Wednesday, November 30, 2005

OK, I'll admit it...

I sent my application to the Junkitz DT contest. I would really like to be on this DT!! Just love their stuff! Of course, I also entered the QK contest... love their stuff, too, as it is the only die cut machine I own... I would just like one manufacturer's DT to create for...

Anyway, I am posting my Junkitz DT application projects. Wish me lots of luck! I know there are hundreds of super talented artists competing for this one!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I am so grateful.... I am not a one hit wonder!! I just had a layout picked up for Scrapbook Answers magazine. It is for the "Beyond the Big Red Heart" feature, and will appear in the Feb/March issue. I was so impressed with their first issue. They have a very fresh approach to this industry, and they demonstrate lots of techniques. I am VERY excited to get this call!!!

Even nicer, my mentor on 2 peas challenged me to do this layout. So, thanks!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Fall flowers...

My daughter loves her flower garden. To our delight, it is still producing flowers! She loves to pick them and give them to her favorite people, including me!! I took this photo on my camera's macro setting.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

November DT work...

Just thought I would post my designs for this month for Scrapncircle. Our product sponsors were C & T publishing ( ), who provided us with these wonderful ready to alter board books, and Queen and Company ( ), who provided us with some of their pretty brads! They were both fun to work with!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

It's really fall!

My husband raked leaves this morning, just so Kendall could play in them!!! She had so much fun!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Sunset on the James

I'm cheating today. My dh actually took this photo last weekend while fishing with our older dd and his dad. I love his creativity with photography and wanted to show it off! His "filter" is actually his sunglasses! But what a pretty sunset, huh?

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Do babies fly?

Well, sort of. I was playing with Anna and had her on my lower legs while I was on my back, lifting her up and down. She was having a great time!! Then I thought, well, wouldn't this make a great photo? So, here are the results. I couldn't pick just one!! Of course, big sister had to get in on the fun!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Pretty girl...

Here's my POD!! I did a conversion, too, again. I'm hooked!! I need to try some of Tisha's other conversions, too.

Kendall, you are such an imaginative little girl. I love to watch you play outside. You have a great time, even if you are by yourself. You just love nature!

On to another subject: Today is a good day for Virginia. That's about all I have to say about politics!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Kitty cat...

We have 2 of these monster cats. They are brother and sister, long haired tabbies. They are HUGE and look like Maine Coon cats. This is a picture of Sapphire, our girl cat, by our sliding glass door in the morning sun (sunbathing!!). I used Tisha's conversion guide for the b&w again.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Just playing with B&W conversions...

I couldn't sleep. So, here I am, blogging... and I was thinking about this layout I want to do using this picture. But my conversion was terrible, so I decided to try the technique of my super fabulous friend Tisha, and this is the result!!! Sooooo much better! Thanks, Tisha! I guess this will double as my POD, but I may post another one later! (in case anyone was wondering, the one on top is the "new" conversion)!!!

****You can link to Tisha's blog to the right.... the instructions for the conversion are toward the bottom of her blog!!****

I love how Anna already admires Kendall!!! This was such a lucky shot, and so old it was taken with my (very) old digital.. an Olympus 1.3 megapixel!!!


We went to an old fashioned story telling last night at the Cultural Arts center in our area. We had a great time! They had these barrell fires so you could roast marshmallows and make smores. They had hot cider, too! Well, I couldn't resist taking a photo of the fire.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Fun at the park!

I took the kiddos to the park by our home yesterday. We had a blast!! Here's my favorite shot of the day!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Beauty and the Beach...

Here's my photo for the day of baby Anna, and I am also posting a picture from our recent beach trip, just because I love it!

I'm having some trouble taking good photos indoors with this camera!!!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Another silly photo...

Kendall, you crack me up!!! You are always coming up with funny "poses" and saying, "Mommy, I think you have to take a picture of me!!!"

This was her "pose" from yesterday. Silly girl!!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


OK, I am cheating today... I 'm really not feeling that well this afternoon, so I am posting a photo that I took the other weekend at the beach. My dd discovered these tree frogs hanging out on the balcony of the house we rented with our family.... cute little guys, aren't they? I see some BG skate shoppe for this layout....

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Photo of the Day

I joined a challenge over at 2 peas ( by Sagehen to take a photo every day this month. Here's mine for the day! The second is photoshopped a little, and the first one is manipulated lots!!! Thanks to my friend Tisha who gave me instructions on her blog for the technique!

I would like to take time to thank my parents for my new camera!! It was my dad's old one, but it is 4 megapixels and tons better than my old digital. I have a wonderful old Nikon F-9 film SLR, but I am totallly addicted to digital photography now! I still pine for a Canon 20D, or at least a Rebel!!!