Monday, June 29, 2009

Aunt Jane's visit

In early June, my Aunt Jane and Cousin Sondra came to visit for a few days. I hadn't seen them in many years and was so thrilled to be their hostess. My Aunt is my Dad's youngest sister and the last of 7 siblings. She's very interested in the history of our family (Sims) and came with lots of information and pictures to share. I now have pictures of grandparents going back to my Great, Great, Greats. What a treat to have those photos along with documented history going back to Belgium.

I had a lot of enjoyment, creating a scrapbook page to remember the visit.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Alexander's Quilt

Yesterday, I delivered the new baby quilt to my Granddaughter-in-law, who is expecting our 2nd Great Grandson, Alexander. He should be here in the next couple of weeks. I saw his 3D ultrasound yesterday and he's got fat cheeks and smile waiting for us. What wonderful technology we have nowadays. Gosh, I remember when we just had to sit and wait for 9 months before knowing what sex our baby would be. Truly amazing.

Here's a picture of the quilt. I finished it about a month ago, but didn't want to post it until it was presented to Samantha and Jason. It's full of cute little jungle animals that he can identify as he grows older.

Disney World 2009

It only took me the whole day to do it, but I actually finished a scrapbook page. Well, actually, I had a lot of "But Firsts" that got in the way. HA! It was a great way to escape the heat anyway. Just my computer and my a/c. Ahhhhh!!!

I started it with a template from Weeds & Wildflowers LIFE365 templates. I had a lot of pictures, so I just picked out the template for 14 photos and away I went. Couldn't have been easier to clip my photos into place and add all the goodies and text that I wanted.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I have another new kit up at's graphic software section that you can grab, for FREE. If you like cherries, you'll like this kit. I like cherries so much, that I have my guest room decorated in that theme.

Just click on the preview to be taken to the download location on

NOTE: When saving the files at, click on the small thumbnail to get an individual image, then right click and choose:

IE: Save Target As...
Firefox or Google Chrome: Save Link As...
Safari: Save Linked File
Opera: Save Linked Content As...

Otherwise, you will not get the correct filename or filetype.
They do not provide a zipped file for the kit, so you'll need to download each element and paper separately.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kim's DSO Color Challenge-June

WHAT? It's June?? GEESH, what happened? I've been on the move for about 1 1/2 months and just found time to enjoy Kim's DSO Color Challenge. I "SO" look forward to doing this every month, as I've said before.

I was fortunate, lately, to spend a week with girlfriends in Carson City/Reno. We did Photoshop stuff; visited a great spa at the Atlantis Hotel, Reno; Ate till we could eat no more; attended Menopause the Musical and shopped til we dropped. My suitcase was stuffed with 5 more new pairs of shoes from DSW. LOL Then I spent another 5 days with girlfriends for quilting in Angels Camp. Also, I hosted a visit from my Aunt Jane and cousin, Sondra from Oregon. I had not seen them in ages and my head is full of family history information and pictures to go with it all. We had such a fun time. Plus my garden is prettier, thanks to Sondra's green thumb.

So, with all those fun memories to scrap in my spare's my contribution to Kim's Color Challenge. It's FREE to grab. Just click on the preview to download. If you like, it, I'd love to read a note from you.