Saturday, January 30, 2010


We got about 4 inches of snow on our street - fluffy stuff, not the hard frozen stuff. You could push the shovel off with one hand. what my neighbor did and use a push broom!

Time to bake today! Didn't want to go out anyway. Frank and I had planned ahead and had everything we needed to bake these yummy ginger snap sandwich cookies!!

The filling is made with cream cheese , powdered sugar and a little orange juice...sweet!

And, of course, I had to take Adam Luther out to play in the snow. It was pretty deep for him!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010


What's new is that I've begun the job hunting process. I'm looking for a part time job and have already filled out several applications to local retail stores. What's with these on-line applications? I like handing my application in by hand so much better!!

So, in the mean time, I'm trying to keep busy with making new layouts.

This is my husband, Frank. Can't you see the same face?? Over the winter break, Steph decided to scan boxes and boxes of slides into the computer. THANK YOU, Steph!! Some are not in very good condition but others are perfect. I was able to do a little editing on some.

These next 2 are birthday cards that I made for 2 January birthdays.

OK, so, a year ago I found some wrestling papers & embellishments at the CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) here in Louisville. I bought them for my sister because her son, David, was a star on his high school team. Well, she said she didn't have time so I took them with the photos and have finally gotten around to scrapping them. These next 2 layouts are the results.

Back in 2008, Steph, my sister and I went on a cruise. I did a journal of the adventure but I never really scrapped layouts. These are the first two. We were at Half Moon Cay near the Bahamas (I think) and Micky just had the best time....relaxing.
This one was on a boat riding to a stingray excursion.

This is my latest layout for These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Challenge Blog. The challenge was to scrap your favorite fragrance.

I skipped 2008 but finally got around to doing a year-in-review layout for 2009.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Layouts

One of my favorite challenge blogs, These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, has a different kind of challenge this month. We are to chose the one favorite layout that we did in 2009. I've done quite a lot of layouts but when I reviewed all of them, I came up with this one. It was originally done for Scrap The Music but I'm submitting it for January's TTAFOMFT challenge.

It hits home. I was being brutally honest with myself (probably could have been even more honest, though).
I was also proud of the techniques I used in this layout.

The journaling reads:

"I am overweight. Have been for a very long time. Can't blame it on babies any longer. They are 24 and 25 years old.

I am fat. The doctor said I was obese. Even that didn't sink in.

I see it when I see myself in photos. I don't see it day to day. I definitely aint feeling what I see.

That's the problem. If I can just feel fat, then maybe I'd be able to stick with the program and lose this *!#?@ fat!"

On another note, This next layout was done for the last TAAFOMFT challenge..."your favorite car". I really loved doing this one and actually was one of the challenge winners.
Journaling reads:

"All I want to do is to drive one...just once. I've been in love with vintage 'Vettes for many years. Don't think I want to own one; just take it for a test drive. This is definitely on my bucket list!"

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