понедельник, 30 августа 2010 г.

Letter or a Layout

Parents love to receive letters and how much better it makes if letter is attached to a layout with pictures? It makes a much better statement. Well, here I replaced letter with blank cards, but that envelope is made to hold what my heart has to say...

The word GRATITUDE was cut out straight from the text patterned paper by Teresa Collins...

I just looove text paper. I often struggle with journaling and seeing text paper on a layout kind of makes it a part of a story for me.

Pink is one of my favorite colors to work with, and this collection by is awesome. Some of these papers have glitter on them others have text or a little distressed look.

Have to go now!

вторник, 17 августа 2010 г.

Pattern paper challenge

Sharing a page I did as a part of the challenge. Usually I tend to use monochromatic colors on a page and don't use a whole lot of different patterns on one page. Here I ignored what my inner voice was trying to dictate and used five different papers in one LO - that's a record.

Having some blockage for journaling lately. I will ask one of my kids to write a few words for this page. Well, if Alena writes it I might need another 8.5x11 page just for journaling. She doesn't know how to stop. :) I wonder where she got it from...

понедельник, 16 августа 2010 г.

Summer don't go!

Can't believe that summer is almost over! I just found out today that there is only 9 days left before kids go back to school.

As soon as that hit me I grabbed a pen and went to make a "to do" list before summer vacations is over and it ended up to be a mile long. I feel like I lost a month somewhere...

Besides being so behind (I am behind most of the time anyway) want to highlight how great this summer was. Here are just some of our memories:

It was a good summer! Lots of great memories...

четверг, 12 августа 2010 г.


I've been using a lot of paint in my latest scrapbooking and my canvas is a little bigger then 12x12 and I'm not enjoying it as much as traditional scrapbooking...

Yeah, you don't realize how big your ceiling is until the day you have to paint it. And who said you should only use weights for exercise or weight training? Doesn't matter what you do around the house, as long as you get sweat running down your back - it all counts. At least I think so.

Why do I even complain when I have such a great help? These little hands get into everything and volunteer to add just a little bit more work anytime! My other daughter says - maybe she is the next famous designer.

Besides those little hands I do have some real help from other two pair of hands where the first ones reassembled entire chandelier after its being cleaned and the other ones captured all these memories on camera.

воскресенье, 1 августа 2010 г.

Million Red Roses

Hi. I came across this video on you tube and wanted to share it with you. This was one of the most popular songs in the history of our country. "Million red roses" performed by one of the most talented singers - Alla Pugacheva. I have this song on my MP3 player and listen to it when I go for a walk.

The other day Liana was listening to it, and when this song ended she totally refused to listen to other song and ordered more "millions".

If you never heard it before, I hope you will like it.


Hello. I heard Stacy Jullian talk about this book on one of the Roundtable episodes and now I want to read this book. Very inspiring. I'm thinking about getting it next time I stop at Borders. Hope you will like this video too.