Digital Scrapbooking en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:26:51 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 AAM - Bucket List - Jan 12 <a href=";title=aam-bucket-list-jan-12&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20150115_BucketList.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20150115_BucketList.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: I probably could have created a list of over 50 things for my bucket list if I put down all the travel and home improvements that I want to do. LOL!! :) I tried to keep it reasonable though. Those things that are close, that I'm going to do this year or within the next couple years. And, a few that are wishes that I'd like to do. One of these days I'm going to write down all those things on my bucket list. Even the things I know I'll never get to but sure sound cool to try. Supplies: [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_Antibes KPertiet_AntibesAddon KPertiet_AntibesSolids KPertiet_Antibes_3x4PrintableJournalers KPertiet_Antibes_Kit (Butterfly, Buttons, Ephemera, FileTabs, Flowers, Labels) KPertiet_Antibes_PaintedClusters KPertiet_ClusteredLayeredTNo7 KPertiet_TexturedCardstockCape TFL!!<br /><br />5 comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:50:51 +0000 AAM - Bucket List <a href=";title=aam-bucket-list&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="11_bucket_list_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="11_bucket_list_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mungerre<br /><br />Description}: What a fun challenge :) I didn't have a bucket list already - so it took a bit to think of what it would be. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Atlantic Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pebbled Ledger Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Written Words: Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Doodle Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Kerava Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Have a home worthy of being featured in a magazine or maybe just keep the kid's toys picked up all of the time. Live off of the grid on a fully sustainable homestead or maybe just have a small windmill or solar panels with a kitchen garden. Become a world Reknowned artist or maybe just make personalized artwork for my home, family and friends. Write a best selling novel or maybe just document my family's stories through scrapbooks. Run a marathon or maybe just get back into shape.<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:24:19 +0000 AAM_Check it Out <a href=";title=aam-check-it-out&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="BucketListOrNot.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BucketListOrNot.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There's a new [url=][b]AAM (All about me) challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. Hope you'll take a look and join us in some fun. :O) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dating 2015 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 28[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] WebInspiration LT 052314 [u][b][url=]Brielle Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mapped Paper Pieces: Transport No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Trees Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Bursts Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Geometric Hints Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Merry Hipmas Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:16:48 +0000 Bucket List <a href=";title=bucket-list&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="image127.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image127.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KimR+<br /><br />Description}: Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the new AAM Challenge Kelly came up with! **COMING SOON** Krafted Cardstocks No 1 Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Office Brushes and Stamps Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Aged Alphabet Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Labeled: Love[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cardstock Tabs No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Color Study Clusters: Yellow[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Crowning Affair: Vibrant Add-on Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Bits Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mixed Stamped Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pattern Mix: Happy Boy Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Powder Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Moroccan Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Patterned: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]To the Sea Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Words + Pictures: Love Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:31:21 +0000 Christmas memory. <a href=";title=christmas-memory&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="14_dec_christmasmemory_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="14_dec_christmasmemory_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Aino<br /><br />Description}: One of those memories that make my heart warm. ~ Designer Digitals ~ [u][b][url=]Anyday December Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Min Jul Add on [u][b][url=]December Woods: Painted Collages[/url][/b][/u] ~!Thanks for looking!~<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:33:46 +0000 » how it was... how it is « <a href=";title=bb-how-it-was-how-it-is-ab&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="1412-scb-old-vs-current-xmas1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1412-scb-old-vs-current-xmas1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Sweet Christmas memories on the [url=][b][u]DD blog[/b][/u][/url] today! Ah, yes... memories of Christmases past... with a birthday right before Christmas, I always made sure Shannon's special day wasn't spoiled by Christmas festivities! Which made for many crazed, last-minute decorating! [u]JOURNALING[/U] HOW IT WAS... HOW IT IS... DECEMBER... Shannon’s birthday on the 14th and Christmas 11 days later. I never wanted the excitement of Christmas to overshadow her special day, so I made the rule: No Christmas decor until after her birthday or birthday party, whichever came later. (I did bend to pressure and allow outside lights to be hung after Thanksgiving, but nothing else! Ha.) I remember scheduling parties around school break and soccer tournaments, so some years it was way early and some years it was really close to Christmas--the top photo was taken on December 19th! Yikes! Boy, did we scramble to get Christmas set up after the party girls left! But, that’s how it was. And, then one day... I can’t remember when... you wanted the tree decorated and all the Christmas decor to be set up over Thanksgiving weekend. Yes... [I]before[/I] your birthday. And so, that’s how it is. (And I have to admit, it’s nice not freaking out on December 19th! *smiley*) [u]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Hello December Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (charcoal gray background paper, teal photo mat) [u][b][url=]Arrowed Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (wordart with arrows; I extracted an arrow to accent the journaling) [u][b][url=]Jingle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (candy cane) [B]STUDIO DOUBLE-D[/B] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 18[/url][/b][/u] (ribbon bow) [b]CATHY ZIELSKE[/B] [u][b][url=]Six by Eights No. 01 Layered Template Set[/url][/b][/u] (photo template) [b]LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]Andersen Cards, Tags and Printables[/url][/b][/u] (pocket &quot;how it was&quot; card, &quot;december&quot; tag, blank tag... I added &quot;how it is&quot; text) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />14 comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:27:22 +0000 AAM Challenge - Holiday Tradition <a href=";title=aam-challenge-holiday-tradition&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_-_December_Tradtion.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_-_December_Tradtion.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: blkcow<br /><br />Description}: AAM - Holiday Traditions &amp; Memories Journaling reads: As a child it was tradition to watch Amahl and the Night Visitors on TV during the Christmas Holidays. We all knew the words by heart and my older brothers used to tease me by singing....”This is my Box, This is my Box, I never travel without my box....In the first drawer I have magic stones, In the second drawer I keep a strand of beads and in the third drawer I keep.......LICORICE! I would squeal with delight. I was 6 years old when this photo was taken and had just received the Patty Play Pal for Christmas from Santa Claus. