Thursday, May 22, 2008

Calico Ghost Town

When we lived here in California before, we took the children to Calico Ghost Town, located about 10 miles north of Barstow. It was over the Memorial Day Weekend of 1989. So with these pictures in mind, I created this two page layout. I still have more pictures to scrap but will do that at a later date, using these papers. Papers are from Close To My Heart along with most of the embellishments. What isn't from CTMH, I got from This two page layout is what my monthly club members will be doing this month.

There are lots of various techniques included in these layouts. I've done some dry embossing, some wet embossing. I've also done some random stamping using the new "clear" stamp pad from CTMH. I've done various forms of distressing.

Also, as you browse around my blog, I hope you enjoy the music I selected. I am a old time Rock N Roller! So, I was so pleased when Ryan Seacrest announce David Cook as this year's American Idol. So, enjoy the music and thanks for checking out my blog and artwork.

Until next time,
Inky Hugs

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Deborah's and Matthew's Favorites

Greetings again from the Rubber Room!

I can sure tell its springtime...I get into the massive cleaning frenzy! I've been cleaning out closets, and drawers. This past Saturday, Kevin and I got out into the garage and cleaned it out. We got all the cans and bottles and plastics organized and they are ready to be carted off to the recycling center.

I have also been trying to finish up some projects that needed one more thing, then I can call it complete. Well, I got that one needed thing and have completed several projects. I have completed Daniel's album and its going postal today or tomorrow. I also completed a picture book for both Deborah and Matthew. Deborah loves Princesses and Matthew just adores Spiderman, so I made them each a small 9x9 album. They can sit and enjoy the pictures or make up their own stories. Its up to them what they want to do with it. I thought I would share their books with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I wanted to wish all of you mothers and grandmothers out there, a very Happy Mother's Day. Another consultant shared this on her blog and I thought I would post it here for all of you to enjoy.
I thought it was a riot!!

Until next time,
Inky Hugs

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sweet Baby Times Two

Greetings everyone from the Rubber Room!

I spent most of the weekend, running after two 2 year olds and working on getting all my albums reorganized again. Then losing Sammie so unexpectedly, really through me in a tailspin. It really was so unexpected, but she went peacefully.

I also made up a plan as to how to get as many layouts done within the month as possible. Now whether I meet those goals is an entirely different matter. As I was organizing everyone's scrapbooks, I realized I was lacking in some. That's when I decided to make up a plan. I wish I was like some who could knock out a few pages a day, but I do alot of pondering over my layouts and as Pooh would say, "Think, Think, Think" about what else is needed, I am lucky if I can finish a layout in two days.
A speed scrapper I am not! LOL

But you know? I keep taking the pictures, which require more pages.
So, in the big realm of things...I'll never be caught up...but its lots
of fun trying!

I'd like to share a layout (x2) I just completed for the twins First Year album. I call it "Sweet Baby." The size is a 9x9. I used CTMH's Reflections. One page is of Benny and the other is of Jaden, both 10 days old.
Now on to the next layout!
Until next time,
Happy Scrappin'!
Inky Hugs,

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dear Diary Moment

Its with a heavy heart, I write this now. Our beloved pet, Sammie has left us and has joined Jackie, and Jorge up in heaven. She was such a good dog! She was friendly and loving. The twins took to her right away as Sammie did to them.

Sammie has such the cutest grin. She would raise one side of her upper lip and let it quiver. I called it her "Elvis" impersonation.

Good by ol' girl! We love you and you'll be terribly missed. Thank you for being the great dog you were. I love you Sammie girl!!