Monday, September 1, 2008

My Long Holiday Weekend

I have gotten some items checked off my To Do List over my long holiday weekend. On Friday morning I went to Hobby Lobby to take advantage of the 50% off on paper and wood mounted rubber stamps. Then on to the Chiropractor for adjustments on my back and hip. Friday afternoon was pamper myself time with a pedicure appointment at the beauty school. I divided house cleaning between Saturday and Sunday. As I have gotten older, I no longer have the stamina to do the whole house at one time. I have to divide it up between two or three days. This morning DH and I are going to Wal Mart Super Center to shop for groceries and miscellaneous other items that we need...then the rest of the day is mine for whatever I want to do.
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I did manage to get some creative time in on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday I made a couple of cards which I posted earlier. And yesterday I did two page layouts...it has been a while since I have done a layout.

I used this weeks sketch 20 from Page Plans for this layout.


These are pictures of my dear mother-in-law and father-in-law. My FIL has been gone from us for well over a decade now and my MIL's health has really deteriorated over the past few years. For this layout I used textured cardstock and the sentiment was done on my computer. I stitched the border around the page on my sewing machine using one of the overcast stitches. For embellishment, I used Prima flowers topped off with a Prima center kiss. I love the simplicity of this layout -- it really focuses on the photos.
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The second layout features a picture of my DH with his father and our oldest grandchild, Matthew, when he was just a toddler.

Once again, I kept this layout simple as I wanted the focus to be on the photo. I used red and blue cardstock, red and white check paper, Prima flowers, brads and a paper clip. The sentiment was done on the computer and I used an Autumn Leaves stamp for the journaling block.
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Have a great Labor Day!

Judy

2 comments:

Crayola58 said...

Judy, I sure love your layouts. I need to get to scrapbooking. I was so productive last year and it seems lately that all of the scrapbook workshops I am in I just sit and mount the scads of photos. Once I get that done, then I can really leap into the pages themselves.

Kylie w Warszawie said...

Those are some nice layouts. I really like the torn looking mat on the second layout!