Thursday, April 3, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
I haven't posted it anywhere yet. I used a template from my Sketch Template Mega Pack #3 and Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs Eastertide Kit. The butterfly is from Yummy Goodness by CanDesigns.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Personal Journaling reads: Journaling It is my wish and prayer that my children grow upto have a personal relationship with Christ.I want them to trust inHis love like they trust in mine.I want His light to shine in their lives every day through their words and actions. Matthew 22:37
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
The designer I used was Aimee Suarez.
1 paper-A Merry Christmas
2 ribbons-both from Friendly Bear
3 buttons-2 from My Love and 1 from Friendly Bear
4 bling-diamond arrow and star from "Bling", diamond studded beads from "Beads vol 1"
5 frames-Friendly Bear, Love to Love (white frame and heart frame), Momnts (doodle frame and lifted frame) some were recolored
7 alphas-R-Love to Love
A-A Merry Christmas
C-Super Star (by me)
H-Alta (by me)
A-Froot Loop (by me)
E-Haircut (by me)
L-A Night of Romance (by me)
8 flowers-Love to Love, Jassi x3 (recolored), My Love x4
9 staples-all from Love to Love
10 random items-
Tree border-A Merry Christmas
Colored tree border-A Merry Christmas
holly-A Merry Christmas
Stocking-A Merry Christmas
Heart ribbon-My Love
Tag-A Merry Christmas
Candy Cane-A Merry Christmas
heart bead-Beads vol 2
heart bead frame-Beads vol 2 (these were separate in the kit)
green bead (in the center of the black flower)-Beads vol 1
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Scrap about your most memorable vacation or trip. It can be memorable for being everything you dreamed of, like your honeymoon or that magical Disney cruise, or it can be memorable because the airlines lost your luggage, the car rental place gave you a car that broke down on the way to the hotel that gave your room away to someone else because you were late checking in and the only room they have left is the one next to the ice machine and it's making noise all night long.
And because we love a good challenge, here are your restrictions:
1) Use only B&W Photo(s)
2) Do not use any travel themed elements or papers (i.e planes, trains or automobiles, postcards, etc.)
3) Use only ONE word as your title
4) You must incorporate the lyrics to some song in your journaling somehow. You don't have to include the whole song, just a line or even a few words. Just let us know what song it is in your credits.
Here's my LO. Click on it for credits and journaling.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Here is what my part of the challenge was: Also using the correct number of items listed below, you must scrap using NO MORE than 2 items from the same designer. You will need to use many different designers for this layout. This layout needs to be done in a CLEAN style. Use of negative space is important however you will still need to use all of items listed below in the correct number assigned, so plan carefully.
1 - photo matte
2 - staples
3 - pictures
4 - stitches
5 - random elements of choice
6 - flowers/stars/cardboard pieces
7 - papers (may be pieced) - your photo matte is NOT included in this count.
8 - buttons
9 - glitter/gems/sequins or bling pieces
10 -no less than 10 lines of journaling (may be more but no less)
Journaling: In this layout we are asking you to write a letter to your 16-17 year old self. As an adult now, give yourself advice on things you remember happening during this time or shortly after that would have been beneficial THEN. You may include information about your family and situations now to inspire hope.
Sorry that the picture is turning out so small. It is a double page layout and I put it all on one page to help it flow better. I designed it as if it is the inside of a card that has been stitched together with the stitching in the center of the LO. Here is my credit list and journaling.
I know things seem really hard right now. I know it seems like you will never be happy. There is so much happiness in your future. You get married in the Dallas temple to the most wonderful man. You have been married almost 17 years. You have 3 wonderful, amazing children. There have been ups and downs along the way. I am happy to tell you there are more ups than downs. You will be happy, I promise. The world is a better place because you are here.
