>> Friday, February 5, 2010



*Heartfully Yours* Scrapkit by Bon Scrapatit Designs (free here on my blog!)

Font: Pea Eshley by Kevin and Amanda

Template: Bella Gypsy

Happy Friday y’all!!!

Somehow I missed visiting you on Thursday and as you can see by the timestamp, I am still up the wee hours of Friday morning!  ROFL!  Now, I am not supposed to be keeping these late hours anymore, am I?  *wink*

Well, yesterday was kind of crazy in that I had a zillion distractions and my oldest son is still here!  LOL!  He lives about five minutes from us and decided he needed a vacation from home!  ROFL!  I suppose I should feel honored that he finds respite here (from a house full of guys!), however, I’m just getting back to business and cannot completely ignore him, now can I?  I mean, after all, he is literally sitting directly behind me on another computer!  LOL!  Definitely time well-spent! 

Anyhoo, I did not get Photoshop opened until nearly time to start dinner and when all was said and done, I decided I’d take care of two projects all-in-one!  Now, please don’t fall off your chairs, but this is the FIRST layout I have scrapped in 2010!  Why, you might ask?  For a number of reason, but mostly because I am returning to my TRUE self … you know, the simple girl who likes clean lines and the focus to be on the photo!  The photo I used  is of my oldest, April (yes, the one getting married on the 20th!) and my grandson, Kaleb Jace who is now being called Jace by his mommy and daddy so Grandmas is following suit!  I think Jace is a pretty cool name, don’t you Sharon?  He, he … 

My layout shows the versatility of *Heartfully Yours* and that it works well for much more than Valentine’s Day! 

I’ve decided since I have 30+ years of photos to scrap that I’m needing to take a different approach than I initially set out to.  I’m going to start creating photo books and I will share a bit more with you about that next week.  I know that there are LOTS of options out there, however, I have found what I believe will work best for me and the goal I have in place.  This is what I wish to share with y’all and then, of course, I will thoroughly enjoy getting your feedback!

Needless to say, I have been collecting LOTS of templates that I feel will work well in a photo book but, of course, they will look great in scrapbook albums too!  I just LOVE versatility, don’t you? *big smile*

I see several of you are preparing yourselves for Super Bowl Sunday and, naturally, the guys will be watching here as well.  I’m thinking I will be joining them as I’m really rooting for the New Orleans Saints.  Why?  Well, firstly, I actually had tears well-up in my eyes when they won the against the Minnesota Vikings in their final playoff game.  Why?  Because they have NEVER been to the Super Bowl and because I believe this will help the BEAUTIFUL city of New Orleans and surrounding areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to REALLY put themselves back on the map, so-to-speak.  I can’t help but think it will surely help to generate more business, sponsorships, etc. 

I will be busy doing taxes for three out of four my sons today and I will try my hardest to finish up the journaling strips to get to you either later tonight or Saturday when I announce the WINNER of the $5.00 gift certificate to the digital scrapbooking store of THEIR choice.  This is what I get for just HAVING to add twice as many words as I originally had!  Oh, can’t forget this one to go with that one!  HA, HA!  I’m SO bad! Or, is that GOOD? 

If you’ve not yet taken a guess yet as to the image, OR portion thereof, already located somewhere on my blog that I have used to create my new blog header, head on over HERE for the details on where to leave your answer for a chance to win a $5.00 GC to your FAVORITE digital scrapbooking store!  The deadline is 11:59 pm EST tonight!

Have a FANTABULOUS weekend everyone and I’ll see soon!


Linda :D




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