Friday, September 5, 2008

A reminder, some LOs, and some sad news...

1st off...

For those who committed to our HUGE Fall Splendor Collab Blog Party via the Queen Wench remember that the deadline for getting your previews and blog links to Kristine is September 25th! Please send that info to her via wenchdgrafixdesigns [at] gmail [dot] com.
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2nd...

I have 5 LOs to share! The first I couldn't post until Sept because it was for the Sept Blog Challenge by Heather Manning's CT. LOL

Title: [1st Day of 7th grade]
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Credits:
Kit by Ali Folendore.
Template by Carjazi Scrapos using doodle by Heather Manning.
Photo by my dad.
Fonts: Sketched Alphabet
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The next 3 are from a 2008 Bragbook I'm making for Xmas gifts...

Title: January
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Credits:
Papers and elements from the Chilly Days Collab by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs), Colleen Shibley, and Wendi of Neverland Scraps.
Template by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs).
Photos by me and my dad.
Fonts: CK Cosmopolitan
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Title: February
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Credits:
Papers and elements from the Tutti Frutti Kit by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs).
Template by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs).
Photos by me and my dad.
Fonts: CK Cosmopolitan
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Title: March
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Credits:
Light green paper from the Sweet Potato Pie Kit by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs).
All other papers and elements from the Color Revolution - Everything Emerald Kit by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs).
Template by Connie Prince (aka DigiDiva Designs).
Photos by me and my dad.
Fonts: CK Cosmopolitan
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And, last but not least my LO application for April Staker's CT Call...

Title: Nature's Quiet Beauty...
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Credits:
Papers and elements from Farmer's Market Kit by April Staker of DigiApeDesigns.
Photo by me.
Fonts: CK Heritage

I really would have loved to try for her hybrid team, but I'm just not sure I'd have enough "play" time for a hybrid team right now... All those supplies to pull out and put away! LOL
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Which brings me to the sad news... Some of you all ready know, but Wednesday morning when I'm worried/excited/anxious about Micaila's first day of school I woke up to 2 emails and 7 missed calls... My mom is the 2nd oldest of 8 kids, and her older sister had been hit and killed by a car while walking her dog.

Westville woman dies after being struck by car

The calling hours are tonight and tomorrow morning, but it's a 2.5-3 hr drive one way so Mom told me not to try to make the hours tonight. Dad and I will be taking off with the kids at about 6:30 in the morning. Mike has to work as he has next Saturday off for an Alzheimer Walk.

We haven't told the kids yet. It'll be the 3rd funeral they've had to attend in the last 20 months. I've let Micaila's teacher know just in case anything odd happens to come out in class next week. I figured I'd wait until after school today to tell them though. We weren't very close with Aunt Joy, but they've had to deal with death quite a bit lately and this is the first violent one.

I think I've tied you up long enough. Gotta' go get some work done even though the boss is out of the office! LOL Thanks for stopping by, and have a good day!

:)

8 comments:

.: Kristine :. said...

Love all the LOs Cate but I hafta tell ya...January's is still my favorite...I am giggling away at your kid's faces!!!!

Dawne said...

Hi honey....I know I have been a bad blogger friend...so sorry! Love the layouts, and very sad to hear what happened to your aunt. I just read the article.... wow, when God says come home!....He means it!!! My prayers are with you and your family honey......

Ellie said...

Your lo's are lovely! You have gorgeous children! I'm sorry for the loss in your family x

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

I just love your bb pages. I agree with Da Wench, January is just the best. Just gotta pinch those cheeks!

Once again, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing your entire family peace at this trying time.

{{{{Hugs}}}

Melissa said...

Beautiful layouts, soory to hear about your aunt.

Angie (mighty-nice) said...

Very N*I*C*E layouts - (((Hugs))) for the sad news of your aunt's passing...

Mojo said...

Remember to be good to yourself with so much going on. Hugs!

flattsgurl said...

I'm sorry I am just now reading this and I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt...that is awful. I remember reading about that happening. :( How is your mom doing?