Digital Scrapbooking en-us Sun, 24 May 2015 13:09:14 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Lucky Dog <a href=";title=lucky-dog&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="March_ScrapLift_Tag_tylertooo_600.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="March_ScrapLift_Tag_tylertooo_600.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: On the cover of this months Artisan Notebook Essentials Items used: Katie Pertiet: Dog Park Lucky Gardener Ali Edwards: With Gratitude Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette English ArtPlay Palette Chills ArtPlay Palette Find My Way ArtPlay Palette Fotographie ArtPlay Palette Encapsulate ArtPlay Palette Crazy Life ArtPlay Palette Simplicity ArtPlay Palette Infatuated ArtPlay Palette Authentic ArtPlay Palette Girl Craze ArtPlay Palette Autumn Crisp Warping Frames No. 1 JazzedUp LoopDaLoops No. 1 Kim Jensen StringBats Torn Kraft Amy Wolff: 7:30pm elements 8:30am elements Ziggy Recovery kit Smart Cookie colab by Amy Wolff &amp; Michelle Godin Lauren Reid: Peely Paint Fonts: Pea Mystie Caps, Pea Sara Print ***thanks for looking***<br /><br />13 comments Sat, 02 Mar 2013 20:28:01 +0000 Snow Fun <a href=";title=snow-fun&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_Snow_Fun_600.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_Snow_Fun_600.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: For some reason, I seem to be in a pastel mood lately. I may have over-done it on this one. Journaling reads: I love watching the littliest children skiing or just playing in the snow - all bundled up and protected from the elements, but seemingly almost unable to move in all their padding - so very cute! Katie Pertiet: Artistry de Blanco Conifere Kit Winter Artistry SunPorch Kit Crowning Affair By Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Snow Fun 1 MultiMedia Snowmen No. 2 Glitter AlphaNumberSet No. 5 1 ArtPlay Palette Winter No. 2 LoopDaLoop Melange ArtStrokes No. 1 ArtPlay Palette Santa’s Elf Winter WordArt No. 1 Stitched by Anna Snowflake No. 1 ArtsyKardz Snow ArtPlay Palette Viaggio Hipster Plume Overlays No. 1 ScriptTease Fotoblendz No. 3 MonoBlendz Baby Blue Romantic Winter by Skimersan Font: Rage Italic ***thanks for looking***<br /><br />18 comments Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:07:45 +0000 Wish <a href=";title=wish&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_ScrapliftTag_Dec2012_600.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_ScrapliftTag_Dec2012_600.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: As seen in this month’s edition of The Artisan Notebook: By Katie Pertiet [url=]Santa Land Kit[/url] [url=]Autumn Artistry[/url] [url=]Christmas Village Kit[/url] [url=]Christmas Memories[/url] By Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Santa Nicholas ArtPlay Palette Santa Nicholas add-on Gold Paint No. 1 Gold Paint No. 2 ArtPlay Palette Easter Bunny ArtPlay Palette Heraldry ArtPlay Palette Cuisine ArtPlay Palette SnowFun ArtPlay Palette Golden Glory ScriptTease Winter Overlays No. 1 ScriptTease Winter No. 1 MonoBlendz Christmas Whites No. 1 Paperie LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 1 LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 5 By Forever Joy: Wish Font: Pea KevinandAmanda, arsenal white, Maiandra GD and Mom’s Typewriter ***thanks for looking<br /><br />19 comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:16:40 +0000 Petting Zoo <a href=";title=petting-zoo&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_Petting_Zoo_600.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_Petting_Zoo_600.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: By Katie Pertiet: Autumn Artistry Kit Lil Bits Tags By Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Family TornEdges Easy Curled Edges No. 1 Roughly Edged ToolSet No. 1 MonoBlendz True Taupe No. 1 Paperie Brad AlphaNumberSet No. 1 ArtPlay Palette Epic FotoBlendz No. 1 ScriptTease Learn No. 1 ArtPlay Palette Adventure Dotted LoopDaLoops No. 2 ArtPlay Palette Jardinier Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />19 comments Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:29:19 +0000 Discarded Treasure <a href=";title=discarded-treasure&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_Discarded_Treasure_600.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_Discarded_Treasure_600.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: I so cherish my family photographs. In the beauty and history of my heritage photo, my heart breaks when I come across those that are lost to generations of family. I cannot help but add their mystery to my collection of lives. Those with names and other clues give me hope that someday their families may see their ancestors. Lois Mary Allen is written on the back, along with her age of 2, and her birth year of 1893. The photograph, so precious, was taken in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I wonder about her life, and hope that someday, her history is unlocked. Items used: By Katie Pertiet Yesteryear Kit Simple Classics: Traveler Kit By Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Golden Glory Gold Paint No. 2 ScriptTease Happiness Overlays ScriptTease Fall No. 2 ArtPlay Palette Salty Living ArtPlay Palette Viaggio Sttitched by Anna FallMix No. 2 ArtPlay Palette Globe Trotter ArtPlay Palette Encapsulate Fonts: SF Burlington Script, Baby Bowser, BrushTip Terrence, Same Sex Marriage ***tfl***<br /><br />25 comments Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:07:48 +0000 Synesthesia - Thinking in Color <a href=";title=synesthesia-thinking-in-color&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_Synesthesia.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_Synesthesia.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: Recently you told me you saw number and letters in colors. You said words have colors as well, and it is often based on the first letter of the word. You said each number and letter had it’s own color. You told me you found this was called Synesthesia. In your case, colors to numbers and letters is called Grapheme Synesthesia. I asked you the colors of our names and our pet’s names. They are Rachel &amp; Ron (both the same because they start with the same letter. My name Joan is purple – and our dog Cricket – orange, and the horses are Dusty &amp; Duster (same 1st letter, but different hues of blue. I also though it was interesting that zero &amp; the letter O has 3 possible colors – Yellow, Light Blue or Black. How Wonderfully Colorful!!! Items used: Little Bit Alpha Red (recolored)[/url] by Katie Pertiet Noemi Kit by Maplebrook Studios By Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Everyday ArtPlay Palette Concerto ArtPlay Palette Cuisine ArtPlay Palette Mist ArtPlay Crazy Life Torn N Tattered 12” Scalloped PaperStrips No. 1 Crumpled Neutrals Paperie No. 1 Different Strokes No. 2 Different Strokes No. 8 Cool Glows No. 1 Cool Glows No. 2 Scratched Overlays No. 1 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 8[ LoopDaLoop Arrows No. 2 Warping Frames No. 2 Some items re-colored Fonts: Horst, Spicy Sushi Roll, Got Heroin?, Berlin Sans FB, Beyond Wonderland, Brushed,, An Accidental Kiss, Desyrel, Brush-tip Terrence, Claudia Jean, Forte, BlackJack ***TFL***<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 01 Sep 2012 21:16:29 +0000 Cricket <a href=";title=cricket&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Cricket.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cricket.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Items used: Worn Page Edges by Lynn Greiveson Front Porch by Ammy Wolff Steam Punk Butterflies by Amy Wolff Strike a Pose collab by Amy Wolff and Little Butterfly Wings Modern Patio by Amy Wolff Calico Cabin Elements by Amy Wolff The Basics by Amy Wolff Mega Labels No. 2 by Amy Wolff ArtPlay Palette Fotographie Stitched By Anna Borders Black No. 2 Fonts: Pea Shelley Belly and Arsenal White ***thanks for looking***<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:12:10 +0000 The Summer of 2010 <a href=";title=the-summer-of-2010&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_The_Summer_of_2010.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_The_Summer_of_2010.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: It is amazing how quickly the time has gone. You are now 18 years old and just graduated from High School. You are preparing for college in the fall, deciding to start your college education at Palomar College. How different things will be for you, as having gotten your license in your senior year, it has opened up a world of freedom, and starting at College, you will meet new people. You are mature for your age and it is time for you to decide the direction you would like your life to go, but I know that this maturity will help you make sound decisions. Enjoy each new experience and embrace your world with enthusiasm and delight. Items used: ArtPlay Palette Sweet Pea by Anna Aspnes Brand AlphaNumberSet No. 1 by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise by Anna Aspnes Stitching Hole Borders No. 2 by Katie Pertiet Dara Kit by Maplebrook Studios Fonts: Brush-tip Travis, Brush Script MT ***TFL***<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:11:14 +0000 Friends <a href=";title=friends&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JSchaefer_Friends.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JSchaefer_Friends.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Excited because I just found out this layout was cover layout for The Artisan Notebook Items used: Fine Line Border Lines No. 4 Best Friends by Katie Pertiet Coastal Kit by Katie Pertiet Autumn Artistry by Katie Pertiet Friends Word Art No. 3 by Katie Peritet Just Tonals No. 1 by Maplebrook Studios Rouen by Maplebrook Studios ArtPlay Palette Vitality[/url] by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Sun Fun by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Blooming Marvelous by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Jardinier by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Love=Life by Anna Aspnes ScriptTease Friends No. 1 by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Genuine by Anna Aspnes Magic Sprinkles No. 3 by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Friends by Anna Aspnes LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 4 by Anna Aspnes Happy Rainbow Ribbon Pack by Gina Miller Perforated Paper Alpha by Kim Jensen Peely Paint by Lauren Reid Font: Pea KatieH ***TFL***<br /><br />24 comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:15:01 +0000 Great Day for a Ride <a href=";title=great-day-for-a-ride&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2011-03_Rachel_and_Duster_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2011-03_Rachel_and_Duster_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: It is so hard to get a photo of my DD - she fights things and frowns when I pull the camera out. I manage every so often to sneak one in ;) This layout is, of course, thanks to Jana's fabulous class. What a fabulous effect she has had on the scrapping world!!! Quote: My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder He carries me away from all my fears And when the world threatens to fall asunder His mane is there to wipe away my tears. ~ Bonnie Lewis Taped together Overlays by Katie Pertiet Word Borders by Erica Zwart On the Edge Overlays No. 2 by Erica Zwart On the Edge Overlays No. 3 by Erica Zwart Lavender Fields Paper