Digital Scrapbooking en-us Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:08:15 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 He Is Alive <a href=";title=he-is-alive&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Easter_Sunday_Upload.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Easter_Sunday_Upload.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I was inspired by all of the postings on the Photoshop Artistry class that I had to create an Easter greeting just to wish all my DD friends a blessed Easter. (Yes, I've been relegated to &quot;voyeur&quot; status.) Hope each of you have a glorious Easter! Credits: Lens Flares Colors No.1 by Katie Pertiet ArtPlay Palette Vitality by Anna Aspnes Image of Christ from the internet Font: Channel<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:25:42 +0000 To Echogirl (aka Doris) <a href=";title=to-echogirl-aka-doris&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Doris_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Doris_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Happy Birthday to my &quot;considerably younger twin&quot;. It's a day early, but I'm heading out of town tomorrow and didn't want to miss it! Hope it's a wonderful celebration, Doris!! To the best birthday ever ...<br /><br />22 comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:40:39 +0000 Merry Christmas, DD!! <a href=";title=merry-christmas-2c-dd-21-21&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Hallelujah_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Hallelujah_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: It feels like FOREVER since I've posted! But I couldn't let the Christmas holidays pass by without wishing each of you a very blessed Christmas! I have run across several different versions of the Hallelujah Chorus being performed in crowds at malls and in stores, and I have not been able to get that magnificent song out of my mind this Christmas. So to commemorate this &quot;Hallelujah Christmas&quot;, I thought I'd create a LO based on Handel's masterwork. Had a lot of fun playing around with gradients! So to all of you and your families, a blessed Christmas and joy-filled New Year! Miss you all!! Oh, and, yes, the title is REALLY made with Katie's Wooden Alpha No. 3. Journaling: Handel's &quot;Messiah&quot; Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The kingdom of this world Is become the kingdom of our Lord, And of His Christ, and of His Christ; And He shall reign for ever and ever, For ever and ever, forever and ever, King of kings, and Lord of lords, King of kings, and Lord of lords, And Lord of lords, And He shall reign, And He shall reign forever and ever, King of kings, forever and ever, And Lord of lords, Hallelujah! Hallelujah! And He shall reign forever and ever, King of kings! and Lord of lords! And He shall reign forever and ever, King of kings! and Lord of lords! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Credits: Korners N Edges No. 5, Magic Flares No. 1, Magic Sparkles, Festive Song Solids, Pumpkin Spice Monoblendz by Anna Aspnes Wooden Alpha No. 3, Cabana White by Katie Pertiet<br /><br />23 comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 02:05:46 +0000 Goodbye for now <a href=";title=goodbye-for-now&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Hello_Goodbye_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Hello_Goodbye_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Dh and I have decided to homeschool all three children this year. As the teacher with children all at different grade levels, it will be very much like a one-room schoolhouse. ;-) The importance and blessings of this opportunity for me and the children can't be overstated. I am truly thrilled with the prospects; however, I also know that there will be little time for much else in my life for a while as we all learn to work through this new situation. I will try to continue to post comments and the occasional LO as time permits, but I foresee my time will not be my own for a while. I will miss all of you dearly. Please don't forget me ... I won't forget you. ;-) Oh ... and when this season is over and things settle down, you won't be able to get rid of me. ;-) Thank you for looking. Credits: Water Drops No. 1, TNT Dragonfly Layered Template No. 1, Mod Grunge FotoBlendz 2, ArtPlay Palette No. 8, MultiFoto Single Template 12 -- Anna Aspnes Buttoned Up, Oversprayed Alpha 3, Ledger Grids, Time Clusters No. 1, Colorful Watery Spots No. 2, Classic Cardstock Autumn Ice, Worth Repeating No. 10 -- Katie Pertiet Button Box Ribbons -- Pattie Knox Bella Kit, Alphabetize Overlays -- Michelle Martin LoveFest -- Cathy Zielske 10 pm Chat Paper -- Dana Zarling Apple Apple Kit -- Emiko Designs<br /><br />58 comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:32:21 +0000 Follow Me <a href=";title=follow-me&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="FollowMe_Mod_2_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="FollowMe_Mod_2_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Going &quot;back in time&quot; a bit to my sweet ds' first day of school ... EVER! He did not have any formal schooling in Ethiopia, but within six months of arriving in the US, he was sitting in a Kindergarten class. (And he did FABULOUSLY, if I may say so. ;-) His third-grade brother was so sweet. He did everything he could to make sure his brother felt comfortable on his big first day. Oh, and my first attempt at clustering a la Kayleigh! Small steps ... ;-) Thank you for looking! Journaling: The first day of school ever for you Your brother made sure you felt at ease Credits: Le Marche Kit, Follow Me Layered Template,Alpha Strips No. 3, Going Away Kit, Filed Photo Frames No. 4, Naturally Krafty No. 8, From My Bookshelf No. 1, Little Shore Solids, Graphed No. 2 -- Katie Pertiet Metal Mix 1 -- Anna Aspnes<br /><br />30 comments Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:43:04 +0000 Photoshop Magic! <a href=";title=photoshop-magic-21&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Cinderella_Mod_3_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cinderella_Mod_3_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Soon after my sweet dd joined our family, she expressed her dismay at not having blonde hair like her favorite Disney princesses. I tried to point out other princesses, such as Mulan or Belle, who had dark hair, but to no avail. Her wish being my command, I turned to Photoshop. Seeing herself as a blonde, blue-eyed girl, I think she is now satisfied with with her dark hair and eyes. ;-) Thank you for looking! Journaling: You once said you couldn't be Cinderella because your hair wasn't yellow. So how do you change a beautiful brown-eyed, brown-haired Chinese girl into a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Cinderella? Photoshop magic, of course! Credits: Rejoice Paper, Catch a Rainbow Papers, Silhouette Clusters Barnyard -- Katie Pertiet Magic Flares No. 1, Magic Sparkles No. 1, Stitched by Anna White 1 --Anna Aspnes In