Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday Crop

I did a couple of pages this weekend at the Life Preservers Club black friday crop.  I also won a RAK of their November stamp.  I am so excited!

This page includes pictures of my dd and dad at his house.  I used the Studio Calico November kit.  


This photo is for a food challenge.  I used KI Memories Sheers, Kaiser Craft papers, and those lovely MM sticker letters that I love so much!  
I think the most exciting thing for me is that these were from some sketches that I drew myself!  I just need to figure out how to draw my sketches on the computer so I can share them.  I haven't found my Adobe PSE disc so I convert it from PC to Mac.  There must be an easier way!  Well thanks for looking friends!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that all my dear friends had a lovely Thanksgiving!  I just completed my Studio Calico order.  Some delish stuff as always!  So now with all that tryptophan in my system I can't figure out why I am still awake.  But I am...........tomorrow I need to set up my weight loss program.  I have at least 50 lbs to lose.  I have gotten my IPod loaded up including the NEW David Cook.  Oh yeah!!  Not to mention some Trace Adkins! 
 I want to show you a layout I did for a DT application for Creatively Yours.  I was not chosen however it did allow me to use my Studio Calico kit for the first time.  The picture is from my mission trip to Brasil!  And I used Sketch # 3.  Thanks for looking.

So they may not like it but I am very please with it.  I love how the flowers and vines come over the edges.  Well I leave you with some things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving:

1. sustenance.........Gods provision is never ending and oh so generous!  
2. husband-  He is always there for me no matter what.  And I know it isn't always easy putting up with me.
3. Emma- need I say more!!  
4. hobbies such as scrapbooking and reading
5. home- there is NO place like it!  
6. friends-  You know who you are.  You complete me!!!  I love ya!
7. Fellowship-being surrounded by Godly people who love the Lord
8. Ansel   


Ugh!! A family portrait with a dog is IMPOSSIBLE!  LOL  I gave up with the self timer and mutt very quickly!  Have a great weekend guys and if you feel the need to scrap then join us on Life Preservers for a Black Friday crop!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Faith Based Pages November Kit

My creations using the November Faith Based Pages kit are below.  The kit club will be no longer in 2009.  I am disheartened but respect Judy's decision to follow the Lords calling.

Anyone excited about Friday?   TWILIGHT movie!  




This is from my own sketch!  The verse is on a transparency provided in the kit.  There were no alphabet in the kit other than the transparency sheet so I made my own by doodling on the patterned paper!  The pictures are from Emmas Sparks Hike in 2006.
The below video is from Emma's Veterans Day program at school.  A public school!  Who says God is not in our schools?  He is alive and well!

video

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Photoshop or not?

Why do we doctor our pictures?  Are our memories as they are not precious enough?  Why are we never content with what we have?  Your children are the most precious thing in your eyes.  (they should be at least)  So why doctor their pictures?  Yes I change my pictures to black and white, sepia toned, etc.  I have even dabbed into digital scrap booking and I enjoyed it.  But I sometimes wonder what is "enough"?

Here are some pictures from Emma's field trip last week!  They visited Poplar Forest which is Thomas Jefferson's second home.  And yes they are unaltered.  LOL


This is of the back of the Poplar Forest house!

I love this one.  The girls and boys were playing tag.  This is the girls taking off to chase the boys.  LOL
This is a group picture of Mrs. Coggsdales class.  

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Happy Veterans Day!

I do not know firsthand the sacrifice that you have made but I am so very thankful for what you have done!  My father served two tours of duty in Vietnam.  And although he did come home safe and sound he now suffers many diseases as a result of Agent Orange exposure.  The fact a soldier would put his/her health and life in jeopardy to protect his/her country just astounds me.  I am in awe.  You are all my heroes!  Thank You!  Here is a layout with a picture of my father I made awhile back.  He is definitely "My Hero"!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

I should be ashamed........

but sadly I am not!  I know I am very far behind on my blog.  But then I see how far behind I am and it becomes insurmountable almost.  We have had a lot of stuff going on around here.  Currently Emma is on crutches.  She has a severe sprain of her knee after tripping over our dog.  My dad had surgery a second time on his hand thumb joint at the VA Hospital.  My grandmother had a brief visit to the Emergency Department a little while back.  She is fine now!  And I have been working overtime at MedFlight.   We are short a nurse and have recently had interviews but a decision needs to be made on whom they choose to hire.  I also have been interviewing for Trauma Nurse Coordinator position.   I have had 7 interviews thus far!  A little incredulous I think as opposed to one panel interview.  And I still have an interview next week.  So I have been doing little on the blog posting and message board following.  I do admit I have been a little fascinated with Yoville on Facebook as of late.  Very addictive indeed!  Well here are some photos of a mini album that I completed at the last Scrappers Dream Vacation. 

 








Now I can't end this without mentioning that I am very envious of my friends Janet and Heather who are at a Scrappers Dream Vacation right now in Newport News.  I am very jealous!  Get those pages done girls!!!