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Friday, March 25, 2011

Journal Cover Art

This was alot of fun! Made a journal cover for a challenge over at Enchanted Studio Scraps using a very artsy kit, Art Journaling Starter Kit,  by Amanda at Circle of Life Scraps.
Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

oh the plans of mice & men... ?

I have grand plans of beefing up my blog... designing the background... creating decorative tabs, etc. And then I hit a snag that requires more thought and then.... I FORGET about it!! yikes! I thought that was just supposed to be for the Rotisserie Oven (just set it & forget it! HA!!). Eventually, I need to get paypal links setup and upload info about the homeopathics by Heel Inc (for which I'm a retailer) and an outlet for my jewelry (since I can no longer do art shows or open houses due to my health situation with NRLA (natural rubber latex allergy) & MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities)). Some of those long-term goals "still under construction"??
Meanwhile, the digi-scrapping bug has struck again and I have some exciting layouts to share. Memories of my brother Gary, who is now with the Lord... Then vs Now with our 3 sons—when they were wee wigwams and pics of them with their lovely wives... Snow Day for our eldest... and another LO of an adorable miracle baby (Abigail), this time in her dutch costume!
I had fun with a PSE tutorial for curling "corner" edges... as well as frustrations! PSE8 crashed on me 3 times while I was working on the "3 sons" LO. Finally, after rebooting my PC, all went well. There was one method, that no matter how many times I replayed the tutorial video, it just wasn't happening for me. So, I went with an entire photo curl using distort/shear and gaussian blurs. Unfortunately, I can't find the link to the VIDEO tutorial I watched. If I can locate it, I'll come back & share the link :-}
Sweet Little Dutch Girl
credits: French Tulips by Milly Dee Designs, font - SBC Jazzed
Then vs Now - "3 Sons"
credits: Tranquil Moments by Milly Dee Designs, fonts - AR Carter, Albertus Medium
font - Albertus Medium
Snow Day!!
credits: A Fun Snow Day kit by Binty Designs, font - Albertus Medium
Isaiah 40:31

Monday, March 14, 2011

Catching Up 11 - Dasha

Abigail - Sweet Princess
Abigail - Leaf Queen
Fiona - Piratess
credits: Gossip Girl by Dasha at Angelle Designs, font - Vianta
Isaiah 40:31

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Catching Up 10 - just for fun!

Phoenix 2006
 OKC credits: Colors of the Wind kit by Monica at Random Inspirations, font - Amazone BT

ride 'em cowboy!
(cowboy ethan)
 credits: Boy Attitude by ScrapAnges, font - TempusSansITC
 Photomasks001 by Designs by Kristine (formerly WenchdGrafix)

Anniversary#33 BlackHills SD

Love Birds
 OKC credits: Come What May (her very 1st kit!) by Sarah at Diamond Ink Designs, fonts - Vianta & Vijaya

RAK (won this thru DST) credits: Frolic in the Flowers by Snuggle Berry Pie Designs, font - SU Steele Script 
Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Catching Up 9 - Amanda

Grampa & Ethan 2008
roger-janie-2004 (Intro to MN)
credits: Christmas Whimsy by Amanda at Circle of Life Scraps, font - SU Steele Script
Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Catching Up 8 - Alison

Alison at Milly Dee Designs is one of my favorite designers. There's never a lack of pictures to scrap the memories that come to mind with her kits.
Abby's 1st Christmas
credits: Sugar Cookie Christmas by Milly Dee Designs, font - Viner Hand ITC
Ahoy Matey!
credits: AHoy Matey by Milly Dee Designs, font - unicorn

Turkey Babe!
credits: Forever Autumn by Milly Dee Designs, font - Viner Hand ITC
North Shore Beaches - Oct 2010 
  credits: Forever Autumn kit by Milly Dee Designs,font - SU CSS Hand
Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Catching Up 7 - Eirene

Our Fall color tour to Duluth, Minnesota was awesome! We discovered a new State Park that we hadn't known about and had fun trying to find the observatory where on a clear day, with winds from the NW, you can see hundreds of hawks & other birds in the air. It was the right time of year for the sightings, but the wind wasn't cooperating and we saw more birds along the North Shore than we did at the observatory. Got a nifty souvenir plus lots of great photos from our day trip :-)

Jay Cooke State Park
HawkRidge Bird Observatory
credits: Flirty Fall by Eirene Designs, fonts - Lucinda Handwriting & Goudy Stout
Isaiah 40:31

Friday, March 4, 2011

Catching Up 6 - Nicole

A Boy's Life by Nicole at Poetic Expressions Designs was perfect for these precious photos. Our oldest son is the little Indian. We were visiting my parents at the Alpine Camp & Conference Grounds... my dad was the current Indian Chief for their summer camp for 4th-6th graders. Andrew was 21 months old here... such a cutey-pie!!

Little Red Chief
credits: A Boys Life kit by Nicole at Poetic Expressions Designs, font - Giddyup Std
This is our 2nd son, Jonathan, and our oldest grandson... Ethan. His dad has just as much fun with the toys as Ethan does (sometimes I think "more so"!).
Boys 'n Toys
credits: A Boys Life kit by Nicole at Poetic Expressions Designs, font - Hero of Fools
Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Catching Up 5 - SCHOOL DAYS

English Tea by Alice (Red Ivy Designs) was all I needed to scrap my school days from K-college, with the final being a "then vs now" page :-)
 Elementary 1969
 Junior High 1972
 Senior High 1975
 College 1977
 Then vs Now
credits: English Tea kit by Red Ivy Designs, font - Giddyup Std
We homeschooled our 3 boys from K-12. Here are a couple fun layouts preserving those memories.
Science Project 1991 - HAMSTERS!!!
credits: Back to Class / Hooray for Homeschoolers kit by Circle of Life Scraps, font - Agency FB
 Pioneer Days
credits: Back to School (Shabby) by Scrappers Guide, font - CK Bowlarama
Then, a fun layout of my brother & I for the year we attended a private school, uniforms ... bus rides... and all.
Private School
credits: Back to School kit by Eirene Designs, font - Amazone BT
Isaiah 40:31
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