Pack by Erica Zwart Outside Full Kit by Erica Zwart 12x12 find your way overlays by Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Barren Sunrise by Anna Aspnes Font: Hobbes ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />21 comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:20:17 +0000 I'll Love You Forever <a href=";title=i-27ll-love-you-forever&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Ill_love_you_forever_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Ill_love_you_forever_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: When my dd was a small child, I was still using film, therefore there are not the same quantities of photos as I would take now, so each one tends to be extra special. Journaling reads: I always felt so lucky that growing up, you were so sweet and lovable. Everything we did, you made so very special - each little thing was so extradinary to you - treating each &amp; every experience like it was the most wonderful you ever had. Exploring the dirt road Grandma &amp; Papa live on, you were so thrilled at each turn, to find something new to explore. The countryside was very new to you, fences to climb, cow, chickens, big fields, so much for you to explore, and you loved every minute, I couldn’t love you more. You make this world so much sweeter. Items used: Katie's Pencil Thin Font (love this font and use it all the time) Stuck on You by Erica Zwart and Anita Designs On the Edge Overlays No. 2 by Erica Zwart On the Edge Overlays No. 3 by Erica Zwart Glow No. 1 by Erica Zwart Journaling font: Pea Carmen ***TFL***<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:23:17 +0000 Life is Good <a href=";title=life-is-good&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Live_is_Good_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Live_is_Good_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I am so far behind on Jana's Creative Composites class (thank goodness it is on video).This is a page created from the week one class, and although it is not representing all concepts taught (needed the subject to have some color), with the photos I had, it's what I could do - for now. Looking to rent a kid for some good photos - lol. Items Used: Brushed Alpha No. 3 by Katie Pertiet Little Bit Alpha Red by Katie Pertiet Basic Twill by Katie Pertiet Ripped &amp; Stitched DIY by Lynn Greiveson Artistic Frames No. 1 by Erica Zwart Turn Back the Clock by Erica Zwart On the Edge Overlays No. 3 by Erica Zwart Cardboard Alpha by Erica Zwart Outside (full kit) by Erica Zwart (texture blended into background paper) Hipster Plumes No. 11 by Anna Aspnes Fonts: Century Gothic, Pea Court ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />21 comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:48:58 +0000 Year In Review <a href=";title=year-in-review&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Year_in_Review_700v2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Year_in_Review_700v2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: In 2011, I put emphasis on my scrapbooking. I pushed myself to learn more techniques, and to create better pages. I learned more about blend modes, creating custom shadows, creating text paths, and many other techniques with the hopes of creating a more striking page. I took a number of classes, in things like blending, page composition, creating custom shadows, among others. I joined Scott Kelby Training to better both my photography and photoshop skills, plus, I joined two Creative Teams, in hopes that they too would push my skills. In addition to these classes and CT roles, the biggest changes occurred with my venturing out to investigate the many scrapping sites, and galleries. Trying to emulate what I see pushes me as well. I also began blogging about my journey. Now, as for 2012 – more of the same, but with more emphasis on my photography skills, and creating pages that are even more outside of my comfort zone – for as we all know, in digital, anything is possible, we just have to know how to create it. 2012 looks to be quite promising. January Oscraps Copycat Challenge template Artistry Del Sol – Katie Pertiet (paper flower) Oiselet Rouge Kit – Katie Pertiet (flower button) Have a Heart No. 2 – Pattie Knox (glass heart) Spotlight paper – Sue Cummings (paper) Artplay Chevron Sweet Baby Paper Pack - Anna Aspnes (paper) Emboss it 19 – Merkeley Designs (paper) Festive Moments Collab – Anna Aspnes/Renee Pearson/Tiffany Tillman (red heart) Focused + Photographed – Sue Cumming and Val C collab (flower) Artplay Palette Forget me Not – Anna Aspnes (metal rimmed epoxy) Artsy Blendz Squash Elements – Anna Aspnes (button) Photographed in Black and White – Sue Cummings (butterfly) Stitched LoopDaLoop white No. 1 – Anna Aspnes Recovery Kit – Amy Wolff (bird) Artist Edge Overlays No. 6 – Anna Aspnes Find Your Way Overlays No. 1 – Anna Aspnes 8:30 am Element Pack – Amy Wolff (Scalloped stitches) Special offer Nov. 2009 – Sue Cumming free product (string) Nantucket Colorwashed Vol 2 – Sue Cummings ( Paper) Simply Perfect – Sue Cummings (Paper) Spotlight Paper – Sue Cummings (paper) Emboss It 19 – Merkeley Designs (embossed paper) Artplay Paletter Gather – Anna Aspnes (button) Facebook freebie – one little bird (bow) Fonts: Horst, Esat Hoxha NRML ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />22 comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:02:48 +0000 In Order of Appearance <a href=";title=in-order-of-appearance&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="In_order_of_appearance_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="In_order_of_appearance_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling Reads: Having moved to California in 1980, my first opportunity to visit family in Connecticut was 1984. Mom &amp; Bert came up from Alabama. We took loads of photographs, but for this particular one, it was mom and all four of her girls. Not knowing when the next time would be that we would all be together, I felt it was important to make this photo special, so before sitting on the couch I exclaimed “we have to sit in order of appearance”. Everyone had a big laugh at my terminology, having not said something like ”oldest to youngest”. We laugh about it still. Items Used: Neomi Kit - Maplebrook Studios Jelly Alpha No 3 - Maplebrook Studios Everyday Paper - Jan '12 BYOC by Amy Wolff Build Your Own Border #4 by Amy Wolff (messy stitches) 8:30 am elements by Amy Wolff (button &amp; bracket) Ziggy by Amy Wolff (flowers) Olden Days Alpha by Amy Wolff Modern Patio by Amy Wolff (alpha) The Basics by Amy Wolff (staples) Downtown Loft by Amy Wolff (double ribbon-recolored) Wintersong by Amy Wolff (flower) Recollection by Amy Wolff (Photo Frame) 2:30 pm elements by Amy Wolff (ric rak) Sweet Christmas by Amy Wolff (Scalloped Stitches) Work and Play by Amy Wolff (Scalloped Papers) CU Brushes by Amy Wolff (Blended Aqua under Photo) Frivolity by Amy Wolff (circle pattern, loopy ribbon) Fonts: Throw your hands up in the air, and Cabrini ***TFL***<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:32:52 +0000 Fun and Relaxation <a href=";title=fun-and-relaxation&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Fun_and_Relaxationv2_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Fun_and_Relaxationv2_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: We have no family in the San Diego area, so we spend our morning having a good cup of coffee while we opened gifts, making sure Cricket gets hers as well. Then a big breakfast, and our afternoon is spent enjoying this special day of Christ’s birth. For Rachel it is usually a new book or a new game on her PS3. I relax and tat while watching a Christmas movie, or do some scrapping, and Ron, recovering from a broken arm will not ride today, but we will be certain to spend time with Dusty as well &amp; make certain he gets a Christmas treat too. No stress - no pressure - no time constraints. In the evening, we have a nice, and simple dinner of our favorites, including a pie. It is not the gifts I think about on Christmas day as much as a day for family to spend together and do what they would like - and relaxation! Items used: Bradded Photo Frames - Katie Pertiet Wintersong - Amy Wolff All About You - Amy Wolff Frivolity - Amy Wolff Happy Happy Joy Joy Paper Pack - Amy Wolff Fonts: Horst &amp; Traveling Typewriter ***TFL***<br /><br />8 comments Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:53:42 +0000 Journey Home <a href=";title=journey-home&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Dustys_Arrival_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Dustys_Arrival_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: We were so excited that the day had finally come for us to take delivery of our new family member - Dusty. Not owning a trailer, Billy drove him down from Jullian. We are Dusty’s third owner, having originally come from a ranch in Colorado. It was hard to contain my excitement as Billy handed the lead rope to Ron, &amp; he led him from the trailer. It is hard for me to think about what is going through Dusty’s mind, in this new &amp; different place. His demeanor is such that nothing much seems to bother him, but our main priority is to make him feel like he has arrived home, &amp; hope that he feels safe and secure in this new home. The three of us are hoping to - as horse owners put it - ‘give him a job’, (use him to his potential). He still needs lots of training, but Patti is here to help us finish him up. It is scarey being new horse owners, but we look forward to this new adventure. We hope Dusty feels like he is finally home. Items Used: Stitched Up Frames No. 3 - Katie Pertiet Lil Bit Tags - Katie Pertiet Photo wraps No. 1 - Katie Pertiet Beach Vacation - Erica Zwart Soccer Season - Erica Zwart Essential Stitches No. 1 - Erica Zwart Glittery Grid - Erica Zwart Broken Words No. 1 - Erica Zwart Scribbles No. 1 - Erica Zwart Turn Back the Clock - Erica Zwart Lavender Fields - Erica Zwart Alpha and Number Set No. 1 - Anna Aspnes White Paint No. 1 - Anna Aspnes Font: Traveling_typewriter ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />16 comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 03:33:24 +0000 Cricket's Christmas <a href=";title=cricket-27s-christmas&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2008-12_Cricket_xmas_day_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2008-12_Cricket_xmas_day_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: We have learned to not put Crickets gifts under the tree until Christmas morning as she will sniff them out before we get up, and pull them out of their bags. She sure loves her toys - especially those that squeak. Journaling reads: Cricket is so fun to watch as she searched under the tree for her presents. She is very quick to find them all. Items used: Spot Dots No. 17 by Katie Pertiet Christmas Word Art by Erica Zwart Whiter Than White Papers by Erica Zwart Typically You Collab by Erica Zwart and Val C. Designs Christmas Postmarks by Erica Zwart Holly Jolly Christmas Mscraps Collab Font: Espictolar<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:01:23 +0000 Canyonside Sunset <a href=";title=canyonside-sunset&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2006-10_Canyonside_Stables3-700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2006-10_Canyonside_Stables3-700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: This is the stable my daughter rode at for about 8 years before we bought a horse. This particular evening, in addition to the beautiful pinks in the sky was a full moon shining through the thin clouds. Quote on page: If I had a horse, I’d ride off in the sunset, where dreams, and shadows lie. To a life, where pain and sorrow dont exist, and to where hopes, and dreams become reality. ~unknown Items used: lil bit tags by Katie Pertiet Botanic Gardens Kit by Katie Pertiet Winged Clusters rub-ons by Katie Pertiet Essential Stitches No. 1 by Erica Zwart Typically You by Erica Zwart Beach Vacation by Erica Zwart Outside full kit by Erica Zwart On the Edge Overlays no. 1 by Erica Zwart On the Edge Overlays No . 