Sunday, October 30, 2011

More Halloween goodies!

I finished my last two Halloween challenges over at The Studio today:

This is from the Frankenstein Scraplift Challenge:
And finally, my final entry in the Halloween Progressive Scrap:
I love that I was able to showcase something fun about both Brian and Aaryk this weekend!

Now, off to work on the State Fair pics!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Over at The Studio (see the link on the sidebar!), they are having several terrific challenges this weekend!

Here's what I've done so far-
Created a Halloween avatar:
Created a QP based on a list of Halloween 'treats':

Here's the post that tells about the rules for this one- Trick or Treat anyone?
and here's a link to the QP download if you are interested- Trick or Treat QP

And then there was the Pumpkin carving event. How do you carve a pixelated pumpkin you ask? Well, digitally of course! :) We were given a pumpkin template and told to decorate it how we wanted and to use it in a page.  Here's mine:
This is the QP that I submitted, you can grab it here- Spooky Memories
I also used a 'Tip of the Week' from Digital Scrapper to create the SPOOKY letters for this page. I had so much fun putting it together!

I had to dig up some old Halloween photos to put in this page, so here's the finished page-
There are a couple of other challenges I'm still working on, but I'll post them when I get done!

Canadian Thanksgiving!

Kate and Brian tried to surprise Share by planning a special dinner for her on October 10 (Canadian Thanksgiving Day). I helped out with a few side dish items, and they had a great time. I made this LO as part of the Progressive Scrap for October over at The Studio.
The Quick Page version of it is here- October Progressive Scrap It's one of the few 12"x12" pages I've done, and i thought it came out pretty well!

I'll be posting other QPs soon, ones that I did for the Halloween events at The Studio.

I am the mother of a 25 year old...eek! :)

I forgot to post Brian's birthday LOs here, shame on me! :)

We took Brian and Share to Dave & Busters for their Eat and Play package deal. Danny & Kate and Lisa joined us, and we had a good time. Unfortunately, my camera battery died and so I had to rely on the camera in my phone. Not great pics, but passable and certainly enough to help me remember the day!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hey look!  I found another Catholic Scrapbooker!

Catholic Scrapbooking

Posting the link here so I remember to check back often!

Charleston SC 2008

These are from the trip that Aaryk and I took to the beautiful city of Charleston, SC in 2008 before he got out of the Army.

 I'm especially pleased with the way these two came out. I played with all kinds of blending modes and had a good time learning what I can do with them.

What a great weekend that was!

More Challenges

Here's my entries in the Grandparents and Grandkids Challenge-

and the Happy Place Challenge!
For my 'Happy Place' I chose Church. I used the 5 Catholic Churches I have attended over the years-
(from the top on the right)
St. Timothy  Mesa AZ
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel  Essex MD
Main Post Chapel  Ft. Bragg NC
St. Michael  Wheaton IL
and the Tabernacle is from my current parish, St. Thomas Aquinas  Avondale AZ

Oh, and I made the green ribbon thingy from scratch!

The trip to Globe

On Labor Day Weekend, we went for a drive and took the dogs. Angel did much better (only got sick 3 times!), and we had a great day. We drove TO Globe AZ, not just THROUGH it. What a delightful small mining town!
 These pics were too funny not to scrap!

 Devil's Canyon is just so gorgeous, I take more pictures every time we pass through!
 This old Church was just beautiful, inside and out!

 Such great architecture in this town. The old Jail, the Courthouse, and a frilly old bank!

 And of course, Globe has a 'Globe Theater'!

I'd never been up to Roosevelt Lake, so when we were through in Globe we went home the long way and walked around at the lake a bit.

Angel loved getting down into the water...Percy took some coaxing!
Another adventure for the books!