Digital Scrapbooking en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:05:15 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Daydreamer * iTunes * <a href=";title=daydreamer-2a-itunes-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="DayDreamer2014-02-23.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DayDreamer2014-02-23.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: For this week’s [b]iTunes[/b] challenge . . . I worked on getting the blended look from Mel's cool album cover, but just couldn't figure out how to do so! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Collageables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageables No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [b]Curated Studio Mix No 11[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Cut Ups: Springtime[/url][/b][/u] recolored [b]Dalese Kit[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Kerava Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [b]Strip Sentiment Spots No. 03[/b] (coming soon)<br /><br />9 comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:29:33 +0000 Pumpkin Squares: Family Cookbook <a href=";title=pumpkin-squares-3a-family-cookbook&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="beth_s_pumpkin_squares_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="beth_s_pumpkin_squares_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Four more pages for my cookbook . . . this book is growing at a snails pace for sure . . . but, I am having lots of fun working on it! This is a photo and a recipe of our daughter's. What child doesn't love to lick the bowl when there has been a yummy cake being stirred . . . what mama doesn't love to lick the bowl too!!! [b]Jouraling:[/b] Beth made these and brought them home for our Thanksgiving dinner at Aunt Velma’s house in 2001. She got the recipe from another nurse at the hospital NICU where she was working. These are very moist and good and always get compliments. This photograph of Beth was made in 1980 when she was six-years-old and living in our house on Jones Boulevard . . . the photo was made in our cozy little kitchen. She was in kindergarten that year and was at home earlier than the boys were . . . because, if they had been home, there would be four spoons and lots of fingers in the cake batter! [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] I will add pages here and there throughout this cookbook, which will only have recipes and no photos. Above are two more pumpkin dessert recipes. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Pumpkin Face Stickers[/url][/b][/u] (used as a mask) the leaf is from an old freebie – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Kotteder Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Maplebrook Studios [b]Fonts are:[/b] Caecilia LT Light, Century Gothic &amp; Pea Beth C<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:40:06 +0000 *throwback thursday* 1977 birthday party <a href=";title=2athrowback-thursday-2a-1977-birthday-party&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="beth_s_3rd_birthday.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="beth_s_3rd_birthday.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: A throwback Thursday photo . . . a day early. I’ve used a few photos from our daughter’s third birthday from the summer of 1977. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Heart Today Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 01 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 01 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Watery Spots No. 13[/b] coming soon [u][b][url=]Worn Hearts[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 29[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:25:24 +0000 * Let there be PEACE on earth * <a href=";title=2a-let-there-be-peace-on-earth-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Peace_on_Earth_layout_july_2014web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Peace_on_Earth_layout_july_2014web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [u][b][url=]This link[/url][/b][/u] takes you to the [b]General Digital Talk forum[/b] where Brenda introduces this new challenge. . . . here is my layout for PEACE. I’ve always loved this [b]Studio DD[/b] template designed by Janet Long, but have never thought of a way to use it until today . . . seems like it was the perfect answer to the page inspired by the Vince Gill version of the 1955 hymn by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson. Our daughter went to a girls came for many years and I worked there to for several years where &quot;Let There be Peace on Earth&quot; was on of the favorites sung around the campfire and at vespers. It is also is a hymn, which our grandson sings in the Youth Choir at our church. I “googled” the name of this beautiful song and found the inspirational history of it . . . if you love the song, you will be interested to read about it I think. [b]Journaling:[/b] When seeing all of the violence in the middle east . . . and hearing Vince Gill sing this song on my computer this morning, I was inspired to create this page as a sort of prayer for peace all over the world . . . a prayer for all of those people in harms way. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Buttoned Up: Love[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chevron Cardstock: Citrus Berry Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chevron Cardstock: Faded Berry Value Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chevron Cardstock Orchard Value Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 063[/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=]Peace Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (made into a vellum overlay) [b]Font: Pea Annalee[/b] The [b]dove[/b] with the olive branch is free clipart from the internet<br /><br />21 comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Oh! Brother <a href=";title=oh-21-brother&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Oh_Brother_20140712.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Oh_Brother_20140712.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: A photo from the 4th of July weekend at the reunion of the small community where my husband’s family lived. This one was taken with three of the brothers in the front yard of the house where they were all born and grew up. [b]Journaling:[/b] The Homesteads reunion was today and several of the brothers &amp; sisters were up at the old home place to see old friends from the years when they all grew up there. After the festivities, the “boys” went back to the house to put in the vent covers, which Ed had made to replace the old ones. As the story goes, other than the vent covers being the original ones from 1934 . . . Ed &amp; John had knocked holes into the screening when they were children in the early 1950’s. The holes were still there, so it was appropriate that Ed was the one who made the new ones. . . 65 years later! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Be Labeled: Love[/url][/b][/u] (recolored) [b]Brushed Words: Boys[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Evergreens Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (staples) [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mail Room No. 01 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Watery Brushes + Stamps No. 03[/b] (coming soon) [b]Font:[/b] CK Jot I loved the way Katie arranged these new watery brushes on the cover of this new kit coming out soon . . . and decided that I would use them just exactly as she so artistically placed them and in the same colors for my layout! I think that they will be great used as individual brushes too, and plan to do another page with a couple later on.<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:37:19 +0000 *Type-A Challenge* . . . 'Y'ou! <a href=";title=2atype-a-challenge-2a-27y-27ou-21&amp;cat=790"><img class="imgborder" title="readstoomuch_YOU_20140703.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="readstoomuch_YOU_20140703.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: There is a new DD challenge up on the blog this morning, called “Type A”. It is all about typography . . . our wonderful alphabet! Check out the [u][b][url=]Designer Digitals blog[/url][/b][/u] to see what Beckie, Debi and I have created for this introductory challenge post. My page is one of our granddaughters in our pool last summer . . . when I glanced at the photo as I whizzed through my photos I thought “Y”! I thought you and a layout idea came into my head after I thought my mojo had dissolved completely. [b]Journaling:[/b] You stayed at our house for a few days last summer and had such a good time in the swimming pool every day! You really had just learned to swim well without your life jacket and loved the freedom this gave you to jump, flop and dive into the water. Today you were a starfish and a frog . . . today you were YOU! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Inline Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (used as photo mask) [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Toned Paint Masks No. 01[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]White Sticker Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wonderful You Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:01:48 +0000 day 180: 2014 . . . 365 book <a href=";title=day-180-3a-2014-365-book&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-01-19.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-01-19.