Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Finally, Some Southern Comfort

Here's the first two pages I've finished for our vacation scrapbook to South Carolina. I bet it's about as hot there as it is here in Wisconsin, only they get an ocean breeze! These two pages are of the rental house our family shared there.

Ah, Digi Scrapping at last!

It's been a while since I've had the bug to get some scrapping done and today I got bit but good! I am itching to start on my vacation pictures from South Carolina, but first I whipped up this page. It's photos from last weeks fishing trip my kids took with grandpa Dave. Catera caught a Brown Trout, her first, which was an exciting adventure.

Another Tuesday, Another Color Challenge

I figured it was the perfect time to make a card with splitcoaststampers color challenge, my mom's birthday is tomorrow! The colors are Bashful blue, Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Prayers for safety!

I mother-in-law left yesterday morning for Tanzania Africa on a missionary trip. She is traveling with the rest of her group (they have not arrived yet...LOOOOOONG FLIGHT!) Any prayers you can offer up for their safety and their mission would be wonderful. They are going to be working with a school/orphanage for 2 weeks. She is very excited that God has called her to use the skills He has equiped her with for this mission.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Give Me a Great Big "C"

I found this little (big) cutie at the Hobby Lobby in Manitowoc, WI while on vacation. I wished I would have picked up a bunch more because I think they would make awesome Christmas gifts! This one I made for my daughter. She is IN LOVE with anything tropical, so made this one for her door. My son wanted to know if I bought a "G" for him. Well, of course I did, but when will I get to it is the next question. I used to sell paper piecings on ebay, so the palm tree was a cinch, detailed with a bit of pastel and a white signo gel pen. The paper came from a "Petals & Paisleys" pack I had purchased a few months ago from Stampin' Up. Then I added Primas with brad centers to up the embellishment factor.

Tremendous Undertaking...

People who know me say I work better under pressure. I HATE when they say that. I've always dreamed of being a person that doesn't wait until the last minute. I feel so in control of things when things are ready to go ahead of time. Well, here I am again, about to take on a huge project, more because I didn't think of it until this morning and less because I procrastinated on it, but, I digress. My MIL is leaving Sunday for a two week mission trip to Tanzania. She is a bit nervous and some of her family is not supporting her choice to use the skills God has equipped her with for HIS mission. They would prefer she kept her feet firmly planted in the United States. My husband and I fully support her choice to go and use her God-given skills to further His kingdom and I know she will be blessed many times over for it. So, with that being said, I am starting a project to make some sort of paper treasure for her to open each day, including, but not limited to hand-drawn treasures from her grandkids, hand-made cards, mini scrapbook pages, etc.

Well, here's the first card, made with the Boatloads of Love stamp set from Stampin' Up's new Fall/Winter Collection catalog. This also encorporated the Color Challenge 123 from Splitcoaststampers.com.

Monday, July 9, 2007

We're Back!!!

We arrived home from Lake Michigan yesterday after almost a week of odd schedules and lots of fishing and family time. I took some fabulous photos of Lake Michigan that I will share soon, but for now, one will have to suffice. Two of the mornings, we did the traditional Two Rivers thing and woke up at ZERO DARK THIRTY to get out and set lines before the sun rose. I got some really awesome shots, but this one was my favorite. This was the sunrise that greeted us Saturday morning. We don't often get up early enough to see the sunrise, and both days it was spectacular!