Digital Scrapbooking en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:56:10 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 italian getaway * saturday scraplift * <a href=";title=italian-getaway-2a-saturday-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="sat_lift_2015-04-25.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="sat_lift_2015-04-25.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: The [u][b][url=]Saturday Scraplift on the DD Blog[/url][/b][/u] this week features an adorable layout from Ernie88. I’ve done a layout using a circle and lines similar to what Erin has used. I’ve used a photo of my husband and myself from a trip to Italy with a church group from a few years ago . . . this was a fun page to lift . . . thanks Erin! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Kraft[/url][/b][/u] [b]Simple Classics No. 02: Cut Ups[/b] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Traveler Sentiments Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />3 comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:05:45 +0000 Milkshake for Two * iTunes Challenge * <a href=";title=milkshake-for-two-2a-itunes-challenge-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="milk_shake_for_two_april_2015.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="milk_shake_for_two_april_2015.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’ve used a new photo of two of our grandchildren taken while they stayed with us for a week . . . it seemed really perfect for [u][b][url=]Mel’s iTunes Challenge[/url][/b][/u] this week. Katie has included a nice freebie link on the blog for us! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Graphic Pop Circles Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]iTunes Challenge Freebie[/b] April 2015 [u][b][url=]Just Chevrons Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metal Rimmed Frames[/url][/b][/u] (desaturated) [u][b][url=]Striping Masks Brushes and Masks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Words Colored Transfers and BONUS Brushes No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />18 comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:13:09 +0000 1959 sock hop <a href=";title=1959-sock-hop&amp;cat=947"><img class="imgborder" title="30_minute_masterpiece_2015_04.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="30_minute_masterpiece_2015_04.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I finally had the time to sit down for Linda’s 30-minute masterpiece tonight after the grandchildren were in bed! This was fun, Linda . . . it has been a while since I’ve participated in the 30-minute challenge. I had just found this photo of me with a friend a couple of days ago . . . the polka dots on my skirt were perfect for this challenge and turned on a lightbulb in my head immediately . . . the rest of the prompts were quick and fell into place. So several hours later I was able to begin &amp; finish my page in the 30 minutes of allotted time! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Teal[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dotted and Dashed Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 56: Eskas[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Seaside Patterns 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]<br /><br />12 comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:04:32 +0000 Cowboy * Sat Scraplift <a href=";title=cowboy-2a-sat-scraplift&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="2007-09-28_jackson_little_cowboy2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2007-09-28_jackson_little_cowboy2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have been out of town and now that I’m home again I am lifting myself for last Saturday’s Scraplift!!! :) I've used a photo of one of our grandsons . . . he loves my collection of old clothes and costumes and always dresses up multiple times each day! I want to thank Lizzie for choosing my layout for this week’s lift . . . this is quiet an honor for me!! [u][b][url=]Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Masked Magic (April 4, 2015)[/url][/b][/u] Thank’s Liz xoxo!! [b]Journaling:[/b] Jackson has been at our house all day . . . he has been batman, a pirate and now he is a wonderful cowboy! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Canvas Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Year in Review Layered Template Set: 2006[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:27:52 +0000 Easter Eggs <a href=";title=easter-eggs&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="image138.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image138.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Sarah had a brilliant idea for the Page Makeover challenge this week. She asked us to use an Easter/Spring photograph and an older layout of any sort of holiday . . . and mix them up! This was fun for me . . . I used an older Thanksgiving layout and a photograph of two of our grandsons dying Easter Eggs. Thanks for the fun, Sarah! [b]Journaling:[/b] Harrison &amp; Jackson are at our house today . . . it is Spring Break and Easter is on Sunday! We went to church for Holy Week services and then to the Cracker Barrel for lunch. Next we stopped at Kroger's for a bottle of white vinegar for the egg coloring . . . cheapest trip that I have ever made to the grocery and the quickest! Five minutes and 61 cents! Just as soon as we got home, I put the eggs on to boil . . . and as soon as they were finished Jackson fixed the dye tablets in the glasses &amp; cups that I got out and the three of us began coloring eggs! Two &amp; a half dozen eggs! Harrison kept sticking his whole hand into the cups and making them overflow . . . Jackson was a pro in using the little brass egg lifters that Paas provides. I had purchased two of the Paas kits . . . the little dye tabs were great . . . but the kits were awful . . . tacky . . . didn't work! Especially the Squirt one . . . the stuff that you were supposed to squirt didn't squirt! We made a mess . . . and I ruined my best pink turtleneck sweater with the purple stuff. Jackson and I decided that next year we would figure out our own technique for good Easter eggs! [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Border Edge Die Cuts[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fragments: Chevrons[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Christmas Lines Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Eggs No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 13 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striped Cardstock: Candies Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Tidal Wave Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:01:15 +0000 * ten word challenge * <a href=";title=2a-ten-word-challenge-2a&amp;cat=2732"><img class="imgborder" title="mac_2009-06-28_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="mac_2009-06-28_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’ve used a 10-word quotation for his page . . . this quotation is so true!! I also developed a mild case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder today as I worked on my page for the challenge . . . counting words in everything I read is a bit troubling!! I love having the grandchildren come to stay with us in our home . . . and, I especially love when they can come one at a time! Papa &amp; Monnie love to have each of them all to ourselves! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Krafty Guys Scrapbooking Collection[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Maskros Kit[/u][/b][/url] [b]fonts:[/b] Caecilia LT Light &amp; Christopherhand<br /><br />14 comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:57:20 +0000 Scrap the Number 10 . . .* the 10 men in my life * <a href=";title=scrap-the-number-10-2a-the-10-men-in-my-life-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2015_top_ten.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2015_top_ten.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Scrap the number ten! [b]Journaling:[/b] I’m thinking of ten . . . I’m thinking ummmm . . . I have ten men in my life! What blessings I have! There was a day when I only had one fellow in my life . . . that was my Daddy. You see, I was an only child . . . a little girl surrounded my mostly women. My mother, my grandmothers, my aunts . . . surrounded my girls! My grandfathers both died when I was very small and I have no memories of either of them. Daddy was the first and the best I could ever have! Then I married . . . and realized that I had another wonderful man in my life. Soon the men in my life started pouring in . . . our first three babies were little boys . . . darling, sweet little boys . . . beautiful, grubby little boys who grew up to be wonderful men and next we were blessed with a wonderful son-in-law . . . making 5 men in my life! The years flew by and all of a sudden the grandchildren began pouring in. As I held on to my hat, 5 more tiny boys entered into my once quiet and calm girl filled life . . . 