Friday, August 1, 2008

Piggy Tales Winner! And Summer Quotes

Wow – summer is flying past! August is here and the winner of the Piggy Tales RAK is Cindy!! PM me your address and I will get your prize out soon! I really want to thank those of you who sent a card out to my friend Kat, as well - it is so sweet of you to send sunshine to a fellow scrapper who needs a smile. Don’t forget – you all have until August 15 to sign up for the book giveaway by leaving one comment in the Friendships thread.

When August arrives I often ask the kids if there is anything they had wanted to do this summer that we have not yet done. Something on my “to do” list yet this summer is to visit our friends at their lakehouse. The first part of summer was so busy, and frankly – it was rather cool to be jumping into the lake. But now that it is warm, I am rarin’ to go! I was waiting for a date to be established for our house roofing project, and now that it has I can plan around it. Who wants to come over first weekend in September to help with our roof, or to help me cook? (LOL)

I still have photos from last summer yet to scrap, and many at the beach as we visited our friends. The first of every month I post a list of quotes at Kjoi Studios for the inspiration challenge. This month I had sunshine, sand and water on my mind…might have something to do with last summer’s photos I am itching to scrap! I love to google for key words and hit a couple of sites for quote inspiration. But I admit, sometimes a key word does not come up with the kind of quote I am envisioning for a layout, so I make up my own. I’ve actually written a few for August, that I admit, purposely worded for photos in my pile to scrap. Feel free to use them! Join me by playing along at Kjoi for the inspiration challenge, as well as other monthly challenges. The prize is a $5 gift certificate to the studio prize vault. Challenge layouts can be digital or traditional – and you have a chance to win awesome digital designs!

For my August challenge, use one (or more) of the quotes below, AND the color YELLOW has to be on your layout. How easy is that?

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow. Helen Keller

It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails. Romain Rolland

"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
Theme from “Days of Our Lives” soap opera

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Basking in the sun, sand between your toes, the melody of water greets your ears – a day at the beach puts a song in your heart! R. Shimniok

Feel the warmth of the sun, the grain of the sands, the water lapping around your ankles – that’s the feeling of summer! R. Shimniok

Like the grains of sand on a beach – how infinite is our God! R. Shimniok

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. James Dent

I would love to see your layout using one of these quotes. If you don’t share it at Kjoi, but play along anyhow I would love to see your comment with a link! Thanks for playing and joining me on the journey!


Lily said...

wonderful layout. Love the way the photos are cropped. I am going to add this challenge to my to do list!

Cindy said...

Woooo hooo! I love Piggy Tales. Thanks, Rita. (BTW, this "Green Goggles" LO is terrific!)