Digital Scrapbooking en-us Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:34:37 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Invisible Thread <a href=";title=invisible-thread&amp;cat=2482"><img class="imgborder" title="Jez_Invisible_Thread_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Jez_Invisible_Thread_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thank you for this challenge and freebie. I was struggling with creating a page for a friend who lost her companion of nearly 15 years. The quote is by Hellen Keller but I was also reminded of &quot;Neitzche who said Invisible ties are the strongest.&quot; Truly these two had an incredible invisible tie. All DD Challenge Freebie grid [u][b][url=]Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers Base Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 35 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stacked Vintage Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Oiselet Rouge Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:18:22 +0000 Tiny Dancer <a href=";title=tiny-dancer&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Elyse_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Elyse_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: This there anything funnier than baby ballerinas? There were seven of these little ones - each dancing happily in a world of her own. But that's the first step isn't it? There will be plenty of time to learn to dance with the others. All DD [u][b][url=]Ballerina Mini-Kit[/url][/b][/u] Margot Kit - LG [u][b][url=]Sun Porch Kit[/url][/b][/u] slightly recolored Watery Word Art - KP [u][b][url=]Graphic Pop Border Lines Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:29:09 +0000 The Dance <a href=";title=the-dance&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="Chloe_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Chloe_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: ALL DD Layered Template 138 Painted Patterns LT No1 [u][b][url=]Catana Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ballerina Mini-Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Margot Kit<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 07 Jun 2015 03:46:07 +0000 Rather Speak Out <a href=";title=rather-speak-out&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Speak_Out.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Speak_Out.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Sorry - usually try not to be political in open forums, but this challenge hit on a day where I had to decide, do I remain silent or do I speak out. ALL DD Challenge Freebie brush [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Into the Night[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clipped Journalers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 06[/url][/b][/u] to mask out the bottom of the paper The bill has now been enacted and is a matter of public record so I have not scratched out the names of the sponsors.<br /><br />2 comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:42:23 +0000 Promise <a href=";title=promise&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="promise_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="promise_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: The quince was blooming and then the snow came followed by temps in the teens (which is COLD for Arkansas). I just knew it was over. Today though, I got up close. This brave little bush promises more for spring. ALL DD [u][b][url=]ARTpack Bloom Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (freebie) [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (freebie) Spring tag freebie [u][b][url=]Solina Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanist Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Defining Spring Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Winter Ice Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] (staples) [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Photo Mats: Ledger No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 34 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Sun, 08 Mar 2015 04:52:06 +0000 Milton's Story Cont. <a href=";title=milton-27s-story-cont&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="milton_rt_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="milton_rt_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I started Milton's story in 2013 and am finally making the right side of the spread. The story starts here:;title=story-scrap-challenge&amp;cat=500 Journaling: Milton served two tours of duty in the United States Navy. He first enlisted on 30 Aug. 1915. He served on the USS Dakota, the USS San Diego and the USS Pittsburgh. Two of these ships have some historic significance. The USS San Diego was the only ship of its class sunk in World War I. We do not know if Milton was on the San Diego when it was torpedoed (perhaps) and sank in July 1918. Only six crew members lost their lives in this incident, so it is possible he was there. While it certainly happened before his time in the military, in 1911 the USS Pittsburgh was the first ship to have an airplane land on its deck and the first use of a tail hook, paving the way to the modern aircraft carrier. After his discharge on 29 Aug. 1919, Milton remained in the reserves and was an instructor at Naval Station Great Lakes training center near Chicago. Judging from the caps the young men are wearing this photograph (Milton on the left) was taken neat there. In World War II Milton re-enlisted in the Navy 28 Nov. 1942, at age 46, and remained through the duration of the war. He was discharged 9 Sep. 1945, seven days after Japan’s formal surrender on 2 Sep. 1945. Shortly after his discharge he began his career with ATF. Once Milton's story started to emerge, it put my mother’s memories into perspective and historic context. As an ATF agent he could well have arrived in town in a “paddy wagon” and thrilled/terrified his young niece and nephew giving them rides around the town of Norman, Oklahoma. PRoducts ALL DD [u][b][url=]A Bit Dirty Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Shabby Photo Mats[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Americana Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Spangled Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Edge Overlays No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u] frame from story challenge freebie 2013<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:05 +0000 Diva Maggie <a href=";title=diva-maggie&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="Diva_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Diva_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Not really a spring theme, but all through Arkansas' miserable weather Diva Maggie the PWD and her human have been in Houston at Nosework trials where Maggie did an awesome job. ALL DD [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 139[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 317[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anzio Complete Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunge Overlays No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layered Bookshelf Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Forecast Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:22 +0000 Day of Loss <a href=";title=day-of-loss&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Emmy_s_story_Rt_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Emmy_s_story_Rt_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: This is a companion page to the one posted earlier today;title=emmy-27s-story&amp;cat=500 Journaling: Elinor (age 15), Herbert (age 13), and Melitta (age 11)... pictures of the three young Rogers taken in front of the same bush in their grandmother’s yard dressed in their Sunday best. Seeing the pictures as a child, I did not understand the significance of the date written on the back. Not until I was an adult pouring over the family history did the date July 24, 1915, resonate. The pictures were taken on the day of their mother’s funeral. No matter how much time they had had to prepare for this day, the truth remains that no one is prepared to lose their Mother. Products: All DD Sames as in the companion page (minus the heart pebbles) with the addition of elements from [u][b][url=]Lila Bleu Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Definitions Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:39:34 +0000 Emmy's story <a href=";title=emmy-27s-story&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Emmy_s_story_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Emmy_s_story_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Well, obviously I am back working on my Family Heritage Scrapbook again. I had begun Emmy's story earlier and now am going back and filling in the pieces. Journaling: As noted, it is easy to overlook Emmy Rogers when laying out the family story, as hers was a short and bittersweet chapter. She and James had five children. These were: Clifford H. Rogers (1894 - 1922); Milton H. Rogers (1896 - 1948); Elinor E. Rogers, (1899 - 2002), Herbert J. Rogers (1902 - 1949) and Melitta L. Rogers, (1904 - 1974). She must have had a sense of fun as you can see in these family photos where she, her children and her sister Martha were dressed in the costumes of an earlier age in a pageant on one of the family member’s farms. She was, as were so, many women of that time, trained in the use of watercolors and was an accomplished artist. She was her husband’s business partner in the venture at Watter’s Park. And she must have spent a lot of time rearing her children alone, as her husband James was a railroad conductor and was frequently gone from home. And while their home in Watters Park was only 8 miles from Austin, we need to remember the effort it took in those days before the automobile to make that journey, especially with five children. From her scrapbook (with its hand-painted frames around each picture) it was clear that she was close to her family and extended family. At times, her younger brother Fritz and several cousins boarded with the family (1900 census). But Emmy was being stalked by a terrible scourge - tuberculosis. Those of us alive in the 21st century in the United States cannot truly appreciate how devastating and widespread this disease was. At times it had been one of the leading causes of death in adults between the ages of 18-35. It had been looked on in the 19th century as a “romantic disease” that heightened the sensitivity of sufferers. And it was said to allow a “good death” as it gave people time to arrange their affairs. One wonders if Emmy saw any “good” in the death sentence she received in 1908 when her youngest child was only 4. What must it have felt like, as a 34 year old mother, to know that you would not live to see your children grown? Your oldest two perhaps who were 14 and 12, but your babies? What must it have felt like to have to give up your home and move back in with your mother? How ironic it is that Albert Calmette and Camill Guerin had developed a vaccine in 1906 but it would not be widely used until 1921 in Europe and not until after WWII in the United States. And the identification of streptomycin as an effective treatment in 1944 would come years too late for Emmy. She died 23 July 1915, from pulmonary tuberculosis, at her mother’s home in Austin, Texas. Products: ALL DD [u][b][url=]Treasured Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Sky Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Heart Pebbles[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:56:59 +0000 The Wife Back East <a href=";title=the-wife-back-east&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Clifford_Righ_webt.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Clifford_Righ_webt.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Actually the scraplift form 02-21-2015: Six years ago I scrapped Clifford's story.;title=ghost-story&amp;cat=500 Clifford was murdered in 1922 and the newspaper accounts plus family history mention the &quot;wife back East. It has taken me this long to find the story JOurnaling: Another common theme in all the family stories about Clifford was the tragedy of him dying and leaving a young wife behind. The newspaper article about his death says he had a wife “back East.” And the back of his tombstone is engraved: My Sweetheart Husband, To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind is Not to Die. Was he in fact killed on their wedding day? Now that we knew the story of the boxcar, that became less likely but what was the story? It took another five years to find the answer to this question. A relative located a book by Clifford B Casey titled Alpine Texas Then and Now that had a detailed description of the trial and hanging of Clifford’s assailant. In the article it mentions the town in which Clifford was married and the date. And from this snippet of information it was possible to trace the “wife back East. On 1 Jan, 1922, Clifford H Rogers married Anna H Siegel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anna, who was born 16 Jan. 1898, was sixteen days from her 24th birthday. The couple had been married barely two weeks when Clifford headed to California where he had a job waiting. It appears that he went to Austin to visit family before catching the train west where he met his tragic fate. And so many women she seems to have dropped out of the historic record. How did a boy from Texas meet a girl in Philadelphia? How did they have time for a courtship? That question may remain forever unanswered. ALL DD: [u][b][url=]Lila Bleu Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbling Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taped Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frame Hangers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Feeling Neutral Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Clusters: Neutrals[/url][/b][/u] The frame is the one that holds Clifford's picture at my house. I took a tphoto then extracted it.