Thursday, August 26, 2010

Darling Daughter drew a winner for me!

The winnner of my Rak is ......

AmyG said...
I am usually inspired to scrap by my photos or just the happiness I get from the memories!
Your roses are gorgeous BTW!

Amy please send me a pm with your snail mail!!!!
Dylan says congradulations Amy!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Where do you get inspiration from? CHALLENGE and Rak

Inspiration is such a neat word! Have you ever thought of what it means? WOW I just love the word and it's meaning!

in·spi·ra·tion    [in-spuh-rey-shuhn] –noun
1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology .
a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

What inspires you? For me there are many ways I am inspired, from a photo to a poem, from nature and from things that happen in my life and from challenges that others make.

Earlier today I took a photo of some roses in my garden playing and learning my new camera! I love love love it! Anyways I had not planned it but once I downloaded the photo I then realized I had caught part of a statue in the background. The statue is one that my husbands family had in a bouquet at my mom's funeral. My mom loved roses and so the angel was placed in my rose garden and many times when I work in my garden I ended up talking to my mom or just thinking of her. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw the statue peaking back at me in the photo as I felt like my mom was responding and sharing the joy of how pretty my roses looked! Of course now I am inspired to scrapbook the photo and tell my story!

I want to challenge you to tell me what inspires you? Have you ever had a surprise peak out of a photo for you?
Here is what I will do! Each person that posts a comment telling me what inspires them will get a entry into a drawing for a rak from me! Also to earn a 2nd entry if you post me a link of where you posted and showed something that inspires you! This challenge will end on wed. Aug. 25th and the winner to be announced on Aug. 26th

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I am off to Ohio!

Leaving in the morning for a painting convention in Ohio!! I am so excited! I also get to learn a technique where I will paint on scrapbook paper!!! Super excited about that!! Also excited to see what the trade show will have this year for cross over of scrapbooking versus painting!!!!

Heres another layout I did for the Scrap Friendzy contest! this is my niece Michelle!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I am so loving my new camera!!!

I have learned alot already! I plan to learn a lot more!!!

I am still in the contest on Scrap Friendzy (well at least till tomorrow when they announce the next and last elimination before the last and final week where the winner is announced! It is such a fun and friendly site! Come and check it out! Scrap Friendzy
This is my layout for this weeks challenge! Wish me luck!