Monday, March 23, 2009

Just a Few........

Hey! There is no snow in my yard. Do you know what that means? That means it's almost time for me to squeeze myself into my bikini (not really) and get back to scaring the neighbors. First I have to scare the ducks off my pool and wait for the weather to get above 70 degrees. I was working on my pool today in the pouring rain. I have to drain it completely, so I can have the liner repositioned by my pool/cabana boys. I sure hope they are hot and arrive with palm fronds to fan me. That never happens. I always get the dudes with the carpenter/plumber crack. Sigh. I guess they could say the same thing about me. LOL!
SCRAPPING
Scrapping-wise...this past weekend I did a bit of it. On Saturday I spent the entire day with my cousin and friends and I completed almost eight layouts. Almost. I can never complete an entire layout at a crop. I always have a bit to finish up at home. Below are a couple of the layouts I recently finished:

The one above is a layout I did for Davinie's Project 12 challenge. The little flowers are Jenni Bowlin Chipboard buttons I received from my friend, Heather. Thank you, Heather! Check out her blog. You won't be sorry she creates beautiful layouts. :o)


This layout was done for the current DT Inspired Challenge at Studio Calico. This was based on Nicole Harper's Layout Good Fortune. I loved her flower border. I am going to paint the flower outlines red. They need more of a pop. The journaling basically says...First day of school. Time for the mandatory photo in front of the tree. The kids just love doing this. Well, Emily loves it. She's in Kindergarten. Jake accepts doing it. He's in 4th grade. Nick loathes it. He's in 6th grade. I think you can see a pattern forming. Whatever. They will pose in front of this tree until it is either cut down or they graduate from college. That is my right as aunt or so I think. ;o)

Just a reminder that there is about a week remaining in the BASB challenge I am hosting. Check this thread out for more information: A Day in Your Life
Well, that is it. I need to head off to bed and read a bit. My friend and introducer/enabler of all good, Anilu, has introduced me to the Sookie Stackhouse books. I am addicted. Kind of like an adult version of Twilight. Light, fun and quick reading. If your looking for something to read, check them out.


17 comments:

lauren said...

I TOTALLY hear you about always getting the dudes with the plummer crack!!

Rita said...

Wonderful LOs! Love your take on Project 12! I haven't had any light reading since I finished the Twilight Series, so I will have to check those out!

Nicole said...

thanks again for joining in on the challenge, Denise...i love your take on it. and i love 'True Blood'...who knew there were BOOKS to go along with it!!

vtpuggirl said...

Lalalala, not listening to any more book recommendations from any blogs anymore. Well, plus I'm totally chicken and I don't think I can handle the adult version. Love your layouts, always so well done!

Close To Home said...

haha you "crack" me up!!!

heheeee

beautiful pages!

Jenn said...

Loving all your layouts Denise! You sound like such a cool aunt and I bet your niece and nephews just adore you! I may have to get my hands on those books too!

Chris Dodaj said...

I love your layouts!!
Your opening made me laugh - you are too funny!

Kelly said...

LOL!!!

Love your layouts Denise!!

dawn said...

I have already recommended the Sookie books to a friend of mine, who has been looking for a good read. I have not even read them myself, but I will!! I will be over in August for a swim. It should be warm out by then...right? LOL!! Your new LO's are awesome too!! :-)

Greta.B said...

You are a hoot! Sorry you always get the "leftover" pool boys.

Love the layouts! Can't wait to see the other 6!

I am resisting all vampire stuff.

Davinie said...

Hey sweets! An upper crest punch will be on it's way as soon as I have your address. Thank you so much for playing along with my February Project 12 challenge! :)

karen m. (akaliz) said...

dawn...you crack my ass up! love the layouts chick.

aimee said...

psst...sookie sookie

Kristii said...

I love your blog girl!!! I always leave with a smile!!! Amazing pages my friend!! I am going to have to do some scraplifting!!! HOpe you have a great day!!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

You are a very talented , funny lady with charming friends ;-)

Mye said...

Dang, and there are those books again. I totally been avoiding them! Love your layouts....can you send some of that mojo my way, I haven't scrapped in weeks or updated my blog!

walesk said...

lovely layouts!
I'm covering my ears about the books. yup. lalalalala not listening. nope :P