Sunday Night Sketches 03

Happy Sunday and almost Halloween! My pumpkin is going as a pumpkin this year, because that's what he picked out {that's also what he was last year, when he was just a little 5 week old pumpkin...}. I don't do themed layouts well, so no Halloween sketch. This week I had two wallet sized photos I wanted to use, so that was the driving factor behind this sketch. I've been very into mixed media lately, having all kinds of fun with sprays and paints, so this sketch is geared toward using those mediums.


I found this blank page that I created when I was pregnant with Zae...and felt I was having a girl. So what the heck, I stuck a picture of the boy on it and now the poor little dude is surrounded by pink. Ah well, it makes Mama happy!

Bubble Trouble (Sunday Night Sketch 02)

I used this week's Sunday Night Sketch and stepped out of my comfort zone, using circle photos, which I have never used before in all these years. I was missing out, because they were so fun to work with. I went a little more minimalist than the sketch, which surprised me, because I usually go for a floral, girly, rustic, shabby style.

Sunday Night Sketches: 02

Last Sunday I kicked off a new series, the Sunday Night Sketches (for all the Sunday football widows). I'm back with my second addition, and this one is a personal challenge, because I've never before used a circle photo. I do believe I'm missing out on a whole scrapping landscape, and I'm aiming to change that.

One thing I did forget to mention in last week's post is that I would love to see your layouts. Email me, link in the comments, or tag me @dearzae on Instagram.

All right, I'll keep this short and sweet. Have a wonderful week, scrappy friends. I'm going to cut some photos into circles.

You can see the layout I created using this sketch here: Bubble Trouble. 

Pancakes and {Boysenberry} Syrup

This layout features two of my favorite things in the world: my son and my cat {and pancakes}

I lost Sweet Woolly at the end of August, so of course I had to scrap this photo of them together. When I found this saying, "We Go Together Like Pancakes and Syrup," I knew I had to use it, because I am one of those weird people that gives their cats really strange nicknames {my first cat, Tigger, was Pielington}. Woolly was the only male out of our five cats {at the time}, so he was my boy...senberry. Yes, I called my poor cat Boysenberry. {He loved it}

A Day With Zae: 11 Months to ONE!

I am so behind on my Zae updates it's not at all funny. {after all, this blog is called Dear Zae...} As much as I love scrapbooking, it's memories with Zae that I want to capture most of all. After carpal tunnel surgery, I wasn't able to use my camera until recently, so my pictures are sadly limited. These last couple of months have been challenging, but I've been on a journey of self-forgiveness, and attempting to accept things that are out of my control, and that includes giving myself a break when health issues get in the way of productivity. But that doesn't mean I can slack off, especially when it comes to keeping up with the Mini's little achievements!

Kickoff! Sunday Night Sketches: 01

I've been organizing my digital files lately, which means I was completely distracted every time I found one that sparked my interest, so I ended up working on some sketches.

I was watching the Packers game last Sunday and thinking how funny it is that I watch more football than my husband {who is a Detroit "fan" if he had to choose one}. Most football-loving husbands would love to have a wife that didn't try and get him to leave the couch every Sunday, and I married one of three men in the world who doesn't care about sports. {opposites attract?}

Home is Where We Are Together

I wanted to share a quick layout and thank everyone who sent their kind thoughts, prayers, comments, and messages over the last week. I couldn't believe the response I had after my last post. {I didn't know that many people even read my blog...}

Seriously, though, I shared my struggles with grief, depression, anxiety, and pain because I wanted to stop hiding in my shell. I hadn't realized how heavy that thing was. I've been lugging it around so long I hadn't realized how much it was weighing on me.