Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Clever, clever Christian Book Distributers.....

A few weeks ago I wasn't feeling well and was up in the middle of the night, laying in our spare room so I wouldn't keep my hubby up, when I got an email from the with a flyer for a massive sale. Well, I decided to click on over just to see what they had and when I did, I discovered that they had started selling ebooks.... and had several that were FREE! Well, I couldn't resist and downloaded like 10 free books... all book 1 in different series by various authors.

CBD, I don't know who thought up that strategy, but kudos to you. You officially got me hooked on like 4 of the series and I haven't even finished reading all of the ones I downloaded. Now I am going to have to go hunt up the rest of the books in the series to see what happens to them.

What do the Gators and my brother-in-law have in common?

Hah, you'll never guess, so I'll just tell you, my brother-in-law LOVES the color orange. As in would probably dress in orange from top to bottom each and every day if he thought he could get away with it. His love of orange is very great and so he really wanted it incorporated into his recent wedding with the blue and green colors that his bride wanted. They went very well together and the wedding was lovely, but let me tell you - it was NOT easy to find a patterned paper that incorporated all three of those colors for their wedding card. 

I could have gone the traditional route of white and black for the card, but I really wanted to make it personalized to their colors. I went through every paper pad I had and what do you know, I had a single sheet of 6x6 paper from an old Basic Gray PB&J paper pad given to me by my cousin that fit the bill. 

I also decided to use a cute stamp from an Inkadinkado valentines set, with two birdies kissing in a bird cage instead of using one of my more traditional wedding stamp sets. The sentiment was from a Hampton Arts clear stamp set I believe.  I used Bahama Breeze blue ink from Memento and used a paper trimmer and a rounded corner punch to cut out and layer the image and a small circle punch and scallop punch to cut out and layer the sentiment.

The plain card stock was just Michael's store brand, Recollections. The ribbon was from a variety pack from Hobby Lobby and the rhinestones were from a Studio G pack I got at Walmart (or possibly the dollar aisle at Michaels - they sell them in both places and I often purchase them from either place, depending on who has them in stock).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

And I am Done!

If you happen to be a friend of mine on Facebook, you probably know that I finally finished the scrapbooking project for my mom and few weeks ago. I gave them to her earlier this month and am so happy to be done with the project, especially now that I will be starting a new job in a week. I still want to do a process post, sharing how I organized everything and how I decided to separate the layouts into albums, but for now I thought I'd share a few more photos with you. Most of these layouts are pictures of my church family growing up.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

In Georgia

Good Morning All from the state of Georgia. I am here with my parents visiting my mom's life long best friend. She's known me my entire life and is like family. She is very, very sick and if you could hold her, her family and my parents up in prayers during this difficult time, I am sure that they would greatly appreciate it.

I'm sitting in the breakfast area of our hotel right now while my parents sleep and I thought I'd share some of the scrapbook pictures of the various weddings my family has been to over the years. For the most part, I used supplies that either matched or coordinated with the colors of each wedding. In the first set of wedding pictures, I was a miniature bride (my brother was the miniature groom).... Let me tell you, that barrette/ fake veil I was wearing was not cool. I almost got in trouble because I wouldn't stop tearing it out of my hair, lol. :)