Sunday, September 23, 2007

Got a layout done tonight

Okay, this layout came together really quick and easy. Basically I just used an exacto knife (yes, I really did) to trim around a few lines of the paper and tucked pictures inside the slits. I added a few sequins to the layout to add a lil bawda bling. Used some KI Memories Creamy Broccoli acrylic letters and finished it off with a strip of HS tape. So quick and so easy. Okay, the photo is looking a little over-exposed, but I wanted to share. I'll retake tomorrow in natural lighting and hopefully get a better shot.

Edited to add layout particulars. Paper is Sandylion - On the beach. Acrylic letters KI Memories alphabet soup in Creamy Broccoli. HS tape - Born Free. Sequins are from a Portafolia Summer kit I got at Sams.

DWE4 - March 1, 2008

Woo Hoo, I got word from Valerie that they've set a date for Day with the Experts 4. Hmmm, what to do, what to do. Am I going to go again this year? I'm thinking so. This time I may even see if someone wants to come with me. Anybody interested? I had so much fun at DWE3 last March. It was wonderful getting to meet Valerie Salmon and Julie Scattaregia. Those girls rock. I have to admit I was blown away at how fast they go through their pages. I was able to keep up, I'm just more used to the laid back, take your time classes we have down here in Louisiana. But, I'm up to the challenge and I'll know what to expect next time. Here's a picture of Julie, me, and Valerie. A small group of us went to db's Mongolian Grill after the event. What an experience that was. If you haven't heard of them you can check them out at

Something Passed Down...

I'm taking an on-line scrapping class at this month called Daily Dose of Creativity with Gretchen Schmidt. So far I'm really enjoying it. We get a photo assignment and a project assignment for each day in September. The photo assignment for Sept 2nd was to photograph something that has been passed down to you. Here's the picture I took for that photo assignment. The black rosary was my Grandpa Bruce's. The clear rosary was for my Grandma Bruce, and so was the wedding band. The other ring was my mothers. My mom wore the rings together, and now I wear them the same way. It reminds me of both of them. They were such amazing strong women. I just found out that John is taking the kids to his parents this evening. Hopefully that'll give me some time to go create something in my scrap room. If so, I promise to post a picture.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


About once a week I try to treat Samantha to donuts from the corner store. It's her reward for getting out the house for school by 7:00am. I usually grab a French Vanilla Cappuccino, but this morning I saw Carmel Apple. Hmmm, sounds interesting. I've tried others before, but never liked them as much as my usual French Vanilla. The Camel Apple is very good. I think I may even like it better than the French Vanilla. I guess there are rewards to stepping out the box from time to time. You never know when you might find something you like better than your usual.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm So excited...

and I just can't hide it. A classmate of mine just had a baby boy, Wyatt, last week. We're celebrating our 20 year class reunion next week and she decides it's time to have another baby. God bless her. Anyway, I decided to make her a 4x4 accordion brag book. I love how it came out. Then, when the book was done, I just couldn't bring myself to put it in a pre-made card. So, I made her a matching card. This is the 1st time I've done anything like this for anyone. She's an artist, so I'm hoping she will appreciate the effort. I was so impressed with myself last night that I wanted to stay up and do another one, but it was after 11:00pm. So, I willed myself to go upstairs to bed. Then, I layed there too pump to fall asleep. It was so much fun making, I may have to make another tonight. The 3 pictures are 1) the card and cover of book. 2) front of book. 3) back of book.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Okay, I was never able to post a pic of myself in my last blog ( and I can't quite figure it out this time either. So, I'll post it in a post. So there....
This photo is from a year ago (Sept 2006). Don't have very many photos of myself since I'm usually the one behind the camera.

I'm baaacck

Okay, I've set up a new blog since I'm unable to access my original one. A friend recently set up her blog and she's got me longing for one. (Thanks Cyndi). I miss my blog. My little on-line journal that I share with a few friends and family members. Okay, my original blog was and this here blog is and away we go....