We went to a wedding this weekend and then today the couple's parents had a picnic during which they opened their presents. Kind of a nice idea, plus it was a gorgeous day (and I didn't have to cook for 2 days, yeah!) They all got to play volleyball and tossed a ball around, had pretty good food and generally a good time. Of course coming home now I have to go through all the blogs I read and try to catch up with my emails etc. This is turning into work, ladies!!! How do you all keep up with it?
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
wow, it's been days since my last post, I can't even believe it. With the kids being back in school you would think I had more time, but the days just flew by. The only thing I have been doing is creating LOs, LOL. I think I have a little problem here. I finaly finished the challenge from Jessica's site. We could chose from different pictures of inspiration and create a page using whatever we found appealing in those. Here is the page I did. The image I chose for my inspiration had a lot of brushwork on it, which I really liked. I just had fun with this one. Here are the credits
The other one is about Virginia Beach, actually the next 2 are. The first one is about this really fierce storm that came down the first afternoon we got there. It came on so quickly, the just chased everybody off the beach, people left umbrellas and stuff behind, the poor kid had to collect and secure all the beach chairs, of course he got soaked. I found this really cool action, it's called Old Toy Camera action, I found a write up about it in Digital Scrapbooking magazine and had to try it. Well, the palmtree pic is the result. I used it on the other ones too, but it's harder to see. I love the moody feel it adds.
You can find the credits here
Then last night I did this one about the kids feeding the sea gulls from our balcony. It was like the movie The Birds. I don't think our neighbors were too happy with us, but the kids had fun. I really like the way this one came out, pretty simple with lots of white space. Something a little different anyway. Credits are here.
At least today it is sunny again, it was so cold last night, I had to wrap myself in a blanket watching TV. It's supposed to be the end of August, not October! Now it's warm again and I will have to go and change my shirt.
In the evening I usually get together with DH to watch a short episode of some TV show that we rent from Netflix. We are waiting for NCIS to come out on DVD, so we are now watching Criminal Minds. I like it and the things they show just make me sick. Can that much evil really exist? The things that are being done to people and children.... it is just unbelievable. I truly believe that these things really go on. I must have led a sheltered life, it just horrifies me. This morning I read about this young woman on trial for microwaving her 1 month old baby to death because of a fight with her boyfriend. How sick can you be? Depressing to say the least. I just want to hold my children tight and keep them home forever so that they don't have to run into these kind of people, but I guess that won't be possible.
Well, on this lovely note I will leave you for now, keep your children safe and teach them to deal with stuff like that (not that you need my advice). I will go and change my shirt now, maybe that will make me feel better, LOL.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I used Vinnie's kits again, I just love those papers. It's another take on the Saturday scraplift challenge. Here is the link to the credits.
Today is also my DDs birthday, all of 11 years old. I had her presents on the table this morning, lit a candle for her to find and blow out when she got up. I think she was happy with her presents. We had the party on Saturday, so this should be a quiet day. Maybe I'll make her a puff pastry cake, they all love that. Oh well, I have to go and hit the shower and practice piano for my lesson today. I hope I'll have a chance to do a little more later
Sunday, August 24, 2008
You can find the credits here
Then yesterday morning there was this Designer Digital challenge on at 11AM. It's a short chat with a challenge to create a LO in 30 minutes. 30 minutes!!! It takes me that long just to find the right papers. Plus there were requirements. We had to use the window, 3 papers, stitching and 2 subjects and no title. This is what I came up with. Kind of crazy but it's okay for half an hour. Some people came up with some real beauties. Boy, I have a lot to learn!
Anyway, here are the credits for this one
Last but not least I did this one last night for the Saturday scraplift challenge (can you tell I like challenges?) I continued with the bike theme. My middle DD just learned how to ride a bike, it didn't take her long at all. She was so proud of herself and loves it (plus it's good for her) The bike she is riding is brand spanking new (she didn't even take the booklet off yet) and is part of her birthday presents. We had her party yesterday, but her birthday is tomorrow. Don't know why I am even saying that. Anyway, this LO continues with the biking stuff. I thought it was kind of fun with the bright colors, but in a week I probably won't like it anymore, LOL. And, of course, here are the credits.
I was so glad it was nice and sunny yesterday. We had a pool party for DD and those are so easy. Everything is outside, you don't get a big mess. You don't have to worry about playing games, just dump them in the pool and let them go at it! Perfect!
Maybe today we will be able to go golfing for a while. Hubby really wants to go. Me, I can take it or leave it. There are other things I'd rather do, but he needs some fun too. Okay, maybe I'll have more later. I have to look at Vinnie's latest freebies and do something with them, they are so pretty!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Here are the credits for this one.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I had a 25% coupon, so it will cost me about $55 including shipping. For 20 pages that is really not too bad, if you think how much you pay for printing each page. I just hope it's going to be pretty. Well, I am pooped, more tomorrow
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Just the credits for the pages
1 has to be new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world. I know I have used the same people before, but I am kind of restricted here, since not many people look at my blog and have a blog themselves. (see how few friends I have, LOL)
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The first one is still in Williamsburg, at the bookstore that we have to visit every time. They have a Starbucks inside, hmmm.
Then we have Darkastle, a long wait, kind of fun, but not worth waiting an hour or more for.
Then we finally made it to the beach , Virginia Beach that is. Is was so hot, we couldn't walk in the sand without putting shoes on. We couldn't check in until 5PM, but we just went to the beach for a while. I was surprised as to how wide the beach was, Cancun is much more narrow with bodies everywhere!
At night there was a lot going on, every corner had different entertainment, music, comedy etc. Look at the street light. I really loved the signs they had posted, they mean business there! Saturday night they had fireworks at 10PM. Good thing we were still running around and not trying to sleep yet!
I forgot, the day we got there, which was Thursday, we had a really sudden thunderstorm, it was something else! Lightening everywhere and the guards chasing all the people off the beach, the kid trying to collect all the beachchairs so they wouldn't fly away. We were on our balcony overlooking the beach and took it all in. The pictures didn't come out that well, it was really dark and strange. This one kind of shows what it looked like.
After many tries, the kids were finally able to get the seagulls to come to the balcony to get some cheese nips from them. Wow, did anybody see the movie The Birds? That's what it felt like. They enjoyed it though and I got some pretty good pictures even though they were forever moving around. Do you see the cheese nip in midair in the first picture? (taken in manual I might add, padding myself on the back)
Anyway, I hope I didn't bore you all too much, I just picked a few pictures, there are tons more, but that's too much work to put on here.
Just a couple of LOs I finished yesterday for my Cancun book. That's it for today!