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanique Noel Blends[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanique Noel Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Foliage Tags Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 03[/url][/b][/u] December Word Sampler Transfer Loosely Labeled No 10 {Coming Soon} Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Scrap Express Minimals[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:44:37 +0000 AAM - Keep Calm - Nov 17 <a href=";title=aam-keep-calm-nov-17&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20141117_01_KeepCalmAndContinueScrapping.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20141117_01_KeepCalmAndContinueScrapping.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: Okay... that challenge was just plain fun! I'm going to print that one out and put it in my office. Supplies: [b]Ali Edwards[/b] AEdwards_AmazingBadges (TodayHelloLifeHelloToday) [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_BasicTagsNo3 KPertiet_BeMineTonalStripes KPertiet_ButtonedUpHoliday KPertiet_ClassicCardstockBeMine KPertiet_CleanStitchedBordersBrownNo1 KPertiet_DayOutBONUS KPertiet_Finley_Scatterings KPertiet_FlairMinisNo2 KPertiet_NotebookNo5 KPertiet_PageBlendsNo3 KPertiet_RoyalClusters KPertiet_SpotDotsCitrusBerry KPertiet_Watchet_Kit (BerryBranch) KPertiet_WireRimmedCharmsNo1 (star) KPertiet_WoodVeneerStarsNo1 Font for Keep Calm and Continue Scrapping KEEP CALM (original Medium) Version 1.2 by Keith Bates - K-Type © 2011 - - TFL!!<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:59:45 +0000 Keep calm and exercise <a href=";title=keep-calm-and-exercise&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_challenge_for_Kelly_November_2014_721.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_challenge_for_Kelly_November_2014_721.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Kelly's got a new All About Me (AAM) challenge on the [b][u][url=] blog[/url][/b][/u]! Head on over and join in the fun! Kelly's gave me the nudge I need to give myself a good talking to! Thanks for the challenge Kelly! Lately I’ve been getting a little stressed about my level of fitness and more so, the extra pounds that are creeping back on. My clothes are feeling less comfortable and I’m craving so much sweet stuff. Constantly. I have the devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. I know my level of fitness is nowhere near where it was in February 2013 when I felt the best I’ve felt in years. And the figure showing on the scale is leaning more and more to the right of where it was way back then. So I need to listen up. And listen well. Enough of the excuses. I know the ones. Getting home from work at 6.15pm and considering it ‘too late’ to exercise. Thinking I’m too tired but then I still don‘t get into bed at a reasonable time. Thinking I’ve had a lousy day when most days aren’t that lousy, it’s just that I’d rather be doing other things. Thinking I’ll exercise tomorrow - and then I don’t. Thinking I just can’t be bothered. And when I make an excuse, I merely waste the time I would have spent exercising doing nothing particularly productive. I know if I’m exercising I feel a whole lot better. So I’m disappointed in myself. I’ve struggled to get back ‘in the zone’. But I will get back on track. I have to. I need to get back to the balance. To the exercise and healthy eating balance. Including drinking more water. And I mustn’t think the Christmas season is a reason not to exercise and eat healthily. It’s about moderation. And the fact that I feel so much better when I have this balance. I can do this. I will do this. STARTING TODAY. All Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet Challenge Freebie [u][b][url=]December Woods Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Textures No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Alphabet No. 20[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Training Handrawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking!<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:59:05 +0000 Gratitude <a href=";title=gratitude&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="gratitude10.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="gratitude10.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Melissa Hill<br /><br />Description}: I was inspired by the AAM challenge on the blog to make an inspirational poster! I really liked this quote I stumbled upon on Pinterest. Perfect reminder! Curated Studio Mix No. 18 **coming soon** Layerworks No. 502 **coming soon** Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Hello December Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]All White Now Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:47:30 +0000 The Best (AAM challenge) <a href=";title=the-best-aam-challenge&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="2014-11-16-TheBest1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014-11-16-TheBest1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: anke<br /><br />Description}: When I heard about Kelly's challenge, I immediately remembered the photo a friend of mine just posted on FB a few days ago. It shows me with three friends during my karate years. Perfect :) Check out the new challenge on the [b][url=]blog[/url][/b] K. Pertiet [u][b][url=]Best Adventure Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (altered) [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Spring No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jaspia Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cut Ups: Sportsmanship[/url][/b][/u] Karate images: Karate chop font<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:11:44 +0000 Keep Calm <a href=";title=keep-calm&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_KeepCalm.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_KeepCalm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There's a new [url=][b]AAM challenge on the blog[/url][/b]. Hope you're motivated by the challenge. ;O) Dad loved that he had created such a large family for himself and he loved it when we all got together. If you suggested that he do something specific, he would often say, “I’ll have one of my people do it.” Then he’d grin and usually one of the grandkids would jump up and down with their hand in the air saying, “I’ll do it, Nonno!” I can hear my dad’s response very clearly in my mind these days... and in my heart. The holidays are always a bit stressful for me, and I know it’s my own fault most of the time. But,this year I might just follow his lead. I wonder how many of my men will jump up and down? Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Overlays No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 43[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Old Ledger Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frame Hangers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Winter Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Krafty Woods Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:15:45 +0000 Fine, Fine, Fine <a href=";title=fine-2c-fine-2c-fine&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_Fine.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_Fine.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: I love the theme that Pam chose for this month's [url=][b]AAM Challenge[/url][/b]. I didn't have to think very long about what song I would use. Hand In My Pocket has always made me feel like I have nothing to worry about. Although not all the specifics apply to me personally, I've always felt a connection with this song. Thanks for the inspiration, Pam. :O) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Multimedia Dots No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hello Autumn Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 39[/url][/b][/u] (bits and pieces) [u][b][url=]Textured Photo Masks No. 01C[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Grunge Source: [u][b][url=]Sylt Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:31:08 +0000 AAM - What You Give Away <a href=";title=aam-what-you-give-away&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_-_Lyrics_What_You_Give_Away_upload.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_-_Lyrics_What_You_Give_Away_upload.