<br /><br />8 comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:53:50 +0000 SatScrap _Mirrors <a href=";title=satscrap-mirrors&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="2014_nationals_web2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2014_nationals_web2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: ALL DD Wood veneer arrow words 1 [u][b][url=]Hint at it No. 02 Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Safety Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Patterns No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastened Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunge Overlays[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Lines Page Titles No. 12 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Terra Botanica Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:02:24 +0000 Female Cardinal <a href=";title=female-cardinal&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Female-Cardinal_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Female-Cardinal_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I used the shot of the male in the One Kit challenge but really wanted to scrap the female in sepia tones instead of black and white. Again, the shot is through the kitchen window, so I was glad it turned out as well as it did. ALL DD: [u][b][url=]Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Blendables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tin Frames[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metsa Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Kraft Blends[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:29:18 +0000 Winter Wonders <a href=";title=winter-wonders&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Black_White_Kit_1_Challenge_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Black_White_Kit_1_Challenge_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The first icy, sleety, wintery mix of the year; one very dirty kitchen window; one would-be photographer who was not willing to stand outside when despite what the thermometer read, the real feel of the temperature was 15 degrees F and the temporary king of the bird-feeder mountain.... put them all together and wow, Winter Magic! (I shot this and several other shots through my very dirty kitchen window, so I was surprised to get some that were half way decent). Used the Maybe Not kit [u][b][url=]Maybe Not Collection[/url][/b][/u] in the challenge and the one additional element of [u][b][url=]Crystallized Photo Blocks No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:21:13 +0000 Jan Let's Blend _ Abby <a href=";title=jan-let-27s-blend-abby&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="Abby_1_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Abby_1_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I attempted the painting technique and used a zillion layer masks and blending modes so I hope this counts. One of the downsides of friends starting out together with their young dog is that everyone starts to die about the same time. So, even though there is massive Puppy Fever in my part of the world, there is also a lot of sadness. My friend lost her beautiful, talented, sweet Abby right after New Year's. Credits: All DD [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stacked Vintage Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Lines Page Titles No. 14 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Terra Botanica Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] (buttons) [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 10[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Charlie Quick Page[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Layers No. 07[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:12:54 +0000 Color Challenge - Navy, Pink, Gold <a href=";title=color-challenge-navy-2c-pink-2c-gold&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="color-challenge-jan-2015.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="color-challenge-jan-2015.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Judie F graciously allowed me to scrap Cruz - who is out of this world cute. JOurnaling: Only 7 weeks old and already I’m in a care giver role. There is a severe case of New Puppy Fever going around in the circles where my Mama hangs out. And supposedly you can keep it at bay by sniffing someone else’s puppy’s breath. So here I am inoculating Carl’s Daddy. He better be careful though. If the vaccine backfires he will have a worse case than ever... and I have a sister! Credits: All DD [u][b][url=]Lyon Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dog Park Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flare Sprays Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striped Cardstock: Faded Berry Value Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Woof Elements[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:58:54 +0000 Bang IT <a href=";title=bang-it&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="LRDCTrial_Left_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LRDCTrial_Left_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: This is the companion page to Mud Puppy, documenting Carl's weekend at the Little Rock Dog Training Club's April trial.;title=june-mask-mud-puppy&amp;cat=500 Journaling: Okay, despite my previous journaling that might lead you to believe that agility is all fun and games, there is one part of it that is NOT MY FAVORITE! And that is the teeter. It’s this thing that looks for all the world like a nice, solid, stationary board, sort of like the dog walk (which is lots of fun). And right when I put my feet on it I hear Mama say “Bang It.” Oh no! That’s the word for the teeter - that awful, nasty thing that moves! And makes noise! Teeter is right! The sneaky thing starts to gravitate toward the ground with me ON IT. Okay, okay, deep breaths. Don’t panic. Get flat...real flat. Grab on tight with my front paws. Come on Carl, you can do it. You can do it (sort of like the freaking Little Engine That Could). Folks, no way around it. The teeter is CREEPY. Credits: ALL DD [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Art Class Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunge Overlays No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tricked Out Titles Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Comic Splatz[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 03:53:10 +0000 This Was Epic <a href=";title=this-was-epic&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Carl_Holly_Springs_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Carl_Holly_Springs_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: If you remember my 1st book, you know I got two Q’s in Novice JWW at my very first trial. You only need 3 to move up to a higher class. But my Novice Standard runs were a different story. Hey, can I help it if I am more creative than the judge who designed the course? Well, my second trial was in Holly Springs Mississippi. And just let me tell you, boy did I have fun there. This trial was really COOL. They had 2 judges so the classes were competing side by side, with the Masters level dog on one side and the Novice level dogs on the other side. We were in a big horse arena - a dirt filled pit with concrete sides and bleachers with just a barrier down the middle to divide the two rings. But a little barrier does not stop a creative fellow like me. Mama got me positioned at the tire. She gave me the cue to run and we took off. I sailed through the tire, up the dog walk and then....well, I was supposed to turn and jump but freedom beckoned. I went straight ahead, jumped up the concrete side, slipped under the metal rail and ran down the walkway in front of the bleachers. But I knew I was there to do agility so I