Friday, November 20, 2009

Another girlie Friday!

We are fortunate to have two of our granddaughters spending the night tonight: 11 year old Kaycee (who is staying until Sunday) and 21-month-old Anna. We just watched a stirring showing of Anna's favorite, "Wow! Wow! Wubzy" and Kaycee is waiting patiently for her turn at the computer. Tomorrow, if the weather is good, we will venture downtown for the annual Christmas Walk. The two day event includes sales and sometimes cookies or cider in the downtown stores, the tree in the courthouse square will be lit for the season, and the city puts lights on the little trees along the main street. There are carolers and musicians strolling around, and this year there will be children's stories in the theater group's newly renovated building. We may even get to talk with Santa or ride the trolley bus up and down Main Street.

This past week has been a slow one for scrapping. I had to skip one of the two weekly THAW challenges at Willow Traders, but I did do this one for "beauty". The flowers are a bouquet that my third child, Jeff, sent to me for Mother's Day 2008.

I've scrapped black and white photos with colored patterned paper before; but this is the first time I have scrapped color photos with black and white papers. I like the effect! The butterfly was salvaged off an old shirt; I added bling antennae.

And the countdown continues for youngest daughter's April wedding. The engagement announcement and photo went to the two local newspapers today. This photo isn't the one we sent, but it's my favorite out of a total of 154 photos:

And yes, I will be scrapping some of those photos!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just a few more pages ...

Time has been a little more pressed during the past week, but I did get an opportunity to join the crop at A Page In Time Scrapbook Kits. The November THAW (Two A Week) Challenge also continues at Willow Traders Forum.

I still had Halloween pictures of some of the grandkids, along with some cute Imaginisce papers and also some of the fabulous papers from Pink Paislee's Twilight line. So ... I managed to complete two more layouts.

These are some imperfect shots of my youngest granddaughter in her gnome costume. She was constantly in motion and some of the shots are blurred; others are victims of bad lighting. But her excitement and wiggliness were part of the charm of Halloween with an almost-2-year-old, so I scrapped them anyway. And you know what? They were perfect!

I couldn't wait to dig into those Twilight goodies. They were perfect for photos of my oldest daughter Heather's two boys. The kit from Zany Zinnia also included the Creative Imaginations glittered web paper and Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards; and I got to use my Martha Stewart Loopy Punch!

We have a busy Saturday ahead, with a meeting in the morning and then my class reunion tomorrow night. Hoping for some "me time" Sunday to scrap -- Scraptacular and Treasured Scrapbooking both have crops this weekend with some fantastic challenges.

Have a Happy Friday!!!!

Daisypath Wedding tickers

Friday, November 6, 2009

Is anyone else glad that Friday is here???? I substituted for a high school computer and business teacher the past two days. Most of the kids were great, but there were a couple who really tried my patience ...

Last weekend's Halloween crop at Scrapbook Deals 4 U was a howling success! So much fun and inspiration there ... and I was fortunate enough to win a RAK!!!! That was the icing on the cake, so to speak. The Willow Traders November 2AW (two layouts a week) began last Friday, and the prompts there are always fun.

Here are some of the layouts that I finished:

This is my youngest granddaughter in her garden gnome costume on Halloween. She was pretty pleased with the residents of a local nursing home, who told her she was cute and dropped goodies in her bucket.

This one is my MIL when she was a 20 year old college girl in 1944 or thereabouts. She is a strong, brilliant woman, and that Washington Irving quote reminds me of her. I used papers and some embellishments from the fabulous August kit that I won from A Million Memories a while back.

I took these photos back in June during a delightful lunch on a rainy day with two of my grandsons. The bright colors from this Scenic Route paper just fit the occasion!

I have some things that really need to get done, but hoping to get some scrapping time in this weekend. I have some great kits to break into, some really fun goodies that arrived today in a couple of RAK's (more about those later) and years of photos that I can choose from. So much to scrap, so little time ....

Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Don't Miss the Fun!

Beth at Scraptacular is announcing a Fall Fest Online Crop! This crop will be a whole week long running from November 9-15, with lots of challenges, make-n-takes and games plus LOTS of prizes. Check it out!