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jcaruth910<br /><br />Description}: It took my a while to figure out what song I wanted to use for this challenge, and then, yesterday it came to me. Thanks for the challenge, Pam. We have a family here in Tucson who lost three of their four children, over about a 15 year period to Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. Annually, there was a benefit to raise money for research to find a cure for this devastating disease. Amy Grant performed frequently at this benefit, but one year, Vince Gill took her place. At the end of the night, he sang this song. I am grateful every day for the health of my children, and for the blessed life that I live. This song is a reminder of how important it is to be thankful for what you have and pay it forward. You can’t take it with you. Lyrics: You read the business page, see how you did today Life's just passed you by You live up on the hill, you've got a view that kills And never wonder why After you've counted everything you've saved Do you ever hit your knees and pray? You know there's gonna be a judgment day So what will you say? No matter what you make All that you can take Is what you give away What you give away There's people on the street, ain't got enough to eat And you just shake your head The measure of a man is one who lends a hand That's what my father said After you've counted everything you've saved Do you ever hit your knees and pray? You know there's gonna be a judgment day So what will you say? No matter what you make All that you can take Is what you give away You know it's not too late It's all for Heaven's sake What you give away Credits: Lynn Grieveson' [u][b][url=]Life in Pictures No. 02 Template Album[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Distressed lines and Word Art Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metsa Painted Accents[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Roughed Up Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking!<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:41:04 +0000 AAM: Anthem <a href=";title=aam-3a-anthem&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAMsongweb2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAMsongweb2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: rache77<br /><br />Description}: I love U2 and their song &quot;All that You Can't Leave Behind&quot; speaks to me like no other..In fact I was humming the song while doing the page! :-) Credits: Almost Spring Kit Finley Kit Creswell Element Pack Autumnal Artistry Brushes and Stamps Cold Spring Brushes and Stamps Blendable Layers No. 4 and 5 Blendable Layered Template No. 3 Letterbox Essentilas No. 1 Thanks for taking a peek!<br /><br />6 comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:06:32 +0000 It's My Life <a href=";title=it-27s-my-life&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="It_s_My_Life.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="It_s_My_Life.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: blkcow<br /><br />Description}: This song by Bon Jovi, has got to be my favorite song of all anthem. It simply speaks to me. When on the treadmill and I am dog tired and ready to quit…. this song will give me a second wind and I am able to keep going. The rhythm and the words are fantastic. We aren't going to live forever and need to remember to live while we are alive! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Spice Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flare Sprays Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Forest Blends[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Chevrons Harvest Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Apple Cider Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Old Ledger Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Story Guide No. 06a Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders: Fall No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Malabar Kit[/url][/b][/u] Title Alphabet Thanks for looking<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:13:42 +0000 AAM - Happy <a href=";title=aam-happy&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="image119.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image119.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KimR+<br /><br />Description}: Check out the blog for the fun new AAM challenge! Thank you Pam for the challenge! **NEW** [u][b][url=]Mango Skies Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Heart Happy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Botanical: Cerrel Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fringe Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Musical Epoxies No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Silver Glitter Splatters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 26[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:18:48 +0000 AAM - You're the best thing (Paul Weller/Style Council) <a href=";title=aam-you-27re-the-best-thing-paul-weller-2fstyle-council&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Paul_Weller_-_AAM_Challenge_72.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Paul_Weller_-_AAM_Challenge_72.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Pam's got a new AAM Challenge over on the [b][u][url=] blog [/url][/b][/u]! Pam's challenge inspired me to finally get Paul Weller of The Style Council and my love for his song 'You're the Best Thing' into my AAM book. Oh, OK, and my love for him too, if I'm honest! This is my first real 'artsy' page I've done from scratch and I really like the way it turned out :) Thanks for the challenge Pam! All Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Tropics Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Roughed Up Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Patterned Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Photo Masks No. 01A[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Woodgrain Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] - listen to the music ticket [u][b][url=]Stamped Stitches No. 13 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Stitched Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Grunge Source [u][b][url=]Springerly Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double-D [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 063[/url][/b][/u] - music epoxy Photo from the internet - *swoon*! Thanks for looking!<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:11:01 +0000 AAM - The Sunscreen Song <a href=";title=aam-the-sunscreen-song&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Sunscreen_song_-_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Sunscreen_song_-_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: carollee<br /><br />Description}: Perhaps not an anthem as such, but this song had a profound effect on me, probably why I live so positively. I remember when Baz Luhrmann first released Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) … which was known widely as “The Sunscreen Song” I played it over and over and over again. It resonated so much with me, such wise words. If you’re not familiar with it, You Tube or iTune it, and listen. It was originally an article written by journalist Mary Schmich. Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Sunshine Ahead Kit[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbled Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sunshine Melts Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Sunglasses from the internet Fonts: Franklin Gothic Demi Condensed and CAC One Seventy<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:28:11 +0000 IF: Pray ~ Stepping out of my comfort zone <a href=";title=if-3a-pray-7e-stepping-out-of-my-comfort-zone&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="if_pray.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="if_pray.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: bessysue581<br /><br />Description}: I have been wanting to make a page for this challenge ever since I saw it, as I feel the last 4 years of my life have been a pretty non-stop journey of venturing out of my comfort zone! Earlier this week I was part of leading a prayer gathering where thousands of women gathered all across the world to pray and ask God to be mightily used to make a difference in our unique places. I am a GIANT introvert and am not a fan of talking in front of people, much less PRAYING in front of them, but nevertheless, felt called to be a part of leading this in our community. 28 women gathered from 10 different churches in our area and it was an awesome night. Definitely out of my comfort zone, but definitely worth it! The words on the chalkboard background is my prayer that I led that evening. TFL! Supplies: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack No. 02: Bone[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corby Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:34:17 +0000 Out of My Comfort Zone <a href=";title=out-of-my-comfort-zone&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="TexturedCanvasNeutrals.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="TexturedCanvasNeutrals.