5 precious grandsons! So you see, I now have 10 men to call my own! Daddy is watching his little girl cope with all these fellows from his seat in heaven and smiling! The rest of my guys make me smile every day right here in my rough and tumble and very wonderful life! It just goes to show us that we never know what will happen . . . I thought that I would probably have eight or nine darling, sweet, clean, tidy, prissy little girls . . . look what I would have missed out on!! I must say that I love my three grown up girls and my three little granddaughters so much, but the men still outnumber us! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Banner Twine Templates No. 04[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Chalk it Up: Basics No. 03 Paper Pack[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Little Enamel Accents: Party Brights[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pack No. 05[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Candies Paper Pack[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Citrus Berry Paper Pack[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Top Ten Layered Template and PNG[/u][/b][/url] [b]Fonts:[/b] Arial Black &amp; Bambi Bold<br /><br />16 comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:00:28 +0000 Its a Spring Thing * Saturday Scraplift * <a href=";title=its-a-spring-thing-2a-saturday-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="farm_with_calves1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="farm_with_calves1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Here is my layout for today’s [u][b][url=]Saturday Scraplift[/u][/b][/url] on the DD Blog of [u][b][url=;title=bad-week&amp;cat=500]Bad Week[/u][/b][/url] by Susan aka “home in Ottawa”. We all have bad weeks from time to time . . . but Susan capitalized on her bad week by making a wonderful scrapbook page from it! I used a photo of one of our grandsons at our farm . . . love how these two calves were following him around! [b]Journaling:[/b] Mac was staying with us for a few days . . . and having a grand old time with Papa at the farm. It is springtime and there are lots of calves . . . these two took up with Mac and followed him around just like the Pied Piper all day! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Farmer Joe Mini Kit[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Fastened Frames No. 04[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Forever Mine Mini Kit[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Holiday Cheer Paper Pack[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Inked Shapes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Riley Worn Paper Pack[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Typed and Scripted Spring Brushes and Stamps[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 01[/u][/b][/url]<br /><br />5 comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:38:00 +0000 1958 sock hop * iTunes Inspiration * <a href=";title=1958-sock-hop-2a-itunes-inspiration-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="1958_sock_hop_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1958_sock_hop_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I have a box of old photos lent to me by a life long friend . . . he entrusted them to me at our 50th high school reunion! This is one of a series of old black/white photos (spiral bound in a tiny book) of a dance we attended as 8th graders . . . soon to be in high school. I suppose it was sort of an introduction to the Youth Center . . . normally only grades 8 – 12 were allowed inside. I don’t remember this particular dance there, but I do remember being in the 8th grade and all the fun we had and feeling so grown up! I used one of these photos for Mel’s [b]iTunes challenge[/b] for this week. [b]Journaling:[/b] It is one of the Sock Hop special dress-up nights at the Youth Center . . . we were all to young to have dates, but we all came . . . we danced to the juke box . . . we had Coca Colas and donuts and had a wonderful time until ten o’clock when it all closed down and our parents came to pick us up! Richard made Capshaw . . . my dress was one that Aunt Velma had made me of red organza with a tiny velvet ribbon around the waist . . . it was to be my Christmas dress that year. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Arlesey Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 17[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageable Pieces No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 21[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Instamatic Frames No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Alphabet No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:20:59 +0000 my boys &amp; country music * saturday scraplift * <a href=";title=my-boys-26amp-3b-country-music-2a-saturday-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="2012_Country_Music_Hall_of_Fame.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2012_Country_Music_Hall_of_Fame.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I began lifting today layout by [b]Julie aka Maggie Mae[/b] for the Saturday Scraplift . . . and . . . I sort of strayed! I have three grandsons who live close to us . . . we take lots of road trips . . . and have lots of fun! [b]Credits:[/b] [b]Bold &amp; Graphic Sentiments No. 01[/b] (these are wonderful &amp; coming soon) I added a bit on length &amp; some more type) [u][b][url=]Ledger Paper Pieces: Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Patterns Layered Template No. 03[/url][/b][/u] . . . rotated [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Orchard Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 02:04:33 +0000 little yellow dress <a href=";title=little-yellow-dress&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="NEW_yellow_dress.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="NEW_yellow_dress.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I am telling a tiny story about an old photograph of me when I was very small. I don’t remember wearing this dress, but I do remember when mother packed it up with my other outgrown clothes to send off to Roanoke to my little cousins. My mother, my Aunt Velma and my Mama (grandmother) made all of my clothes . . . every single stitch of what went in my little closet. I was one fortunate little gal! [b]Journaling:[/b] It is early spring of 1948 and I am almost three years old. Mother has taken me to Olan Mills on the west side of town to have my picture made in the little yellow corduroy dress that Mama made for me. I don’t remember very much from the years before I was five, but I do remember that Mother must have thought this picture was cute of me because it was in a frame in our living room until it was passed on to me. Mother always handed my clothes down to my three who lived in Virginia. I imagine that Nancy, Becky and Sara at and especially my cute aunt Betty Rose loved to see those brown paper wrapped boxes arrive on their Avenham Drive front porch. One thing that I do know is that I loved knowing that my grandmother or Aunt Velma was making me a pretty dress to wear to church &amp; Sunday school! I loved it then and I cherish that memory after almost 70 years! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Artistry de Blanco Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (bow) [u][b][url=]Botanist Notebook No. 07 Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageables No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Counting Trash Alphabet: Thin[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Joyeux Noel Lace[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Forest Friends Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Nana's Buttons No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Neutrality Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scallop Strip Masks[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Siri Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] I made the [b]little dress[/b] from various shapes from PSE Cookie Cutter tool . . . merged and with the DD products listed This is my second take with this photograph . . . I believe that i did a layout in either 2008 or 2009 . . . red garish background! I took it from the gallery a few years ago for a total redo . . . just now got around to doing it.<br /><br />16 comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:44:44 +0000 * rubber band ball * Saturday Scraplift <a href=";title=2a-rubber-band-ball-2a-saturday-scraplift&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="rubberband_ball_saturday_scraplift_march_2015.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="rubberband_ball_saturday_scraplift_march_2015.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My layout for the [b]Saturday Scraplift[/b] is all about our grandson and his cleaning out junk drawers skills! Check out the Designer Digitals blog and join in the [u][b][url=]Saturday Scraplift.