Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's Been a While....

Since I have all this free time, I thought I'd get out some pictures and do a little scrappin'. I needed some inspiration, and found this sketch challenge over on the PageMaps blog. They are giving away some fun supplies to one person who enters a layout based on this sketch, so I thought I'd give it a shot:

And here's my take:

Still trying to figure out a good way to photograph layouts to post, so the colors look right. This shows the colors pretty accurately, but there are some harsh shadows.  Any suggestions?

The journaling reads:

Elliott’s third birthday was celebrated with a bit of bowling and, of course, presents. He was so cute when he opened his present from me and Mark. When he saw Cookie Monster, he grabbed him out of the gift bag and fell onto the floor with Cookie tightly wrapped in his arms. And he gave us that deceptively angelic look!

I used supplies I had on hand and the Silhouette, which is hands-down my all-time favorite tool. I am slowly learning how to do more things with it. I love using makes it easier to move beyond the basic design of a layout and lets me get right to the fun stuff. I also love it when I see a typo only after I have glued everything down. Arrgh! Fixed it, though.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Food Week: Days 6 & 7

Oops. Yep. Didn't get any pictures of the camping food. But it was so good!

Here's the breakdown:

Day 6:
Breakfast: Grape Nuts, Banana
Lunch: Subway ham & turkey sandwich, 6" on Italian
Dinner: (camping food starts here): Filet mignon, baked potato with butter & sour cream, grilled zucchini and yellow squash, s'mores, daiquiri. Pretty luxurious camping food...thanks, Steve & Eileen!

Day 7:
Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal (2 packs), Hot chocolate
Lunch: Tuna salad (in a convenient foil pouch), Ritz crackers, cheddar cheese, salami
Snack: Dried fruit
Dinner: Ramen noodles, chicken salad, daiquiri
Snack: Hot chocolate

Sorry about the lack of food pictures....but I will leave you with this:

Kolob Arch, Zion National Park