2. These are so adorable, Carolyn! Daddy's Monkey is my favorite---so, so cute!

  3. Great lifts--you totally made these layouts your own. I especially like the striped paper as a border and as a circle background. Great job!

  4. Great lifts Carolyn. All your pages are very pretty.

  5. love your takes on these--esp puppy love!