Monday, March 29, 2010

Prayers are Live Savers ...

I truly believe that prayers are answered ... sometimes not how we would want or in the time we would want them answered ... but I know I just need to place everything in God's loving hands.

I will be away from my blog for awhile helping my parents as my dad goes thru chemo treatments for lung cancer. We are all very positive about this, but I do admit I am worried that I will not be strong enough for what lays ahead and I do not want to show any of that to my dad. So, please pray that God gives me the strength to help my parents during this time and the time ahead.

He was diagnosed about a month ago and will start his chemo treatments this week. He only has three then starts the radiation therapy the following week for about 5-7 weeks. He just turned 80 and says he feels great so please just keep him in your prayers ... I really appreciate it.

Much love to my awesome friends who have been following this with me and thanks for your support. I love y'all!!

Talk soon! :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lobster Layout

Here is a layout from my first Scrap Cruise! I love lobster and was so excited when everyone talked about the lobsters on cruises. I then found out that they just serve it on the last night. I enjoyed all the dinners leading up to this, but was excited for "Lobster Night".
What fun ... thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mouse Scrappers Template Challenge Layout

I think I have found a place where I can lurk every day! As I'm sure you have notice on my blog, I have really embraced these challenges. Boy, once I get out of my box I really hop around alot!

Here is my latest layout for the Template #4 challenge:
Oh, this is the replacement for the challenge where I messed up on the theme (March 24th) ... so here is my Disney layout for that challenge. Thanks for looking. :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another Mouse Scrappers Challenge Layout

This challenge was designed by Britt-ish Designs at Mouse Scrappers. We just had to use the Minnie font, any other font and be Disney related. Here is my layout.
Thanks for looking. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happily Ever After ...

This is for a template challenge at Mouse Scrappers.

Thanks for looking. :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gotta Pay Attention to the Rules!

I was working away on a template challenge I'm doing at Mouse Scrappers and had fun changing up the template to a layout I was really liking. I finished it and was going to post and realized that ... DUH! ... it's Mouse Scrappers so what do you think the theme needs to be??? Yup, Disney! 

Now a lot of you probably think that is all I do, but I do actually have some other trips to scrap and had put together the layout below from my scrap cruise last year. This layout is titled "Costa Maya" and it was my absolute favorite stop we made. On rainy days like today I can just stare out the window and see the beautiful blue waters. Ahhhhh .... 

I still enjoyed putting it together. Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I Can Do More Than One Layout on the Travel Challenge!

I was reading the rules for this challenge and found that you can submit more than one entry so I worked on another one yesterday. I've wanted to get a layout done showing the different Christmas trees at Disney. I still have another one in mind so this may not be the last.


Page 1

Page 2

Thanks for looking. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Here is my Tuesday Challenge from Scrap Matters ...

Wow! Three challenges completed! Here is my final layout of the week for the challenges. This is the Tuesday Challenge where they supply the template and you just design what you want on it.

I used Polka Dot Bikini by Jessica Edwards at Scrap Matters and ASO SSTools Styles Micro Glitter at Scrap Girls. I also used the fonts Newborough & Sunset.

Thanks for looking. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm on a Roll with Challenges!

This is another challenge I entered on Scrap Matters. It's a "Travel Scraps" challenge made using Britt-ish Designs from Scrap Matters. I used Britt-ish Designs "Animal Kingdom" and "Inspired by Paige Templates" for this layout.

Full 2 Page Layout:

Page 1:

Page 2:

I never thought I would enjoy the digital scrapbooking as much as I have. I guess I'm just a computer geek at heart. :)

Thanks for looking. :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My first "Show Off" for Britt-ish Designs

I have enjoyed using the digital designs of Britt-ish Designs at Scrap Matters. She has A LOT of Disney papers and elements. You can also check out her blog here. Anyway, she asks that you "show off" your layouts that use her product and post it. So.... here is my first "show off" layout using her wonderful products! Can't wait to get some more pirate pictures with my best mate's Robyn, Jackie & Wren this summer. Arrrgh!

As my friends all know, I can do tons of Disney layouts. Ha! Thanks for looking!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Anniversary Layout

I was looking at some of the pictures from my past anniversary trips and came up with this layout.

I'm in a Disney frame of mind and want to get some pages done this weekend. We'll see ....

Sunday, March 7, 2010

We're Back!

Curt and I just returned from our annual anniversary trip to Disney World. We normally go after our actual anniversary, but just couldn't stand the thought of being there during the heat again. Well, we definitely didn't get heat on this trip! Most days were in the lower 60's with a cool wind. We were still able, of course, to have a wonderful and relaxing trip.

The Flower and Garden show started on March 3rd at Epcot and, as usual, Disney did not disappoint. They can do some awesome topiaries. These were featured when you entered Epcot:


 Heading back to the World Showcase we saw these arrangements:




We had such a great time and absolutely loved staying at the Bay Lake Towers! The view from our balcony was beautiful!

Of course, we love the characters!!!

Hope y'all enjoy the pictures. Now I'm off to get some projects done!