Category Archives: Scrapbooking/Memory Art

“I is for Ignuts”

The newest page in my ABC’s of Alice journal is called “I is for Ignuts.” As you can probably imagine, the letter I isn’t exactly the easiest letter for an ABC book. However, I’m quite fortunate that my grandmother happened to … Continue reading

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“H is for Home”

The newest page in my ABC’s of Alice journal is entitled, “H is for Home.” The star of this page is Grandma Alice’s house, which she called home for more than 50 years. In the early 1940s, my grandfather Mike … Continue reading

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“G is for Golden Girls”

“Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road and back again. Your heart is true; you’re a pal and a confidante.” Yes, I’ve had this memorable theme song running through my head all week as I’ve worked on … Continue reading

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“E is for Ernst”

Happy New Year to all! I was fortunate this New Year’s Eve to spend the evening creating art and catching up with one of my oldest friends, Stacey, who is the author of a very inspiring blog called gotta tri. … Continue reading

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“D is for Dennis”

The fourth page in my ABCs of Alice journal is called “D is for Dennis,” in honor of Grandma Alice’s second child and only son, Dennis, who also happens to be my father. Grandma Alice did a wonderful job raising … Continue reading

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“C is for Cuckoo Clocks”

Today was my first day of Holiday Break, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to spend part of it in my studio! Here’s the newest page in my ABC’s of Alice journal, and it’s called, “C is … Continue reading

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“B is for Bingo”

I’m continuing to plug away at my ABC’s of Alice journal. Here is the second page, which I completed this evening. It’s called “B is for Bingo.” I grew up in Sheboygan Falls, a small town of fewer than 10,000 … Continue reading

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“A is for Alice”

I recently found a vintage 1930s Eastman Kodak scrapbook among my grandmother’s possessions recently. Although she greatly enjoyed collecting photographs and cutting out newspaper articles about family and friends, she was never much of a scrapbooker. Instead of arranging and adhering … Continue reading

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Where It All Began

My aunt recently moved into a nursing home, and as a result, she’s decided to vacate the apartment in which she’s lived for nearly twenty years. My father, her devoted brother, has taken on the mammoth task of going through … Continue reading

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