Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Brodie-licious

If what's her name can be bootie-licious, then I figure Brodie can be Brodie-licious. In honor of her recent visit to the vet and very full and active recovery, I created a new layout! It has been a while since I did any scrapbooking, but I love how this turned out!! I got some Autumn Leaves clear stamps months ago at Walmart and finally opened them and got to use them!

Here is what I used:

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route

Cardstock: Doodlebug Bazzill, SU!

Stamps: Autumn Leaves Alpha and scrolls

Chipboard: (don't remember!!)

Ink: Versafine Black, Staz On Black

I love how the acrylic stamps worked with the versafine ink! I have not played with acrylic stamps much, and had heard about how hard they are to stamp using dye ink, so that will be my next project.


On a few side notes:

**Peter is back to work once again! He is up in Lake Placid, helping to rebuild the Lake Placid Lodge that burned a few years ago. When it re opens, they will be charging $2000.00 a night, plus an extra $500.00 for your dog...WHAT??? He is going between there and a big add-on at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Hopefully these two jobs will keep him working all winter!
**As many of you know, our family suffered a terrible tragedy back in May when Peter's cousin was murdered. I don't want to say a lot about it, it is not my place to do that here, but I wanted to share with you just how generous and giving our community has been in these past months. We got word last night that a golf fundraiser put together to help the family raised a "substantial" amount of money last weekend. The Gibson Brothers also put together a benefit concert with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund per the family's request. They too, were very successful! This has been a horrible few months, but the accused was just indicted by a grand jury, so that is some good news. It is so heartwarming to know that the community is being so generous and caring.
**My surgery was fine, and I am all recovered! Thanks for all the inquiries and well wishes.
**We said good bye to my nephew last night, he is leaving this week to go to heavy machinery school in Virginia. He was 4 when I met Peter, now he is all grown up! We had a nice picnic last night, and saw him one last time before he leaves. It was a great night, but sad for an auntie!!
Guess that is it for today. Thanks for visiting, and have a Blessed Wednesday. --Keri

6 comments:

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your layout! the photo is too precious! awesome stamps too!

Lisa Renéa said...

Oh my, can The Code Man get any cuter? And little princess Brodie is adorable.Great layout! My thoughts and prayers are always with your and the fam. You know yoru good at that alpha stampin', too. I can never do alphas! Glad your feeling better, too.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Yes, great layout! Love the title for your cute little squeek toy eater!! Glad she is ok....
Peace to your family as well... Sounds like you have an awesome community.

Sue McGettigan said...

What a lot of good news - glad to hear things are going well, and Brodie sure is Brodie-licious! :)

Donna Layton said...

The layout is darling. Love the circles and swirls.
I had no idea about Peter's cousin. It's horrifying. I'm so glad the community is helping. Reminds us that the overwhelming majority of people are good. Glad Peter is all booked up and that you're doing well.
Also glad that Brodie has bounced back! What a relief that must be!

Babsarella said...

Glad things are going much better for you. Great layout...Versafine is my favorite...just about the only ink I use.