Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My layout for this week's Lifts With A Twist. Credits can be found here.

Michael got his license today. I told him he had to pass because I certainly wasn't going back to the Motor Vehicle office3!! We went yesterday but he couldn't take the test--after being assured several times that all he needed to bring was his learner's permit--we arrived for his test and was told he needed his birth certificate. They admitted it was their mistake for not putting it in the system last time we brought it but we still had to suffer. Went back today with all the pieces of paperwork they could possibly ever ask to within 1/2 mile of the place and there was a 3 car accident and traffic came to a complete standstill. We finally made it through and got there on time. Thankfully he passed. If he ever needs to go back there he can drive himself!!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Whew! Been a while since I posted in here but I went through a bit of a dry spell and couldn't make a decent page to save me. The n, the dam finally burst and I was busy making pages as the ideas came flooding through! Here's a few that I made. Credits can be found here.

Watched the Oscars for a while last night but gave up at 11:30 and went to bed. I could tell it wasn't anywhere near being over and 6AM comes way too early. There weren't any surprises so I guess it didn't really matter. All the ones I assumed would win did. I liked The Departed although I think I liked Infernal Affairs slightly more. We' ve been wanting to see Little Miss Sunshine. I've had it on my Netflix queue for a long time and it was finally shipped. It was supposed to arrive last Friday but still hasn't gotten here yet. Grrr.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I got my CD from Scrapper's Guide, "Make Fluffy Famous" and made this quick page layout from it. The CD was my prize for my winning entry in the cat photo contest at Scrapper's Guide.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

We're doing some circle journals at Designer Digitals and putting them in books from Shutterfly. Very exciting! The one I'm doing is for the What Makes My House A Home. I did a layout featuring my kitchen. The journaling reads: I decorated my kitchen with the things I love like handemade quilt wall hangings, framed prints
and pictures that remind me of the places I’ve been and with colors I love. Like red and gold.I
love it when we come together in the kitchen and share stories over a meal. I love it when one
of the boys lingers in the kitchen while I am preparing a meal or cleaning up. We often have
very enlightening conversations about all sorts of subjects. I really feel like we connect during
those times. Now that Alex is away at college and taking his first steps toward independence,
I treasure the times when he is home. And it’s always nice to be able to serve him his favorite
meals. Even better, are time times we spend sitting, or even standing, around the kitchen
chatting and catching up. So, I love my kitchen not only because of the way it looks but for this reason too.

Credits can be found here.

Monday, February 12, 2007

A layout I did with a paper sampler freebie from Designer Digitals' all day chat Saturday. The flip flops and surf board are from Retro Beach by Kathryn Balint. The DD papers are from Katie Pertiet.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My layout for this week's Lifts With A twist. I used Apple Pie kit by Holly McCaig for everything except the stitiching. The stitching is from Grandma Rose's Stitches by Kathryn Balint.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A couple more layouts. I tried a new technique with the collage teddy. And I used an awesome template from Janna Billman in the layout of Ping. The kit is Sakura in Bloom by Maryse Vincent. She's offering it as a free daily download on her blog. Check it out here.

For the teddy collage I used Kathryn Balint's Attic Treasures. The template from Janna is here.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I won last week's Lifts With A Twist!!! WooHoo!!! Here's my lift for this week's lift #5. Surprisingly, Ping stood still long enough for me to grab some great shots of him. Most of the time my pictures of him are blurred because he's always in motion. But he had jumped onto the armoire and sat in what I thought looked like a typical Siamese pose. Technically, Ping is a Tonk but because he looks like his Siamese side everyone assumes he is and it doesn't really matter. No matter what you call him, he's still a sweet lovable kitty.

I did this layout entirely with a kit from Agnes Lahur called First Light. Her kits are available at The Daily Scrap.

Friday, February 02, 2007

A couple more layouts using templates from Janna Billman's new set. It's Template Set #6 and it's awesome and on sale right now! The templates can be purchased here.
Credits for the two layouts can be seen here.

The snow is all melted and it was back to work and school today. But now it's the weekend and I'm looking forward to doing some more layouts! And P.F. Chang's China Bistro tomorrow night.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Snow today! No school for Michael and I stayed home from work too. We live at the top of a steep hill and I'm a chicken. LOL!! The amount of snow that we got would be laughable if we still lived in Massachusetts...certainly not enough to close school. But I'm not complaining! Actually, this is the most snow I've seen here in the 10 years we've lived here. Poor Kitty White Shoes sat by the French door in the kitchen and cried all morning. Even if we get the slightest dusting of snow she wants to go out and see it. I took her out for a few minutes but had to keep a hand on her so she wouldn't run off (she's an indoor cat). I thought she'd be satisfied once we got back in since it was so cold and wet but she continued to sit and cry to go back out. Michael brought Ping out but he wanted absolutely no part of it! He scrambled to get back into the house.

I completed a Jumpstart Challenge for Designer Digitals and took some snow pictures I hope to scrap soon.