Saturday, April 17, 2010

Leaving the Farm

My dad grew up on a farm during the depression. The family sold both eggs and chickens (just the roosters - sex discrimination). They also sold cream, wheat, oats, flax and barley. There were always lots of chores for Dad and his five brothers: milking the cows morning and evening, separating the cream from the milk, cleaning the cream separator, shoveling (guess what) in the barn, …

For Dad, education was the key to leaving farm life behind. Dad was the first in his family to graduate from college. When this picture was taken, Mom and Dad were saying goodbye to Dad’s parents before pulling a trailer to Montana where he had a new job as a civil engineer.

I'm really proud of my dad!


Scraplifted from Easter 2010 by Just Passin Thru; DSO April Color Challenge kits from JK Creations (papers, ribbons, key, flower, frame, ornament), Joni Gray Digiscrap Freebies (leaves, background paper), and The Urban Fairy (ribbon flower); Programs: GIMP, PSE 6; Font: Veteran Typewriter
I submitted this layout to the DSO April Color Challenge.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


My sisters and I had fun shooting this “self-portrait”. Did my layout make you grin, too?


Scraplifted from “Popsicle” by Roper (Danielle); photo mask by Charlie's Digiscraps; DSO May 2009 Color Challenge Kits: “Summer Time”, Crops2Dawn (flower); “My Watermelon Shower Version”, Ivonne Ivett (ribbon); “Love Lifted Me”, Bon Scrapatit (flower); Snowsmoons Designs (flower, butterfly); “Blue Monday”, Carjazi Designs (background paper); May CC Posting Bonus, KimB Designs (string); Programs: GIMP, PSE 6; Font: Kristen ITC Semi-Expanded
I submitted this layout to the April DSO Scraplift Challenge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Special Gifts

My dad had a big grin on his face as he opened his birthday present last year. His joy was a gift to all.

“Silver Celebration” by Di @ Legacy4Life; Programs: GIMP, PSE 6; font: Sans

For this layout, I used “Silver Celebration”, the versatile new kit from Di @ Legacy4Life. The glitter and ribbons were really fun to use on my dad’s birthday page. This gorgeous kit in blue, silver, grey, pink and maroon also worked well for an old Easter picture of my sister and me.

“Silver Celebration” by Di @ Legacy4Life; Scraplifted from Page in a Pinch 11, Red Leaf DigiScrapping; Programs: GIMP, PSE 6; Fonts: Monotype Corsiva Italic, Arial

Didn't Nancy and I look cute? For Easter Sunday, Mom had made us special dresses and coats, and had put our hair in curlers the night before. That morning she got us all dressed up, then Mom and Dad had us pose with our Easter baskets.

For me at two years old, it was very hard to be given a basket of candy and told not to eat it. As soon as this picture was taken, I started to eat my huge chocolate egg.

Here are some previews of “Silver Celebration” by Di @ Legacy4Life. It's at a discounted price for just a few days, so hurry on over to her store.

Have great week!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Hunt Continues

Here are two eggs-tra pages of “The Great Easter Egg Hunt” of 2009. I had so much fun taking these pictures that I had to make more than one two-page layout.


DSO March 2010 Color Challenge Kits: “Happy Easter” (glitter border, hanging eggs, eggs for frames, papers, some parts modified and/or re-colored) by LouCee Creations; “Sunrise” (purple string) by Di @ Legacy4Life; “Spring is Coming” (papers, scalloped frame, ribbons, bunny) by Dinphy; flower cluster by Vicki of Bubbles Babbles; chick by KimB Designs; Programs: GIMP, PSE 6; Fonts: Times New Yorker, Stamp Act

They searched high and low, looking for both hard-boiled and chocolate eggs. Grandpa tried to help those who weren’t as successful.