Tuesday, March 31, 2009

As earlier promised

No real news but I do want to post two of the pics I took this past weekend. I am really enjoying my Canon digital SLR camera. I did notice that there are some spots on the lens so I guess it's time to find someone who can clean it for me. I never take the lens off so I can't figure out how the specks get in there. Oh well, that's one mystery I may never solve. Here are the pics, enjoy...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Surf City

Surfing the web is what I've been doing for hours today. I did work on a paper craft project and got 4 pages out of a probable 10 that I'll be doing to complete this gift. I say probable 10 pages because the gift is a made from scratch scrapbook that I'm making for a friend and the number of pages is entirely up to me. I'm creating all the pages and the covers and am having a great time working on it. I'm such a perfectionist that it takes quite a bit of time to get a page I'm happy with. I'm leaving spaces for the recipient to add their own 4x6 photos. So far the book is coming together well and I'm very pleased with it. I hope my creative streak continues for awhile so I can get some other things completed as well.

The husband and I went out driving for a couple of hours today and saw some really beautiful springtime sights. I got some great shots that I hope to get posted here tomorrow when I have more time to do some tweaking on the images. There are a couple of photos that I saw when reviewing thru the camera's viewer that look extremely promising as possible 'framing' shots.

Found this site today and I've already added it to my favorites list. The blog is Mermaids of the Lake and they're offering a chocolate giveaway. It appears that they have giveaways on a fairly regular basis. Go check it out and good luck!

God Bless You

Friday, March 20, 2009

Back from the lazy!

Haven't had anything to say so I haven't been saying it :-) Tonight I'm cruising the internet looking for freebie collage sheets to use in scrapbooking, atc's, etc. I've got several links to share here that you may find interesting if you're into any of that stuff. I'll just list them because they're all good and I really don't have a preference for one over the other yet:

1. Ewe-N-Me Printables blog

2. Art Freebies blog

3. Ten Two Studios

4. Altered Stuff Blog

5. Lorri's Blog

All of these have freebies and links to other sites with freebies. I love, love, love vintage images and am really interested in trying some altered art projects.

My first project now though is a themed photo album minus the photos. I want to gift someone with a handmade photo album for them to put their own photos into. I've got to find just the perfect album for that and I've gotta do it quickly.

I am off this weekend and Nelson and I hope to go bass fishing tomorrow afternoon. It's forecast to be around 68 degrees (Fahrenheit) so that should make for a really nice afternoon. I always take the camera with me when we go out like that. I'm always hoping for 'that perfect shot' and I have been lucky enough a few times to come close to it.

There is so much negativity on the news and surrounding us daily at this point in time. I just want to project positivity (is that a word?) and override some of the doom and gloom. I know this country is in serious shape but that is no reason to forget our many blessings and all the good that we tend to take for granted, is it?

I'm so grateful for my faith, my family, my job (really, really grateful for the job right now!) and all my wonderful, faithful friends and co-workers. I can always depend on someone I'm close to to make me laugh or at least smile. I hope I do the same for others.

One thing I'm extremely thankful for is that I still have both my parents living near me. I know that life is short and none of us are here forever; I have always been very close to both my parents and I really enjoy having them so close.

Wow, I had alot on my mind for someone who hasn't had much to say lately. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!! God Bless You

Friday, March 6, 2009

Ready for the weekend!

The weather is supposed to be nice for most of the weekend I think and I hope to get out and enjoy it. I have got some things to take care of inside as well; I want to organize closets and start pulling out spring and summer clothes. Part of me dreads going thru all the clothes from last year; I'm not looking forward to seeing how tight some of those clothes are.

Nelson plans on fishing most of the weekend probably and I may go with him for part of that too. Weekends just aren't long enough to do all we'd like to do, are they?

I'm just getting started on reading 'Fireproof'. I've heard so many good things about the movie and Mom has read the book and gave it a rave review. I have to be in the mood to read serious books or novels or I can't make myself finish them. There are times that all I want to read are 'fluff' books...books that let me escape reality and act as a tension reliever from normal, everyday life.

Nelson and I ate at Grand Palace, the local Chinese restaurant, tonight. It was very good; their buffet is really good. That is the first time we've eaten there in a long time but we both agree we'll be going more often.

Sorry for the utterly boring post; just wanted to check in since it's been awhile since I posted anything. I'll share a site I ran across that is somewhat interesting to me and hopefully to you as well. It's a site that showcases tattoos (something I do not have even one of). It's titled Rate My Ink and the title is exactly what the site lets you do. You can rate people's tattoos and some of the comments are pretty harsh. Take a peek here.