2 by Erica Zwart Turn Back the Clock by Erica Zwart Broken Word Art No. 1 by Erica Zwart Lavender Fields paper pack by Erica Zwart Grid Borders No. 1 by Erica Zwart ArtPlay Wicket by Anna Aspnes scanty lines bu Anna Aspnes -items re-colored and blended- Fonts: Cambria, Pea Sadie ***TFL***<br /><br />21 comments Sat, 03 Dec 2011 19:38:22 +0000 At the Beach <a href=";title=at-the-beach&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="at_the_beach_DD_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="at_the_beach_DD_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I don't have much history on this photo. I can only guess that it is a North Carolina beach. Any beach would have been a good days drive as they lived in Gastonia, N.C. The photo is of my 2 aunts, Carolyn and Dot, and Dots 5 children. The approximate age of the children makes me think the photo was taken around 1955. Journaling reads: &quot;I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm&quot; ~unknown Items used: Katie Pertiet: Autumnal Artistry (love the flowers, blendables &amp; ribbon) Coastal Kit Fine Line Borders No. 5 Defined Clippings No. 2 Taped together Overlays Damask Tranfers Lynn Greiveson: Late Summer Mini Kit Erica Zwart: Beach Vacation When We Were Young Collab Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Mist ArtPlay Palette Fi nd My Way No. 2 ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise ArtPlay Palette Seafoam Stitched by Anna White No. 1 Borders Floralis Freebie HeartEdge No. 1 Hipster Plumes No. 11 Sue Cummings: Simply Perfect Photographed in {Black &amp; White} Focused and Photographed From my Notebook - Sail Away, Sail Away freebie template from nov copycat - oscraps fonts: pea hart, FrankKlein Book ***TFL***<br /><br />39 comments Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:35:24 +0000 Sulcata Tortoise <a href=";title=sulcata-tortoise&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2009-05_Tortoises_v2_700web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2009-05_Tortoises_v2_700web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: I love the six African Tortoises at Patties. Often after riding, I find myself sitting on the bench in their pen, watching them. Of course when they see me, they come running, hoping a food treat. I am careful to not get too lax with them, as I am sure they could take a finger off if they mistakenly take it to be a carrot. I love watching them dig their hole for laying eggs. I have yet to be there when they lay eggs, but have been told I can pull them out to be put in the incubator, otherwise they are unlikely to survive hatching in the pen, as the adults end up accidently crushing them. Their size amazes me at about 30” long. The newly hatch babies are only about 3” long. Items used: Gator Crossing by Katie Pertiet Project 365 No. 1 by Erica Zwart Fresh Kit by Erica Zwart Duotone Paper Pack by Ericz Zwart Divided Word Art No. 2 Essential Stitches No 1 ***TFL***<br /><br />7 comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:30:05 +0000 Regrets - No Regrets <a href=";title=regrets-no-regrets&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Daddy_on_the_Hill_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Daddy_on_the_Hill_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: Oh, how I would like to say I have no regrets, but seldom does a day go by that I don’t think about how I wish I had been closer to my dad. He was not one to ever show his emotions, he seldom even spoke. Now I look at these photo taken of him years before I was born, and wonder about his life. I have no idea where they were taken, but I am sure that in his mind he had nothing but wonderful thought of his future, his life, his family &amp; friends. I see his smile in the photo and it reminds me about how special his smile was. He was such a hard working man, always providing for his parents and brothers and sisters. He didn’t marry until in his 40’s, with my mom 22 years younger, he soon had 4 daughters. I went everywhere with him until I was 5. I remember sitting with him listening to music, as he would sing along to Tony Bennett, &amp; Ray Charles, and he would whistle such a beautiful whistle. I don’t ever remember having a conversation with him, he never spoke to his kids. When he became ill, my mom shielded us from his illness, and when he died, we were protected by staying with relatives, as if we didn’t know what was going on. I was only 12, but I still regret that I never sat down with him to tell him how much I loved him, but I have no doubt he knew, just as without ever saying a word, I knew he loved me. I regret not pushing my mom to be at the funeral so I could say my good-byes. I learned a great lesson from this silence, that one should never be silent. Now grown, my daughter and I have wonderful conversations about everything, and I don’t hesitate to tell her how much she is loved, as back then, I vowed not to have future regrets of conversations not had, and words not spoken. It was a lesson a 12 year old was never taught, but learned the hard way, with many regrets of how things should have been done! Items Used: L’Automne Kit – Katie Pertiet Botanic Gardens Kit – Katie Pertiet Botanist Notebook No 19 – Katie Pertiet Turn Back The Clock – Erica Zwart Artsy Blendz Genuine – Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Floralis – Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Play Out – Anna Aspnes Font: Pea So Lovely ***thanks for looking***<br /><br />27 comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:45:23 +0000 Cora <a href=";title=cora&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Cora_v2_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cora_v2_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I didn't like my lack of blending on the last page I did of Jana's Blending. The image was blended with the background, but the edges were more not blended as much as I think they were intended to be according to Jana's class (at least my take on it). Here is another try - this time trying to blend some background colors that I wished really weren't there. In the end, to be honest, I like both pages, but they were both done slightly differently. I am trying really hard to learn each technique exactly as Jana is showing each of them, and then in the end, I will have the tools to decide how to put my page together. Such wonderful new tools Jana - thank-you. I made this for a friend at work. I had to try to get both green and yellow into it as her room is green and yellow. Items Used: Classic Cardstock: Details - Katie Pertiet Classic Cardstock: Buttercup - Katie Pertiet Fiske Kit - Maplebrook Studios Just Linens No. 2 - Maplebrook Studios Hint at it No. 4 - Lynn Grieveson ***thanks for looking***<br /><br />15 comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:00:51 +0000 Play with Me <a href=";title=play-with-me&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Cricket_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cricket_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I love the Saturday Scraplift page by Nancy Beck, and as soon as I saw it, I knew the photo I wanted to do, as I have been going through some older images. All products DD Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Oyster Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Littlest Farmer Kit[/url][/b][/u] Tagged Words (chat freebie 5/2010) [u][b][url=]Dog Park Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Defined Tapes No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Twills: Summertime[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gator Crossing Kit[/url][/b][/u] 30MM chat freebie 11/08 [u][b][url=]Little Hearts Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastened Frames No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Postage Frames No. 4 Sampler (chat freebie) Carefree Spring Paper Pack Whimsy Sampler Pack chat freebie 5/10 [u][b][url=]Captured Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (mask) [u][b][url=]Twisted Stitches[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots No. 15 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Last Call Chat Stamps 2/2011 [u][b][url=]Ripped and Stitched Do It Yourself[/url][/b][/u] - Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]DIY Acrylic Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] - Pattie Knox fonts: Just one more Picture, Gill Sans MT, Mom's typewriter, Firefly Castle, Film Cryptic, Franklin Gothic Book, Goudy Old Style, Gabriola, Fontmoochers, Eras Light ITC, Diego, A.D. Mono, Arabic Typesetting, Joyful Juliana, Ligurino, Love Letters, [u][b][url=]Katie's Pencil Thin Font[/url][/b][/u], mom's typewriter ***thanks for looking***<br /><br />28 comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 02:10:12 +0000 You are my Treasure <a href=";title=you-are-my-treasure&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2008-12_Rachel.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2008-12_Rachel.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Okay, this is the first of many Jana pages you will be seeing from me in the next 6 weeks, as I am taking Jana's fabulous Blending and Beyond class. I am seeing loads of dd faces in the forum, so I am one of many. I can't believe there are not already a dozen pages posted by others, as I consider myself the slowest scrapper at dd. I told my dd she was going to have to get over her not wanting her photo taken as these are from 2008 (so frustrating). Items used: New Discoveries Mini Kit - Katie Pertiet Loosely Labeled Dates No. 3 - Katie Pertiet Old Time Christmas No. 02 Kit - Katie Pertiet Classic Cardstock: Be Mine - Katie Pertiet Hipster Plumes Korners &amp; Edges No. 4 &amp; 7 - Anna Aspnes Font - Futura Book &amp; Gill Sans Roman ***TFL***<br /><br />17 comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:04:12 +0000 Old Poway Park <a href=";title=old-poway-park&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Old_Poway_Park_dd_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Old_Poway_Park_dd_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: The center of Poway has a nice little park which included a steam engine train entirely maintained by train loving voluteers. It also has meeting halls, a historical museum, quaint shops and craft and farmers markets on Saturday. It is called Old Poway Park because it is where the city was first inhabited, and they try to keep it old and quaint looking. Items used: Wild Horses Kit - Katie Pertiet Winged Epoxies - Katie Pertiet Messed Up Overlays No 2 - Katie Pertiet ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise - Anna Aspnes Anna Sampler No.2 - Anna Aspnes Hipster Plume Korners N Edges No. 2 BrushSet - Anna Aspnes 12 X 12 Find My Way Overlays No. 1 -Anna Aspnes Hipster Plume Korners N Edges No. 4 &amp; 7 BrushSet - Anna Aspnes 12X12 Distressed Edge Overlays No 3 - Anna Aspnes Stitched by Anna Borders Brown No. 1 - Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Autumn Haze - Anna Aspnes Foto WordTransfers No. 1 - Anna Aspnes Dripped Stains Toolset No. 5 BrushSet - Anna Aspnes LoopDaLoop Dotted No. 2 - Anna Aspnes 12 X 12 Sand Scratched Overlays No. 1 - Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Forget me Not - Anna Aspnes Font - VNI-Thufap1 ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />26 comments Sat, 08 Oct 2011 17:37:04 +0000 Sniff-Sniff <a href=";title=sniff-sniff&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Sniff_Sniffv2_ddweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Sniff_Sniffv2_ddweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: This is Duster (my sweet quarter horse) &amp; my dd. Duster is a very mellow and pretty much bomb-proof, which is what I need, because I am not much of a rider - started after years of my dd taking lessons - and I am old and cautious-cuz I want to stay alive. Journaling reads: Duster is seldom bothered by anything. Whereas most horses sniff things to decide if they are okay, Duster seems to sniff everything, just because he likes to. We cannot walk by him without him reaching out to sniff. He will sniff for a good long time too, at least until we decide he has sniffed enough and we walk past. I told Rachel that was the one thing about Duster she would have to get use to. Now, when she rides she thinks it is so funny that she must always stop to let him sniff, and sniff, and sniff. Alandia Rancheros Kit - Katie Pertiet Artistry de Blanco - Katie Pertiet Artistry De Oro - Katie Pertiet Art Class Frames No. 1 - Katie Pertiet New Discoveries Kit - Katie Pertiet Lil Bit Tags - Katie Pertiet Gran's Garden - Lynn Greiveson For Humanity Charity Kit Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Forget Me Not ArtPlay Solids Autumn Haze Stitched by Anna Borders Red No. 1 FotoGlows No. 4 ElementSet LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 4 AnnaSampler Fall No. 1 Artsy Layered Template No. 33 ScriptTease Learn Overlays No 1 Fonts: Cold Coffee, Traveling Typewriter, Pea Summer Sweetness ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />23 comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:07:08 +0000 Bath time! <a href=";title=bath-time-21&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Cricket_v2_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cricket_v2_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: We hardly ever get rain, but when we do it is usually all in a few weeks time. Often times because the ground has been so dry, it just doesn't seep into the ground. Journaling reads: After weeks of rain, my first reaction when I saw Cricket running toward the massive puddles in the arena was to yell at her to stop, but when I saw how much fun she was having rolling in the mud, and crawling on her belly, I just didn't have the heart to scold her. Instead, I grabbed my camera and started taking photos. She looked so very happy. Supplies Used: Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No 6 - Katie Pertiet Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 4 - Katie Pertiet Date Tags No. 02 - Katie Pertiet Anna Aspnes - ArtPlay Solids Forget Me Not ArtPlay Palette Fotographie AnnaBlendz CheckerBoard No. 1 Loop da loop artstrokes no. 4 ArtPlay Palette No. 4 ArtPlay Palette Play Scriptease Happiness MYO FotoFrames Layered Template No. 2 ArtPlay Palette Mist Fonts: FFF Tusj, &amp; FG QUesneLL ***TFL***<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 01 Oct 2011 18:45:48 +0000 Getting that Shot <a href=";title=getting-that-shot&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I feel like I have missed so many events due to a child that would fight getting natural photos taken. It can be so frustrating. I find that I have to be happy with the one photo here or there that has a somewhat forced smile, or the stolen photo taken from afar. Journaling reads: I know I always have my camera with me, and that I can easily take hundreds of photos per month, but all I wish to do is document our lives. I pull the camera out and you frown, make faces - and unless I catch you off-guard, you are never captured with a smile on your face. On the occasion I do catch you with a smile, and you tell me how much you like the scrapbook page I create with it, you still do your best to prevent me from taking natural photos of you as if I am not there. So I continue to try to capture the unknown photo from afar, or the quick shot you didn’t expect, and hope someday soon you realize that it is much easier to go through life without taking into account the extraneous activities, and focus instead on enjoying and living your life without the inner constraint that stops you when you think someone might be looking. After all - life is what you make of it - ENJOY! [u][b][url=]Lil Bit Tags[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artistry de Azul Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sugar and Spice Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dara Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fiske Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rouen Kit[/url][/b][/u] Ever + Always alpha – Micheline Martin &amp; Laura Reid Anna Aspnes - Anna Sampler No 2 ArtPlay Palette Forget Me Not Kit Saffron Villas Photographic Layered template no 1 Stitched by anna white no 6 Sitched by anna white no 3 Loopdaloop Artstrokes No 4 Torn n Tattered FotoFrames No 1 Thin Strips Masks no 1 ArtPlay Palette Playout Label transfer clipping masks no 1 Forget me not solids Scanty Journal Lines no 5 Journeyl Word Transfer 1 ArtPlay Palette Fotographie Artplay Palette Barren Sunrise Alpha Number Set No. 1 font - Pea sdflenner ***TFL***<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:37:41 +0000 S.D. Blackout <a href=";title=s-d-blackout&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Blackout_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Blackout_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Many of you that do not live in So. Cal. may not have heard about the blackout of Sept. 8. One worker in N. Gila, AZ did something wrong and caused all of San Diego County, and some of Imperial &amp; Orange County, and Mexico to lose power just prior to rush hour. This page is the result of drivers rushing, and not seeing the non-working lights as a stop sign. Journaling reads: The power went out at 3:38pm. The power was out in all of San Diego County as well as parts of Mexico, Imperial and Orange Counties. What was going on! I Knew I had a full tank, so I could afford to sit in the car and wait, and it was getting very hot in the office with no open windows and no air conditioning. Ninety minutes and 1.5 miles later a traffic cop was getting the traffic moving to almost full speed. Stopping at the non-working traffic lights, was not something I guess I should have done, as it seems no one else wanted to do so. I didn’t even see it coming, but the impact was something I had experienced before. It caused the six 12 packs of pepsi that I had in the back to explode, and I could hear it hissing. I sat stunned for about 10 minutes. I was shaking. I knew what to expect, as I had been rear-ended before. I didn’t look forward to the pain that would surely start in the morning. I was lucky to have been able to call out to AAA, but it took 90 minutes for the tow truck to arrive. As we drove to the lot, we could see cars abandoned along the road, having run out of gas. Cars were lined up at dark gas stations, as they had too little fuel to make it home. After my initial call to AAA and Ron, cell phone service was non-existant, so I had to rely on texting. Dropped off by the tow truck driver at a gas station I waited in the dark to be picked up. People were walking around like zombies waiting to get gas. It was so eerie. At 9:30pm, Ron finally found me, and I was happy to be handed a warm soda to drink on the drive home. Human error by one utility worker in North Gila, Arizona was the cause for more than 5 million to lose power. It was no surprise when told by the insurance adjustor that my poor beloved Matrix was a total loss. Although I loved my little Matrix, I will not buy another as 2 Matrixes being rear-ended and totaled is enough for me. I think I will be dealing with head and neck pain for some time to come, but at least now I can feel my fingers and toes again. So now I take a deep breath and try not to think about the loss, and how much money I will have to add to the insurance money to buy another car. I set my sights on the future test drives. Rachel thinks it fun, and can’t wait to come along to sit in all the new cars. I’M thinking maybe this time a red car. Items used: Katie Pertiet Stay Calm Layered Template Artistry de Blanco Kit Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Naturally Krafty No. 08 Cherished Artistry Lynn Greiveson Sweet Madelaine Worn Page Edges No. 05 Hint at It 4 Hint at It Love Sugar and Spice Kit Maplebrook Studios Just Linens No 02 Font: Pea Dain Michael ***Thanks for Looking<br /><br />28 comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 01:38:09 +0000 Connecting <a href=";title=connecting&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_and_ponies_DDv2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_and_ponies_DDv2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: Ever since Rachel read that is you softly blow into a horses nostrils, they bond with you, I have been noticing her do just that with many of the horses at the stable. Annie gets what looks like a kiss from Rachel, while Cinnamon watches. These two miniature ponies are the only ones Pattie has left and they are much loved by all. Items used: Katie Pertiet: Coastal Kit Charmed No. 1 Vintage Photo Frames No. 20 Messy Stamped Alpha Messy Stamped Alpha No. 2 Messy Stamped Alpha No. 3 Messy Stamped Alpha No. 5 Messy Stamped Alpha No. 8 Anna Aspnes: Artplay Forget Me Not Fotoblendz FlutterBy No 1 Fotoblendz FlutterBy No 2 Layered Overlays No 1 Alpha and Number Set No 1 Fonts used: Kevinandamanda Pea Ashley ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />21 comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:57:58 +0000 Perfect Harmory <a href=";title=perfect-harmory&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Jim_v4_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Jim_v4_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: This is a page or my husbands riding instructor - an amazing horse trainer that does wonders with horses. Through natural horsemanship, Jim trains his horses to be totally connected to him, and to look to him for direction. It is amazing to see him in the saddle, but I love this image of them walking off together after a long day of working cattle. Items used: Katie Pertiet: Katies Thin Pencil Font (now my favorite font) In Stitches: Wings No. 1 Anna Aspnes: Artplay Palette Barren Sunrise Journey Word Transfers Scriptease No. 1 Artplay Palette Seafoam Artsey Blendz Origins Hipster Plumes Korners and Edges No. 5 Hipster Plumes Korners and Edges No. 7 Different Strokes No 5 Artsy Layered Template No. 22 (paint spatter) Artsy Blendz Squash Title Font: The Maple Origins ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />21 comments Sun, 04 Sep 2011 22:44:47 +0000 Animal Lover <a href=";title=animal-lover&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWS_at_Zoo_v4_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWS_at_Zoo_v4_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: We are lucky to live near a resort town, so we have the San Diego Zoo pretty near. With a season pass, we could go whenever we wanted - for the day or just an hour - such fun for a toddler. Journaling reads: Of these photos, the one of you kissing the bronze turtle I love the best even though it is blurry. It shows yours sweetness. Of the many exhibits at the zoo, we spend much of our time in the petting zoo, as you love the interaction with the animals the best. I love watching you as you would seek out the pig. You love that their fur was so different than the other animals and loved it when you would find one laying in the sun - you would rub it's belly and would giggle as it grunted. With your love of animals, &amp; having no pets, we spend quite a bit of time at the zoo. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Filed Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Notebook Edge Masks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Stuffed edge Documents [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: Beige[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Border Templates[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Layette Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Hearts Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]You and Me Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]You and Me Epoxy Add-Ons[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Birdie Epoxies No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Whimsy Wings Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gator Crossing Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Peanut Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (sun burst) Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 20[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fiske Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Noemi Kit[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Inky Dink Page Borders[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Farah Kit No. 02: Bold[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 03: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] ***TFL***<br /><br />24 comments Sat, 27 Aug 2011 19:13:51 +0000 Welcome Little 1-CT Scraplift Christina <a href=";title=welcome-little-1-ct-scraplift-christina&amp;cat=559"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_Newbornv2_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_Newbornv2_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: CT Scraplift of Christins beautiful gallery: Paradise-;ppuser=568 - Thank-you Christina for the inspiration. This was taken when my dh held our dd for the first time. Items used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Yarn Swirls: Love[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: White[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]White and Grey Tab Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] Backyard Adventure Layered Template Messy Stitches - Green [u][b][url=]Made with Wings Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Graphed Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Folded Up Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 32[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Natural Wonders Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Creased Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Ad Inspiration - torn paper 3-20-11 30mm chat freebie 11-15-08 Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Farah Kit No. 02: Bold[/url][/b][/u] Meadowbrook Studios [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] *Most items recolored* ***TFL***<br /><br />29 comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 18:52:13 +0000 The Story of Your Birth <a href=";title=the-story-of-your-birth&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="story_of_your_birthv2_P2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="story_of_your_birthv2_P2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I am working on all the old baby/toddler photos of my dd when she was little (she is 19 now). This one is about her birth. Journaling reads: Prior to your birth I decided that I didn’t want your dad to stop doing what he loved doing, and I knew every May he would attend a ski race camp at Mammoth Mountain, so I told him that as long as I had a short while to bounce back from your delivery, I didn’t see why he shouldn’t go. It would be early May, and you would be about 3 weeks by then. I knew your dad did not cook, so I decided I would fill the freezer with frozen dinners so that all he would have to do was pop one in the oven or microwave and be done. In the early evening, I went to the grocery store and filled my cart with meals. As I stood in the line, I began to have contractions. It was about 7:00pm on April 11th. I didn’t for a second think that it was false labor, as I was already 6 days late. I starting wondering how long it would be before you were born, but I knew, standing in line, that I didn’t have to get stressed about being at the supermarket, as long as my water didn’t break (how horrible that would be). When I got home, I told your dad that you were on your way, and told him he might want to get some sleep, as I thought it would be a while before we would have to head to the hospital. The contractions were not that bad, so I tried to relax as much as I could. Hoping a hot shower would speed things along, I spent a lot of time in the shower that night, but basically I was up the entire night until I didn’t think I could handle the pain any longer. I woke up your dad at about 4:00am, and at about 5:00am we called Dr. Wise. He told me to hold off as long as I could prior to heading to the hospital. At about 6:00am, I didn’t think I could stand it any longer, and we headed to the hospital. The car ride was horrible, as when I had a contraction, and the pain would peak, it would stay at the peaked level of pain as long as the car was moving, so I kept asking Ron to stop the car. We had about a 30 minute ride to the hospital, so it made for a horrible ride. Once we got to the hospital, they examined me, and told me I was not dilated at all. They suggested we go back home, which I wasn’t about to do. They then suggested we go to the Denny’s down the street. Reluctantly, we did so, although it was hard to handle the drive. I was too nauseous to eat, but ordered a bit of this and that because I knew I would not be given any food at the hospital until after your birth. I basically sat in the booth in pain and in tears, not really caring that people might be watching. I eventually told your dad we should go back. Within 30 seconds of being back at the hospital, I threw up everything I had eaten. They again examined me, and told me that I was still not dilated, and insisted we go home. I asked that they call the Doctor before we decided what to do. When the nurse went off to call Dr. Wise, my water broke. The nurse told us that because my water had broken, I would be admitted. She checked me again, and said that when she touched the cervix, I went from not being dilated to 5 centimeters. Dr. Wise was on his way. I was happy to hear I did not have to wait for Doctor Wise to arrive before they would administer an epidural. I was in too much pain to wait, and I had earlier in my pregnancy decided I was not one to go natural. I just didn’t want to take any pain drugs that might remain in your system after birth. After I got the epidural, it was smooth sailing, as I felt no pain at all. I sat back to try to relax, which was hard, but only because I was so excited that you would soon arrive. Dr. Wise arrived around noon, and the 3 of us sat in the room and chatted about the Padres, among other things. We also had the TV to watch, and I had bought your dad’s radio along with my favorite Jackson Browne albums to help relax me, but because of the epidural, I was feeling no pain at all. My due date was April 8th. It was now the 12th, and I starting thinking - could it be possible that I could deliver you on my mom’s birthday. She had had me three days after her birthday. I asked Dr. Wise, and he said that there was no way you would be born on the 13th. Hours came and went, and still, things were not progressing. Dr. Wise then asked if it would be okay to back off on some of the epidural. I had never thought the epidural would take away all of the pain, but just enough to make it bearable. Even after we changed the epidural dosage, things were not progressing as he would like. It was getting to be late evening, and come 10pm, Dr. Wise told me he wanted to give me some Pitocin to push the labor along. I knew that he would only ask to do so if he felt it was necessary, so I agreed. The labor began to progress, and you were born. You did in fact wait to be born on April 13th, on your grandmother’s birthday. It was 12:47am when you came into this world. You were 8 days late, and because of this, Dr. Wise had anticipated the possibility of you aspirating meconium. As you were being born, I was informed that you indeed had done so, therefore they had to whisk you away to be certain to clear your airway. For this reason, Daddy did not get to cut the umbilical cord, and I was not able to hold you right away. We felt it was important for them to do what they needed to do as long as that meant you were okay. I did ask if it was possible that when it came time to bath you for the first time that they do so in the room. I had purposely chosen Alvarado Hospital because they had the special birthing rooms, and would not move the infants to the nursery. The nurse told me she would do so. I don’t know if I was afraid of you being stolen or switched. I just didn’t want you to leave my sight. I did notice two things about you when you were born. The first was that you had loads of hair. I remember how shocked I was when Doctor Wise stated that you had dark curly hair as you were crowning, and I remember thinking that I did not expect you to have any hair, as I was bald when I was born. The other thing I noticed was that you had a little spot on your belly – below your belly button. I told myself, even if you had to be taken to the nursery, I could always tell it was you because of that special spot. That was YOUR spot. You were suctioned out, and checked out, washed up and wrapped in a blanket and handed to me. Your dad and I gazed at you for a long time, passing you back and forth so we could both hold you. It was now getting to be early morning, and I knew I wouldn’t get any sleep with all the typical hospital noise, so I mentioned to your dad that he should head home so at least he would get some sleep. He did, and I remember having your bassinet right next to my bed, but I just held you for hours. You were completely quiet. We gazed at each other, and you held my fingers so tight. I was not tired at all, although with the sun coming up, I knew I had been up for about 48 hours and went to about 30 hours of labor. I knew there was no way I would be able to sleep with this wonderful little being in my arms. I couldn’t even put you in your bassinet. I held you and whispered to you about how wonderful your life would be and how happy we were that you had arrived. I just kept gazing at this perfect little infant, our Rachel Whitney. Items used: Glen Moore Kit - Katie Pertiet Damask Transfers No. 1 - Katie Pertiet Have a Heart Felt No. 2 - Pattie Knox Just Linens No. 3 - Maplebrook Studios Stitches by Anna Borders No. 1 White - Anna Aspnes All items recolored ***TFL***<br /><br />20 comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:21:16 +0000 Sunset Cliffs <a