jumped back down into the arena but on the other side of the barrier. And now, I was running with the Masters dogs. It was awesome! There was a border collie running and he was doing a great job. So, I just followed him. Mama looked up and there I was, trailing him right up the A-frame. My nose was touching his tail. And she couldn't get to me because of the barrier between the rings. I know border collies can be kind of snarky sometimes (they are SO serious about things) so I jumped out of the ring instead of finishing the course with him. And Mama’s friends pounced on me! They frog marched me back to my crate. It was sort of an ignominious end to a spectacular run. But let me tell you.....THIS WAS EPIC Credits: ALL DD [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Edge Overlays No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anzio Complete Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blocked Out Word Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Title Lines BRushed and Stamps #10<br /><br />14 comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 06:26:28 +0000 Fall Boy <a href=";title=fall-boy&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Daniel_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Daniel_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I had to give the brother equal time. The credits are the same as the left side of the spread located here (all DD):;title=fall-girl&amp;cat=500 He is such a beautiful child to be such a pill :-)<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:22:12 +0000 Fall Girl <a href=";title=fall-girl&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Kayla_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Kayla_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: That's for the lift inspiration at;title=leaf-love&amp;cat=500 I think I am making a November fun album with dogs and kids. This is my niece caught in a contemplative moment. Credits: All DD [u][b][url=]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metsa Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Leafy Banners No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rounded Corner Stitching Holes Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageable Edgers No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]How&amp;#65533;d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows[/url][/b][/u] (I use this last one so often I sometimes for get to credit it - a wonderful tutorial if ever there was one)<br /><br />8 comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:13:09 +0000 Colors _Left <a href=";title=colors-left&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="Leaves_left_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Leaves_left_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thanks to my friend Judie F for the idea about blending the leaves and thanks for the inspiration on the Picture in a Picture on the blog Credits for the spread: [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Leaves No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inky Dink Page Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Photo Masks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Aged Perfection Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Home and Garden Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metsa Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 35 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: We almost waited too long. Summer lingered in Arkansas this year followed by two full weeks of glorious fall. Don't you love that time of year when the air is crisp and the colors nearly overwhelm your eyes? But as so often happens winter roared in too soon and with a vengeance. So one cold, drizzly, otherwise miserable day, we grabbed our cameras and set out to capture the last of the leaves.<br /><br />7 comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:20:19 +0000 Colors_RT <a href=";title=colors-rt&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Leaves_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Leaves_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: We almost waited too long. Summer lingered in Arkansas this year followed by two full weeks of glorious fall. Don't you love that time of year when the air is crisp and the colors nearly overwhelm your eyes? But as so often happens here, winter roared in too soon and with a vengeance. So one cold, drizzly, otherwise miserable day we grabbed our cameras and set out to capture the last of the leaves. Credits: All DD - set out in detail on the left side page<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:57:49 +0000 Always in My Heart <a href=";title=always-in-my-heart&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Rose_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rose_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: This is the last - and the hardest - of the memorial pages of October. Hardest, because this time I knew not only Judie F but also because I knew Rose. I started with the Unforgettable template but ranged pretty far afield. Rest in peace, Rose, you awesome girl. DD Credits: Unforgettable Layered Template Family Words brushes Autumnal Artistry Kit Autumn Ice paper Minted Wings paper (blended to autumn ice) Page fades 1 Stamped blocks 35 (for the mask) Striping graphics 2 brushes Sunporch clusters Doiley Edger 1 Pebbled heart 4 Almost Spring Kit (edger) Other credits AAspen - warm glows, love glows<br /><br />10 comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:09:15 +0000 Newt <a href=";title=newt&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Newt_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Newt_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: This is the second memorial page for one of my agility friends. This is Newt - a joyful spirit. There was not room for the whole rainbow bridge poem, so the journaling is a take off on the poem. Again, all DD products but I may have left one or two things off the list below: [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 27[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Grunge Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hint at it Love No. 03[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Connor <a href=";title=connor&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Connor_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Connor_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: It has been a hard month for my agility friends. There has been a string of losses of beloved friends and companions. Here is the memorial page I made for Connor, a gentle spirit. All products are DD but I did not write down a couple of them What I know I used are: Minted wings collection Striped graphic2 brush Arlesey paint Letterbox blendables Watery spot 3 brushes Geometric hints brushes<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:43:08 +0000 Bittersweet <a href=";title=bittersweet&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="ellie_PAX3_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ellie_PAX3_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Same as right side<br /><br />8 comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:12:14 +0000 Bittersweet_Rt <a