This layout is inspired by a sketch from Cherie Averill, Sketches-R-Us. It a great sketch blog! And not to mention a Nebraska girl too! lol Need inspiration... check it out here Sketches-R-Us
The papers are all Fancy Pants. (Sweet Spring) line, and the chipboard flowers are from the Power Flowerz set and the stamps from"Doodles and things" the set.
The little sweetie pie in the photo is my nephew Austin. (My sister Sharon's Grandson).
This photo was taken when they were back for the 4th of July. Austin, Adriana, Greg and Trinna live in MN.
The is chipboard is from "Lotsa Letters" set.
I used Glimmer Mist and Colorbox CatEye(from Clearsnap) inks on the Chipboard.
I have to tell you... I had such fun making these little birds. Angie from ScrapScene has a new "Scrapping Spring" E-book available , and it's full of great ideas and patterns. The pattern for these cute little birds is just one of them. You can read more about it here.
I added buttons to the breast and tail of my birds. I have these hanging from the shelf in my room. They're helping me feel like it's spring, even though the weather here is icky!!! (defiantly NOT spring-like weather)
This is just a house on the road out to my aunt and uncles , near where my Grandparents farm was, before they moved to town. ( it seems Jarad like to photograph the same sorts of things his mama does) lol
I didn't get a chance to ask Jarad where this was taken, but look at the chair, and at the trunk Kate is sitting on.
Saturday night, Kate and Jarad spent visiting with Aunt Donna and Uncle Al. (Uncle Al , is my moms only brother). What fantastic, and hard working people. They still live in the same house on the farm , that they've always lived it.
Here's Jarad with my sweet Aunt Viv. Jarad said , he and Katy, spend a couple hours visiting with her, after church. They had coffee , and Aunt Vivs homemade banana bread.
Here are some of the photos Jarad took in Herrick. This is the dance hall. My mom and dad kicked up their heals here, a few time also. lol The house my parents lived it when they were first married was only a couple of blocks from here. ( oh yeah... in a town this size.. everything is only a couple of blocks from everything else) lol
We still try to make it back here for Memorial Day , now and then. It was something we always did when dad was still alive. My Uncle Jake (Aunt Viv's husband), was a Veteran, and I always remember how impressed I was when those guys came marching out at the cemetery for the Memorial Day service, and how when they shot off their guns... how I felt the "thud" in my chest. I cherish those memories!
I'd love to know what year the school was built in... and how many kids have come and gone through those doors over the years.
I was talking to my mom about this "jail" today. I thought it was something they just built (for a joke). Obviously they just painted the writing on it as a "funny", .........but my mom said they actually used this jail years ago. I laughed SO HARD!!! She said, "well, it could hold one person".