Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas in July...well this is Summer in December

Just finished a couple layouts with my son, Carlton as my subject. He LOVES the water, just like me. We had such a busy summer with softball and traveling for that, we really didn't have much relaxation time. One picture is when we took the kids to Rehoboth Beach. It's just a 40 min. drive away. He didn't come out of the water once until we left! The other picture was taken during the 4th of July in NY visiting my in-laws. He borrowed his cousin's goggles and I had to giggle at how the ends just stuck out...of course I had to get a picture of that! Working on some other beach pages, so I'll post them once they're done!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Same Picture but two different looks

Have you ever had two different ideas for the same picture? Is it okay to do two layouts using the same pic? Of course you can! Infact, they look so different, many may not even know you used the same picture. This is my oldest child, Rachel. She's almost 16 and it's getting harder for her to humor her mother and stop for a picture. She used to love it, what ever happened?! Well, this was the first day of school, and she let me get this pic. I think she looks amazing! She's such a great kid...very quiet, creative with her photography and crafting, type A personality, awesome student, loyal friend/sister/daughter and believe it or not...she eats me out of house and home!

Hard to tell in these pictures, so click on them and a larger view should come up, but I used Stickles on the letters and accents in "Crystal". They're like a glitter glue. They also offer a "Distressed Stickles" in different colors that aren't so glittery...perfect for masculine pages or ones that you want a little something but not so "bling". Check them out...they're great!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cropmainia Get-A-Way Layouts

I'm trusting everyones Thanksgiving was wonderful! Mine was...but as always, time off goes by too fast! A few weeks ago, I went to Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort in Cumberland, MD for a scrapbooking getaway with my mother-in-law and my husband's cousin, Connie. The retreat was sponsored by Cropmania and we had a fabulous time! While there, we took some pictures of the resort. Here's the interactive layout I made using a file folder for the title page...flip it up and the rest is inside.

Next is the layout of us goofing around in our room with our wine and such. We have been known to have a good time wherever we go...I'm posting the proof.
Last is the layout of us creating our pages while there. I didn't do as many as I had wanted, but I was happy with they quality of what I made. The talking, looking at everyone else's pages and shopping couldn't have had anything to do with it, could it?

Tomorrow, I'll add some of the layout pages I created while there. Ok, maybe I'll start with just one today. This was the very first one I made. My middle child, Shelby can always be found with her phone in her hand; it's a part of her I believe. When she gets a new text, I can tell by her response if it's from a girl or boy....hence the title I chose, "He texts me, he texts me not." From the "He loves me, he loves me not"...I'm sure you all got it, but I had to explain it to my hubby. lol


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy 96th Birthday Grammy!

A couple of days late getting this on here, but I'd like to say Happy 96th Birthday to my beautiful grandmother, Jennetta Albee! I scrapbooked a one of my favorite pictures of her when she was just 18 years old...such a bombshell. The other picture is one my Aunt Michelle sent of her on her birthday which was Nov. 5th. Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ok, now this is HILARIOUS!

While surfing blogs, I found this and thought it was so funny...laughter is such a great thing! I hope you all enjoy as much as I did! I think we all can relate some...yes?

Dear Tech Support:

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a slowdown in the overall performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, but installed undesirable programs such as NFL 5.0 and NBA 3.0. And now Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House Cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?


Dear Desperate:

First keep in mind; Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Try entering the command


and download Tears 6.2 to install Guilt 3.0. If all works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

But remember, overuse can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1. Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will create Snoring Loudly.wav files.

Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-Law 1.0 or reinstall another Boyfriend program. These are not supported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have a limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider additional software to improve memory and
performance. I personally recommend Hot Food 3.0 and Lingerie 6.9.

Good Luck,
Joyce at Tech Support

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Honoring Megan

Shelby said before every game, she's going to look to heaven and send ya a wink...she'll be playing for you baby girl.