Thursday, May 27, 2010

Theatrical Emma

Emma and her friends were in the play, Robin Hood: The Tale of Allan A'Dale at the Old Brick Playhouse, here in our little town. They all did a wonderful job! I think that having constructive hobbies is incredibly important for tweens and teenagers. So far, Emma is happy to be dedicated and involved and that makes me so proud of her!  

Emma in her pickpocket costume.

Emma and her friend, Josalin.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ephemeral Soul

These two pages were created with the fantastic new kit Ephemeral Soul, By Becca and Designs by Helly. Available here at Scrapmatters. This is the first time I have worked with an "Altered Art" style kit and I love it! It really drove me to be expressive and creative. In fact, I made two introspective pages about myself...and that rarely happens!

This first LO is about something that is on my mind far too much... Food!  More precisely, my unhealthy love/hate relationship with food. It's a daily battle to remind myself to eat when I'm hungry and then stop. Hopefully, one day, I will learn the lesson that food is not a replacement for sleep, good humor, companionship or anything that I tend to try to turn it into!

This next page is just about the fact that I am very resilient. I can pick up the pieces...when I need to!

Beach Emma 2005

This week, Jenni at Chaos Lounge released a kit called "Pelican Bay", inspired by a holiday she took to Greece. Hence...I want to be Jenni when I grow up! Available here at ESS.
This kit is really stunning and I had a blast creating this LO with it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rock-a-bye Baby

I've been tossing around the idea of making an entire scrapbook of Nursery Rhyme inspired layouts. Here's one to start it off!  Though,I have to say, Rock-a-bye Baby is not one of my favorite nursery rhymes. Who lets a baby fall out of a treetop, for Pete's sake!  (Just kidding, I know that nursery rhymes were probably political commentary and that this song was most likely about overthrowing some British King.)  Anyway, I like the lyrics to this modified version of the song.

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

Baby is drowsing, cozy and fair
Mother sits near, in her rocking chair
Forward and back, the cradle she swings
And though baby sleeps, she hears what she sings

From the high rooftops, down to the sea
No one's as dear, as baby to me
Wee little fingers, eyes wide and bright
Now sound asleep, until morning light.

Here's my sweet grandbaby in "Rock-a-bye Baby".
Created with Mother Nature {Earth} by Scrapper's Delights.  I got Gallery Stand Out at DST for this page!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Admire Mother Nature

Ahhh, dandelions! Miles thinks these are one of Mother Nature's finer creations. This photo captures him trying to think of a good wish to make before he blows the dandelion fluff off.

Created with Mother Nature {Earth} by Scrapper's Delights. This kit is really fantastic. I love the natural elements and the whimsical ones too!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Audrey is One Month Old

 I made this LO to celebrate the fact that my sweet granddaughter was one month old yesterday!

Created with Farmers Market: KimB Designs at DSO here

Fix-it Friday

Today's FIF photo was submitted by Leticia from Blessed With Five Boys. I'm supposed to be getting ready for work but I couldn't resist playing with this pic for a long while!


My many edits...

Basic edit

A soft faded edit...

And of course, a black and white...

And one more...I was trying to practice adding a texture and erasing from the image. I doubt that this is the right texture for this photo but it was a good one to practice on.

Follow this link
 to see many other edits to enter your own edits!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Emma and Dr.Cullen

In April 2010, Emma got to meet Peter Facinelli, the actor who plays Dr.Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight movie series. Having a photo taken with him was very expensive but for a good cause. He was raising money for a childhood cancer charity. Peter called Emma adorable!

Created Digi Overdose's Higgledy Piggledy Transparencies {CU}
As Time Goes By - The Alpha
And Bella's Dream - The Kit

Saturday, May 1, 2010

International Scrapbooking Day Sales!

International Scrapbooking Day is May 2, but the great deals have already started flowing... Let me show you a few of my favs!

Becca also has a fabulous iNSD Grab Bag full of four brand new, never released products that is only available until May 5 before it will be broken up and sold in pieces. Right now its just $4.00.
Follow this link Becca's Store to see all
Here's my LO using pieces of the grab bag!

KimB has a HUGE sale! Everything is a steal at these prices, even her CU is on sale!

And last but not least, Jenni from Chaos Lounge has her entire store on sale at 45% off- some items even more than that!