Thursday, September 11, 2008

weekly sketch cards and layout

Good morning. I woke up feeling heavy-hearted due to the 7th Anniversary of 9/11. Sometimes I still cannot believe this tragedy ever occurred, and other days it still seems like it just happened. Thankfully we are designed to "dismiss" the initial pain and emotional distress this nation endured, but we can never forget. Along with the birth of my children, this is one of the few events I can recall with such clarity each and every thing I did that awful day. My heart and prayers go out to each and every American, especially those who lost a loved one, their lives, their sense of security; and to each an every soldier out there protecting our country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God Bless you.

The weather here has been absolutely stunning! Sunny and clear and warm... and it's working it's way up to hot! We are going to be in the low 90's/high 80's by Sunday and that pattern will hold for several days. It sure is hard to get in the "Fall" mode with all this gorgeous weather! It does cool down quickly once the sun sets, so that is a reminder. I welcome it, even though I love the cool Winter temps.

I have been on a scrappy spree and am catching up on things. I tried something yesterday that I have always wanted to; Alcohol Inks. These are not scary! lol! I had it in my head that they were. Silly, I know, but they appear so intimidating. I definitely have a lot of experimenting to do, but they are easy to use and dry quickly.

Here are some scrappy projects:
My layout for Creatively Yours #26.

My weekly cards:
"Hi" for Di Hickman card sketch September #2. (if you go to the site the card that is currently there is so not the one I meant to send!). I used some scraps from the September kit at Color{Me}Daisy.
"Thank You" for Sketch This: 66. I just love this line from Scenic Route, it's gorgeous!

I am off to go enjoy the day. Have a good one!


  1. That's such a sweet layout of your dog in the snow!!!

  2. loving that LO of your cute...yes, today is a day of heavy hearts and many memories..

  3. Hi I have joined you card making on Di's blog!! I now have discoved your blog and will be popping back!!

  4. wow, rae.. I love the pink on that snow layout....

    if you get the chance, check out my blog... you might just read something to smile about! ;)

    I love your blog

    Kim Faucher

  5. Gorgeous work Rae.. as always!!
    And I ♥LOVE♥ the skull album you made for your daughter... it totally rocks, my daughter would love that too... she is a big girly skull lover too (she even has the same pink skull bikini that Ashlyn does!).


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