Thursday, May 24, 2007

Some more quotes

Doing research for a project, I stumbled across these quotes.
Just some things to think about...
hum....

A writer needs loneliness, and he gets his share of it. He needs love, and he gets shared and also unshared love. He needs friendship. In fact, he needs the universe. To be a writer is, in a sense, to be a day-dreamer - to be living a kind of double life.
-Jorge Luis Borges

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
-Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Something to think about

I love quotes.
Here are a few quotes i've stumbled across in the last few days while stalking a few of my favorite blogs...I have a feeling they will make it into my scrapbook layouts soon...
Enjoy.
K.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ok, I so need to do this. I need to shut my brain off at the end of the day, so I can start the next day with a clean slate -- ready for the next day's pictures and words. I so need to remember this more than I can probably explain.

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection."
- Anais Nin

I agree with Jessica Sprague (who's blog I stole this from). I scrap, write and take pics so I can re-live life over and over again. There's something about creating things that I love.

"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."
- William Ellery Channing

I need to learn to be content with life, all aspects of my life.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Another page...

Here's one of G (Denni's daughter) after a recent 5k run...Aunt Beth took it as the pair crossed the finished line.
I made it for a new challenge, where a layout focuses on one word. This word was "Go".

Go For It!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A couple more layouts

I did these a couple of weeks ago...just now posting them online and here.
K.


May Artsy Pages

To work through the scrappers block, I am creating "altered" digi projects...
Here's some of my latest...
Celebrating Life Week 20 of 52 Inspirations....


Let your light shine - SA Buddha challenge




Altered Quote Challenge

New layouts for May

My mojo ran off with my muse, and i've had scraper's block...
I've been working through it, though, and scrapbooking when I can get some inspiration.
Here's some of my latest layouts...

For H-squared....
The traditional pregancy belly shots...(I left room for her journalling on the pages)





I'll post more in a bit...
K

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Some artsy stuff

Well, I've had scrappers block....
I've wanted to do anything but sit behind my computer.
Friday night, I painted on an altered project I'm working on...As I get more finished, I'll start posting pics...

Anyway, a site I "lurk" at for "artsy" inspiration, gave out a free kit...then issued a challenge, make a page, Artist Trading Card, or something featuring an altered doll.

Think of it as digital paper dolls. So, I made a page.
Then today, I found a scrapbook purse, the kind you can trade out pages to fit your mood.
I modified my doll page, and made a second, to be my new purse....

Here are the pages...
Inner Beauty



Altered Art Doll
Everything (unless noted) From SA_Invogue Second Birthday Freebie Kit, ScrapArtist.com
Postcard: CAH_CartePostale, ScrapArtist.com Freebie.
Fonts: Bernie Condensed, CK Journaling, CK Bohemiam
Crown: Element created using Pea Stacey Doodles, KevinAndAmanda.com/scrapbook/fonts/fontsforpeas/

Charm & Glow





Everything (unless noted) From SA_Invogue Second Birthday Freebie Kit, ScrapArtist.com
Stacked photo Action, Jen Caputo, ScrapbookGraphics.com
Photo (My mom's engagement pic...she was like, "why are you using it..." (Because I love it!)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Break-ins and such

Well, It's thursday.
Gloomy here, in Mo, with lots of rain.
I'm down today, because someone broke into my parents' home, and used my backpack to carry stuff off... they left my sewing project (Thankfully, because I've only been working on it since May 2005) and one cd case of pics. But they took a different case, smaller, because I guess it looked cute or something.
They probably thought it was full of music...nope, just my pics.

Warning to some who have had me take pics of their kids, I'm not completely sure what was in the case, but I still have originals to almost everything I've shot in the last year or so...my name was in the backpack, but your kids names weren't.

I spent quite a lot of time last night, because I couldn't sleep, looking for what might have been in the case... fortuanately, the obsessive compulsive nature of my world means I think almost all of the pics have been backed up SOMEWHERE. I just have to find them. I found most at home, I think some are backed up at the Big Nickle office....(the old JDC office).

I just keep thinking what if they come back (Sherriff deputy thinks it was kids, walking by without a car, because they only took tiny, carry only things). But now, thanks to venting here, and at work, I'm laughing about it....

We know it was kids because...... ,,,,they drank a half gallon of milk!

Who breaks into a house to drink milk??????

They also had a multi-pack package of Vienna Sausages wrapped in a flannel shirt, but they dropped it before they got to the front door.

They ignored all of the computer/tv stuff, and only took sentimental stuff...I feel violated.
My folks are mad. What a day.

They did leave Collin's 50 State quarter collection...it was next to the can of sausage.
Here's to today being better...

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