Feb 24, 2006

Candy Turkeys

I just downloaded these photos (from November 2005) from our older (2 MP) camera (so the quality was not as good -- and it has an unrealiable flash). But the candy turkeys were so cute! They had so much fun making them! I used my program to lighten them up...they were still a bit blurry, but hopefully you can see the cuteness!

Journaling reads:
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)

Credits: Simple Gifts by Christina Bartholomew at Three Scrapateers. I also used Christina's Corner Punch brush set for all the rounded corners (eraser tool). Font: Will and Grace

Memorization John 1:26-28

John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”

These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Feb 18, 2006

Nine Months Old - July 2005

This is my DD at 9 months old.

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

Memorization John 1:22-25

This week's Scriptures to memorize from John 1:

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

A Kiss

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

Monkey Man

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 reads:
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

Memorization John 1:19-21

Our church is corporately memorizing the first 4 chapters of the Gospel of John (NKJV). This week our portion is John 1:19-21:

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

Some of my favorites

Blue Sarah
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.
Credits: Artistamp font
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:

Journaling reads:
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.

Credits: Papers,ribbon and journaling tags by me.
eyelet by Andrea Nelson; word art - unknown; Clay alpha by Ronnie McCray

Feb 4, 2006

My most recent digiscrapping

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!

Journaling reads:
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.

Credits: Martinis at Midnight by Anita Stergiou at NDISB.com
Essentials Collection ~ Bull's Eye Stitching
Font: CK Holiday Spirit

Feb 1, 2006