Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Recent projects

Over the weekend I participated in an online crop over at AC Bailey Designs. We had lots of fun and I got several layouts done. The crop was school-themed to go along with their current Head of the Class contest. I was thrilled to find out Monday evening that I'd won the title of Valedictorian of the Crop. Yay!

I decided to concentrate on finally scrapping Kendra's grad party. Here are my projects {click on the pics to make them larger}:

For the School Supplies Challenge we were to use school supplies on our layout. I used notebook/grid background paper, a paperclip, staples, three brass fasteners, a gold star, a post-it note and an A+. Kendra said that Sam & Darius were sharing her party because Sam was graduating from K-5 and Darius was graduating from pre-school. I'm not too sure the cats appreciated wearing the grad cap but she had fun!

Supplies: K & Co. Wild Saffron paper & Misc. school supplies

The Favorite Subject Challenge had 2-3 parts. Part one was to create a recipe card. Since all my cookbooks & recipes are still boxed up somewhere, I had to do one I have memorized: Mom's biscuits.

Supplies: K & Company Wild Saffron

Part Two: Do a LO showing food and it had to have at least 2 pictures. I used pics of the food we had at Kendra's party.

Supplies: Papers, ribbon: Paper Studio Memories Page Kit; small red flowers: Prima, Large red flower & brad: MM, black brads: Paper Studio, Colorbox fluid chalk in charcoal & misc off-white flower.

Part Three was for extra credit. We had to make something to hold our recipes. I altered a small chipboard binder to hold 6 x 6 recipe cards of family favorites. I kept the front pretty simple so that it could stay clean while being used.

Supplies: K & Co. Wild Saffron, Modge Podge, Glossy Accents, Letter Stickers: Paper Studio

I have one more LO to show you that wasn't part of the projects I did for the ACB crop. It has a bit of a story behind it. As you know, Dad's funeral was the week before I had surgery this past Feb. I wasn't afraid something bad would happen during the surgery but Dad's fall and subsequent death had reminded me again how quickly things can happen when you least expect it. So, I just felt a need to write something for Tim, Ian & Kendra just in case. The night before my surgery I wrote a couple short notes and stuck them in my Bible. A couple months later I told Kendra about them and asked what I should do with them. As any well-trained scrapbooker's daughter would say, she said, "Scrap them." So this weekend I did. I attached an envelope to the back of the LO and put my original notes in there. Here's Just In Case:


Timmer -
You’re the love of my life and I’ve been so blessed to be your wife. Thanks for being such a man of integrity. You’ve treated me like a princess.

Ian - Always remember that God is always good. He has a plan & purpose for You. Please keep following Him. Stay close to Dad; he loves you more than you know. So do I.

Kendra - Precious girl. I am so thankful we’re friends. I love hearing your hopes & dreams. Stay close to Dad; he loves you so much. God has a wonderful plan for you. Keep trusting Him & never lower your standards. I love you!

The last couple weeks have taught me again how quickly life can change - esp. when you least expect it. Stay close to each other, protect each other, & always love each other. God’s way is always the best way. I love you!

Ian & Kendra - only marry someone who loves & serves the Lord, someone who’ll love you & you love as much as Dad and I love each other. Never settle for less.

Feb. 27, 2008 - Night before elbow surgery - 12 days after my dad’s death.

Supplies: Pink Paislee Spring Fling line, Colorbox Fluid Chalk, American Crafts Thickers, Hero Arts Pearls

1 comment:

Lori Petticrew said...

GREAT LAYOUTS! i see i finally found your blog!


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