Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reinventing a family tradition.

When I was growing up, my grandma always took us grandchildren apple picking each Fall. It's a tradition I will always remember and truly miss about my childhood. Well, this past weekend, Andrew, Ashley, Justin and I took Sunday to drive the Mt. Hood scenic drive. So, we took the chance the while on the drive to stop at one of the many orchards to apple pick. Here's the layout I created about our apple picking adventure and I also created it for the Fall challenge over at Feeling Scrappy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Seven Random Facts...

I have been tagged by my new scrappy friend and owner of A Page At A Time, Jennifer at Inking Obsessions! So now it's my turn to share seven things about me you may or may not know...

1. I am a game fanatic! I love card games, board games, party games - I love them all! Some of my favorites are Taboo, Monopoly, Euchre, Apples to Apples, Risk, Cranium, Scattergories, Risk and Sorry!

2. My dream is to retire to a horse ranch in Montana one day. I want to have enough money to run a ranch and have people come up and vacation at it - kind of like a working retirement.

3. I have two tattoos - a cross on my lower right back and a hummingbird on my left foot.

4. I have been scrapping since I was 13 - about 14 years. My first album was on a trip I took to England and Scotland with my grandma. It's full of silly doodles, stickers, postcards and shaped photos. And since I used Elmer's glue all the photos have little orange dots in the corner!

5. I come from a HUGE extended family. My father is second oldest of eight kids and I am the oldest of 28 grandchildren on his side. My Mom is oldest of six kids and I am second oldest of 10 grandchildren. My mother-in-law is second youngest of 11 and Andrew has I don't know how many cousins. Family functions are always such chaotic fun!

6. If money were no object and I could go to school to get a degree in anything I wanted and get any job in the world, I would want to be a photographer for National Geographic. What a fulfilling experience to travel all over the world and document such a fascinating world.

7. I am afraid of feet. I hate feet. I don't really enjoy pedicures or foot massages because of this. My college roommate had the ability to pinch people with her toes and she used to love to sneak up on me with her "party trick" and watch me freak out!

Now it's my turn to tag five other fabulous scrappy friends who blog...
1. Erin at Flutterinby Girl
2. Jayne at Feeling Scrappy
3. Kim at Croppycatter's Corner
4. Char at The Chronicles of Char
5. Cristal at Much Ado About Nothing

A layout dedicated to our new friends!

I created this layout using some photo booth shots from a couple weeks ago. Out new best buds, Ashley and Justin are fabulous and we have such a great time and so much in common with them. I also created this layout for the Crop Addict November Design Team challenge and also used a Feeling Scrappy sketch as inspiration.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I finally did some scrapping!

I have been such a bum when it's come to scrapping lately. So, I finally made it to my scraproom and got a couple layouts done. These were true use my stash layouts - I found the fabulous July Crop Addict kit that I never broke into (gasp) and used it to create both layouts. Also, the photos are old - the rockclimbing ones are from 2002 and the ones of Dan and Jamie are from 2006. It feels great to have them scrapped. I did the top layout using a fabulous sketch by Amy Layne which can be found on Feeling Scrappy.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Feeling Scrappy Has A Whole New Look!

Feeling Scrappy, one of my absolute favorite scrap sites, has revamped their look and have lots of exciting stuff in store. If you haven't had the chance to check out this awesome site yet, now is the perfect time - so check it out!

Feeling Scrappy

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Page At A Time

 I just found a great new scrap site that was just started a few weeks ago. They have a store and a nice message board. The site owner and admin, Jennifer, has fulfilled a dream of hers by starting this site. You should check it out!