Distress 2 -- Lynn Grieveson LIAO 15: Matte Finish -- Cassie Jones<br /><br />27 comments Mon, 09 Aug 2010 01:45:14 +0000 Foggy Bay Night <a href=";title=foggy-bay-night&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="Foggy_Bay_Night_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Foggy_Bay_Night_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Sorry I've been AWOL of late! I'm trying to catch up with my comments in the gallery, but it's very difficult with sooooo much talent flooding the gallery! For this AJ challenge, I thought I'd switch to a cityscape just for fun and leave the mastery of animals to Adryane, the maestra! My inspiration was San Francisco and the Bay Bridge, a nod to Adryane's home state. Thank you, Aino, for a great challenge! And, Adryane, as always, thank you for the super inspiration! Thank you so much for looking! Credits: Chalk Rubbings No. 1, Le Marche, Color Inspiration Challenge 41110 -- Katie Pertiet Different Strokes No. 2, ArtPlay 1,Magical Sparkles, ArtPlay Palette 8 -- Anna Aspnes In Distress -- Lynn Grieveson Font -- Dali<br /><br />32 comments Sun, 08 Aug 2010 19:58:31 +0000 Aslan of Narnia <a href=";title=aslan-of-narnia&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Aslan_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Aslan_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Ever since Adryane started posting her dazzling pixel art in the gallery, I have been in awe of her talent and absolutely fascinated with the technique. (See her fabulous work here:;cat=500) When I see a new technique I admire, I just can't stop thinking about it until I try it for myself. This technique is just such FUN! If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl! The ideas it will give you just in the attempt are worth it. The color scheme of this lion ended up being that of Adryane's beautiful &quot;Alcippe&quot;:;ppuser=2512. Adryane, you are such an inspiration. This nod to my favorite book series is dedicated to you. Thank you! And thank you so much for looking. Credits: Sprawling Paint, Magic Flares No. 1, DifferentStrokes No. 2 -- Anna Aspnes Neroli -- Michelle Martin Classic Cardstock Verdant Arbor -- Katie Pertiet<br /><br />50 comments Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:08:05 +0000 Ain't that America <a href=";title=ain-27t-that-america&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="USA_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="USA_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This started off as a modest attempt to explore the digital painting that Adryane does so beautifully. It is a technique that is a BLAST to explore. It then began to be inspired by Mel's latest iTunes challenge. In the end, it took a wild swerve and ended here, looking sort of like a 60s poster from Woodstock. Go figure ... ;-) But somehow, it is oddly satisfying to me. Thank you for looking! And hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! Credits: Art Palette 8, Different Strokes 2, Sprawling Paint -- Anna Aspnes Pelican Park Kit, Drawing with Dots, Classic Embossed Christmas -- Katie Pertiet<br /><br />37 comments Mon, 05 Jul 2010 13:51:38 +0000 Shadow Boxing <a href=";title=shadow-boxing&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Shadow_Boxing_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Shadow_Boxing_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Just a little fun with the camera, our backyard fence and the setting sun ... Thank you for looking. Credits: Loosely Labeled Dates, Proof Sheet Frames, Metal Sheets, Classic 6 Dark, Notebook Edge Frames 2, 2 pm Overlays , Classic Cardstock Christmas, Classic Crimped Neutrals -- Katie Pertiet Brad Bonanza -- Pattie Knox FotoBlendz clipping Mask No. 7, Sports WordArt, Distressed ToolSet No. 3 -- Anna Aspnes In Distress -- Lynn Grieveson<br /><br />35 comments Tue, 22 Jun 2010 11:51:12 +0000 Wild and Crazy Guy <a href=";title=wild-and-crazy-guy&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Wild_and_Crazy_Guy_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Wild_and_Crazy_Guy_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This one was just plain fun to do! When my ds sported those three ballcaps (yes, there are three ballcaps, not a single hat with earflaps), it immediately brought Steve Martin's (in)famous SNL line to mind. And this is where my mind went ... a crazy quilt tribute to my ds' humor and to Steve's. Thank you so much for looking. Credits: Sticky Notes No. 1, Alpha Strip No. 3 -- Katie Pertiet Work Hard Play Hard Paperie, Stitched by Anna White No. 1 -- Anna Aspnes Vintage Hand -- Nadine Pau (Brusheezy) Photos of Rubber Chicken, Arrows, Steve Martin -- Internet<br /><br />27 comments Sat, 19 Jun 2010 15:12:20 +0000 Shine <a href=";title=shine&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Shine_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Shine_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Inspired by the lyrics to &quot;Shine like Crazy&quot; by Out of the Grey. The joy of the song and that of my dd just seemed like a natural pairing. Thank you so much for looking! Journaling: shine like crazy. shine like the son. (Yes, I mean &quot;son&quot;. ;-) Credits: Lifted Wings No. 2 -- Katie Pertiet Magic Flares No. 1 -- Anna Aspnes DIY Acrylic Alpha -- Pattie Knox Play Days -- Holliewood Studios<br /><br />53 comments Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:12:43 +0000 Portrait of The Artist ... <a href=";title=portrait-of-the-artist&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Portrait_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Portrait_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Back from vacation and raring to go! ;-) This LO had a mind of it's own ... in fact, maybe it was Pattie Knox's mind because all these ideas from her Art Journaling class just took over. Nevertheless, I enjoy where it ended up ... a bit edgy for me, but the glimpse of the teenage years ahead that I see in this photo. Thank you so much for looking. Credits: Fabulous Layered Template, Chipboard Alpha Black, Metal Type cast Alpha, Grungy Ledger Frames No. 1, Naturally Krafty No. 8 (recolored), Spot Dots No. 18 -- Katie Pertiet Yes Kit, ModGrunge FotoBlendz Nos. 3 and 4, PinStriped Textures No. 1 -- Anna Aspnes<br /><br />41 comments Sun, 06 Jun 2010 23:52:30 +0000 Snow Angel <a href=";title=snow-angel&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Snow_Angel_--_Gallery_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Snow_Angel_--_Gallery_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I could say that I'm posting this to give my friends in the Southern hemisphere a taste of winter to come, but the truth, of course, is I'm just behind. ;-) One of my favorite photos of my dd this winter. Thank you for looking! Credits: Absolutely Acrylic Snowflakes -- Pattie Knox Memory Life lines -- Ali Edwards Spot Dots 18, Crystallized Flourishes No. 3 -- Katie Pertiet<br /><br />49 comments Mon, 17 May 2010 12:35:15 +0000 Self Portrait <a