href=";title=bittersweet-rt&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Ellie_Pax_right_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Ellie_Pax_right_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thankfully we do not know the future. Ellie earned her PAX3 at this trial. As it turned out, this was her last full runn. The piece of equipment she is on here is giving her too much trouble. Little Braveheart. HEr spirit is willing but the legs no longer have the power. We never know when it will be the last run with our dog. ALL DD (both sides of the Spread) [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Paper Reveals Overlays[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, White and Plum Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Torn Journaling Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Woods Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:11:28 +0000 Teddy_First Born <a href=";title=teddy-first-born&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="teddy_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="teddy_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thank you Kayleigh for this inspiration. It isn't even a lift. It is an out-and-out copy. My friend had to say goodbye to her companion of 11 years, the dog she called her first born. This page is to remember him. &quot;I can no longer see you with my eyes or touch you with my hands...But I will feel you in my heart forever. ALL DD [u][b][url=]Lila Bleu Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] (recolored) [u][b][url=]Black, White and Plum Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anzio Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Banner Safety Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tied Fasteners No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Woods Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Edge Overlays No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Noces Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (Scattering) [u][b][url=]Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taped Together Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:14:45 +0000 June mask_Mud Puppy <a href=";title=june-mask-mud-puppy&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="LRDCTrial_Right_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LRDCTrial_Right_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: The tag has the mud poem - with one line added: Mud is very nice to feel All squishy-squash between the toes! I’d rather wade in wiggly mud Than smell a yellow rose. Nobody else but the rosebush knows How nice mud feels Between the toes. (Except perhaps one cocker spaniel!) Carl's journaling is: Remember my stories from my first time at Carthage, MO about making up my own courses for Standard? Well, I have to tell you - I think I still make better courses than the judges do. I am getting better at staying with my Mama, but occasionally I just have to go a little crazy - or a lot crazy as the case might be. At this trial, was it my fault there was a little break in the fence? And that there was a delicious pile of horse poo right outside that break? I promise I would have come back into the ring after I rolled! The judge just had no sense of humor. And Sunday, it rained! Isn’t this mud skirt I’m wearing great? It didn’t slow me down a bit even though all Mama’s friends said I probably weighed 10 lbs more than usual! I had a BLAST! Credits: ALL DD Freebies from the challenge [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dirty Linens Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunge Overlays No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u][u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u] (to mask out part of the photo) [u][b][url=]Art Class Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Torn Journaling Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Recolored<br /><br />11 comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:12:19 +0000 Story Challenge - The Real Mother Goose <a href=";title=story-challenge-the-real-mother-goose&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="June_2014_story_Challenge_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="June_2014_story_Challenge_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I am late to respond to the story challenge but I have been kicking this one around for awhile. Journaling: The characters from Mother Goose peopled our childhood. First my grandfather read them to us and then later I “read” them to my sister. Bow, wow, wow Whose dog art thou? Little Jack Jingle, He used to live single; Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, Baker's man! Saw ye aught of my love a-coming from the market? A peck of meal upon her back, A babby in her basket; Saw ye aught of my love a-coming from the market? Goosey, goosey, gander, Whither dost thou wander? Upstairs and downstairs And in my lady's chamber. And then there was our all time favorite. We competed to see just who would get to be this little girl, and sit on our grandfather's lap while he read: There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; And when she was good she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. ALL DD [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Farm Fresh Collection[/url][/b][/u] Dictionary Blendable - Freebie Flair - Freebie [u][b][url=]Once Upon a Time Stickers Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 03:27:28 +0000 Chronicles of Carl Vol 2 <a href=";title=chronicles-of-carl-vol-2&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Front_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Front_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for this challenge and the opportunity to lift this super page: It has been a long dry spell for me but this got me started on Vol 2 of Carl's Journal ALL DD [u][b][url=]Duncan Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twisted Dots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Woof Elements[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chronicles Hand Drawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 00:36:17 +0000 Romp_May Mask Appeal <a href=";title=romp-may-mask-appeal&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="May_MAsk_Challenge_Romp_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="May_MAsk_Challenge_Romp_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I seems like forever since I have posted a page. I duplicated the picture and clipped it to all the pain layers in the mask freebies and then played with blending mode on one layer. Thanks to my friend Judie F for submitting to the photo shoot. Credits: All DD [u][b][url=]Almost Spring Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Celebrations Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Terra Botanica Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] buttin cluster freebie [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bakers Twine Assortment No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Blendables No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sacked Solids: Earth Tones Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Arsty paint mask freebie<br /><br />5 comments Sat, 17 May 2014 17:48:37 +0000 Dogwood <a href=";title=dogwood&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="dogwood_web_mask.