Thursday, January 14, 2010

Remembering Omi...

Good morning...I am sure many of you have already read or heard the news, that Omi has gone to be with the Lord!! It is a sad time for all of us, but a time to rejoice and celebrate Grandma's life, and the fact that she is now in Heaven with our Lord and her loved ones who went on before her!! She passed away on Tuesday afternoon, and it has been my task to sort, scan, and burn photos for a DVD presentation at the services. I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you all.
In this first one, Grandma is the little girl. It is the youngest photo of her that I could find. It seems funny to see her as a little girl!
In this next photo, Grandma is standing on a porch with a dog. The back of the photo says that she is 16, and the dog's name is Rollie!
Photobucket Here is Naomi with her snowshoes...She looks pretty cute with that sassy hat!!
Here is Papa and Grandma. No name of this dog on the photo, but I believe this one is early on, also. Aren't they adorable??
I just want to take this time to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and condolences. They are all appreciated so very much. Please continue to pray for my family over these next few days!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Country Boys..

Here is my latest creation..It had been sitting around half done since last week- I finished it last night-my new printer came in handy!
The title is a line from a song--I *very often* use lines from songs, or even song titles, in my scrapbook layouts..when I heard this line from a song- I knew it described Pete and Cody well as this photo!
Unsure of the brand of paper-I know it came from Michael's. The chipboard "&" is SU! and the red letters are Grungeboard. Ribbon is SU!
Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Handcrafted Christmas...

We got the greatest surprise on Christmas morning! My younger brother made everyone some beautiful handcrafted gifts this year!
The first gift was this great towel/cloth drying rack to go by my kitchen sink. It is made out of hardwood, and protected with Tung oil against wetness! It is perfectly made, and I just love it! It is very simple and has beautiful lines. And above all else, useful!
Our second gift was this gorgeous handcrafted trinket box. It is made of reclaimed redwood, and reclaimed pallet wood. There are no nails or screws, and it was done completely with a table saw. Every single line, and angle matches up perfectly! The lid slides open and closed, and even has a feature on the end of the lid where it "locks" it into place. It is coated with protectant, and is so perfectly smooth and shiny! I just love it. I love both gifts, not only because they are beautiful, but because they came from the heart!
I think I may have my brother talked into making some stuff for me to put in my shop! I think the towel racks would be a good seller, as he can produce them quickly and they are very versatile-something everyone can use, and they would be a great gift for the hard to buy for person! I may also make up some dish cloths to include in a package deal.
SO--he is quite the talent, right? I am impressed, but I am also very biased! Totally cool!
Have a great day, and thanks for checking in!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Snow Buddy

Hello and Happy Monday!! I am so glad to be back to my normal (although chaotic) schedule! I do not do well on my own, with nothing to do. I function best on a schedule. Lord knows I have that with babies in the house!
I did manage to get another scrapbook page done yesterday amongst the bill paying and catching up on chores around the house. This will probably be the last Christmas/Snow related layout for a while, as I am so sick of winter right now!!
Most of the goodies in this layout are from Stampin Up. I think the green chipboard letters are from Walmart. Most of my supplies are quite a few years old, as I was a crazy buyer but not a crazy crafter for some time. Now I have quit buying for the most part, and want to start actually USING those supplies!?
This was a photo from last winter, one of the ones that didn't make the Christmas card cut for last year's card. It was really cute, though-and the black and white went well with this retired DSP Wintergreen from Stampin Up. The chipboard ring is covered with patternened paper, and lifted off the page a bit, with 3-d foam dots.
We are in the process today of getting *someone* to realize he doesn't have to be held while he sleeps...not a fun deal, but necessary in my case, with more than one baby.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Peace...Harley's Last Christmas...

A layout I completed yesterday of a pic of Harley from last Christmas. HER last Christmas, little did we know. She *loved* to lay out in Peter's trophy room under the tree, or just sit next to it and look out the door. She also hated to have her picture taken so every photo I have of her, was either taken while she was distracted by something else, or not paying attention to me! I tried to keep it simple-let the photo speak for itself.
Paper is K & Co., snowflakes are felt cut outs from SU! Letters are chipboard Buzz and Bloom, painted green.
Well, here we are, vacation is almost over! I have a few more decorations to take down, but I am really not feeling it today!! The chicken coop needs to be cleaned, too, but I am not feeling that, either. I am only feeling COLD right now!
Have a great day!