Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What have I been up to?

So it has been awhile since I had anything to say or show.

Recently a friend posted a 100 page challenge. The challenge is focused on getting us to use our stash of supplies used up and room for the new and exciting things that keep coming out on the market.

The rules are pretty simple.
  1. You must use stock from your stash - no purchases
  2. You may purchase adhesives and cardstock (if your completely out).
  3. For each layout you complete put $5.00 into a stash jar.
So I accepted the challenge and added a few more restrictions for myself. I had to use photos that were already printed off - and I have several hundred or more to use. Not knowing where to start I grabbed a stack turned them upside down and decided that whatever comes up is what is gonna get worked on. Its been kinda of fun. I went through a magazine, marked the layouts that I liked. Then I grab the photo find a layout that would "work" and use it as a sketch. Oh and I grabbed a thick stack of pattern paper, cardstock and decided that I have to use that and I can use any of my scraps in my three scrap paper files. I have a box of ephemera, a baggie ribbons and fibers.

The trip down memory lane have been fun and sometimes a bit painful.....but it is all good in the long run. Next problem is going to be storing them all when they are done.... lololol

This picture was of me and my siblings - the first in quit a long period of time. Ernie had run his first Iron Man and it was one of the worst years for forest fires. In fact in the photo you can see the smoke from one that was less than 5 miles from the condo.

This is a flower arrangement that I received from a gentleman friend and his sons while I was hospitalized. It was HUGE the pot alone was 12" tall. The last time I saw that many orchids was when I was a florist and did an orchid featured wedding.

This layout was about the incredible amount of Callebut chocolates that arrived in my office one day.

Monty is my brothers dog and this was when he was just a couple of months old.

Just some good memories with an amazing lady.
This was fun after having just seen Colton who is now much bigger and far more fun for an auntie to tease and love.More amazing flowers from an amazing man.

The reciepe pulls out from behind the photo.
This photo Xmas card is a few years old but it is a wonderful reminder about how her life and family have changed.
This layout was done at Scrapbook your Heart - there is room for a letter to be tucked in behind the salmon colored layer. If you have never gone you should plan on going to the 2012 session of it.I love daffiodils, I think they are the clowns of the flower world. I tried to grow them in 2005 and had only one of 24 that were planted.

These pictures of Colton trying to hang on to a wiggly new pup were so funny. Of course then there was Dad to the rescue now that puppy doesn't look so big.

Buddy loved to chased his sponge ball and had it in his mouth whenever you looked at him.

This was a very sad day. It was the last day that Buddy and Ladybug were together. Darby had come to pick up Buddy I told them to say goodbye and this is how they stood for several moments. Long enough for me to go and get the camera.

I love introducing new things to the dogs and showing Diesel a lobster was one of them. It was extra fun as this lobster was super feisty and went after Diesel.

I then decided that it might be fun to see things from Diesels perspective.... no wonder the dog was nervous, lol.


fairyrocks said...

Fantastic Dawn, love that idea of saving by using the stash. The dafodillemas I have too. I planted them a few years ago...over the septic field, out of 50 about 10 came the first year, a few more this year, and one way way over by the trees...(clowning around I guess)
Keep smiling and creating

Cobi said...

What gorgeous layouts! And a fun challenge! Great idea to put in $5 for new stuff - think of all the new goodies you will get in the end! One day, I might have to take on a challenge like that too! You are an inspiration! And I'm so glad I got to meet you at the SBYH retreat!