Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Layout and some Tuesday Thoughts

I don't normally do one picture layouts. I have all my pictures, I scrap most all of them to document and preserve our memories and I try to always scrap in date order. But every once in awhile you just have to get outside of the box. Do something you're not use to doing. I want to grow as a "scrapbooking artist" so to speak, and the above is the result. This little sweetheart is going to give me plenty scrappin' opportunities.

It's been in the 60's and even 70's this past weekend, but over the last day and a half, the temperature's bottomed out. I don't think the high today was more than 39 or 40 degrees. We had tons to do today, so we bundled up and headed out. Natalie hated this hat. This was a calm moment before the tears start flowing. She finally got used to it after a few minutes, but even after we left the house it didn't last long. It kept covering her eyes which she also did not like.

John picked up his WoW Expansion Pack, then we went to Best Buy for him to pick up the strategy guide. Also went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some more acrylic stamps. One of them was the "n" that was used in the above layout.

So about tonight's episode of American Idol. I had very mixed emotions going into tonight. Four years ago, when I became such an Idol Fan, I joined an American Idol online community. I've made several online friends from that community and the little group of about 20-25 people have become like a little AI family. The American Idol forum that we all post and chat on stays active year round. One of the most beloved members, who posted almost every day without fail had not been around for several weeks. The group found out today that she passed away on December 30th. She was only in her early 40's and it was such a shock to the entire forum. She has a 19yr old son and a 15 yr old daughter.. so my prayers go out to this family in North Dakota.

I don't want to end this post on a sad note, so here are my random thoughts about tonights show.
  • The singing was really bad, but we all knew to expect that.
  • The very first girl that was "inspired" by Jewel seemed to be an act. I didn't buy all that crying.
  • Overall I was disappointed. The bad ones weren't all that funny and the good one's were just okay.
  • I think my favorite was the Jackson girl. I think her first name was Denise.
  • Somebody should have unlocked that left door for crying out loud.


Anonymous said...

thanks for visiting!!! I am bad for following link after link in peoples blogs...I end up all over the place!!! all i got to say is you alabama girls are friendly and I love it...Telah visited mine first and that's how I ended up on cheryls...and look...here I am on yours...LOL!!! it's great!!

Love that LO of your baby girl...very pretty!! and browsed through your blog a bit...you have an adorable baby girl...loved the photo's you have posted!!! anyway have a great night and hope ou visit again!!

Cheryl Wray said...

Hey Leah!
Your layout is AWESOME! I also do a lot of multi-photo layouts,but I also do a one-photo one every once in a while and I love doing them! I definitely think that it's great to try new things, stretch your wings-only makes you better as an artist!
Okay, my girls all sat down and watched AI last night. But I just can't watch it until it gets to the final 12. Once it gets to those 12 finalists, I love it!! But I think I just get too nervous and embarrassed for them early on and I just have to walk out of the room. LOL
(And Jessi--Southern girls are very friendly and fun!!!)

Mom/NaNa said...

Love the hat! She looks like a roaring 20's baby. Of course I love any picture of my grand baby.

I thought AI had lost something and I can't put my finger on it. I think it was just so many really really bad voices... my goodness can anyone carry a tune in a bucket there? It always amazes me that someone don't tell these people YOU CAN'T SING!! I thought the boss flying his secretary up was a neat story and I agree with Simon that she had a crush on him. The only one I liked was the 16 yr old boy there alone that called his mom to tell her he was going to hollywood. Can't remember his name but he was a clean cut looking kid.
We will see how it goes tonight.
later, love Mom

Nae Nae said...

NO not Nana Nae Nae Grin

Amydc said...

I love the page. Go on w/yo' bad self.
Natalie is adorable. I love the hat. They always want them off though. Audrey is just now wanting to wear them. She likes to wear a Bama boggin around the house.

~Telah said...

Great layout! I can't wait to get together again and scrap some with you...I need your creative juices to flow my way! Natalie is so cute in that hat. Daniel got his WOW expansion downloaded last night so he's ready to go...LOL.

Charin said...

Hi! :) Thanks for peeking at my blog! :) This lo is gorgeous! :)
I have 3 pages scrapped of my little Katie Shae, it felt so good to scrap again! When I was pregnant I never felt like it.