Sunday, November 30, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge

Thanks Jeanne, for choosing me to pick the next theme for the challenge! I had a great time doing this!

Since it's that time of year (or it will be when posting time comes) my theme will be Holiday Decorations! Inside, outside, yours, not yours, all of the above...Hope everyone has fun!

Go here to join in when she posts the theme! Saturday Dec. 13th will be the date to post!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge..

Jeanne proposed the theme of ant's eye view for her challenge..I had some fun this weekend visiting family for Thanksgiving out in the Lake City area. My uncles father had just gotten a new puppy, and my cousin's family just got a new I spent a lot of time on the ground anyway!

This is Panda, isn't she cute!? She's still only a few months old, and was very wary of me, til I showed the treats, then she was my best friend!

This little kitteh is Tebow. yes THAT Tebow. You football fans know who!:) He didn't sit still much when outside, but I loved watching his (at least we think it's a he) antics and capturing them on camera. Inside he was just a little sleeping purr machine.

I'm sure some ants would love to carry off this pile of fresh-from-the-oven Chocolate chip cookies.
So, that's my offering for the challenge. Thanks Jeanne, for getting me into this, I had a great time!! Go here for links to the other participants!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Scraplift time!

Jeanne & I found a great way to scrap our furbabies in a layout titled "High Maintenance". Most cats are exactly that, so it was a pretty easy choice. We don't have the source for the original, so don't want to show it without proper credit being given. Suffice it to say it was darn cute!

Anyhoo, Here is what I came up with:
Color circles cut from PP by We R Memory Makers, Journaling paper by Colorbok, Chipboard title letters (HIGH) from Creative Imaginations, Stamped letters (maintenance) by "my sentiments exactly (perky upper), Cardstock from Best Occasions.
Go here to see her layout! What a blast we had, and we have at least 2 more 'lifts lined up for the future...

Monday, November 17, 2008

My World Tuesday, scrappy edition

The past several days I've been holed up in the crafty corner of my apartment making my binder for a free class at Jeanne got me interested in doing this project, and I must say I'm loving it!! There are a ton of old forgotten memories and stories just waiting to be told. This is the binder I created.

What's cool is she gives you the files and you have to do all the cutting and gluing, so no 2 peoples binders will look alike!

I've got the XM radio Holiday channel on, and have just been chilling out, relaxing to the tunes, and chatting and/or scrapping my evenings away.

It's been a bit chilly again here, and I did a bit of driving around on saturday to various local scrap stores to try and find the particular binder I wanted for the project. No such luck, so I just got a small plain chipboard one and went to town decorating it. At one of my stops this gas station sign stopped me in my tracks, and I had to pull around to snap this in the parking lot.
Thought I would also add a shot of the Carnival Fascination ship docked at Jaxport. It never ceases to amaze me that this ship can even make it into that tiny port. I love that I can see it from far away and it just dwarfs everything around it. Buildings, trees...all are no match for The Cruise Ship!

So, there's my world for this week. Not much to report this week, but that's ok.. Go here to see links to more MyWorld participants.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skywatch Friday, vacation edition

Time for our weekly view of the sky. As in my last post I had my mom & sister down to visit over the weekend, and we did so many fun things. Most of them right in my own "backyard".

On the way out to Cedar Key, we saw this little farmhouse in the middle of a great big field. I had to stop. If you look closely you can just make out the bales of hay in the background. The ones by the house are a little easier to see. It was a most beautiful day for a drive, that's for sure!

Down by Atlantic Beach there is a very cool old style McDonalds. I love the Arches, and the inside is just as fun. The tables look like surfboards, and the decor is very relaxed and bright, perfect place to have a snack or cold drink after a walk on the beach.

And now for my usual sunset shot. I didn't quite make it down to the ramp in time for this one, but the colors I saw when I started down the road were gorgeous all the same. This one was taken on Halloween night.

Have a great weekend, and don't forget to check
out links to all the other participants of skywatch friday

Monday, November 10, 2008

MyWorld Tuesday, Vacation Edition

With my mom & sister visiting this past weekend, I've seen a lot more of "my world" than I usually do. I took them to Atlantic Beach & St John's town center on Thursday, and out to visit my aunt (mom's sister) & uncle in Lake City on Friday. While they visited, sis & I headed out to Cedar Key, on the gulf coast. Wow, what a neat little seaside town!! There was so much to see & do, little shops to explore and people to watch. We ate at the Dock Street depot, overlooking the ocean, and watching people fish off the piers. Food was good, service not so much. On the way out we saw them doing a controlled burn on a field. Then we went back to pick up my mom and head back home to Jacksonville.

The palm & boat are from Cedar Key, what a gorgeous view!

On Saturday we drove up to Fernandina/Amelia Island. We got to walk on the beach a bit, see the Veterans day Parade, visit the farmers market and get a bag of kettle corn (Yum!). For lunch we ate at Brett's Waterway Cafe, absolutely delish! The food, sevice and atmosphere were outstanding all the way around!
Sunday we visited the Zoo. We didn't get to quite see everything, but we saw quite a bit. The primates are probably my favorite zoo creatures, so playful! The giraffes were very cool!

Today we took it easy, and did nothing. I went into work for lunch as we had our LEAP awards ceremony, then out for lunch (just an appetizer for me) with mom & sis. Hit up starbucks for a frap to kill a few minutes, then dropped them off at the airport.

Now I'm home, and the cat is wondering why the house is so darn quiet.

As always click here to visit links to other MyWorld Participants!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voting and scrapbooking!

Have you voted today? I did, now I am planted in front of the computer and have CNN on the tube.

Decided on another sraplift with Jeanne last week, and finished them over the weekend. Another Boston one, this time a 2 page layout. I promise the next one is for our respective fur-babies.

On to the creativity! Here's the link to the inspiration.

And here is what I came up with:

As always, go here to see what Jeanne came up with!
Have a great week!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

My World Tuesday #3

With inventory at work finally done (with a couple late hours on friday and all day saturday) I was able to get some nice night pics from around where I work. There are 2 fountains at the entrance to the Tradeport area I work in. Port is probably not the right name for the area, as there is no access for ships, but many businesses have their HQ there. It's close to the airport, and there are several hotels there, including a couple new ones still in construction mode.
This all makes it a convenient place to do business as you can see.

Thankfully It's also pretty nice there. Lots of trees, the clock tower is there, ponds, fountains, benches to sit on at break time or lunch, etc.

So for my first photo I'd like to share one of the fountains at the entrance, it's lit all night, but I'm usually in a rush in the morning, so when I had the chance on friday night to stop and get a shot of it, I did.

Over near the Coach building (yes, the handbag company!) there is a rotary (or roundabout, depending on where you are from) and a cute little cobblestone bridge with these nice lights on both sides.

This is a view of those same lights in the daytime.
Was very nice to take a slow drive around the area, and really look around.

Go here to see links to the other participants of MyWorld Tuesday, and see how they see their world!

Sunday, November 02, 2008