1 photomatte-Hampton kit by Lucy Hampton
2 staples- both from Building Memories by Christina Wall
4 stitches- CT appreciation kit Grateful For You 2 from J.Bullock and 2 from Christine Nash
5 random elements: All from Grateful For You
doodle-Pixel Diva Designs
Butterfly-Scraps by Deb
Red Swirly doodle-Amy Sumrall
6 Flowers: Grateful For You- Wendy Page of Haunted Pixel (2 flowers), Kryss Bourque Designs, Gwenevere Dupus, Erica Zane, Boo Land Designs
7 papers: Grateful for You- Alice Koh Designs, Laura Pitman, Kim Cameron, Dielle, Debbie McKenzie, Melissa Bennett, Designs by Shelle
8 buttons: Grateful For You- Amy Watson, LB Creations, Lpand3dogs, Mikki Livoanos, Rachael Scraps, The Digi Twins, DigiDiva, Lynne Simmons
9 "bling": Grateful For You LB Creations, Amanda Dykan, Michelle Underwood Blessing kit (2 bling), Senses kit by Gabhappy Scrap Delight, Christmas Around the World by Nikki McGilberry (2 bling), Little Boy by April Mouse, DST Birthday kit Misty Cato.
Now to take a breather before the next challenge. I don't think I have ever taken this long to create a LO.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
1 paper: I Love Denim
2 ribbons: Sleeping Beauty and Crop til Ya Drop
3 buttons: I Love Denim, Boyish x 2
4 gems: (Red/Garnet) January's Child, (Blue) September's Child, (Pink) February’s Child, (White) Generations
5 frames: I Love Denim
6 pictures: My kids and husband
F: I Love Denim
U: February’s Child
N: Sleeping Beauty
T: Wild, Wild West
A: All that Jazz
S: All Boy
T: Born to Ride
I: I Love Denim
C: February’s Child
Friday: Sleeping Beauty
6 Flowers: (1) Katie, (4) Timeless, (1) All Boy
2 Cardboard: Born 2 Ride
9 Staples: August’s Child, Staple for Baggie, I Love Denim, All that Jazz, Designer Resource 48, Designer Resource 48 #2, Siblings, Crop ‘til Ya Drop, October’s Child, Timeless
10 Random Elements
1. Paper Clip - February’s Child
2. Photo Corner - Tooth Fairy
3. Prong - All that Jazz
4. Bow - Sleeping Beauty
5. Metal Swirly Wire - Born 2 Ride
6. Bottle cap - Hugs N Kisses
7. Rub On Word Art - Crop Til Ya Drop
8. Brad - Siblings
9. Playground Tag - Ocean’s Playground
10. Wax Seal Charm - Ocean’s Playground.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I took random pictures from my daughters week at girls' camp to do my scrap lift. Credits can be found here.
Even though only one of us has to do this challenge, both of us wanted to do it. Rose has done a scrap lift of one of my layouts. I hope she posts it on the blog so everyone can see it. We will see you at the next challenge.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Here is my LO for challenge #5. I did an interview with the scale. Before I finished it, I noticed that someone else is doing a scale LO for this challenge. I wanted to do it more like a reporter and not like a woman wanting to know why her scale isn't telling her what she wants to hear. In real life, I am the latter, but I did my layout as the first.
Here is my interview with the scale.
Q: So what is it like being hated by so many women all over the world?
A: It is hard sometimes. I try not to let it get to me though.
Q: Do you have any plans to reform so you aren't so hated?
A: I don't think it would do any good. I will probably be hated no matter what.
Q:Women are always claiming you are broken. How do you respond to that?
A: They can say what they want. It doesn't mean it is true. I know I am not broken and that is what is important
Q: What advise do you have for those wanting to get into the scale business?
A: Be tough and be strong. You will take a lot of emotional and physical abuse.
