Saturday, April 25, 2009

Crafts Room Redo!

I finally did it--I cleaned my crafts room! It was a monumental mess and I couldn't do anything else in that room until I cleaned it up. I reorganized (got into every drawer save for a couple), purged some stuff and labeled the drawers. It will be more comfortable for Temple and me to scrap now. Here are a couple of digi LOs!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today is my Brother's Birthday

Today my brother, Derek, would've been 48 years old. It is amazing when I think about how strong are the memories of my brother in my mind, considering that he passed away 30 years ago just one month shy of his 18th birthday. His young life was lived fast and quick--I believe there were inner demons he daily fought. No matter how much trouble he got into though, there was a vulnerability about him that kept you from taking offense of his oftimes departures into the crazy. One day about a year before his departure, it seemed as if he just woke up. Woke up! He was an altogether different person, serious person. He set about changing his world, creating order and structure, and setting a path and goals for himself. It's almost as if he knew he didn't have a lot of time to make things right, but damn it if he didn't make a dent! We all realized that he'd chosen to take the high road, and we all jumped on his bandwagon and rooted him along. I'd like to think... actually I know if he'd had more time, we would've witnessed a butterfly emerging from his cocoon. Well, Happy Birthday, Brother! Know that you are in our hearts and that we remember and honor you, not only on this day but everyday.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Congratulations to my 13-year old niece, Kayla, who has come in 3rd Place at the Florida State Spelling Bee! We could not be more proud of her! Here she is in the middle of her proud mother, Deborah on left and her big sister, Kera on the right.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More on the Father's Day Project

Here are a few more layouts that I've worked on recently.

My 7 on 7 Layout

In January, I started doing a monthly 7 on 7 layout, and this April 7th was special because my mother is visiting--I was able to include her in my monthly layout regarding my day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I mispelled his name

Sorry Grayton (not Grayson), and I put it out there for the world to see. I will be fixing your name ASAP.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Father's Day Project

Another page done!

Father's Day Project

I am working on a new project for a good friend/client--it's a scrapbook for her husband for Father's Day. I've still got about 15 more pictures to go, but I think I like my start!

What a Fun Day!

Charles, Temple and I had a family day yesterday. We first had breakfast at IHOP (mmm, I just love their pancakes). We had to take my car to the shop and pick up his car that we dropped off the day before, and then we went to a wonderful riverside park. We were then off to the Arts Market that occupies space under a bridge. Yesterday was its first day opened and it was total fun. Temple and I bought some jewelry and I bought this great little bag made of coconut shells--too cute! Later in the evening, Temple and I went to her BFF's home to meet their new puppy Lab, Mojo. I will be doing a double-page spread of our day very soon, but in the meantime here are some pics of our day.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

So Sweet & Sassy Temple

I've been meaning to post this LO for a while--better late than never.
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Best regards and Happy Scrapping!

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