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: MaggieMae<br /><br />Description}: My first AAM challenge (I think so anyway!). Journaling reads: It didn’t used to be hard to race down rocky cliffs to the ocean, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do adventurous things without fear and pain. Arthritis has taken its toll along with a broken bone and rickety knees and hips. My comfort zone now is to stand alone and watch others scramble over hills and rocks. But this one time, thinking that no one was around to watch my slow progress, I began the climb down. I made it. My little dogs made it. Maybe I can do it again. Thanks to my husband for capturing this small victory. Credits: [u][b][url=]Attic Treasures Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [u][b][url=]Flourishing Edges Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sea Salt No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Canvas: Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] TFL!<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:43:49 +0000 Really? <a href=";title=really-3f&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="image105.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image105.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KimR+<br /><br />Description}: There's a new AMM challenge up on the blog! Hope you get the chance to play along! Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches No. 07 Super Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Polka Dot Ribbons No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, Creme and Red Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bursting Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chandra Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clock Parts No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Foliage Tags Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Redwork Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Redwork Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Red, Black and Creme Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Silver Glitter Splatters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Moroccan Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Christmas Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:37:18 +0000 Comfort Zone <a href=";title=comfort-zone&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="ComfortZone1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ComfortZone1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There is a new [url=][b]All About Me Challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. Hope you'll play along. :O) A friend works at a middle school an hour away and asked if I’d help out with a project she was doing. The kids were going to build a box city on the property of the school and stay there until midnight. This was an exercise that dealt with homelessness. Karen wanted me to give a presentation on the subject. Well, working with these people for so many years, I knew enough and could research any specifics that I needed for our area and figured I could do it . . . but, oh I really wanted to say, “I would love to, but . . . ” So, although I could have turned her down, she was my friend, so I said, “yes” and figured I'd deal with the nerves later. I had never spoken to a large group of people before and there was a reason for that . . . it was a large group of people! This was going to be worse . . . it was a large group of middle-schoolers! Ack. I wrote note card after note card and practiced until I had it practically memorized. Then I practiced out loud to the traffic as I drove the hour to the school. I was soooooo out of my comfort zone. When I got there, I got to know the kids by taking pictures of their progress with the city. They were loving it and loving that I was taking pictures . . . (middleschoolers, remember?) I had no idea, but this was exactly what needed to be done in order to have the whole speech thing work out. From the very beginning, the kids were very attentive, and I think it was because they felt they knew me. At the end they asked questions and then some of them actually came up and told me stories that related to my presentation. I was still shaking a bit, but by the time I was back in my car I felt nothing but pride. I did it. I never would have thought that I could. Something I had been afraid of all my life and I concoured it . . . with a little help from my friend. (Not saying I want to do it again any time soon . . . Ha!) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Brielle Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Botanicals Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 46[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Steam Friends Kit[/url][/b][/u] Font: CK Becky<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:22:15 +0000 All About Me Book Cover <a href=";title=all-about-me-book-cover&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="all_about_me_front_cover.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="all_about_me_front_cover.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Dawneephay<br /><br />Description}: I am finally getting ready to order an &quot;AAM&quot; book. This is the front of the book! tfl. credits: chalkboard alpha by Katie<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:45:39 +0000 AAM_Didn't Know <a href=";title=aam-didn-27t-know&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_windfarm.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_windfarm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for the [url=][b]challenge[/url][/b], Pam. I'm late to the game, but I found myself messing with the journaling on this one forever! There really is no way for me to describe it. I had no idea that I could love a man-made structure so much. That's not me. There's nothing sentimental about it, nothing that fits with my usual love of color or texture . . . I just LOVE these things. I want to take pictures of them any time I see them. One day I'm going to find a way to stand right up next to one and have my picture taken with it. Call me crazy . . . ;) Journaling: I find that I’m most impressed with things that are on a scale that is not the norm. The first time I visited the Lincoln memorial I was so impressed, but it was not for reasons that I expected. I was impressed with the sheer size of the thing. I couldn’t quit looking at it. On our first trip out west we stopped at the Badlands of SD. Once again, very impressive. Mount Rushmore was nice, but standing right in the heart of the Badlands, there is a different feeling. Like we are quite small in a big world. From then on it was my answer to the question, “What’s your favorite place to visit?” When I travel on the road these days, one of my most favorite sights is the large wind farms. I knew these farms existed, but had no idea the effect they would have on me when I actually saw one. They seem to go on for miles and the large farm itself looks so small tucked into the middle of these huge turbines.They are massive and I have to make myself keep my eyes on the road if I pass a truck hauling one of the huge blades. There is no way for me to describe my “excitement” when seeing one of these. It seems silly even to me, but I can’t help it if I find these massive pinwheels exhilerating. Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Sky Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunging Canvas Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Almost There Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:09:40 +0000 AAM Challenge - August 18 <a href=";title=aam-challenge-august-18&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="20140820_00_Me.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20140820_00_Me.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wsprite_ad<br /><br />Description}: I didn't have to stop and think about this one. Rainbow Loom is my guilty pleasure. LOL! :) It all looks like my daughter's, but I have my own sets too. Journaling reads: I am addicted to Rainbow Loom. My daughter first tried it in summer camp last year. One of the girls brought one in and showed it off. So we got one for Victoria and some rubber bands and tried it out. I spent so much time on YouTube finding videos of how to do various bracelets. We had a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. I’d pick out a color combination to go with my clothes and make a couple different styles of bracelets in those colors so I could wear them all together. We bought extra looms so we could make bracelets large enough for my wrist. I got a whole separate set of boxes for looms and rubber bands for me. I bought pony beads and sorted them by color into another storage box. We each have our own Rainbow Looms sets and we’re loving it. Template: StudioDD_LayerWorksNo447 Additional Supplies: [b]CZ Design[/b] CZ_SansScripts02 (Iamblessed, wearelovingthis) [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] KPertiet_BuzzTales KPertiet_Jaspia KPertiet_JaspiaAddon KPertiet_Jaspia_Alpha KPertiet_SimplyMoroccanNo1 TFL!