[/url][/b][/u] He loves to do little odd jobs for us when he is here . . . he is good and very meticulous . . . but, this day I believe that he was just bored and it brought out the creative side of him! [b]Journaling:[/b] One afternoon in January after school on a cold and rainy day you decided to clean out my kitchen junk drawer . . . the one with scotch tape, loose change, paper clips, rubber bands, batteries, a small hammer &amp; screwdriver, etc. You did a great job . . . so great that now I have no rubber bands to use . . . your rubber band ball is a work of art . . . a sight to behold . . . a masterpiece! But, alas, Monnie had to buy a new small box of rubber bands because she hated to tear apart your amazingly crafted ball! Thank you darling . . . you are a treasure; Harrison and I love you so much! [b]Credits:[/b] [b]Ad Inspiration May 2013[/b] [u][b][url=]Almost There Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arlesey Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hint at it Crosshatch[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Postage Frame Super Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Canvas: Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Typesets: Baseball No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:11:59 +0000 Page Makeover Challenge * a visit * <a href=";title=page-makeover-challenge-2a-a-visit-2a&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Mac_s_visit_march_2009_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Mac_s_visit_march_2009_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: There is a new Page Make Over Challenge on the DD blog this morning. For today’s Page Makeover Challenge, I have used a layout from March of 2013. This layout is very special to me . . . it is a tribute to our wonderful Pattie . . . I liked the way the layout turned out and wanted to use a special photo of one of our sweet little grandsons. All I changed was the background paper, the elements along the side of the page and the photograph . . . the basic bones of the page are the same. [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [b]Journaling:[/b] Mac is at our house this week . . . he is here just a few days after his fourth birthday . . . all boy and we are running fast just to keep up with him and his antics. Today he has been to the farm with his Papa and walked with the new baby calves . . . he has dressed up like a super hero with a batman cape, my red gardening gloves and a shiny red fireman’s hat . . . he has played with our cat, Oreo . . . a delight for the kitty who loved a tummy rub from time to time . . . helped me make his birthday cake with batman on it . . . had fun with cousin Austin . . . shared licks of the cake icing with cousin Austin . . . helped Monnie sew a new cape with cars &amp; trucks all over it . . . got a haircut from Mister Randal . . . got really dirty &amp; took lots of baths . . . made spaghetti &amp; waffles with Monnie . . . took Gator rides with Papa . . . read lots of books . . . [b]Poem:[/b] Little boys come in all shapes and sizes, Shy and adventurous, full of surprises, With misshapen halos and mischievous grins, Small dirty faces and sweet, sticky chins. They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while Nothing can brighten the world like their smile. And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy Than a curious, active, and lovable boy! ~ Author unknown [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Banner Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brielle Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 17[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Love: Hearts No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Misted Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]More Than This Day Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders: Neutral[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Edge Photo Masks No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Hearts No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:45:41 +0000 february 10th <a href=";title=february-10th&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="02_10_blurb_page_copy.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="02_10_blurb_page_copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [b]Journaling[/b] We were up early this morning . . . the snow was beautiful, but the ice was pretty bad. I needed to be at the church at 7:00 a.m. to help with breakfast before a funeral. The family wanted to eat at nine and we needed to get things in the ovens early. The ice on DeJarnett Road was really bad on the hills . . . I would have turned around if there had been a good spot to do so. I made it and remarkably there were five of us to help out and all of us got to the church. The family had more trouble getting there and the burial had to be moved up two days because of the frozen ground. It has been at least ten years since we have had this much ice in a season. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Banner Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Holiday Snowflakes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Michaela Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts[/b] Caecilia LT Light &amp; Love Letter TW<br /><br />6 comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:44:08 +0000 * my 1st formal dance 1960 * <a href=";title=2a-my-1st-formal-dance-1960-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="my_first_formal_dance_1960_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="my_first_formal_dance_1960_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’m playing with a few new products, which will be coming out soon, . . . and adding in a few oldies too! The photos are of me &amp; a few friends taken in January 1960. [b] Journaling:[/b] I am a freshman in high school and on my way to my first formal dance. Cissie, Helen Ann &amp; I were spending the night with Helen Ann, so we met there and our dates picked us up there. If I remember correctly we all six went together. My date was Earl, Cissie went with Jack and Helen Ann’s date was Jimmy. The dance was sponsored by the Sub Deb club and was held in one of the small gymnasiums at Tech and was from 9:00 to 1:00 . . . the latest any of us had ever stayed out! My dress was orange, shiny and was beautiful . . . my first evening dress and I loved it! It was short . . . Aunt Velma and I designed it from some photos in Seventeen magazines. She sewed it for me from scraps left over from Aunt Betty Roses’ dining room curtains! My flowers were gardenias, which I pinned them to my waist and they smelled wonderful. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 22[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Ledgers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 51[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanical Glam Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Deckled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]CU Botanicals Clip Art No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Words Colored Transfers and BONUS Brushes No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:56:32 +0000 sisters | sisters * iTunes * <a href=";title=sisters-7c-sisters-2a-itunes-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="2010-01-10_mollie_patton-anderson_SISTERS_SISTERS-web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2010-01-10_mollie_patton-anderson_SISTERS_SISTERS-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My layout was begun for the [b]iTunes challenge[/b] from this past week, but morphed into something somewhat different after I came to a total scrap block yesterday! I used a photograph of two of our little granddaughters. I love that the baby is crying in her sister’s lap as big sister is consoling herself by sucking her own thumb with her blanket tucked behind her head. I thought that the quotation from Alice Walker, “Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister” fairly applicable. I know that big sister is trying to help the baby, for in other photos, which I made that day she is looking into her eyes and rubbing her tiny sweet head. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bakers Twine Assortment No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Doily Edgers No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 18[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Kraft Blends[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taney Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Patterned Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] My photograph was manipulated in Brushstroke App plus messing around a bit with Photoshop and masks too.