Monday, August 13, 2007

Time Flies

Boy time sure does fly when life comes at ya, huh? I didn't realize that it had been so long since I posted. So I guess I need to update on the past two weeks!!

Well I have started teaching scrapbooking classes at a local scrapbook store; Almost Heaven Scrapbooking. I am having such a great time teaching again! I had forgotten how much I missed it. Everyone that takes the classes seem to enjoy them, so that is a plus:)

Well I tried out for the design team at Creative Scrap Shack. I was not one of the lucky ones to make it, but that's o.k. I had fun making the layouts for the call. Here are the items that I made:
I had to make three items that showcased one product line. So of course I showcased Basic Grey Romani Line. I made a card, an altered coaster accordian album and a layout of Ariel. The next thing I had to do was make a layout using three different techniques. So I found the perfect picture of me and my grandson Dominick. The three techniques that I chose was inking, chalking and stamping. For the last thing that I had to do was a challenge layout to submit to the forums. I chose a layout that I had done of Wayne walking down a set of train tracks.

Even though I didn't make the design team, I had so much fun creating everything. And the ladies that did make it deserved it!!!! My dear dear friend Tricia was one of the awesome designers that made the team :) I am soooo happy for her.


While I was working on my design team submissions I also submitted the layout of Ariel that I had done to the Basic Grey Gallery. They accepted my layout and it is posted in their gallery. I spent a lot of time working on this layout and put my heart and soul into it. I also used the Basic Grey Romani line. I cut out each image of the print paper by hand to frame the picture of Ariel. I also cut out the swirls that was on the paper. I then used Diamond Glaze on the cut outs to add dimension and also used glitter on the swirls. The word Unique is a rub-on from Autumn Leaves. I also used Prima flowers and brads on the border. I really got out of my comfort zone on this layout and I am soooo happy with the way that it turned out. I think that it was one of the best ones that I have ever done and I am so proud that I could do something good enough for Basic Grey to accept into their gallery.

August, 11, 2007

The annual Big Room gathering (fire department picnic) and football game.

Well we had the annual gathering at the fire department for the firefighters and their families. And then we had the annual pool party football game. Here are some of the pics :)

Sunday August 12, 2007

Well we decided to go out of town for the day. We rode up to Pence Springs and stopped in Talcott at the Big Bend Tunnel and took some pictures:)So it was a really nice day, but there is one thing that made it even nicer! When we were in Louisiana we lost our precious boy Thunder. He was our german shepherd. Ever since that happened I have wanted to get Wayne another one. Well now please allow me to introduce Xena, the newest addition to our family: Xena is twelve weeks old and is full blooded german shepherd. We bought her from a couple that Wayne works with. She was one of the lucky ones as four of her brothers and sisters died of parvo because they were too young for the shots, but Xena and another brother survived. She has a clean bill of health from the vet and has already worked her way into our hearts and family. She has especially latched on to Cody and sleeps with him too. She has only had one accident in the house and she is very quick learner it seems. Betsy still doesn't know how to react to her. Our docile little Betsy now growls, lol....

O.K. so now I have updated to the present, hopefully it won't be so long next time :)


  1. HEY SANDY!!! WOW those are some great pictures of you all!!!! Check my blog sweetie cuz you've been TAGGED by me!!!! :)

  2. wow... lots of updating... love it all... the pictures are great but i have to say... your layouts and other projects for submission... amazing... and yes the ariel one looks like heart and soul went into it... and that grandma one... you should have it framed and up on the wall so everyone can look at it... it's just beautiful... just like you...

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