Thursday, April 23, 2009

I thought I would see what condition my condition was in.....

I am such a bad blogger!! I haven't posted anything in what seems like forever! Its not that I haven't wanted to post, its a time management thing. Also, alot of time, I don't know what to say. I have so much going on in my life...and I could post here and tell you all about it...but I really don't want to bore you to death. So please except my apologies, I can't say I won't do it again...'cause I can't guarantee it.

I've done a few layouts...but nothing like I was doing last year at this time. I feel I am going through a bit of burn out. I think after 10 years on non stop scrapbooking...I could be feeling a bit burnt out. I've also started back into my genealogy. I have attempted several times to take all the information I have and load it into my Family Tree Maker program. I have even saved it to disc. But the disc won't load and with the crash of September 08, I am back at the beginning loading all this information. Its a mighty chore when you have six 4" thick notebooks full of information on all those ancestors.

Did you know it was my genealogy to lead my to scrapbooking? I have so many pictures of relatives and ancestors, that I needed a way to share it with the rest of my family. You know know how blessed I feel, when my children and nieces and nephews write to me and ask me about our great great great grandfather. And to be able to put a picture with that name...what more could anyone else ask for?

So, I am taking a hiatus from scrapbooking for a while, and concentrate on compiling my family tree into the computer. I am still doing my monthly workshops, so I will be posting layouts for that. Check back if you're interested in genealogy and would like to compare notes. I'm not sure how I'm going to post, except tell the story of the branch I am working on at the moment. But in time, I am sure I'll find some creative way of posting.

Now I do have some layouts, I want to share. As my good friend, Bethany from Elegant Word Art would say, if you like what you see, leave me some lovin'!

The picture in this layout are of my three children, Michael, Kevin and Kelli. Kelli was about 9 weeks old here. She looks so grumpy is right before the picture was shot, we grabbed the pacifier out of her mouth. She wasn't too pleased about that! The paper I got from Sticker Planet. It was on sale and can't pass up a buy like that! I cut "Family" out with my wishblade along with some of the stars. I pulled alot out of my stash to use. And this is the first time I've used used "Say it with Crystals" bling. My good friend, Jenn sent them to me. They add alot to the page don't you think?

This layout is just a redo of one I had already done. I changed it a bit, but its basically the same layout. You know, when I have two in the picture I have to make a layout for each of their albums.

This is a two page layout of my granddaughter Deborah. She loves to play out doors. And what better way than to play in her Barbie jeep, telephone and all! I wonder where she learned to do that? Papers are from DCWV, Nana's Kids Slab. Title and journal squares I did on my Wishblade and the assortment of flowers and brads and buttons all came from my stash.

That's it for now...I still have more layouts to share. Hopefully, as I tire from entering names into the computer...I'll come back and post some more.
Thanks for looking...see ya next time.

Inky Hugs,

1 comment:

Kathi Carlson said...

Your layouts are beautiful! As for taking some time off, good for you! I have a sister who is really into genealogy, so I'm hoping she shares what she learns. Love the title to your post. It's got me humming an old tune. I wonder how many recognize the words. Take care and enjoy whatever it is you do!