<br /><br />21 comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:26:01 +0000 austin @ 2-1/4 <a href=";title=austin-40-2-1-2f4&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2006-10-19_austin_at_two_years_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2006-10-19_austin_at_two_years_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: If you follow [b]Cathy Z’s blog[/b], you must already know what her “Make a Page Monday” is . . . it has been around for a few years on-and-off. It happens to be on again and the page for this week really spoke to me. It was the journaling idea that grabbed me. Long story short . . . I have been spring-cleaning my computer room/sewing room/laundry room/craft room/business office/catch-it-all combo room. While going through old papers to toss I ran across a list of things on a scrap of paper which I had written in pencil one weekend in 2006 when we babysat this darling boy when he had just turned two years old. Cathy’s hybrid layout was just what I needed to keep this for Austin when he gets older . . . I loved the layout, so I didn’t change much at all . . . this is pretty much a CASE (copy &amp; scrap exactly). I made my page totally digital. I am not good at paper/digi-scrapping anymore. [b]Journaling:[/b] in august of 2006 you turned two | in october your hair was just a little bit curly | you are 35” tall &amp; weigh 30 lbs | you wear a size 5 pampers &amp; a size 6.5 shoe | you like to pinch right now | we hope you will grow out of this before too long | you always chew the wheels off of all toy cars &amp; trucks | you call yourself au-tin | you say “down” for “up” | when you fall down you say “boo boo” | and you say all of these things . . . hi, bye-bye | rooster “say doodle-doo” | choo choo | woo woo | Oh nooooooo | hut paw for football | nose for no | nuk or nilk for milk | bees for please | wok for walk | nak with a long A for snake | tanks for thanks | bee bee for you baby sister, Callie | duba dee for pretty please if you want something | whing for swing | waining for raining | no-ing for snowing | uh-huhhhh for yes | ni-let for night | mouth for mow | you like to watch curious george . . . cars . . . sesame street . . . thomas the train . . . fishy show (nemo) | you are really good to go to bed when taken at 7 o’clock . . . and like to get up about eight in the morning . . . you are a good eater and really love chicken | you love to snuggle with your daddy, but want mommy to fix your food | you love to read books | your favorite toy is the thomas the train set | we love this cute little guy who looks so much like his daddy did! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Beige Caps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Patterning Palettes: Taupe Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Second Hand Memories Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (staples) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts:[/b] Avenir LT Std, Avenir Next Condensed, Channel Left Slanted<br /><br />12 comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:46:10 +0000 2008 book: mollie's 1st snowman! <a href=";title=2008-book-3a-mollie-27s-1st-snowman-21&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2008Book_2008-01-19_mollie_patton_snowman_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2008Book_2008-01-19_mollie_patton_snowman_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My vow for 2015 is to get my photos off of my computer, out of boxes, sort the old scrapbooks and get photos into albums . . . either digital or pasted into traditional scrapbooks. The pages are ultra simple . . . because, if they aren’t I will never finish the book! I have been sorting my digital photos and I am enchanted with 2008. I am planning on making this an 8” x 8” book. I've done about a dozen or more pages so far. This is a photo of our eldest granddaughter building her very first snowman . . . she told us it is snow girl!!! If you look closely you will see the carrot she chose for the snow girl’s nose lying in the snow in the lower left. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Hoppy Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] (butterfly colors changed slightly) I created the [b]falling snow[/b] on a separate layer with a photoshop process i found on the internet.<br /><br />13 comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:29:38 +0000 a walk with papa *saturday scraplift* <a href=";title=a-walk-with-papa-2asaturday-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="a_walk_with_papa_2006_sept.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="a_walk_with_papa_2006_sept.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I love the [u][b][url=]Saturday Scraplift[/url][/b][/u] for today . . . I really love [b]Kelly’s[/b] aka (wsprite_ad) layout with her pretty pinks and love too her framed jig-saw puzzle with the photo frame holder! I’ve given mine a little more “boy” look . . . and, this is what I came up with . . . not at all what I had in mind when I began this morning. We had a four or five hour power outage thanks to our southern ice storm. The power went out in the midst of my scrapping and I feared that I had lost my layout, but the fates were with me and I got to finish it up tonight! [b]Journaling:[/b] Papa took Mac on a little walk in the early evening just before bath time. Mac picked up each stone and stick he found and finally just wore himself out. He had taken his shoes off and when we found them, they were snuggly put inside Papa’s pockets! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bold Scripts: 365 Days of Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched Arrows: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frame Hangers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Symbology Enamel Brads No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Neutra 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] [u][b][url=]Watery Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:15:29 +0000 little artist <a href=";title=little-artist&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2012-07-10_anderson_little_artist.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2012-07-10_anderson_little_artist.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I love blending and loved doing this page . . . but for the life of me I cannot remember if this was a blending challenge or not! I’ve got too many irons in the fire right now I think! I thought it was a blending challenge from around Valentine’s Day, but cant find it on the blog . . . so here is a page I’ve done that was fun to play with anyway . . . guessing that it really doesn’t matter what it was intended to be!!! The photograph is of our little granddaughter made when I took her to a community arts &amp; exploring center recently. She loved to paint and enjoys this activity there where she as access to so many mediums. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Doodled and Scripted Love Brushes and Stickers[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hello Christmas Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Love Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Canvas Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u][b] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:08:18 +0000 Southern Snow *one kit wonder* <a href=";title=southern-snow-2aone-kit-wonder-2a&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="southern_snow1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="southern_snow1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This page is for [b]Lynn’s[/b] (grandma lynnie) [u][b][url=]One Kit Wonder challenge[/url][/b][/u] on the DD Blog today. We were to create a layout with this one kit and one extra product. First of all, I’m not sure that I’ve ever done a black &amp; white layout . . . so this one took me a little longer than I thought it would . . . and second, it was hard for me to narrow my extra product to just one! But, once I got the rules in my head, it was lots of fun! It has been a while since I’ve done a page for this challenge . . . and now that I have gotten my feet wet, I will try more layouts with only one kit! Thanks, Lynn for the fun! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Magic Marker Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (my extra) [u][b][url=]Maybe Not Kit[/url][/b][/u] (I did recolor two buttons) my messy everyday handwriting scanned<br /><br />6 comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:10:07 +0000 sunny afternoon <a href=";title=sunny-afternoon&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Callie_beach_2008.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Callie_beach_2008.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Katie has a very clever new template coming out soon . . . I just had to use it! You are going to love it too!! I would have loved to use it with a snowy photograph, but we have only had about a half inch of snow total all season!!! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Cut Ups: Great Outdoors[/url][/b][/u] (background erased) [u][b][url=]Inked Beachy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 25[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Snow Adventure Layered Template[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:13:00 +0000 2008 book: mac jumping in puddles <a href=";title=2008-book-3a-mac-jumping-in-puddles&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2008Book_2008-07-26_Mac_jumping_in_puddles.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2008Book_2008-07-26_Mac_jumping_in_puddles.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another page for the 2008 Book. This little grandson stayed with us for a week or so that summer, so I’ve several photos to use from that week. