Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tears roll down my face as I write this post. Last week our family lost one of it's most beloved members....our dog Luke. My daughter Beth and I brought Luke home from the Siouxland Humane Society approximately 13 years ago. He was a joy in our life since the day we brought him home. He never gave us one problem. He practically house trained himself and was a constant companion for my daughter when she was growing up. He was our protector and our joy.
To those of you who are animal lovers you too, know the sorrow of losing a pet. There is no one emotion to explain it. Our sorrow runs deep but we will always remember the wonderful pet that Luke was and is forever in our hearts.
Posted by JoAnn McKenzie at 4:14 PM
This week I received a card in the mail from my very first card swap. It was from Chris Nolting of Orange Park, FL. The theme was Teddy Bears. The card was lovely and showed wonderful originality. Though cutsy things like teddy bears are not my thing, I do like this card as it is not too....over the top cutesy.
My biggest gripe about the scrapbooking magazines right now is that almost every one you pick up is kid themed. Now, while I do like kids, during this point in my life, I have no little kids or grandkids. I think they could at the very least try to balance out their techniques and layouts to those who have more mature taste. Even some that do have little ones, aren't into scrapbooking balloons, dollies and fire trucks.
I'll post the card I sent out in this swap as well as soon as I have it finished. Hopefully I can keep within the theme but keep the feel a little more mature.
Posted by JoAnn McKenzie at 4:08 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
What beautiful artwork I received in the mail yesterday. One of the groups I belong to, ATC World hosted a "Pretty Purses" swap. Here is the photo of the collection I received. This swap's theme was also to use an origami folded template. I will post the template to this blog as well so you may download it and try it yourself. It is so much fun! I'm going to make it in a larger size and make greeting cards for all my handbag loving girlfriends!
Posted by JoAnn McKenzie at 9:15 AM