Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Week by Week-weeks 44 & 45

More Elk Camp! Simple layout with journaling and pix taking center stage!
Love this Tim Holtz paper, don't need much embellishment, he did it all for me lol! We smuggled Deets into our hotel room in Ouray-he actually looks like he knows he's not supposed to be there lol! Some stamping and journaling finish this layout!
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! I wanted some color after all the fall palette, so color it is for this layout! Random bits and pieces to accessorize these cute pix of the 'big dogs' playing!
All about peafowl colors in this layout! Vintage paper, flowers and crystals on this page about finally naming all the peafowl! Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quote of the Week

“Choose love not in the shallows
but in the deep.”  
Christina Rossetti

Saturday, January 17, 2015

2014 Week by Week-weeks 42 & 43

Wow, I already can't believe Deets was ever that tiny...good thing I scrapbooked it for proof lol! I used rub-on letters to write his name on a label, added flowers, a banner, a dog silhouette standing on a metal label holder with the word 'woof' and star brads to frame this too adorable pic!
More pix of tiny baby Deets, so cute! Vellum ephemera, some washi tape and journaling complete this layout.
Back to Ouray and Elk Camp! I added a large tab with stickers to  commemorate Halloween with journaling on the other side...
with Instagram pix of our trip underneath it. I crossed out the 'a' in the "Happy Haunting" sticker, so it reads "Happy Hunting" since we're on our way to Elk Camp lol!
And GreatWhiteHuntingGuide is in his element lol!  A few pix of camp, and the journey home along with stickers and a paper banner finish this layout. Until next time, happy haunting, hunting and scrapping & happytrails!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2014 Week by Week-weeks 40 and 41

Week 40 finds us at my favorite town, Ouray, yay! Awesome fall print patterned paper,  a piece of vellum for journaling, some Heidi Swapp color-shined banners and a wooden word 'journey' complete the layout.
Instagram pix of fall foliage on graph paper with stamping and the word 'adventure' backed with some of the patterned paper from the other side of the layout frame the large pic.
All about fall colors in this layout. A doily for journaling, along with wooden shapes, flowers, buttons, gears, crystals, vellum and vintage ephemera for this peafowl layout.
This layout commemorates our trip to The Asylum haunted house-so much fun! I made added skull stickers and a fringe of vintage paper to a banner, added stars, skulls and flowers to complete this layout.
Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quote of the Week

"There can be no joy in living without joy in work."
St. Thomas Aquinas

Friday, January 09, 2015

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCIX

We had a most excellent holiday season!
We took FarmGiantDaughter and Niece to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Buell Theatre; it was a really fun production! We went out for a bite to eat after the show...
then came back out to the farm and played games; we had a blast!
ChristmasGiant started a new Christmas tradition this year-Ugly Christmas Sweaters!
I'd say he did an excellent job picking out ugly sweaters lol!
We did a little holiday decorating...
Giant got me this dressmaker dummy a while ago; I thought she needed a 'tree skirt' for Christmas lol!
And our red-neck version of a European mount elk got decorated with white lights, glitter pine cones and my Mark Roberts 'trapper' Christmas Fairy...
and the mini greenhouse was decorated with bottle brush trees I made last year, guarded by a hot pink reindeer and another Mark Roberts Christmas Fairy...
it was really pretty at night!
We add new ornaments to our collection every year; this peacock ornament was my favorite this year...
I bought this Yorkie ornament which was adorable during the day, and at night looked like a totally creepy skull, lol!
and or course we had to get an ornament to celebrate Deets' first Christmas!
Every year Giant gets me a new Mark Roberts Christmas Fairy for my collection, this Fa-La-La Fairy showed up this year, so adorable, I love them!
We also did some holiday baking...
we made ginger snaps, baklava, and decided we'd try our hand at a rolled Yule Log Cake. I did NOT have high hopes, it just seemed too complicated and fussy for us to be able to successfully make...



















but it actually turned out great! We patted ourselves on the back quite a bit lol!
And it made a very pretty centerpiece for the dessert table! The pretty girl Peppermint Fairy was also a gift for my collection this year-love her!

And of course we exchanged gifts...good things come in jewelry sized packages!
and in grilling size packages...
After we finished opening presents, we continued our tradition...
of Christmas mussels, yum! These are a huge favorite of everyone, especially FarmGiantDaughter!
And of course we can't forget the 8 pounds of Roast Beast-aka Prime Rib!
All the little dogs were dressed up in their Christmas finery, and me in my Ugly Christmas Sweater!
and I couldn't resist documenting this Christmas-Morning-Going-Out-To-Do-Chores-Ensemble!
And the dogs did well for themselves too!
Deets wasn't quite sure what was going on until Santa and Mrs. Paws started pulling presents out of their stocking..
Santa Paws was especially happy with the new dog toys!
Hope your Christmas was as happy as ours! Until next time, happytrails!