href=";title=self-portrait&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="Dali_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Dali_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I LOVED this challenge of lifting from the Masters! I found so many works and styles I'd love to lift in the future. This particular LO is almost a direct lift of Dali's &quot;Galatea of the Spheres&quot; Thank you for the challenge, Aino, and thank you for looking! Credits Graph Paper, Botanical Artistry, Graphic Pop Basic -- Katie Pertiet Mod Grunge FotoBlendz No. 3 -- Anna Aspnes<br /><br />33 comments Sat, 15 May 2010 18:46:58 +0000 Perfection <a href=";title=perfection&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Perfection_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Perfection_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: About a week late ... ;-) Thank you for looking! Journaling: The pursuit of perfection is the pursuit of sweetness and light. Matthew Arnold Credits: Vibe Alpha -- Art Warehouse Fasten Its , Totally Strung Out -- Pattie Knox Art Class Frames, A Bit of Grunge -- Katie Pertiet Paper Lace -- Jesse Edwards Fletcher -- Anna Aspnes<br /><br />28 comments Mon, 03 May 2010 01:38:05 +0000 An Angel for Deanie <a href=";title=an-angel-for-deanie&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Angel_for_Deanie_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Angel_for_Deanie_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Deanie's gallery is brimming with inspiration. I've always admired her timeless, classy style and masterful use of pastels and neutrals. It is a technique Deanie carries into her extraordinary photography as well. One of my favorites which artfully depicts the best of Deanie's style is Cherish:;ppuser=2511. I've lifted it very closely and hope I done her excellent work an honor. Deanie, my friend, may this angel bring you light in the darkness .. or at least, a smile to your face. We miss you. Journaling: An angel for a cherished friend to lighten the darkness Credits: Magic Flares 1, Distressed Toolset No. 3 -- Anna Aspnes Totally Strung Out -- Pattie Knox Wings Curled N Flat No. 2, Little Prince Elements, Going Away Kit, Le Marche Kit, Classic Cardstock Be Mine, Chalk Rubbing No. 1 -- Katie Pertiet Worn Edges No. 1 -- Lynn Grieveson Paper Lace, Reed and Cleaver -- Jesse Edwards Neroli Papers -- Michelle Martin<br /><br />34 comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:10:11 +0000 Destruction <a href=";title=destruction&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="ConstructionDestruction_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ConstructionDestruction_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: We are adding a room to our house and have already had some &quot;interesting&quot; complications. ;-) (Work with me here. I'm trying to keep a positive spin on it.) Thought I would document the process from beginning to end as well as a few other building projects we will be undertaking this summer. Hope to compile them in a book to look back &quot;fondly&quot; on the process when it's all over. This LO would not be the first LO but near the beginning. Thank you for looking! Journaling: Sometimes there must be destruction before there is construction. Credits: Ad Challenge 41810, Home and Garden Kit (LOVE this kit!!), Hinge Pack, Le Marche Kit, Chipboard Alpha Black, Metal Sheets, Notebook Papers No. 5 -- Katie Pertiet Brad Bonanza, Fasten Its -- Pattie Knox Curious Kit -- Karah Frederick<br /><br />31 comments Sun, 25 Apr 2010 21:52:54 +0000 Priorities <a href=";title=priorities&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="Priorities_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Priorities_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This is an assignment for Pattie's Digital Techniques for Art Journaling class. It is TONS of fun! I apologize to those who've seen it at GIS. Just posting it here for a complete portfolio. ;-) The inspiration came from several TV shows I saw with people who had far more money than good sense. All I could think of during those programs is how that money they were frittering away could be used for so many better causes. I hope no one takes offense; just my thoughts ...for what they're worth. Thank you for looking. Credits: Help for Haiti (Acrylic Alpha) -- Pattie Knox Fly Kit (Staples), Assorted Tapes, Le Marche Kit, Classic Curled Photo Frames, Chalk Rubbings No. 2, Spot Dot 4, Vintage Text, Creased Cardstock -- Katie Pertiet OMG Kit, Weathered Neutrals, Art Play Palette 8, Sk8er Dude, Art Play 1, Lt. Textured Neutrals, Sprawling Paint, PortalART Prints 1, Korner N Edges 5 -- Anna Aspnes Silhouettes --Provided by Pattie Knox for Digital Art Journaling Class Annika’s Dress (sequins) -- Samara Gugler<br /><br />32 comments Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:00:06 +0000 Green-Eyed Monster <a href=";title=green-eyed-monster&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="Green_Eyed_Monster_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Green_Eyed_Monster_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This was born of a conversation I had. A little dark for me, but this is where the process took me. This is the FIRST time I have EVER been so spontaneous ... within limits. ;-) Lots of experimentation. The background journaling is just some random words associated with the conversation. I'm probably about three art journaling challenges behind. ;-) Thank you for looking. Credits: Art Play 1, Distressing Brush, Light Textured Neutral, Art Play Palette 8, 12x12 Scratched Overlays, Korners N Edges, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks 3 -- Anna Aspnes Oversprayed Alpha, Chalked Rubbings No. 2, Messy Stamped Alpha, Spot Dots Brush 2, Spot Dot 18 -- Katie Pertiet Bloodspots -- Obsidian Dawn Faust -- Shadowhouse Creations<br /><br />25 comments Thu, 08 Apr 2010 01:41:51 +0000 God Gave -- Easter Meditation <a href=";title=god-gave-easter-meditation&amp;cat=1574"><img class="imgborder" title="God_Gave_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="God_Gave_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Thought this was the perfect contemplation to end the Easter celebration. Happy Easter to you all! Journaling: God Gave (From &quot;Power of the Cross&quot;, An Easter Cantata) For those looking for purpose and direction, God gave a Wonderful Counselor. For those filled with anxiety and strife, God gave a Prince of Peace. To the lost and helpless, God gave a Good Shepherd. To those needing a voice in their brokenness, God gave an Advocate. And for all those who have no one to identify with in their suffering and pain, God gave a Man of Sorrows. To those seeking answers, the Truth. To the ones ravaged by physical illness and spiritual calamity, God gave the Great Physician. And for all those facing the darkness of death, God Almighty gave the Resurrection and the Life. And as if that weren't enough, to everyone with no spark of divine presence in their lives, He gave Immanuel -- God With Us. Credits: Color Challenge 040410 -- Katie Pertiet Fabric Overlay -- Jesse Edwards P.S. The photo is looking down the cross from the top with the crown of thorns in the foreground.