Thursday, October 11, 2007

Joys of Fall



I am so glad I live in Wisconsin this time of year. A friend and I attended a wonderful women's luncheon today, and afterwards we sat for an hour and chit chatted, enjoying a hot cup of tea. My friend is a Jersey girl and has travelled quite a bit. She says no other state matches the beauty of our area with its rolling hills, forests, meadows, golden fields, winding rivers, gleaming lakes and bubbling creeks. We really are blessed with a beautiful part of the country.

Kyle called our attention to the moon rise end of September. It was breathtaking - a grogeous Harvest Moon. I totally enjoyed scrapping my photo with Cactus Mango Designs digital elements from K-joi Studios.com. The stars have been bright in the crisp, night air lately as well. We are hoping for a dry weekend - and if weather permits tomorrow evening you can find us out back making smores around the fire pit.
It is a pretty special time to be with loved ones around a blazing fire with no phones or televisions for distraction. I look forward to it.

I also look forward to the March/April 2008 issue of Memory Makers. I had two layouts requested for the One World theme reader gallery today. I am so stoked about it because the layouts are some of my first ever digital layouts...as in count the number I have done on my 10 fingers. I guess it is just proof how easy it is to convert your traditional style onto the monitor when creating digitally. One of the layouts is about our family's love of the outdoors and all that it offers, and the other focuses on adoption. The layout features a group of children at the Lifelink Adoption agency picnic at the end of September. I suspect some non-scrapping people will be picking up this issue of MM just to see their kids in print! At any rate, I am thrilled to have this toot today.

Also, I don't have my hands on a copy yet, but the November issue of Creating Keepsakes, currently available, features a project I made called The Blessing Box. It's a great way to get everyone involved in the act of gratefulness at Thanksgiving. I hope you will make your own Blesisng Box, or create something similar for the upcoming holiday. Peace!

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Loved how you scrapped your *harvest moon* photo! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

BrigittevT said...

Wonderful layout and congrats on your publication !! Is it true you used a Scrappassie Alpha ? If that is so I would love to get my hands on a copy of that magazine, it would be so great if you could help me with that. I am almost sure I cannot buy that here in the Netherlands :-( Let me know if you can think of a way LOL