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="dogwood_web_mask.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: USed the freebie mask but rotated it for the &quot;drip&quot; to go down the stem. And then I put another mask behind it, ALL DD [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Meadow Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grunge Overlays[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:08:28 +0000 Legend <a href=";title=legend&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Sat_Scrap_april19_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Sat_Scrap_april19_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: How fitting - on Easter Morning - to see the dogwood branches reaching toward the sky - as if they were lifting their arms in praise. Journaling: At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross. To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said. &quot;Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross–two long and two short petals. &quot;In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember.&quot; ALL DD [u][b][url=]Alandia Meadow Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Atlantic Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 35 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Solina Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Various painting techniques from Katie's blog and from Aino's February Art Challenge<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:52:57 +0000 The Story <a href=";title=the-story&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="The_Story_web1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="The_Story_web1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: David's doctor recommended he get a Fitbit to track exercise and he was wearing it religiously. We had one of those winter days where the temperature rose into the 50's and we spent a good part of the day working in the yard. But we wanted to take some time to walk Carl on a trail in our town that meanders by a little creek. So we changed into our walking clothes, which in David's case included tight biking pants. We got to the trail, piled out of the car, got Carl out of his crate and decided to compare Fitbits to see how many steps we were starting with. And David realized his was gone! We rushed back to the house to search for it while we still had daylight. There we were, crawling under bushes, searching all the places we had worked, even to dragging the fishpond in case it had fallen in - all to no avail. (Luckily, it still counts steps while one is crawling on all fours.) So, somewhat sadly, we head back to the walking trail. It is 1.5 miles out and back so a good, easy 3 mile walk. We were into the home stretch, about 2.75 miles into the walk and suddenly David gets this very strange look on his face and then begins to laugh like a lunatic. Now, what you have to understand is that when you reach 10,000 steps, the Fitbit VIBRATES. True to form his Fitbit begin the sensory notification that he had reached his goal. And that is how we discovered that as he pulled on his tight biking shorts, the band on the Fitbit had come undone. It was nestled securely in his shorts and you can probably guess just exactly where. You know, he hates it when I tell this story! ALL DD [u][b][url=]These Details Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 305[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 367[/url][/b][/u] (for The Story) [u][b][url=]Wood Shop Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Clipped to title [u][b][url=]Mists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sacked Solids: Earth Tones Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:27:33 +0000 In Like a Lion <a href=";title=in-like-a-lion&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="In_like_a_lion_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="In_like_a_lion_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: March definitely came in like a lion in Arkansas, with freezing rain and snow. Unfortunately, on March 23rd, I don't think it has remembered that it is supposed to go out like a lamb. ALL DD: [u][b][url=]Winter Ice Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Solina Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]February Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Animal Park Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b] for the lion [u][b][url=]Mists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Photo cutups (freebie mask)<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:36:44 +0000 For Heather&quot; Mommy and Me <a href=";title=for-heather-26quot-3b-mommy-and-me&amp;cat=2389"><img class="imgborder" title="Mommy_and_Me_Date_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Mommy_and_Me_Date_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Heather aka schnerbear shared a series of photos of a very special time with her youngest daughter. I chose to use only two but all the photos were awesome! Journaling: You have to be at least 3 years old to get into the movie. And I am not there yet. So while Daddy took the big kids to see Monster University Mommy and I went on a &quot;date&quot; in the mall. We went down to the candy kiosk and I chose a strawberry lollipop. Mommy chose a Starbucks drink. We strolled the mall a little, then sat at Starbucks and I played some games on the tablet. It was a sweet time for both of us - our first special “Mommy” and me” date. All DD: [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Grids No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Chalked alpha 4 [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 08[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:54:11 +0000 Lucky Us <a href=";title=lucky-us&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Thursday_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Thursday_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: We lost Lady 4 years ago today - the day after her 14th birthday. Since it was a turn back Thursday, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to reflect on the years she gave us. ALL DD [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed Layered Template No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanist Notebook No. 19 Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Digitally Pressed Petals No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dog Tags[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Frosted Winter Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (blended behind photo) Journaling: Lucky Four years ago today you left us to move on to whatever the next place is. That last year was hard, watching your quality of life to be sure we were not prolonging your stay only because we could not bear to see you go.; knowing we would lose you but not knowing when. But you know, I would not have traded a minute of it. You came to us as a feisty little red and white fur ball and brought us joy every single day of your life. That doesn't mean you did not present us with a challenge or two, especially during your little needle teeth stage of life. Bottom line: We were so lucky to have you, Lady.