Saturday, December 02, 2006
Turns out, she had forgotten to add the sugar. To this day the story of the dog puking up Kathy’s pumpkin pie lives on. And, by the way, she doesn’t cook anymore. It’s probably a good thing. Just kidding, Kath!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Thanks to the DT at LittleScrapbox for voting this layout the winner for the ad challenge!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
The shaker is a MM tag rim with transparency window. I didn't squish the rim, just adhered it to the page with Dimensional Magic.
Chipboard buttons are an idea from a magazine. Aren't they cute?
Jeffery is an awesome big brother. From the moment Grace was born, he told her he would be her “protector”. Mind you, he was just 7 then. But he has taken on his role as big brother in all seriousness and they really do adore each other. Most of the time!
Grace decided she was going to “sell” her pictures that she drew and paced back and forth up the walk calling, “colorings for free. Beautiful colorings.” With each passing car her disappointment grew. When I told Jeffery what she was doing, he took it upon himself to walk around the block, came up the street to where she was and bought one of her beautiful colorings for a dime.
Jeffery is the coolest big brother any little girl can have.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Introduction page and dividers
Aren't these teeny utensils the cutest??
You may remember this one I posted a while ago. I modified it to add the rings for the binding and added the dividers to make it a recipe book.
I used two of each flower with foam tape between to make them stand up. The tiny green enamel flower charm on the safety pin is a goody I found at WalMart. The colors here are a much closer match IRL.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
That quote is part of this week's challenge. The other two elements to incorporate were, 1) red, black and white color scheme, and 2) newsprint type paper.
Photos are of grandkids Jeffery and cousin Mila last summer. With five cousins all between the ages of 1 and 5, Jeffery, being the oldest, is usually called upon to help out with the little ones at family gatherings and activities. He always says, "If I have to have one of the babies I'll take Mila." He adores Mila and she adores him too, as you can see in these pictures.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Bazzill flowers and really big brad, Basic Grey Motifica papers, Karen Foster papers, Basic Grey Wholy Cow rubons, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, computer generated transparencies, Folk Art acrylic paints.
The picture is me at about 5-6 months old. My family called me Sherry until I was in high school, but my grama called me Sherry until the day she died last year.
Monday, September 18, 2006
All flowers and the heart cut with the Wishblade. Some of the flowers, and the heart are clear embossed, though you can't tell in the scan. I used rubons on the chipboard letters and the photo.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
I took this photo in 1989. It is one of a series of photos I took along the Teanaway River in Cle Elum, Washington. I scrapped the other pictures over 3 years ago (see below) but since they are all water pictures, this one didn't seem to "belong" so I didn't use it on the old layout.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
This week's challenge is to use 1) hot pink and black color scheme, 2) stitching, and 3) 12 of one item.
My very first digital scrapbook page!! Woohoo. I love learning new stuff. Anyway, with my new printer came Scrapbook Factory software so I thought I'd play around a little. Did this page in less than an hour after installing the program. Very easy to use and oh so fun! I'm sorry for the poor quality image though. Guess I need to learn a little more about how that works.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Hoped to get a couple more of these done today but got stuck on the second idea. So here is today's altered Dollar Tree memo book. I think this is my favorite so far.
Scraps of Chatterbox papers, purple twill, and the purple flower charm.... believe it or not, from one of Gracie's summer sandals!!! LOL Cute, huh?
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.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Grace loves to play restaurant so I made her a name badge and got her a sales book to take orders. She gives us a new name every night depending what I fix for dinner and makes announcements to our customers. One night we were "Gravy's". She cracks me up.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Some of the pictures from Olivia's visit with us last summer. Sketch was inspired by a layout in last year's Scrapbooks Etc. Made in Minutes.
Olivia LOVES to paint. She calls herself an artist not a painter. Here she is creating some of her masterpieces last summer.
Grace wearing grampa's fishing hat (it says Grandpa's Bait Shop) before one of their fishing trips last fall.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Dream Come True -
Never in a million years did I think I’d ever be the proud owner of one of these little gems when they first came on the market a couple of years ago for $500-600. No way was that big a purchase ever going to be within my scrapping budget. And it still isn’t.
When Shop at Home TV went out of business they had a liquidation sale on their website. As some items sold out they’d add more here and there over a period of several days. I checked the website periodically thinking I might get lucky and pick up a few punches or stamps and giving no thought at all to snagging a die cutting machine as I was not even in the market for one. I’m perfectly happy with my QuicKutz Black Squeeze and growing collection of alphabet die sets.
One day, however, someone posted on the message board that SAH had listed the Wishblade in their liquidation inventory. I hopped over there without a second thought, put one in my shopping cart, supplied my credit card info and clicked submit. I nearly broke out in a cold sweat when I realized I had just purchased a Wishblade….and for $240!! It was a dream come true.
Oh my gosh, I have a Wishblade!!!!