Kit: Express Yourself by Ronna Penner, font A Yummy Apology
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Journaling reads: I am so sorry for all of the extra stress you have in your life. Your life, at age 6, should be more free of worry than it is. I’m sorry that you worry about me so much. I want you to know that I will be OK, and so will you.There will be some challenges ahead, but we will get thru them as a family. It is OK to tell me you are worried or scared or angry. I get worried and scared and angry, too. I want you to know that Mommy isn’t going die from MS. I won’t be going to live with Grandpa in Heaven anytime soon.MS will make some things harder for me, but I will still be around to see you grow up. I love you so much Jeremy. You bring joy to me daily.
Kit used-My Favorite Boys by JillDZines, purchased at Gotta Pixel, font Brisk
I guess this wraps both of us up for the week, unless they do another bonus challenge. We will see you next week.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Journaling reads: Last year, I went through a lot of soul searching and struggle with my faith vs. the Christian church. I kept a journal and this is what I wrote. Being a Christian - It has taken me at least 15 years to realize that Christianity IS NOT about forcing people to hear the Gospel message and condemning them if they do not listen to it. It isn't all about "winning souls to heaven" or whatever you would like to call it. I think that deep down, I have known this all along, but now, it makes me sad to see many churches preaching only about how Jesus has come to the earth to save us and how the Lord would condemn all the bad or "evil" things in the world. It makes me very sad when I realize that if you really pay attention to the Bible and the story it tells us, Christ came to everyone; He met them where they were at and embraced them. Right now, I really feel like there are a lot of modern day Pharisees, you know, people who are judgmental and condemning, not willing to embrace sinners or even acknowledge them as God's children. Instead they want to throw stones at them, calling them out, and trying to "set them free" from their sins. And here is where the story of Jesus saying, "You who has no sin, cast the first stone." Of course, the Pharisees couldn't do it because they knew they were sinners too. God doesn't look at sins differently...they are all the same...and He loves us still. And then there are the modern day Sadduces who just want to blend in and not cause an uproar. They just agree with everything that is going on. They are apathetic to it all. I now see that to be a Christian means to love everyone. Accept them for who they are and where they are in their lives. All I know is now it is not important to me if someone is churched, unchurched, a believer, non-believer, muslim, jew, etc. All I care about is loving them for who they are and where they are at in their life. I think I'm very hurt by the church as an institution (not the body) because it seems to me the focus is more about numbers and money than anything else. I have a pastor friend who explained it to me like this: “The church at large has become a fake, plastic religiosity that functions more like a country club than a body. It has taken an ‘us vs. them’ mentality that is not illustrative of Christ's interaction with people and it has certainly not the safe place that it is supposed to be.”
Since writing this 1 year ago, my family has found our “home” at The Well. The photo is what our church home looks like. It's not a building. It's a place to come together as One in Christ. And this journaling is the explanation of it's name: "The Well" is a name inspired by Jesus' meeting with a woman as she fills her water jar at a well. This woman had a bad reputation, but Jesus broke down barriers of ethnicity, social status, and gender to gently but honestly address the woman about her life and offer her the freedom that only he can give. The woman went to the well that day to quench her physical thirst, but walked away with the answer to her spiritual thirst.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
This LO was created with the kit Wild Rose by Tracy Gilbert Monnet. The font is fletch. We were to use our favorite color (purple) and use our favorite element 3 times. That part was harder as I don't really have a big favorite, go to, element. I do love flowers and will put flowers on most of my LO, even with all boys in the LO. So, my 3 elements for this one was the 3 roses that came with the kit. Template was from Christy Haig , made for this first challenge, although I altered it quite a bit.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Here is my LO:
Create a LO using your favorite color and favorite scrappin' inspiration. This LO was really hard for me to scrap because I love to scrap both of my kids. I figure there will be plenty of opportunities to scrap each of them, so my first LO features Hannah. This entire LO was created using Glitzy Girlfriends by RoseMcDigital Designs. Template is by Christy Haig. Fonts is a Custom Signature Font by Darcy Baldwin at BlueFlombingo.com