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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beary Lovely page 1

I like doing two page layouts for my albums because they go so nice together and because I usually have more than one photo to scrap. This is a cute one of Grandma and my daughter.
Same kit was used from the Shabby Pickle. I uploaded these to their Gallery but am still having trouble making the other layouts small enough. I lost my alpha's from Q to Z because of accidentally hitting I don't know what and they were gone. I was taking them off of one sheet and making them individual. Now I can't find them anywhere. What a disappointment. Lesson learned. Make a copy of the sheet and then individualize them.

Beary Lovely page 2

Playing Peek-a-boo with bear and having fun with her Cinderella dress. Napping with her old bear in new dress. Made this page with Vintage Faire. Cutout Flower was a Template by Dorothys Creations from Scrapy Odoodles2.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Boy and his Tractor

We went to the pumpkin patch and the kids always have such a great time. They have a bounce house, animals, games, corn maze and hayride. Our son loves to sit on the tractor and look at all the farm equipment. Ever since the "Cars" movie he loves combines or as he calls them "Frank". This has been a really beautiful kit to work with because the shadows are included and that takes so much time to put them in. This is the same kit I used for Autumn Splendor. We have another trip to the pumpkin patch planned for this evening. It will be fun to be there after dark.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Autumn Splendor

This is also from the Shabby Pickle. Kit by Jofia Devoe, it's beautiful. My daughter and I went to a nearby park to play and collect leaves. She is so photogenic and sometimes a bit of a ham. This one turned out so pretty and was a bit of a challenge.

Merry Go Round

Photos of Kids at the Mall. They love riding the Merry go Round and going into Build a Bear Workshop. This cute kit, Designs by Julie Bullock at the Shabby Pickle.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dinner out at Chili's

Excited about this new layout. Just picked up Studio Flerges new kit Sweet Pea at Scrapbook Graphics Going to have some fun with this kit and love that so many of the elements have shadows and because my program is inadequate I don't have good shadows. Usually I airbrush them on which is very time consuming. Still having trouble uploading my layouts to a Gallery. My images are to large and haven't figured out how to make the info on them smaller. I'll get it eventually.

WOW, you should go to Studio Flerges and see her new kit. It's beautiful. Lots of white and satin and sparkle.

Used this photo from June when we went out to dinner at Chili's. It was a fun evening and we always take a few happy meal toys when we go somewhere nice and the kids are completely entertained. I look at my daughters cute expression and wonder what she was thinking about.

On another note. Still thinking about what to paint for the Wilbur B. May Museum show in November. I think something with fall or winter colors. I have some great snow pictures from Galena Creek.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kit used from AWP

See link below to check out Vicki's blog and all her great kits including this one.

New Background

Allison Browns Blog was a great help in getting this background on my blog page. I have spent days trying to figure out how to do it even with the help of my husband. We couldn't get it. But finally I did it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Allison for your blog information and all the codes I needed to do this. I am so grateful to you. Hubby will be so proud of me and that I finally got it. It looks so beautiful. If anyone else is having difficulty here's Allison's Blog link. She also has gorgeous pages and headers on her site. Go to
I also wanted to Thank Vicki at A Work in Progress again for letting me use her beautiful kits to make this blog and she is such an amazing designer. Thank you. Here's a link to her site; please go check out all her beautiful kits.
I just can't tell you how excited I am right now. The gal that didn't used to know how to get on the Internet or get photo's out of the digital camera. Ha! I am beaming from ear to ear. And yes there was a little happy dance too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Soon to be Back Drop

This is the page I'm wanting to add as a back drop instead of the black. May have to download a template and make it a bit smaller on the edges but we will see. Had a blast putting this together to go with the header.

Lastest Layout with Faith True Kit

Well still needing to get the backdrop for my blog uploaded. Hubby will have to help because he's a wiz at computer stuff. I'm learning. I've been busy scrap booking and putting together some quick pages for when I have some photo's ready. Here is one that turned out really great. Got the kit from Faith True as a freebie. Also made a Brag Book but have not added any pictures to them yet. Learned a little about templates on this one. Will add more feature's as I go along.

Thank you to all who are checking into my site. News will be sporadic and maybe just weekly. I am just to busy. Getting ready for Halloween. Everyone is very excited and already asking to go trick or treating. Always have the camera with me because you never know where the incredible photo is going to be...


Saturday, October 11, 2008

First Blog

Well I already wrote this in the wrong section and now have to start over. I still have so much to learn. But Baby I've come along way already. I didn't know how to get the photo's off my digital camera when I first started. Ha! I laid out a way cool blog page and header but still have to figure out how to get them here. One step at a time.

Vicki from A Work in Progress said I could use her designs for my blog page. She has some really fantastic stuff on her site. I'll have to figure out links as well.

My next art show is with the Sierra Watercolor Society in Nov. and Dec. It is our annual Christmas Party Show. Last year I won Peoples Choice for "Potenstein Germany". I couldn't have been more surprised by that than if my head had been sewn to the carpet. WOW! Guess I better get busy and paint something amazing. Hee!

Well time to go fix a light dinner for the kid's and I. Daddy is working the late shift tonight. This is so exciting...