Friday, May 28, 2010

Mother's Day was Great!

Mother's Day was great this year! We spent time in Seaside Oregon. The whole family played arcade games, and went on bumper cars. I had a wonderful time. I think it was the best mother's day yet! This layout is based on a sketch by Alda - Flying Unicorn on her blog. The papers and embellishments are from a Swirlydoos Kit. I love the soft colors to go with the great photo that my DH took! Thanks for taking a peek!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day! Thank you to all who are or have been in the service. I am remembering those who gave the ultimate price for our freedom.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Relatives on My Husbands Side

A few weeks ago, I "met" my relative on line. This week I connected with some of Jim's relatives, through Jim's cousin, Sally sent me a wonderful CD of family photographs. I am going to enjoy working with these! This is Julia Serena Haugland. Wasn't she beautiful? I love how her hair is done for this photograph. So thank you Sally!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Five Generations

Have you ever met someone on line who is just awesome? About a month ago, I had someone contact me on who was possibly related to me. Through a flurry of e-mails we found out that we were related - something like fourth cousins. I had a picture up which I only knew who one of the people was for sure. My new found relative and her mom were able to identify the others in this photo and let me know it represented five generations. The journaling on this one represents what they knew and what I am now grateful to know. So thank you so much to Julie D. for helping me! I am thankful for you and your mom.

Isn't the internet really amazing?

Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Card

It is almost time to celebrate that special lady in your life, your mom! I designed this card for Eye-Lets, Etc. using all supplies available from them. I love the patchwork paper that lends itself beautifully to the quilt like design I was looking for.

It is hard for me to believe that my mom has been gone for 16 years. I find myself looking in the mirror and seeing that I am more like her. I even say the same things! I am thankful for her inspiration to be crafty. She was a special, special lady.

Just a heads up: I am starting another blog that will focus on scrapbooking from a Catholic perspective. We also will have tutorials, so feel free to follow along and see what we have in store for you. I would love to see all my friends, of all faiths, at the new site!

Hugs to you all on Mother's Day!