Saturday, July 19, 2014

Enjoy Every Moment! Brrrrrr!!!

It may have been June, but Lake Superior was still very cold. These fearless five met the challenge to stay in a steamy sauna as long as they could and then hop into the icy lake Brrrrrr! They smiled as their lips turned blue.

Enjoy your moments!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Balloon Mania!

When cleaning up after a wedding shower, one definitely must play with the leftover balloons!

Hope this made you smile!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Lunch is in the Eye of the Beholder

Lunch is in the eye of the beholder. Jaz (short for Jasmine) wasn’t really eyeing a bird, though. She was entranced by a toy Harry was using to distract her so I could take this photo. Isn’t she cute?

Jaz is Sara’s rescue cat we are watching for a bit, a long-haired rag doll cat that was in terrible condition after being abused by her former owner. She looks great now! She was having trouble taking care of her fur, though, probably because of the abuse, so she got a trimmed like a lion, except without as big a “mane”.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summertime on Ike Island

This beach on Ike Island, Okinawa, Japan, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

Brandy Murry: Coastal Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Font: Graphite Std

I have used this lovely photo other times, here and here.  This time I created an ATC, Artist's Trading Card, a 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch card traded among artists or scrappers either digitally or physically, kind of like a baseball card.  I created this ATC for the Re-June-Venate Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Do Something Silly!

We took a silly picture last April, so I decided to make a silly layout from it. Hope this makes you laugh... or at least smile a little!

Scrap Girls Playful Notions Collection; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Silhouettes; Doris Castle: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Swoosh; Fonts: Henny Penny

  • Take time every day to do something SILLY!
  • Imagination SOARS!
  • You make me so happy.
  • Life is full of whimsical happenings. ~ Watson, Sherlock Holmes
  • There were birds in the sky, but I never heard them singing. No, I never heard them at all ‘til there was you. ~ Music Man

I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 6/16 Monday Challenge to create a page that has a lot of energy. I think the colors of the kit, the waves of the SWOOSH template, the swoop of the music staff and the flight of the bird all show energy. My smile at Harry was very exuberant, too! No, I didn't actually have a flower between my teeth!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ready to Go!

This is the photo I took at the airport just before my son Steven and his fiancée Sara left for a missions trip to Sierra Leone, Africa. I think their schedule this summer is a little nutty, putting a missions trip right before their wedding, so I added that to the page, too.

2014 Summer Itinerary
May 24 - Sara moves from her apartment
May 25 - Steven moves from his apartment
May 26 - Fly to Sierra Leone
June 19 - Return to US
July 25 - Get married

Goal of Missions Trip:
To share God’s love with children in Sierra Leone

Brandy Murry: Travel Journal Collection Biggie; copyright-free maps of Africa; Fonts: Desyrel, Eurostile, Franklin Gothic Medium, Gorilla; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 6/18 High Noon Chat and Crop Challenge to create a page using a recent favorite photo.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

You and Me Together

I am thankful there is a you, so there can be a you and me.

Jacqui Smith: You Me Us Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blender Masks; Font: Tangerine; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 6/14 Saturday Color Challenge.