Thursday, August 12, 2010

A French Layout

Well I have been away from scrapbooking for a number of weeks. I have been doing art journaling and working on painting and skintones and mixed media projects.

Well not away from scrapping all together. I have been doing some projects but not completing them, LOL.

So anyway, here is a Layout I put together this afternoon. Trying to get that fickle mojo going. My mind directed to scrapping. It is nothing fancy. Not too many layers or extras. Just simple. Trying to get back in the groove and I really liked keeping the picture front and center.

I love this picture of my daughter. She is just a natural beauty. It just seemed to scream frech romance to me....

By the way the title isn't tilted, LOL. It was the angle I took the picture at!!

She was 17 in this picture and it was one of those moments when we were messing around in the bathroom doing funny poses. So we thought it would be fun to snap a few pictures.....this one came from that super fun time.

The paper line is my minds eye.

Thanks for looking. It is really appreciated.

just Melly

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am so EXCITED!!!

I am so happy!!! I got a GYPSY!

I had been on the fence for so long about this. I just wasn't sure if I wanted it and I wasn't sure if it would be worth the money. I just kept thinking of all the cartridges I could buy for the cost of this "GYPSY".

AHHHHHHH......but I started thinking about it and saw a few youtube videos and starting getting curious.

So, I went looking for all kinds of information on it. Of coarse that included hours of youtube videos. So super amazing ladies out there by the way!!

Then a couple of weeks ago I was telling my scrubbie about it and all it does and he was so sweet!! He said why don't you get it?! I told him the price and I was always worried that I may not use it and it would be an expensive paper weight, LOL

But he was very sure I would love it. So I caved and got it!!

You know what? I am in love!! I haven't had much time to play but so far the little I have done, I think it is a fabulous addition to a cricut.

To be continued.....

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shanon's pencil sketch

My daughter Shanon has started to get back to many types of her art. I am so glad. After she moved to be closer to her fiance she was so busy getting use to her new situation that she just didn't even want to do any type of art.I understood but also knew that as an artist, we need to be creating. It is just how God made us.....

So I was so excited when I saw this. She sent it to me and I was surprised. It is just a rough sketch of Gabriel her fiance. But a pretty good one for not picking up a pen, pencil or brush in almost 2 years.

You have to Love a man that dances

You have to love a man that is not afraid to dance to his ipod! LOL

This was taken last feb. on the back patio. He had just put a couple songs, oldies, on his ipod and was dancing around with Ky. Loves to do this. I shot at least 30 pictures of this moment. You know I have plans for this!!!

I have been going through lots of old pictures of my daughter Shanon this week. I hade some very rough days. Pain muscle troubles ect. So as I would have to sit for a while I would sort through this huge box of old baby pictures of her. It also has her unfinished baby album in this box and lots of misc. scraps of paper. Tokens from special days and places we went when she was a baby or child.

Her is a favorite of her and her Daddy. Quality is not too good. I took a picture of this picture to email to her and thought I would post it here. I am starting one of many of her baby scrape albums.....

Pooh Corner

Favorite song...and its message

My all time favorite song is following this short post. My favorite music is Christian, all I listen to night and day, but this song I am posting below just has always touched me.

Slow down and remember we have a point and a purpose to our lives. It is bigger then us, but we must stay humble. We need to enjoy those around us, give love like we want to get it back....even if we never get it back.

Watch the birds, the butterflies the wind the leaves.....just watch. Participate in your day!!! Go with the flow but don't let the flow pull you along. Wake up excited...on purpose!! Smile till you feel it!!

Just remember this song...

Back to Pooh Corner!
One of my favorite songs is "Return to Pooh Corner" by Kenny Loggins. It's a reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple things of life. The Lyrics go like this:

Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
He came to me asking help and advice
From here no one knows where he goes
So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

Help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that the old bear whispered "Boy welcome home"

Also in honor of this wonderful song full of fabulous reminders I am buying the Pooh cartridge for my cricut that for some reason I don't have!!

Then I am making Pooh and friends to hang in my craft studio!!

Have a wonderful Pooh Corner kind of day!!