Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just a Little Easter Funny...

I got a kick out of this picture. Things that make you go hmmmmm...

134 Paper Scrapped Pages, where are they?

I recently challenged myself to scrap all the photos I had actual prints of. I had about 3 weeks until I was going to visit my friend Gidget to do a Stampin' Up party and to scrap for the weekend. I really wanted to just bring the laptop and the hard drive and a couple of CDs of photos and leave the rest. I just couldn't think of how I would pare' down what I would need to bring into a few different bins. Well, 2 1/2 weeks into the challenge, I completed the layouts, with a whopping total of 134 pages. But why is it that I have yet to share any? It's been 3 weeks since I finished. I just haven't taken the time to set up the camera somewhere where I can photograph these 12" by 12" monsters! And I need to do that! What's the point of scrapping if you can't share any of it, right?

Beachy Fun Pictures

I had to redo this first page because I had first done it on the new laptop and I couldn't for the life of me figure out with the new program how to do drop shadows. It's really hard to switch programs and learn it all over again with a different program! So I gave up and made a new page and this one I love so much more! The whole layout was made with Inflor- escence by Carrie Stevens at Fish- scraps.com. I am LOVING this kit!

Beautiful Southern Homes

Here are two more pages I finished today. The arch- itecture and the homes were so striking and all I kept thinking when we'd see bright coral shutters or a seafoam green cottage was that color schemes like that would NEVER fly up north here! These were made with the Berlingo kit made by Fran Designs except the Green Glitter Alpha which was created by Vicki Stegall.

Heather and Glen

I just had to share the picture. I was going thru my photos from vacation and this was in the beautiful homes folder. We went house hunting one evening, just looking for what was available and at what price. This is the sign we just couldn't pass us. You see, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law are Heather and Glen and we just got a kick out of the sign!

Barefoot Landing

This was the other really neat mall in Myrtle Beach. It also had a lagoon but this place and foot bridges to the other side. There were turtles and birds all over the place. I also loved the rocking chairs every- where. It really was a different pace of life.

Cover Page!!!

This is about the only photo from our vacation that all of us are in!

Broadway at the Beach...

This was just the coolest place I think I've ever been to shop. Even cooler than the Mall of America I think! The mall was layed out around a lagoon and the little groups of shops dotted the walkway around the lagoon. There were two Christian store there where we found lots of cool goodies to take home. The mall also boasted a mini golf course and some wonderful rest- aurants. Surely there was more than I could fit into a 2 page layout! It was certainly an experience I can't wait to enjoy again!

More Vacation stuff...

Can you tell I really want to get this album finished? These are actually two of the first pages, besides the Title Page which I will hopefully get to show you later! This was the kid's first "com- mercial" airplane ride. They have been in a six-seater before. They were so excited to leave for vacation and they behaved so well, even though we were running on very little sleep! Enjoy!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

I had the most wonderful evening tonight, immersed in the love of Christ. We gathered a group from 6 local churches tonight to present the Stations of the Cross to our church at Peace Lutheran. It was the first time most had seen the Passion this way and it was such a uplifting experience to be a part of. For me, each time I participate in the presentation of the Stations of the Cross, it is moving and powerful and most definitely Christ-filled. Tonight was no exception. Each person who gave of their time was just a part of the body of Christ. Without each one, we would not have been able to for a whole. From the ushers to the soloist, you could feel the movement of Christ in the church and it's almost overwhelming. I am so thankful for those who were willing to give of their time and talent for tonight. I pray that it brought each person who attended closer to God. I hope you had a peaceful day! Blessings!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More pages to share...

Here's another page with the Flatten family and us on the beach in MB. And a page about the fun and slightly weird things we saw there.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Day of Firsts

I am going to do my best to get something in here at least several times a week if not more. It's sad that I got it all started and set up and then never continued with it! Here is a layout that I made, also from our South Carolina vacation. It is Jonas' day of Firsts. He got to dip his tootsies in the ocean and he got to float in the pool back at the house. He is such a doll!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

One Cute Picture to Share

This is my little sweetie Gabriel yesterday in our backyard. :)

I am a terrible poster!

You know, this always happens. I get busy with things in life and some other things seem to get a break. For instance, my blog. I didn't realize it had been 7 months since I had posted something!

I have been swamped in scrap land lately though! I finished 134 paper-scrapped pages as a challenge from myself. See, I had a bin full of older pictures from 2004 and earlier! How sad huh? So I told myself 3 weeks before I was going to spend a SCRAPPING weekend at a friend's house that I needed to finish all those paper layouts if I was going to head to her home sans paper supplies. I finished them in 2 1/2 weeks with a little time to spare to get my digi goodies unzipped and ready on my hard drive. I left here with enough stuff to do her Stampin' Up workshop and then just a laptop, hard drive and some photo CDs. It's was soo nice to pack to light! I only got 5 whole pages completed and one more that I need to add drop shadows to, now that I've figured out the new program on the new laptop. It took me the better part of the big scrapping day to figure out just shadows. But I will be moving along now that I am getting the hang of it and I really would like to finish my vacation scrapbook soon. It's almost a year later! So glad I journaled it during and right after vacation!

Hopefully I can photograph some of the 134 layouts and get them uploaded here soon. I am going to try to do a better job of keeping up with that!