Saturday, October 31, 2009
In the pumpkin patch. This is just a small section of the pumpkin field.
Huge pumpkins at the local produce market. Not only did the kids pick their own pumpkins, we also bought some potatoes, apples and fresh Apple Cider.
Decorating pumpkin cookies.
Working on is cookies.
Hailey wanted to be Abby Cadabby this year. (Remember last year? Hailey was told by brother that she would be Odie to go along with his Garfield costume. LOL) She was very excited to get to pick her own costume.
Hunter had a harder time this year picking who/what he wanted to be. But in the end he chose what he loves BEST- Cars.
This pile of candy is very deceiving!! There is A LOT of candy there- and this is only Hunter's pile!
This is my pumpkin. (The kids painted theirs.) He is a spooky little monster.
We finish up our Halloween tonight at church. We are having all kinds of fun things for the family- food, pumpkins, ponies and Trunk or Treat. We are also having a community Chili Cook off, so if you are in the area bring a pot of your favorite chili.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I hope you are enjoying October. I am amazed that in a couple of days October 2009 will be history! I feel as if the calendar has been on Fast Forward. LOL
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Hunter's surgery was last Friday. (He needed some dental work done.) It did not go as I thought it would, but I do believe it went well. He had no problems at all. He is such a trooper. God was with him and helped him to be brave.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I love this layout. It is a little different for me, just it when together so fast. I KNOW I will be using this idea again. (AND I will be doodling again!! This was the first time, and wow, it adds so much to the over all look. Very pleased. [and thrilled that I did not ruin my whole layout!!] LOL)
Ready to "I Spy"?
6 designer papers
3 dew drops
2 stamps (the swirl under the edge of the picture and a "weathered wood"one stamped along the right edge. Who says you have to use the whole stamp? LOL
2 different doodle strokes
Cricut cut (Plantin Schoolbook for the Monogram)
Grandma, do you know how old he was in this picture?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This Layout is in honor of my mom. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer May 2008. She has had a long journey to become a Survivor. She went through chemo and radiation and then had the surrounding tissue and some lymph nodes removed.
This picture was taken last Christmas with her husband. (Sorry about the covered faces- 2 reasons- 1- for their protection [remember, once on the 'net always on the 'net] 2- Mom would KILL me for posting a picture of her with her peach fuzz, just as her hair starting growing back.) I left a spot to journal her story.
The Poem reads:
Cancer is so limited...
It can not cripple Love
It can not shatter Hope
It can not corrode Faith
It can not destroy Peace
It can not kill Friendship
It can not suppress Memories
It can not silence Courage
It can not invade the Soul
It can not steal Eternal Life
It can not capture the Spirit
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Ladies, PLEASE get your Mammograms!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This is a 6x12 layout for Sock's Memorial Album. (Sock was my husband's father. He passed away in 1983, and I am doing a Memorial album so my children can learn about the life of their grandpa.)
Sock and Grandma were newlyweds trying to adjust to the married life when they bought this house in 1962. Grandma still lives in this house.
The title is taken from the poem hidden under the photo. You pull the ribbon tab to lift the photo to see the hidden journaling. (This will include the amount paid, etc.)
Here is the poem I found on 2peas:
Bless this home, Lord, And all who are within, Whether it be the love of a family Or the closeness of friends. Watch over this home, Lord, Come sunshine or rain, With the sounds of laughter To always remain. For within these walls Is a love so dear, That grows in strength From year to year, This home. . .Your blessing.I hope you enjoy!!
I am going to be very busy the next couple of weeks. Hunter has a DR appointment tomorrow- his pre-surgery check-up and then surgery on the 16th. Please remember him in prayer that all goes well.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
So, in honor of Hunter, here is an I Spy layout for you:
Here are a few things to look for-
2 different designer papers
7 different colors of cardstock
1 pink rhinestone brad and 1 pink velvet brad
3 sizes of flowers (made using punches)
2 LE Stamps sets from TAC
1 word strip (it says "moments you'll never forget")
Glimmer mist (on the flowers)
Hand stitched circle
So, did you spy everything? LOL
Friday, October 2, 2009
I created the background with Curls and swirls and clear embossing powder. The image was sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist after it was stamped. (Lesson learned- Palette Ink works much better than the ink I used!!!! This ink wanted to run.) And the ribbon is a very close match IRL. This was another "assembly line" card. Now I just have to make my way to the mail box in the rain to send them on there merry way.
Thanks for stopping by!!