Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Of Butterflies and the Louvre

This gorgeous butterfly fluttered into my yard today. It didn't stay long enough for very many pictures but I am glad it came by long enough for at least one good shot.

My first challenge layout for the Amazing Digiscrapping Race 2.

You can find the credits for my layout here. Looking forward to the next challenge.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Both of these layouts were done using the same template. I did them for Janna's Template Challenge #15 over at KBandFriends. The template is a free download so check it out here. Janna said to think outside the box so I did on the second one. The first one is more like the original template.

Credits for my layouts are here.

I looked up American Goldfinch and the one I have pictures of is a male ready to mate. They are only this bright yellow during mating season. The rest of the time they are more greenish-grayish with some yellow.

And now for something completely different.

After reading comments on the use of "Ma", I'm curious about it. I'll have to see if I can do some research on it. I can say there were times when my mother did not appreciate the name. LOL! Especially when 4 grown kids used it as a nasal whine. Even as adults, kids know what buttons to push.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Kay Eflin has another wonderful kit. This one is a beautiful 8x8 mini brag book. This one is a picture of my mom circa 1958. I called it "Ma". My siblings and I always called my mother "Ma" I think the name may be a regional thing. My nieces and nephew call my sister "ma" and my mother always called her mother "ma" and her father was always "pa" although we never called my dad that. A friend of mine, Betty Jo, said her husband is from upstate NY and call him mother "ma" too. So, I'm thinking maybe it's a regional thing. My kids don't call me that but perhaps we moved away from the NorthEast before they picked it up.

I also used the kit for a page of my father's aunt and uncle through the years of their marriage.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Here's some more pages from my Safari brag book. Credits are here.

It's official. I'm racing in the Amazing Digiscrapping Race 2!!! I can't wait. My partner, Laurie, and I have a blog and a really cute blinkie. Now we're just waiting for it to begin! Our team name is Two Chicks and a Mouse and our motto is Chicks armed with a fast right click.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Another week in between posts! Where does the time go. I have good intentions but the days slip by and no time to post to my poor blog.

I've been busy with layouts. Some July 4th ones and a new 4x6 brag book. Kay Eflin has a wonderful new vintage Safari kit and it's perfect for my Disney's Animal Kingdom pictures. I'll be posting them over the next few days.

Here's some July 4th layouts of the fireworks we had in our subdivision.

Here's the first page of my 4x6 Safari brag book:

Credits for all layouts can found here.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

My Framed Layout

Hope everyone had a great 4th!! We had some great neighborhood fireworks and will post pictures later. But right now I'm very excited about my latest project. I ordered some 12x12 copies of layouts just to see what they'd look like. They are having a 99 cent sale at Scrapbooks Please. My prints came today and I was so excited since they are my first ones. All my prints are just 8x8 printed on my home printer and not the best quality. I went to Hobby Lobby and got this 12x12 frame for my favorite print. I think it looks pretty cool!! Now I have to decide where to hang it.