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 20[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hawkstone Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Naturally Krafty No. 11 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:40:10 +0000 2008 book: papa &amp; callie <a href=";title=2008-book-3a-papa-26amp-3b-callie&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2008Book_2008-04-20_Papa_Callie.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2008Book_2008-04-20_Papa_Callie.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My vow for 2015 is to get my photos off of my computer, out of boxes, sort the old scrapbooks and get photos into albums . . . either digital or pasted into traditional scrapbooks. The pages are ultra simple . . . because, if they aren’t I will never finish the book! Here is another page. I have been sorting my digital photos for the past week and am enchanted with 2008 for some reason. I am planning on making this an 8” x 8” book. This is the first page. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 20[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:04:46 +0000 2008 book: mac &amp; a magic marker <a href=";title=2008-book-3a-mac-26amp-3b-a-magic-marker&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2008Book_2008-07-29_Mac_a_magic_marker.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2008Book_2008-07-29_Mac_a_magic_marker.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My vow for 2015 is to get my photos off of my computer, out of boxes, sort the old scrapbooks and get photos into albums . . . either digital or pasted into traditional scrapbooks. The pages are ultra simple . . . because, if they aren’t I will never finish the book! This is my first page. I have been sorting my digital photos for the past week and am enchanted with 2008 for some reason. I am planning on making this an 8” x 8” book. This is the first page. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bloese Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 20[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Krafty Love Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:04:39 +0000 Sage Grass * saturday scraplift * <a href=";title=sage-grass-2a-saturday-scraplift-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="anderson_march_2013_this_is_the_day_the_lord_has_made.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="anderson_march_2013_this_is_the_day_the_lord_has_made.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’ve lifted [b]Heather[/b] aka schnerbear for todays 5th Saturday CT Scraplift . . . the page I chose is [u][b][url=;title=all-my-heart-blendabo&amp;cat=500]all my heart[/url][/b][/u] . . . Heather’s gallery is full of wonderful layouts . . . I think I could lift at least half of them! What great inspiration for scrapping. I've used a photograph of our little granddaughter playing in this Sage Grass field behind our house. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Bible Quotes No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 17[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Autumn Ice[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Masking Layers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pinned Pearls No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toned Paint Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 18[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:25:58 +0000 kusadasi harbor 2007 <a href=";title=kusadasi-harbor-2007&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2007_09_19_02_kusadasi_Harbor_near_Ephesus_copy.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2007_09_19_02_kusadasi_Harbor_near_Ephesus_copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I was in the mood to play with Katie’s painting techniques today, and combined a couple of them with this photo from a trip to Turkey a few years ago. In the Studio: Painting a Picture &amp; In the Studio: Painting in Progress [u][b][url=]Letter Box Simplicity Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Oceania Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Urban Naturalist Blendable Layers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 08[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />18 comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:13:11 +0000 * Riposo time in Rome * <a href=";title=2a-riposo-time-in-rome-2a&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="riposo_time_in_rome_sept_2007.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="riposo_time_in_rome_sept_2007.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Katie is coming out with some fabulous new products . . . I am so in love with her Blendable Layers that I just had to stop another page I am working on and do this one with this new product. Such fun to work with! I didn’t use all of the layers provided in the kit . . . it was hard to leave anything out though. The colors in the kit seemed perfect to use with a photo from a trip to Italy a few years ago. [b]Journaling:[/b] The shops are closed in this small town on the outskirts of Rome. It is [I]riposo[/I] . . . the when most things are closed. This is usually after our lunch, and we got used to this and enjoyed walking in the quiet and peaceful time with none of the cars speeding down the narrow streets or even down the street car tracks! (the riposo time is usually from 90 minutes to two &amp; one-half hours) [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Urban Naturalist Blendable Layers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Patterned Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts used are:[/b]Jane Austen, Engravers MT &amp; Sanford<br /><br />24 comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:00:40 +0000 you're OUT! * iTunes Inspiration * <a href=";title=you-27re-out-21-2a-itunes-inspiration-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="harrison_baseball_2011_04_09.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="harrison_baseball_2011_04_09.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I love Mel’s new iTunes challenge on the [u][b][url=]Designer Digitals blog[/url][/b][/u] . . . what fun it is to see all the terrific and interesting pages in the gallery too. I’m a bit late getting a page done, but I knew that I would jump in just as soon as I had a few minutes to spare this week! I've think that I may have used this photo once before . . . it is one of my favorite's of this little grandson with the magical face! I have so many photos of his wonderful expressions!!! I expect to see him on the Jay Leno (or whatever it is called now) show someday . . . [b]Journaling:[/b] it is baseball season . . . you are playing this year . . . you don’t love the game . . . but, you do love being on the field even though you don’t understand what is going on! I love to sit in the stands with my camera and watch you through the lens . . . and, when I get home I marvel at your wonderful expressive face! You are so special. [/b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Booked Blue Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Typesets: Baseball No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b]Fonts:[/b] Sansblack &amp; Gara-Mond Tall<br /><br />18 comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:48:43 +0000 * baby's baptism * <a href=";title=2a-baby-27s-baptism-2a&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Saturday_lift_01-17-20151.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Saturday_lift_01-17-20151.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [b]Chrissy (kikimama)[/b] had used a wonderful layout from Carmel (caapmum) for today’s [b]Saturday Scraplift[/b] on the DD blog. I know you will enjoy lifting it just as much as I have . . . the multiple frames and the blending were fun. I have used several items from Katie’s new [b]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 19[/b] . . . it is a wonderful collection! The photo I have used is from our youngest granddaughter’s baptism. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Be Golden Clusters No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 08[/url][/b][/u][b] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Albia Washi Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frosted Winter Add-on Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Love: Hearts No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Pattern Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Clusters MegaPak[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pinned Pearls No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [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=]Terra Botanica Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/ [b]Font used:[/b] – Jellyks Gare de Chambord<br /><br />13 comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:06:19 +0000 magnolia on maple street <a href=";title=magnolia-on-maple-street&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="magnolia_on_maple_street.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="magnolia_on_maple_street.