Thursday, August 31, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
The main part of the sketch for this one is a scraplift from the pages of CK mag. Love the arrow and the dots around the pics. Then I decided to get funky with the title, which is totally different from my usual style. I really like how this came out. It was a fun one! The spoon charm is from www.acharmingplace.com , and ribbons & button are from WalMart.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Longbranch, Washington. Where I grew up, where I call home, and where mom and dad live still in the same house. Joemma Beach is about half a mile down the road. I would walk the gravel road almost every day in the summer. This dock wasn’t there then. In fact, nothing was there but beach in those days. Now there are camping spaces, picnic tables, restroom facilities, the dock and a locking gate entrance. The road into the park itself is paved and has speed bumps.
In the late 60s the Dept. of Natural Resources began developing the area and renamed it Robert F Kennedy Recreation Area. The locals never did get used to the name and called it Joemma Beach anyway, after Joe & Emma Smith who settled the area in the early 1900s. When it was transferred to the parks department and the campground officially opened in 1995, the name was changed back. It is now called Joemma Beach State Park. I, for one, am very glad. Probably seems silly to anyone who wasn’t around back then, but for me it’s almost like meeting up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time, like going home. Lucky for me it IS home!
Friday, August 04, 2006
This hunting page is one of my favorites for Randy's hunting album. I loved the sketch (sorry I have forgotten which publication I saw it in) and have wanted to use it for a while. Who says you can't use ribbon on man pages. What a crock. LOL Here I used FOURTEEN different ribbons, and it certainly doesn't look any less manly just for the use of ribbon. I used rubons on the twill for the "Hunter" title. Oh, and don't look at the WHITE whiskers on his chin. He didn't believe me till I showed him the pics how sharp digital images are and how much they pick up. LOL
Granddaughter Courtney last summer. First thing she did when they got here was climb into Grampa's shoes! This was a challenge page. Use 1) peach color scheme, 2) shaped clip and 3) incorporate a song into the page.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Awww, Grace. What a girlie girl. She has LOVED weddings and everything about them since she was tiny! This particular "wedding" was a couple of years ago. She can make grampa Randy do anything (he is so wrapped around her finger it isn't even funny! LOL) and here she "made" him be her groom. LOL She bought this veil with her own money at the dollar store too. There are two more pics in the folder behind the main photo. In the pic below you can see how much fun Randy was having. LOL!
Grace loves all things girlie from clothes to shoes, purses to makeup, and shopping to weddings. She LOVES weddings and takes it personally if she isn't asked to be flower girl even if she doesn't know the people are are getting married. She loves to play wedding and bought this veil with her own money at the dollar store. Doesn't Randy look excited to be playing the happy new hubby? Grace can make him do anything. And I get to take pictures!!
DIL, Beka with granddaughter Courtney a year ago March.