Friday, August 24, 2007


It's been a rainy week here, but the clouds finally broke today! So we finally got out and about to do our weekly errands. With so much rain I had lots of time to do some LO's. The two I"ll post tonight are the last 2 for this months challenges at Happy Scrapz. What size do you Lady's and Gents save in for uploading to the web? Like do you reduce size/quality or do you upload the original? or am i even making sense? LOL Please forgive me, I am new to all this blogging and sharing. I even took a chance on stepping out of my little hole by posting a LO over at Stone Accents Studio for there Heritage challenge for this month. I had everything going and was uploading my LO when all of a sudden I got an error on the page. It said it upload correctly but I can't find it at all over there. I looked around for some info about it over there but no luck. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it greatly. but for now I'll just stay in my little hole, I was second guessing myself about posting anywhere but here since I'm not real comfortable with my own skills at scrapping yet. I see so many beautiful LO's that put mine to shame, I only wish I could create like all those great designers and scrappers out there. Thank you all for all the wonderful Inspiration and for sharing your work with me.

Now on to the LO"s..

The surprise challenge

Journaling reads:

Our family emigrated here from Germany
And spent many years living around the New York area.
Once the Dakota Territories were opened for settlement we packed up and headed west to be amongst the first settlers here.
That original claim is still in our family. Although it has changed alot and had it’s ups and down through the years, it has always been a source of pride to me. I hope that when the day comes I will be granted the opportunity to carry on with the Family Farm and in keeping our pioneering heritage alive for the next generations to enjoy.

Around the edge:

My Great Grandfather Phillip the 4th passed away a few years before I was born but he has always been a great inspiration to me. He may not have been the original claim filer, (his great grandfather) Philip the 1st was. But it was his stubborn as a mule attitude with a heart of gold that turned that small farm into what it is today. It was ruff raising a family on a farm in the 1930’s and raising a daughter that had been inflected with polio at an early age. That daughter would later become my grandmother.


Feeling Wonderful Kit By JulieO at Stone Accents Studio

Fonts: Times New Roman and JI-Gabled

Font Challenge


Childs Drawing's kit by Ale Modolon Designs

Fonts: StarShineMF and times New Roman

Around the edge Journaling reads:

You love to performe for the camera so much so that you can be in the middle of a screaming fit and as soon as you see me get the camera you stop and start laying on the charm (or tears when necassary). Today your horse was your prop of choice. You love to make people laugh and the harder we laugh at you the harder you laugh!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Welcome to my new blog! It took awhile but I finally have it going now! Now much really going on here. The kids started back to school yesterday. It was so dark and rainy it was hard to get them motivated and out the door. And now I'm trying to work out a new schedule for the little one and I. But since the little one is napping I will share 2 LO's I did last night of the first day of school. Both of them ride the bus and refuse to let me come to school or the bus stop anymore to take pictures so all I was allowed (haha) to take was in our drive way and as they walked away. The bus stop is at the end of our street so they don't walk far.


Skool Dayz Kit by Jannidee of JanniScrap Designs

Font: Goobascript


Skool Dayz by Jannidee of JanniScrap Designs

Sloppy Grungy overlay (on the schedule) by ScrappyPony Designs

Pencil Alpha by

Font: JI-Gabled

These next two are two of my entries for the Happy Scrapz August Challenges.

Template Challenge


Crackel Finish Overlay By Designs by Lauren

Gold paper on the swirls From Scrapbook Flair 2007 St. Patricks Day Kit

Gold paper on the star by Becky Hansen

Dark Grunge Paper (BG) by Pillowgirl

Dark Blue Paper from American Beauty Kit by Kris Meyers

Fonts: Elegant & Freebooter Script

Grab Bag Challenge

flower and safty pin from Happy Scrapz Grab Bag

The Kit is one of my few attempts at creating.I call it "Warm N Fuzzy"

Font: dang I'm drawing a blank, I want to say it is Times New Roman all gussed up with bevels and embossing, but I'll look thru my notes and see if I can't turn it up.

But since you made it all the way throu this post I'll leave you with a preveiw of the kit I made. I liked it when I started it but the more I look at it the more I don't like it now, ummm