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Sunday, August 28, 2011

A few more fall layouts-easy ones!

Just a few from the last couple of years.  I love fall colors and I tend to do the fall layouts as soon as I have photos or maybe even before!  Sorry these photos are not the best.  I really need to set up a better system for photoing my projects.  All paper here is CM.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Autumn Blog Hop from the Cricut Circle members!

Welcome to the Fall Blog Hop with Circle Sisters!


You should be coming from Madylyn's blog Inspired by Color . If you've just  happened to come across my blog, please check out each of the ladies' blogs listed at the end of my post. You will want to start at Kristen's blog for the beginning of the hop.

My project for today comes from the Art Nouveau cart recently released.  I absolutely LOVE the art on this cart!  It is unique and quite different from any other cart I have.  I had to have it as soon as I saw it!  The cart has lots of beautiful images that are rather art deco in design.  I chose the acorns cut, cattails cut and woman 1 to make the layout below.  Cardstock is from Creative Memories and Bo Bunny.  I did a bit of shading with Copic Pens and used a Viva Decor pearl pen to add some interest.    Thanks for looking!


Now on to the other blogs for some more fall inspiration!





1) Kristen  http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/


2) Michele  http://www.michelegreen.com/

3) Roberta  http://www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com/

4) Mary  http://www.marebearscraps.blogspot.com/

5) Renee  http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/

6) Carolyn  http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/

7) Gamma  http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/

8) Colleen  http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com/

9) DoodleDiva  http://www.doodledivadesigns.com/

10) Kimbe  http://kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/

11) Lisa  http://addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com/

12) Gonecampn  http://www.scrapcavecreations.com/

13) Momto2cuties  http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/

14) Scrapalette  http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/

15) Paper Memories  http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/ (New Blog)

16)Darcy  http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/

17)Lavendergal  http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/

19) HappyScrapper64  http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

20) Madylyn  http://inspiredbycolor.blogspot.com/

21)Nancy  http://lanancyworkshop.blogspot.com/

22)Debbie  http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

23)Tracy  http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

24)Sharon  http://designsbysharon.blogspot.com/











Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

High School Class reunion

We had our 40th, yes, 40th high school reunion this past May in Lafayette, LA.  It was fantastic to see so many folks from so long ago.  I only lived in Lafayette for the four years of high school, but for some reason I always think of it as home.  Here I am with some of my besties from back in the day.  Love these girls!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weekend in the Rayne Forest!

Well, looks like I've taken the summer off!  It really wasn't intentional, just circumstances intervened.  Selling a home long distance and trying to get it worked on by strangers (who turned out to be great) so that it could pass an FHA inspections ate up a lot of my summer.  In fact, I feel like I didn't have much of one at all!  I was lucky enough to be able to go to a four day crop sponsored by Treasured Memories of Lafayette, LA.  I went with two great friends and we had a ball.  This crop is held every year in Rayne, LA, the frog capital of the world.  TM moves their whole store to the site so we can have everything available to us.  They dream up the most fantastic classes for us to take and we learn so much.  I hope to go every year.  This year, the theme was Hollywood and next year it will be tropical/Hawaii.  They call it the crop at the Rayne Forest.  Here are a few photos from the classes.
These were from the fabulous metal class by Connie.


From the Orleans Ornamental Iron Class again by Connie.
                  From the Outdoor Elegance Reverse Canvas Class by Paula.


                          From the Starstruck Class by the Kitz Girlz (Janet and Wendy). 
Still have a bit to add to this one and photos on some of the others.  I'll post the rest tomorrow.

By the way, it is our 36th anniversary today!  Time sure does fly when you are having fun!!  Love you Ralph!