Sunday, September 21, 2008

A long ... long... post

Wow... I am soooo behind in posting on my blog. Last week was crazy busy and this week is turning out the same. Tonight will be my first PTA meeting. My hubby warned me to "not overextend myself" ... ahahahaha! He knows me WAY TOO well! Don't worry, dear hubby, I'll keep my pen in the bag, at least for now.

This weekend is Tracy's 3-Day walk for Breast Cancer. I am sooo proud of her. She raised over $3200 and even though her foot is hurt, she's still going to do it. If you are in Detroit, don't forget to waive at the thousands of walkers and thank them for being BOLD!

I also picked up my Zone kit for September - it was full of fun Fall stuff! The papers were a little wild but you know me, no pattern is too out there! There was some awesome paper about Home and I realized that I haven't done a page for the album about our home?!?! Shocker, eh? I did a house book when we bought it to show everything we've changed but I never did a page about living here. 8 years is enough time, don't you think? Plus the cardstock stickers (lower right side of pic) are just awesome! The Zone is also doing the cutest mini-book class using this product line... check their blog (link on right side of my blog).

The only weird thing in my kit was the bucket. Yep, a paint bucket... At first, I was going to do a candy bucket for Halloween but I wouldn't get it back in time to use with Annde this year so I have to come up with another idea... Here (as promised a while ago) is the mini fishing book. It was my altered item for last month and has all these little sliding windows. It was a pain in the butt to get the pictures/paper to work but I love the results!
Here's the cover... It rained ALL weekend so this paper I found at the Zone worked so well!

It's blurry but here's the close up of the window on the cover... Annde got up SUPER early because she was so excited. This is the first page of the book and it shows the campsite and Kevin's trailer. They spent a lot of time in it once the rain started coming down. The 3 windows slide open to reveal the inside of the trailer (left side) and Kevin & Annde inside in the rain (right side)...Before the rain started coming down, Annde got to play around the campsite. Here was her enjoying a ice cream cone, playing with bubbles and in the playground, and annoying (playing) with Sam, Kevin's dog... The windows open up to reveal Sam chasing Annde and Annde getting stern with Sam since he wouldn't play catch with her.

The next page is about Annde playing in Lake Huron. The campsite is right on the beach and Annde had so much fun rolling around in the sand and then playing in the water before starting all over again. I love how the lower portion of the page turned out, using those little raised blue dots. You can't see it easily but I love this 3-D look in the book. The last set of pages is about smores (her first time), having to eat inside, and having donuts for breakfast (because they didn't require a fire to make).

Finally, the back cover shows the only picture of Steve from the weekend and explains that Mom was at a Scrapbook Retreat so it was just Annde, Kevin and Dad... I thought it was cool to document that this trip was a special trip for her and Dad...Here's some other pages I've done recently for different challenges...

Well, that's all for now... {Phew!} What a long post! I'll leave the Breast Cancer books I did for Susan for later this week. Have a great day, everyone!


~Melissa~ said...

Oh, Jana, love that "Evolve" layout and the camping pages - TOO cute! Love the one with the boots so much :)

Tara said...

Looks like you've been really busy scrapping. Looks great.

GinniG said...

LOVE your LOs and your camping book!! That trailer brought back SO many memories as my family had a very similar one! :)

Sophia said...

Jana, your Camping book and recent LOs for Pink Sketches just simply stunns me! I just love your work! You go gal!