Scrapbooking Eagle Ridge Lodge September 2014 – Part 2

Here are a few more layouts from my weekend of scrapping.  The best part is on Thursday I leave with my sister, Lynette, to meet up with my other sister, Sue, and her daughter to scrapbook at our annual retreat at Maplelag.  Because of this past scrapbooking retreat, I am all ready to go and have a lot of ideas to complete.

a Laugh

This is an 8×8 of Big M and JV back in 2008.  I do not remember what they were laughing about, but I love this photo. I wish there was more laughing in our house.  Some days I have so much to do, I forget to laugh, but I am working on that.

a Sakakawea

We have lived in Idaho and now in North Dakota.  Both states are proud of their connection with Sacajawe or as it is said in North Dakota, “Sakakawea”.   There is a statue of this brave lady on the Capitol grounds by the Heritage Center.  I had a photo of the boys standing by her, so I decided to do a layout about her name. If you are ever passing through Bismarck, make sure you plan a trip to the Heritage Center.  It is free, newly expanded, and filled with great historical information and exhibits.

a Steffan Family

Since my brother, Jon, lives in Dallas, Texas, I do not get to see him often, so he and his family do not show up in my scrapbooks often.  I found these photos from 2008, so I did a quick layout.

a Badlands Ministries 2013


Back in December I did a post on a scrapbooking retreat my sister, Lynette, and I went on at the Badlands Ministries.  The photos are so beautiful of the hill, I had to get them scrapped.

a cards

I also made a few cards.  Sometimes when I am stuck or have leftover scraps.  Making cards helps me get my creativity flowing again.  I think I will use most of these as graduation cards next spring.

So there you have it.  A fun and productive weekend retreat.  I will try to post some layouts from this upcoming weekend.  Have you done any scrapbooking lately?

Scrapbooking Eagle Ridge Lodge September 2014









Badlands View Sept 12 2014


My sister, Lynette, and I were able to do a spur-of-the-moment scrapbook retreat at Eagle Ridge Lodge 10 days ago.  What a beautiful place to scrap.  This bed and breakfast is located near Medora, North Dakota in the Badlands.  It is on a ridge. With its floor to ceiling windows we could sit and look at this gorgeous view from sunrise to sunset.   However I did get some pages done.


a JoshuaThis is a 6×6 layout with a small photo of my son, JV last fall. I love this photo and just wanted to make sure it was in scrapbook.

a Uncle Plays Cards

Here is an 8×8 layout from 2011.  His uncle is always willing to play cards with him when we visit.  That activity deserved a spot in my scrapbook.

a Rules for Reading

I did a 12×12 of Joshua reading in 2010 when Lamb still read with him.

a Capable

I also did a 12×12 layout of the boys cooking breakfast in 2011.  I realize they have been making most of their own breakfast and lunch meals for a while now.  I don’t think I appreciated it until I saw these photos.

a Above the Glasses


I found a few different photos of Z looking over his glasses.  He did that so much we wondered why he even needed glasses.  It was fun to capture this memory.  He doesn’t do that nearly as much any more.

I didn’t do all layouts of my boys.  I will show you a few more tomorrow.