Photo fun

My friend Sonya had a great photo posted on her blog today & when she shared the simple steps to create it I had to give it a try. Check out her blog here to see the great photo she made adjustments to. I thought the photo below of my daughter & her crewmates on Sept 11th in Iraq would be perfect to test it out on.

Here is the original...

And here is the new version. Love it !!!

Project 5 - February

My dear friend Brenda posted her " 5 things" challenge for February on the 5th & I'm a bit late getting to it. But I wanted to get it done before her next challenge is revealed on March 5th. If you want to do your own 5 things pages & want to be inspired by this lovely lady you can check out her blog here.

For February her question was "what are 5 things you are loving right now". Below is what I created.

The title is created using K & Company new wooden letters. Love them !!! The pattern papers are from Basic Grey's Origins line.
Have a great weekend !


Better late then never...

I just realized that I never shared the photos of my "date night" with Jake last month. We do this every year on his birthday but since he turned 12 this year I'm not sure how much longer its going to be cool to spend a night out with Mom. Jake really loves this night just for him so I'll cherish them as long as they last.

We started out at the movies where we saw Avatar. I never thought I would like this movie at all but it was Jake's choice....and what an amazing movie. We both loved it. Definitely a movie better seen on the big screen.

Then we were off to The Cheesecake Factory (Jake's favorite place to eat) He started out with a fried macaroni & cheese appetizer...
Then the main course.... Pasta Carbonara with chicken...
And it wouldn't be a birthday dinner without birthday cake & singing waiters. He's blushing but he really was loving the attention too. It was a fun night out with my favorite boy.


Awwww Mom ....

Are you going on the internet again???

Wouldn't you rather go for a nice chilly walk???
Maybe if I stare long enough with my sweet puppy dog eyes she'll give in....
Gee Tanner...you give a whole new meaning to internet pop up ads. Ok.....I give in...lets go for a walk


Return of the bad blogger

I know I have been so bad about posting to this blog lately. First there was getting ready for the holidays, then Amanda's arrival home. Then my sister helped me to become hooked on knitting. Needless to say I haven't done too much scrapping in the past couple of months.

But last week I finally got my hands on Basic Grey's new Origins line. Love, love, love the colors in these papers...

Aren't they gorgeous???
Here's a page I made using these yummy papers. Love this picture of Amanda at the train station. It was so freezing cold that day and still Mand looks happy. I realized after I made this page that it was kind of odd to use a flower filled paper on a page titled Brrr. Ah well....I loved the papers & they matched the green of her coat. so its all good I guess.
Have a nice night everyone.....hopefully I won't be such a slacker anymore.