href=";title=sunset-cliffs&amp;cat=1574"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_tidepools_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_tidepools_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Wanted to use this fabulous template - it was quick and simple to come up with this page. Journaling reads: It was so much fun watching Rachel enjoy the tide pools. How she squealed with excitement when a wave would crash on shore - not knowing whether she would get drenched or not. As each wave crashed, and splashed, I would watch her hands go higher in the air, almost like she was willing it to go higher. It felt so good by the shore with the sun beating down on us, and the cool ocean breeze. Feeling the spray of the ocean was just so exhilarating. The smell of the salt air revitalized my soul. Items used: Katie Pertiet Template Inspiration week of 8-6-11 [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Oyster Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Coastal Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Candid Collection[/url][/b][/u] All items recolored ***TFL***<br /><br />30 comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 01:03:16 +0000 You @ Two <a href=";title=you-40-two&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWS_6-94_Backyard_V4_DDweb_P1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWS_6-94_Backyard_V4_DDweb_P1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I am attempting to scrap my dd for a photobook from all her baby/toddler pix. Wish I had digital way back then:( (she is 19 now) I am filling these pages with text since I don't have many photo - in hopes to give her some insite of who she was. [IMG][/IMG] Journaling: You are 26 months old, and just beginning to realize you are the center of the world. You are such a good child, but you know that everyone pays close attention to everything you do. You pick this up when we are out, and people stop me to tell me how beautiful you are. From the day you were born, we were often stopped and asked if I put you on TV. I’d just smile and thank them and tell them no. Here in the back yard, I can see the sly look on your face that you know you are noticed, and you drink this up, and seem to thrive on it. You are running around the yard knowing that I am taking photographs of you, and you are either being your coy sweet self, or hamming it up for the camera. You have a kind of swagger when you walk. It’s kind of a “notice me” walk - a walk of importance, and I watch you in amazement and with the realization that you truly are a special child. Although you are not really the center of the world, you really are the center of my world, and I feel so blessed with that knowledge. Just over 2 years of age, you are sweet, even tempered, confident and self assured. You will often get up in the middle of the night and walk through the house in complete darkness - not at all afraid - nothing phases you. You are open to every new situation, you don’t have to have me next to you to cling onto. You are also at the stage of giving me a new smile when I ask you to smile for the camera. No matter how much I try to get you to smile naturally, you will not let it happen. You now insist on smiling by tightly squinting your eyes closed. No matter how much I ask you to smile naturally, you insiston squinting you eyes saying “mommy this is my smile!”, so I am forced to try to catch you while you are not thinking about me and the camera. Although you do have other children to play with at Debra’s daycare while I am at work, you are content to play by yourself as well. You are an only child and we have no pets, so you have learned to play contently on your own. That is not to say you do not have your moments, because I think every child does. We have noticed that you need some time by yourself once I bring you have from Debra’s. You will often cry for a few minutes, but it is not a cry like you are angry to be leaving Debra’s, it is more like a release - going from lots of activity to be in a quiet home, After two minutes in your room you seem to re-center yourself and you are ready to come out and be your happy little self. Believe it or not, the only other difficult time I have with you is when a movie you are watching is over, you immediately start crying and saving OVER-OVER-OVER, and more often than not, we’d play the same movie again. I do remember one weekend when Debra let you borrow BALTO for the weekend. I believe we watched that movie more than a dozen times before Monday. You weren’t necessarily watching it, but you liked it on while you were playing with other things. When you were done with a movie, you would then say “REWAA”, which meant ANOTHER ONE, and we would pick out another movie to watch. But I must say that for the most part, you are a delight to be around, so much so that Debra asks to take you places on the week-end, because everything to you is such a delight that it makes the people around you feel good. Items used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled Dates No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gator Crossing Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Littlest Farmer Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 31[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Glen Moore Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tabbed Dates No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes Curled torn paper edges No. 4 Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Samma Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Have a Heart Felts No. 02[/url][/b][/u] **Most items recolored** Fonts: Pea Stacie Elizabeth, Pea Sara Print, Saginaw ***TFL***<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 06 Aug 2011 17:56:50 +0000 Cookie <a href=";title=cookie&amp;cat=1490"><img class="imgborder" title="Cookie_-_stiles_school_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Cookie_-_stiles_school_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Our first family dog. Greatly missed. Journaling reads: Cookie was the first dog I remember having. We took her in when her owner could no longer keep her. She was tossed into a family with 4 girls, all of whom were very affectionate with her to the point of hugging and smothering her to death. She handled it all, without ever snapping or growling. Prior to our moving to the country, I attended Edgar C Stiles school (a K through 12 school), which was about 1/2 mile from home. Often times when we walked to school, Cookie would escort us. My mom had a West Haven street cop look out for us on our walk. He was always very nice to us, and would say hi to Cookie as well. To think back on it now, the streets were pretty busy, and it amazes me that Cookie never got run over. Come 3:00, when school let out, I would sometimes find her sitting on the massive front steps, waiting for me. Days that I had to stay late, the bus driver would also allow Cookie on the bus, and she would sit beside me. I think back to those days, and cannot believe that we thought nothing of this, never fearing that she would be hit by a car, or would get lost, or bite another child or that I would get in trouble for having my dog be on school grounds all day. Things were different then. I still tear up when I think of that sweet dog that was our constant companion up through high school before she passed away. I cannot say any dog since can compare to her, as she was our first dog. I don't think I have ever used such a small amount of items on a page. It feels weird. It is also quite a different style than I am use to, but I'm trying to try new things. Items used: Bradded frames No. 3 Metal Rimmed Tags No. 1 Bound Paper Pack No. 02 Fonts: Pea Shelley Belley, Arialic Hollow ***TFL***<br /><br />21 comments Tue, 02 Aug 2011 03:46:40 +0000 Mono Lake Tufa - CT Spotlight Scraplift <a href=";title=mono-lake-tufa-ct-spotlight-scraplift&amp;cat=559"><img class="imgborder" title="mono_lake.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="mono_lake.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: This is a scraplift of a Linda Rodriquez (Lindar70) page Butterflies:;ppuser=2225 - it is a beautiful way to scrap that one special photo. Thanks Linda for the inspiration. I adore the Mono County area of California. Mono Lakes is different than any place I have ever seen, and due to the fact that there are no water way in or out of the lake, it concentrates all its chemicals, and makes for an interest ecosystem. I was also surprised to find that the majority of California Gulls (85%) lay their eggs on the small island in the center of the lake. Because of the time of year, we did not see many gulls (you can see only one in the lower center of the photograph. I love the sky in this photo as it was a day where we were told we had heavy rain on the way. We were there for over an hour, and although the sky on half the lake became very dark, the other have was partly cloudy, so it made for some interesting photos. I am glad that it started raining about 2 minutes after we got in the car to head back to Mammoth. Items used: Katie Pertiet: Classic Cardstock: Oyster Botanist Notebook No. 13 Creased Cardstock No 3 You and Me kit Anna Aspnes: Curled Torn Edges No. 4 (my first attempt to use a blending mode on the curled edge so that it looked more like it would as true cardstock (with no white backing). I am proud of how it turned out). Fonts: The Blue Cabin, AvantGarde Bk BT All items recolored ***TFL***<br /><br />26 comments Sat, 30 Jul 2011 19:08:32 +0000 A Visit from Santa <a href=";title=a-visit-from-santa&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="rachel_and_santa_12-94v3-final_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="rachel_and_santa_12-94v3-final_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I am giving the double page layout a try - (thanks Jana &amp; Anke) [IMG][/IMG] I am scrapping a Christmas in July layout. My DD from 94. Since Santa was not really able to visit every place that he is requested, Rachel's daycare owner stood in for Santa. I loved that Rachel was not afraid to speak to him and gave him a sweet kiss and a big hug. I couldn't believe the little chunk of curls that went down the middle of her forehead that day - So cute. 1st Page Journaling reads: When Santa visited Mother Goose Day Care, Rachel took her turn to tell Santa What she wants for Christmas, and of course she gives him a kiss and a hug! 2nd page journaling: (top photo) I took the afternoon off so that I too, could visit with Santa for a bit. Rachel was so excited about being able to talk to him. We made certain to dress in Christmas colors for the celebration. (middle photo) Daniel, Debra's son always helped with daycare after school. He truly loved spending time with all the kids, and Rachel adored hom. We always called him Dangle, as Rachel was unable to pronounce is name correctly. (Bottom Photo) Rachel Ann, Rachel and Brandon, so happy to see Santa. It was such a special day for all the children with Christmas just days away. We were sad that for some reason, Debra seemed to disappear for a bit, and missed seeing santa herself. Items used: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Cherished Artistry Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Littliest Baby Kit [u][b][url=]Monarchy Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Patterned Paper Strips: Christmas No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brushed Alphabet No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Christmas