Saturday, October 10, 2009

Justin's First Bear

Moving along in Justin's Scrapbook, we come to the bear hunting section.

Justin was seventeen years old when he drew his first bear tag, the year would have been 2000. He was, unbelievably excited to have finally drawn a bear tag in Wisconsin. On the last weekend of season, we were hunting in northern Wisconsin with friends. The hounds were able to get this lovely bear started and treed.

Of course, I was there with my camera to capture the moment!
The second page is back at camp; you can tell how happy Justin was and to not only have gotten a really nice bear but to also have had three of our Redbone Hounds in on the chase.
The scrapbook page turned out great, and I am really enjoying this. I have moved my stamping from my stamping room to the living room. I know nothing is convenient from the living room and I am continually going back and forth to get something. So you ask why am I doing this, I really don't know but I am stamping and scrapping, so I guess if it works why not?!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Justin's Clem & Me

As I continue to work on my son, Justin's, scrapbook it has been a great trip down memory lane. Since Justin was an only child it was pretty easy to always have a camera nearby. Justin is so much like his dad, he got into hunting and fishing quite easily and has enjoyed every minute. Which is pretty easy to tell from his ever ready smile!
This scrapbook page is in dedication to his first Redbone Coonhound, Clem. Justin got Clem when he was just 14 years old. He didn't have a drivers license so he improvised. He built a dog box for Clem and another dog, Rusty; equipped it with lights and off they went to coon hunt in the neighborhood using our three wheeler. Yep thats right a Honda Three Wheeler, the year was 1999 and we didn't own a four wheeler yet. He couldn't go far, as the three wheeler could not be taken out on the highway. We live ten miles from the nearest town and on a dirt road. It didn't matter to Justin, he had so much fun, I doubt he even noticed.
Thanks for stopping in, let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mud On the Tires!!

Brad Paisley's "Mud on the Tires" inspired me to come up with this page. That and I have been going through some Stampin' Up! Stampin' Success magazines for inspiration.
Well on one of the scrapbook pages it said this: Don't let your kid see you taking his toy truck--he'll never believe you want it to stamp with! Just ink up those wheels and roll the truck over your card stock. Keep going until the wheels are clean.
I read that and thought, I can do that and I have just the pictures to use!!
I used Stampin' Up! Handsome Hunter, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron cardstock, the ink was Close to Cocoa. I happen to have the Stampin' Up retired Well Worn Alphabet set, which I just knew would make a great muddy looking MUD! The rest of the letters I just used my computer to create. I got alot of use out of my Stampin' Up! punches too, as you can see. I just love how this page turned out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Justin's Devil's Lake Scrap Page 2

In 2004 we went on a family vacation with our close friends, the Flynns. We went to Devil's Lake, South Dakota and spent a week fishing and camping and relaxing. It was a wonderful vacation; the weather was nice most of the time, the company was great and the vacation was relaxing. We really enjoyed ourselves.
I was so surprized at how fast this page came together. I used the Stampin' Up Enjoy stamp set, Cardstock is Really Rust with Bashful Blue.
The next page that I am already planning has alot to do with mud, tires and more Justin fun! Stay tuned.

Justin's Devil's Lake Scrap Page

Here is my completed scrapbook page for my son, Justin's scrapbook. I started a scrapbook for Justin a few years ago and its almost full!! I named his scrapbook, "Justin's Adventures, Volume I" Looks like I must just have to start a volume 2!
I want to finish up his book so that I can start a new book for just pages of him and his girlfriend, Kristy. I have a lot of ideas for pages and can't wait to get started, but I am holding back until I can finish this book! I still have my own scrapbook that isn't finished yet. I figure I should only have 2 projects going at once!
Take care, thanks for stopping!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Secret Stamper Cards for September #2

Here is the second Secret Stamper Card that I received for September. Isn't it great?!! It uses the Stampin' Up! stamp Oval All and the Fifth Avenue Floral embossing die. The cardstock is Rose Red and Close to Cocoa.

This is a fabulous card and can be used for a birthday, thank you or just thinking of you.

I am stamping and scrapping again, just finished a page for my son's scrapbook and I will post it tomorrow.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Secret Stamper Cards for September #1

Here is one of my Secret Stamper Cards that I received the end of September. It is using Stampin' Up! stamps and cardstock. Both are retired but who cares, its still great colors and stamping. I like how this card was made using the big Star punch and the small star punch. It really makes this card special.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did. Tune in tomorrow, I will show you the other card that I received.