Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Look

I've given my blog a little facelift. If only it were that easy for me! Once I changed it, then I realized that I would have to redo my header, then I changed my "tunes" to pink. After flipping in and out of my blog a few time, my music was beginning to get on my nerves...and I wondered if it bothered everybody who stopped by my blog as much as it did changed that too. Now, if you'd like to listen to my tunes while you're here, just scroll down and click on the arrow to play. Changing out the blog was a lot more work than I thought it would be. I had to figure out how to change the font colors so that they showed up. Yep! It's been a real learning experience. I've done a little scrapping this weekend and tried out something new I'd been thinking about. I wanted this layout to look like peeling wallpaper. I'm not sure I really got exactly what I was trying to do, but this is close. This is a photo of me taken in about 1956, that I scanned and changed to sepia tones. I added hidden journaling behind the large photo mat. It tells a little about why I was dressed up like this and a few memories that I wanted to jot down for my children. Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave a comment and let me know that you've been here!

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Monday, September 8, 2008

My Creative Scrapbook - September Kit

No...there's definitely NOTHING ordinary about my grandchildren! And...there's lots of them! LOL! I drew the frame I wanted and hand cut it, then put a yellow border around the inside and outside of the frame. The big white flower is stamped with a "vine" stamp and then I layered a yellow flower and a black flower on top. The button was perfect for the center. The swirls are Quickutz. The title lettering is Quickutz - Nutmeg. This layout was designed using the September - Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The word "grandchildren" was made with sticker letters included in the kit. I LOVE this line from October Afternoon!!
My darling grandchildren, Katie and Adam. This layout was designed with the September Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I drew my swirls on the navy cardstock, then pierced it with a piercing tool so that I could stitch with the yellow embroidery floss. The kit has tons of lace in it....and the pretty yellow ribbon too! The butterfly is a stamp from a previous kit that I stamped on the yellow floral cardstock and cut out. Did I mention all the cool rubons and flowers? SOOO much to play with in this kit!
My grandson, Adam, at Pensacola Beach this summer. I journaled on the photo before printing it. The font is a Quickutz - Nutmeg. The shells are stamps that I highlighted with chalk and back with black cardstock. The fancy edges on the Pink Paislee paper was just perfect for this layout....and this too was completed from September's main kit at My Creative Scrapbook. The Main kit is just FULL of great scapping goodies!!!
My maternal grandparents sometime around 1920 which was about 5 years before my mama was born. Another layout using the Pink Paislee papers from the main kit at My Creative Scrapbook.
This is my parents when they had only been married about 18 months. They had been married for 54 1/2 years when my Daddy died....definitely the forever kind of love! This layout was designed using the Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook...FAB kit this month!
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my new layouts....and if you'd like to check out My Creative Scrapbook to see what everyone else is's the link:
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