Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #103-Sweet Summer

Ah, the sights, sounds and smells of 'Sweet Summer' await us and can't get here fast enough for me! I am dreaming of warmer days as this winter has dragged on long enough. I am not a cold weather person nor have I ever been one so I am SO ready for warm, sunny days. I look forward to opening windows and letting the warm, fresh air in, and hanging clothes out on the line-do any of you do that? I know a lot of people are so busy these days that they don't take the time to hang their clothes, especially sheets, outside and they don't know what they are missing. Not only do you save energy by hanging clothes outside instead of using a dryer but it is the most wonderful smell in the whole wide world and you bring that smell inside with you along with the clothes. Call me crazy but I LOVE it! I also look forward to sitting out on my deck- maybe a new one this year?- with a glass of wine while watching the flowers and veggies grow-the birds chirping and splashing in the birdbath-baby birds learning to fly-smelling the wonderful food cooking on the grill. Ah, the sights, sounds and smells of 'Sweet Summer' await me!

Supplies used for this layout challenge:
  • 9030-Imagine-Classical Look design
  • X7136B-Mayberry Level 2 paper pack
  • B1375-Summer Days stamp set
  • B1269-Journaling Jots stamp set
  • Z2114-Cocoa ink
  • Z2137-Olive ink
  • Z2196-Smoothie ink
  • Z2305-Black marker
  • Z2337-Olive marker
  • Z2396-Smoothie marker
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

~Carol

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #102-My Dad's 80th Birthday

Wow! My dad is 80 years old! (Photos will be added after I get them printed.) It is so awesome and amazing to still have my dad in my life. I am hoping I have some of his good genes to live that long and still have my wits about me. But I think one of the main reasons why he is still with us today is his love of gardening and harvesting of fresh veggies. Almost as long as I can remember, he has had a garden, no matter the size, in order to reap the benefits of eating healthy veggies. And he still has a garden today. He has already started some seeds in his basement and can't wait to get out in his garden to start playing in the dirt. Warmer weather better hurry and get here or he's going to go crazy! Happy Birthday to my wonderful dad. May you have many, many more!

Supplies used for this challenge layout:
  • 9034-Magic-Mesmerize design
  • X7133B-Miracle Level 2 paper pack
  • B1378-Miracle stamp set
  • D1478-Bingo Alphabet stamp set
  • D1359-Comments stamp set
  • Z2160-Twilight ink
  • Z2118-Desert Sand ink
  • Z2111-Chocolate ink
  • Z2103-Bamboo ink
  • Z1377-Color Ready Kraft Borders
  • Z1387-Wooden Buttons
  • Z1081-Colonial White Waxy Flax
  • Z1151-3D Foam Tape
Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a good one!

~Carol

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #101-Another Miracle Layout

Here’s my layout for this week’s scrapbook challenge. I had to dig into some older photos to put on it as the colors of any more recent ones I have just wouldn’t work. And because these photos were taken on different days, it was a bit more difficult to decide on a title so I chose ‘Missing U’. These three little cuties don’t live too close so it’s been quite awhile since I’ve seen them and I really DO miss them. These photos bring them back to me briefly as I remember the days they were taken. As soon as I decide what to write, the journaling will get done. That’s always the last thing I do on a layout because it’s the hardest part for me.

ScrapbookChallenge#101

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart:

  • 9029~Cherish Design Book-Portrait Collection
  • X7133B~Miracle Level 2 paper pack
  • B1378~Miracle stamp set
  • C1452~Delight stamp set
  • A1070~Atomic Lowercase Alphabet stamp set
  • Z2118~Desert Sand ink
  • Z2153~Sweet Leaf ink
  • Z2117~Crystal Blue ink
  • Z2114~Cocoa ink
  • Z1397~Canvas Badge Buttons
  • Z1099~Twill Ribbon
  • Various brads and chipboard shapes

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope it’s a good one for you!

~Carol

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CTMH-Scrapbook Challenge #100-Lucky Layout

Wow! Can you believe this is Scrapbook Challenge #100? I can't believe it is! That means I have been participating in this weekly scrapbook challenge for almost 2 full years. I should win some kind of prize, don't you think? LOL...I have made a layout for every one of these challenges, sometimes a little late but I always got it done and I think that's awesome! Without these challenges, I may not have accomplished as many layouts as I did and that makes me feel good knowing I have created 100 plus layouts (I also made other layouts not related to these challenges) in the past 2 years. Okay, enough excitement for one day! On to the details!

If you think this layout looks like it could be used as two separate single page layouts, that was my intent. The left page will be given to a friend whose 10 year old son lost his battle with leukemia recently-several of my class and workshop customers are each creating a single page layout for a memorial scrapbook we are putting together for my friend-and the right page will be used for photos of my hubby once bike-riding season begins again for him. And I sure hope that is soon because he's driving me nuts!

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart:
  • 9034-Magic design book-Final Act
  • X7137B-Lucky Level 2 paper pack
  • D1359-Comments stamp set
  • Z1356-Lucky Level 2 Assortment
  • Z1338-Sunset mini medleys
  • Z2140-Outdoor Denim ink
  • Z1363-Outdoor Denim brads

Hope you enjoy the layout and thanks for stopping by today!

~Carol

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