Monday, December 29, 2008

Scraplift Monday

Jeanne & I had a scrappy day yesterday, both getting much done! I'm working on a mini-album. I picked up several of those $1 photo albums from the Big Box Store. The idea was found here by Jeanne, and I dove right in...Needless to say, I'm having a blast. I can't wait for us to have a chance to work on the albums she got us both for Christmas!

Only problem I'm having is remembering dates for some of the older pics. :) But that's ok. It's not really in any order, just building mini pages as I go. There's also not a lot of room for much in the way of chipboard, so it's mostly just photos, stamps and some rub-ons. I'm also keeping the journaling very simple, and letting the picture tell the story.

The page we worked on together is from a website called Inspired Blueprints. The Scraplift we did was for Sketch #6, found here. This is what I came up with:

Go here to see what Miss Jeanne created!! It was fun as always, and can't wait til our next scrap session!!

Hope everyone had a great Holiday, and is ready to roll into 2009!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Favorite photo of 2008!

Shutter Sisters has a challenge for us to find our favorite (not best!) photo of 2008, here is mine.
Flying home to visit family & friends that i get to see only once or twice a year, always makes me happy. So while taking this picture, I'm sure I was thinking about all the fun stuff I was going to see & do with people I loved.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scrappy day

Last night after getting home from work, I decided to print out a few pictures, and scrap my day. I even managed to keep the fact that it was my birthday a secret from everyone at work all day. I hate attention from people who feel obligated to do things for their boss/supervisor, and the best present for me would just to have everyone actually do the requried work for one day. lol

So, anyhoo. I made a layout of my day, and here it is!
Cardstock from Colorbok, Clear stickers from Timeless Moments collection by "It Takes Two", Ink from Colorbox. "today" stickers from Basic Grey (sublime towering type). Round flower sticker under the Y is salsa celebration by Junkitz.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Whole Foods

This weekend I finally got the chance to visit the new Whole Foods store that just opened up on San Jose Blvd here in Jacksonville. I'm so happy to finally have one here!!! It's definitely a trek for me to get down there, but still, once in awhile it's so worth it!

The hot/prepared foods area is huge! Then there's the pizza station and the breads, and desserts. They have a little coffee area too, and therein lies my only gripe. That area did not seem well organized at all, I waited for someone to take my order while 3 people stood around. So, I walked away. Maybe when it's not so busy it will be better, we'll see.

There were tons of samples, and I bought a few things, like locally made hummus, popcorn (with sea salt, yum!), and some bratwurst..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge!

A couple weeks ago, Jeanne tagged me to host the next Brenda Photo Challenge. I accepted, and decided on a theme of Holiday Decorations. Living in Florida, the holiday finery is a bit different, with lights on the trunks of palm trees, and no snow to be found (thankfully)! But Floridians have a way with making do, and so I present to you, my photos for the challenge!
This guy was built at the beach, and got quite a lot of people taking pics of him, me included. I thought he was pretty cute!

The "snowglobe" is painted on the window to one of the stores at the Mall I visit quite often. The snowman is inside the store just behind the window.

The tree at the same mall is adorned with very large ornaments, and I was able to get myself in there too!
The tree is sponsored by Mayor's, a very upscale store.
I hope everyone had fun with the challenge, I know I did! Thanks again to Jeanne for hosting the last challenge and for choosing me to host. On that note, I need to choose the next host. Since I was a "newbie" I think I'll choose LauraBelle! Thanks to all who participated in this challenge with me!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Mail Day(s)

So, yesterday I got home and there was a suspicious package in my mailbox...ok, so it wasn't suspicious at all, but a birthday gift from my BFF, Jeanne. I patiently waited **grumble** til she came online so she could watch me open it on the webcam (my gift to her on her b-day back in October, LOL). I carefully cut one edge of the envelope, and gave that strip to my cat. He loved it, and played with it most of the evening. Inside was a cd of the pics she took when we went to Boston in September. We always share our pics, and that way we have pics of ourselves to scrap, or what-not.

Also inside was a set of clear stamps (doodle tagged is the name) from Autumn Leaves. I LOVE this company, and I love clear stamps! Those are probably the one embellishment I use on all my LO's. The fun doesn't stop here....also inside was a book by Ali Edwards, "Sharing Your Story". I've gotten into doing mini albums with the Jessica Sprague class "Stories in Hand", (see my sidebar for link). I really love how many different styles of mini albums there are, so this should be some fun!

To top it off, Jeanne got herself the same stamp set and book, so we can create stuff together! How fun is that?? What an awesome gift!! Oh, I also got the newest issue of Creating keepsakes in the mail today too!! Even more creative inspiration!

So here is a piccy of my goodies:

Thanks, Jeanne!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Skywatch Friday

Tonight's sunset was quite beautiful!! I was leaving work when I noticed the bright orange color, so instead of risking missing it by driving to my usual spot, I drove thru the airport, I got a couple pictures, but this one is my favorite. Sure enough by the time I got home, it was over and just a gray cloud remained.

While at my cousin's house over Thanksgiving, there were so many turkey vultures around, I don't think I've ever seen that many at one time.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy skywatching! Go here to find links to the other participants, and to join in!

Monday, December 01, 2008

scraplifting monday

Time for another round of scraplifting! This time we both took quite a few liberties with the LO's theme, but still can see where the similarities lie. The original can be found here, in the layout titled "southern comforts". Here is what I came up with:

Go here to see what Jeanne came up with! As always it was a ton of fun, and we seem to accomplish more when we scrap together, not to mention it's just more fun!
Oh, and for the record, I used basic grey paper for the background.