<br /><br />30 comments Sun, 04 Apr 2010 22:31:59 +0000 Happy Birthday, DD!! <a href=";title=happy-birthday-2c-dd-21-21&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="DD_Birthday_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DD_Birthday_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: OK, you just KNEW I couldn't a straight up birthday card ... Thank you so much to Kathie for her kind permission to use the photo of the ultimate DD party animal! ;-) His partners-in-crime are my sweet Angus (left) and the mistress of disguise, Jazz. To Katie, Randy and the CT -- The happiest of birthdays to you all! You have been inspiration, teachers, shoulders to cry on, and dear, dear friends and mentors! May there be many more such birthdays in your future! Credits: Party On Ribbons -- Pattie Knox Notebook Alpha Old, Birthday Words, Found Alpha -- Katie Pertiet Layered Template No. 34 Ali Edwards Candles and Cakes Solids -- Art Warehouse Paper Lace 1 -- Jesse Edwards Neroli Paper -- Michelle Martin Stitched Circles White -- Anna Aspnes<br /><br />36 comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:02:32 +0000 XOXO <a href=";title=xoxo&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="XOXO_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="XOXO_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I finally got a portrait of my children where (1) all of them were in focus AND (2) all of them were smiling! Of course, that meant I HAD to do a LO. ;-) To me, this photo clearly shows how blessed I am. Thank you for looking. Credits: Stitch by a Circle 2, Stitched Circles White, Distressed ToolSet No. 3 -- Anna Aspnes Crumpled Paper Flowers, Watery Photo Masks No. 1 (boy, does it feel good to use a layer mask again! ;-), Stitching Holes, Mixed Bag No. 1, Make Your Own Postmark, From My Bookshelf No. 1 -- Katie Pertiet Love Fest -- Cathy Zielske Fun and Frosty -- Cinammon Design<br /><br />34 comments Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:50:28 +0000 Happy Gotcha Day <a href=";title=happy-gotcha-day&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Gotcha_Day_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Gotcha_Day_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: For those of you who may not know, Gotcha Day is a celebration of the day an adoptive child joins the family. We are so blessed to be able to celebrate two such days in our family. Thank you for looking. Journaling: It was not the celebration I hoped we’d have for your fourth Gotcha Day. We went up to Oklahoma at the last minute for a surprise birthday dinner for Nanny’s 80th. Unfortunately, that meant we were driving back home on your special day. During the drive home, Dad and I debated how best to celebrate it given that we had six hours of driving ahead of us. We decided to get you some flowers and let you select the movie for movie night. When we stopped for gas, Dad snuck over to WalMart and picked up four red sunflowers -- red for your Chinese name; sunflowers for the sunshine you’ve given us, and one for every year we’ve been blessed to have you in our family, Boo. Credits: ZipIts -- Pattie Knox Postage Strip Numbers, La Cremerie Fruit Noirs, Big Words 110109, Naturally Krafty No. 7, Ad Challenge Free Curled Photo Frame, Art Class Frames, Spot Dots No. 10, Scripted Overlay -- Katie Pertiet<br /><br />38 comments Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:20:53 +0000 Me and Indiana Jones <a href=";title=me-and-indiana-jones&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W10S1_--_Star_12x12_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W10S1_--_Star_12x12_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: For those of you who asked about my acting debut with Indiana Jones. My 15 minutes of fame ... Journaling: Pink. It’s not a color one usually associates with Indiana Jones, but it was pink that made me a star. Not a soft baby pink, but a loud, in-your-face coral. Well ... that and jumping up and down in the aisle when they asked for volunteers at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. The emcee said she couldn’t miss my pink shirt and socks, not to mention my jumping and screaming, “Pick me!” (I think they chose me to stop me from doing myself an injury.) My family’s reaction? They hid under their seats, pretending not to know the lunatic bouncing madly in the aisle. In the end, what did my enthusiasm earn me ... a stunt scene with Indy himself? Hardly. I was a member of a crowd that went “Oooo” and “Ahh” as Indy fought the bad guys in the marketplace. Was it worth it? You bet! Later that evening, as our family waited for the bus back to the room, several people recognized me and complimented me on my performance. Ah, fame ... Credits: Help Haiti Kit -- Anna Aspnes, Pattie Knox Seeing Stars, Tabbed Dates, Natrually Krafty No. 8, Little Tot Transport, Classic Cardstock Be Mine -- Katie Pertiet Torn N Tattered Star Stitch Template, OMG Kit -- Anna Aspnes DYL W10S2 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />32 comments Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:08:51 +0000 Woodstock <a href=";title=woodstock&amp;cat=1490"><img class="imgborder" title="RWC9_--_Woodstock_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWC9_--_Woodstock_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: No ... it's not what you think! ;-) This was for a color challenge in Cathy's class. Thought the photo went well with the assignment. Thank you for looking. Journaling: You cannot escape it. You will be given a callsign at your first command. Be prepared ... you will have no say in the matter. And the louder you protest, the more certain you can be that the callsign will stick. Mine? Well, let’s just say my youthful exuberance reminded my crew of someone and leave it at that. Credits: Going Away Kit, Tied Fasteners No. 3, Negative Sleeves No. 2, Under the Tree Kit (stitching) -- Katie Pertiet Rina -- Michelle Martin DYL RWC9 Template -- Cathy Zielske P.S. A &quot;callsign&quot; is a squadron nickname that you use around the hangar and over the radios.<br /><br />33 comments Thu, 11 Mar 2010 02:39:46 +0000 Patagonia <a href=";title=patagonia&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Patagonia_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Patagonia_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Oh, the wild beauty of this place ... The subtitle reads &quot;wild. rugged. untamed.