Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gone Fishing

In our family, fishing is a sport passed down from generation to generation. Grandma would walk down to the beach with a cane pole and a bucket to catch fish for dinner. As they were growing up, Mom and Dad fished in lakes near their hometowns in west central Minnesota.

We three girls started fishing when we could barely walk, as did our kids. My three boys caught inch-long sunfish, about one a minute, at a culvert for a run-off pond near our home. Last year, John even traveled to Canada to catch some of the big game fish that are plentiful there.


“Caribe Club”, Tinette Designs (papers, stamp frame, sparkly doodle); Catch of the Day, Pressed Petals (word art, leaders, single hook, measuring tape); “Gone Fishing”, Dreams Fulfilled (sign, triple hook, bobber); spoon bait/daredevil extracted by me from stock photo; wave template by me; fonts: Painty Paint, Arial
I submitted this layout to the August 2010 DSO Ad Challenge.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer Delight

As my sister, Nancy, her son, William, and I strolled around Cantigny Park, I tried to capture the picturesque views. However, the most delightful “view” was Nancy laughing at a silly face William made.


DSO August 2010 Color Challenge kits: Dinphy (papers, some modified, flat ribbon); Joni Gray Digiscrap Freebies (bird); Jen Reed (flat ribbon); JanC – Freesia Scraps (glitter circle); Sky - Sky's The Limit Scraps (curly ribbon); Vicki Acreman – Bubbles Babbles (glitter flower spill); Alpha: August 2010 Color Challenge, KimB's Designs (colorful alpha); Krafty Doodle Alpha, GeniaBeana Scraps (brown alpha)
I submitted this layout to the DSO August 2010 Color Challenge.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quiet Reflection

Here are some of the amazing sights we saw during our vacation on Lake Superior. I am awestruck by the beauty of God's creation.


River Blue, Fraisinette; Font: Love Ya Like A Sister
I submitted this layout to the August DSO Altered Photo Challenge.

River Blue, Fraisinette; Font: Love Ya Like A Sister
I submitted these pages to the August DSO Font Challenge.

Leaving the main highway, Harry and I ventured onto back roads to find a small public boat landing on Lake Superior. These gorgeous views were our reward for taking the way "less traveled by”. (July 2010)

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


When I was working on a "Secret Agent" layout, my son Steven agreed to be my model. I shot over 100 photos, searching for just the right look. Here he is, the new James Bond: Secret Agent Double-O-Steven.


Template: 2010 August DSO Challenge Template, Color with Caryn; Kit: Kiss Me, Nanibouelle & Poussinette; Essential Stitching, Jady Day Studio; stamp frame (modified), Gunhild Storeide; PSE glass action, Atomic Cupcake; bow tie and cuff links extracted by me from stock photos; Programs: GIMP, PSE 6; Fonts: Quigley Wiggly, Segoe Script Bold
I submitted this layout to the August 2010 DSO Template Challenge.

You can find the original “Secret Agent” layout for which I shot these pictures here on my blog.