Monday, September 13, 2010

childhood memories...

of standing at the counter our local bakery, picking out individual lollies for your little white lolly bag. Musk sticks were a must and the smell of them sends me straight back to that time. I have, disastrously for my non-existent waistline, rediscovered these treats.

This is a hybrid Lo (yay for new things), I have discovered a new line of digi designers called Kitschy Digitals and have used one of their old frames on this photo,they have loads of fabulous products suited for this era feel Lo. Love, love their stuff, must use more.




For the elements challenge this week, Design Dollies this week wanted us to come up with an ATC and then use it somewhere else. And then they came up with this sketch

... which screamed ' use your ATC on me - now!!'

OK then - I will.

And I am quite pleased with the result . Here is my ATC -




And here is the resulting Lo -



And then for a Sketchy Thursday Lo with a different feel, a completely digi Lo about the tree that fell in our backyard last week. We had booked someone to get it taken out, when the week before, a windstorm wedged it onto a neighbouring tree. We had a look and thought it was pretty well stuck as long as we don't get any more high winds. Of course we had one of the biggest windstorms a couple of days later and with a rather load bang, it came down on the kids swing set (only slightly dented, still usable). So when the tree man came on Tuesday he only had to trim around the power lines and take out a bush at the front. I think that means I can use the savings on buying useful scrapping supplies, right???




and On a final note, I was given the second series of True Blood for my birthday - I am so very completely addicted. Unfortunately Geoff likes it as well (I know quality time with him is good...) which means we have to wait until the kids are in bed And on the proviso he hasn't got work to do, so we only get an episode or two a week in. I, on the other hand would happily sit down to a marathon and watch in two sittings - max. I guess this draws out the pleasure a bit longer...

Oh and I just finished the first two books in The Hunger Game series (young adult but sooo good) . Another addiction, but at least there is only one book to go.

have a great day...

9 comments:

KarenB said...

Hey Karen, I love musk sticks too :)
*LOVE* your retro-style ATC and how you used it on the LO ~ it looks amazing!!

I'm also a fan of True Blood ;) I've seen the first two seasons on DVD and can't wait till Season 3 is out on DVD too.

Bettina said...

i love your pages. the clouds and the cherry is the top of the iceberg,lol!!! i must try to do a ATC card too. hugs bettina

Metal_Minish said...

Wow, what a lovely tasty LO! That ATC is so adorable, and looks awesome on the layout as well!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

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Luna said...

Beautiful photos of the musk sticks. I LOVE those colours. lo looking good too. Can't resist a 1950s housewife.....

Diana Fisher said...

I am loving everything here!! And those digis are great! Love the creativity!!! Love the ATC!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are AMAZING! I love love love the colors, the photos and LOVING the clouds!! And thanks for the congrats on the ST DT! I appreciate it!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Leah the Orange said...

oohhhh, yeeeahhhh! the ATC is absolutely beautiful (and totally up our Dollie Adina's alley!) and it looks PERFECT on that page! it's all just gorje, Karen!

thanks so much for playing in the Dollhouse!

Peggy said...

fabulous layouts