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another day scrapped for my POTD book for 2014. I’m getting a little behind . . . at least 25 pages unscrapped to date . . . #gottacatchup! I love to sew, love to knit, have done a little quilting . . . but, never took up a crochet hook before. I am taking out more rows than I am crocheting anew so far, but I'm learning and getting better each day. My grandmother and my Aunts would love that I'm finally learning! [b]Journaling:[/b] I am finally learning to crochet . . . and making a pretty chevron blanket with my friends, Doris from Canada, Carol from Australia, Steph from Indiana &amp; Chrissy from Scotland. I love the yarn I picked out and hope that it looks as nice made up as it does on the skeins!! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />6 comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:14:24 +0000 * pogo-stick * Saturday ScrapLift <a href=";title=2a-pogo-stick-2a-saturday-scraplift&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="pogo_stick_2014-left.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="pogo_stick_2014-left.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: What fun to lift “the Boss” today for the Saturday ScrapLift! [b]Love Katie’s page![/b] Thanks Linda for the fun challenge today. I’ve used a few fun photos, which my daughter took of our grandson recently. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 10[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pack No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Wood Veneer Stars No. 02[/b] (coming soon)<br /><br />21 comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:34:19 +0000 James's Hot Chicken Salad: Family Cookbook <a href=";title=james-27s-hot-chicken-salad-3a-family-cookbook&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="james_s_hot_chicken_salad.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="james_s_hot_chicken_salad.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [I]Finally I have scrapped another recipe page for my Family Cookbook. This is a recipe from my daughter-in-law, which was cooked at our house by our grandson (who just happens to be a budding chef! At the rate I’m doing recipes for this book, it is going to take me ten years to finish! Ugh[/I] [b]Journaling:[/b] James did lots of cooking in my kitchen this winter while he was sick and had to be out of school . . . yummy scrambled eggs . . . grilled cheese sandwiches &amp; hot chicken salad were just a few of this recipes. He called his mom one day to get her recipe for the chicken salad he liked. We bought the ingredients at Kroger’s and he mixed it up and baked it for our lunch. We divided it into little individual servings to freeze so he could pop one out to eat whenever he was hungry. This was a great alternative to his favorite Chick-fil-a nuggets, which he wasn’t allowed to have because of all the salt in them. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Cooked Digital Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (spoon) – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Painted Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Simple Recipe Album[/url][/b][/u] (quotation) [b]Fonts used are:[/b] Century Gothic, Caecilia LT Light, Capitolis TypOasis<br /><br />5 comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:07:49 +0000 * geography homework * SSL <a href=";title=2a-geography-homework-2a-ssl&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1984_homework.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1984_homework.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I made this layout with today’s [b]Saturday Scraplift[/b] inspiration page, [u][b][url=http://;title=let-the-journey-begin]Let the Journey Begin[/url][/b][/u] from Pam aka [b]hdubois43[/b]. The photograph is an old one from 1984 of our son taken when he was studying a map for his geography class. I'm not sure which background paper I like . . . the dark kraft or the lightened kraft! I am so indecisive! :( [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Journaling:[/b] Kevin has just begun the fifth grade at Reeves-Rogers and is working on his geography assignment about maps. His teacher is Mrs. Craig . . . he seems to be enjoying his new teacher and geography this year! (on the curved path) “It looks like you were pretty good at getting to your homework on this day . . . you like learning about maps and traveling and being on the move!” [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Teal[/url][/b][/u] (color altered a bit) [u][b][url=]Blendable Maps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Maps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageables No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Deckled Edge Photo Frames: Vintage No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LakeLand Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Road Trip Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]School Words No. 01 Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simple Classics: Traveler Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yellow Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:26:38 +0000 Happy Birthday, Janet! <a href=";title=happy-birthday-2c-janet-21&amp;cat=810"><img class="imgborder" title="brithday_card-Janet-2014.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="brithday_card-Janet-2014.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Please join me in wishing our talented Janet a happy birthday this morning! [u][b][url=]Birthday Hand Drawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Glorious Days Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]March Worn Papers[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twisted Dots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Birthday[/url][/b][/u] [b]Wooden Alphabet No. 19[/b] (coming soon)<br /><br />25 comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:27:24 +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 * Moses Puppy 01 * <a href=";title=2a-moses-puppy-01-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1984_MosesPuppy_page01.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1984_MosesPuppy_page01.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I opened up our 1984 scrapbook and now I can’t quit using them! I’m canning the entire album in and hoping that all of the good photos were put in the album. I have found a few blank spaces where the kids have probably taken the photos out of the album for one reason or another. (such as giving them to an old boyfriend or girlfriend!) These are a few that the kids had forgotten about when I mentioned them and sent emails with the photos to them. [b]Journaling:[/b] Page 01 . . . Living out in the country, we always seemed to have so many things that the children could find to occupy themselves. The creek running through the farm is but one of the things, which was always bringing fun and surprises to us. In September of 1984 when Kevin was 12 and Beth was ten years old, something new from the creek claimed the attention of our children. Kevin was up towards the road when he saw a tiny little black &amp; white puppy floundering in the water. He scooped him up and brought him to the house . . . the pup was quickly adopted by all four of the children and given the name of Moses, because he was brought forth from the waters. Tiny Moses has his much-needed first bath from Kevin and Beth today. He didn’t seem to mind it at all either. All four of the children lavished him with hugs and kisses . . . so after the life he had lived in his young life so far, I am sure that he loved being with our family. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Faded Berry Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Thicker Inked Words No. 10[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:55:26 +0000 * Moses Puppy 02 * <a href=";title=2a-moses-puppy-02-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1984_MosesPuppy_page02.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1984_MosesPuppy_page02.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I opened up our 1984 scrapbook and now I can’t quit using them! I’m canning the entire album in and hoping that all of the good photos were put in the album. I have found a few blank spaces where the kids have probably taken the photos out of the album for one reason or another. (such as giving them to an old boyfriend or girlfriend!) These are a few that the kids had forgotten about when I mentioned them and sent emails with the photos to them. [b]Journaling:[/b] Page 02 . . . I suppose that one of the boys phoned Robert and Marty to come over and join in the fun with the new puppy. To complete the welcoming committee we had our two big dogs, Chance and Maggie and three of the newest litter of kittens. Moses was unsure about eating with the kitten after getting swatted one or twice! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Faded Berry Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Thicker Inked Words No. 10[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:55:15 +0000 * His Nibs* SatScrapLift <a href=";title=2a-his-nibs-2a-satscraplift&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1984-11_kids_with_Nibblets1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1984-11_kids_with_Nibblets1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’ve scrapped an old photograph (a Throwback Thursday type photo) to use with today’s Saturday Scraplift of Pam’s aka [b]bawzie[/b] [u][b][url=;title=it-27s-me-ruby-jo&amp;cat=500]”it’s me Ruby Jo”[/url][/b][/u]. Thanks, Connie for choosing this sweet and pretty layout for today’s lift . . . it was such fun to play with! [b]Journaling:[/b] The day is early November in 1984. Mr. &amp; Mrs. Sikes have just left our house with their horse trailer after leaving your kiddos a wonderful gift. You see, your dad was looking for a good horse for the four of you to ride. A gentle horse. . . . a horse that was used to having lots of children around. He talked to the Sikes about selling us one of their horses from the riding school . . . they happened to have a horse who was getting too old to be ridden hard every day and told us that we could have Nibblets. They arrived the very next day and dropped him off . . . warning us that he could step nimbly across any cattle grate we had . . . and he did! We found him tied to a gas pump at Anderson’s store down the old road. Nibblets wasn’t fond of being led by Beth back home in the rain for two long miles . . . Beth wasn’t thrilled with that trip either! Neither was Mom who followed closely in the old station wagon. