Sunday, September 11, 2011

Paper Issues will be at Sketch Inspirations sponsoring the Sept 12th sketch!!!

Whew!!! Its been HOT!!!  Living in Texas with 3 digit temps for over 60+ days makes a person long for living in the arctic.. The last couple of days the temps dropped into the 80s... what a difference it can make.
The cooler temps had me inspired to think of fall and the autumnal colors that we (don't have) and wish we did. The most fall like color is in my decorations and food at Thanksgiving. This is a fantastic Sketch from Sketch Inspirations...If you havent scrapped in a while this sketch is sure to get your mojo in the flow!!!! Make sure you stop by for Sept 12 and see how others have fun with this!!!

Our family like any others is not perfect. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, sometimes we hurt each other and say things we shouldn't or do things we shouldn't. Sometimes we feel that we don't like each other at times but know deep down we do love each other and would give our last bit of food to help each other. There are even times that we don't want to talk to each other. We are flawed, talented, ambitious, sensitive, loving, creative, full of laughter and full of jokes. Some how through it all we can come together unite in laughter and share food, play games and heal wounds,and build memories,  one laugh one hug, and one word of encouragement

This is another version of the sketch.. Its about my journey to better health. After weight over 300lbs and losing nearly a hundred I have learned alot about myself. Yes some of the weight crept back on but know I believe in myself. I know its not easy. I dont need easy. I just need possible. Thats my favorite quote from the movie soul surfer. It applies to all challenges we face in life.

Supplies for the layout below:
Paper: Bo Bunny;gift of love,  old we are memory keepers, fussy cut, (goal)
stickers: Making Memories market street, Ki-Memories epoxy, thickers
embellishments: Prima flowers and swirl bling, prima butterfly, all my memories charm, Making Memories suede frame, Kaiser craft pearls,

Handmade flowers. dryer sheet flower- stampin up ink, stickles. dimensional paper flower= round scallop punch, stickles, and stampin up ink.  wire ribbon flower-offray.



  1. Gorgeous, Lana! This is SO warm and inviting. I love all the elements you used to bring such a warm feeling to this. You did an awesome job. This is the first time I found your blog, and I will be beack to see what else you create. I hope you will also visit my blog. I started a give-away today of an antique floral frog (for displaying cards). It was my first post today, so scroll down. I look forward to visiting your blog again, Lana, and hope to see you soon at mine as well.
    Blessings to you,

  2. Hi Lana, I was at Karen's blog and saw your comments. I just wanted you to know I will be praying for you and your family. I'm a new follower on your blog, and hope you will check mine out and follow back. Hugs

  3. Love your takes on this sketch!! You have a great eye for textures and dimension! LOVE them!!! =)

  4. Your layout is gorgeous, Lana! :)
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. In answer to your question, I did use 2 eggs for the owl project. The first one for the owl and part of another egg for the base.

  5. SO beautiful Lana!!! Love your dryer sheet flowers :) See you over at ACOT!! I am a follower of your blog, I love your stuff.

  6. Gorgeous page. Participating in the Paper Issues blog hop today. I am a firefighter/medic wife as well.

  7. Amazing work! Wow!!
    I'm here from the Paper Issues Blog Hop :)



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