<br /><br />15 comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:23:35 +0000 Selfie Bulletin Board_the Girls <a href=";title=selfie-bulletin-board-the-girls&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="The_girls_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="The_girls_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thanks to all of Carl's friends who played along with doggie selfies. I wanted to capture some of the hilarious dialogue between the doggie Mamas and as always, the witty voice of Judie F speaking on behalf of Rose. This page makes sense only in context with;title=selfies&amp;cat=500 and;title=rose-27s-take-on-carl&amp;cat=500 Journaling: The girls are: (1) Megan, (2) Mollie, (3) Dixie, (4) TInk, (5) Abby Lane (6) Eva, (7) Maggie and (8) Cooper. Dialogues between Carl and the Girls - with sidebars by Rose Carl: Hi Dixie. Remember me - the one you were herding like a sheep? Great selfie, you good lookin’ girl you. (Rose: Dixie thinks you are lower than dirt too. Girl dogs know.....). Carl: Oh no Dixie, Have you been talking to Rose. Your broken-hearted friend, Carl. Carl: Hey Tink. Carl the Cocker here. Lookin’ good girlfriend. Rose: Cute little Tink. I need to talk to you about Carl the Cad. Carl: WOW. This is Carl. I really like your selfie Abby, You are SO pretty. Abby: Does this picture make my nose look big? Carl: Love your nose. Wanna be my BFF? Abby: Have to ask my Mom what it is first. Carl: Hey Eva. It’s Carl. I am a Cocker Spaniel. Wanna meet in real life sometime?Great selfie. (Rose: Eva does not want to meet you Carl - she will eat you up.) Carl: Humph. She is just a little thing. Carl: Hey Maggie. I love a brown-eyed girl (and hahaha - Rose did not see this post). Carl: Hey Cooper - Carl the Cocker here. Are you as snarky as Rose? (Rose: Sweet Cooper. She's a girl Carl and you are still dirt.) Rose: And Carl, about your bedroom eyes. Weer you making them at ME? I still think you are lower than dirt. Carl: But I LOVE you. Rose: COOTIES!!! Carl has COOTIES! DIRTY Cooties. ALL DD [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 134[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pointies Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]On Cork Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dog Park Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clipped Stacks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clipped Stacks No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]All Hung Up[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Coin Holder Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:44:31 +0000 Artsy Challenge_persevere <a href=";title=artsy-challenge-persevere&amp;cat=2482"><img class="imgborder" title="crocus_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="crocus_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Only three days ago, you huddled miserably under a coat of sleet and ice, only partially sheltered by the warming rock. Ice! In March! In Arkansas. I feared you had sealed your doom, braving too soon to push your heads up from beneath the carpet of last year’s leaves. But you have incredible hardiness and an indomitable spirit. You drew deep within and waited....and today burst full-blown, reaching toward the sun. Your perseverance warms my heart. When I look at you, I am happy. I believe there is a lesson in the steadfast reliability of bulbs that I am not articulate enough to voice. ALL DD [u][b][url=]A Bit Dirty Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Audubon Notebook Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Burlap Essentials Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (Three papers blended together - what was I thinking of) [u][b][url=]Letter Box Brushes and Stamps No. 05 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Branched Edgers Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Grunge Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Pattern Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flourishing Leaves No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Photo Edges[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Sun, 09 Mar 2014 05:11:15 +0000 Rose's Take on Carl <a href=";title=rose-27s-take-on-carl&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Selfie_Rose_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Selfie_Rose_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: When Carl posted his FB challenge to his friends to post selfies, Rose was the first to respond. What you have to know about Rose is, she is a professional. And she has little tolerance for the antics of the goofy boy dogs. Here is Carl's Selfie page;title=selfies&amp;cat=1098 Journaling: Rose: When I posted my Selfie, that nut case Carl had the nerve to ask if I would be his girlfriend. I must warn the other girls. Dialogue between Rose and Carl: Carl: Hey beautiful Rose. Would you be my girlfriend, or at least not snark me if I act like an idiot? Rose: Carl! You are lower than DIRT. I will always snark you. Rose: I could have added what do you mean IF you are an idiot? ALL DD [u][b][url=]Adore You Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] Pieces from [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 134[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Black, Creme and Red Kit[/url][/b][/u] (Recolored)<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:58:21 +0000 Selfies <a href=";title=selfies&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="Template_mash-March2014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Template_mash-March2014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Hey y’all! Carl here. I had a really great idea. I got on Facebook and challenged all my buddies to post Doggie Selfies. We have to have a little help from our humans ‘cause we don’t have fingers so that makes it hard to hold the camera unless you hold it in your teeth. Take it from me - that does not work well, especially if you squeeze. Whadda ya think? Mama will put my friends’ selfies on another page. Mama used all DD products and says thanks for a fun challenge [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dog Park Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arrow Flairs Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tender Moments Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 134[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:20:51 +0000 Butteryfly <a href=";title=butteryfly&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="georgia_weems_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="georgia_weems_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Still playing with painting/sketching. My grandmother, seen here at age 16, was a very complicated person - so outwardly sure of herself and yet, so damaged by her past. Journaling: Like the butterfly, you emerged from your cocoon at age sixteen presenting a brave, beautiful face to the world. You walked away from your old life without a backward glance, or so at least you would have had us believe. On the surface, the frightened orphan was no more. You spread your wings and took flight into your new life. But at what cost? One has to wonder, does the butterfly who entrances us with her beauty carry - like you - the memory of the scared caterpillar deep inside? ALL DD: [u][b][url=]Terra