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: When I saw Katie’s new [b]Blendable Layers No. 17[/b], I knew that I had to play with it . . . what fun it is to see what happens when you add or subtract a layer or turn a layer on its side! [b]Journaling:[/b] This beautiful magnolia flower is in Aunt Velma’s backyard. The tree came up on its own as a tiny sprout dug from Jo Haile’s house when I was a child . . . my grandmother made sure that it didn’t get mowed down. It finally grew into a majestic tree and provided glossy leaves to decorate our homes during the Christmas season and fragrant blossoms to float in bowls to perfume the house in the heat of summer. Later it allowed my own children and grandchildren to climb its sturdy branches, which grew to tower above the crest of the hill on Maple Street. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 17[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Paper Pieces: Flowers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Stitched Flowers Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Flowers No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:34:35 +0000 barefoot &amp; popsicle in December <a href=";title=barefoot-26amp-3b-popsicle-in-december&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2014_12_09_anderson_on_porch_swing.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014_12_09_anderson_on_porch_swing.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This is a photograph from a recent trip to visit grandchildren! I love the look on her face in contemplation of her prize multi-colored popsicle! I have other photos made a few seconds earlier and a few seconds later where she is smiling, but this one just made me smile. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Take a check Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked December Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 15[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [b]Journaling:[/b] I am visiting three of our grandchildren . . . enjoying them &amp; seeing their new house, their new neighborhood &amp; doing a bit of Christmas shopping on the side. It is December . . . very nearly Christmas . . . the weather is so warm . . . the bell’s ring of the popsicle man’s truck on their street brings the children running from every yard! Anderson quickly chose this neon popsicle from the colorful photographs on the side of his truck and then ran barefooted to the swing on their front porch to enjoy every bite and drip!<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:40:48 +0000 Christmas Trees * iTunes Challenge * <a href=";title=christmas-trees-2a-itunes-challenge-2a&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="Christmas_memories_sat_lift_2014_dec.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Christmas_memories_sat_lift_2014_dec.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I began this layout for [u][b][url=]Mel’s iTunes inspired challenge[/url][/b][/u] with a large photo of one of our Christmas trees as in the inspiration album cover . . . then, it morphed into this page. My journaling really got carried away with itself I think! [b]Journaling:[/b]My memories of Christmas are scattered. My first true memory when I was five or six or seven is of driving into the town square in Cookeville in what was probably the late 1940’s in Daddy’s old green Studebaker pick-up truck. There was a stone wall about three feet tall around the courthouse in the town center . . . leaning against that wall were cedar trees marching around the entire circumference. I am sure that there were several old men who had chopped down the legions of cedar trees on their various farms to populate the Court House Square for the month of December. The Court house would be playing Christmas carols from the bell shaped loud speakers on the four corners of the building, the old men would sit on the fence and whittle the scrap cedar into fanciful shapes to give to the children . . . Mr. Saul carved me a boot once when I was there with my Daddy. I really don’t remember the price of the trees, but I do remember talking to Daddy about buying a Christmas tree many years later and him telling me that when I was really little they were a quarter a tree for the little ones and that later the price climbed to a dollar a tree for a medium tree. I am sure that I climbed up on the rock wall and walked it’s surface around the courthouse block. Almost everyone we knew had or native cedar or pine tree like Rose Leigh, Aunt Lucille and Aunt Velma did for their Christmas tree’s in those years. To have a fir or spruce meant that you had more money or were more sophisticated than we were. These pretty trees were always purchased at Mr. Saunders’s Florist on Broad Street across town on the corner by the Shank’s Hotel. The Hooper’s always had a fir tree from the florist and I decided early on that when I had some money of my own that I would have a tree like the one, which Helen Ann’s daddy had. Jenny’s family used an aluminum tree with colored lights reflecting on it. I remember that I liked to help decorate the tree and the house for Christmas. I don’t think that Mother enjoyed this nearly as Daddy and I did! Daddy probably put the large multicolored lights on the tree before we added the ornaments. The bad part of this was that the Cedar made me itch and have little red spots on my hands. My job after Christmas was to take the shiny silver icicles off of the branches and return them stretched out straight back into the box. When Ernie &amp; I married, our first tree was a tiny one, which sat on a little table in the tiny Hotel Regina in Darmstadt, Germany. We stayed there for a few months after moving to Germany where we the Army sent us. The next few years while in the Army we had Pine Trees . . . so much for my much wanted Fir! Our prettiest trees were those we had while stationed at Ft. Monmouth in New Jersey . . . guess it is that colder climate where the variety of Christmas trees is so large. Our favorite was one, which had lots of what we called our elf shelves in which to tuck ornaments. After the military we moved back to the South and have always had Frazer Fir trees . . . they are pretty and last a long time (except for the one tree which lost every single needle in the house) and they don’t make my hands break out. The kids always loved helping me decorate the tree. Michael became my expert strings of light installer! I still hate that job! I love each of our Christmas trees . . . I miss the old cedars of my childhood at home and at Mama &amp; Aunt Velma’s house. I miss the wonderful smells of the cedar trees and the joy of going to buy them with my daddy. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Black No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Christmas Memories Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Memory Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Santa Trees No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:24:54 +0000 Happy Kids . . . still <a href=";title=happy-kids-still&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Happy_Kids_dec_2014.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Happy_Kids_dec_2014.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Another page about our fun day making gingerbread houses. [b]Journaling:[/b] We have been making gingerbread houses each Christmas for many years . . . I always wondered what would happen when our grandchildren would become teens . . . would they still be interested in gingerbread houses at their grandmother’s house? Here is proof . . . Jackson is 13 and had just as much fun as he did when he was seven! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Alandia Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Big Brush Script Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: All My Chicks[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />3 comments Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:13:52 +0000 day 23: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-23-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="dec_daily_day_23_2014_gingerbread.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="dec_daily_day_23_2014_gingerbread.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Each year before Christmas I make gingerbread houses with our grandchildren. Often times it is only with the three of them who live in our town. This year it was only with these two sweet fellows. I have a big box of left over candies in fruit jars saved to open and use each year. Needless to say, we don't eat this stale candy, but we do love to use it and look at the huge variety we have accumulated over the years. The boys are getting quiet experienced in the architecture of these houses . . . and quiet daring in their decoration. [b]Journaling:[/b] Here are Jackson and Harrison and 27 pounds of candy making their 2014 gingerbread houses! Looks like Harrison is pretty happy with his so far! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:50:20 +0000 On Santa's Knee *santaland challenge* <a href=";title=on-santa-27s-knee-2asantaland-challenge-2a&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="beth-dear_santa_1981.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="beth-dear_santa_1981.