Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Roses in December

We certainly had some lovely weather the last few days. All the snow is gone, once again and the frogs have started singing. With all the beautiful weather, Ayden & I spend a lot more time outside. Ayden would be outside all day if I would let her.

I decided to join another creative team. Nathalie, has started selling her designs in a couple of online stores, Digital Scrap Garden and Erika's Digital Scrapbook. I am rather pleased to be on Nath's Creative Team, as she is a fellow Canadian. She very creative and has some beautiful kits.

I know it's a little bit early, but as Mother's Day will soon be here, I did this page of my mom, when she was little. The quote reads: God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. - J. M. Barrie, from Courage 1922.

Roses in December digital kit credits: Baby Girl Shoes - Layered Template and Vintage Roses kit from Nath Fun Stuff.
Fonts used: Fontleroy Brown & Edwardian Script ITC

Have a nice day!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Still more snow, but that is spring time in the Rocky Mountains. I think we have more snow right now than we did all winter. To quote my daughter Raquel, "WHERE did spring go?"

I decided to do a page of my son, Kyle. This is Kyle's class picture from this year. For once he is actually looking at the camera and not hiding behind his hair, I think he even has the tiniest bit of a smile. Kyle will be graduating this year at the end of May and will also be celebrating his 18th birthday. I am quite proud of him and we will be going to attend the ceremonies. Raquel is absolutely thrilled that Kyle invited her to his graduation supper.

Kyle has always liked dragons and I couldn't help but use Vanessa's beautiful Draco Kit on this page of him.

Kyle's Grade 12 Picture digital kit credits: Boy Oh Boy kit, Draco Celtic Medieval Fantacy Kit, Digital Silver Heritage Antique Vintage Frames and Alpha Pack 2 from Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Dungeon & Drakon

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bond of Love

Last year, my parents celebrated their 4oth wedding anniversary. We held an open house for Mom & Dad, at their place and had a good time visiting with family and friends. I feel fortunate to have parents that have stayed together through 40 years of life, for I know how hard that can be to accomplish. My parents have shared many experiences, both good and bad. I really respect the fact, that they are still together after all this time. They are a wonderful example of what love should be.

I just had to use one of Mom & Dad's wedding pictures, as I love the comparison. They look so young. One of the symbols for 40 years is the gemstone, ruby, so I decided to do a red page and use one of the kits I had stashed in my files for a while. I wrote the speech, on the page for the celebration we held and wanted to include it also. It reads as follows:

An anniversary is a time to reminisce about events in a couple's life. A time to acknowledge that the strongest of bonds is the love between husband and wife.

Each Anniversary is special and very dear, for the bond grows ever stronger throughout the years.
May this day be a very special celebration of your love, as you look back on all the special memories you have created during your 40 years together. Congratulations!

Bond of Love digital kit credits: A Day to Remember from Tina Williams Designs
Ruby Hearts frame by Art Within Designs
Fonts used:Adine Kimberg - Script & La Bamba LET

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Get Down

We had a beautiful weekend, with a couple of nice warm days. Everyone got outside and helped in some yard work. Raquel is looking forward to school after a week of spring break, so she can see all her friends again. We went and saw some baby lambs one day last week and Ayden had immunizations. Sounds like we are going to get some showers this week, but that should help bring on spring.

April's challenge at
Blush-n-Dusty Yahoo Group is to create a page using a funny picture. I decided to use these shots of Ayden, because I couldn't help but laugh when she decided to climb on the table, she was just doing what I told her to do when she laid down. Ayden is quite the little climber and she just loves to be on top of things. I took these pictures a couple of months ago, one night while we were making supper.
The journaling reads: Ayden & Raquel were sitting at the table watching for daddy to come home. Ayden, never content on the chairs decided to climb up on the table for a better look out the window. When mommy told her to "get down," Ayden laid down on the table , instead of getting back down on the chair. Then once she was back on the chair, Ayden made one of the silliest faces. We just have to smile every time we see these pictures of our little climber.

Get Down digital kit credits: Baby Girl Heart String Mega Kit, Baby Girl Kit, Emerald Fairy Digital Scrapbooking Kit, Fae Rosalyn background paper 3 , Digital Essential Frames Packet and April Challenge Funny Photo kit from Blushbutter
Fonts Used: Frazzle & Dani

Have a nice week!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Touch of Time

I really enjoy old photos and I think those are some of my favorite pages to do. This picture is of my dad, with one of his brothers and his sister.

The quote by Carla Ortega reads: To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.

Touch of Time digital kit credits: Helens Roses And Lace Kit from Blushbutter
Fonts Used: Maiandra GD & Monsieur La Doulaise

We are supposed to have some nice mild weather this weekend and for most of next week. Raquel has one more day of school, before going on a week of spring break, so we will probably be a bit busier than usual. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a nice weekend!