&quot; Thank you for looking. Journaling: In the southernmost tip of South America is a wildly beautiful region known as Patagonia. Of all the places that my globe-trotting parents have traveled, Patagonia has to be one of my favorites. I was captivated the minute I saw their photos. The windswept beauty of the plains, the rugged, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, the picturesque harbor towns ... such a dazzling contrast to the treeless, tumbleweed covered plains of West Texas. Credits: Catch a Rainbow Wooden Ornaments -- Katie Pertiet; DYL W9S2 Templates -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />26 comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 22:07:26 +0000 Orchids <a href=";title=orchids&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W9S1_--_Orchids_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W9S1_--_Orchids_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: What is it about the color black that makes most other colors look so amazing? ;-) Thank you for looking. Journaling: There is nothing quite like an orchid. The soft, translucent purple-pink makes it seem as if it is blushing at the knowledge of its own beauty. Its perch on delicate, threadlike stalks seem to defy gravity. But it is the lilac tongue and milky throat which beckon one to drink in the details, to deeply inhale the fragrance, to enjoy the creative hand of God that is all about us if we will just look. Credits: Classic Crimped Neutrals -- Katie Pertiet Curvy Corners Stitch Border -- Anna Aspnes Everyday Twill -- Ali Edwards Waterpaper -- MaryAnn Wise DYL WS1 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />28 comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 01:48:02 +0000 Waiting <a href=";title=waiting&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWC8_--_Waiting_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWC8_--_Waiting_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: These photos were the only link to our son as we waited a year for the paperwork to be processed. This was done for a Real World Color assignment in Cathy Z's class. The color palette was a stretch for me as I prefer bright and bold to pastels and neutrals. But I thought this worked with the b&amp;w photos. Thank you for looking. Journaling: For almost a year, all we had to tide us over until we finally met were a few scattered photos taken by the care staff and by friends. But, oh, how we treasured each one ... Credits: His Valentine -- Anna Aspnes; Lil Bit Tags, Vintage Reveal No. 2 -- Katie Pertiet; DYL RWC8 -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />20 comments Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:54:11 +0000 The Red Couch Tradition <a href=";title=the-red-couch-tradition&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Red_Couch_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Red_Couch_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Cathy's DYL class has really given me an wonderful opportunity to go back and scrap some older photos. These are some special memories of our time in China when dd first joined our family. Thank you for looking. Journaling: While staying at Guangzhou’s White Swan Hotel, I couldn’t resist a few shots of the family on the world-renown red couch, all decked out in their new Chinese finery. These photos hold a special place in my heart for several reasons. Whenever I see them, they bring the whole China experience rushing vividly back to me -- the newness of our relationship with our daughter; the bridges to be built; the adjustments to be made. More than that, however, I treasure these photos because they are the last photos of our daughter as a completely Chinese girl. Credits: Paper Lace -- Jesse Edwards Quintessentially Cool -- Andrea Victoria Lolly Solids -- Michelle Martin Chinese Symbols brush @ Brusheezy DYL W8S2 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />20 comments Tue, 02 Mar 2010 01:11:49 +0000 Making of Jedi Apprentice <a href=";title=making-of-jedi-apprentice&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Star_Wars_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Star_Wars_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: One of the absolute highlights of my ds' young life was to participate in a Disney Star Wars parade and to be selected for the Jedi Academy Training show ... all in the same weekend. That same weekend, I was selected to participate in the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular ... but that's another LO. ;-) It was magical! Thank you for looking. Journaling: Star Wars Weekend at Disney World ... What an event it was! Not only were you selected for the big SW parade around MGM Studios, you were also chosen for the Jedi Training Academy where you dueled with Darth Vader. You were in orbit! We finished the day by getting photos with SW characters. There has never been a happier Jedi apprentice! Credits: Magical Sparkles -- Anna Aspnes DYL W8S1 Template, DYL RWC8 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />18 comments Sun, 28 Feb 2010 02:22:50 +0000 There's no men like ... <a href=";title=there-27s-no-men-like&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W7S2_--_Christmas_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W7S2_--_Christmas_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: ... Snowmen. ;-) Typically for me, everyone else is looking ahead to spring while I'm looking back to Christmas. ;-) Just a little whimsy. Thank you for looking. Credits: A Bit of Grunge No. 2, FaLaLa Papers, Loosely Labeled Dates -- Katie Pertiet ArtPlay 1, Festive Song -- Anna Aspnes Web Challenge 26 Nov -- Andrea Victoria Crisp -- Lynn Grieveson DYL W7S2 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />22 comments Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:43:33 +0000 One Man's Treasures <a href=";title=one-man-27s-treasures&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWC7_--_Memories_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWC7_--_Memories_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This is a tribute to a dear old gentleman in our church who died recently. Towards the end, I helped take care of his books for him and was blessed to hear tales of his career. This was done for Cathy's DYL class and the palette was created in kuler.come from the typewriter photo. It is saved in kuler as Smith Corona. Thank you for looking. Journaling: An ancient Smith-Corona typewriter, his preferred method of writing notes and letters. A treasured cavalry sword, the link to an illustrious Army career long past. A 400-year old samurai sword, a gift to his father from a Japanese dignitary. These are some of the treasured possessions of my friend Vic, who passed away this winter. And these photos are my treasures -- treasured memories of a sweet, caring, and courageous man whom I was blessed to know. Credits: Naturally Krafty No. 7 -- Katie Pertiet Waterpaper -- MaryAnn Wise DYL RWC7 Template (modified) -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />38 comments Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:11:12 +0000 Brothers <a href=";title=brothers&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W7S1_--_brothers_--_gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W7S1_--_brothers_--_gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: A sight I'm blessed to see often at church. Wanted to keep it