Monday, December 21, 2009

Back on Break!!

Well, I survived my first semester, woohoo! 17 credits wasn't as difficult that I thought it would be. I have a 5 week break and I'm sure it'll go by quickly - just like the semester!

It's good to be back. I've been trying to catch up with my scrapping - I took quite a few photos while at college. It'll take some time before my memory album for my freshman year is over, hopefully it'll be done in the early summer. I still have another semester to go!

I'll upload some layouts eventually..... they're ready for printing, not posting. Big difference. ;-)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

On August 31st...

...I'll be away at college!! (West Coast Baptist College in the Southern California desert.) It's been rather crazy busy here, getting ready for college and still enjoying the last few days of the summer. I'll be majoring in music there - I play piano and violin. So we'll see how that works out. I doubt I'll have much internet access, so there won't be very many blog updates for a while.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Nana's back!!

Finally, after several delays, Nana was able to come back home from the hospital today. She went in on Monday (8-10-09) and was discharged today. (8-15-09)

Thanks for your prayers!! She's doing really well right now! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Courage

Hello everyone. This week has been a bit crazy so far. My Nana just turned 80 last Friday, her sisters were able to visit for the weekend. Today however, my nana had a procedure to remove excess fluid from around her heart. They removed about a pint of fluid and she can breathe so much easier now. Hopefully, she'll be discharged tomorrow, we'll see.

I made a layout of her at the Gotta Pixel Speed Scrap earlier this morning/afternoon:


I've started a layout series that's been fun to make. It's going to be an album of Bible verses and nature photos, if I want them. This is my first one so far;

Courage:


Thanks for looking, and your prayers for my Nana!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Amikah Layouts

Don't you hate it when you get in a creative rut? Especially if you're a digital scrap-booker and get caught up with your current photos? I was in that situation when I asked my friend Cat if I could scrap some pictures of her dog Amikah. Well, she said I could and I went crazy with them.

Here's the pages I've made so far;









One of them (the 2nd one posted) even got LOTD (Layout of the DAY) at Elemental Scraps! I was so not expecting that!!

Thanks again Cat for letting me use your photos!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Layouts

It's been a while since I've posted any layouts. Here's a few that were fun to make!

(*Created with Connie Prince's Life's a Picnic kit and Brenda Miller's template.)


(Created with Kathryn Estry's Keukenhof kit and Clipping Masks 5 set.)


(*Created with Connie Prince's Birds of a Feather kit.)

Spring, summer....whatever! ;-)

(Created with Michelle Pieters' kit Celebrista.)


(*Created with Kathryn Estry's Bella kit.)


(*Created with Cherie Shields' Always and Ever kit.)


(Created with Sarah Meyer's mini kit Breath of Fresh Air.)


(*Created with Connie Prince's My Lucky Stars kit.)


(Created with Connie Prince's Apple of My Eye kit.)

*** The layouts with the mark were fortunate enough to get mentioned as Layout of the Day at a few places. I would have never expected that with a few of them! Thanks for taking the time to look!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fireworks!

Alright, here's some photos I got from the Fourth of July. We're just getting over the flu. Glad to be getting better now!! Though to tell you the truth, I had this strange craving for bacon......... (ha ha ha ~ swine flu joke. ;-) )

Anyway, here's the pics!





































Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Graduates of 2009

Well, I can say that this month has certainly been one of the busiest. I've never been to so many graduations and weddings in my life!! I took photos, lots of them. None of my wedding photos are yet ready for my blog, so you'll have to wait. (If you HAVE to see some, check out my dad's blog here.)

I made these cards for the grads that I know - congrats to all of them!!









Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rain rain, go away!

I have a friend's wedding to shoot tomorrow, it better not rain then!

Today, it was raining, hailing, thundering, and oh yeah, did I mention lightning? Yep, I awoke this morning to a nice loud thunder clap. Very unexpected on my part, it lasted all morning and most of the afternoon. The clouds have been blowing away ever so slowly, so it "should" be gone by tomorrow, but the weather people have been wrong before.

So, weather photos anyone?









Fortunately, the downpours never lasted for too long, but still! That kind of thing doesn't happen very often around here!







"How's the weather look?"

"Um, lightning-y?"





Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sea World - Animals

WARNING: This is a very long post! Here's those photos I said I would post. These are from Sea World (San Diego, CA).

We went to the dolphin educational show first. Dolphins like to eat fish, fish, fish, and guess what? MORE fish! Some of these are from the dolphin show that we saw later on that day.








This is a pilot whale - I believe it's name is Bubbles.



There were a lot of birds there. Here's a white crane that I caught on film- err, memory card.



This little guy here is either a sea lion, or a seal. I can't exactly recall, but it was one of the quieter ones not barking and begging for fish.



I think this photo of an otter is one of the best ones I was able to get - the reflection off that tank is Terrible!!



When we stopped to eat, there were ducks wandering around the area, begging. Yep, a begging duck! I've seen dogs and cats beg, but not ducks!



This BCNH (Black Crowned Night Heron) was intently staring at someone's meal. It was kinda funny!



Alright, I know you've been waiting for some Shamu photos. Well, here they are!





















After seeing Shamu, we saw stars! As in starfish!



Aye......... sea turtles.....



Then we saw pinkish white birds - flamingos. I think flamingos prove that God has a sense of humor, just look at them!!





We fed bat rays too. One of them pinched my finger when I wasn't expecting it, they can nab ya pretty hard! It's a very interesting experience, they feel so slimy!

"Gimme squid!!!"


Mooooooooooooooooooooo!!!



Is it just me, or does anyone get the theme song for "Jaws" running through their head when they go through the shark exhibit?



And now, the dolphin show. Just briefly.





A photo of the trainer "riding" the dolphins after pretending to fall in. Sorry guys, that was just part of the show.



Afterwards, we saw penguins!

"Does this make me look taller Mom?"






Mmmmmm, tasty! Sushi!




Beloooooooooooooooooooga! (Beluga whales)





And now for something new for me. The polar bears were actually moving!!!!







And this was great for Mother's Day........

A face only a mother could love.......... maybe


Thanks for taking the time to look through these! Here's a flower photo for all your effort...



Have a nice day!