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Thursday, February 27, 2014


Good Morning, my peeps!  Sorry I've been posting so infrequently as of late, but my day-job wears me down and out; so with the cooler winter weather here at the beach, I've taken the evenings to sit in my recliner catching up on programs and movies I've never seen via Netflix (love having no commercials as I watch), and I've been knitting up a storm at the same time!  I'll try later to post some of my simple knitting patterns, as well as some photos of those projects, to my knitting and crochet page tab above.  I've even started a crocheted "lazy wave" afghan in pretty fall colors to send to my dad for his birthday in April.  Thus, there is a slight rush on that project to get it completely finished by then!  LOL!  Can't touch these projects here in the heat of summer!  So bear with me!

I really miss having some of my old favorite places to post my freebies where they get a lot of traffic.  Seems so many websites have closed down in the last 1-2 years.  Digi Scrap Station closed their doors the last day of January with very short notice.  That means for now, I have one less QP contest to enter monthly.  I really enjoy doing them, so if any of you know sites that offer them for free, please leave me a comment about where to go.

I've had quite a few birthdays in my family during January and February!  This month's kit from Ivy Scraps is entitled "JUST PARTY" designed by LizzyQX Designs.  It's just right for scrapping up some of my oodles of birthday party pictures I've taken!  I've made a colorful Quick Page FREEBIE for you which is ready to slip a couple of pictures in place under it and add your own journaling on top.  It is a 12 x 12-inch size, png format, at 300 dpi.  Of course, you can size it down easily to an 8 x 8-inch page if you prefer.  Here are the kit previews . . .

Here is the Quick Page I designed from this kit . . .

Now below is my layout using my own Quick Page which I filled with my youngest grandson's birthday bowling party pictures . . . lots more of those to scrap up yet!

For inspiration, here are a few I scrapped this month . . . the one below is of my daughter relaxing and decompressing after a long, full day of work.  I used supplies from Celinia Curtis over at Scrap Art Studio for this one . . .  

In honor of Valentines Day, I made a page of DH and me, again using supplies by Celinia Curtis and a template . . .

Next, I scrapped a layout of a very special occasion in my only granddaughter's life; her first Daddy-Daughter dance (more pages of that to come soon) at school in the second grade.  I used a kit called "Mine and Dibs" by Made By Me Inspirations available at With Love Studio . . .

Below are a couple of pages of my oldest grandon's family birthday party gathering out to eat in a local sandwich shop.  He's so popular he had many birthday events, so his family gathering had to be "short and sweet" so to speak . . .

I have only begun to scratch the surface of the amount of photos I took during the last two months.  I will have to get my thoughts on these albums a little more organized before I can get down to business on scrapping them up!
I miss having real free time to design more, but that will come with warmer weather when I have to lay the yarns down.  Meantime, leave me some love if you stopped by and do visit again soon!

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