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This page for Kim’s [u][b][url=]Santa Land Scrapbook challenge[/url][/b][/u] uses a photo of our daughter made in 1981 when she was 7 years old. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Blends No. 02[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Blendable Layered Template No. 19[/url][/b][/u] –Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 12[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Light as a Feather No. 02[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Stamped Decorative Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Summer Gardens Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] –Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Citrus Berry Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] –Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked December Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] = Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Yes Awesome brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] – Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Vintage Texture Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Font:[/b] King<br /><br />7 comments Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:30:38 +0000 Pecan Pie Muffins: Family Recipe Book <a href=";title=pecan-pie-muffins-3a-family-recipe-book&amp;cat=2377"><img class="imgborder" title="pecan_pie_muffins.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="pecan_pie_muffins.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’ve made another simple recipe for my Family Cookbook. This recipe is really easy and really delicious! I have used the little mini muffins as a dessert with whipped cream cheese on top and some sprinkles of coarse sanding sugar. [b]Journaling:[/b] I got this recipe from Betty Dixon . . . who told me that it was from a Southern Living magazine. This recipe is so very easy to make . . . it takes almost no time at all! I believe that the very first time I made these good little muffins was for a baby shower for Meg Warner just before Thanksgiving of 2008 at Jane Campbell’s house. If you like Pecan Pie, you will love these muffins! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Cooked Digital Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (spoon) – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Kotteder Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Maplebrook Studios Cooled Digital Stamps – Katie Pertiet [b]Fonts are:[/b] Caecilia LT Light, Century Gothic &amp; Capitolis TypOasis<br /><br />7 comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:36:16 +0000 day 17: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-17-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="dec_daily_day_17_2014_layout.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="dec_daily_day_17_2014_layout.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This isn’t a very Christmassy photograph, but this day is one of the highlights of each month and a very special highlight of the Christmas season this year. The Doodle may not look like much of a restaurant . . . in fact, it might look like a dive, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I have lived away from this little town since I graduated from college and married in 1966, but some things never change. I have found that those of us from our small class of 150 students who meet each month haven’t really changed much either. Some of us didn’t know each other all that well while in high school, but now that we do we wish we always had been best friends! Today there were only 11 of us around the table . . . there was one birthday and a celebratory chocolate pie still warm from the oven waiting for us at our favorite table. We were moved us to another part of the restaurant because we were being too loud . . . and none of us are 17 any more! [b]Journaling:[/b] Our high school class of ‘63 meets once a month in our hometown for lunch at the Dipsy Doodle. The Doodle has been in our lives since we were all born . . . opened in 1943 just before the end of the war. They had a fire and had to move across the street, but the food is still some of the best in town. The hamburgers are fabulous, the meat &amp; three can’t be beat . . . the crowning glory is their chocolate &amp; coconut pies with meringue piled 8-inches high! It is definitely worth the long drive to be here with a huge table of old friends each month!!! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:12:49 +0000 almost a snowy day *template mash-up* <a href=";title=almost-a-snowy-day-2atemplate-mash-up-2a&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="almost_a_snowy_day.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="almost_a_snowy_day.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I love the two kits which Bailey chose for today’s [u][b][url=]Template Mash-Up: Multi Photos[/url][/b][/u] on the DD Blog. Thanks for this fun challenge, Bailey! My layout uses a couple of photos of one of our grandsons, as he tastes a few of the snowflakes for today’s snowfall! Needless to say, we have very few snowfalls with much accumulation in the South! [b]Journaling:[/b] You were so excited to see the first snow of the season falling . . . but, so sad when we only got flurries with a few snowflakes! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 400[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Paper Pieces and Brushes: Snowflakes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Posted Snowmen[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 187[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:18:05 +0000 day 10: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-10-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="dec_daily_day_10_2014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="dec_daily_day_10_2014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [b]Journaling:[/b] After we picked up little-A from her pre-school, we stopped at Baby Bites for an after school snack. It was new to me and was wonderful. We picked out a dozen little mini-cakes for supper . . . somehow three of them didn’t make it to the dinner table! The coconut one was my favorite and the chocolate was Anderson’s favorite. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:53:27 +0000 Christmas Card 1972 page 02 <a href=";title=christmas-card-1972-page-02&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="image125.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image125.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: Here is another page for my Christmas Card book. These are little art projects of my boys from 1972. The only thing used here is a paper from [u][b][url=]Annino Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (lightened) – Maplebrook Studios<br /><br />5 comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:33:20 +0000 Christmas Card 1972 <a href=";title=christmas-card-1972&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="image124.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="image124.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This page is for Carol’s [b]Story Scrapbook Challenge[/b] for this week. I am telling a bit of a story for the Christmas of 1972 when our three boys were small. The page is also a new page for my Family Christmas Card book, which I began last year. This year when we send out our Christmas cards it will the 49th card we have sent since our wedding just before the Christmas of 1966. For years, I have been meaning to make a book for each of our children containing each of our cards. I’m starting this book fully aware that I’ve several other Christmas book yet unfinished . . . but, plugging along at each of them when the mood strikes me! This 1972 card was the 7th one we sent to friends and family . . . this year we were stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. I am probably going to make this book where it can have pages added as the years roll on and Christmas cards are added one by one. Right now my plans are to do one book for the first 25 years and another for the second 25. My immediate goal is to have the first book done by next Christmas as a gift to each of our four children. [b]Journaling:[/b] The Christmas of 1972, we were stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and living in a house which Ernie &amp; I were renovating in the Cottonade subdivision in Fayetteville. We bought the old house there in the spring of ‘72 and moved in with Kevin was 2 days old! This Christmas was the first of three Christmas’s there. We didn’t go to Cookeville this year for Christmas day, but stayed in our new house. Daddy rode the Greyhound bus down and spend the holidays with us . . . I guess that he road the bus back to Tennessee later on too . . . I just can’t remember! I do remember that the weather was beautiful on Christmas day that year . . . I had written down in a little notebook that it was 60-degrees and that Michael and Mark went outside to play with some of their new Tonka trucks in the big sand pile which Ernie was using to mix concrete . . . few