Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scrapjacked challenge

I have two LOs sitting near my sewing machine, waiting for that magic touch (including my gleek LO), but in the meantime (read: ultimate laziness when it comes to sewing, but not digi scrapping!) I've played with this challenge.

Finally bought all the Kitschy Digitals on mywish list at JS; the sewing kit was up for One Dollar Wednesday this week, so I added it to my cart along with Granny's Attic and the Vintage Cameras kit (not used here, but still...sigh) I've been crushing on. Fonts used are Cursif and Chicago House Style (one of my current favorites, if you're paying attention), with American Typewriter for the journaling. I wanted to roughen up the look of the paint on DT Beth Perry's take, so I used brushes (by Anna Aspnes, at Designer Digitals: Magic Flares Number 1 and Edges & Punches). The spiral notebook is from Scrap Artist.

It's been a strange week for me; last weekend was Tess's dance recital and, at the same time, my niece's graduation party (we ended up late to that. obviously). Late Friday night, after cropping, I checked email quickly and had a message that a former co-worker (and really good friend, at the time) had passed away after a year-long struggle with colon cancer. Visitation was the same time as both other family events, so I could not attend. Wish I could have...

I hadn't even known Connie was sick -- I last visited my old office about 6 years ago. In 1998, she took my folder of wedding info when I called off my first wedding and told me gently that she would take care of contacting vendors and canceling everything for me.

She created new lyrics to Randy and the Rainbow's (in)famous song, Denise, which went something like this (keep in mind, Connie was accounts receivable where I worked, and hated dealing with petty cash...she sang this whenever I came to her with reciepts:) "Denise Denise/you are a pain to me/Denise Denise/you drive me up a tree/Denise Denise/why do you bother me?" :D

I had a Partylite party in my home once, and Connie cracked all of us up with Reason #3 to Light a Candle (it involved the me, it was SUPER funny at the was one of those contagious giggle fests that only a group of women can get up to).

When she brought an old photo album into the office with pictures of herself from the early 1970s, we teased her about being a hippie, and she "confessed" that her hippie name had been when her daughter gave birth to Connie's first grandchild (about 7 years ago), I wrote a congratulatory note to "Grandma Rainbow."

Connie was only 59 when she died last week.


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww I am sorry about your friend!! She sounds like she was a beautiful person!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo....those scissors on there are FUN!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh AND PS...U won a prize on FAVE THINGS!!!! Send me your email addy so I can get it off to Georgia! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. So sorry about Connie... It's good that you put some memories here to share. Keep them alive! Love your latest layout, so sunny!

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  4. that layout is so pretty!
    thanks for playing along with us!

  5. OMYGOSH!! I did record that Jimmy Kimmel show and watched it tonight!! U are sooooooooooooooooooooooo right...I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that "Friggin' Twilight" spoof....OMYGOSH!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)