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Alandia Tropics Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Rancheros Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corkboard Hearts No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Chevrons Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (new in the store) [u][b][url=]Make A Choice Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (new in the store) [u][b][url=]Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sports Brushes and Stamps Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u] P.S. Looks like I have some rehab to do on my journaling . . . thanks to a proofreading friend * :) * I see that I've used house when I should have used horse more than once! I am terrible . . . good thing that I wasn't called upon to write the Constitution of the United States way back when, isn't it?<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 07 Jun 2014 15:40:44 +0000 Bess 1975 *Template Smash-Up* <a href=";title=bess-1975-2atemplate-smash-up-2a&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="Bess_August-1974_StrawHat.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Bess_August-1974_StrawHat.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My page is for the [b]Template Smash-Up on the DD Blog[/b] this week. I used only the two challenge templates and a few items from Lynn’s beautiful and new [b]Long Wave Kit[/b]. The photographs are of our youngest child made in the summer of 1975. [b]Journaling:[/b] We were living in Neptune, New Jersey while stationed at Ft. Monmouth the first three years Bess’s life. These photos were made when you were 14 months old in the front yard of our house in Shark River Hills. HaHee &amp; PaPa Pat sent this straw hat to one of your brothers for their birthday a couple of years earlier and you loved wearing it . . . and any other hat you could find! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 229[/url][/b][/u] – Studio DD [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 169[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [b]Long Wave Kit[/b] (coming soon) – Lynn Grieveson<br /><br />12 comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:51:30 +0000 Aino Lift * The Little Store 1996 * <a href=";title=aino-lift-2a-the-little-store-1996-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="the_little_store_1986.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="the_little_store_1986.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This layout is a memory of an important little grocery store for the neighborhood and community in which my grandmother lived. I have such fondness for the part, which it held in my childhood, my cousin’s childhoods and the childhood of our children. The page is a lift for today’s Saturday Scraplift of [b]Aino’s[/b] [u][b][url=;title=hello-there&amp;cat=500]Hello There[/url][/b][/u] layout [b]Journaling:[/b] Our family literally grew up with The Little Store in Cookeville. Mrs. Sparks opened her little grocery in 1948 when I was only three years old . . . I clearly remember walking to the Little Store with Mama to buy groceries from around that time. When I was a child at Capshaw School, I often stopped by Sparks Grocery for a Nehi Grape drink after school with my friends before walking to Mama’s house. This photo was made in the summer of 1987 . . . John Eric was visiting so he and I walked to the store with our grandchildren so they could sample a slice of our wonderful childhood there. Mrs. Opra Sparks and Miss Nellie Sparks are standing on the front porch with the children. Mr. &amp; Mrs. Sparks Grocery closed its doors in 1997 after 50 years of serving this neighborhood. It was the last small independent grocery in our county. This store, affectionately named “The Little Store” is sorely missed. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]December Woods Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Drawn Chevrons Paper Pack[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Find Joy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Fabulous Joys Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Circle Messages Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thick Alphabet And Numbers[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thick Months and Days Hand Drawn Words[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]TriPhemera Collage Sheet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]We Do Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 31 May 2014 23:45:28 +0000 * a blanket of love * <a href=";title=2a-a-blanket-of-love-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="mary_paul_s_flannel_quilt_2013_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="mary_paul_s_flannel_quilt_2013_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This started out as a page inspired by [b]jdcooper[/b] which I had in my favorites. I particularly loved the use of the Artsy Paint No. 01 . . . I had never used that particular kit and loved how it looked in [u][b][url=;title=floating&amp;cat=2482]Floating[/url][/b][/u]! Then I decided that I would make a page for an older Artsy Challenge and the Paint element really fit in with the colors of my photograph of the little quilt I was making. I tried to extend the photo out of the frame and use masking, but it was too busy . . . so, these Artsy brushes were exactly what I needed . . . no color changing needed either!! [b]Journaling:[/b] When Mary Paul was a newborn little one, her great-great Aunt Velma made her a pretty little pink quilt with animals all over it. Mary’s mama would cover her with it when she went into her little crib each night &amp; each naptime. As soon as she could crawl, she began dragging the little pink quilt from room to room . . . soon she was walking and would carry her pink quilt in her arms along with a baby doll or two or three. Too soon, she wasn’t a toddler anymore and had become a pretty little girl who still took her slightly worn and graying quilt everywhere. When little Mary would come to visit us, the ragged pinkish quilt was along and most time she would tell me that it needed a little patching . . . so patch we did. For nine years, she loved the little pink quilt and I patched the little pink quilt. That little pink quilt was getting smaller &amp; smaller and was actually disappearing before her eyes. This is when Mary Paul asked me to make a new quilt for her. We choose brightly colored pieces of flannel and cut them into squares . . . I sewed them together with a bit of softness between the layers and then quilted them into a brand new quilt. I have noticed that when I visit her house that the old pink blanket scraps are tucked under her pillow in a little bag, which I sewed for her and the new quilt is on the end of the bed! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Artsy Paint No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbling Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbling Words: Everyday Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touches of Paint Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] I used the following kits from Ali for my title: [u][b][url=]Creative Life Phrases Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Essential Words Hand Drawn Value Pack Vol. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]From The Desk Of Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hello Baby Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Night Night Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Thu, 29 May 2014 20:31:46 +0000 day 138: 2014 . . . 365 book <a href=";title=day-138-3a-2014-365-book&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-05-18.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-05-18.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another page for my 2014 365 POTD book . . . I’m not totally completely staying caught up . . . but, maybe about 80% with the calendar! Pretty good for me . . . I’ve usually dropped out of the race by May! This page is one of the days of my five gal cousins summer 2014 reunion! Shopping and seeing the sights are always fun . . . plus chatting, talking, reminiscing and planning our 2015 reunion! [b]Journaling:[/b] The five of us drove to downtown Roanoke for a tasty lunch at Billy’s along with lots of walking to and fro from store to store and all of the “must see” sights in the downtown Roanoke area. None of us bought very much . . . all of us had a wonderful time just looking at so many interesting things and talking, talking, talking and even more talking! This day was simply wonderful. