Friday, June 26, 2009

This week’s layouts

Not much in the way of layouts for the week. I’ve spent the majority of my time working on a new tutorial for SBG and RAKscraps. What started out as one tutorial has turned into a series of 4 tutorials. There was just so much information that I had to break it up. I think it will work better this way- give people smaller chunks to digest and not be so overwhelmed with it all. I’ve still got some formatting and such to do, so I’m not quite done with them yet.

I had to take a break from the tutorial stuff last night and scrap something. I had just been looking at it too long at that point. I had been wanting to record something the twins did last week during lunch one day- they were having a contest seeing who knew more texting/IM abbreviations. One of them would toss out the abbreviation and the other would have to say what it meant, then she could give another for the first girl. They knew more than I expected since neither of them has a cell phone or even an email account at this point. I guess they hear them on TV shows and from other kids, and they even have a shirt that has a few written on it. The shirt must have been a hand-me-down from our friends the Nortons as I didn’t buy it. LOL


journaling: Beth & Carissa don’t have cell phones, or even an email account yet, but texting abbreviations still creep into their everyday conversations.  One afternoon during lunch they were having a contest to see who knew more of them than the other. I think it ended up being a draw. LOL
credits: ATT May 28 template from scrapartist blog; Glenda, Delight in Photographs 3, Teeny Tiny Tags, Teeny Tiny Tags Alpha, Thrifty Doodled Alpha, Thrifty Bubbly Acrylic Alpha, Thrifty Graph Paper Cutouts, Foam Stamp Alpha, by Jessica Bolton at funkyplaygrounddesigns; Glitter Sprays by Micheline Martin; Glitter Paint Splats, Flocked Alpha, Alphabits by Christina Renee; Free Spirit alpha by CD Muckosky at LittleDreamerDesigns; Garden Pop Dot and Newspaper Alphas by Kim Jensen at scrapdish; Paper Borders Vol 10 kids by Birgit Kerr at scrapbookgraphics
fonts: Century Gothic

And the other page I got done last weekend is a flash back to vacation last summer when we spent a few days with MommyPat and Walt. One day we went to visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. I really enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there. Will Rogers was an incredible man. His insights into life still very much ring true today. We need more men like him in the world!


journaling: MommyPat took us to visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. It was a very interesting couple of hours learning about this man known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son.” He lived the American dream- small town boy grows up to be rich and famous. It is the way that he did this that is inspiring- through hard work, honesty and integrity. Those values stuck with him throughout his career and life, making him one of our country's true heroes.
credits: yippee-Ki-Yay by Tangie Baxter and Sherrie JD, Chipper Chatter and Chipper Chatter A to Z Adjectives by Tangie Baxter, at scrapbookgraphics; Hat and rope from Rag Tag Cowboy by Dani Mogstad at SweetShoppeDesigns; Template 24 by Yin Designs; fonts: Typewriter WillRogersMuseum-1 WillRogersMuseum-2

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