simple to focus on the photo. Thank you for looking. Journaling: This is a scene I see often during church service, and it touches my heart deeply every time. It is the scene of an unguarded moment where conflicts and differences melt away, replaced by just a simple desire to be with one another. Oh, the disagreements and tears will come again, but this, this scene is where your hearts and your strength really lie. Remember, my sweet boys: Whatever comes, you are brothers. Credits: Brad Bonanza -- Pattie Knox Classic Cardstock Verdant Arbor, Classic-6dark -- Katie Pertiet W7S1 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />40 comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:21:58 +0000 Friendship Interrupted <a href=";title=friendship-interrupted&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="Friendship_Interrupted_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Friendship_Interrupted_Mod_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I've been wanting to through my hat into the Art Journal for a while. I don't have quite the same style as the blended works of art in the gallery, but everything on the LO means something to me. I guess that's what it's all about. ;-) Just some regrets over &quot;interrrupted&quot; friendships. Thank you for looking. Credit: Art Play 1, Heart Stitched White, Pumpkin Spice MonoBlendz, Flocking Birds, Kraft Torn Edge 2, 12x12 Scratched Overlays 1 -- Anna Aspnes Little Bits Alpha, Birdwatcher Silhouettes 1 and 2, Ledger Pieces Flourishes, From My Bookshelf Alpha, Torn Ends Photo Masks, Naturally Krafty -- Katie Pertiet Flitter -- Lynn Grieveson Candles and Cake Solids -- Art Warehouse Marina -- Gretchen Thomas<br /><br />27 comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 04:18:33 +0000 Girls Night Out <a href=";title=girls-night-out&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W6S2_--_Girls_Nite_Out_Mod_3_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W6S2_--_Girls_Nite_Out_Mod_3_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Just a very special night out with my sweet dd, just the two of us. This is the last of SEVERAL versions. ;-) For Cathy's DYL class. Thank you for looking! Journaling: The boys were out with Dad to a basketball awards ceremony, so it was just us girls for the night. While I was making a quick check of the internet, I suddenly heard the clinking of dishes and glasses coming from the kitchen. I returned to find that you had cleared the table, putting the dishes in the washer and the leftovers in the refrigerator. I was so touched. You’d given me such a special treat, so I thought I’d give you one -- a waffle cone at Dairy Queen. Thank you, sweet girl! Credits: Petite Flowers, Sugar Doodle -- Mindy Terasawa Vibe Alpha -- Art Warehouse Classic Cardstock Be Mine, Rejoice Papers -- Katie Pertiet DYL W6S2 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />20 comments Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:12:10 +0000 rain, rain ... <a href=";title=rain-2c-rain&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W5S1_--_Rain_Rain_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W5S1_--_Rain_Rain_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I just couldn't resist scrapping these photos. Our backyard becomes a mud pit in the rain, and it's been raining or extremely foggy for over a week now! After this day of canine mud wrestling, the dogs have been confined to the house until it dries out. Oh, let it be soon ... Thank you for looking! Journaling: Rain, rain ... ** Rain ... sleet ... snow. Day after day of it. ** ... go away! ** Muddy backyard. Repairmen in the house. ** Come again some other day! ** What’s a dog to do? ** Little Jazzy wants to play! Credits: Drawin Stitches -- Katie Pertiet Bella Solids -- Michelle Martin DYL W5S1 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />38 comments Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:47:45 +0000 Glimpses of Winter <a href=";title=glimpses-of-winter&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W5S2_--_Winter_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W5S2_--_Winter_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I normally scrap about family, but Cathy's class has given me a wonderful opportunity to put together photos I might not normally use. Thank you for looking! Journaling: ice pellets sparkling on the ground ... icicles frozen on bare, brown limbs ... blue snow drifts piled up between houses ... furry faces bespeckled with snow ... this is a west texas winter Credits: Spot Dots No. 18 -- Katie Pertiet Snow Spray 1 -- Anna Aspnes Absolutely Acrylic Snowflakes -- Pattie Knox Wonders -- Mindy Terasawa DYL W5S2 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />27 comments Fri, 05 Feb 2010 17:00:05 +0000 Saturday <a href=";title=saturday&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W5S3_--_Saturday_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W5S3_--_Saturday_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I don't normally do &quot;slice of life&quot; LOs but am coming to realize how important they are as my memory fades of my own childhood. Thank you for looking. Journaling: Ahh, the Saturday morning routine ... you can set your watch by it. First thing in the morning is cartoons with Dad, a tradition from his childhood that cannot be denied. While Dad prefers Bugs Bunny and Friends, Tom and Jerry and Auto B Good are the current cartoons of choice. Afterwards, it’s homemade pancakes, banana muffins or cherry turnovers for breakfast. Mom usually gets up around 9 a.m., and the start of Saturday chores is not far behind. There’s a job for everyone. The duties of sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning windows, dusting, and wiping out bathroom sinks fall to the kids, while Mom and Dad finish up the laundry and the dishes, scrub the toilets, scour the bathtub, clean the kitchen and mop the floors. We all pitch in and are usually done by 1 p.m., just in time to have a relaxing Saturday afternoon of Wii. Credit: Assorted Tapes, Naturally Krafty No. 2 -- Katie Pertiet Mod Clocks No. 2 -- Anna Aspnes Absolutely Acrylic Clocks -- Pattie Knox Tall Drink Font -- OoLaLaArtsy DYL W5S3 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />28 comments Mon, 01 Feb 2010 14:30:02 +0000 I Love You Always <a href=";title=i-love-you-always&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W4S1_--_Remember_This_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W4S1_--_Remember_This_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Just a little soul bearing in a letter to my children ... Thank you for looking. Journaling: What will you remember from your childhood? Will you remember family movie nights and Disney vacations? Will you remember cleaning days on Saturday and laughing around the table at dinner? Or will you remember only the times when Mom was preoccupied or short-tempered? Oh, my sweet, sweet children, your mother is far from a perfect mother. All too human in my frailties, all too set in my ways at times. Despite my shortcomings, I pray that in the stretch of time before you, when you look back on your childhood, you will ... Remember This -- I love you always. Credits: Photo Corners No. 2, Postage Strip Words -- Katie Pertiet Zip Its, Fasten Its -- Pattie Knox Distressing Brush -- Anna Aspnes Lolly Solids, Noel, Bella Solids -- Michelle Martin Ocean Kit -- Andrea Victoria DYL W4S1 -- Cathy Zielske P.S. Like a dork, I completely forgot that one of the challenges had the title quote in it. Oh, well!