Wednesday, November 9, 2016

From Kitchen to Coop

When my grandparents added on to their house, they didn't let their lean-to kitchen go to waste. They moved it behind the barn and converted it into a chicken coop.



Memory is a funny thing. I was pretty sure I had the facts right for this layout, then I showed it to my dad. He told me I was wrong. His folks did move the kitchen lean-to when they added on to the family home, but they put it into the woods and used it for wood. The chicken coop was always a chicken coop.

Dad said, though, since the layout was all done, I could post it the way it was.  Thanks, Dad!  It would have been hard to redo.

The picture below shows my Dad's family home after they moved Dad's grandparents old home onto the site. If you compare this picture with the one on the left above, you will notice the kitchen lean-to is gone, and the house is doubled in size. This is definitely old-fashioned recycling! Why waste a perfectly good house when you can move it someplace else?


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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pause for Beauty

When we visited David and Rheanne in Michigan, we all paused to enjoy the beauty of the dunes by Lake Michigan.  This shot shows David and Rheanne up a tree on the highest dune in the park, looking down onto Lake Michigan and the setting sun.  I really like the silhouettes and the sun flares.


Scrap Girls Club Promo: Simplify by Angie Briggs; Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Freestyle 2

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bouquet of Beauties

I love this shot of my daughter-in-law, Rheanne, with her bridesmaids.  I thought they looked like a colorful bouquet. (April 2016)


Brandy Murry: Sweet Summer Collection Biggie; Font: My Nerd
Photo by Dan Zahler of Zahler Photography


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Blowing in the Wind

My sister's dog, Riley, loves to rides in a car with his nose out the window and his ears blowing in the wind. I thought this was such a fun picture I decided to make a page using it.



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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hike to Shovel Point

The hike to Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park was the highlight of our vacation in September 2012. I loved the different views we could see as we climbed along the shore of Lake Superior. In some spots we could see water splashing into shallow sea caves.

We were especially amazed at the way pine trees clung tenaciously to seemingly bare rocks. Harry spotted a group of trees whose roots curled around a huge boulder. There was even a small cluster of pines atop a picturesque rock “island” close to shore.

 Harry enjoyed skipping rocks at the mouth of the Baptism River. I was charmed by the little red squirrel that didn’t move a muscle as we strolled by. Since he posed so nicely I had to take his picture! We both enjoyed seeing the marvels of nature on this glorious fall day.





Marlene Peacock: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x24 Scrap It Monthly Two Series 1; Jopke van Dongen: Value Pack: Crafty Art Snippets No. 2; Fonts: Georgia, Mistral. This layout was published in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 7/12 newsletter.


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Sun Still Shines

When I saw this picture that David and Rheanne took on their way from Panama to Peru, I was struck by all the light on the mountaintop even though you can see how dark it was on the ground below. So too when we feel like darkness surrounds us, there is always the one true light, Jesus Christ. We may not see him visibly, but he is always there right beside us.

Quote on page: The sun still shines above the clouds though it may be dark below.


Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: My Art Canvas; Ginny Whitcomb: My Best Friend Embellishment Biggie (tape, tear, arrow, string bow, button); Veronica Spriggs: Nautical by Nature Collection Biggie (papers, bird); Fonts: Mongolian Baiti, Odstemplik, Arial. I submitted this page to the 2015 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page about mountains.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Swinging Bridge Falls

Swinging Bridge Falls is a set of two small falls on either side of an island in the Saint Louis River. We viewed the falls from the “swinging bridge”, a 200-foot pedestrian suspension bridge over the river that bounced every time a person took a step. The kids rambled further down the river for some more fun photos.


Marlene Peacock: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Week 52 series 2; Marlene Peacock: Cottage Reflections Collection; Marlene Peacock: Cottage Reflections Overlays Paper Mini; Elisha Barnett: Silent Night Embellishment Biggie (pine branch); Ginny Whitcomb: Winter Trimmings Collection Mini; Font: Arial. I submitted this page to the 2016 Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking World Tour Monthly Challenge to create a page about a bridge.

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