Sunday, November 30, 2008
I got to do a sample page for Becky Fleck's December pagemaps newsletter. You can see the sketch here. This is the first wedding layout I did after Karen's wedding. The text behind the title is the lyrics from "Name" by the Goo Goo Dolls. That is the song that Karen and Joe danced to. I typed out the lyrics and then just repeated them over and over and printed it out on a piece of white cardstock. The papers used here are all My Mind's Eye. The butterflies are cut and embossed using a cuttlebug die and and embossing folder. They really look pretty up close.
I would love to see some of my friends try for this.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This was so much fun to put together yesterday afternoon. It is 6x6. I just grabbed all the scraps in my Christmas paper stash and cut them all into 6x6 squares. A couple of them are a little smaller and a few pages are actually cut up tranparencies and vellum that have been in my stash forever. I threw in some journaling pages and spots. I made each day a two page spread so I could write and add a picture or two if I want. I have done la few page a day type albums before but never made one ahead of time. I am looking forward to this. Who else is doing this?
The bottom photo is a Making Memores mini magnet photo frame. I added the Daisy D rubons and the Basic Grey letters are on top of the plastic "window." Behind the window is some Daisy D red paper.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Every so often, I decide to clean and organize my scrap room. One of these days, I intend to actually finish, too. I always have really good intentions. I am going to put everything in its designated place. I am going to actually put my vinyl words on the wall. I am even planning to vacuum in there someday. What generally happens is, like today, I get everything out of the floor so I don't trip and break my neck by putting all of the papers in a stack and all of the little embellishments and tools and stamps in a basket. I clear off my counter top and throw away all the bits and pieces that are too small to use. Then it always happens. A picture calls out to me. A piece of patterned paper catches my eye. A paintbrush jumps into my hand. I have to create something. I never finish the cleaning. Those little things stay in the basket and the paper stays in the stack until I go through them and spread them out all over the floor again. That room is just not meant to be clean. Today, I did this. I just reached for stuff that was out and it was fun.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I made all of these using Daisy D's Snowflake and Holly Collection that I got in my Memorable Seasons design team kit. I love the muted colors and old fashioned feel to this line. As an added bonus, all of this line is on sale. The paper is only 19 cents!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
During our mini crop at Memorable Seasons last week, Jude posted a challenge to use an older photo and scrap a holiday memory. I pulled this one out. It was very orange like most of my 70 era photos are. With a little PSE magic, I got these colors. We still have that painting but Curtis is not that skinny, anymore. LOL
The Daisy D papers and embellishments all came from my DT kit at Memorable Seasons and they are on sale.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I was born. 49 is a strange age. I am still in my 40's but most certainly "50ish." I like being the age I am. I like that I am able to be my own person on my own terms. I like that there is no one at home to take care of but Curtis and myself. I like the quiet time I have before Curtis gets home. While there are times that I miss having children in the house, it only takes a couple of hours of Seth to make me, once again, thankful that part of my life is finished. I like being a friend to my girls and not having to nag them to clean their rooms or finish their dinner. I like the smile lines around my eyes. I like that wearing comfortable shoes is more important than style. I like that no one will judge if I eat ice cream for dinner. I like being me.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
We use to have these type of conversations at the dinner table when Curtis and the girls would be cracking up and finally Curtis would say, "okay, girls, I think your mother would like to eat her dinner without hearing about burps and farts." Although I was being stern mom at the table, I was laughing inside, too. If you click on the picture, it will get big enough for you to read.
Friday, November 14, 2008
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Come join us on Monday night from 8 to 12 EST. We will have challenges and games and PRIZES. It will be lots of fun and I want you to join us. Check out the site for details. I will be calling bingo words so be sure to pick out your words before Sunday. I also will be doing a challenge using drink coasters so have some on hand.
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Monday, November 3, 2008
The flowers were beautiful. There were three arrangements just like this one. Some of you may remember this story. Also, Karen and Joe decided to see each other before the ceremony. They met out in the courtyard for a few minutes alone before the photographer went out. She was able to take some pictures of the two of them before the ceremony while everyone was still fresh and no one had cried off their make up, yet. LOL
Saturday, November 1, 2008
For a nominal fee, the photographer spent the entire day with Karen starting at 10:30 in the morning and shot pictures until they drove away. Today, she turned over the CDs containing over 600 photos, all uncropped and untouched to do with what they want. Karen plans to do a Shutterfly book. I plan to scrap some and just put several into a photo album. I will give you a few each day for several days. By the way, she forgot to include the formal bridal portraits we did a couple of weeks ago and is going to mail those later. Today, the pictures will be about gettting ready. A girl came to the house to do her hair as well as Allison's and Amanda's. I did my own. Karen's aunt George was at the church to do her make up for her. I think Georgeanna was more emotional than me. She had to stop a few times to compose herself. I couldn't fasten my necklace with these crazy nails on so Allison had to help.