<br /><br />24 comments Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:39:46 +0000 Disney Style <a href=";title=disney-style&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWC4_--_Disney_Style_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWC4_--_Disney_Style_--_Spread_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: One of my absolute favorite places for architectural and interior design inspiration is Disney. The attention to detail, from exterior design to flooring to lighting and accents, is so amazing. This is for Cathy's DYL class, a color challenge I just adored! Thank you for looking. Journaling: I admit it ... Walt Disney World is my favorite place on earth. Not, perhaps, for the reasons you might think. Yes, I love all the activities, the special time together with my family escaping from the everyday grind. But my artist’s heart, my designer’s soul loves WDW for the meticulous detail that goes into making it such a magical place. Every element of the architecture and interior design work harmoniously to transport you to another place and time. From the trendy colors and metal rails of a patio cafe to the upstate New York elegance of shake roofs, from reed roofs of Animal Kingdom Lodge to the showy flair of the Boardwalk to the pastel colors and palms of Old Key West, I can go anywhere in the World and feel right at home. Credit: Yes Kit, Tissue Paper -- Anna Aspnes Golden Bay -- Lynn Grieveson DYL RWC4 -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />19 comments Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:09:17 +0000 Playing Games <a href=";title=playing-games&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWC3_--_Playing_Games_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWC3_--_Playing_Games_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I feel like Salman Rushdie. This is just a little LO exploring the dark side of my family and games. If my family ever discovered this on-line, I'd be a dead woman. So let's not tell them, shall we? Thank you for looking. Journaling Whenever we visit my family, games always enter into the mix. Whether it be Mexican Train, Rummicube, Farkle, or Bananagrams, after-dinner time is usually the time reserved for fun ... at least, that is the intent. I love my family dearly, but let’s be honest -- we are a competitive lot. My dad, the stoic German, is usually the first to enter into a bad humor. One or two difficult rounds for him are usually enough to start him sulking, a trait he inherited from his mother I’m afraid. And my sister -- well, she seems to be trying to “prove” her worth. She either becomes short-tempered if she’s losing or insufferably cheery if she’s not. Mom ... well, she just gets frustrated with Dad’s foul mood. Me? I am my father’s daughter, but I try to remember “It’s just a game.” After the mix of sour grapes and sugary sweetness, however, I’m not in my “happy place” anymore. So, why do we keep playing games? If I figure it out, I’ll let you know ... Credits Stitched by Anna 1 -- Anna Aspnes Cut Ups Christmas, Everyday Inspiration 100409, Rejoice Papers, Clock Parts -- Katie Pertiet DYL RWC3 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />19 comments Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:14:30 +0000 Unexpected Beauty <a href=";title=unexpected-beauty&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W3S2_--_Beauty_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W3S2_--_Beauty_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: I really struggle with the KISS principle, but Cathy said we'd push our comfort zones in her class ... ;-) Thank you for looking! Journaling: I would never have characterized the drive from West Texas to Oklahoma as a scenic one ... until now. Just north of Lawton is State Highway 49, a small, winding road that leads through the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, a little slice of Heaven carved out in the middle of Oklahoma. Braving the narrow, torturous road up Mt. Scott, we were rewarded with this windswept vista. Just breathtaking, especially for an acrophobic. In the end, however, it was definitely worth leaving the car for the spectacular view. Credits: Stems of Three brush -- Michelle Martin OMG Kit, Muted Color Textured Papers (Recolored) -- Anna Aspnes Little Bits Alpha, Classic Cardstock Autumn Ice (Recolored) -- Katie Pertiet DYL W3S2 -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />25 comments Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:36:08 +0000 Knight for a Night <a href=";title=knight-for-a-night&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W3S1_Spread_--_Gallery_--_Knight.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W3S1_Spread_--_Gallery_--_Knight.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: For a class project, ds had to plan and prepare a Medieval Feast. He did a marvelous job, and I am so proud of him. It was definitely HIS kind of homework ... and mine! ;-) An assignment from Cathy's class. Thank you for looking. Journaling: What started as “just another” history class project, ended as a magical evening of fun, family and food. The medieval feast captured your imagination. You wanted to be involved in every aspect -- from planning to preparation and presentation. You decided the menu, helped in the preparation of all the dishes, and created decorations which were reflective of the style of the time, both in the food and in the centerpieces for the table. When the limelight of the evening turned to you as the host, you were in your element explaining the customs of the medieval table to the rest of the family. No forks -- Fingers only please! No napkins -- Use the trenchers to wipe your hands. No plates ... well, I drew the line there. Even the dogs seemed to know the tradition of getting scraps from the banquet table. After the dinner, we retired to the backyard for a brief tournament between you and your brother, lightsabers taking the place of swords. Yes, it was an enchanting evening, and you, my dear son, made it a night to remember! Credits: Under the Tree, Color Challenge 92009, Naturally Krafty No. 7 (recolored), Classic Cardstock Verdant Arbor (recolored) -- Katie Pertiet W3S1 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />26 comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:08:18 +0000 Photography &quot;Thank You&quot; -- W2S1 DYL <a href=";title=photography-26quot-3bthank-you-26quot-3b-w2s1-dyl&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W2S1_--_Photography_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W2S1_--_Photography_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This