Tuesday, February 22, 2011

E is for Easter

This is one of my favorite photos of my sons when they were little. On Easter morning in 1989, I wanted a photo of the boys with the tulips behind them, but there was dew on the grass, so I had them sit on a blanket. I think they look so cute in this photo I want to give them a big hug. I still hug my boys, but they’re much bigger now.

2010 March DSO Color Challenge kits by Dinphy – Spring is Coming (papers, tulips, ribbon, scalloped paper, scalloped frames); Bubbles Bits (green frame); Designs by Hutchie (button); PSE scalloped edge action on title; Fonts: Zallman Caps Thin, Old Script, Times New Roman, Arial
I submitted this layout to the February DSO ABC-Album Challenge.
**DSO gallery standout (chosen by Joni)**


Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Best State Fair in Our State

A visit to the Minnesota State Fair is a fall tradition in our family. I remember going to the fair when I was quite young. We would make sure to go on the rides, look at the butter sculptures of the dairy princesses, have malts at the dairy building, and see the fish and animals at the DNR building.

This past year, Harry and I viewed the crop art, watched our niece march in the parade, admired the crafts in the Creative Arts building, were amazed at the giant vegetables, listened to hardanger fiddlers, and ate all kinds of different foods.

We're proud of our fair. In a state of 5.3 million people, the attendance is about 1.8 million over the 12 days of the fair, giving us the largest average daily attendance of any state fair in the country.

Dream Anew by Jen Reed; template from Templates 1-4 by Jen Reed; Fonts: Times and Times again, Love Ya Like A Sister, Miserably Lose, Typenoksidi, Top Secret Bold, Pea Katie Jo, Ariel

Photos from top: gopher fair mascot; salt-water taffy booth; Harry at the fair entrance; sky ride; clown on stilts in parade; Space Tower; Mad Hatter made entirely of seeds (Agriculture-Horticulture); ten-inch doll with miniature pastries (Creative Activities); Harry and moose (Fine Arts); foot-long hot dog booth


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Grandma's Hug

I'm glad I had a camera to capture this moment between Grandma and two-year-old Steven. “You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.”

Wanted by Jen Reed and KimB; Scraplifted from freebie template by Breanne Aullman, aka BTA Designs; Font: Love Ya Like A Sister


Friday, February 11, 2011

An Engaging Couple

Harry and I had fun with this photo shoot, done shortly after we got engaged. We didn't end up with many formal poses, but that was fine with me. I like the "mushy" pictures better anyway.

Wanted: Hugs and Kisses, Jen Reed’s part of collab with Kim B;
Fonts: Rough Typewriter Bold, Pea Katie Jo
*** DSO gallery standout (chosen by Bunny)***

To make this layout, I used the new collab kit, "Wanted: Hugs and Kisses", by Jen Reed and Kim B. This huge kit contains 28 papers and 76 elements in gorgeous shades of blue, green and brown. With so many papers and elements from which to choose, there are lots of possibilities for all kinds of different layouts.

Click on the preview below to see visit Jen's store. "Wanted is at a reduced price for a short time, so hurry over!


Monday, February 7, 2011

On Cloud Nine

Whenever their guests tapped their glasses at Russ and Mary's wedding reception, the two of them happily obliged the group by kissing.

:Wub: You by Jen Yurko; Fonts: Zitti, Pea Katie


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Eyes Have It

These are photos of my boys with unusual eye wear. John developed a whole costume based on a pair of "alien" glasses, while we put a pair of "Joe Cool" shades on David. In both cases, we all laughed, and the boys had fun.

The eyes have it. Yes, it's fun to look strange.

Dream Anew by Jen Reed; Font: Veteran Typewriter; Inspiration: Speed Scrap 2/5/2011 by Jen Yurko


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love and My Heart's Dream

Have you taken a ride on the latest blog train? I caught "My Heart's Dream" to make this layout. I like the non-traditional colors for Valentines' Day or that special picture of your sweetheart.

My Heart’s Dream by Jen Reed; Bruissements d'ailleurs mots Betty photo mask; border line created with photo mask by Gunhild; heart shape by me; Fonts: Chopin Script, Veteran Typewriter

This page was made from Jen Reed's mini-kit, but there are around a hundred designers involved in giving away pieces of My Heart's Dream, a huge color-coordinated freebie kit.

I have shown previews below from Jen Reed and Delicious Scraps, another one of my favorite designers. Click on the images below to visit each designer's blog to pick up her mini, or click here to visit the main blog train blog for the whole list of participating designers.

Toot, toot! Comin' through!