Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
My sister's a chihuahua breeder...she had 3 pregnant chihuahuas...now she has 3 mommas! Glory had one pup, Daisy had 6!! (sadly 1 died), and Mulan had 3. This is my first page of many I'm surely going to make for her. If you'd like to see pictures of the puppies individually, you can view my sisters website here.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I finally got to my April calendar page. I really really like this one. I got a great shot of my one flowering bush outside...and it just inspired me. It's such a beautiful day out right now considering it's supposed to be raining. I think that part is coming, unfortunately. The papers are from Piggy Tales, Gretel collection. And, I just noticed I have my dates a day off...sigh...I'll have to fix that soemhow.
My sister called a bit ago to tell me one of her chihuahuas is in labor. Unfortunately, it's not poor Daisy who looks like she's ready to pop...but Glory. I'm sure I'll be scrapping some puppy pages for her in the not too distant future.
I also did this layout today...boy I've been busy! This one is for a challenge on the Memory Works boards. It's always great when challenges get me motivated to actually do some paper scrapping! The challenge was to use yellow, hopefully I lived up to it...haha.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
My darling nieces, Megan and Grace. They live in Minnesota, so I don't get to see them too often. I took these pictures while I was home in Indiana at the beginning of the month. God was smiling on our trips, and they just happened to coincide with each other. Always exciting when something unplanned works out so well. Hopefully we'll be able to plan a trip to meet up again like that soon.
In other news...in just over a week (April 29th) I'll be heading to California for a visit with my friends. They're traveling nurses. They just started doing that last fall. First they were in Texas, and I unfortunately didn't get to visit them there. This time they're in California, and I can't miss an opportunity like this. It worked out so well because her mom is going out to see them, but didn't really want to fly alone. I can't wait. VACATION!
Scrapping got cancelled this afternoon...but I went ahead and scrapped a bit anyways. I did this for a journaling challenge at Memory Works. They wanted us to focus on journaling in the layout. So I found this great picture of my grandma reading to us kids like she did pretty much every day and it all stemmed from there.
The paper is by Fancy Pants, rubon is Basic Grey and photo corners are American Crafts.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
This one was a "scraplift" challenge. We were given the name of a Digital Candy member and were told to go into their gallery and choose one of their layouts to lift. This round it was LoriJ. She has tons of beautiful stuff, but I finally decided to use her Beautiful Girls layout.
And this was the candy jar challenge. Mandy Mystiques supplied a mini kit and we had to use every element in it. That wasn't hard, her kits are always fantastic! This is a picture of my little sister's chihuahua, Bobo, smelling "flowers." Funny thing is, those flowers are fake and attached to her flip flops. I just looove this photo.
Now, the good news. I went for my day 21 testing today to see how the Clomid worked. Hooray! I ovulated. It was very painful for me, and apparently that's due to a huge cyst on my ovary. So, now I wait 2 weeks and see if I get my period or a pregnancy test... Wish me luck!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Another challenge over at Digital Candy inspired this fun layout. I had a blast trying to squeeze a bunch of photos into one layout. We were given the template to make our own, and this is my interpretation. I kind of want all of these papers and elements in real life so I can play with them, the colors are just too sweet. The kit is the Promise Collection from Shabby Princess.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Just a page I threw together quick. I love this picture my sister took of my niece and my dad at a park in Indiana, so I wanted to scrap it... Kit is Spring Breeze from Andrea Dickinson.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Last summer my sisters, cousin and 2 of my friends and I all went to Hershey Park on a nice, sunny day. I finally scrapped a bit of it. I do have some paper scraps done of this day, but my first digital ones. Kit is Flower Power by Golden Girls.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I got another scrapbook page done today. An actual paper one! Amazing, I know. But I just couldn't wait to use some of my new goodies from Memory Works. I used the new Sultry kit by Basic Grey. The heart sticker and arrow sticker were also part of the kit found here. I really love that paisley paper. I might have to get another kit so I can have more of it. I put a rub-on on the picture, it's from Basic Grey, Sultry as well. I inked the edges of the heart sticker with Colorbox fluid chalk. I love that stuff. And the pink alpha is by Three Bugs in a Rug. I had fun putting this little layout together.
**Updated with a much better picture of the layout. I actually figured out how to make it work with my scanner. So tech savvy...haha!
Have I mentioned before that I love the challenges over at Digital Candy? Well, I do. Here are two more entries I did this month.
This one was a challenge to take an ad out of a magazine and use it like a sketch to create your layout.
And this one was a lyric challenge. Using the lyrics from Sarah McLachlan's Ordinary Miracles. Wow. What a song! You can click here to see the video. It's from Charlotte's Web, so maybe you've heard it before...but I hadn't.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I'm back from my fun, quick trip home to Indiana. I finally got rested up, and now I'm starting on some challenges. I love the ones Lacey is posting over at Memory Works. On this project, she gave us the "ingredients" of flower(s), tag(s) and ribbon(s). I made a cute little book to put pictures of my nieces in for my sister in Minnesota...once I get the pictures printed I'll just have to pop them in and get it in the mail.
This one was a "recipe" of a sketch for us to turn into a layout. I'm not sure that I am in love with it, I may do a bit of tweaking later on. We'll see.
Now I should probably get back to laundry and all that fun stuff that piles up while you're away...but I may go check out what digital challenges I can find first. We'll see.