Saturday, November 19, 2011

Daddy Jim 2004

No new pics to scrap, so I'm working my way through some older ones. I'm headed to IL next week to see family and scatter my father's ashes. So I"m looking for pictures of him to scrap right now.

Here's some from 2004-
Miss you Dad.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Grandpa

I made a couple of variations of a page for two different challanges-

Over at Stuff to Scrap, I used the provided kit to make this page:
Then I rearranged it a bit and used it for the 'Thankful For My Guy(s)' challenge at Scrapper's Guide here:
When I started putting the page together, I wasn't sure what photo I was going to use, I like how the plaid in his shirt plays against the paper/ribbon strips on the page!

One Beautiful Day in November

We went for a drive to see the fall colors up in Oak Creek Canyon. We took the back way up through Prescott and it was a GORGEOUS day for a drive!

(And Angel only got sick twice!)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sad Day in Our House

How about that...a non scrapping post.

Aaryk was in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago today and we got word yesterday that our insurance was going to total the bike. The good news is that it just barely covers what he still owes on it, but the bad news is that he will be without a motorcycle again for a while now.  :(

The BEST news though, is that he wasn't seriously injured when the other guy turned left in front of him, and that we have two cars so that getting to and from work is not an issue.

God does look after us!

One more for Halloween!

When I got around to unloading the pics from our drive yesterday I found the ones I had taken on Halloween of our Jack-O-Lanterns. We had bought the pumpkins in plenty of time but just didn't get around to the carving until after work on the 31st.

I think these came out very well!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy International Digital Scrapbooking Day!

All across the web today people are gathering for digital scrapping challenges, chats, and FREEBIES!
Even I'm getting in on a bit of that. Here's a link to the three QPs I made last month over at The Studio for various things:
Elegant QP (from T-or-T challenge)
Spooky Memories QP
Farmer's Market QP

And here's the pages I made for my October pics:

Our annual trip to the State Fair was fun, as usual, and we were joined by Aaryk's folks, his Grandma, and his uncle Gregory. His folks stayed for the Demolition Derby and that was a riot!

I'm trying to master the art of sing a SINGLE photo on a scrap page, and the Dog Days layout is one of my favorite so far! The one photo give the idea of the warm day, the two dogs playing, and I really didn't need anything else.

Oh, and the paper for the State Fair pics I made from scratch!  I'd taken a photo of the cracked concrete floor under the grandstands:
Turned it to a black and white image, and then overlayed a colored layer on top of it. It took some playing with blending modes and such, but I'm really happy with the result!

Learning new things with PSE every day!

Now, I'm off to spend iDSD on a drive up north to see the fall colors, and have something to scrap about!