My Top LO's and SPCC 124

10/31/2011 06:00:00 AM Edit This 5 Comments »











Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am in a bit of a nostalgic mood today, so I felt like sharing some posts from the past. I am starting with my favorite scrapbooking layouts from the time that I started blogging a few years ago. They are in no particular order and cover a variety of subjects from my own childhood to my cats to my grandchildren. I haven't scrapbooked in awhile. You will see that there is only one from when my children were small. That is tricky, because I haven't figured out how to scrapbook all those years without showing little boy pictures of my transgender daughter. Someday I will figure it out, but for now I just don't scrapbook. I also don't have pictures of my youngest granddaughter, except for one or two, but that's another story. As you can see, I have changed gears and try to focus on cardmaking, and trying to be a blessing to others.
The card that I have to share uses the next SPCC color combo. I made this card for a friend who had surgery (and happens to be very musical). The stamps are from SP & Company. I used another SP & Company stamp with pigment ink to create the musical background paper. I fell in love with the musical butterfly the moment that I saw it. I also like to play with alternate ways to fold cards, to make them a bit more fun for the receiver. Why don't you check out the SPCC blog and see what you can do with these colors? Sami always has a nice prize for one entrant drawn at random.
That's it for today. I am getting busier with school and other commitments. I find that by keeping busy and trying to focus on others and on service, it will be easier to get through the holidays. I have always thought that the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays were almost magical. This was true when I was growing up, and we did the best that we could to make it so when our children were growing up. It is hard now to not get together with all of our children and grandchildren, but I keep busy with church (I plan and teach the children's Sunday school - such sweetness and joy), Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG - I am the local chapter president because I can help others through my pain), and Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP - I am secretary; education is the key to understanding). All of these things allow me to love what I see when I look in the mirror. I also have so many wonderful friends through church and my stamping groups - amazing what that can do! Sorry for the melancholy ranting. I hope that all of you are well and happy and taking care of yourselves.

5 comments:

Patchi said...

What a great set of LOs an you did a marvelous job with this week's colors. Thanks for sharing!

Leanne said...

Fantastic...Love the inside too...and that paper is very nice. WTG!

Lori said...

Wow, awesome layouts, Sue! I love your card for this week - WTG!

Curt in Carmel said...

Sue, this is such a bittersweet post. Very sad in a lot of ways, but very courageous in others. Your scrapbook pages are wonderful. You shine in those. I do know the story that you refer to, and it is maddening and sad all at the same time. My family was extremely dysfunctional and the holidays as we grew older became a hassle instead of a joy. I'm sorry that you have to deal with it, but I know that you are a much stronger person for it, and I certainly am one who admires you for it. You are a wonderful person and that is the honest to God's truth. . .Hugs, Curt

Crafting Marfa said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for your visit to my blog. It was fun to use these colors for a Christmas layout. My BFF was like...uhh...that's not Christmas. But somehow it works for me...lol I really like your blog. Its so cheerful. I love scrapbooking too. I think its in my blood. :-D