Hey there Friends and Neighbors!
After a few complaints from my sister (Hi there Jo!!) and a good friend (who will remain nameless) about me not posting, I thought I would let you all know, everything here is a ok! DH and I have been so busy working and painting the front part of the house (which is almost complete)...there just hasn't been enough hours in the day to get everything done I want to do. My plate sure runneth over!
But I have also been working on the back part of the house as well. Yes, I know I said, DH and I have been painting the front part...but I had the chance (so I took it) to get an early start in my day, this past weekend. Usually I can't because DH works nights, and by the time he gets up and is out the door to work...its like 2:30pm. This past Saturday, he was up early and off onto his own little adventure, and I got started in the back bathroom and master bedroom. I usually do my spring cleaning in March...but didn't do it this year, till now. So scrubbing walls, and moving furniture is something I don't recommend for a weight loss regime...but it sure burns the calories!
But it also leaves time for little else! I sure wish I could afford for someone to come in and do this for me. But that's an easy cop out isn't it? Besides, no one cleans as well as you do. So, instead of adding to a list of complaints I already have...I do it myself and be happy with the results. Does that make sense?
In all this chaos, I was able to get the layouts completed for my workshop. We used CTMH's Twitterpated WOTG Kit, which comes with their own instructions. Now, I tweeked it a bit and made it my own.
I converted the black and white photos to sepia. The pictures are from the post war era, I'd say around 1947. There was no date attached to these photos, so I am guessing it was a Sunday afternoon, with everyone in their "Sunday" best. The layout on the left, is the group shot of the whole family. Starting from left to right are: My mother holding my sister Joella, my father behind her, Aunt Gladys holding my oldest brother Don, Uncle Otto behind her, and Aunt Ellen and her son, Bobby standing in front of her, Uncle Kenny who is behind Aunt Ellen and Grandma Thomas is on the far right.
Now over on the right layout, there is a big open space down at the bottom. I apologize for that, my printer ran out of ink before I could finish printing all the pictures. But this is the picture that will go right next to it. Its not in sepia yet...but this will give you an idea. Wasn't Donnie, Jo and Bobby the cutest set of kids?
So speaking of my brother, Don....I would like to take a moment and wish him a belated happy birthday. I did manage to get a card made for him. I even got it in the mail in plenty of time to get there on his birthday. Would you like to see the card I made him? OK, you've twisted my arm...here is it. Can you guess how old Don is? I'll give you three guesses! LOL This card was a lot of fun to make. The digital image came from Louby Lou. The B&T papers and cardstock are from CTMH's Emporium. I did a lot of paper piecing and used my mounting tape to give the card some dimension. I also used my circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities for the background and also Cuddlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder. The bookplate at the bottom is from Sizzix. The happy birthday is from CTMH's Birthday Script stamp set. The "65" candles I cut on my Wishblade. I am unsure where I got that file, I've had it for quite a long time. I used Liquid Applique for the frosting and heat set it with my embossing gun. The brads and buttons and the ribbon, all came from my good friend, Jennifer over at Just4funcrafts.
So, Happy Birthday Don!! I'd tell ya not to spend all your social security all in one place, but with prices these days, you just may have to!!
Thanks everyone for stopping by. If you like what I've done, leave me some lovin'! I love to read all your comments.
Until next time,