Friday, February 18, 2011

Well, I haven't posted since the blog hop...

So I thought I'd come share a few recent pages and some randomness...

Here's one I made today as the example for my Friday Focus BPS challenge at Cookin' Up Creations My challenge was to use the strips of paper we have leftover from previous pages and quit hoarding them! Some of the strips on my page...I kid you not...I've had for at least 4-5 years! LOL! I actually got the idea for this page from either SBEtc or CK...but I can't remember which one. But, I masked off the heart shape and then spritzed with a Glimmer Mist type stuff (Ritzy Ditzy Glitz) and then stitched around the image that was left to make it stand out more. I cut my title from fun foam using my Sizzix and the Round-a-Bout alpha set.



And here are a couple from the crop last weekend at Scrap-Friendzy.






And while I'm on the subject of Scrap-Friendzy...February is my last month on the Design Team there. :( I have absolutely LOVED being a DT member, but I've been there a year and it's time for new blood. Amy put out a DT call about a month ago...and at first, I was thinking I'd reapply. But after much thought, I decided to step aside and give someone else a chance. I'll still be hanging out there, since the MB feels like home now! The call runs thru the 22nd...so there's still time to apply!!! Believe me, working for Amy is a BREEZE!!!!

And since my blog is not completely dedicated to scrapbooking...On Monday morning, a high school classmate was brutally murdered by his roommate. You may have even heard about it on the news... He was shot with both a handgun and a shotgun, and then mutilated with an ax. His killer carved words into his body and even wrote on his body after he killed him. A crime this heinous can only be committed by someone who is a complete lunatic. Yet, the media plays up the fact that my friend was homosexual and that his killer claims he was making advances toward him. The killer went to the gay club looking to experiment (or so he says) and then "turned straight" when they got back to my friend's house. I think this guy was just looking for his first victim... Anyway, Stephen was a kind, generous, caring individual and that's how I will always remember him. We had just recently reconnected on Facebook and he had not changed a bit. Tonight is the receiving...please pray for his friends...those that were close, those that were not so close. Pray for his parents and that they learn how his son touched a person's heart and made their lives better because of it...his family had shunned him because of his homosexuality. Pray for the killer and his family also...and pray that justice will be served to the fullest extent.

1 comment:

Raechelle said...

love these layouts! Especially the masking idea!

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