Tuesday, September 16, 2008

When All Else Fails, Scrap!

I'm worried; therefore, I scrap.

I worry about our economy. I worry that those who were supposed to oversee our nation's financial balance had blinders on while those who were instrumental in the downfall of financial institutions were smart enough to NOT leave a paper trail to their off shore accounts while those who provided them with those many, many millions are now without their investments.

I worry about our political future. We have the "Teflon Princess" running for VP. Her speeches are parroted at every speaking event. I hear her putting HER name first and her running mate's name second - a DEFINITE POLITICAL NO, NO! What would Freud say to that? LOL We have her running mate stating that he has a way to end the war. Why is he keeping it a secret? If he has a way to end the war, shouldn't he tell us NOW since we're spending billions daily. Why is he holding back? We have the other presidential candidate, whose wife is conspicuously absent, trying to appeal to the gentle side of humanity by speaking to the throngs in gentle ways. Our country doesn't respond to that type of dialogue. If you go back in our political past, you'll see that when being spoken to, our Presidents (with the exception of Jimmy Carter) were, pretty much, boisterous! Americans "hear" that type of commentary. I am clearly not stating my presidential preference, I'm solely making political observations.
I am worried.

Fall is on its way! The daily temps have fallen below 100°! The leaves at the higher elevations have begun their change from green to gold. I love, love, love Fall! The weather is perfect! We can turn off the A/C and open windows! I'm already planning to make some butternut squash! Yum!

Here are some new layouts I did to keep my feeble little mind active.

This sweet photo of DS is my most favorite of all we have of him. He was our "Special Cargo," as his overalls state. We waited so long for him to come to us. When we finally thought we wouldn't be able to have a child, we did! It was so worth the wait! I used a transparency for the space between the PP and flowers. I thought it was an interesting technique.


Daddy's Angel

The next photo is of DS and DDIL. I printed the photo on a transparency. It looks great in real life, but a bit blurry on the screen. I think it's because the transparency has pulled away from the PP a bit. I love this paper and wanted to use it for something other than a child's layout. Son and daughter-in-law were in Seattle when this shot was taken.


You are So Deer 2 Us

The last LO is of DS when he turned five. He had a group of friends over for a swimming play date. I love this robot PP and just had to make the LO bright and interesting. I had some scrap metal which was pliable enough to be embossed. So, I embossed the flowers! It kept the flowers looking less girly. I covered the chipboard arrow w/ matching patterned paper. I just love bright layouts! This one is going in every direction, LOL!



I was thinking about starting an Etsy store to sell albums like the acrylic wedding album I did (below) and maybe some cards or even a layout from time to time. What do you think about that idea? I just want to make things. I wouldn't do it for the money, I have so much "stuff" that I can't use it fast enough, LOL. Should I?

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you were here!



Unknown said...

Beautiful layouts! Love the bright colors in that last one!

Jona Panesa said...

loved your lay-outs!

Karen said...

Such beautiful work!!! I especially love the first layout!
And, that deer one is adorable.

msmith434343 said...

Hi Chris! Your layouts look great. The one of DS is just especially cute to me!

I hear you on your thoughts on our politicians and economic melt-down we're facing. It is just so depressing. I remember being so patriotic and proud years ago. Wish I could feel that way again.