Botanica Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Doily Edgers No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Butterfly Blendables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />22 comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:11:16 +0000 Birds of a feather <a href=";title=birds-of-a-feather&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Birds_of_a_feather_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Birds_of_a_feather_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Had to play with Aino's art techniques a little more Journaling: We have had an unusually cold winter for us and the pelicans have stayed on the lake much longer than they normally do. I view them with mixed emotions. On the one hand I am happy they have returned; on the other hand I worry about the possible damage they are doing to themselves. Our lake was the site of a massive oil spill from a break in the Exxon Pegasus pipeline. Allegedly it has been cleaned up, but I still wonder if we will see long term effects from contaminated fish in the migratory birds and the waterfowl that nest in the Cove - the part of the lake hardest hit. Credits: ALL DD [u][b][url=]Bexley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (blended to paper below) [u][b][url=]Frosted Winter Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Distressed lines and Word Art Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:16:34 +0000 Sisters <a href=";title=sisters&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="sisters_Web6.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="sisters_Web6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: This is one of my favorite pictures of my sister and me - taken approximately 1958. Inspired and lifter from this wonderful page: Credits: ALL DD [u][b][url=]Rosie Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Feeling Neutral Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marble Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Inky Dink Page Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Definitions Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Scribbling brushes and stamps 6<br /><br />20 comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:02:41 +0000 Risk <a href=";title=risk&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="Feb_2014_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Feb_2014_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Thank you for this fun challenge to let us risk a new approach And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom - Anais Nin ALL DD [u][b][url=]Sacked Solids: Earth Tones Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ledger Grids No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:35:49 +0000 Spirit and Louie <a href=";title=spirit-and-louie&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="Mask_Challenge_feb2014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Mask_Challenge_feb2014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Two of Carl's outstanding agility friends Spirit and Louie. This page is a birthday present for their wonderful Mom Credits: All DD Mask (watery photo mask 9) and paper (in a book1) from the freebie [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Minted Wings Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:00:53 +0000 Love My Nikon <a href=";title=love-my-nikon&amp;cat=756"><img class="imgborder" title="Love_My_Nikon.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Love_My_Nikon.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: OK, I admit it. I am in love with a THING! But this camera has brought me more joy than many people in my life and more joy with many other people in my life. And one day, I will be able to do it justice. CREDITS - ALL DD [u][b][url=]Baby Buddies Mega Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rosie Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Fades Clipping Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dynamic Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dynamic Heart Scatterings Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 35 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Glitter Epoxies: Hearts-n-Flourishes[/url][/b][/u] Readymade Banner_Love_3 [u][b][url=]Doily Edgers No. 03[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Sun, 16 Feb 2014 01:34:43 +0000 Eeeek! <a href=";title=eeeek-21&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Eeek_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Eeek_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I saw this photo and the expression and the pose reminded me of some of my friends' reactions to spiders. I know in reality Bobbie would probably just eat one. (Carl certainly would.) But we do attribute human reactions to our furry friends. Credits: ALL DD [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spider Webs Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Limon Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arrow Flairs Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Arrows 3x4 border lines<br /><br />18 comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:03:46 +0000 Silly You_Romping Rt <a href=";title=silly-you-romping-rt&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="Romping_Right_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Romping_Right_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Carl is starting his second scrapbook Journaling: Wow Y'all! It's me, Carl, again. I was runnin' with the big dogs. My friend Harry was sort of overwhelmed and had to go inside (Harry's a baby dog) but not me. I was right in the mix with the Aussies and the Border Collies. They are fast - really fast. I figured I was lapping them but Mama said I was just so far behind I thought I was in the lead! This is the right side to Romping;title=romping-satscrap&amp;cat=702 ALL DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 375[/url][/b][/u] [u][b] recolored [url=]Scrap Express No. 145[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wild Horses Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 17[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:29:46 +0000 Romping_SatScrap <a href=";title=romping-satscrap&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Sat_Scrap_02082014_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Sat_Scrap_02082014_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: November, December and January have been cold, rainy, snowy icy and downright miserable. But today, oh today, we had some relatively mild weather and we all went out to play. Rosie looks on in tolerant amusement as Boo and Bobbie romped and ran like wild things. It was glorious! ALL DD: [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] (two papers blended for background) [u][b][url=]Astro Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 04[/url][/b][/u] (Slightly modified) [u][b][url=]Graphed Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hinged Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Family Trees Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] (for the small screw) [u][b][url=]Hinge Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stitched Banners: White No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:32:32 +0000