Have a lovely day! A
Nov 29, 2006
Nov 14, 2006
Oct 26, 2006
Oct 16, 2006
Credits: Paper Lanterns by Theresa Hernandez available at ACOT.
Font: Doodle Cursive.
Thanks for looking!
Oct 12, 2006
Sep 27, 2006
1). Psalms of Praise - this is what we use for our family worship.
2). I Loved Her First - by Heartland, just heard this yesterday and immediately thought of DH and DD many years down the road.
3). Holy, Holy, Holy - Michael Card, Unveiled Hope
4). You are Worthy - Michael Card, Unveiled Hope
5). Never Be Shaken - Judy Rogers, Never Be Shaken
6). Good Things - Lori Seely, Remember Your Creator
7). Just to Know the Lamb - Jim Cole, Merciful God (who does he sound like to you?)
And I'm to tag some others...Who? I really don't know....
Have a lovely day!
Sep 9, 2006
See it at my gallery here.
Sketch is from the Ad/Art Inspiration Challenge at Butternug Squash Designs (see below).
Some helpful hints for using the ad.
The original ad from justadinspiration.com.
Sep 2, 2006
This is my take on the ad/art challenge at Butternug Squash Designs grand opening!
You can see this in my gallery HERE.
Watching the big girls, that is what you are
doing in this picture. We were at the wedding
of some friends. After the wedding various
friends were gathered outside the church
before heading to the reception. You were
one of the younger girls. You enjoyed
watching the bigger girls twirl around in
their pretty dresses and blowing the wedding
bubbles. While you were not as big as them,
this did not hamper you from playing and
enjoying little girl games.
Lady Weatherley by Christy Sturm at Butternug Squash
Font: Doodle Cursive & SaffronToo
Sep 1, 2006
Aug 9, 2006
Credits: 95 in the Shade by Theresa Hernandez at Plain Digital Wrapper.
Font is Doodle Cursive.
Journaling reads: Smiling at Dad...what love! what exuberance!
See it here in my 3 S gallery.
Have a blessed day!
Aug 5, 2006
Journaling reads: Sitting on the front porch with each other and enjoying each other’s company. I took this photo to remind us of the time when you are little and can sit in my lap easily. You are a little girl that enjoys her pretty shoes and enjoys her dresses, yet runs and keeps up with her brothers as best as she can. May the Lord contniue to bless you all your days!
Font: Doodle Cursive
You can see this at this gallery.
Thanks for looking!
Thanks for looking!
Jul 25, 2006
Fonts: Doodle Cursive & Symphony
Scrapkit: Old West by Mirranda Reinhardt of Yesterday-remembered and AddictedToDigital. Wordart by myself with CK Wrangler font.
Journaling reads: Cowboy boots and little boys....they sure seem inseparable in our family. The first pair of cowboy boots were a hand-me-down to Caleb from friends, then we found the next pair at a Goodwill in Texas while visiting Grandma & Grandpa. A really small pair was found in Oklahoma at a Salvation Army Thrift Store. Peter wore those until they were too small; we are now saving them for Sarah. The pair that you have on were a find at a garage sale. The two other larger pairs of boots have been worn out to an almost unwearable state with holes aplenty and stitching broken. Cowboy boots are a wonderful way to enter the realm of imagination and boyhood!
I found the quote when reading a small book that I picked up this summer. We sure love cowboy boots...too bad he wasn't wearing his cowboy hat at the same time....
Thanks for looking.
Jul 13, 2006
Sleeping -- just a word for recharging when the one sleeping is 1 1/2 years old.. I just love how you tuck your legs and your arms underneath you when you sleep. Your little bottom sticks up and you sleep and dream away. Do you dream of playing with your brothers, being held in your mother’s arms, hugging you daddy or seeing a dog walk by our home?
Strawberries & Kiwi by Cindy Simon of NDISB
See it here ~ 3 Scrapateers.
