Sunday, January 24, 2010

Remembering and Loving

So I have been busy getting our house ready to remodel. Part of that has involved going through boxes of things that belonged to my mom and dad and deciding what to keep. Things I have learned: my dad and mom were great at record keeping, books are sometimes worth keeping and sometimes not, pictures are usually worth keeping, it is possible to give things away to a good cause both on purpose and on accident, and things are not memories. I really loved my amazing mom and dad. I still do.

I have done some LOs with old photographs lately. I am also really into Webster's Pages. I have been hoarding Webster's paper, so I am trying to use it and enjoy it! I am participating in a Layout Every Other Day at Tally Scrappers. It has been fun to keep up with the prompts and is helping me work through my stash!

I hope that this week finds each of you happy and healthy. I would challenge you to look at those around you who you love. Tell them how much you respect and value their lives. Then look at those who are more challenging to love and honor, think of ways to respect and honor them. I know I will be praying for some who are more difficult for me to love as neighbor!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

CREATE IT GREEN January Reveal

Today is the first official Design Team reveal for Create It Green! Be sure to take a look at the blog and the DT projects for cards and layouts, and altered items!
I am honored to be on the CIG card team. Cards have always been a bit of a stretch for me, so it is time I used my card making muscles!

Here is Deanne's fabulous sketch and my card.

Many of you know that I am on a mission to use up my scrap supplies this year. I have a lot of recycled packaging coming available. Prima has such pretty packaging it is hard to throw it away or put it in recycle. So, I chose to use the backing board for the base of this card! Thanks for taking a peek! Be sure to check out the blog for monthly sketches and reveals on the 15th of the month and other fun ideas from the DT in between.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One, Yes One, Day of Snow

I am so happy to report that Portland had one day of snow. That's right one day! I happened to have the day off of work, so it was the perfect day as well.

These two LO are from photos taken that afternoon when the snow came. First of all, I have to say that I am thrilled to be able to take the photos and second I am truly blessed. In December of 2008, with a similar snow event (longer though) my DH suffered a heart attack. After some time in the hospital and a stent placement, changing his diet and exercise routine, he is a "new" man. Over the last year, I thing he lost about 30 lbs! Good job!

Also I am thrilled that my DS is still willing to have his photograph taken, and offers helpful *scrapbooking tips*. He is a bright guy and really the light of my life, most of the time!

So, today, I am thankful for one day of snow, rain and that it is getting more light outside. Have a great week!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, New Decade and New Resolution!

Welcome to a new decade! I am really excited to see what the year will bring!
One of my biggest resolutions this year is to scrap with what I've got AND that is a lot. I will also be doing some RAKS and techniques here. Hope that you all will like that.

My first LO of the new year is of my DS and I. He rocks! Anyway, that being said, I enjoyed putting 4 photos on this LO.
PP: Crate Paper
Borders: Bazzill White (inked up)
Ink: Shimmerz treasured hymn, Ranger Distress in frayed burlap
Stickles: Cinnamon and Copper
Letters: Fiskar and Making Memories
Chipboard Hearts: Maya Road
Rub ons: We R Memory Keepers

Have a wonderful new year. Make lots of memories!