Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Sweet tea is such a staple of a southerners diet. Our Pastor was so surprised to find that Valerie had made him a pitcher of it when we visited her in Australia. We were visiting a wildlife reserve and she had packed a tailgate picnic for us which included the simple pleasure of sweet tea so far from home.


I surprised myself by being able to even spell "Eucalyptus"! I did put it through spellcheck to be sure I was right though! It was interesting to see so much of it in Australia. It is what the Koala's eat and the oil from the eucalyptus actually helped fuel the wildfires a couple years ago and made them worse. When you broke a leaf of it, you could smell the sweet scent.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


This is a sketch by Liz Qualman at "My Little Sketch Blook" Her blog is here http://lizqualman.blogspot.com/ My husband took this cute little picture of this albino kangaroo. It almost looks like it is posing!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The Bodie Island Lighthouse was under going some repairs when we visited. We will try to go back in 2012 when the repairs are to be completed.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Climbed Currituck Beach Lighthouse

I still can't believe that Gary climbed this lighthouse knowing he has RA and would be hurting the next day...and he was!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cape Hatteras

You are all probably fed up with these lighthouse pages, but hang in there, I only have a few more to scrap!

My 2 loves

This was a page inspired by Aymee Gandy aka A Southern Belle. I saw her exploding star and knew I wanted to give it a try. I didn't care for this patterned paper so I was willing to take a chance and do something different with it. If it didn't turn out right, I could just toss it and I wouldn't be bothered since I didn't like the paper. Well it turned out fine to me and I actually like the paper a bit better once I finished. Thanks Aymee!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ocracoke Lighthouse

The picture is a little lopsided but it looks great in real life! I love Sassafras Lass papers. They are always so bright and cheerful. I was glad I was able to use at least one picture of the lighthouse with the light on at night and Heather and Gary in it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nap Buddies

I had a hard time coming up with a title for this page, but my friend, Laura gave me this one.
This is a sketch for Sketchy Thursday's site. http://sketchythursdays.blogspot.com/

Owl Toenails

My daughter has taken a new position with the school system this year and she will be mentoring new teachers. We made 30 of these bags, filled with binder clips and fancy paper clips for the teachers that she will have. I like how they turned out, but let's just say that owl toenails are very small!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Let Your Light Shine

This is a sketch from Sketch Inspirations. http://sketchinspiration.ning.com/
We were so surprised to find that Ocracoke lighthouse still lights up at night and is a working lighthouse. It was beautiful by night and day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

crepe myrtle

This is from a sketch over at Sassy Lil Sketches.http://sassylilsketches.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 6, 2010

Beach Babe

I love scrappin babies and this little girl is so cute to me with her pudgy cheeks. This is another sketch from Sketchy Thursday. Here's their link http://sketchythursdays.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

3 lights 1 trip

This page was based on a sketch over at Sketchy Thursday http://sketchythursdays.blogspot.com/ They are a great bunch of there and have some great sketches. This is the first time that I've had the opportunity to participate, but won't be the last!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I'm doing two albums for two of my daughter's friends as Christmas gifts. I enjoy scrapping little ones and my daughter enjoys seeing the pages starting to fill up the albums!