Monday, April 30, 2012

which one are you??

i am so right brain. i wish i were a little more left. i've been accused of brains without common sense.   spacey at times. who am i kidding. ha! spacey most of the time. but that is what my hubby is for. he is sooo left brain. we make a perfect couple because we balance one another out. 
jd, i am so blessed to have you in my life! you are the  "bona fide" to my " justified"
 ( inside joke, has anyone seen "O Brother Where Art Thou") 
together we = bona fide and justified! ;)
p.s. i am very comfortable with who i am. God made me this way.

are you comfortable with who you are? just something to think about...

happy monday and thanks so much for stopping by.

credit: i found the original photo here.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

sure wish...

y'all would not be so serious is the name of my latest page. the photo is of my mom, aunt and grandparents and it makes me laugh. so silly!!

there are so many studio calico goodies on this page and most of it is from their winter 2012 cha release. and of course i can barely do a page without using something from my beloved jbs. ;)

i  made my page for a studio calico mb challenge. the challenge was to lift the person above you and i chose to lift kelly vandermolen's page. ( see below)

 i was inspired by so many elements on kelly's page, like the large wood veneer letters, the stamp and the scalloped borders. instead of scalloped borders i used the jbs ticket punch and the journaling box below the photos is what inspired the 3 word bubbles on my page. 
thanks kelly for the wonderful inspiration! 

thanks so much for stopping by,
happy sunday and have a great week!

Friday, April 20, 2012

three pages...

to send to jake this week. one new and two old:

i tried my hand at some painting for this one. here is my inspiration piece. it is a painting i saw in an anthro magazine:

and then here are two that i did in 2008:

this  one cracks me up. he definitely didn't want his picture taken any more! lol!

and i love this photo of jake...

hope you have a great weekend!
happy friday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Leibster Blog Award

wow, i have been given the Liebster Blog Award by two very inspiring people and i am so touched!! 

caz and danielle, thank you all SO much for giving me this awesome award!!

 first of all i have to say how much i love caz handcock. she welcomed me into the Studio Calico community from the very start and made me feel like i had found my scrappy home. caz, you are such a beautiful and gracious person.

 and danielle you are so kind and always so friendly. i visit your blog often and i am always so inspired!

i could not be more honored that these two ladies chose to give me this wonderful award!

The Liebster Blog Award is awarded to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help with readership. As part of the tradition, the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me. To accept the Award you must:
1. Thank your Leibster Award sender on your Blog;
2. Link back to your sender on your Blog;
 3. Copy and paste your Leibster onto your Blog;
 4. Present the Leibster Award to 5 other Blogs with 200 or less Followers that you feel deserves some attention and recognition for awesome stuff;
 5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving them a comment on their Blog.

 ok so here are my five choices in no particular order:
 1. patricia - What an incredible scrapper!! i have known patricia for a while and even got to hang out with her irl. her creativity always inspires me! love you,girl!!
2. diane - she most likely has more than 200 followers but wow, i love everything she does! i first saw diane's work when she was guest designer for jenni bowlin. i have been a huge fan ever since. i follow her blog religiously!
3. jenny - oh my goodness, is her blog ever filled with inspiration. her pages always blow me away! i love her style!
 4. jennie - love her "boy" pages! every time i see one of her pages in the studio calico gallery it " calls me to click on it so that i can check it out further!
5. smitha - i love her pages!! they are always so full of family and are incredibly beautiful! they draw me in every single time!

 have fun checking out all of the links and prepare to be inspired!!
happy tuesday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

back from hiatus

i guess i kind of took an unplanned hiatus from blogging. march just seemed to slip away from me. so this post may be a bit photo heavy. but i wanted to post some of my latest pages and i'll start with the most recent and work my way back.
i love the photo on this page of jake and me. it was taken 2 weeks ago. as some of you know, jake is in a 15 month program for troubled teens called Teen Challenge in Branson Missouri. he has been there since last july and is doing absolutely awesome!!! his freshman year he became extremely rebellious and would not obey ANY rules. (many more details but it doesn't matter any more). after MUCH prayer and seeking we made the heart wrenching decision to send him to Teen Challenge. After just one week he was a changed person. he said that "the peer pressure was just too hard to break away from when you are right in the middle of it" and he thanked us for sending him there. my boy is becoming even more amazing than he was before he started rebelling. he is growing and maturing in the LORD and his dad and i could not be more proud of him. we only get to see him every 2 months so we cherish our time with him!! i think this photo captures the sparkle in jake's personality and that is why i love it so much!
the photo on this page is of jake, jd (my husband)and jd's father taken in 2010. i was waiting for just the right paper to come along to scrap it. when i saw the map paper in the march studio calico add on i knew it was perfect for this photo. i love the new Crate Paper Story Teller line and the Studio Calico March Kit was full of it. here are the last pages i sent to jake. the first two i used the SC March kit and the last is a page i did in 2007.
i usually do a few pages to send to jake and then a few to give to my mom for the scrapbook i am making her. this one is of her father who was an awesome photographer. the photo was taken in the 1940's and the the SC march kit could not have been more perfect for this page.
happy wednesday! and i'll be back soon.