is a &quot;thank you&quot; to the ladies on the DD Flikr group for all their encouragement, guidance and help in opening my eyes to the possibilities of photography. It's definitely a work in progress for me, but what a fun new world! Special &quot;thank you&quot; to Katrina for all her marvelous instruction, patience and for sharing her keen eye and perspective with us all. Thank you for looking. Quote: Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. ... It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Elliott Erwitt Credit Classic Black -- Katie Pertiet Art Inspired Chat 25 Apr 09 -- Anna Aspnes Brad Bonanza -- Pattie Knox Vibe Alpha -- Art Warehouse DYL W2S1 -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />40 comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:32:15 +0000 Up, Up and Away <a href=";title=up-2c-up-and-away&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="W2S2_--_Up_Up_and_Away_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="W2S2_--_Up_Up_and_Away_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: This is a sweet memory from our unbelievable summer vacation at Disney, one made all the sweeter for being able to share some of that time with my SIL and her dear husband. For Cathy Z's class. Still trying to restrain myself from overembellishing. I let myself add a little this time, though. :-) Thank you for looking! Journaling: Uncle Paul and Aunt Jennifer came to spend a long weekend with us at Disney World, and instantly the fun began. From a day at Blizzard Beach to “quiet” evenings in the room, the three of you stayed close by their side, enjoying every minute. The last day of their stay was a Sunday, so we started it off with a spirit-filled gospel brunch at House of Blues. To make the day extra special, we decided to take in the sights of Downtown Disney from a tethered hot-air balloon. The entire visit was simply magical! Credits: Noel Paper -- Michelle Martin Chalk Rubbings Brush -- Katie Pertiet Ad Freebie May 08 -- Lynn Grieveson Not Too Shabby -- Jesse Edwards Candles and Cake Solids -- Art Warehouse DYL W2S2 -- Cathy Zielske Asian Artistry -- Jen Anderson<br /><br />22 comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:57:40 +0000 Life Lesson <a href=";title=life-lesson&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWC1_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWC1_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: For Cathy Zielske's &quot;Design Your Life&quot;. Thank you for looking. Journaling: Angus, there is a saying you need to learn the meaning of ... quickly. It is, “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” What does that mean? Well, for you, it means that you can’t dig in the garden, you can’t run up and down the mudpath by the fence, and you can’t roll around in the leaves, mud and grass with impunity. At some point, you must cross the threshold to the inside, and all the mud, filth and debris must remain outside. So if you insist in pursuing “dirty doggie delights” in the backyard, I will insist on baths when you come in. And, with tan carpeting throughout the house, that, dear dog, is non-negotiable. Sorry, bud. Credits: Stitched Alpha 1a, Stitched Circles White -- Anna Aspnes Spot Dots No. 11, Catch a Rainbow, Web Papers 102107 -- Katie Pertiet Ruff N Ready -- Pattie Knox RWC1 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />40 comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:05:16 +0000 Fledglings -- DYL W1S2 <a href=";title=fledglings-dyl-w1s2&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="DYL_W1S2_LO_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DYL_W1S2_LO_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: One of my favorite things about West Texas is the return of the barn swallows each spring and the Canadian gees each winter. I have new appreciation for anyone who's a wildlife photographer after crouching for hours trying to get a good shot of the nest and the anxious parents. Thank you for looking. Journaling: Spring is synonymous with new life. The new life that surrounds us each spring in West Texas is a family of barn swallows which makes its nest under the eave of our front porch. I spend countless hours crouching by the nest, camera in hand, to capture each stage in the quickly changing lives of the baby swallows. Within the span of a few weeks, they move from helpless nestlings to skiddish fledglings exploring new territory to young adults ready to migrate to their next stop. This year, there were five babes in the nest, only four of which successfully fledged. I was blessed to capture their journey, and I hope to do so again when they return next year to our front porch. Credits: Bird SilhouettesNo. 1 and No. 2, Classic Cardstock Autumn Ice,Classic Cardstock Verdant Arbor (recolored) -- Katie Pertiet Sanctuary Alpha -- Rob and Bob Studios Watercolor Paper -- Mary Ann Wise W1S2 Template (Design Your Life Class) -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />18 comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 21:25:58 +0000 Happy Birthday, Doris (aka echogirl) <a href=";title=happy-birthday-2c-doris-aka-echogirl&amp;cat=810"><img class="imgborder" title="Doris_Birthday_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Doris_Birthday_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: Hope you have a fantastic ___th birthday! Credits: IttyBitty Rrobots -- MTerasawa Candles and Cake -- Art Warehouse Journaling Freebie 052409 -- PKnox Basic Paper Alpha White, Simple Spots No. 2 -- KPertiet<br /><br />21 comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:07:02 +0000 Sweet Christmas Memories <a href=";title=sweet-christmas-memories&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="DYL_W1S1_LO_--_Gallery.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DYL_W1S1_LO_--_Gallery.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jazzmatazz<br /><br />Description}: One of the first assignments from Cathy Z's &quot;Design Your Life&quot; class. Cathy said we would need to work out of our comfort zone, and this first assignment has me there already. I tend to add too many embellishments, so I thought I'd restrain myself this time to let the photos take center stage. I like the results ... though I still think something could go in the upper right or left corners. ;-) Thank you for looking. Journaling: &quot;Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Paul are such fun! They sent you this fabulous pre-Christmas present just because they thought you would like it. And you did! The best part, besides eating the gingerbread afterwards, was using icing as glue. YUM! &quot; Credits Word Strip Labels No. 2, Ad Challenge 92009, Classic Cardstock Autumn Ice, Fa La La paper, Classic Cardstock Christmas -- Katie Pertiet Party On Ribbons -- Pattie Knox DYL W1S1 Template -- Cathy Zielske<br /><br />23 comments Sun, 03 Jan 2010 19:38:10 +0000