Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autumn Memories

Here is this weeks sketch over at Let's Scrap.

I thought it was a perfect sketch for the pictures I had of my beautiful neice Beth and her family.  The pictures were taken in the fall of 2009. Here is my layout.

I was having some trouble trying to do this layout because the pictures had so much yellow in them but the only autumn type paper I had didn't. Then Brenda's from Let's Scrap posted a challenge to use glimmer mist on a layout.  It was just what I needed to pull it all together. I used 4 different glimmer mists, including yellow, to change the color of my cardstock and I also glimmer misted the flowers and leaves.  I love how it turned out.
Thank you for sharing your pictures with me Beth and I can't wait to see you and your beautiful family at the wedding in a couple of week's.
Happy Scrapping!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

In The Arms Of An Angel

Over at Let's Scrap they are having a special challenge for the month of September.  We were given a Julie Bonner sketch to use for a layout and have a chance at a great prize.  Here is Julie's sketch

Here is the layout I did for it. 

The pictures are engagement pictures of my Son and his fiance.  Three weeks from today Jason will marry the love of his life Amy. He has had a crush on her since he was 10, started dating her at age 13 and now they are 22. I thank God for bringing this sweet Angel into his life. She is truly beautiful inside and out.

As many of you know Jason was paralyzed in a car accident 2 years ago. I believe that it was Amy’s love that helped him to keep such a positive attitude about the tragic turn his life took. She not only has been with him every step of the way but she has also been there to help and support me. If I had, had a daughter I can only hope that she would have been as amazing and loving as this young lady is.

I came across a quote the other night written by Lao-Tzu that says
“To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”

In there case I believe this is very true.
I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Scrapping.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Received the One Lovely Blog Award

I got a wonderful surprize a couple of days ago. Ramona from me the One Lovely Blog Award.  Thank you so much Ramona, it meant a lot to me that you would pick my blog for the award.

You are to pick 15 blogs you follow that you think deserve this award.  I follow a lot of beautiful blogs and had quite a hard time picking. I tried and tried but just couldn't narrow it down to just 15 so you will see that there are 16 blogs listed.  Please take a moment to visit these wonderful ladies, I know you won't be sorry that you did.

I am awarding the One Lovely Blog Award to:
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Ana -
Anna -
Anna -
Beverly -
Brenda -
Chelsea -
Debby -
Denise -
Megan -
Michelle -
Roulien -
Sabrina -
Stacy -
Susan -
Tracey -

Sorry I haven't been around much this month.  Life continues to be quite busy for me.  I have done a fair amount of scrapping but just haven't had time to post any of it on here.  Its only a little over 3 weeks to my Son's wedding and still lots of things to help with.  Hopefully I will get a chance to come back soon and show off some of my layouts. 
Hope your having a great week and Happy Scrapping.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So Happy Together

     Life seems to have gotten very busy lately so I haven't had as much time to post anything here or to visit all the great blogs I follow.  This past weekend was a Labour Day weekend here in Canada.  I spent all day Friday with my son Jason, Saturday I went to a 50th birthday celebration for my brother Jim and Sunday I helped put on a shower for my future DIL Amy.  On Monday I had to get some laundry, dishes and other house work done that got ignored all weekend. So I havn't had a chance to do much scrapping. I think things should be fairly quiet for the next month or so until my Son Jason's wedding on October 16th.
     I did do a layout last week using Cheri's great sketch over at Let's Scrap.  It was another wonderful sketch and I had so much fun making the layout.
Here is her sketch

Here is my layout

     I do so many layouts about my Grandson Jacob I thought it was time I did one about his parents my Son Andrew and his beautiful girlfriend Katie.  The sketch worked perfectly for some pictures I had of them. I used the new Bo Bunny line Sophie and two different Martha Stewart Heart Punches.  I love how it turned out.
I hope you all have a fantastic week and hope to be back soon with another layout.