Journaling reads: A little girl without much hair what a blessing! You are four months old and the joy of your mother and daddy and brothers (and they are your joy)! In fact, Joy is your middle name. You have found your fingers and toes and you are smiling and loving life! Your eyes seem to have turned brown, just like your oldest brother Caleb’s. May you continue to grow in wisdom and stature.
Font: Doodle Cursive.
You can see this layout at my gallery at Three Scrapateers.
Jun 17, 2006
I found the effer dare blog earlier this week and was inspired by Dare #31. Dare #31 -- using a Book Title. I used the book Critical Mass (just because it was how I described DD's amount of hair).
Journaling reads: June 2006 - 20 months old and you finally have a critical mass of hair....meaning that you finally have enough hair to notice. While it is still too short to need a barette or pony tail holder, we have noticed that you might have some curls, especially in the back where it is longer. We were not concerned about the little amount of hair as your mom did not have much hair when she was your age (and hers was even harder to see being blond), and Mama is not lacking in that department now.
Torn paper Edge by Kim Hill of CGEssentials.
Fonts: Doodle Cursive.
See the LO at my 3 Scrapateers gallery
Thanks for looking!
Jun 2, 2006
This is our daughter smiling at her daddy. We were eating dinner at the campsite. DH and the boys were camping that night for DS#1's birthday. DD and I went back home after dinner.
Kit: Easter Delights
Designers: Designers at NDISB
Wordart: Sharia Braxton
Flower: From Mother Daughter Tea Kit by Theresa Hernandez at ACOT
Photo: Virtual Photographer to soften it.
Sketch: SBB sketch by knightsgal76
Have a great day!
May 26, 2006
Here is the link: Memorial.
Please leave me a comment if you download. Have a beautiful day!
May 22, 2006
Have you ever wanted to be on a Creative Team?
Natural Designs in Scrapbooking urgently needs to fill a number of spots on the Natural Designs Creative Team, so if you are a creative scrapper we want to hear from you!!!
As a member of the Natural Designs (NDISB) Creative Team you will be asked to:
- Create a minimum of one layout with each product provided and post it in the NDISB Gallery as well as three other nominated major online galleries.
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What you will gain is:
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* $10 per item if published in a national scrapbooking magazine *
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:: applications close :: Wednesday 24th May 2006 at 12 midnight USA EST
This is my dear daughter. I just loved the shadows and her walking with her favorite (or is it my favorite?) hat on! I also tried chalking the paper strips on my own (tutorial from DigiScrapping Tutorials -- chalked tags tutorial for PSE).
Journaling is from this poem:
She's a little bit of sunshine,
She's a smile to light your days,
She will steal your heart and
keep it with her warm endearing ways,
She's your precious little daughter,
With a sweetness from above
Who will fill your years with laughter
and your lives with lots of love.
Circle of Friends at ACOT (Theresa Hernandez & Anita Stergiou's portion)
Font: Doodle Cursive
DigiPick of the Day for 5/21/06 ~ Thanks for the honor!
May 18, 2006
Let me know what you think. By the way -- all the graphics are designed by me.
May 8, 2006
I extracted my son and then blurred the background.
Mom, Look how fast I can go! I’m zooming! I’m “paddling” fast! Bet you can’t catch me!
Punkin, you are going so fast! Maybe I can catch you with my camera!
See it here
Font: Doodle Cursive & Symphony
Apr 28, 2006
|You Are Kermit|
Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!
Apr 26, 2006
Credits: The good Lord!
Okay....okay...See it in my gallery here
Essentials Collection ~ Heart Beat Stitches
Essentials Collection ~ Ribbon Roses Pink Monogram and Papers
Essentials Collection ~ Ribbon Roses Blue Monogram and Papers
Photo filter: Virtual Photographer
Font: Mediavial Italique
Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Apr 14, 2006
Apr 11, 2006
Apr 4, 2006
Journaling reads: November 2003: A trip to the Ledges State Park for a picnic and a hike makes for an exciting day! Since only the kids and Mom went on this adventure, Caleb and Joshua were the protectors. They carried their “weapons” of choice with pride and were ready to be chivalrous.
