Wednesday, July 25, 2012

pink flamingos

TLP::July Template Challenge

july12 template, by Amy Martin
brushes, by Gina Miller
papers, by Amy Wolff
circles, by Kaye Winiecki
pink flamingo, by MKdesigns
everything else, by Sahlin Studio
fonts, bombshell & century gothic

Sunday, July 22, 2012

for today...

outside my window... right now it's 61F & cloudy;  forecast for tomorrow 83F & sunny, with an afternoon thunderstorm
i am thinking... I need to find a new chiropractor
i am thankful for... cheeseburgers, even if I'm not in paradise
i am wearing... shorts, Tshirt with a cover-up (cuz it's chilly) and Otofuku's
i am going... to visit the local Thrift Store to see what new/old things I just can't live without lol
i am currently reading... "Currency Wars," by James Rickards
i am hoping... to complete the 3 remaining TLP challenges for July
on my mind... gas @ $3.42/gallon, milk @ $3.57/gallon, sugar @ $2.99/5 lb (on sale this week)
pondering these words... “do what you feel in your heart to be right,
for you'll be criticized anyway," -Eleanor Roosevelt-
from the kitchen... garden fresh cucumbers, yellow squash & zucchini!
around the house... black-eyed susans in a Ball Jar
sitting pretty on the kitchen table
one of my favorite things... cucumber sandwiches,
with Hellman's mayo (and yes, it has to be Hellman's) & fresh dill
i'm creating... CT pages
a few plans for the weekend... finally got the yard trimmed today, am gonna be cookin' & bakin' all day tomorrow

from my lens:
these two guys really do like each other, or maybe they just tolerate
each other I guess, it's a Mexican Standoff, who is going to move first?
it's so funny to watch them just sit there and wait it out lol
clipping mask, niniscraps
font, KG skinny latte

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Friday, July 20, 2012

in stitches

handmade with love, a collaboration by Studio68 & Pink Reptile Designs, available @ ZigZagScraps
green grass, Sara Gleason
font, Eenvoudige Batik

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mister Softee

DigiDare #285
more than just ice cream, by Jennifer Barrette
big picture, by River Rose 

Mister Softee, take 2
more than just ice cream, by Jennifer Barrette
today daisy, by Studio68
fonts, KGtwo is better than one & bombshell

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

a walk through the park

today, by Studio68
{the Today Grab Bag is available @ ZigZagScraps}
green grass, by Sara Gleason
font, Just Realize

take out

TLP::July Product Challenge

this small time, by Amy Martin
felt: take-out, $ and string, heart, and yellow trim, by Kaye Winiecki
yellow doily & candy flower, by Sahlin Studio
kickback paper, by Micheline Martin
fonts,  Insaniburger With Cheese & McLawsuit

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


shaped up stars2 and messy polaroid, by Amy Martin
Bucket List, part 2 & soak up the sun papers, by Micheline Martin
sun kissed string, by Studio Basic
smile wordart, by Kate Hadfield
hometown bow, by Lauren Reid

just me

newspaper alpha & dec11 template, by Amy Martin
splatterific13, by Karah Fredricks
hello daydream, lulubelle & sunday girl, by Allison Pennington
vibrant poppy bunch, by Kitchsy Digitals
kbit flower, by creashens
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor

lemon icebox cake

shaped up stars2, and betwined, by Amy Martin
sun kissed, by Kaye Winiecki & Studio Basic
felt lemon, by Boutique Cute Dolls
font, ostrich

on the road

TLP::July Random Challenge::b/w photo

credits: skinny see thru alpha, by Amy Martin

{inspired by this theatrical poster}

Friday, July 13, 2012

for today...

outside my window... 64F & cloudy @ 4am, 85F & sunny forecasted for today
i am thinking... it's Friday the 13!  yikes!!!
i am thankful for... cool mountain air at night
i am wearing... shorts, Tshirt & pink flamingo flipflops
i am going... to the Knoxville Carnival Friday night, and hang out in the Beer Garden with my friend, Barb, and we're gonna eat steamed clams and french fries with vinegar, and have a cold beer or two
i am currently reading... "With Liberty and Justice For Some," by Glenn Greenwald
i am hoping... to edit photos, am so far behind *sigh*
on my mind... gas @ $3.45/gallon, milk @ $3.55/gallon, sugar @ $3.39/5 lb
pondering these words... “life is like a camera, focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, just take another shot"
from the kitchen... all the fixin's for an Italian hoagie Yum!
around the house... the Hoover Floor-Mate got a work-out today!
one of my favorite things... picking fresh blueberries
i'm creating... layouts for the Lilypad's July Challenges
a few plans for the weekend... yardwork, especially the flowerbeds
from my lens:

4th of July photos
{left to right}
me, serving trifle for dessert
rainbow over the hayfield
seven sisters roses
bunnies snacking by the birdfeeder
the old Davis farmstead, as the mist rolls in
view of the valley, Purple Brook Road
the Lord provided His Own fireworks
as the sky was filled with heat lightning
and I then drove home under a full moon
it was a glorious day!
{big blocks frame, by Karah Fredricks}

and finally, here's a page I created for the 4th of July,
the Betsy Ross House, in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA

americana, a collaboration by Studio68 & Paula Kesserling

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a trifle celebration

TLP::July One Word Challenge::celebrate

shaped up stars template, by Amy Martin
sun kissed, by Kaye Winiecki & Studio Basic
stars & brads, by Valorie Wibbens

Thursday, July 12, 2012

try try again

DigiDare #284::try try again

hit the road, by Amber Clegg;
stay there & splatterific11, by Karah Fredricks;
shaped up, by Amy Martin;
fonts, caraterreROB & a hundred miles

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hot Off The Shelf::boardwalk beads

DigiDare #283: Hot Hot Hot!

Happy Days, by Studio68 & Boutique Cute Dolls
beaded alpha6, by Miss Tina
green ribbon, by Jenna Desai
font, DJB MandyH script, by Darcy Baldwin