Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Is Coming!

We are busy getting ready for the holidays at our house. This LO uses a new kit called Christmas Memories from I love these photos of Jim. They are totally inspired by the movie "Christmas Vacation" and Clark W. Griswold (our hero).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Passage of Time

As we enter the holiday season, I often reflect about how we mark the passage of time. Birthday's, anniversaries, class reunions, years since someone has been gone...... the list goes on and on. I think that this is one reason I like to make scrapbook layouts. For the really old photos, those in my family who I was not blessed to know, I can research their lives. For those I have known it is a way to memorialize them. My memories of their special qualities and who they were to me. In that way, hopefully, my family will be able to share my thoughts in the future.

I have recently completed two layouts that mark the passage of time. The first one Mears Family, honors my DH Jim and our now 10 year marriage. The second one is me as a high school senior. This was 28 plus years ago now. (And I haven't aged a bit).

Thanks to those of you who visit my blog. You are wonderful friends and I truly am Thankful for YOU!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Loving the Fall and Being Creative

I have been busy creating over the last week. I found a fabulous sketch over at My Creative Scrapbook by Liz Qualman! I did a traditional LO of me when I was 15 months old and a digital LO using a kit from called Grateful Bounty. I love doing one traditional and one digital once I find a sketch or design that I love. I also have a new one called Nature that I did of DH and DS using a Becky Fleck sketch. I love the colors of the papers on this one too. Did I mention how much I love the fall? Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 10, 2008

So Excited!

I have my first blog follower! Thanks for "following" me Julie. I am really excited about this New to me feature.
I have been busy completing some hybrid work for and a collaboration with MOSD. So far, I have gotten the friend album done. I am really please with the new templates Jeff designed at, and even better they are on sale right now!
I have a few more LOs that will be being posted in the next week. I should start working on DS and DH birthday LOs. Good times were had by all!
Happy Monday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Baby's 8 Tomorrow

Preston's turning 8 years old tomorrow. I made invitations for his party, complete with penny candy. We went to see a wonderful production of Hansel and Gretel at the Northwest Children's Theater. It was wonderful! Both John Ellingson and Colin Warren were in the production. They both have been Preston's theater teachers, so it was wonderful to see them act. We also went to St. Cupcake for a cupcake after the show. Tomorrow Preston's class will celebrate with him. Mini muffins and red vines all around!