Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Did this originally for one of the Scrap, etc.'s Inspiration Team's challenge to do a layout of what you see everyday. But this was also a good fit for one of the Fashionista's challenges. This was inspired by Heidi Swapp.
So I interpreted this as don't judge me by what you see, don't put me in a box, let me be me and accept and love me for who I am. Of course, I couldn't help but think fairytale, gold, glimmer. So I used the Once Upon a Time DCWV paper, tattered angels glimmer mist is all over this thing (did back it with cardboard because of that), even the photo has glimmer mist, and I really scratched up the photo, just felt like it went with the mood of the rhyme for me. Made everything sparkly or golden, except for "Me" cause I'm just plain ole ME. Also embossed about 7 damask stamp images on the right side...so it's got a lot of magical, fairytale kind of feel for me.
Lisa Garay, another Fashionista wanted us to use bright colors for a layout. I happened to see this felt ribbon at Hobby Lobby and the feathers and had no idea what I was going to use them for, but they were on sale and I liked them, so brought them home. Also found more clay on sale at Gordon's... Didn't plan on it, but it came together for this layout for her challenge. Did some sewing machine stitching around some of the pictures and the felt ribbon, used a variation of the blanket stitch using DMC embroidery floss around the layout...it needed a little pop...and stamped one of Rhonna Farrer's bird stamps into the clay and put the feathers behind it. Made the clay buttons too. He is such a little king...little Archie. The journaling reads: I love birds, lizards, and frogs I love routine in my life I love to aggravate Daisy I love quiet places I love mama, but daddy, not so much Really almost trashed this when it wasn't coming together...but now I look at it and think kitty kat camp or something...just playful. Oh and the title: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good...guess where that is from???? Oh, how I love Harry Potter!!!!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
The CCAA’s website stated that they have finished
the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office
before August 31, 2006. They have not posted the cut-off date for referrals yet
but our next LID batch was 12/07/2005. Although we are not seeing any change in
the pattern of the CCAA matching families (one week per month) it is encouraging
to see that they finished reviewing July and August dossiers in September (they
finished reviewing August 2006 dossiers on September 27th, according to the CCAA
Did you catch that? They are matching familes ONE WEEK PER MONTH. So this is why we don't even try to figure out when, don't read rumors, and just enjoy the ride.
Close up of those shades!!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
They look kind of pretty all laid out with the butterflies and flowers.