Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mosaic Maker

Scrapbooking Update -- I've been moving through 2005 and I'm closing in on October : ) I thought I would make a display of the layouts I've completed using Mosaic Maker -Big Huge Labs created with fd Flickr Toys. I've used this before but have never posted any that I've created.
I need to stop "creating" and start packing. I'm heading down to the beach with my Bunco Buddies for our annual retreat. The weather should be nice.
Hope you enjoy your weekend ...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Reunion Weekend

What a busy weekend of REUNITING ...
Saturday I was able to stop by the annual Englewood reunion at the Spaulding's for a few hours before heading over to the Irvington Tennis Club for the long-awaited Faubion 40th. The planning team put together a fun evening for classmates to share and reconnect.
When you entered the door you were warmly greeted and asked to pose by the 8 x 8 foot picture of the front door to the school taken by "Fran the Photographer" -- it kind of had that "cruise" feeling -- you knew a special evening was ahead. The dinner was catered by The Original Taco House -- an East Portland favorite we all remember.
After much trivia, including a "Who lived in this house?" powerpoint presentation featuring many childhood homes, time was well spent sharing about each classmate. Since their class had a band back then, it was only fitting to have live music from that era to end our evening.
For those who wanted more time to unwind, we met over at McMenamin's to continue the "party." I believe it was close to 2:30 a.m. before we got to sleep ... but we'll catch up ... it's not very often you have an opportunity reconnect with old friends and classmates. Even though I didn't attend this school I knew many there from the neighborhood and high school. What a great group of lifetime friends ... what a rich history they share!

Font: American Typewriter, CK Ali's Writing
Elements: Misty Cato -Tabbed #10
Paper: Sylvia Laupitz/PC Scrapbooking-Fotosusu, Colorfuldays Paper Freebie
Template: Digital Crea -ABCDelf Template 48
Brushes: Scrappincop -Bracket Journal 2470; MCO Handstamped Alpha

Friday, September 12, 2008

Welcome William

Another chapter in our Wallowa story ... this week baby William arrived bringing much JOY and happiness to his family, friends and adoring fans.
Grandma Paula can't wait to hold her new little guy.

Love the Cowboy hat ... that is so Doug : )

Fonts:GF Halda Normal, Artistamp Medium, American Typewriter, Nueva Std.
Brushes: JHE Text Brackets
WordArt: Clickphoto-lienHappy Feelings, Andrea Cox, New Life-blue, Barb Derksen, Howdy Pardner
Paper: Elizabeth Blust / Pillowgirl-Boy Oh Boy -boywordppr1, Julieitis, Oh Boy-Mini -Bgd3, Debra Tope, -Crumpled Old Cardstock Paper Pack, Clip Mask Base
Template: Patti Knox, PKnox Web ChallengeLT-081008

Monday, September 01, 2008

Family Beach Day

To celebrate Brian's birthday we drove over to the coast in the family mini-van Sunday and prayed the weather conditions were better than the forecast predictions. After lunch and some bargain shopping at the outlet mall we drove over to Wi-ne-ma ... to our delight it was warm and sunny!
We played in the sand, chased waves, visited with friends at Family Camp, and enjoyed a fish and chips dinner -- a wonderful way to end our summer vacation!
For many ... this week begins new schedules and routines. I hope you enjoyed your summer as much as I did!!

Template: Dani-Free Template-Sept.
Font: American Typewriter
Date: Misty Cato -Date Bits 2
Paper: Two Boyz00 -Paper 4 and 6; Vicki Parker-A Work in Progrss -AWP About A Boy Paper 6; Kat's Designs -DBK Hunny Pot Paintstrokes
Journaling Circle: S.J. Wright Creations -sjw citystatestamptemplate

The Fruit Loop

At the suggestion of the Gears we put the Hood River Fruit Loop on our list of things to do for the Labor Day weekend. There are always projects and to-do lists but the beautiful day was calling us for adventure. We loaded the car with a few snacks, our camera, the Loop map -- and headed east.
This outing proved to be the perfect day ... Our first stop was Pearl's Place #2 where we bought a box of Diamond Princess peaches ... the tastiest! The Gorge White House Farm Stand #3 was next. What great scenery ... the dahlias were a brilliant backdrop for our photos and the house, which was built in 1910, is very charming. We purchased a bottle of pear dessert wine after enjoying a tasty sample. This was one of our favorite stops ... very hospitable staff. We made a short stop at Rasmussen Farms #9. It looks to be a fun stop for an Autumn outing. We couldn't bypass Packer Orchards and Cookie Stop Bakery #15 ... the bakery part pulled us in : ) Now, this stop is worth the whole trip. We split a peach pastry and sampled nearly every cookie ... yum! From there we meandered through the loop finally stopping at Apple Valley Country Store, Bakery and BBQ #25. This was an amazing stop ... the aroma of BBQ in the air, sampling many of their 50 varieties of jams, syrups etc., checking out their fresh baked pies and desserts ... just heavenly. We bought their apricot jam and sweet onion mustard. What a hard decision with all the choices available. Also crossed paths with Kyla & Ernie there ... fun to see a familiar face far from home.
What an enjoyable day ... a new adventure that we will certainly repeat in the future. We highly recommend it to you if you're looking for a great "Stay-cation" idea!

Template: Lina's Layouts #25
Paper: Pamela McNicolis Digitreats, Josh Papers -Green Solid PP
Font: An Unfortunate Event, Big Caslon, Artistamp Medium, American Typewriter, Pea Frankie