<br /><br />4 comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:19:57 +0000 And Now You Know <a href=";title=and-now-you-know&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="andnowyouknow1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="andnowyouknow1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: Hope you'll join in the latest AAM challenge; Pam has a great prompt for us this time! All the details are [url=][b]on the blog[/url][/b]. [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=]Dalese Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Edge Overlays No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dalese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catching Rainbows Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arlesey Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dalese Solids and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frosted Fun Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pocket Cards: Splits 4x6 Layered Templates No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=]Camden Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Font Bohemian Typewriter<br /><br />14 comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:46:46 +0000 AAM Challenge - I'm Scared of <a href=";title=aam-challenge-i-27m-scared-of&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM-_Tell_me_Something.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM-_Tell_me_Something.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: blkcow<br /><br />Description}: AAM - Tell us Something - that nobody knows about you!! Hope you'll join us in this challenge.....I'd love to read something about you! Journaling reads: Not many people know this about me, but I am scared to death of taxi cab rides. Not so much the everyday cab ride in the US, but in a foreign country, I turn into a heaping bundle of nerves. I just can’t see the good sense of getting into a vehicle with a stranger, neither of us speaks the others language and I can’t figure out the money conversion. And then they LOCK the door. I travel with my sister and she knows this about me, so she is the take charge person, while I just pace and worry. She has gotten us through cab rides in Mexico, Greece and Egypt and we haven’t been killed, not even once. But the most memorable ride was in Acapulco from our hotel to the cruise ship. We arranged for a cab with the hotel concierge and he comes to pick us up. He has very few teeth, which makes the Dental Assistant in me wonder what’s going on.... but he has a rosary hanging from the rear view mirror. I elbow my sister and say, “This is a good sign, surely a cabbie that has a rosary won’t kill us.” She just rolls her eyes. So we are weaving in and out of traffic and I whisper to her.....I am going to take a photo of the rosary......she says, “Don’t do it, it might make him mad” I do it anyway, that’s the rebel in me. It all turned out ok and we made it to the cruise ship alive and met up with the rest of our siblings for a wonderful cruise through the Panama Canal. But, it was touch and go for awhile! Katie Pertiet: ** Bold Sentiments No 10 ** Coming Soon [u][b][url=]School Days Blendables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Memorable Experience Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brushed Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunging Canvas Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] International &quot;No&quot; Icon from PSE11 Thanks for looking!<br /><br />18 comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:28:32 +0000 AAM - I love Lego <a href=";title=aam-i-love-lego&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="I_love_Lego1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="I_love_Lego1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: kikimama<br /><br />Description}: So yeah, I do love Lego. Like totally. Always have, always will. Though now it's the kids that play with it. Every so often we bring all our childhood Lego down from the attic, and I have some fun hours with Amy and Tom building the sets I had, I have most of the instructions, and the internet has any others we need. In our kitchen we also have Lego portraits of Peter and me on the wall. These were our wedding present from our best man and I love them. Close up they look like a mosaic of monochromatic bricks, but as you step backwards suddenly you can make out our faces. Supplies used: K Pertiet [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Astro: Little Enamel Charms[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Banner Labels No. 02[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Brilliant Love Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Color My Love Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Little Enamel Arrows No. 01: Rainbow[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Littlest Farmer Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pack No. 05[/url][/b][/u]; [u][b][url=]Piece of Cake Epoxy Stickers[/url][/b][/u]; tfl!<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:27:25 +0000 My Happy Place <a href=";title=my-happy-place&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM-My-Happy-Place.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM-My-Happy-Place.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oswegograd<br /><br />Description}: This challenge came at precisely the right time, as we arrived at the beach yesterday. Lynn Grieveson...Little Goose paper, Rocket to Mars paper Katie Pertiet...Beachy Words, Edge Overlays 3, Swimmies Splash Clusters Maplebrook Studios...Clear Through Arrows<br /><br />14 comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:03:41 +0000 My Happy Place <a href=";title=my-happy-place&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="myhappyplace3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="myhappyplace3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: bbe<br /><br />Description}: I love this challenge. It's all about our happy place, and it includes a freebie to get you started! Check it out: Home is my happy place and I can explain it like this: Today as I was walking past the patio door I saw a big bird at the feeder. It was pushing seeds out onto the ground. Below the feeder was a squirrel, gratefully picking up sunflower seeds and shoveling them into his mouth. As long as I pay attention to my surroundings, I will never run out of things to be grateful for, or a reason to be happy. Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 127[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Framed Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:06:01 +0000 an ideal abstract <a href=";title=an-ideal-abstract&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="ideal.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ideal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: pam p<br /><br />Description}: KPertiet touch up paint#2 edges b&amp;s artsy MrMacGregor paper splatters #2 Worth Repeating #25 soften it up #1 Scribbling brushes #5 flower spatterings ledger grids #4 bird watcher silhouettes bookshelf clusters #1 lil bits staple thin classic frames #1 font thin pencil handwriting tftc &amp; tfl!!<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:05:05 +0000 Happy Place <a href=";title=happy-place&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_HappyPlace.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_HappyPlace.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: There is a new [url=][b]AAM challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. I'd love to hear about your Happy Place. :O) It’s what we do at the end of the week. Barb and I go to Fibber McGee’s. I get a chai latte and she tries a different flavored coffee each time. We love the girls who own the place, we love the work that Cyndee does with refinishing furniture, we love the mix of inventory that they sell, but most of all we love the feel of the place. It’s so inviting and so relaxing and so happy. We usually start by getting our drinks and then walking around a bit looking to see what’s knew and what Cyndee’s worked on during the past week. After that we sit for awhile chatting, discussing and even venting about our week and catch up with the goings on in each other’s lives. Then we walk around a bit more and throw out ideas about this or that (as far as decorating) and then sit some more or chat with Cyndee and Julie. We love this place and we need this place. It’s our place to unwind, our place to recharge, our place to reconnect. It’s our Happy Place. [u][b][url=]Brielle Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Calne Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catching Rainbows Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ARTpack Bloom Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corby Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Finley Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 39[/url][/b][/u] (bits and pieces)<br /><br />25 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:28:35 +0000 Happyland <a href=";title=happyland&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Happyland-copy1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Happyland-copy1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jlholden15<br /><br />Description}: Happiest place on earth! Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]To the Sea Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Counting Days Layered Templates Part No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked December Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metal Clip Assortment[/url][/b][/u] Wood Veneer Words Americana-freebie Studio DD [u][b][url=]Readymade Banners: Rainbow No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Everyday For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monthly For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Glorious Travel Moments Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Inspiration Remixed No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:59:04 +0000 For the Love of PJs <a href=";title=for-the-love-of-pjs&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="PJs1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PJs1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: This is for the AAM challenge. It's my answer to &quot;What do you have too much of?&quot; Thanks for the challenge, Janet. I have a passion for PJs. I don’t know what it is. It’s not like anyone else sees them really. I don’t wear them around the house. I put them on in my room and go to bed; then I am usually dressed in the morning before I leave the bedroom. I‘m going to say it’s a texture thing. I am attracted to texture in art, in fabrics, even with food (apple sauce is a definate no.) Pajamas have such a great feel to them. Unlike jeans and t-shirts that all feel alike, pjs come in “seasons.” Jersey, silky, cotton, flannel; I love them all. Brights, pastels, florals, stripes and polk-a-dots, even stripes with polk-a-dots. PJs dont’ have to be boring. I choose them because they are fun or sexy or a little out there. I guess I see them as an extention of my personality. I like change and I like to mix things up a bit. The only thing they all have in common is that they were on sale. Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Sealife Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Doily Edgers No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Silver Border Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Soft Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double-D: [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders Neutral[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Border: Vintage No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Hansel Kit[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: jellyka_Love and Passion, CK Becky<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:15:55 +0000 One Too Many <a href=";title=one-too-many&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="One-too-many.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="One-too-many.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: rache77<br /><br />Description}: Aside from clothes and DD supplies I seem to be in endless need for notepads and pens! Thanks for looking! Credits: Hey Missy Collection Cresswell Element Pack Rose Bay Collection Play Outside Clusters No. 2 Studio DD LW No. 296 and 292<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:56:19 +0000 All About Me - So Much <a href=";title=all-about-me-so-much&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="so_much_stuff_lift.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="so_much_stuff_lift.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: MINIDEB<br /><br />Description}: I needed a good page to lift and this one was challenging and fun…..hours and days later…. I don't even want to know how many later….I can't even imagine how many hours Lizzie put in the original ... I just knew I wanted it....of course I had to wait for some kits...and of course they weren't on sale on Thursday....I didn't wait...because I wanted it now....I nearly popped waiting for Malene... all the papers came from it and it is awesome!!! [u][b][url=;title=aam-challenge-so-much-stuff&amp;cat=1766]Lizzies too much stuff page[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, White and Pink Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Time Clusters No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Seamstress Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Avesta Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet Rose Bay Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Woods Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Maybe Tomorrow Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artistry d'amour Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clear-Thru Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gemma Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Label Strips: Variety No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Belongings Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] journaling strips: [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed Layered Template No. 23[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked Words Brushes and Stamps No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Angelic Winter Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flossy Stitches: Brown[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: Brown No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:05:21 +0000 digital supplies <a href=";title=digital-supplies&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="digital_supplies_lift.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="digital_supplies_lift.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: MINIDEB<br /><br />Description}: I saw this page by Jana - and I needed one for my all about me book too….hers was perfect it hit the nail on the head in so many ways! I really had fun doing this lift - I changed it slightly….. for all practical purposes it’s a CASE (its not exact but it's darn close) [u][b][url=;title=too-much-3f-or-not&amp;cat=1766]Jana's inspiration page[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 184[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catching Rainbows Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lots of Love Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Seamstress Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fancy Floral[/url][/b][/u] ps I sure hope Malene comes out tomorrow….a girl can only wait so long!! I made my own journaler ...strokes and torn edges... and paint...and I modified Katies incredible paper..<br /><br />7 comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:12:40 +0000 Too Much? or Not <a href=";title=too-much-3f-or-not&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="Too-Much----copy.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Too-Much----copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jlholden15<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for a fun challenge today! Katie Pertiet Catching Rainbows Bloese Alpha Buttoned Up Love Lots of Love 2 Studio DD Layer Works #184<br /><br />21 comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:47:52 +0000 AAM Challenge - So Much Stuff <a href=";title=aam-challenge-so-much-stuff&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AMM_Challenge_So_Much_Stuff_72.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AMM_Challenge_So_Much_Stuff_72.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: lizziet5<br /><br />Description}: Join Janet over on the blog for the new AMM challenge! So much stuff... but nothing to wear 28 jerseys - Nine actual jerseys and 10 cardigans. LOVE my cardi's. 3 dresses. Only three. Not really into dresses. Two I wear with leggings in the winter and the other one is rather dressy which I like but it makes me feel OLD. 9 jeans. LOVE jeans. Three black pairs, three denim pairs and 3 casual jeans in navy, pink and natural. Live in them pretty much all year round. 23 t-shirts. Eight long sleeved, only two short sleeved and 13 vests. 32 tops. Favourites from Fat Face and White Stuff, and the pretty one I bought in Truworths last year. Love tops that fit well. Don't like floaty type things or shirts. 6 trousers. Two formal black pairs, one grey pair, one white linen pair, one natural linen pair and one pair of cropped trousers in pink. 25 footwear. Six pairs of heels, 5 flats, 8 sandels, one running shoes, two knee high boots which I love, two andle boots which I love even more and one slippers. 44 accessories. Thirty two scarves, four tote bags and 8 handbags. 7 jackets &amp; coats. One winter coat, 1 winter jacket, i blazer, 1 smart jacket, all black, 1 flecked jacket, 2 casual lightweight jackets, one green, one natural. 