Thursday, February 28, 2008

Template Challenge

Template - LivE Designs
Paper, tags, brad - Britt-ish Designs

This week at Jessica Sprague our weekly challenge was to use a template made by our own Liv. We've had so many wonderful layouts done using this template. I thought the disney character photos would work well with this grid template. 

My favorite photo of the group is the shot of Tigger with his hands over the girls faces. I like this shot so much it's the screen saver on my phone too. It was fun getting a picture with the Genie. I was sitting in the shade by myself, waiting for the Aladdin show to open the doors, and who comes up to me but the Genie. He starts patting me on my head and next thing I'm taking my picture with him. There was no one else around just us. It was fun being sought out by a character and spend time with them without crowds jumping all over you.

My older daughter has been coming over to the house alot this week. We used to spend alot more time together, but since she's moved out we don't spend as much time together. So we went to the movies. We saw 27 Dresses. This is a really funny movie about a girl who has been a bridesmaid 27 times. We laughed through most of the movie. This is a typical "chick flick" and I'm glad we got to spend the afternoon together. I forgot how much I enjoyed watching the previews for the upcoming movies. After each preview we always look at each other to see which movie we'd see with Dad, without Dad or not at all. So if you want to see a fun movie, I recommend this one. It's been out for a while, so you may have trouble finding it in theaters, but if that's the case - it's one to get on dvd!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sleeping Dogs

Paper by Liv - Bear Hugs
Frame and Stitching from Gunhilde

This was the lastest Challenge at Jessica Sprague mb. Scraplift and use the Orton Effect. I thought the dogs would be a good target, uh i mean subjects for this project. They were all sleeping so I thought this is good. They are all stationary and should be easy to get pictures of. 

Roxanne, of course, had her head under the pillow of the couch sleeping. We call this her ostrich look. Molly (2nd photo) hangs her head over the edge of the couch and sleeps. Reminds me of a vulture looking for prey. Madison - the big chocolate lab just takes over the whole couch. Of course she does weigh over 80 lbs. Then there's Jasmine. She loves to have her picture taken. She was sound asleep then heard me turn on the camera and had to sit up and pose. She thinks that anytime the camera is on I need to be taking pictures of her. So no sneaking up on her for any candid shots because she stops and poses. It's actually pretty funny to see her running around and just stop for a picture.

We had an eclipse today. I hopefully got some good pictures. I just hope any are actually in focus. So I'll be playing with them in the next couple of days and do a layout on that soon.

Have a great day and tfl!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I Wish Challenge

This is the latest challenge for the Jessica Sprague mb. I chose this quote from Designers Digital because Valentine's Day is this week and it looked appropriate. You can use this quote for any number of things, whether you have a significant other or not. 

I thought this was very fitting for my  husband. The man has been a rock though all my struggles the past couple of years. When I was diagnosed with cancer, he was steady and wouldn't let me think that something bad would happen to me. The latest venture has been the swallowing issue. The scary part is when i can't breathe. My throat just closes and nothing goes in or out. He's right there. When I had to have surgery for the feeding tube and couldn't do anything myself, he's been there. Never making me feel like I was a burden. (even though I know I can be) He is my rock and I love him more than he can imagine.

Tag You're It

I've been tagged again. This time it's a different type of tagging. The idea behind this tag game is different from other tag games. Rather than look inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for 3 blog friends. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We're going to see how far the bloggin' blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Be sure to go to the blog of those you are blessing and leave a comment on their blog to be sure the check yours!

The first person I'd like to tag is Carol. Carol lives is Australia. She is always generous in her comments on my blog and always has a nice word to say to everyone. 

Tez is the 2nd person I'd like to tag. Tez is wonderful. She is another part of our wonderful group at Jessica Sprague. I appreciate that she asks for my opinion on layouts that are already beautiful. Her devotion to her family is always apparent in her layouts. The love just shines through.

Lindsan is the 3rd person I'm tagging. Linda is an incredible artist. Her designs range from artwork, scrapbooking, photography, and card making. Her style is so beautiful and clean. Her photography is stunning. Everything she does is so professional. I love the look of everything she has done.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Weekly Challenges

Florida Album Cover

Anna Aspen Tissue Paper Alpha

Scrap Your Town
J Binder Frames

We have weekly challenges at the JS mb that Lexicam started for us between classes to keep our scrapping skills up and give us something to do. Well, Lexicam has had real life interfere and she has decided to discontinue with leading the challenges. So I got voted to step up to the plate and take on the leadership role of the leading challenges. There are a couple of others on the mb (Liv, Veevs, etc...) that will step up and lead challenges also.
The first challenge I came up with was Scrap Your Town. Since everyone on our mb is from around the world and the weather has been so crazy and we keep asking "Where do you live?" I figured that would be an interesting way to "See where everyone lived".  

Then last week when we were chatting the thought came up of doing a "scraplift". I thought that was a spectacular idea as I have zero creativity. I look at a blank screen and nothing at all comes. Sad but true. If I have another pic to look at great. I can take it and change it to what I might be able to use, but to start from scratch - torture!!!

I found the scraplift idea at Designer Digitals on their weblog. When I first saw the layout I thought of Lindsan whose style is simple and beautiful. A style I would love to be able to copy. I'm so proud of everyone on our mb who participated in this challenge. We have had more people do this challenge than any I have seen yet. I guess it was easy enough for everyone to do this lo. If you haven't check the gallery - be sure to stop buy and look at the wonderful work everyone has done.

Well, here are my los for the last challenge.