Monday, April 29, 2013

Just Playing Today

I made these 2 layouts today while trying to decide whether to start sewing a dress for one of my granddaughters or work on some artwork. The artwork won! I had these beautiful photos that just kept calling my name for the longest time so I decided to put them on some layouts. Both of the layouts are quite simple in design but oh so nice, don't you think?  I hope you like them.


This one was created with an old paper pack from Close To My Heart called Mayberry. I still had some of the gorgeous papers left and wanted to use them up. I kinda, sorta followed the sketch below to create my layout. I found it on Pinterest awhile ago. If you know me personally, you know I never copy something exactly as it is. I like to put my own spin on it. ;-)


This next layout was one I created on my own - no sketch involved. I used some scraps of the Dakota papers from Close To My Heart and a couple current stamp sets that I really like - D1543 Country Born & the set from the C1553 Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop kit. I also used the word 'Remember' from the B1421 Scrapbook Statements-Women stamp set on the pull-out journaling tag.


Okay, that's it for today. I hope to post the rest of the photos from the April Photo-A-Day challenge soon. I meant to post some a couple days ago and got side-tracked, which seems to happen to me a lot lately! Sorry! I promise to post them soon! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a good one!

~Carol





Thursday, April 18, 2013

Photo of the Day Challenge - Part 2

Here are the next several photos of this photo-a-day challenge featured over at The Memory Nest blog. I did miss one of the days as I totally forgot to take a photo of a sunset on the 14th. I was out-of-town and got busy. I know, no excuses, right? Well, I could cheat and find a photo of a sunset from a previous day, I suppose, but I really don't like to cheat. Cheating makes me feel guilty and I don't like that feeling at all. So without further ado, here are the photos I did take beginning with #11.

#11 Hat
From my son's Navy days

#12 Game
Some of our favorites
through the years


#13 Anything
The bench that sits on my front porch


Missed #14 - Sunset ;-(

#15 Money
Money's always nice!


#16 Flower
Pretty Daffodil
For some reason Blogger will not let me add the next photo so I am going to put it in another post. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a good one!

~Carol









Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello, Hello, Hello!

I'm baaaaaaaackkk!! Well, sort of! I've been thinking about this little ol' blog for the past few days and wondering if it's time to revive it. What do you think? I haven't posted anything here since last October as I just wasn't sure what I wanted to post since the yearly challenge I had created for myself ended. I think I have decided to do another photo-a-day type challenge again following a guide from another challenge blog that I just discovered and want to try to participate in - maybe not every day but at least on a regular basis. So anyway, here is one of the challenges from that blog.
I missed the very first day and didn't start taking photos till the second day so I will begin with #2 - book - which is a current one I'm reading. 

#3 Candy - If you know me, Reese's cups (or anything similar) are my favorite candy! 

#4 Reflection - yea that's me! ;-)

#5 Bird - this isn't the best photo but bluebirds are so pretty!

#6 Begins with 'A' - nothing finer than our American flag

#7 Pocketbook - well, how about pocketbooks? Here are some that my daughter left 
on the back of her bedroom door when she moved out a few years ago. I just borrow them from time to time. Why not, right?

#8 Outside - I know this is a photo of a bluebird again but it is taken outside so that counts, right?

#9 A picture in a picture 

And now for today's photo which brings me to all caught up - 
#10 Looking Down - Yep! Those are my shoes!

I may or may not get a chance to post for the next few days since I will be super-duper busy so if I don't, please be patient. I'll be back!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my return to this blog and I hope YOU will return soon! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

~Carol