Friday, June 24, 2016

Not Lucky, Blessed!

God has blessed me with a wonderful family! This year has seen many changes in that family. My mom passed away in February. Although we miss her, she is finally free from Alzheimer's and praising God in heaven.

We added a family member in April when David married his sweetheart, Rheanne.  I now have three special and delightful women as my daughters-in-law.

This month saw another addition when we greeted our first grandchild, Alexander John (A.J.), on June 15th. He was a not-so-little newborn, weighing in at 9 pounds, 6 ounces.  Kristine and John are tired but happy new parents. 

We are anticipating another addition in August, too! Steven and Sara are expecting a little girl. Blessings are overflowing!


Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer Drawer; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Reinvent Papers; Ginny Whitcomb: Family Ties Embellishment Biggie (baby’s breath); Elisha Barnett: Shamrock Embellishments (shamrock); Fonts: Brush Script Std, Bavand, Arial Narrow Bold. I submitted this layout to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 2016 World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page with green as the primary color that also included a shamrock.

Sue

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Moonlight Mystique

Photos taken at night are always somewhat mysterious, but the mystery this time is the difference in color.  Nancy and I took pictures on the same night, yet hers was more blue and mine more purple.  Maybe cameras are the real mystery!


Brandy Murry: One Yellow Paper Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fusion Masks; Fonts: Arizonia, Book Antiqua. I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 2016 World Tour – Light Challenge to create a layout based on the theme of light. I chose moonlight.

Sue

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Manmade Sand

Unlike the black sand beaches in Hawaii created from black lava erosion, this black sand beach in Silver Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior is not natural. It was created over a span of 25 years when the nearby iron ore processing plant dumped into the lake the “tailings” left over from the manufacture of black iron pellets.

Before the dumping began, you could see 25 feet deep in this area of the lake. After the dumping, visibility was reduced to a foot, and fish moved further out from shore. After fishermen complained, the dumping here was stopped, and iron tailings were disposed of onshore. Water quality improved and the fish came back.


Brandy Murry: Coastal Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Coastal Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: Blenders 2016 11 x 17; Fonts: Tahoma. JAMES HAN, handwriting-draft. I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 2016 World Tour Challenge to create a layout about something unusual.

Sue

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Remember Good Times in Color

Remember hard times in black and white, but good times in color.


Syndee Nuckles: Watercolor Bliss Paper Mini; Emily Abramson: Start Collection Mini; Syndee Nuckles: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floating Photos; Fonts: Desyrel, bulkyRefuse Type, Not His Angel, Tan Patty

Sue

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Hidden Vista

What lies beyond the next bend? The next bend in a path? The next bend in the road? The next bend in life? You must travel on to discover it.


Ginny Whitcomb: Value Pack: World’s Best Dad; Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Capturing Life Blenders; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Fonts: Arial, Musa. I submitted this layout to the 2016 Scrap Girls World Tour, Day 3 Challenge, to create a layout in blue and green with my favorite kit, style and element.

Sue

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kayak Krazy

5-year-old David was very proud that he could ride in the kayak alone. For those who worry that he wasn't safe, know that Harry and I were both right there and the water was knee-deep. I realize now he should have worn a life jacket, but he still made it through this experience just fine!


Brandy Murry: Coastal Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: Torn Photo Clusters Embellishments; Splash under bow: extracted from a different photo; Fonts: Milk Run, EasyOpenFace. I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 5/28 Weekend Wildcard Challenge to create a page with lots of white space.

Sue

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Latest and Greatest

Dad met his latest two great-grandbabies at our son’s wedding. Front to Back, L to R: Becca with son Caleb (2 mo.); Dad; Mary holding daughter Evelyn (2 yr. - toddler Dad had previously met); Sara with Mary’s baby Gwendolyn (2 mo.). I love this picture of all the different generations!


May 2016 Scrap Girls Club – Boho Chic - huge set of materials available for one low price through the end of May; I used: Boho Chic Collection; Boho Blooms Embellishments; Boho Chic Paper 2; Fonts: Carrington, Arial

Sue

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