Wednesday, May 16, 2012


 When I was at the Spring Fling weekend crop, many of the girls were doing a workshop on a layout to put in a shadow box. I wasn't willing to give up the time needed to dedicate myself to the project so I didn't sign up, but after seeing some of theirs completed I thought I would give it a whirl. It isn't as fancy as theirs but I am happy with the results (:
 The picture isn't the best but I liked it for this paper. It is of my Dad and Azelyn just cuddling on the couch while they watch TV together.
 The pic is matted on pink velvet paper (thanks to Kathy for cutting it out on her grand calibur for me!!) the patterned paper is Prima, the flowers are mostly Recollections. I used Graphically Speaking to cut out the title, Art Philosophy to cut out the big butterfly and paper doily, and my SU embosslit and MS punch to cut the little butterflies. Bling is Eva and I think the doily is K&C company?? The pretty border at the bottom is Prima I think??

 It looks like my computer is back in business!! I got it back "unfixed" but they actually fixed what I sent it in for (the screen), they just found water damage (oops, darn coffee!!) on the keyboard and motherboard that I couldn't afford to fix ($900 to repair a $500 computer!!!)

 It is camp season though, so I'm not sure how much scrapping I'm going to get in!! Hopefully I'll stay ahead enough to have something to post each week.

 Have a great long weekend everyone!!! We are heading out to camp and I heard on the radio this afternoon that there is already a fire ban!! so I guess our first few nights at camp will be fireless ):

14/78 pages complete

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Wow!!! I didn't realize until yesterday that it has been a month since my last post!!!
 It has been a crazy month!! I started at a new school just after the March Break and while there I was shuffled between two jobs. I was just starting to feel settled in at work when THE COLD (fever, headache, which then turned into a sore throat, followed by a bad, pesky cough!!) hit our house. Then last Friday the invertor went in my new laptop and it had to be sent into the shop!!!
 I have been doing a bit of scrapbooking so I have had some layouts to show you, it was just a matter of getting some pics taken.
 This layout is the companion to the Captain America layout I did of Kieran a while ago. It is the second layout from the Superhero WOTG from CTMH. I changed it up a wee bit but it is pretty close to the original. The pics are of Kieran and his little buddy back at camp a couple of summers ago. His friends mom had painted their faces like Spiderman!! They were so happy and excited!!
 I don't know about you but when I'm scrapbooking and can't remember when the pic is from, I usually look at what the kids are wearing to help me. But this doesn't work so well with Kieran!! He doesn't grow very fast and so he wears the same clothes for a couple of years. For example, the shirt he is wearing in these pics, I just took it out of storage for him to wear again this summer!!!

I had to share the next picture with you!!! After a couple of years with no dishwasher and having to nag my teenager to do the dishes, we finally got a new one!!! I had plans of just going and getting the one that was on sale but nothing can ever be that simple!!! After going between 3 stores we ended up with a more top of the line/expensive one. Lee decided that because we have hard water we needed one that had stainless steel inside, and guess what!!? Only a few dishwashers have that option!! So instead of coming home with it that day like planned we had to wait a few days for it to come in. When it did come in, we got it all unwrapped and ready to go. When we went to put it in the hole that was there from the last one, it was TOO TALL!!! Lee wasn't sure how he was going to trim the bottom of the cupboard because he didn't have the right kind of saw. I jokingly said, " why don't you just go and get the chainsaw?!" (that is what he used to cut some of the floor out of the camper when we were fixing it up so I was teasing him)
Can you say REDNECK!!!? We had all of the windows and doors open to let the smell out. MEN!!!

13/78 pages complete and posted!!