Sunday, April 28, 2013

Results of my Scrapbooking Day with Friends

Well I finished a few more pages for Kierra's Wedding Album.  The black and red pages I did on Friday afternoon.
The Haunted Moon pages I did at my friend's home on Saturday.  About 4 or 5 of us get together once a month and scrap.  I really like how these two pages turned out, the black and silver look very sophisticated. 

Then it was time to work on some family history pages. 
Yours truly and my baby brother. 
 On my baby picture page I used one of my new framing templates from Kiwi Lane and punched the white with pink polka dots paper to thread my pink ribbon with white polka dots. 
Eddie is eleven years young than I am.  He is a grown man with a son of his own but he will always be my baby brother.  There are two brothers between us. I always felt closer to Ed when he was young. He was too young to give me as much grief like my other two brothers. Don't you just love the plaid shirt with the bow tie?

I think I did a good job with the girl and boy themes.
Well it is time for bed!!  Have a great week!

Friday, April 26, 2013

See What I Have Been up to!

I hope you all are having a fun busy week out there!  I have.
I spoke to my daughter Kierra and asked if she wanted any more pages for her wedding album.  I told her I learned a new technique and wanted to make more pages.  She was happy with the idea and she has some pictures from the honeymoon she can print.  The pages are done, she just has to stick the pictures in the corner slots.
 This is a two page spread.  I distressed that bright orange to tone it down.  If you click on the picture you can see a large version.
This is only a single page, I am running out of Halloween paper.
I have also done some more Yo-Yo blocks.  I now have 31 blocks complete.  Left size completed blocks.  Middle bottom, blocks with tacked down little yo-yos. Top tow center piles appliqued down center yo-yos.  Right side centers only tacked down. 
Yo-yo update
Plus I finally added the two side inter borders on my husbands new quilt.  His old one is almost a rag it is so torn up. So I only have the outer borders to go.  He wants hi-loft in it.  So I won't be quilting it, just tying.

Inner borders on
Well have fun! Happy stitching and scraping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Fun Website!

Today while checking email I had an email from Digital Scrapper.  I don't digitally scrapbook but I like to see some of her ideas.  On her blog she tells you about a link that makes text into shapes.  Her post gives lots of details on how to use the other site. 
So of course I had to try it and of course I than had a make a scrapbook page.  I guess I should take a picture of Mr. B and me to add to the page. 
Site to make the text shape is Festiste.  Just try it is fun!!!!
Script in a heart shape
See I did leave room to add a picture.  The text just tells the dates we meet, first date, when we married and that 21 years later we are still going strong!
That was fun! I had to share.  I bet you could print it on fabric for a quilt label also. 
Well have fun what ever you do!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Doing a Little Sewing.

Remember how I said I thought I was half done with my Yo-Yo blocks.  Well I am a tad off. 
There are a total of 81 center blocks and 4 corner blocks so a total of 85.  I have the center Yo-Yos on each center block.  I have 28 blocks completed, three of those done this week.  I have 9 blocks with all small yo-yos tacked down.  So I have 57 more blocks to add Yo-yos and applique them down.  I think that is more than a tad off. 
This week's block.
I have also been doing some Family History Scrapbooking, you can see those pages on my Genealogy Blog. I was trying some new techniques I learned about at the scrapbooking convention last Friday.  It was fun.  Next plan to clean the sewing room to put borders on Mr. B.'s quilt. I had planned to do that this week but those pages took longer then planed.    

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wedding Series # 7

Here they are the last five pictures.
The Parents

Kierra's Flowers

Leaving in the limousine.

Just because it was so cute.

A place to keep ticket stubs from shows there saw or other fun things.
In case you are wondering, black and red are her favorite colors and that is why I used a lot of black and red.  And Halloween is her favorite holiday. 
Have a great day!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Wedding Album Series # 6

Happy Monday everyone!
Look at how happy the bride is!!  She was so nervous before the wedding, now she looks happy and relaxed. 

Maybe this page should be before the first page?  I found that trying to sequence the pages was hard.

Outside the Wedding Chapel, with your name in lights.

Your name and the date alternated.

Same as the other picture just different background paper.  I really like the plastic keys I found to put on these pages with the keys.
Well I was looking to see how many more pages I have and after todays five pictures and I only have five more pictures of pages to edit and post. The end is in sight.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wedding Album Series # 5

I don't know about you but my week sure was a busy one.  I have been able to do some fun things again, which makes me feel like I am back among the living.  I taught an EQ 7 class Beyond the Basics.  I only had two students but they were excited and learned lots and we had fun and I did something besides be at home or do errands, so it was worth it.  Today I am going to the scrapbook convention.  And tomorrow Mr. B and I will have a date for our anniversary which was in March but I was too sick to go out. 
More Kisses

So tender

It's Official!

Look the coffin opens!

All the Guest that is me in red.  I refused to wear black, she loved the red and the wig!
Guest identified.
Well have a great day I am off!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sewing Time

Well I am feeling better and coughing less.  I am so glad this was a long drawn out cough.  I am not done yet but better.  I'll be so glad to be off the steroids and the nebulizer treatment that makes me shake.
I actually found some sewing time.  I feel alive again!!
Charity Block
First I finished these two charity blocks I am doing with a group of my quilt friends.  We are making the quilt for a woman's shelter, the Fresh Start program.  We each are making two blocks and they will alternate.  We are all using red, cream and tans.  I think it will look very nice when completed.  Hopefully the recipient will feel valued and find more courage to lead a better life.
It was General Conference weekend and a good time to do some hand work.  I also decided in the evening once the foster kids are in bed and can do hand work as I sit with Mr. B and watch TV.  Since the kids bedroom is next to my sewing room, I can't sew when they go to bed.   So I found this project and started working on it again. 

Yes that is right, I started this two years ago. I forget how many I have done and how many I have to go yet, but I am more than half way.  I have 12 blocks here and I sewed down the centers on two and tacked on eight small yo-yos to each block.  Not bad for a weekend.  The littlest girl helped me pick colors for a couple of blocks and she even tacked down a couple of Yo-Yos. 
Next I will applique all those Yo-Yos. 
Now to go grocery shopping and do more laundry.
Happy Stitching!

Wedding Album Series # 4

Here are todays pictures.
Ring Exchange




The First Married Kiss
I did these all at once much easier.  Now to start the laundry. 
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wedding Album Series # 3

Well I had a very busy Friday and Saturday.  I took my foster kids to the Zoo, and we had a grand time and did a lot of walking and of course it was the first day we hit the 90s.  Too hot for me. I even did some sewing so I will post that later.
Back to the Wedding Album. 

The happy couple walked in together on their first walk of their new life. 

The fog machine adding atmosphere.

Kierra had her dad give her away.  Originally she didn't want to do this but I explained to her, that it is the only thing a Dad does and looks forward to doing for their daughter.  She was glad she did this for her Dad.

Just some pictures.

Well blogger is giving me fits today, I am having a hard time lining up my text with my pictures.   I think I made it!  Now to publish it falls apart again.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wedding Album Series #2

Halloween 2009 10 PM.  These are the pictures we took before the wedding.  We were waiting in front of their hotel for the limousine to take us to the wedding chapel.  It was a vampire wedding.
The happy couple

The Parents
The Bride
Waiting for the ceremony to begin.