LOAD #23

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This is the second 1/2 of the Omak Fair layout I started yesterday. Although the photos are bad, it is a reminder of a fun day we spent together as a family. On a product note, I’m having so much fun with Heartfelt Whimsy!


LOAD #22

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This is another LO where I am embracing imperfection. My pen kept slipping as I outline the letters…oh well! Another page complete and photos that I’ve had for 16 years are now in an album. Life is good.


The Big Orange Beast!

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What happens when my husband takes the day off? He comes home with a new “toy”! I’m really glad that he is so excited about working on the property and making the outside of our house beautiful, but every time something like this happens, I wonder how much longer it will be until I get hardwood floors. Well, the good news is that he will eventually have to build an out-building for all this equipment, and I’m going to demand a second story to create a scrapbooking loft large enough to hold classes and crops! I guess I better start selling more scrapbooking supplies to help pay for this…LOL! So, does anyone want to host a gathering or workshop this summer?!

He actually downsized from the one he wanted to get which is a good thing. He claims he can get this in the garage, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Of course, he’s an engineer, so I’m sure he has the layout designed on his computer. Speaking of layouts, I better get to mine for the LOAD challenge. I’ll leave you with a photo of me in the front loader. He thinks I’m a complete goof ball!


LOAD #21

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I’m having so much fun with this set and my old photos! The Heartfelt Whimsy collection makes me happy! I did break out the Waxy Flax tonight and inked some edges, but this layout still took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I’m now going to go to bed early!


LOAD #20

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As soon as I saw Heartfelt Whimsy in the new Idea Book, I knew that I had to pull out my old Let’s Get Together papers! This is from the Level 1 kit that I received when I became a CTMH consultant a couple years ago…LOL! Hey, at least I’m using it now. 🙂 This page went together so fast; I even refrained from inking the edges of the Stickease. I was all about a quick and easy tonight. The longest part of the process was finding the photos…I need a new system. Anyway, these are really old and really bad, but they still let me tell the story of my fun summers in Moscow with Neal, Angie, Pat and Katie. Ahhh…the good old days!


LOAD #19

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This is the second page to the LO I started yesterday. I really like this sketch. I was able to finish it while my club members were putting together their Tickled Pink kits. It was a fun night! I only wish I wasn’t so exhausted. My cats kept waking me up all night and morning; now it is slightly after 10pm and I can’t function. I’m posting this and going to bed!


LOAD #18

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I’m back to the Unforgettable kit…I really am determined to use all of the paper this month! I can’t believe how much I still have left over. Anyone who says they can’t afford to scrapbook hasn’t purchased a CTMH paper pack! I decided to use the exact same sketch from the Tickled Pink kit; it’s fun to see how different a LO can look based on paper and the placement of embellishments.


LOAD #17

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After working on the 2nd 1/2 of my LO, I decided that I didn’t like how the title turned out, so I went back and made some changes to the first page. I’m much happier with it now. It says, “I am…45 pound lighter!” This page is a celebration of my accomplishment in losing weight and gaining a healtier lifestyle. The journaling is in white gel pen, so it may be difficult to read. The journaling strips say, “I am…fit!” “I am…healthy!” “I am…so happy!”

Now I’m off to spend the rest of my day doing chores, exercising, and grading essays…fun times!


LOAD #16

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I’m playing with my before and after photos and the new Tickled Pink set. I’ll finish the 2nd page with journaling strips tomorrow.


LOAD #15

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I’m so exhausted today, so I’m really glad I only had to find and trim photos plus add my journaling. Once again, I didn’t have a plan for my journaling, I simply started writing. What I discovered is that I’m thankful that the Schaub’s still own the ranch as it is the last family home from my childhood that I can still visit.

So, why am I so exhausted, you ask? I was up until nearly 1am cleaning the 3 Ps from my cats. Kit also woke us up at 3am. Apparantly, she didn’t get the memo that this is high on my list of why I DIDN’T have kids! I’m cranky when I don’t get enough sleep. Argh!


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