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]TriPhemera Collage Sheet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />5 comments Sat, 24 May 2014 21:23:21 +0000 * amelia &amp; papa's ipad * <a href=";title=2a-amelia-26amp-3b-papa-27s-ipad-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="amelia_and_iPad_2013_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="amelia_and_iPad_2013_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: After looking at this I guess that Ali's quote serves a dual meaning. I meant it to mean that our lives wouldn't be the same without this darling granddaughter . . . but, life would not be the same these days without our electronics, would it? Of course, I am definitely not making a comparison!!! This little gal trumps it all. :) [b]Journaling:[/b] Amelia is playing with Papa’s iPad . . . in January of 2013 while she was staying a week with us at our house. It still amazes me that at only three year’s old, she has learned to do so much on this new “toy” of Papa’s! She, and all of the children are simply hypnotized with these electronic devices. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Blends No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hello Valentine Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Tidal Wave Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (color lightened) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Splashes Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 08[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Thu, 22 May 2014 16:33:17 +0000 * run back to mama * <a href=";title=2a-run-back-to-mama-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="new_baby_calf_-_2014_04-16.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="new_baby_calf_-_2014_04-16.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Having a new calf born is old hat on our farm, but here at our house it is a celebration! This little guy surprised us the night we came home from a trip to the beach. (Although today he did slip through the fence and welcomed me right in the yard near the garage . . . his mama was as close to the fence as she could possibly be . . . and was patiently waiting for him to come back to the pasture!) The buzzards I mentioned in my journaling seem to have moved on to road-kill and have left our baby alone. [b]Journaling:[/b] A few days after Thanksgiving last year, you brought three of your youngest heifers to our house from the farm to spend the winter. Little did you know, but they were all three going to have calves in the spring. Well, spring is here and so is the first of the little calves. His mama is number 47 . . . who is really to young to have a calf . . . but has turned out to be a wonderful little mama to his frisky baby. We had been to Florida for ten days . . . and saw the baby just as soon as we pulled in the driveway to the house. Michael and Mark have been coming out to check on things while we were gone and they think he was born on the 10th. The very next day he was up and running and the next day he was trying to climb up our big pile of dirt! The next day, Ed and Shane were working and several buzzards circling something . . . they went toward the creed and saw that they were circling the baby calf. There were fifteen of them trying to get at our baby boy. Ed had his gun wit h him and shot near the birds . . . this scared them off . . . now we are keeping a keen eye on the sky and I am keeping a large saucepan, a big soup ladle and some bottle rockets, a empty water bottle to hold them in and a book of matches should I need to fight buzzards when I am here alone. I’m not a huge fan of guns! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bird Watcher Silhouettes No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spackle No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taped Together Overlays No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Twists No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Torn Ends Photo Masks[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tropic Grunge Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twenty Fourteen Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watercolor Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Bookshelf: Dots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts:[/b] RNS Camelia &amp; TypoSlabserif Light [b]App[/b] used for watercolor technique - Waterlogue<br /><br />6 comments Fri, 16 May 2014 21:01:45 +0000 * little blue chairs 01 * <a href=";title=2a-little-blue-chairs-01-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="little_blue_chair_1948_page02.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="little_blue_chair_1948_page02.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Going through old photos this morning . . . thought of my old friends from church . . . wrote some of those thoughts down. Is this the beginning of yet another book, which will take me eons to finish? So many ideas . . . so little time!!! [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Anchors Away Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]April Kit[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 127[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske [u][b][url=]Geometrics Pastels Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson Tue, 13 May 2014 19:13:19 +0000 * little blue chairs 02 * <a href=";title=2a-little-blue-chairs-02-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="little_blue_chair_1948_page01.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="little_blue_chair_1948_page01.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Going through old photos this morning . . . thought of my old friends from church . . . wrote some of those thoughts down. Is this the beginning of yet another book, which will take me eons to finish? So many ideas . . . so little time!!! [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Anchors Away Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]April Kit[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 127[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske [u][b][url=]Geometrics Pastels Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 13 May 2014 19:10:09 +0000 *blessed* <a href=";title=2ablessed-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Blessed_are_the_pure_in_heart_copy_edited-1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Blessed_are_the_pure_in_heart_copy_edited-1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’ve finished about two dozen pages for this book of our grandchildren. I adore what Ali designed . . . it is so simple and easy to pull together with only a few photos, the wonderful selection of Bible verses which Ali has ready to just pull into her pages and a piece of Katie’s textured card stock. The page templates are designed so several designs using multiple numbers of photos are available. This photo is of our youngest grandchild with her brother and sister. I love the way Mark has cradled her little head and that Mary Paul is playing with Amelia's tiny one-day-old fingers as their daddy is holding all three children close. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Rejoice Layered Template Photobook[/url][/b][/u] - Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Tidal Wave Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] - Katie Pertiet I used [b]Myriad Pro[/b] font for a little bit of journaling on each page.<br /><br />8 comments Sat, 10 May 2014 02:15:58 +0000 *you rock that hat* <a href=";title=2ayou-rock-that-hat-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Cassie_YouRockThatHat_PRINT.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cassie_YouRockThatHat_PRINT.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Love this new photo of our granddaughter playing in my dress up clothes box a few weeks ago. [b]Journaling:[/b] Hey there Cassie . . . Papa &amp; Monnie had such a good time when you were at hour house this week! I love to watch you playing all by yourself . . . you have such a wonderful imagination and are so artistic when we pull out the crayons, markers, watercolors and papers in my sewing room. I like to watch you delve into the play-clothes box and dress up . . . loved to watch you try on all of the old hats today. This one was your Aunt Bee’s Easter hat from about 30 years ago when she was just a little bit older than you are now. Loved seeing Aunt Lucy’s hats on your head and laughed when you put a little tutu skirt on your head and dance around the room like an upside down ballerina! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Alandia Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Buttoned: Energy[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brianna Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Authentic[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dara Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Chevrons Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (recolored) [u][b][url=]Layered Memories No. 012[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thank You For Trying Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (altered) [u][b][url=]Watchet Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watchet Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Wed, 07 May 2014 02:23:40 +0000 day 112: 2014 . . . 365 book <a href=";title=day-112-3a-2014-365-book&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-04-22.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-04-22.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’m still perking along with my 365 book for this year . . . and, I’m still having fun with it! My husband always has to have a huge project going on at our house or at our farm. this one is going to take a few years I’m afraid! [b]Journaling:[/b] Ed has a new project brewing . . . he had decided to clear all for the undergrowth and dead trees from the land between the swimming pool and the pond. This is a huge undertaking, since it entails clearing it all by his hands with chainsaws. This is just the first pile he burned . . . I missed getting a photograph of it burning with the scary orange flames reaching as high as the trees. Maybe I’ll get a shot of the next pile he burns. This fall he will plant dozens of trees to replace all those lost in the tornado three years ago. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Leaf Clusters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 08[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Thu, 01 May 2014 11:37:50 +0000 Pantone Paint Chips *Saturday ScrapLift* <a href=";title=pantone-paint-chips-2asaturday-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="pantone_cards_copy.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="pantone_cards_copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This layout is for Lynn's [b]Saturday Scraplift[/b] this week. [b]Ernie88[/b] created a terrific layout which was perfect for the lift! Thanks for the fun!! I love the pretty colors in the beautiful collection of products this week and while flipping through my iPhoto files to find a photo to use today, I came upon this shot made a couple of months ago of a display of Pantone paint chips I snapped at Lowes for no reason at all! Colors were perfect. [I]After seeing this up in the gallery, I think that I am going back to Lowe's and take another photo . . . this one doesn't thrill me.[/I] :( [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 10[/url][/b][/u] - Katie Pertiet [b]CutUps: Everyday No. 03[/b] (coming soon) - Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Date Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (used as mask) - Katie Pertiet [b]Just Linens No 56: Eskas[/b] (coming soon) - Maplebrook Studios [b] Readymade Borders: May[/b] (coming soon) - Kayleigh Wiles for Studio DD [b]50 States + US Territories Brushes &amp; Stamps[/b] (Colorado altered to create Color) - Ali Edwards [b] Stitched Chevrons No. 01[/b] (coming soon) - Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] - Katie Pertiet [b]Font:[/b] Lithos Pro<br /><br />16 comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:55:04 +0000 template smash-up *hello sunshine* <a href=";title=template-smash-up-2ahello-sunshine-2a&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="amelia_march092014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="amelia_march092014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have decided that I LOVE to play around with the Template Smash Up challenges. This one took some thinking on my part . . . I was stumped and played around with the different pieces from both templates for way too long! This is what I came up with using the templates and two new items from Lynn &amp; Katie, which will be in the store really soon. Take a look at the challenge on the DD Blog. The photo is one of one of our granddaughters made recently. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 059[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielski [u][b][url=]Walking on Sunshine Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Swooshy Sentiments No. 01[/b] – Katie Pertiet (coming soon) [b]Audrey Kit[/b] – Lynn Grieveson (coming soon)<br /><br />10 comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:38:31 +0000 Easter morning walk to church *iTunes* <a href=";title=easter-morning-walk-to-church-2aitunes-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="Easter_walk_to_church_April202014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Easter_walk_to_church_April202014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I love the days when a new [b]iTunes challenge[/b] pops up on the DD Blog! Today’s CD cover is so cool and was such fun to create with. Thanks Mel for the fun challenge! We spent the Easter weekend with our daughter and her family this year. The church is only a block or two from our daughter’s home, so on days when the parking lots over flow or when the weather is especially pretty we all walk to church on Sunday. On Easter Sunday this year, the parking lots were full, the street parking was full and the weather was especially beautiful . . . so the seven of us set out for the ten minute walk to church. (I will admit that my high heels were a bit wobbly when traversing the cracked sidewalks!) [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Anyday Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]School Words No. 02 Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Times Of Your Life Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Training Handrawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Botanicals Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Corners and Edges Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [b]Anzio Kit (stems)[/b] - coming soon I used Waterlogued App on my phone for the photo changes.<br /><br />14 comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:30:57 +0000 *on the tailgate* <a href=";title=2aon-the-tailgate-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2013_kids_on_the_back_of_the_truck02_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2013_kids_on_the_back_of_the_truck02_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: These five grandchildren were being quiet happy enjoying their Coke Floats . . . I went inside to grab my camera and returned to find the eldest giving lessons on how to get the spoons to stick to their noses. This turned out quiet successfully . . . but, my camera battery was dead! One of these days I will have a batch of spoons and a batch of grandchildren and take a photo of all the noses with spoons attached to each . . . and a freshly charged battery in my camera! [b]Journaling:[/b] Today Papa’s little truck just happened to be sitting in the drive . . . the kids just happened to have cups full of yummy Coca-Cola floats . . . the truck just happened to have the tail-gate down . . . and, the kids just happened to need a comfortable &amp; sturdy place to sit down to eat. And, next . . . their spoons just happened to need to somehow stick to all five noses eventually! Lots of good things coming to the store really soon! [b]Credits:[/b] [b]Artsy Mr. McGregor Value Pack[/b] (string) – coming soon [b] Pocket Card Splits No.07[/b] - coming soon (a couple of blocks were added to this little splits template and then the whole thing enlarged to fill my page) [b] Readymade Borders: Traveler[/b] – coming soon [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Candies Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Tidal Wave Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts:[/b] Bell MT &amp; Channel Left Slanted<br /><br />8 comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:22:20 +0000 oatmeal cookies *my cookbook* <a href=";title=oatmeal-cookies-2amy-cookbook-2a&amp;cat=2377"><img class="imgborder" title="Amelia_Photo_oatmeal_cookies-FamilyCookbook_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Amelia_Photo_oatmeal_cookies-FamilyCookbook_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [I]I’ve made another recipe for my family cookbook. The photo is of our youngest granddaughter . . . I’ve used this photo to make a previous layout, but I wanted to use it on this recipe for the cookies, which our daughter makes. Bess made them for her grandmother, who was living with our family for a few years. HaHee had a real sweet tooth and loved these cookies so much . . . of course, anything her only granddaughter made had to be wonderful to her! (I seem to have inherited my mother’s sweet tooth!)[/I] I keep a stash of out-of-date spices and mixes in a sack for the grands to pull out when they want to &quot;cook&quot;. [b]Journaling:[/b] When Bess was home from for Easter break in 1996, she found this oatmeal cookie recipe in a magazine. HaHee was living with us at the time, and Bess made the cookies for her. She loved them just as we all did . . . so, Bess made them often when she would come home from school for a little visit. While I made the real oatmeal cookies . . . Anderson who was almost three years old stirred up a concoction of oatmeal, water, mustard, sprinkles, catsup &amp; out-of-date spices from my grandchildren’s cooking stash! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Cooked Digital Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (spoon) – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Painted Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (used for spilled oatmeal near the bowl) – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Seaside Patterns Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske [u][b][url=]Simple Patterns No. 01 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske [u][b][url=]Simple Patterns No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske (the bowl was made by using the shape tool in PSE. I snipped &amp; merged different shapes to get what I wanted and then clipped the papers to them) [b]Fonts used:[/b] PBeth C, Caecilia LT Light, Capitolis TypOasis &amp; Century Gothic<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:01:03 +0000 birthday buttercream: Family Recipe Book <a href=";title=birthday-buttercream-3a-family-recipe-book&amp;cat=2377"><img class="imgborder" title="buttercream_frosting_-_8_x_10_cookbook_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="buttercream_frosting_-_8_x_10_cookbook_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: It has been awhile since I have added a page for my Family Cookbook. This page is a recipe, which I’ve used, in the past few years for birthday cakes. The kids love it . . . but love to lick it straight off of the cake better than waiting until the celebration I think! [b]Journaling:[/b] While some of the children were visiting in March I made a birthday cake for Mark and Uncle Mark so we could celebrate their birthday’s. This year it was Batman . . . Mark loves Batman now and Uncle Mark loved him when he was four too! Andrew is tasting the cake before our party in this photo. I’m not sure where I got this recipe. I doubt it was from Mother, Aunt Velma or Aunt Lucy . . . because I think that meringue power is a relatively new item in our groceries. This is perfect for a birthday cake with sprinkles, batman and lots of bats for these two little boys. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bats and Potions Kit[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Cooked Digital Stamps[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet Fonts: Caecilia LT Light, Capitalis TypOasis, Century Gothic &amp; PBeth C<br /><br />11 comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:16:37 +0000 sunshine *template smashup* <a href=";title=sunshine-2atemplate-smashup-2a&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="MP_and_A_in_pool_2013_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MP_and_A_in_pool_2013_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Our grandchildren enjoy out swimming pool so much and can’t wait until the first toe dip in the spring! Most all of them have tried getting in the water in March or November . . . quickly getting out as soon as they turn blue. This photo was made last summer in June, so the water was warm and the kids were happy! Today is the first time I have done a page for the Template Smashup . . . what fun! I rearranged the LayerWorks all over the place and used the circles and rectangles from Ali’s template. I can’t wait to see which templates the next Smashup is going to include! Thanks for the fun, Wendy! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Ali Edwards Layered Template No. 16[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 366[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet Rose Bay Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 01 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:38:10 +0000 grandmother ollie *sat. scraplift* <a href=";title=grandmother-ollie-2asat-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1911_Ollie_Miller_Kerley_grandmother-02_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1911_Ollie_Miller_Kerley_grandmother-02_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I am loving [b]Marye’s[/b] wonderful layouts . . . and, I especially love the cool one chosen this week by Connie for the Saturday Scraplift. I ended up with something quiet different than the idea in my head originally . . . so apologies to Marye! Somehow my page morphed into the use of thee frames in a row rather than my original three tones of the same photo and the “grandmother” element like Marye’s “grandfather” element! I still have my original try saved, so I’ll go back and try another layout using the toned tri-photo! The two photographs are of my husband’s fiery redheaded grandmother as a young woman. We think this must have been her wedding photograph. My husband's family really knows very little about her other than that she was a school teacher married to a Judge and had one daughter. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frame Me No. 02A[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frame Me No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Golden Essentials No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hung Up Photo Frames No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Clusters MegaPak[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Definitions Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts used:[/b] Mom’s Typewriter &amp; Jane Austin<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:59:10 +0000 *april fool's joke* day 91: 2014 . . . 365 book <a href=";title=2aapril-fool-27s-joke-2a-day-91-3a-2014-365-book&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-03-01_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-03-01_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have many pages finished for this book . . . having fun with this year’s POTD project! We have a farm in the next county over from where we live . . . my husband raises Black Angus cows there. Something is beleaguering our newborn calves from time to time. We lost one recently and are fairly sure that it is coyotes who killed the little fellow. The Shell service station down the road from us is very kind to save the unsold hot dogs for us at the end of each day, so Ed can put them out for the critters. He is hopeful that a Critter Cam can help him narrow down the culprit. I think that he likes to play detective!! [I](An April Fool’s Day joke played on my husband this year, was this photograph of a ground hog, blue jay, squirrel &amp; crows visiting his hot dog site. He fell for it! And, was amazed that they were all there at once. Actually the critters were there individually . . . definitely not together! I don’t believe that all four of these fellows would have gotten along to well as a group! My husband was dumbfounded when he saw this photograph today. The photographs of the racoon and possum weren’t good at all, as they were made in the evening and very burry. Those two seem to coexist very well. Gotta love the power of Photoshop, don’t we? It was so easy to blend all of the critters into one photo.) In all, the Critter Cam took multiple photos of the crows (the only ones which actually were eating the hot dogs for the camera), the groundhog, an army of squirrels, one beautiful tortoise-shell cat, the blue jay, several possums and raccoons and one or two curious cows![/I] [b]Journaling:[/b] Ed has the Tiger Mart down the road save the unsold hot dogs for him to take to the farm to feed the critters. He bought a Critter Cam this week and installed it at the farm to see just who is eating those hot dogs! He hopes that it is coyotes so he can go there and sit inside the old house and pick off a few of them. He had a newborn calf killed by coyotes recently, and wants them gone if possible. This blue jay, groundhog, squirrel &amp; pair of crows played an April’s Fool’s Day prank on him!!! The coyotes are continuing to remain very wily! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Ingrid Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />21 comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:00:11 +0000 photo swap for Rache <a href=";title=photo-swap-for-rache&amp;cat=2389"><img class="imgborder" title="Danica_2014_RachePhotoSwap_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Danica_2014_RachePhotoSwap_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I was thrilled to be paired up with Rache and then when she sent me her photo of her darling niece, Danica I knew that this was going to be a fun photo to work with. I adore Danica’s sweet face and the bright colors in the photograph. [b]Journaling:[/b] This is my darling niece, Danica. She calls me Mommy and is the sweetest little girl in our house.. In this photograph Danica and my daughter are playing with chalk and I just had to take a photo of them. I find the smeared chalk on her face and her expression so cute! If you look closely you can see the green chalk on her cute face! Danica really looks, as thought she is thoroughly studying the chalk, doesn’t she? [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Alicia Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]All Bent Up: Hearts No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Celebration Of Life Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Love Sentiment Strips[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Misty Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />22 comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:33:10 +0000 a story of friendships &amp; blessings <a href=";title=a-story-of-friendships-26amp-3b-blessings&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="wooden_cross_layout_2014_03_24_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="wooden_cross_layout_2014_03_24_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Just one of many stories of friendship and blessings. [b]Journaling[/b] Last night our birthday group of eight friends, met at Aleta’s house to celebrate Carol’s birthday. Aleta broke her leg two weeks ago, so we have all been going to her house rather than the Chop House for our weekly Monday lunches together and now for this birthday supper too. Last night, we all stopped for take out food and then met at 5:30 to eat and catch up on how Aleta is doing. A large group from church has just recently returned from 10 days in the Holy Land. Olivia, Carol &amp; Lucinda all went and brought each of us a beautiful and sweet smelling Olive wood hand carved cross back home as a remembrance. My cross is so beautiful with the thread like veining in the wood and I absolutely love it. I can’t decide whether to have a screw placed in the top so I can wear it as a necklace or to keep it with my Bible to hold in my hands. It is truly lovely . . . a beautiful treasure . . . and, the most perfect gift from these three wonderful friends who were so very thoughtful to think of the rest of us while they were in Jerusalem. We had a delightful visit and caught up on everyone’s goings on this past week and as always enjoyed each other’s company so much. Last night was one, which we will all as friends, traveling companions and Monday lunch buddies for the past 30 years! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Artsy Botanical: Cerrel Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Blends No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Paints No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bible Quotes No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Conifere Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lens Flare Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sidelined Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Citrus Berry Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:04:55 +0000 Daily iLife *Sat. Lift* <a href=";title=daily-ilife-2asat-lift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="iphone_camera_apps-web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="iphone_camera_apps-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Here is my take on today’s Saturday Scraplift. I adore the page which Deanie created of her adorable grandson . . . so happy that it was chosen by Lynnie for the lift today! (If my iPhone apps had a counter . . . these would be the apps which I go to most of all right now.) [b]Journaling:[/b] just a few of my favorite apps for my iPhone . . . are you app crazy too? . collect . mobile monet . instaweather . yahoo weather . instagram . sol free . waterlogue . pic-tap-go . what’s app . ps express . word feud . percolator . icalendar . google . ancestry . bokeh lens . photo transfer . flow free . facebook . ruzzle . goodreads . glaze . overdrive . [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]J-Card Stamps: Icons No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]J-Card Stamps: Icons No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (used for the app shape mask) [u][b][url=]Pointies Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simple Patterns No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Seaside Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />21 comments Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:22:54 +0000 day 74: 2014 <a href=";title=day-74-3a-2014&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-03-15_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-03-15_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another of my 2014 365 book pages . . . [b]Journaling:[/b] Amelia &amp; Monnie went to town this morning . . . did a little shopping at Target and then ate lunch at Chick-fil-A. When we got back home, Papa was home from the farm and ready to take this sweet girl on a little adventure. First they watered the baby trees that Papa had dug up and next took a walk toward the river. Just over the bridge and to the right is the big Sage Grass “forest” which is such fun to run in and play hide and seek! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Brianna Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />14 comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:23:09 +0000 little froggy *color challenge* <a href=";title=little-froggy-2acolor-challenge-2a&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="Cassie_froggy_2010_06_27_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cassie_froggy_2010_06_27_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another favorite photo which has been on the back burner to be scrapped . . . the color challenge *green* was just the ticket to use with my photo of our little granddaughter swimming in the creek. [b]Journaling:[/b] Ken &amp; his family were here for four days this week. They stayed at the farm and on Saturday Papa &amp; Monnie picked up Mitchell &amp; Henry and we all joined them for the day. The Creek is always the main draw at our house on a hot day, and today was a classic Southern hot summers day! Our little 3 &amp; 1/2 year old Cassie was the day’s star swimmer. Actually, the creek is only about a foot deep in places so she could lie on her belly and peek out of the water like a little frog. She had such fun and we had such fun watching her too. I thought that she looked just like a little frog peeking his heard above the water! June 27th 2010 [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]All Bent Up: Hearts No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Banner Strip Words: Spring No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Buttoned: Harvest[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Candy Hearts No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 068[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Date Strips No. 05[/url][/b][/u] (marker ring) [u][b][url=]Dragon Trainer Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frog Prince Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hey Missy Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Nana’s Buttons[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]NeuClassic Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pinked Circles: Pink[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Plastic Alphabet Brilliants[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Plastic Alphabet Brilliants[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Polar Mountain Glitter Flakes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sentiment Flairs No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 03:26:33 +0000 a story *at the top of the stairs* <a href=";title=a-story-2aat-the-top-of-the-stairs-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="M_2010_05_24_church_stairs_WEB.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="M_2010_05_24_church_stairs_WEB.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have a file of pages which I never completed . . . they are pages which I just lost interest in and filed them away for another day! Here is one where I loved the story (I till smile when I remember our little fellow moving up the church stairs backwards with his stiff Easter shoes left on the bottom steps) . . . and sitting on top wiping tears from his eyes. All of the people sidestepping him is too funny . . . most of them stopped to offer a bit of sympathy. [b]Journaling:[/b] When Mark had just turned four, he stayed at our house for a week all by himself. We dressed him in his Easter suit and his new shoes for church on Sunday. After church he scurried out of the sanctuary and we found him sitting on the stairs close to the bottom, crying . . . he inched up step by step until he was almost to the top. He had abandoned his new shoes on the way up . . . they hurt his sweet little just barely four year old feet! [b]ButterflyEphemeraNo1[/b] (coming soon) [b]FadingChevronsNo1[/b] (coming soon) [b]FlairMinisNo3[/b] (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Albia Washi Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 54[/url][/b][/u] [b]MarlowCollection[/b] (coming soon) [b]ThickerInkedWordsNo7[/b] (coming soon) do you notice all of the new items which are coming soon? there are many more just as wonderful! I enjoy the poetry for children (and for me) of A.A. Milne. I remember reading Winnie the Pooh . . . but, even though we loved the little fat bear, my children and I loved Milne's poetry even more . . . this one has long been a favorite of mine. I had to include it on this page . . . even though my page ended up quiet cluttered in my eye!<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:23:20 +0000 day 22: 2014 . . . 365 book <a href=";title=day-22-3a-2014-365-book&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-01-22_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-01-22_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another of my 2014 365 book pages . . . I am actually still staying pretty much caught up! [b]Journaling:[/b] The thermostat is turned up . . . temperature is way down to nasty &amp; icy tonight and the wind is howling, so I’ve got a pot of Aunt Velma’s vegetable soup on the stove cooking. There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup and a pan of cornbread to warm up a bad day! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:00:10 +0000 sullivan's island *saturday lift* <a href=";title=sullivan-27s-island-2asaturday-lift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="sullivan_s_island_nov_2013_01_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="sullivan_s_island_nov_2013_01_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: The [b]Saturday Scraplift[/b] on the DD Blog this week was such fun to work with . . . Wendy chose [b]Georgetown in Fall[/b] created by [b]Lisabarrie[/b]. I really like the double photographs and the skillful layering &amp; brushwork. This is page 01 of two pages celebrating our beach day on Sullivan's Island! [b]Journaling:[/b] On Kathie’s bucket list was a visit Sullivan’s Island, because the book, Sullivan’s Island is a favorite of hers . . . we are all so glad that she found this lovely quiet beach for us to enjoy this week. [b]Credits:[/b] [b]Ad Inspiration from Feb. 22nd 2014 [u][b][url=]Algot Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Love Expanded Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cut Ups: Destination[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched Stars: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Date Tags No. 2A[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ephemera Torn Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Finer Things No. 01 Slate Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Chevrons Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 18[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lars Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layered Memories No. 008[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pacifica Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Symbology GeoTags + BONUS Brush Set[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] *P.S. Guess who is kneeling in the surf taking photos? Yup . . . it is our fabulous Kathie!