Sunday, July 29, 2007
These are pictures from Father's Day. A few of you have seen this before because I couldn't decide between it and another layout for my Memory Makers Master's Entry. I guess you now know which one I chose. LOL If you click on it, it gets bigger and you can read the journaling.
Friday, July 27, 2007
This is the fairy tale that we should have been reading as little Girls!
Once upon a time,
in a land far away,
a beautiful, independent,
happened upon a frog as she sat,
contemplating ecological issues
on the shores of an unpolluted pond
in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess' lap
and said: Elegant Lady,
I was once a handsome prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
One kiss from you, however,
and I will turn back
into the dapper, young prince that I am
and then, my sweet, we can marry
and set up housekeeping in your castle
with my mother,
where you can prepare my meals,
clean my clothes, bear my children,
feel grateful and happy doing so.
as the princess dined sumptuously
on lightly sautéed frog legs
seasoned in a white wine
and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled and thought to herself:
I don't #%$& think so
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I did this layout for the challenge at http://unpubbed.blogspot.com/. This is Allison with her mouth wide open in a great big laugh. I didn't take this picture. One of her friends did. Isn't it amazing that she is so beautiful even with that expression on her face? Her laugh is infectious. I found this quote in a book of vellum quotes today when I was purging my supplies. The sound of girls laughing really is one of my favorite sounds. I got to use my new fontwerk's Steelfish stamps. Aren't they cool?
Thursday, July 19, 2007
1. Almond snickers
2. Cinnamon Dolce Lattes at Starbucks
3. goodbye kisses from Curtis in the morning
4. hello kisses from Curtis at night
5. reading the paper on Sunday morning when no one else is up but me
6. Allison resting her 20 yr old head on my shoulder at church last week and saying "I love you, Mommy."
7. Karen calling me on the phone just to see what's going on.
8. Seth giving me sweet little boy kisses
10. scrapbook shopping
11. watching Curtis and Seth laughing together
12. hearing Curtis tell me he loves me
13. reading my scrapbook friends' blogs
14. listening to Karen and Allison giggle together even though they are grown up women and not little girls anymore
15. getting mail that isn't a bill
Can you name that many?
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thank you friends for voting for me at Scrapbook Playground. I barely squeaked through one more round. The next four rounds will be judged by the Design team rather than voted on by the public. This week's challenge was to use the colors yellow, brown and blue and to use a frame on your page. This is what I came up with. I opted to use my frames as a design element rather than for framing the photo. I didn't have a 5x7 frame, anyway and there is no money for this girl to spend this week. LOL Allison suggested I use this photo when I was searching through pictures to match this color scheme. I guess that means she likes it. She's the one who gets most annoyed at me when I pull out the camera.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Today is an exciting day. I got to play in my scrap room and create something that was not intended for a challenge or a contest or a special project. I've been admiring the 6x12 pages I'm seeing people do. I've seen them done by my friends Renee and Kimmie. Then, today, I saw that the new HOFer, Mitchell Kraft is a fan of that size, too. Originally, I wrote the journaling for this page when I was going to do a layout based on the new Brooks and Dunn song, I'm proud of the house we built. I loved what it has to say about being a family and being in love. I went out and took pictures of my house and just did not like them. Then I looked at my front door and thought, " I should change the journaling to say "behind this door" instead of "in this house." This is my creation. Click on it to enlarge and read the journaling.
Voting is open at Scrapbook Playground. This is the last week of public voting. Two people will be eliminated. Here is the link. Thanks for being my friends!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Here is the layout I created using "dated" product for this week's challenge at Scrapbook Playground. I used a plastic slide mount, a metal charm, magic mesh and a hat pin. This is the last week for public voting. After this round, only the design team will be judging layouts. The journaling is from a new Kenny Chesney Song that speaks to me right now. Be sure and tell me about a song that speaks to you in my previous entry and I will draw names on Saturday for some Heidi Swapp Chipboard letters.
Monday, July 9, 2007
When she's lonely and the longing gets too much
Do you have a song that speaks to you? Tell me about it. Everyone who responds will go into a drawing for a set of Heidi Swapp chipboard letters. I'll draw on Saturday.
Also, Thanks to all who voted for me over at Scrapbook Playground. I have moved on to another round. The challenge this week is to use 3 items from my stash that might be considered "dated." This is a challenge for me. I really only have a huge stash of paper, chipboard, buttons and flowers. There are a few things tucked away that I have some ideas for, though. I've just never been an embellishment hoarder.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I have made it into round three. This week's challenge was to use a joke or a riddle on your layout and a sticker of some sort. Letter and word stickers do not count. I am so NOT a sticker person except for words, letters and the occasional flower. I sold most of my stash at a garage sale last summer. The only stickers I owned were some rolls of Heidi Swapp tape and a few cute border stickers I got for $1 at Big Lots a couple of weeks ago. I had to go buy some stickers. It was tough choosing some. Flowers would have been easy and not much of a challenge. I use flowers all the time. When I saw these cute little farm animals, I remembered this picture of Seth wearing the "farmer" hat. I came home and looked for farm animal jokes. Found this one about pigs and decided to use it. Sure hope others like it enough to vote for it.
On a different note, I am so tired of rain. We've had thunderstorms every afternoon for almost two weeks. The water is standing an inch deep in our yard all the time. Our power was out for three hours today during and after the storm. Had more water come in under the bedroom wall cause the water rose so high between the houses. I never thought I'd say this but where is our Texas 100 degree summer?