Memories Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanical Christmas Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gingerbread Whimsy No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled Dates No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Floralis Add On Freebie #blended w/other BG paper) [u][b][url=]Curled Paper Edges No. 04[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: Pea Bandit, Insaniburger with Cheese<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:13:43 +0000 Fun at the Park <a href=";title=fun-at-the-park&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RWS_Park_7-94_v2_final_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RWS_Park_7-94_v2_final_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: These are old photos of my dd who is now 19. I loved that little ruffled skirt, and remember many a day that we would venture over to thepark. As a toddler, she was so full of smiles all the time - every little thing was big event to Rachel - she was such a blessing (and still is). Journaling reads: Before we moved into our home, we were told that the vacant land across the street would be either a school, more homes, or a park. We were thrilled on the day that we found out it would indeed be a park, and watched as it took shape as the grass and trees were planted, a fence installed around a ball field, benches, picnic tables, and a play area, with swings, a jungle gym and sandbox. Silverset Park was completed just in time for our little one. I would put Rachel in her stroller and walk down the hill to the entrance, and then across the park to the play area. How Rachel loved to run on the grass, or climb on the jungle gym, swing on the swing, or play in the sand box. Oh how much fun she had in our very own park across the street. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Carnival[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Buttercup[/url][/b][/u] Whimsey Kit [u][b][url=]Rubber Wraps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bradded Photo Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Edge Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 24[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 31[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Home and Garden Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Hearts Kit[/url][/b][/u] Defining Friends Brushes and Stamps [u][b][url=]Candid Collection[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]LoopDaLoop Flowers No. 01 ElementSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched By Anna Borders White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoGlows No. 04[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Greiveson [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Antiquities Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Meadowbrook Studios [u][b][url=]Noemi Kit[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: Pea Bandit, Penguin Attack, OogieBoogie, New Land Contour ***TFL***<br /><br />26 comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:45:40 +0000 Ritz Crackers <a href=";title=ritz-crackers&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_and_Ritz_v2_DDweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_and_Ritz_v2_DDweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: Journaling reads: I hand you a ritz cracker and you are thoroughly amused and happy with the fun of holding that cracker, and slowly eatting it, taking in the every aspect of something so simple, smiles from ear to ear. It is a wonderful reminder that we should delight in the little things in life, and it brings me back to earth - you are teaching me so much! Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed LT No. 15[/url][/b][/u] (spot dot mask, journaling strips, staples) [u][b][url=]Charmed No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanist Notebook No. 13 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (tag) [u][b][url=]Wild Horses Kit[/url][/b][/u] (brad) [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled Dates No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lifted Wings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Buttercup[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]Stitched by Anna White No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched By Anna Borders White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scratched Edge Overlays No. 01 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LoopDaLoop Flowers No. 01 ElementSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Find My Way Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LabelTransfers Clipping Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoGlows No. 04[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Have a Heart Felts[/url][/b][/u] Meadowbrook Studios/Designer Digitals [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: Pea Martha Pea Emma Kate Pea Gemini Jen ***Thanks for Looking***<br /><br />24 comments Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:10:23 +0000 Galleta Meadows <a href=";title=galleta-meadows&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Galleta_Meadows_v2_DD-web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Galleta_Meadows_v2_DD-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I took these photos a while ago, and have always wanted to get them scrapped. Not sure if I like this page as it is - I think it needs something??? Journaling reads: Located in Borrego Springs, California. Galleta Meadows is the home of metal “Sky Art”, commisioned by Dennis Avery. Although these animals are erected on private land he purchased in the 1990’s, it is open to the public for all to enjoy. This land is now inhabited by creatures from as far back as 3 million year ago, and mainly those which at one point inhabited the area. It began after Avery funded a book called “Fossils Treasures of the Anza Borrego Desert”, and then met Recardo Breceda, a sculptor who was creating dinosaurs in Perris, CA. He decided to commission these works of art, starting first with three giant tusked gomphotheres — ancient members of the elephant family. They now include over 70 sculptures including wild pigs, sabertooth tigers, ancient camels, llamas, tortoises and monstrous meat eating birds. Although no dinosaur remain have been found in the area, he has included some. My favorite are these horses of Galleta Meadows. Items used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Carnival[/url][/b][/u] Cardst[u][b][url=]Cardstock Tabs No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Bradded Frames No. 3 [u][b][url=]Art Class Frames No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metal Rimmed Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rubber Wraps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 14[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes: [u][b][url=]Stitched by Anna White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: FFF Tusj and Minion Pro A side note about the land owner, he is the Avery that owns Avery Office Products. The lands has no facilities, but he allows people to come on the land to see the sculptures, and even camp if they want. I will eventually do some photos of the other creatures he comissioned. It's pretty cool. ***TFL***<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 02 Jul 2011 22:19:46 +0000 Baby You Can Drive My Car <a href=";title=baby-you-can-drive-my-car&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RACHEL_-_DRIVE_2_ADDED_TITLES2_web3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RACHEL_-_DRIVE_2_ADDED_TITLES2_web3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: During our last chat, I was unable to participate in Kayleigh's chat, but was able to review her notes (thank-you Kayleigh), so after reviewing and thinking about it a bit, I found it much easier to pull the supplies together and get them on the page. It helped me quite a bit, and will add that to my arsenal of page making. Now if I could only come up with a plan of getting a page done quicker!!! Journaling reads: It became necessary for us to get rid of my Celica and buy a family car after Rachel was born. For this reason we always called the car &quot;Rachel's Car&quot;. Even after Rachel began to talk, when discussing the Explorer, Rachel was very quick to proclaim &quot;MY CAR&quot;, and we would say &quot;YES LITTLE GIRL, IT IS YOUR CAR&quot;! Items used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Buttercup[/url][/b][/u] Editorial Challenge 11/22/09 (mask) [u][b][url=]Border Templates[/url][/b][/u] Color Challenge 4/18/10 Collageable chat freebie Nov. 2010 [u][b][url=]Enveloped Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Slide Reels No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Filed Photo Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]File Tab Words: Fall No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Binder Ring Books: Botanicals No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Defined Clippings MegaPack No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Filed Stacks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Carded Stacked Frames No. 3 Email Inspiration 7/04/10 [u][b][url=]Postage Strip Words No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rimmed Framers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gator Crossing Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Layette Kit[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios[u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 14[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]Find My Way Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Distressed Korners N Edges No. 11 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scratched Edge Overlays No. 01 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoGlows Transfers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Heart LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 01 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: Pea Caytee, Palatino Linotype, Old typewriter, Pea Stacy Tunibug ***TFL***<br /><br />47 comments Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:27:51 +0000 Myrtle Beach - Heritage Challenge <a href=";title=myrtle-beach-heritage-challenge&amp;cat=1490"><img class="imgborder" title="Myrtle_Beach-Jr_Ruth_Margaret_fina-webl.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Myrtle_Beach-Jr_Ruth_Margaret_fina-webl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: It was perfect timing that the Heritage Challenge was of a beach photo layout, as I was in the process of pulling one together. The photo is blurry, but I love it just the same. I am guessing at the year of 1950, but I will have to prod my mom (on right) to see if she can zero in on a date. I'm working on improving on my shadows, and after I thought this page was complete, I decided to move the cluster on the right edge from it's original location on the left edge, and had to redo every shadow :( - but I think it was the right thing to do. Items used: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Barely Botanicals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Rancheros Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Conifere Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanist Notebook No. 13 Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yarn Swirls No. 03: Neutrals[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Beachy Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bracketed Sentiments[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Postmarked Travels Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Stuffed Edge = last call 11pm chat freebie 2/2010 Blendable Sampler 9pm Chat freebie 11/2010 Anna Aspnes: [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette Seafoam[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ArtsyBlendz Squash Elements[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]SandScratched Overlays No. 01 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched by Anna White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Magic Sparkles Samplers 10am Chat Freebie 2/2011 Lynn Grieveson: Blue Water Kit [u][b][url=]Hint at it No. 04 Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ripped and Stitched Do It Yourself[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox: [u][b][url=]Fasten Its![/url][/b][/u] Other shells from either Jen Ulasiewicz or Jeri Ingalls Fonts: Lemon Chicken, Pea Bandit, &amp; Pea Christen ***TFL***<br /><br />45 comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:41:57 +0000 Ancestry discovered <a href=";title=ancestry-discovered&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Maria_Grillo_WEB.