12 running gear. 2 sweatshirts, 2 long pants, 4 capri pants, 4 vests. All Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Love Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet Rose Bay Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Christmas Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artistry d'amour Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Life Lines Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Maybe Tomorrow Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Woods Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Finley Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LakeLand Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Seamstress Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, White and Pink Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: Brown No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: Brown No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Label Strips: Variety No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed Layered Template No. 23[/url][/b][/u] – journal strips Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Clear-Thru Arrows No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Gemma Kit[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Belongings Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking!<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:37:13 +0000 * Bless this Mess * (AAM challenge) <a href=";title=2a-bless-this-mess-2a-aam-challenge&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="bless_this_mess.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="bless_this_mess.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have a penchant for collecting items, which I deem “necessary” for my hobbies. The “necessary” part of the sentence is debatable I suppose! I have come to the conclusion that I have too much . . . or too many . . . or perhaps an excess of a few things which I use in my sewing room. (I truly do use these items.) This said, I thought that Janet’s AAM Challenge was perfect to get this off of my chest and confront the issue! Confront the issue on paper anyway! [b]Journaling:[/b] I have much to much when it comes to my sewing stash, I’m afraid. I have boxes of fabric tucked away . . . out of sight . . . out of mind! I really try not to visit my favorite sewing stores for fear of coming home with new treasures. I do use all items from my collective supplies most every day when I crank up my sewing machine. I really need several different types of scissors, trims, threads, pins, needles, buttons, laces, interfacing, rulers, tapes, binding, sewing patterns in multiple sizes and styles, idea books and instructional books. I need my serger, my sewing machine, my smocking patterns and my pleater. I must have an iron and starch. I adore pincushions and need several for my pins &amp; needles. I am not really sure that I need my collection of vintage pattern books, or vintage sewing patterns, but I sure get lots of pleasure from browsing through them from time to time. I use the old patterns for styles and translate them into modern sizing by way of the newer sewing patterns . . . so I do need them, don’t I? [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Kick It[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pencil Lines Words: Adjectives No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched Geometrics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Thicker Inked Words No. 12[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]This Day Badges[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:06:45 +0000 What Do You Have Too Much Of? <a href=";title=what-do-you-have-too-much-of-3f&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="a_web_What_Do_You_Have_Too_Much_Of.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="a_web_What_Do_You_Have_Too_Much_Of.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: JALong<br /><br />Description}: [u][b][url=]Life Lines Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u][u][b][url=]Domesticity Hand Drawn Words[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Between the Lines Alphabet No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: White[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monarchy Cardstock Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Bits Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:09:16 +0000 Say Yes To Slow <a href=";title=say-yes-to-slow&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="SecretlyWish.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SecretlyWish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ValerieP<br /><br />Description}: I secretly wish gas powered engines and any other type of fuel based vehicles were forbidden to use the roads during daylight hours. I know that might sound a bit bizarre, but on a global level, it would greatly enhance our environment, and on a personal level, it would greatly enhance my life. I would love nothing better than to get up and ride Fancy to work, but unfortunately a road without shoulders blocks my way. The cars won't slow down and they won't move over. If folks wanted to travel from one place to another in their vehicles they could do so at night. The rest of the time, life could slow down a bit and we could all be a little healthier. Battery operated golf carts would transport those folks who can't use human power to get them from one place to another. We would probably have to allow emergency vehicles to operate during daylight hours, but that's it! Folks would live closer to where they work and true communities would spring up with all of the wonderful attributes that comes with knowing your neighbors. Teachers would live in the same area as their students, as would all others, the doctors, the lawyers... Neighborhoods would consist of a mix of economic levels. The world could even out a bit, crime would drop. Drive by shootings would cease, seriously can you imagine a drive by shooting on a golf cart! Robberies would diminish, can you imagine a get-away golf cart, or bicycle? Yes, I secretly wish we could slow down our daily lives, breath more fresh air, and forbid gas powered and any other type of fuel based vehicles from our roadways during daylight hours! K Pertiet Everything is Beautiful LT Spring Fields Soften it Up No1 Doily Edgers No5 Party Pennant Sticks No2 Taped Together Overlays No3 Bound Papers No1 Watery Blumes No1<br /><br />5 comments Sat, 24 May 2014 17:44:01 +0000 I Secretly Wish <a href=";title=i-secretly-wish&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="isecretlywish.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="isecretlywish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: I'm a little late to this challenge, but I had to let the ideas incubate! [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=]Barely There Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]On the Edge Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wooden Photo Corners No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched Geometrics No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Organic Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Albia Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Party Pennant Sticks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Hearts No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wooden Alphabet No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Ali Edwards[/b] [u][b][url=]In The Kitchen No. 03 Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Joking Around Word Art Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Essential Words Hand Drawn Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] Font Misery Loves Company<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 23 May 2014 15:48:24 +0000 AAM Challenge - Secret Wish <a href=";title=aam-challenge-secret-wish&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAMChallengeMayupload.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAMChallengeMayupload.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jcaruth910<br /><br />Description}: I have always wondered secretly if I could learn to play the piano. We have a Steinway baby grand in our house that periodically calls my name. Maybe one day? Credits: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 30[/url][/b][/u] (altered) [u][b][url=]Photo Texture Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Roughed Up Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]With Words Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Winter Ice Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Piano photo from internet. Thanks for looking!<br /><br />15 comments Thu, 22 May 2014 17:41:13 +0000 AAM Challenge: I Secretly Wish <a href=";title=aam-challenge-3a-i-secretly-wish&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM47-ISecretlyWish_Jan_WEB.