Photo prongs by Anita Stergiou.
Fonts: Doodle Cursive & Geeker (title)
Love their expressions...
This is a LO that I finished over a week ago, but forgot to post. (We are in the midst of getting our house ready to sell etc.). My kiddos really enjoy being read to and will conscript any willing party! So when G&G were here, they requested all their books (okay..not all) be read to them.
Journaling reads: During Grandma & Grandpa’s recent visit, Caleb, Joshua & Peter often requested Grandpa (& Grandma) to read to them. This afternoon, Grandpa started reading to Caleb & Joshua, but Peter joined in quickly. For awhile all the boys were paying attention, but soon Peter’s head started bobbing and weaving. Finally, he fell asleep in Grandpa’s arms.
Fonts: Teen and Doodle Cursive (my new favorite handwriting font)
In my gallery at 3 S
Mar 24, 2006
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).
Any way, I did do some layouts. This first one is from just over 1 year ago. DH took this photo of three of our blessings with myself. I used the faux lomo effect tutorial by Anita Stergiou once again (it is so much fun to play with).
Font: CK Holiday Spirit and Times New Roman
Mar 18, 2006
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”
Mar 16, 2006
Blue set - 3-5 lb sized rolled brim hat with I-cord "umbilical cord" adapted for preemie size & booties - I can't remember the pattern. Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Needles: 4 US
White Variegated Set - Michelle's Hat and Booties sized for preemies 1-3 lbs. Yarn: sport weight I had Needles: 3 US
Bright Booties & Hat - Spiral Hat (5-7 lb size) Pattern is by Debbie I think -- I couldn't find the link but if you know it I will update; booties are same as white pair (larger needles due to larger yarn) Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Variegated Needles: Size 9 US
Scrap kit used: Auntie's Attic by Mirrand Reinhardt of Yeserday-Remembered
See it in my gallery at 3 Scrapateers HERE
The Preemie Project has 2 chapters: one in Iowa and one in Michigan, although people all over the world knit, crochet, sew, etc. for the babies. Please check out the website HERE or HERE.
That's it for now. Time for dinner.
Mar 6, 2006
This is a photo of DS#3. He was lying down on the carpet and looking up at me. I used the Lomo photo effect tutorial by Anita Stergiou on the photo then made it sepia tone. I did this layout as a challenge from 3 Scrapateers for the DigiScrappers Anonymous Chat/Crop for 2/25/06.
Credits: Something Sweet Scrapkit and Boing Alpha by Rose Farver at SOTB
Mar 2, 2006
Feb 24, 2006
Just before Thanksgiving, we got together with our friends the XXXX for a little history lesson and a craft. We sharpened sticks to make wood nibs, made ink from black raspberries, and created Thanksgiving cards. But the most FUN craft was making candy turkeys. Everyone was so creative and looked forward to eating the turkeys (after they were shown to the dads)
These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Feb 18, 2006
I used a sketch by Tatiana Erickson for this LO.
Journaling reads: You were not too sure about sitting on the grass outside. You did not like the prickliness of the grass on your skin, especially on your feet. July 2005
Credits: Autumn Evening by Mirranda Reinhardt of Yesterday-Remembered . Stitching by Christine Nash at SOTB. Font: CK Holiday Spirit
See this in my gallery at Three Scrapateers.
Feb 14, 2006
22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
23 He said: “I am
‘ The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“ Make straight the way of the LORD,”’
as the prophet Isaiah said.”
24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Feb 13, 2006
I just love the papers and wanted to showcase as many as I could with these photos of DH and me. I had seen a LO of Kristy Nerness's on her blog with strips of ribbons -- so I scraplifted.
Credits: Simple Life Scrapkit by Laura Burger of Three Scrapateers.
Font: LD Letter Home
Feb 11, 2006
While our whole family went on this trip and enjoyed the zoo, I decided to focus on DS#1 in this 2 page LO. The photo for the 2nd page is one of my favorites! It really shows alot about my oldest monkey man. The zoo had a suspension bridge with this huge cable. He decided to hang from the cable and who could resist taking a photo. Evidently not me. LOL
All the boys wore yellow shirts -- easier to keep track of them. We enjoyed seeing the zoo so much that we stopped there on our way to Oklahome as well as on the way back from Oklahoma. Of course having a zoo pass helps as well.
