Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cooling Off

OK.  Back to pages about the dogs.

I did a page of the doggies cooling off in the creek in our backyard.  The photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, in the middle of yet another heat wave in our area.  I had walked the dogs down there to take some photos.  My Willie didn't want to get in, but he sure was cute.

I used Sketch #38 at My Scraps & More Sketches blog.  It worked well for photos of each of my dogs.

And my colorful page.....

I am also entering this page into the current challenge at Frosted Designs.  Their Fabulous Friday Challenge is the Great Outdoors.

Thanks for stopping by...

Moving On

It's been a rare month for me this month.  Most of the pages that I create have dogs as the subject.  There were a few pages this month that were about my children.

All of my boys still live close.  We get together for everyone's birthdays and all holidays, and several other occasions throughout the year.  My oldest son, just weeks before his 30th birthday changed jobs and moved out of the state.  We are very proud of him for being brave enough to take such a big step, but I'm missing have everyone close buy.

In his new job, they had an all company gathering the week after he started.  There were employees from all over the world.  He was a part of a photo with his whole department together.  Of course I nabbed it, off of Facebook again.

I used Sketch #36 at My Scraps & More Sketches blog.  I really enjoyed using their sketches this month.

And here's my page....

Thanks for looking.

To Afghanistan

This month I have been enjoying using sketches at My Scraps & More Sketches blog.  I have used a few in the past, but I'm not sure that I entered them.

My youngest son has started his 2nd deployment this month, this time in Afghanistan.  A photo of the NY group that went on this mission was posted on Facebook and of course I nabbed it.  I thought that the My Scraps & More Sketch #37 would work well for this photo.

I rotated the photo area to fit my photo.  This will be added to David's Air Force book.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My First Project Life Page

My friends at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' have been giving Project Life a try this year.  I have loved the creativity and the whole concept behind PL.  At this point in time, I can't keep up with doing a spread like this weekly, but I did kind of enjoy jumping on the bandwagon and giving it a try.

Two of my scrappin' friends started a new challenge site specifically for Project Life type pages.  Sandi and Suzanne are so talented and I have studied their pages intently trying to get this page done.  Week--2-Week has so much inspiration and really helped to push me to give it a try.  The current challenge was a sketch for a title card.  It really helped to get me started on my page.

Here's my title card.....

And my first page....  I decided to have my weeks Saturday through Friday.  The page is Week 29, July 13th - July 19th.  I am doing double page spreads for each week, so this page encompasses Saturday through Tuesday.  I am hoping to get the 2nd page done tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page.  Everyone should stop by Week--2--Week and check out the wonderful inspiration that Suzanne and Sandi provide.