Monday, May 31, 2010
Thank you too the Men and women who have fought, are fighting and will fight for our country! You are truly selfless!! With out our great soldiers we would not have freedom!!!
Special Tribute to my Grandpa
Frank B. Morgan SR. He was Born on Dec 10, 1928. My Grandpa moved to hollywood when he was a teenager to become a actor with his good friend Stuart Whitman. For some reason my Grandpa had a change of heart and decided to join the Air force instead. He Served in WORLD WAR II, KOREAN WAR, AND,VIETNAM. He became a Master Sergeant in the airforce. I dont know the extent of what he did in the airforce but I do know he worked for the DIA. after many years serving he retired. Im not sure when. He was stationed in Russia, Germany, japan and many other countries.
He was an incredible man. He loved to collect books, tapes, paintings and records. He knew i think 4 different languages. I can remember everytime we would go to see him he would have rootbeer. He also had this little russian nesting doll. Im sure he got in Russia. But we would always fight who got to play with it. He loved old movies and classical music. He had to sell alot if his possessions when he had cancer about 10 years ago. Very valuable paintings and things. But he kept a good amount of them. He moved near us and we were able to have a good 5 years or more with him. I wish i would have spent more time learning about what he did in the military but i was a teenager at the time and took people near me for granted. He passed away April 16, 2006. He is burried at PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO. I got a few of his paintings. They are from Japan. I also got alot of his books. mostly books about japan, china, or Russia. Also alot of different language dictionaries. Pretty cool. anyways i just wanted to tell you a little about my grandpa.
Hope everyone has a safe memorial day!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
When I grow up Layout
I did some scrapping last night. I hope you like it! I used the My minds eye Contrary papers. I got some cute page kits from Rhonda. She has a fabulous
ebay store.I got really messy with this Layout. I did some painting and distressing. It was alot of fun. I used mostly MME but the letter stickers "i want to be" are october afternoon. I also used some basic grey ribbon. I used a maya road chipboard bird. and a Tim Holtz stamp. I used some glossy accens on the clouds. Lots of layering. I hope you enjoy!!
Where have I been??
Im sure some of you have been wondering where i have been?. To be honest I am not as enthused about scrapping as i used to be. I still Love it but a hobby turned into a serious addiction and all jokes aside it was getting in the way of my life. My son started saying "all you do is craft mom" or "your on the laptop again" that is is so disheartening. I want to be a great mother! My addiction is scaled back down to a hobby again. I haven't been chatting at the beach because a few minutes turn into a few hours and its best i just stay away. I will pop in now and then. Also I am at a place in my life where i like it to be drama free. There is a lot of snickering going on and i hate gossip.I would rather stay out of it. I am just going to be a mom with a hobby!! :)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Hey everyone!! i have been working all day on editing this video for you guys! I made a album for Olga. I used the October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers. it turned out so cute!! so here is a couple teaser pictures!! the vid will be up tomorrow!!! :)well today i guess. LOL
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Its time for another sketch challenge over at the Annabelle blog. The prize this week is one of my fave stamp sets. The Helens party. come join us and check out whats new at the store.
For my card I used the Jasmines Garden I used some Mariposa paper I got from my fabulous Friend Bev! I also used a pin from Vangie and some liquid pearls. I also used some vanilla smooch.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I made this layout for a challenge over on sketchythursday.blogspot.com It was a challenge for me to use more then 1 photo. It was alot of fun.
I used the Websters pages Lullaby Lane papers. They are Gorgeous. The papers went very well with the yellow dress. I used a fabric fancy and some stickers from the collection. I also used a prima flower on the left side. I used some websters trim and layered on top of that is some prima ribbon. On the Left side is a pin i made insprired by Gina Ortiz on youtube. I used some liquid pearls. I used my new 3 butterfly punch from Martha Stewart.
I hope you get on over and enter to win the fabulous prize.