Behind the drawing Board | Getting (emotionally) ready for college

 I’m a the type of person that is pretty easy to read.  Pretty much because I leave a trail of emotional breadcrumbs all over my art boards and will pretty much spill out my heart to all who care to indulge me 😉 These days, I have been very mindful that in just 2 turns […]

16 summers

Around here, life has been a mix of anxious mountain climbing and helpless free fall. It all started in September, when my older son began the college application process.  But, those of you who have lived through this know that really, moms go through the process as much as, if not more than any teen. […]

Going Back in Time to Go Back to School

You can be sure that one of my most favorite things to scrap are photos of my boys and their school days. The friends, the events, the milestones, the first-day | last-day photos- I must have thousands of photos of their school days. And tens of thousands of pictures of their childhood. But- the amount […]

September #joycreated prompt

September is here, and even more than January, it has struck me as the time of fresh starts, new beginnings, and wide possibilities.  Challenges to be met, adventures to begin- a proverbial new leaf to be turned over as the literal beauties fall in a symphony of color in the brisk first days of Autumn. […]

Come join us and share YOUR #joycreated!

Hi friends! I have an exciting announcement! I wanted to created a small, interactive place on social where I can connect with a close group of fans can & share how we craft the joy of our everyday lives with ForeverJoy products!  A place where we could really interact with each other- post layouts, get […]

Hello September!

We are set to start school in just a few days- the calendars and schedules have been updated, new school shoes are under each boy’s bed and the backpacks are packed with new supplies are ready to carry my guys into a new school year.  7th grade and Junior year college. *Deep breath.* The one […]

Big Events | Little Details

Hello again. Karen here! Pleased to be bringing you another post for FJD. In July I went to the wedding of my son’s oldest and closest friend. They have known each other since they were 4 years old, so this was a big event for us. Last time I talked about documenting the small, everyday […]

A closer look at: Scrapping beyond the obvious

Hello Stefanie here again, I love creating layouts that feature multi-photos and cover the who, where, what and why of events. But then there are layouts that I create as the emotions move me. These tend to have fewer photos but I use elements and papers to express what I am feeling when actual words […]