Credits: Stitching on journaling tag is from Anita Stergiou's Bull's Eye Stitches Essentials Collection at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking (www.ndisb.com).
Scrapkit is Monkey Man by Mirranda Reinhardt at Yesterday-Remembered (www.yesterday-remembered.com). Fonts used: CK Holiday Spirit & Arial & LD Letter Home for the title (made from papers).
Journaling: A trip to Oklahoma with a stop at the Kansas
City Zoo made for an enjoyable mini-vacation for our family. We saw tortoises, parrots, leopards, hippos, and
so many more animals. We had one boy act like a monkey by hanging on the cable of the suspension bridge ~ Caleb, our Monkey Man.
By the way, he's really not that far off the ground.
Feb 7, 2006
Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”
And he answered, “No.”
Bible Gateway John 1
The photo that I used in this LO is the one that catapaulted me into digital scrapbooking. I did this layout a number of months ago during a chat at Digital Scrapbook Place. We were scraplifting the LO Blue Lady by one of the members there (sorry, I can't remember all those details). I had finally figured out how to use brushes for this LO and had fun!
She was 6 months old and riding in the backpack carrier while our family was on a Sunday afternoon walk. My DH took our photo; I just love her expression and the little tilt of her head.
brushes by default PSE, 8nero, Void, victoria extras and Lep-reflections and probably some I made.
The second layout I'm sharing is one of our family. I did this LO for a sketch and color challenge at 3 Scrapateers. We really enjoy hiking at a nearby state park. On this LO I really wanted to make sure I journaled. So here goes:
Another afternoon/evening of hiking and spending time together at one of our favorite places. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful state park so close to us! It is only about 10-15 minutes from our home - give or take. We have taken many different trails at the park, some are more off the beaten path than others. One of favorite places to go is a well beaten path, but not an official path -- the overlook rock (not an official name but our name for it). This is part of the bluff that overlooks the Des Moines River. The path to the bluff is well used; and as the photo tells, there are not safety rails on the bluff.. It is about 30-40 feet above the river and has a great view of the river. We have also had exciting adventures taking the less traveled path from the bluff; muddy trails, slippery paths and great fun have abounded. Usually Mom carries Sarah in the backpack (as she is not walking) and everyone else uses their own feet. If Peter gets tired, he either rides on Daddy’s back or Daddy’s shoulders. Caleb and Joshua usually find a walking stick or sword or spear
or javelin to be used while hiking. This day Joshua was also wearing his Robin Hood hat and his green shirt to complete the outfit. Caleb enjoys sitting at the edge of the bluff and looking over the edge. Joshua is more like his Mother and stays farther from the edge, but Peter will probably be more like Caleb and his Daddy, although we don’t let him get that close yet. Sarah enjoys riding in the backpack; she likes to see where she is going. She has the cutest denim hat that she wears to avoid a sunburn on her head; her hair is still very short and fine. All in all a wonderful time spending time together and enjoying God’s creation.
eyelet by Andrea Nelson; word art - unknown; Clay alpha by Ronnie McCray
Feb 4, 2006
Here is my most recent layout of my DD. These pictures are a year old...And she still doesn't have much hair. I just love the love that is evident in her eyes in the bottom photo. She is looking at her Daddy. And the hood just makes her eyes stand out!
At 3 1/2 months, you still don't have much hair so this little jacket with its hood is just perfect for you. Your eyes are so bright and striking -- dark brown eyes. But the one thing that is noticed most of all about you at this age is the love that can be seen in your eyes. In these photos you are looking at Daddy with such love and affection. When Daddy comes home from work, you can hardly contain yourself until he picks you up and loves on you.
Essentials Collection ~ Bull's Eye Stitching
Font: CK Holiday Spirit