Sunday, April 23, 2017

More old photos -- and a few newer ones

Here's the newest -- our dog, Southpaw enjoying the sun.  (for a challenge at Paper Issues)


The next is an old photo, Christmas car and souvenirs from the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, 1986.  Boy, we were young.  lol


The next is for a challenge at Scrap Our Stash, using a sketch and the word FLOWER (use items on the layout starting with each letter)
My items are:  Flowered paper, Lines of  journaling, lined/striped paper, Ochre color, Word stickers, Ecru Ephemera Embellishments, Red apples

I think this was spring or summer of '92 -- Scott was walking well but was still in diapers or pullups.  Such fun memories.  Miss those days :-)


Monday, April 17, 2017

A few for various challenges


These photos are horrible, but they're from our time in DC/NoVA and I wanted to document the story.  We used to go up to DC all the time on weekends -- something was always going on.  We were up there one weekend for the Kite Festival -- a very blustery, cloudy Kite Festival.  It's always so fun seeing all those kites in the sky.  It's for challenge at Paper Issues (Take 5).

The next one is a photo of a coworker and me.  The journaling talks about how I didn't realize how lucky I was to be working where I was.  But I ended up at another school with a much less wonderful staff and director and learned the lesson.  Fun times in Orange.  This was another challenge at PI

And the last one for today -- more throw back photos (I've been having so much fun with these oldies).  David and the boys at The Farm (my in-law's).  For a dual challenge with a sketch from Rochelle Spears April Rewind and Grand Diva's April Inspiration Challenges.





Monday, March 20, 2017

From the PI Crop

Over my birthday weekend, Paper Issues had an online Crop -- lots of fun challenges.  We're going through stuff in the garage and I pulled out a whole bunch of old photos.  Fun, fun, scrapping military and my babies :-)   Here's what I got accomplished this weekend:
Forgot to include in last post:  From a sketch at PI







                                                   from a sketch at Let's Scrap

I usually don't post photos of kids not my own -- but these are 32 years old, so the "kids" are close to 40 now.  From my preschool-teaching days.




After Bob died, the Merced Board of Supervisors closed a meeting in his memory and recognized their mourning his death.  I'll put this in a page protector so that the cover is over the outside, so it can be raised to read the resolution.  And I need to dig up a photo of the folks from their 50th.

And did I mention these count for Calvin Ball too?  I was on the leaderboard for Week 2!  Woo Hoo!




Saturday, March 18, 2017

Calvin Ball Week 2, part 2

I turned in my points for Week 2 last night -- and today I'm number 9 on the Leader Board -- woo hoo!  Paper Issues is having a crop this weekend and it's my birthday, so I'm scrapping.

Here's two layouts I finished on Friday (last day of Week 2) :



Both are from 1984 -- David graduated Boot Camp in May '84, we spent 16 weeks in Memphis, then back home to CA for two weeks of school.  From there it was three years at Quantico, VA.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Calvin Ball 2 -- Week 2, Part 1

I've been busy this weekend, so here's where I am now:

Layout:  Life Elevated (from a sketch from Scrapbook Generations)

Cards:  (They are available to purchase here )











Calvin Ball 2017 Post 1 -- Catch up

I'm in Get It Scrapped's Calvin Ball again this year.  I did pretty well the first few days, then got busy.  I've been creating, just am not good a the picture taking and uploading and keeping track.  Here's what I've created and logged so far:



Random one time only points:

1. Newbie = 2, Return player = 1                                                                                                                = 1
2. Meeting Calvin Ball Goal
3. do some rearranging in your scrappy space                                                                                          = 1
4. Calvinball Blinkie in your signature                                                                                                         = 1
5. Admit to non prepping for Calvinball                                                                                                      = 1
7. Binge watching an entire TV series during the month of March
9. Participate in a live webinar
10. Participating in a Calvinball related podcast
11. Hosting a crop or teaching a class or hosting a challenge
12. Taking the lead in the forum
13. literally dust off your scrap supplies so you can use them.
14. Change your main Scrappy total and points total to bold red in the stats post                                    = 1
16. installing a font management program and getting it working
17. replenish a critical supply like adhesive, cardstock, printer ink, or cutting blades
18. attend the GIS march crop
19. you actually cropped curing the GIS of your crafty workspace 

Projects and Points:  

Our Journey (2 pager):  2+1, 7, 9, 14, 18, 21,47,  49, 51, 54, 59, 66, 68, 71 = 16
St Pat's Cards (8 cards):  4+ 2x6, 17x2, 18x8, 35x1, 43x5, 64X6,  66x8 =40
Donut cards (4 cards):  2 + 2x4, 20x4, 43x4,49x4, 60x4, 65x4, 66x4, 79x4  = 34
Luck Me cards (4 cards):  2+ 2x4, 27x4, 53x4, 66x4, = 18

Here's my projects:  

 "Our Journey" 2 page layout


St. Pat's Cards: (Multiples of most)




Donut Cards:





Lucky Me Cards:


So at the end of the first week, I had 113 points.  But I posted early, but didn't realize I had to post on Friday, so it didn't count :-(  Next week ;-)




Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Room with a view

Here's my first official Calvinball project -- a layout inspired by The Scrap Room's sketch and Robin's March challenge from our FB group.