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Maria_Grillo_WEB.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I had to play detective with this photo as there was no name, and there is no one to tell me who she is. I knew the house, as it is a home that my aunt and uncle lived in. In researching my ancestry, I found that the home was originally lived in by my great grandmother, which is how I decided who it must have been. Another clue was the dalmation. We use to have one as well, and now I know it was probably a decendant of the dalmation in the photograph. I am so thankful for the ability to do research on the web, as until I had that ability, I would not have even known names of any ancestors beyond my grand-parents. Journaling reads: Maria Carmina Sorrentino Grillo How I wish I had had the opportunity to meet my great-grandmother. She and husband Antonio along with my Grandmother Christina (at age 2), left Cerreto Sannita, Benevento, Italy and immigrated to America in 1890. Maria raised 11 children. After the death of Antonio in 1922, she left New Haven, where Antonio had been the proprietor of a saloon, and bought a home in West Haven, just steps from the beach. She passed away at age 85, in 1947, seven years before I was born. Items used: [u][b][url=]Celebrate Moments Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Glen Moore Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Orchid Row Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Damask Tonals: Foundation Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Seamstress Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sacked Solids: Earth Tones Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Mixed Back Brushes Sampler - Sep09 Heritage Chat Editorial Challenge 11/22/09 [u][b][url=]Basic Paper Alphabet: White[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: Vladimir Script &amp; Ribbon131 Bd BT Most items recolored *** TFL***<br /><br />20 comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:25:38 +0000 Grillo-DeMartino Wedding <a href=";title=grillo-demartino-wedding&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Grillo_DeMartino_Wedding_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Grillo_DeMartino_Wedding_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: A feable attempt using Anna's kits. I vow to conquer them (some day!). The photo is of my grandmother and grandfather on my dad's side. Unfortunately, I just wish I knew the other people in the photo. I love the dress of the time - it is kind of hard to tell, but Christina had feathers on top of her veil. Journaling reads: Christina Colomba Grillo &amp; Nichlos DeMartino married in 1904 in Saint Michaels Church, Wooster Place, New Haven, Connecticut - (the Italian section of New Haven) Chirstina was 16, &amp; Nichols was 23. Hers was an arranged marriage, to a man she did not wish to marry. The story Christina told was that she secretly wished to marry another - a man she had never met, but had admired from afar. She knew that she could not go against her family's wishes, and had to go through with this arranged marriage. As her wedding day approached, the original arrangement fell through, &amp; although she never mentioned her wish to marry another, she was thrilled to learn her parents new choice was this unknown man. She knew it was meant to be. Items used: Anna Aspnes - [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 22[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 24[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ArtsyBlendz Origins ElementSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 04 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Heart LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 02 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched By Anna Borders White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson - [u][b][url=]Blossom Festival Kit[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet - 3 photo challenge 8/20/09 [u][b][url=]Alandia Noces Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Damask Tonals: Foundation Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Journaling font: Dear Joe II, and Times and Times again The tatted handkerchief at the bottom is the one that my grandmother tatted for me for my wedding. I am sure she carried one as well.<br /><br />19 comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:11:41 +0000 Oh so very happy baby <a href=";title=oh-so-very-happy-baby&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_-_Kitchen_Floor_1-93_web-2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_-_Kitchen_Floor_1-93_web-2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: This is a scan of a poor photo that I tried to doctor as best I could, but I love the delight on my dd’s little face – it brings back wonderful memories of her as a toddler. Journaling reads: You met every new circumstance with such delight, able to play on your own, &amp; never needing to be entertained. I was in awe, just watching you giggle &amp; play with a simple plastic container. It could keep your interest for quite a while. My happy baby! Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 30[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Tied Fasteners No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet Discoveries Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots No. 23 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Edgers No. 04[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Artfully White Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: FG Quesnell and Esat Hoxha NRML Most items recolored ***TFL***<br /><br />30 comments Wed, 25 May 2011 05:41:43 +0000 December Memories - past and present <a href=";title=december-memories-past-and-present&amp;cat=1713"><img class="imgborder" title="cover28.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cover28.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I had never created a photobook. It was a major feat (for me), as I am use to creating and printing one page at a time. So very stressful - but it is completed, and ordered, and I cannot wait until I receive it. I had a coupon that was about to expire, so it was do or die to get the final two pages completed, in the book, and ordered. YEAH!!! Sorry - I forgot to add the link. Hope this works: share.shuterfly ***TFL***<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 18 May 2011 06:43:29 +0000 Curious Little Bird <a href=";title=curious-little-bird&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Rachel_and_Tyler_1993_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Rachel_and_Tyler_1993_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I struggled for a long time to figure out a way to scrap this photo of Rachel at 9 1/2 months, being followed by the Cockatoo we had at the time. With the help of the Sat. Scraplift, I finally got it done. This little bird was the sweetest thing, however, we gave her to a friend shortly after this, as we just didn't want to risk Rachel getting bitten. Tyler did not bite unless you asked for it, and we all know how tough a toddler can be on animals. Tyler is now 26 years old and doing fine with her second owner, but I still miss her dearly. Journaling reads: For years Tyler had lots of attention, and the run of the house while I was home. Now with the birth of Rachel, Tyler had to be carefully supervised when out of her cage. She had never been exposed to children, so she was very curious about this little girl, and although Tyler was a real sweet and cuddley little bird, we knew how strong her beak was, so we were always on guard to protect our sweet Rachel. The more we tried to keep Tyler from Rachel, the more she seemd to want to check her out. Items Used: Katie Pertiet: Email Inspiration 11710 Days of December Template - Dec 25 [u][b][url=]Spot Dots No. 17 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots No. 23 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Le Marche Kit[/url][/b][/u] Ad Inspriation 22110 label strips [u][b][url=]Little Birdie Epoxies No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Button Rimmed Alphabet: Red[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]White and Grey Tab Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Heart Strings[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Layette Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Honfleur Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes: [u][b][url=]HeartStitched by Anna White No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched by Anna Red No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Heart LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 01 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] -Most items recolored- ***TFL***<br /><br />27 comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:57:57 +0000 Edith and Jeanne <a href=";title=edith-and-jeanne&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Young_Edith_and_Jeanne_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Young_Edith_and_Jeanne_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tylertooo<br /><br />Description}: I wonder about this photo sometimes of my mother in law Edith and her sister Jeanne. This has to be have been taken in the mid 1920's. I love how formal things were with their hair just perfect, and their fancy dresses. I would have loved to have known them when they were little. I spent hours trying to figure the right way to scrap such a special photo. Items used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Alandia Rancheros Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lifted Wings No. 04[/url][/b][/u] 5pm Chat freebie 2/12/11 [u][b][url=]Glen Moore Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Charmed No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 10 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Damask Tonals: Foundation Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]I Delight in You Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (Stitches) Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]LabelTransfers No. 02 ElementSet[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges[/url][/b][/u] Lace: Englishg Garden, Jenny Binder Journaling font: Hanshand ***Thanks for looking***<br /><br />32 comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:57:52 +0000