days earlier it was 75-degrees. I made Michael’s &amp; Mark’s little red striped pajamas and Kevin wore the little striped nightshirt, which I had made for Michael for his second Christmas. Santa Claus brought the boys a bouncy horse to ride, red rubber boots, books, Playschool barn and animals, Fisher Price record player, a little walking robot. Aunt Lucille gave baby Kevin a sweet little stuffed dog which she got at Christmas Village in Nashville when she and I went down when we were home for Thanksgiving. Aunt Velma made cozy white terry cloth bathrobes. Mother and Daddy gave them the barn &amp; record player. Mark got a burn on his face that Christmas from Pa Pa Pat’s cigarette . . . it wasn’t bad, but Daddy felt just awful over it all. I felt sorry for Daddy . . . it hurt him much longer than it did little Mark. The photo, which I used on our card this year, was made at the K-Mart in Cookeville after Thanksgiving. [b]Credits for 1969 pages 01-02:[/b] [u][b][url=]Annino Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (lightened) – Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: December No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Life Basics No. 01 Template Set[/url][/b][/u] – Cathy Zielske [u][b][url=]Life In Pictures Album[/url][/b][/u] (frame &amp; scribbles taken from this template)– Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Painted Thanksgiving Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] – Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables: Christmas No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet (used as masking) [u][b][url=]Watery Foliage No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Photo Edges No. 05: Hazy Days[/url][/b][/u] – Lynn Grieveson<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:26:39 +0000 day 06: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-06-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="dec_daily_day_06_2014.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="dec_daily_day_06_2014.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: We are putting our tree up very late this year, and I’m not decorating nearly as much as we have always done. This year I am going to be out of town for a while before Christmas and things are going to be much simpler. I love my glittery St. Nicks and love how they look with these amazing sunflowers left over from Thanksgiving mixed with fresh pine boughs. [b]Journaling;[/b] This little pine chest sits in our family room and must be moved to another location when we put out tree up. This year we will be putting up the tree late, so the glorious sunflowers and pine will be where for a little while longer than usual. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:05:00 +0000 day 04: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-04-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="2014_Daily_December_day_04.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014_Daily_December_day_04.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [b]Journaling:[/b] Today is my first day for shopping for anything Christmassy. I stopped at Target for some gift tags and came home with nutcrackers for the kids . . . a roll of paper &amp; a few ornaments which I vowed not to buy any of this season! * update* I think that I need to clear up one thing! All of that wrapping paper is in the Target display rack . . . I bought one roll of the XXX wide stuff! (it sure does look like it is all in my cart!!) The nutcrackers are for the grandchildren &amp; the ornaments are a gift. The only thing I bought for myself are a few gift tags, a bottle of hand lotion and some deodorant!!! I just read through the comments and thought to myself . . . &quot;ummm, it does look like I bought the store out of wrapping papers&quot;!!!!! I sure don't need to be on a naughty list. :) [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]J-Cards No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 06 Dec 2014 03:51:02 +0000 day 03: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-03-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="2014_Daily_December_day_03.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014_Daily_December_day_03.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: [b]Journaling:[/b] Every year in the month of December I must have my car inspected by the state in order to renew the license tag . . . I try to do it early in the month to avoid the long lines. Today my plan worked . . . very short wait. Now it is done until next December! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Auto Pebbles[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:40:16 +0000 Dec. Magic *template mash-up* <a href=";title=dec-magic-2atemplate-mash-up-2a&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="mash_up_12_20141.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="mash_up_12_20141.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: My page is for Connie’s Template Mash-Up Challenge on the [u][b][url=]Designer Digitals Blog[/url][/b][/u]. I love the two templates which Connie chose . . . such fun to play with. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 503[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Love That Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:23:23 +0000 day 02: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-02-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="2014_Daily_December_day_02.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014_Daily_December_day_02.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: I’m actually keeping up with my December Daily book pages . . . I did day 2!!! [b]Journaling:[/b] I picked the boys up today . . . we talked about going to the attic to bring a few of the larger decorations down, but somehow it became time for me to take them home. We will go to the attic in a couple of days. [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Princess Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:17:17 +0000 Day 01: 2014 Days of December <a href=";title=day-01-3a-2014-days-of-december&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="daily_december_01_2014_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="daily_december_01_2014_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This may or may not be the first page in a daily December book . . . I haven’t finished the 30 Days of Thankful book yet, so it probably isn’t smart for me to do a December one . . . but, I can start!! There was but little brightness today . . . I had to add the sweet red bird to cheer things up!! [b]Journaling:[/b] Before the red &amp; green is a rainy, dark and gloomy first day of December. A perfect day to be inside and to work on Christmas cards! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Days of December 2014 Photo 8x8 Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:21:01 +0000 day 22 2014: 30 days of thankful <a href=";title=day-22-2014-3a-30-days-of-thankful&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="double_page_2014_november_22_thankful.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="double_page_2014_november_22_thankful.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: This year I am doing a [b]30 days of thankful book[/b] once again . . . hoping that this is simple enough for me to actually finished it! My photographs are going to mainly be of items, which I am thankful for around our house. These are the little inconsequential things that I take for granted, but am also thankful for. [b]Journaling:[/b] I am thankful for our abundant trees. Thankful that when we bought this old house almost 40 years ago that it came with hundreds of old and young trees to shelter us, to provide shade for our children to play under, to allow them branches to climb on and sturdy trunks to build tree houses up as high as the sky! I am thankful for the entertaining and annoying squirrels that feast and hoard the fallen pecans and for the birds, which gather among the leaves. And, as much as I dislike losing a tree to storms, I know that storms are the very best way to remove weak and dead limbs. This old pecan tree in our front yard had a huge limb, which was broken, and hanging precariously for months . . . much too high for us to remove . . . we just walked in a wide swath when the wind blew! Two days ago we had a storm and the next morning we found that the limb was safely removed for us. Papa got his chain saw and sawed it into fireplace-sized logs to move near the barn where he stacks firewood for the winter. There was abundant kindling and abundant mess too! We will clean up the mess and later, have warm evenings this winter with logs in our fireplace! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Day In The Life 4x4 Cards[/url][/b][/u] (word extracted)– Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Painted Thanksgiving Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] – Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [b]Font used is:[/b] Chantilly Serial Extra Light, Ancient Greek, Water Brush ROB<br /><br />5 comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:13:32 +0000