Monday, May 31, 2010

Documentary Blog Hop

Got lots to document this summer? If you're anything like me, you do.

I take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more photos during the summer than any other time. Maybe it's because we're outdoors more often, sometimes traveling, or engaged in more activities. Well, activities that would be fun to photograph...

Whatever the case, I'll leave you with a layout using the new Documentary collection by Studio Calico. This line was just released, so it should be popping up at your local scrapbook store or favorite online store soon, if it's not already there. Be sure to check for it or ask about it.

The circles on this layout were created using Tina Azsmus' tutorial, a 1.5" punch and some cheap bronze acrylic paint. Brilliant, that girl!

The rest of the supplies:
  • Documentary Sticker Alphabet (Studio Calico)
  • Documentary Label Stickers (Studio Calico)
  • Window Seat Patterned Paper (Studio Calico) - graph paper
  • Camera Shy Patterned Paper (Studio Calico) - cameras & orange mod pattern
  • Jet Set Patterned Paper (Studio Calico) - blue map
  • Pink Plaid Patterned Paper (Webster's Pages)
  • Pink Cabochon (Anna Griffin)
  • Crystal Pins (Maya Road)
  • Alphabet Stamps (Hero Arts)
  • Stamping Ink (Staz-on Black by Tsukineko)
  • Fabric Flowers (K & Co.)

You're next stop along the way is France with the wonderfully talented, Celine Navarro, where you'll have another chance to win this collection!

Links to all the other bloggers can be found on the SC blog.

ETA: The winner is...............

caroline hancock said...

great LO i can see me using tons of that graph paper, its fab

June 1, 2010 12:08 AM

Please send an email to with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Subscriber? y/n
  • Prize: Documentary Collection Pack

Thursday, May 13, 2010


This is my parents coming home from church last Sunday, taken by my iphone as I sat inside my dry car.

We received a record rainfall 11 inches in 24 hours and we sit perfectly in between two creeks. One rose 42 feet, not sure about the other, but by noon on Sunday, they had joined forces and we were sitting on an island.
Later that day, when the rain subsided, we went to look at the damage. This is the road that leads up to our property and the photo was taken about 5:00. Notice the barn in this photo versus the previous one. In 5 hours, the water rose about 8-10 feet and was completely impassable.
Nice legs, Dad.
About 300 yards of water covered the road and at it's deepest, it was about 10-11 feet. This was not standing water because it was 2 creeks joined together, so there was definitely a current.

And, the view to the right. Usually this small creek is contained in about a 4-foot wide area on the other side of that tree-line.
And a look to the left and at my main squeeze, G.
He was so upset about his $30 rain suit from Tractor Supply. It just didn't hold up like he thought it a hole somewhere...

Further up the road on our property, this is a look down the bluff into our bottom land. Normally, the bottom-land will flood a little, but we've never seen anything like this.

This is the field on the east side of our property. When we bought this, it wasn't in the flood plain...
Neither was this.
That's Drake's creek, well out of it's banks.
And, this is the bottom land on the South side of our property.
And on the northwest.
So, we were an island for 2 days.

In that time, we formed a government, gave ourselves amnesty, and decided we didn't have to pay taxes.

Then, we ran out of food and journeyed to our motherland.

Just a quick update on me: I'll post pics soon, just been nauseous, but everything is fine with me and the baby. 12weeks, 6days today.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

NSD Challenge Winner

Wow, there were so many creative uses of negative spaces. I'm totally impressed and inspired after seeing what you all did. But, in the end, only one could win and the random winner is...........


Don't you love how she used the negative image from the Photo Labels Punch to house her title. I never would have thought of that!

Mary, please send me an email to to claim your prize: a $10 SC gift card.