Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Belated Birthday Gift

Gramma and Boppa

My sister Linda and I both have Birthdays in May....we love to celebrate them together when we can...unfortunately this year wasn't one of those years. Linda and I also have trouble mailing things to each it is the middle of July and I STILL haven't mailed her gift.... I promise Linda yours will be coming very soon! I got mine just a few weeks ago. She sent me an awesome digital frame. Now you may ask why I am all excited about a digital frame when I scrapbook, but they are so much can enjoy all kinds of photos that you may never get around to scrapping. Just turn on your frame sit back and enjoy. It didn't take me long to see some photos that Linda had put on the frame that I DID want to I pulled the SD card out and copied them to my computer. So for the last couple of weeks I have been taking a trip down Memory Lane looking at all these old photos and deciding which ones really were screaming "Scrap Me" The layout I posted here of my Grandparents 40th Wedding anniversary party was one such photo. Thanks to modern technology what was once a so-so photo with distracting images (aka Me at age 12 passing hors d’oeuvres with my mouth full) became a terrific photo once the food tray and I were cropped out. It really is a sweet photo of my grandparents. As I scrapped this picture I noticed the Gramma had a higher forehead than I I thought my high forehead was from my Dad...maybe I didn't stand a fighting chance of not getting a high forehead since it is clearly on both sides of my family. Her nails were always perfectly polished and when I added the pearl detail to the layout I realized she was wearing a strand of pearls. She was always such a lady. Sometimes it's just so much fun to let an older photo carry you away to another time and place....and now with this digital frame from Linda I maybe carried away more often. Thanks Linda for the great trip down memory lane.
Sketches in Thyme Sketch #52

I used another sketch from Sketches in Thyme. The sketch was really quite simple which left lots of room for interpretation so I ran off of the pattern paper and the photo for my inspiration for my embellishments.

I'm adding a few photos from the frame...lots more stories to to find the time to tell them.

Linda and Me at the Larson's Ranch

The famous Rooster Dress...this one so has a story to tell

More from the Anniversary party

A visit to our Great Aunt Mary's house.
We sure don't look excited to be

This one is BEYOND

Photo of my dad...I've edited it some but it
needs more work.


  1. Wow - great layout. Very cool photos! Love seeing the two of you as kids!

    PS - when you mail Linda's present can you mail my cart?

  2. Love all those old photos...I'm going to have a rummage through my mum's photo tin when I go to the UK in a couple of weeks time!

  3. such a lovely job on this layout, the photos are all fabulous! Glad to have you joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  4. Hi Kathy!! So happy to see that you're playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!! I SOOO love this layout!!

  5. Lovely flowers!!! You LO is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!!
    Kisses, kisses!!

  6. This is beautiful! I love all the layers of ribbon and lace! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

  7. Wonderful take on my sketch!! I love what you did!!

    Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme and I hope you come play again!!

    Erin R.

  8. Beautiful color palette, and fantastic take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme! And thanks for sharing all those gorgeous pictures!