Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
All papers and elements from the Twitterpated Collection by Studio Lorie coming soon to SBG!; Font: Bodoni Bk BT; Photo Action: Creamy Tone by Natasha Whiteley
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Credits: Butterfly paper, flowers and leaves: Butterfly Breeze/Angelfaye Designs; Swirls (for hair): Swirls Vol. 4/Rhonna Farrer; Glitter Styles (purple and gold): Flergs; Lomo Photo Action: PSEFrank; Leaf and Patterned Paper: Kit No. 13/ONDesigns; Butterfly Brushes downloaded from Internet
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from the Annabelle Collection by angelfaye designs (ribbon and flowers recolored); stamp journal block from Antique Treasures by Alabaster Box; font: bulky refuse type; alpha: origin unknown
Monday, January 21, 2008
Papers and glitter heart: Sweetest Thing/Krystal Hartley; Label, frame, safety pin, frame, brads: New Beginnings Freebie Kit/Raspberry Road Designs; Ribbon & Sweet Label: Annie's Room Freebie, Raspberry Road Designs; heart brush for the trail: easyelements.com; Font: kissmekissmekissme; Scalloped paper mask: Rhonna Farrer/2Peas
CREDITS: All papers and elements from the Under the Sea Collection by Scrap N Tag; font: bulky refuse type
I have created a little quick page freebie for you based on my LO . . . please leave a comment or say hello if you decide to download the page! Carolyn at Scrap N Tag is generously allowing her Creative Team to offer these Quick Pages on our blogs, so you'll want to check back in the near future for additional Quick Pages from her other collections!
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
This is my son and daughter hanging out on his bed when we finally converted it from crib to daybed/toddler bed. No, I don't need any lectures. Yes, I know that he is 2 1/2. BUT he wasn't crawling out of the crib and we were getting full nights of rest. Now that he can get out, we've been having a little visitor come to our bed almost every night (or at least very early morning). He is so happy with his "big boy bed." When we put it up, he had Olivia get with him on the bed and read books with him. This shot of them was snapped along with about a hundred others. I just love their expressions and how they are looking up.
Credits: Background paper: Prairie Gal by Studio Lorie; tape strips: Clippity Snippets by Studio Lorie; font: youareloved; stamped alpha brush: Mindy; Parisian alpha: Rhonna Farrer; angels watch over you WA: Batina; date stamp: Yin; wing brush: Shirl
All papers and elements from Prairie Gal by Studio Lorie with the exception of the twirly twig from the Archive Collection by Studio Lorie and the playing card alpha by Carolyn Bender; font: Brandywine
Thursday, January 17, 2008
It's called "Embrace the Gray." With winter here in full force, and sunshine in limited supply, I say we go along with it and embrace the gray! You know I'm talking about layouts here, right? So here's what you do: get your layout going using shades of gray . . . from silver to the darkest of grays . . . in your background paper, in your photo, in your largest elements. After you've embraced it, that's the time to give the gray a chance to shine. Choose a vibrant color and accent that gray. Not too difficult. And it's amazing that what starts out as relatively drab and plain becomes something altogether fabulous! My example layout uses gray in the background, photo and frame, and then I dressed up the gray with some punches of blues. Let's see what you come up with! Join this challenge and others by heading on over to The Shaker Box! I hope to see you there! Oh, and for those who participate, I'll be having a random drawing for a Provo Craft 12x12 fabric album (see below for picture).
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
All papers and elements from Prairie Gal by Studio Lorie/Lorie Davison; Font: Facelift
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
I'm whispering "I was lost, now I'm found and forgiven."
When I say "I am a Christian," I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say "I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say "I am a Christian" I'm not holier than thou.
I was just a sinner who received God's good grace by faith! [author unknown]
This is a shout-out to my Faith Sister, Jackie Ann, who shared this today over in the forum with all of us and I just love it. Jackie Ann has a great sense of humor and is compassionate and caring . . . and she prays with and for me! In fact, I've got a spiritual family growing 400 strong now . . . it's amazing to me that God has blessed me with so many Christian friends! A big thank you and much love going out to ALL my sisters.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
All papers and doodles from Flittery Sparkles and Lolly Polk-A-Dot Collections by Studio Lorie; font: Windsong
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This LO is called Beautiful and contains pictures of flowers from my Grandma's garden that my mother arranged in this cool vase, and they are resting on a crocheted doily made for my birthday by my Grandma.
This LO is called Olivia's Room . . . appropriately enough . . . because I am documenting what her room looks like now. I anticipate us making some changes in the room soon. She's almost eleven, and wants something more mature.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
There was a time when I completely let this inanimate thing have total control over me. Sometimes it has partial control. But most of the time I am on top of things.
It's simple, really. Just have to do the thing(s) you don't want to do. Just get up and do it. Lately, I've been making a little internal deal with myself: can't scrapbook, work on blog, or go to forums until I've completed x, y, z. It's been working. I still have loads of time for family, scrapbooking, Bible study. It's amazing, honestly.
So just try it. Do the thing you really don't want to do and then reward yourself. When you are done with the reward, do another thing you don't want to do. Before long, you will find that you have a lot more free time that is really FREE because there is no guilt of "not having things done."
Monday, January 7, 2008
All papers and elements from Prairie Gal Collection by Studio Lorie/Lorie Davison (coming soon to scrapbookgraphics.com) with the exception of the red edged journal frame from Clippity Snippets Collection by Studio Lorie/Lorie Davison; stamped alpha brush by Mindy; flourish stamp from Free New Years Brushes by Rhonna Farrer/2Ps
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Solid and patterned papers, overlay, grunged frame, flowers and lacing: Annabelle/angelfaye; arrow, glitter, pipe cleaner, polaroid frame & label: Child's Play/Traci Sims; red alpha: Scarlett Heels; date stamp: Rhonna Farrer; template: Templates N More
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Background Paper & Alpha:New Beginnings DST Gold Member Kit/Meredith Fenwick; Frames, Lace Accents, Flowers & Cameo:Dazzing Evening/New Life; Old Journaling Paper and Jewels:Grungy Kind of Love/Scrap N Tag; Font:Ellianarelle's Path
Paper, Frame, Flowers from Harmony's Dress by KimB's Designs; Ribbon Frame and Alpha from Emma by Amy W. Designs; Font: Baron Kuffner
Papers, frame, document border, dried flowers, bead border and label from Archive Collection by Studio Lorie; tape piece and rosehips from Clippity Snippets Collection by Studio Lorie; Fonts: Brandywine and Aquiline Two
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The punch and the candy, the bread and the cheese
And the way I’d not said, “No thank you, please.”
As I dressed my self in my husband’s old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---
I said to myself, as I only can
“You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”
So—away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
“Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won’t have a cookie—not even a lick,
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry,
I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore---
But isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
This super cute poem was shared by a Faith Sister. I'm not sure who the author is, but thank you for the smile!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
This is my daughter at Pensacola Beach in October 2007. She astonishes me with her stunning outer beauty, but my real amazement comes at how innately kind and loving she is.