<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:44:05 +0000 . . . cowgirl . . . [saturday scraplift] <a href=";title=cowgirl-saturday-scraplift&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="cassie_with_cowboy_hat_2013_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cassie_with_cowboy_hat_2013_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This page is a favorite photograph of our 7-year-old granddaughter. I’ve made it for Connie’s Saturday March 1st Scraplift. It is a lift of the pretty artsy page from [b]Bawzie[/b] in the gallery last week. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Assorted Tapes No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bible Quotes No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, White and Tan Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hand Drawn Numbers 1-31 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 50[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 08[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />22 comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:45:16 +0000 day 39: 2014 <a href=";title=day-39-3a-2014&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-02-08_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-02-08_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another page for my 2014 POTD book . . . deep conversation! Katie has made us some more terrific thin frames! I love the new deckled edge thin frames . . . they are perfect to mingle between her Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat. I am using both sets for this book and love having the look of different frames. [b]Journaling:[/b] Ed is deep in conversation with sister, Linda. With such a large family as is our family, there is always a deep conversation going on with someone! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Black Black Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] - Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet the telephone was made using the &quot;cookie cutter tool&quot; in PSE [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />17 comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:39:01 +0000 I love you as much . . . <a href=";title=i-love-you-as-much&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2014-01-31_Amelia_Sweetheart.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014-01-31_Amelia_Sweetheart.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another fabulous new [b]Layerworks[/b] is coming to the DD store very soon . . . it is wonderful and was just the ticket for this photograph and conversation of our youngest grandchild. I made no changes to it other than adding the background paper and the font substitution! Could anything be easier than this? [b]Journaling:[/b] Amelia . . . you are such a little sweetheart. Your mama sent us a text with this photograph &amp; a video of you in it. In that video, you were talking to your mama saying, “I love you as much as God loves me and to the moon and back . . . ”. Your mama said, this is what she always tells me! My sweet baby girl . . . she melts me each and every time she tells me [b]Credits:[/b] [b]LayerWorks No. 421[/b] (coming soon) – Studio DD [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet Varela Round font<br /><br />14 comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:57:37 +0000 day 48: 2014 <a href=";title=day-48-3a-2014&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-01-16_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-01-16_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’m chugging along . . . this is fun this year . . . no pressure . . . so simple that I can actually get it done! If I fall a little behind, it is so easy to catch up. Journaling: Near the end of last season, I purchased this scraggly hydrangea in a clearance sale. Because I’m lazy, I didn’t get it planted . . . it has had plenty of water over the winter, so I’m looking forward to putting it in the ground soon and watching it grow green and produce it’s beautiful blooms! Credits: [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:21:07 +0000 Travel with Friends &quot;SSL&quot; <a href=";title=travel-with-friends-26quot-3bssl-26quot-3b&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Traveling_Friends_web_11-20131.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Traveling_Friends_web_11-20131.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Love the layout posted by Brenda (bbe) using a half page heart filled with photographs . . . Kelly chose a perfect layout for her Saturday Scraplift this weekend! My page is from a trip last autumn with a group of DD friends to Florida/Georgia/South Carolina . . . we had such fun . . . so I thought that a suitcase full of good friends would fill the bill for a lift of Brenda's cool layout. After seeing my layout in the Gallery I had a change of heart . . . so I wiggled things around . . . changed the alpha out to [b]MBS Jelly Alpha No. 14[/b] . . . and whitened the background on the journalers a bit. Here is the original which is on the DD Blog for today’s SSL . . . the updated one is above. What do you think? [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Arrow Outline Sentiments Travel Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Yellow[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Labeled: Harvest[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Honeycomb Layered Template No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Naturally Krafty No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pack No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tied Fasteners No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Travel Line Stacks Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Suitcase mask from PSE cookie cutter shapes[/b]<br /><br />20 comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:02:32 +0000 PopArt KitchenAid! <a href=";title=popart-kitchenaid-21&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="KitchenAid_Mixer_2014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="KitchenAid_Mixer_2014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have a new app for my iPhone! It is called [b]Percolator[/b] . . . it is soooo much fun to play with. Katie posted a layout last week using an app called [b]Glaze[/b] . . . so, I found it and also found the app I used here. I love taking photos with my iPhone when shopping . . . I often will take a photo of something I like and then let it simmer in my head for a week or so before deciding if I need it or I’m just being impulsive! That was the way with this mixer . . . sent the pic to daughter so see if she might want it for her birthday! I have a 30+ year old white KitchenAid mixer that was a freebie when we bought a KitchenAid refrigerator in 1979 or 1980 . . . so no pretty colored mixer for me since my old one chugs along just swimmingly even after hundreds of cakes, cookies &amp; meatloaf! The frig is still humming along pretty nicely too . . . but, I do want a new refrigerator!! Here is my original photo: [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Journaling:[/b] Today I went to Target to buy a few extra Valentine cards, and of course, I had my trusty iPhone along for the ride . . . so I snapped a few random photographs along the aisles. A beautiful aqua KitchenAid mixer caught my eye, and I pushed the button it to send to Bess whose kitchen is the same lovely color. While watching the Olympics this afternoon I played with a new app I downloaded this week . . . this is the fun result . . . I love it and I had so much fun while the downhill skiers had their own fun speed skating, flying on the Luge &amp; bumping over moguls in Sochi! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's 52 Weeks Vol. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske [u][b][url=]Citrus Love Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Grunge Source [u][b][url=]Date Tags No. 2A[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Merlot Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (darkened) – Grunge Source [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Today Circle[/b] (coming soon) – Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Wash Basin Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (recolored) – Grunge Source I love these orange/red/pink papers from the Grunge Source this week . . . and love Ali's new Circle brushes coming really soon to the store!<br /><br />29 comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:40:15 +0000 day 36: 2014 <a href=";title=day-36-3a-2014&amp;cat=1341"><img class="imgborder" title="potd-2014-01-05_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="potd-2014-01-05_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another page for my 2014 Project 365 book . . . a story of a love lost &amp; found again! Katie has made us some more terrific thin frames! I love them . . . they are perfect to mingle between her Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat. I am using both sets for this book and love having the look of different frames. [b]Journaling:[/b] I quit drinking coffee for several years after finding out that I have a milk allergy. I just love milk in my coffee and couldn’t drink it without milk. This year just before Thanksgiving Eddie brought home a sleek black Keurig Coffeemaker . . . and a box of Starbucks decaf for me to try. Well, long story made short is that I’ve begun drinking my morning &amp; evening cup of coffee with Coffee-Mate . . . and added a cup of hot tea for my mid-afternoon sinking spell pick-me-up, and now I am hooked again! [b]Credits:[/b] [b]Classic Deckled Frames No. 01[/b] coming soon from Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Midnight Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks: No.08[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts[/b]: Trajan Pro &amp; TypoSlabserif-Lite<br /><br />18 comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:43:34 +0000