Monday, September 29, 2008

My final challenge LO's!

I'm so bummed that the challenge is almost over! I think we might get one my tomorrow but if not I subbed to a ton of challenge blogs and I really hope I can do one every other day like we have been on Willow Traders.

Challenge #12 was to use as many photos as you could on a LO. With the help of some CD indexes I managed to get 25 on two pages. I failed in comparison to some of the ladies...they rocked this challenge!

Challenge #13 was Then & Now. I used photos of Cole & Kaylie in the same ExerSaucer and shamefully admit that Ludacris' Southern Hospitality was the inspiration for my journaling.

Left side reads: Hand me down onsies, Hand me down socks
Right side reads: Hand me down ExerSaucer, Hand me down blocks

Challenge #14 was to follow a sketch. This one needs something but I used what was in the kit and I could probably scrounge around for something else... Journaling reads: KNOW THIS Never a better Grandaddy will there ever be. Jack Marvin England

On an unrelated note, I have no idea why my photos end up so blurry when I post them here. They are perfectly clear when I look at them on my screen and when I post them other places. I wish I knew how to fix this but if you haven't figured it out already, you can click on the photo and it will open up a more clearly viewable copy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Leo #11 - Non scrap related inspiration

This award card:

Inspired this LO:

Journaling reads "I'm not sure a child could ever imagine the vast possibilities of what can happen when a father hijacks The Big Wheel. This is the left side to the Over the Edge LO previously posted.

My ever changing scrap room....

If I could ever get this finished I would be a happy girl. I never have enough places to put things and I feel like even when it's clean it is still a mess BUT I altered my left over daisy bucket tins (which FYI crackle paint doesn't seem to want to stick to those), hung my letters & few pics, altered a clothes pin, added some rub-ons to my IKEA tins, added some ribbon to my calendar and re-arranged some things. I've almost exhausted my bottle of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint. I ordered Antique Linen not knowing what I'd do and to my delight it matched the TAC Khamalat paper perfectly so I've put it on just about everything I've altered for the room. Still debating on labeling my baskets since their contents change depending on how much of something I have at that moment.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Leo #10 - on the edge

The challenge was to literally scrap on the edge. Fitting as my father lived his life on the edge until his body wouldn't allow it any longer. This is a photo taken of him being pulled along the beach behind the car on my big wheel....

The joys of insurance...

The good news is that the adjusters were very accommodating; the bad news is that of the estimate they came up with only 10% of the funds they allotted were for the roof. If we get three estimates, provide proof of higher estimates, etc. The dance begins.

In between the insanity of putting the upstairs back together I've managed to keep up with my WT challenges and finish my retreat swaps. This is what the late nights are netting me.

Challenge #8 was a few of my favorite things. I hate the design of the LO - it is not at all what I had in mind and I realize now I should have used wacky fun paper. I did find a really cool text box in the 07 office - you can see the top & bottom brackets on the chocolate rules...I think I'll be using that a lot. I'll probably rip apart the LO & re-do it later but for now it is what it is. Duncan's smile, our home and La Maison du Chocolate are a few of my favs:

Challenge #9 is Love....however you wish to represent it on your LO. I bought this paper when Moments in Time was still open - that has been at least a year. I'm really happy with the way it turned out but I ended up sitting here crying as I wrote the note to my mom that is now tucked inside the vellum envelope. I miss her all the time but especially now when I don't know what to do with this whole insurance thing. Thank God for Skype and that I can call her for pennies.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Two more challenges completed

Today was about a blah day. It rained all night last night - more rain than Ike produced and we experienced some more leaking but with buckets in place and not much wind to speak of we left it be. I certainly didn't want him on the slick roof. So, I spent the day soaking up more water since some of the towels dried out; they are asking people to conserve water so I'm holding off on any laundry not really knowing if that means our area or not. We never lost water and we're not on city water but I'd hate to be wrong and using it up. Duncan spent the day helping friends and family put back up their fences. Some of our friends are still without power; we'll see what tomorrow holds with regard to the office. My FIL is headed in to let us know the situation but I'm staying here to deal with the adjuster.

On to the layouts; nothing spectacular but I can't even think at this point let alone be overly creative. I slept most of the evening waiting for my migraine to pass.

You are my sunshine Kaylie Tyne I did this morning before the clean-up; challenge was to use your oldest paper. I used the yellow half of a Kit N Kaboodles kit from May 2004:

Challenge #7 completed just now was to use a punch and is the right side to an earlier challenge.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ike photos....

Tasha isn't down with being boarded up...

Pre Ike Sky

Chorniy cares not about Ike

D boarding up:

Sky to the Northwest:

Looking to the South East

Daybreak - through my roof :(

2nd daylight action:

Hard to see but lots of shingles gone & peak is missing a lil bit....down on the lower peak from this is the second section missinh. I didn't have the heart to ask D to take pics while he was up there LOL It started raining again so we were on borrowed time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Leo Challenge No. 5

I was really dreading the start of this album for some reason but now that I've started it I can't wait to work some more. I'm using an older BG line - fruit cake I think. I've made several projects from this paper pack and I'll be happy to have used it all. I didn't have any embellishments beyond the tags and alpha set that came with it so I'm having to improvise with what I have.

Looks like the office will be closed tomorrow due to the possibility of Ike so I may get to work on this a little tomorrow depending on if we have any prep work to do on the house. We picked up water & groceries this am on the way to work so we're prepared as much as we can be I suppose.

Everyone be safe!!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Two more challenges completed

Leo Challenge #3 - as I mentioned on WT I never thought I'd use this paper as I'm not in love with bright colors but the challenge was summer so I have to admit it came in handy. I forgot to punch the holes in my scallops....

Leo Challenge #4 - all scraps I picked up at Lisa's sale. I used stickles to highlight my embellishments (which thanks to the flash you cannot see) and A Dog's Life & Best Friend.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Willow Traders Challenge is ON!

The sweet girls at WT were kind enough to allow my late sign up so I quickly made up the first challenge and I was so inspired I completed the second.

The first LO is a little bit from a lot of places - a kit from Lisa S., a Scrapaholic kit, random ribbon & embellishments and a home decor rub on there in the top right corner.

2nd LO is nothing but CBX scraps & punched flowers; a few embellishments.

Cool site

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