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 :-}
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
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