Friday, June 30, 2006

As Featured Artist this month I got to play with the Design Team at Scraps n More.  The sponser this month is Hambly Screen Prints.  What an awesome assortment of paper to work with.  I think the pirate paper and the gold swirly paper were my favorites though.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Well I have to say that Madeline looks dreamy in this photo. Considering I took all these really cute photos of her.  This is one of the layouts I did for the Butternug Squash Creative Team.  Here's my posting with the layout, and thanks to Gina Miller for the Sketch.  I just love how it turned out.  I think I'm going to get this printed out for her mom and my SIL. 

I have all these great photos I took of Madeline and this great sketch from SBB Sketch Challenge. So I put this together using the kit "Conservatory 5 - The Pinks" By Christy Sturm at Butternug Squash. I ran VP on the photo using the "Dreamy" filter, changing it from softest to softer.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cool something new

I finaly figured out how to direct link my blog and photobucket.  I'm rock'n and roll'n now!
This photo is a crop of a picture I took from a distance. Phil and Francis were going down to the beach to put their feet in the water and I stayed with Bryce in the car since he fell asleep. This one didn't have a negative because it was taken on one of those Advantix cameras. Since it was for panoramic shots the crop is not a very good one. I ran it through VP using the landscape filter. I used the kit Seaside Vacation by Christy Sturm at Butternug Squash.

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This is a picture of Steven and Rowan. You can see Rowans ears there. I’m not sure what Steven was offering Rowan but it sure caught his attention. I used the freebie Cheery Paper Set and Jellie Freebies from Vera Lim for this layout. I created the stitches myself.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

What American Cities Best fit your?

I guess I'm not too far off the track. Number one on the list shows why I'm a Hawaiian gal at heart. Born and raised. LOL! Second not quite on the mark but close I am in Washington.
American Cities That Best Fit You::
80% Honolulu
75% Seattle
65% Austin
65% Denver
60% Miami

Doin' the Fly Lady Thing!

Yep, my house is officialy a disaster. Well maybe not quite that bad, but bad enough. I'm taking advantage of the 100 degree weather we're going to be having and just holing up in the a/c and cleaning house. That should make my mom happy to read this. IF she ever does. LOL! I'm going to go through the Fly Lady list and try to do as much as possible. I figure I'd take a little break and sit a the computer for a few minutes. I now have 3 kids upstairs playing and soon it will be more like 5 or 6. YIKES! I hope the living room ceiling doesn't cave in from all the jumping around. LOL! Breaks over and it's back to the. UH OH! I hear crying. Gotta GO!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Will it never end?

I'm still not done scanning. Just taking a break to get some scrap pages done. I did a few more for Christy and I'm working on some paper scrap pages for Scraps n More. I'm really loving the quality of the photos coming off of the negatives I've scanned. It just takes sooooo lonnnng to do each photo. I swear the process for each photo takes about 30 minutes for each one. figure a strip has 4 to 5 photos that's 2 to 2 1/2 hours for just one strip. a roll of film takes almost a day. But that quality makes it so worth it. I'm so glad I held out for the scanner that I did get. Got to start saving up those GC again for more Photography Equiptment! First though Phil needs a wireless microphone system for the camcorder.

Yesterday we went to my SIL for a bar-b-que. It was great. I took a picture of the wall in her backyard. She painted it and put up plant hangers for hanging plants and some old window frames. It looks so good! Looks like something from oldworld Italy or something.
Of course you need to put the door in it's place and the wall will be finshed. Anyways we had totally FLAME BROILED burgers LOL! and blackened hotdogs. It was great! After wards we let off some fountains for the kids. Since my niece won't be in town and my SIL will have to work on the Fourth of July. I'll get those pictures resized and posted later.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Scan, scan, scan...

I can tell you what I'm going to be doing for the next week or two. Scanning negatives into the computer so I can do layouts. I finaly got that negative scanner that I wanted. Phils work has been giving him gift certificates for bonuses. I wish it were cash but I guess I will just have to live with what I can get from LOL! (I need to get some smilies loaded for this blog) Now I just need to figure out what I want to scan first and scrap. I know what the next few kits from Christy will be so that gives me something to work with and plan ahead. Maybe! You know how I can go off on a tangent and forget where I was going. (I think those are senior moments I'm not sure.) I need to dig up more of my Hawaii photos, those will be just perfect. *sigh*

On another note summer vacation here has finaly started for the public school kids so Francis has more temptation to go off and play. I still want to make sure he does some studying during the summer though. I think I will make a morning list for him so he can get certain things done and over with then he can go play. I'll try that for a week or two and see if it survives. His CAT scores were way high, but I wouldn't want to get to comfortable and go backwards in his studies. There has to be a way to work some science and history in this summer after all those are the fun subjects right? If anyone has ideas don't be afraid to sling them my way. I'm open for any suggestions.

Back to the scanning and scrapping. Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Scrapped The Movie

I was wondering were this link went to. If you haven't seen this check it out.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Site Update!

I actually pulled it off! I re-designed my site with 3 columns. Thanks to Thur's Templets. It took me a few days of messing with it but I got it. He even has really good directions on how to make changes when putting your blog together. Of course all those days in high school punching in code helped too. Never thought I would remeber some of that stuff after all these decades. LOL! Let me know what you think and if there is a better slide viewer around.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Just A Warning!

If the blog disappears it's because I'm going to mess with it and try to add a column on the left side. And who knows what else. If my ability to type is any show of how well it will go I have a feeling I'll be bald by the time I figure it out. So don't worry I'll be back. I also made a blinkie for the co-op so if your in the co-op your welcome to use it.If your not part of the co-op but homeschool, or are in a state that we are not in I am working on a generic blinkie for homeschoolers.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Busy, busy, busy...

This week has started out busy already. Now that summer has started WATCH had a "Pit Stop" for us homeschoolers. We got to listen to and meet some great homeschool icons that was really encourging. I was considering going back to the unit studies way of homeschooling and I am really feeling that it is the right choice. Seems every where I turn God is putting signs in front of me telling me so.

I also got my first assignment as a Creative Team Memeber. It is such a gorgeous kit! Called "Conservatory 1-The Reds". It will go live on Friday and if you have ever taken a vacation some where tropical this kit is for those photos. I immediatly thought of Hawaii (where I am from) when I saw this kit. I even did 2 layouts with it using some photos taken when I went to visit my mom.

Then Christy sent me a second kit. Boy is she fast! So I threw this layout together since I was playing with the filters in Photoshop and got this painted look to some photos I took at Fort Stevens last year during the Civil War Re-enactment. This kit is called "Conservatory 2-The Purples" This kit will also be live on Friday at Get it then since it will be at a special price for Friday and Friday only.

Monday, June 12, 2006

I Did It!

I made it on the Creative Team at Butternug Squash Designs! I'm so excited! I hope I can do this and live up to expectations. Time to take the camera out and start snapping lots and lots of photos. Also Christy the BSD site owner has changed to her own domain so you can find the shop at Check out all her kits. I just love them and all the textures. Best of all she loves getting requests for kits. Keeps her creative juices going. Thanks for reading, and to start you off heres a layout I did last night of Bryce sleeping after a really long day. I call this on Mr. Popular.