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM47-ISecretlyWish_Jan_WEB.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: janhawkes<br /><br />Description}: Love the idea and the inspirations for this challenge. It made me look inside myself. Thank you! Katie Pertiet Artsy May 2014 freebie: [u][b][url=]Vintage Book Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Flourished Value Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Bickham Script Fancy 2, National Archive, Benjamin Franklin<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 20 May 2014 22:37:35 +0000 I Secretly Wish <a href=";title=i-secretly-wish&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_SecretlyWish.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_SecretlyWish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: Theres's a new [url=][b]AAM challenge[/url][/b] on the blog. Hope you'll be inspired to play along. I secretly wish ... I could play violin like Lindsey Stirling. She’s just a kid really and I covet her talent. I don’t want to play classical music, although it would be wonderful if I could... I want to play upbeat, fun music; rock music, Irish music; music that makes people want to move; want to dance. (To be able to dance &amp; dress like her wouldn’t be so bad, either.) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]On a High Note Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Musically Inclined Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Email Inspiration 111712 [u][b][url=]Spot Dot Flourishes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: CK Becky and Passion Sans PDbi Techniques from Photoshop Artistry: Fine-Art Grunge Composition - Sebastian Michaels On a side note . . . The violin is an old one that my dad brought back from a trip to China in the 70's. He loved musical instruments and this is probably the only one that he didn't learn at least one song on. (And, that is me holding the instrument (the large pic not Lindsey lol) so I have no idea if that is a real &quot;note&quot; or not. lol Taylor actually played for a few years and dang if I can't get him to teach me.)<br /><br />25 comments Mon, 19 May 2014 14:11:20 +0000 my secret wish <a href=";title=my-secret-wish&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="secretwish1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="secretwish1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: schnerbear<br /><br />Description}: Kelly has great inspiration on the [u][b][url=]blog[/url][/b][/u] for another AAM page. my wish is probably a little more obvious, a little less secret...but one of those wishes i never really voice. all Designer Digitals: [u][b][url=]Bloese Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bloese Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jaspia Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched Rounded Corners Red No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, White and Pink Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Quatrefoils Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ARTpack Geometrics Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Enjoy the Moments Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 08[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 19 May 2014 09:42:41 +0000 1978savedbyacow <a href=";title=1978savedbyacow&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="1978savedbyacow.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1978savedbyacow.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Dawneephay<br /><br />Description}: It's been a long time since I posted a page! I've been so busy! But I am trying to get back into the swing of things and finish my &quot;All about Me&quot; book that I've been working on for two years. I have done the challenges and also added some pages of my own. Here is what the journaling says: Or more accurately, a herd of cows. It was December 14th 1978. I had borrowed Jeff’s truck to go and see my boyfriend Danny and I was just heading back out to his house. It was late, sometime after midnight. I was traveling along the long country road and a deer ran out in front of me. I slammed on the brakes, which caused the truck to fishtail on a patch of black ice. I kept trying to get control of the truck. It felt like I was in slow motion. First I spun to the right, and then to the left. The truck careened madly around the road for what seemed like hours before it finally flipped over an embankment. The truck rolled front over back several times landing 30 feet down facing the road. I was in shock (that is the only explanation I have for my actions following the accident). When I landed, I was slammed into the steering wheel knocking the breath out of me. It hurt! My first thought was that the truck was going to “blow up”, so I turned off the headlights. (See what I mean about stupid actions?) Now I was virtually hidden from any cars that may have travelled the road above. I sat for a minute in silence and then I noticed that I had landed in a field full of cattle. I decided I had to get away from the cows as I was afraid of them (See! Stupid thoughts. Because I am not now, nor have I ever been, afraid of cows!) So, I climbed out of the truck and up the embankment to the road above. I was in so much pain. My stomach, legs, head and arm all hurt. I walked over a mile to a house down the road. I knocked on their door and asked to use a phone to call my brother. As I waited for Jeff, they allowed me to lay on their couch. When Jeff arrived he took me into the clinic in town. When I arrived there, the nurse found that I had barely any blood pressure. There was no Doctor on duty, so she called one in. When the doctor arrived, he deemed that they could not wait for an ambulance to come from Spokane. So he put me in the back seat of his car and drove me himself!! He was driving about 90 miles an hours. Boy was I frightened! When we got to the hospital they did emergency exploratory surgery to see where I was bleeding internally. Well, when I hit the steering wheel, I ruptured my spleen. They said it was a miracle that I had lived so long with a ruptured spleen, especially since I had walked a mile, waited on my brother, gone to the clinic and finally been driven from Cheney to Spokane. So... you see, if not for the cows, I would have stayed in the truck and died. credit: mask by Katie Pertiet color inspiration paper 12311 by Katie other: brown stitching by Anna Aspnes<br /><br />21 comments Thu, 01 May 2014 22:32:59 +0000 AAM_Glad I Did It <a href=";title=aam-glad-i-did-it&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="AAM_GladIDid.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AAM_GladIDid.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: Janet has a wonderful [url=][b]All About Me prompt[/url][/b] on the blog. I went with a topic that my husband and I were just discussing the other day. When I walked into the house for the first time I knew it was the one. There was lots of room in this house. The boys would have their own rooms and there was a huge basement. I had never lived in a house where there were stairs, much less a basement and I loved it. (Plus, everything was oak and I loved the warm feel of it all). Not long after we moved in I learned something about myself; I need windows and open spaces. I spent very little time down stairs and I know it’s because it is half underground with small windows. I tried to have a sewing room upstairs after Mark switched bedrooms and found that I never wanted to go up there and sew and would end up bring my machine down to the kitchen table. So, we decided to add a little more space. We added only a little more than the length of a couch out into the backyard from the kitchen doors and the small room that shared a wall with the kitchen. This opened the whole place right up. My main goal was light so the whole south side is windows. This was going to be my Christmas tree window (there was not a single large window for a tree anywhere else in the house). I also added a gas fireplace as I hated the log burning stove downstairs. I now spend all my time in the addition. I can sit and stitch while I watch tv online. I can sit in front of the fireplace and look at the Christmas tree. I can read my kindle or listen to audio books. I even do yoga in this room (once the coffee table is out of the way). This is where I do my bird watching. This is where I use to watch for Mark to come and go from school. I watch kids build snowmen and play soccer out my windows and I see some wonderful sunsets silohetting a favorite tree that changes with the seasons. The addition makes my house perfect. I'm so glad I did it. Supplies: Grunge Source: [u][b][url=]Springerly Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]From My Bookshelf Blendables No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Hoppy Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:54:34 +0000