Tuesday, September 30, 2008
My grandmother left our world this morning to take her place next to our Lord. We were all so very lucky to have her in our lives for as long as we did. How many people my age are blessed to have 2 grandparents in their lives for so long? I am so happy that Ryan knew my grandmother, his great grandmother. She adored him. He was her boy. He knew that and loved her just the same. She will be missed. Her stories will be missed. Her smile will be missed. Her wisdom will be missed. She took care of us until the end...if only in her prayers for us. That was what she did. Her prayers could work wonders in even the darkest hour.
In your daily comings and goings, please take a moment to say a prayer for my grandfather, who will continue on without her by his side. I cannot even imagine how it would be to lose the person who you spent over 70 years of your life with.
God bless you Gram! I will miss you with all of my heart.
Nothing happened. I'm not miserable. No bad mood. Nothing. I just want to do nothing. Does that sound odd? Has anyone ever felt his way before or am I all alone in this world?
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Blogging has taken a back seat, and I am going to try to update more. I actually had a chance to scrap today. It was for an assignment, so I can't share it right now. I do have a layout that I can share. I did this one a little while back for a call of some sort. It never got picked up which made me sad because I like it a lot. I need to do more 2 pagers!
I'm also really excited about getting some goodies from Quickuts. They were super generous with the HOF girls this year, and I had a chance to pick some goodies from their website. I decided that I want to try out some wall art. I got myself some of this cool vinyl
Speaking of HOF, the 2008 HOF gals will have another HOF Product Challenge up at the CK website for October. Stop by after the 1st to check it out and play along! It will be a good one!
Well, off to bed as tomorrow is the start of another school week! Hope you all have a super Monday!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I used Tinkering Ink's triangular shaped garland for the book itself. Love that stuff. I just thought it would make a darling mini book. I used BasicGrey Offbeat papers...my favorite BG line! I used embroidery floss to sew a bead border on one side of each page, alternating the side from page to page. That was fun...told you I loved beads! Lots of buttons, brads, and plastic rings to dress it up! The pages are held together with binder rings tied with some ribbon to spruce them up a bit. This surely was a fun project!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Anyway, this was the challenge that the ten finalists received:
"About Me" Mini-Album
Showcase your scrapbooking skills with an "all about me" 8-page (4 pages front and back), mini-album. It's that simple! Just tell us about yourself and use everything in your repertoire to dazzle your peers on your way to becoming $2,500 richer!
I am really excited and nervous about this final challenge. I know the competition will be tough, and the stakes are high! Who wouldn't want to win $2,500?????? I believe that voting opens at 10:00 am E.T on September 12 and ends at 12:59 am on September 20. What a nerve-racking 8 days that will be! It is really tough to watch the votes go up (or not go up). I really try to stay away from the computer as much as possible, but it really is hard not to check.
I thank all of you who voted daily for me last time....you all helped me win and become a finalist! I hope that you will take the time to vote this time around. Remember that you can vote one time each day. And if you have not voted in any of the other rounds in the contest, you can register to vote here. I appreciate all of the help that everyone gives me!
I plan on sharing my mini-book here on the blog as soon as I get the okay. I am sure they do not want us sharing before the final round actually starts. I will, however, share this page with you.
It appeared in the Memory Makers Idea Gallery a few months back. I received a message the other day from a girl who wanted to let me know that she lifted my design. I was thrilled that I could give someone some inspiration. I really liked this layout and was happy that it got picked up. I think I might add "2007" to this layout and then do one every year to document Ryan's world each year. This was such a fun layout to do. I managed to get the important pics AND the journaling in!
Well, thanks for stopping by (if anyone is still around)! Hope your week is going great!
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
This month's HOF Challenge at the CK website was to use BasicGrey. I have to say that BG is one of my all time favorite companies. So much that I often find myself hoarding it a bit too much. The problem is that I hoard it for so long that I rarely get to use it. So, I was thrilled to pull some of my HOF goodies out and go to town. I had some birthday pictures that I wanted to scrap, so I chose the Cupcake collection, which turned out to be the perfect choice! Because it was an adult birthday, I chose some of the darker colored patterns. The swirly cardstock sticker down the middle was yellow, so I inked it up with a red stamp pad. I also cut the "happy" off of the "happy birthday" cardstock sticker and made my own "happy" with the BG letter stickers. Lastly, I cut some of the candles shorter to fit around my title better. Mostly everything on my page is BG with the exception of the small phrase stickers in the upper left hand corner which are Scenic Route and the "celebrate" rub on which is Creative Imaginations. I even used BG fibers to thread my buttons! I can't remember the last time I used fiber! Oh my!
If you have a chance, stop on over the CK website to see what the other HOF gals created, and if you create your own BasicGrey layout...you might be able to win a CK book of your choice! You can check out Erin's post here. Sounds good to me! I hope everyone has a super wonderful day!
Monday, September 01, 2008
I was downloading some pictures from my camera, and I decided to share this one of Ryan on his first day of school this year. 3rd Grade!
Oh my, when I first saw this picture, I about fell over. He is just getting so big so fast. For those of you who have known me for a while...do you remember when my buddy looked like this?
This face was just looking at me last night! Or it seems like that, at least! Mom always said that time goes by faster the older you get...she was right. But, shhhh...don't tell her that I admitted that she was right...LOL!
Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day here in the U.S. Take a break...you deserve it. For those of you not in the U.S....enjoy your Monday! Stay tuned tomorrow for a layout share...yippee!