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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I've been busy

It looks like I haven't been doing anything - but I really have. I have worked on a scrapblog album for my niece Julie & her husband Joe, also a hand done digital album for them - 29 pages so far! I also started a scrapblog for a visit to Oma's Garten in Killeen (nursery owned by my uncle Walt and his wife Randa) Mike got a new camera so we've been out taking pictures!!

I'm heading to Arkansas for my Aunt Edith and Uncle Chuck's 50th Wedding Anniversary party, so I guess I'll come home with a few more pictures to scrap from that!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More in DC

Two more Washington DC layouts done today.

ribbon - Graphics Girl (see previous post for website)
paper - Fuji Film (see previosu post for website info)

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Right side:

Washington DC 1 & 2

I created a couple of pages for our visit to Washington DC today

paper -
embellishments - GraphicsGurl selling at and

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Right Side:

Monday, August 11, 2008

More garden pictures

I've done another pair of layouts with the Digital Scrap Obsession August Color Challenge green (839626). I had seen the left hand layout in my latest Simple Scrapbook magazine that came in the mail, so I tried to duplicate it with papers I had collected from this color challenge. I really like the way it looks;

Credits -

Strips - Scripity Scraps Just Beachy

bracket - Ginger Scraps - Beach Glass

Left side

Right side

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Mike will disown me if ...

He promises to unplug my computer and hide the cords! I will be helping him paint this weekend, if I can survive the heat - and STAY AWAY from this computer! He's off Monday, so he plans to get lots done on the back of the house (our biggest side - still to go) as well as paint the rest of the front (red) and the two walls that he's been prepping for the last two weeks. (The amount of lumber that had to be replaced was astounding - both to view, and to pay for!!!)
I hope you enjoy seeing my work - I'll be back later with more digital layouts!

Cape May 1 & 2

Another lighthouse - I actually finished these two layouts LATE on Thursday night (or maybe EARLY Friday morning). I wasn't having any luck at loading them when I finished them, so I went to bed!

Personal use digital elements

Background paper - Leia Michaels - Grunge
Overlay - Helly - Apologize (
Bracket - Ginger Scraps - Beach Glass (
Left side LO:

Right side LO

More layouts from Vacation 2008

I found a forum today called Digital Scrap Obsession. While browsing through the forum threads, I ran across a color challenge for the month of August. I really liked the color combination. Go check it out!

I wanted to get away from the lighthouses I've been doing, so I did a layout tonight of Lewis Ginter Botanic Gardens. I used some digital elements I found at Digital Scrap Obsession to design these monochromatic layouts. Thanks to: Kim Bob - DSO-CC-KB - for paper 7 (; Joni Gray ( for corner frame; and the dragonfly brads - not sure of source, since there wasn't a TOU in the folder I downloaded. I know I found them today, and they were already the perfect color! UPDATE: I found the designer
As always for the protection of the copyright of the designers, my layouts are published here only as merged documents. They cannot be edited!
Left side LO:

Right side LO:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse 1 & 2

Created with digital elements from : Marie at (Mossy linen paper),
Ditters - Earthly Values (ribbon, green0_2 colorized) Anne Langpap Citrus Freeze at Two Peas digital (tag - colorized)

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Right side

Tybee Island 1 & 2

Created with digital elements from :
Paper - Kristine Pocock - Cool Your Heels Collection (
Beaded border - Ginger Scraps - Beach Glass (

Left side

Right Side

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kitty Hawk

I created two more digital layouts by hand today, using elements I've collected

Background - Linen pack from (I colorized it!)

Ribbon - Sandie Krieger Rough Rider, Two Peas (I used only a portion of her red overlay, and colorized it for my LO)

Text - Bassett hue 20, sat 200

Left side
Right side

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trying to embed again ... don't know if this will work

The window didn't come up the same so I don't know if this will work. NOTE from poki - It worked!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Birthday album from my friend, George

Just trying out something new - I just saved the latest scrapblog, and saw the code to embed it so I thought that I would try it out! And it worked!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Acknowledging contributions to my work!

In keeping to the letter of the Terms of Use for almost all of the digital elements that I have collected, please know that my layouts are all merged as single layer jpegs when I save them in Paint Shop Pro 8. The layers cannot be edited again after I save the documents. (I've learned to start taking good NOTES in case I need to duplicate something from a previous layout.)
I'm probably done for the weekend - Mike is on a mission with the east side of my house - he has removed all the siding that had issues, and we will be adding 20 more 12' boards of cedar siding tomorrow! He might even be ready to paint on Sunday, so I guess I will be outside helping most of the weekend! (I have some ideas for more layouts if I get to sneak inside this weekend!)
We're off to a late "Friday night date!" in just a few minutes - Mike went home to shower, and I will pick him up soon! Til later!

More hand done ... with the help of some talented designers

I am amazed at the wealth of talent that is being shared in the digital scrapbooking world. Today I found a collaborative kit called Zoo Spirit, that was designed by 50 different people, and available free - on 50 different sites. I haven't made it to all of them, but fortunately the Zoo Train will be moving around for the entire month of August. I might get to visit all the sites by then - maybe. I was extremely impressed with the color choices, and I did very little altheration to the basic color palette. It just fit right into my vacation album. With elements from the following place - I created two LO for the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, North Carolina:

thanks to, Mardesia at Crafter's,, Ann Langpap at 2Peas.

Left Side LO

Right Side LO

Old & New Cape Henry lighthouses

I created two more pages this morning when I got up - this is SO much fun! This is the left hand page LO - the two light houses are about 300 yards from each other. The second one was built because the experts predicted the first one would FALL DOWN about 1850. Apparently, this beautiful lighthouse is still there - America's first public works building, completed in 1791 (I think)
Acknowledge the use of digital elements created by these talented designers: Marie at, Sandy Krieger at 2 Peas, Ann Langpap at 2 Peas. Their digital elements have been merged into single layer documents.

This is the right hand LO - the new Cape Henry Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

Acknowledge the use of digital elements designed by these talented digital artiists:
Marie at, and

Left LO

Right LO

Another Cape Hatteras LO

Acknowledge the use of digital elements created by these talented digital artists: Danielle Young of Danielle Young Designs, Marie at, and Thanks to their generocity I am learning more every day! And I'm having a great time, too!

This will be the RH LO for Cape Hatteras Light Station