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.

Sue

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

Quotes:
  • 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!

Sue

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.

Sue

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.

Sue

Monday, June 16, 2014

My Special Dad

Any man can be a FATHER.  It takes someone special to be a DAD, and my dad is very special indeed! Happy Fathers' Day, Dad!


Marlene Peacock: Brush Set: Dad Quotes; Marlene Peacock: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Week 52 series 6 Mini; Marlene Peacock: Value Pack: Dad’s Suitcase

Sue

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy 84th Birthday!

We had a big party for Dad’s 84th birthday. Mom, all three of us girls, and a number of grandkids were there. Since Dad prefers pie over cake, Liz stuck candles into a lemon meringue pie and Dad blew them out. We also had French silk pie and fruit. However, I think Dad’s favorite part was being with Mom.  The photo of the two of them looking at each other is so sweet!


Marlene Peacock: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Week 52 series 5 Mini; Ginny Whitcomb: Softly Spoken Collection Biggie; Font: Trebuchet MS, Austie Bost Blueberry Muffins.  I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Re-June-Venate Challenge.

Sue

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Best Bros

Here are some pictures of my sons through the years. In 2004, I asked them to gather for a photo. Steven was on the couch, so the other two jumped on top of him! Such brotherly love!  I did another layout with the large photo before.  Here is Squish!


Sketch by Anna Burrows; Brandy Murry: Chambray Collection Biggie; Font: Arial

I submitted this page to the 6/12 Thursday Blog Challenge at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking to make a page using the sketch supplied by Anna Burrows.

Sue

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

OCSI Basketball

All three of my boys were very involved in sports in high school: basketball, soccer, running cross country, football, track and field.  This photo shows two of them proudly displaying their basketball team spirit for Okinawa Christian School, International.


Doris Castle: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Swoosh; Doris Castle: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sports Covers; Doris Castle: Brush Set: Sports Shields; Doris Castle: ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Varsity Letters; Brandy Murry: Different Strokes Paper; Brandy Murry: Zoomba Paper Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals II 8501 Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 8501

Sue

Monday, June 9, 2014

Let's Go Fly a Bike!

Doesn't this just make you want to fly?



Sue

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy Mothers' Day with Root Beer Floats

This year our family celebrated Mothers' Day with Mom by bringing the makings for root beer floats to where she lives.  We all enjoyed them!  This is a photo my son took as Mom looked at one of her Mothers' Day cards.



I created this page for the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking month-long contest to Re-June-Venate our scrapbooking.  I chose to use a style I that is outside my comfort zone.  I like the photo, but I'm not so sure about the page.  Hmmmm... 

Sue

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

God Gave Us Children

As one-year-old Steven sat in his lap, Harry turned the handle of the Jack-in-the-Box. Whenever the little man popped up, Steven laughed and laughed, bouncing up and down. This picture makes me smile as I think back on that memory.  I hope it made you smile, too!

Quote: God gave us children to bring immeasurable joy into our lives! ~ Linda Marshall


Angie Briggs: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Art Journey; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: Visionary Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: Action Pack: Ultimate Artist; Brandy Murry: Zoomba Collection Biggie; Melissa Renfro: Endless Possibilities Stitching Embellishment Mini; Syndee Nuckles: Brush Set: Painted; Fonts: Typhoon, AR CARTER, Times and Times again, AR HERMANN, Caflisch Script Pro.

I created a page with this photo a few years ago.  You can see it here.

You can read here in a past Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking newsletter how I used a photo mask to fix this less-than-perfect photo.

Sue

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Family Feud

Did you know 14” segments of PVC tubing together with foam darts make great dart guns? My clever brother-in-law Jim came up with this fun game to play up at the cabin. Our family had a blast “shooting” each other with these non-lethal weapons. Becca scored the most “kills” that day, so she won the Grave Diggers Award --- a plastic shovel!


Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Shadowed Frame Clusters (shadows modified); Brandy Murry: Back Porch Collection Biggie; Armi Custodio: Flutter Collection Biggie (grass); Angie Briggs: Because Of You Collection Biggie (small mat, buttons, tag); Angie Briggs: Count The Ways Collection Biggie (alpha); Fonts: Arial, Henny Penny, Desyrel




I submitted this page (overview, page 1 and page 2) to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Thursday 5/29 Blog Challenge to create a layout with at least ten elements.  Since the grass is made up of about 10 shorter pieces of grass and the branches at the top have at least that many layers, I far surpassed ten elements on each page.

Sue