Monday, February 22, 2016

Memorandum Monday & LOAD 13 - 16

Back again to play along with Sian's Memorandum Monday!  I missed last week because, well, LIFE. You know, it has been totally kicking my butt lately.  

Valentine's weekend we had temps in the single digits (think -15 for you Celsius folks). It triggered a fibro flare that left me tired and just plain miserable. I even missed creating & posting a LOAD layout for Valentine's Day. I was too tired to go out for dinner. Yuck. Honestly, I was ready to throw in the towel and call LOAD done for the month.  But I spent Monday creating two layouts and got myself caught up.

Work has been stressful too, with a copyright infringement issue that I just can't seem to get resolved. So there's that.  And all the tracking and careful eating and keeping up with things that I do all week just seems to fall apart on the weekends. 

This past weekend was a bit milder (thank you!!!). Jay and I made it out to several thrift shops and an indoor flea market and had some interesting finds.  And I learned that just because someone tells you something belonged to their grandmother doesn't mean it is old!  We bought a totally kitschy "Betty Boop Diner" indoor/outdoor thermometer, which, upon research, is being sold today!  Ah well, it still looks good at the shop, so live and learn! I actually learn new things about old stuff nearly every weekend as we purchase and research things for the shop. When I have something truly interesting, and can remember to save the links, I'll share!

 Frame Cluster is "Memory Keeper" by Kimeric

 Quick Page from Bohemian Beauty Collection at Sweet Shoppe Designs

 Happy Birthday Template from Cindy Schneider with modifications.  Sarah's Sweet Sixteen was on my list of "Five Faves" last March that never got done. So I finally get to check another one off that list!

 Using Kimeric's "Picture Perfect kit.  Another School of Life album page done.  I'm nearing the finish line of the K-6 album pages!!! I only had to change out one photo to make a similar page for Rachel.


quiltingfool said...

Your pages are so beautiful and creative, I just love seeing more of them. Sorry to hear life has been kicking you in the pants lately. Hopefully it will be short lived. Keep that summer trip in mind when you need some incentive! You need to be in the best shape you can be, so you can enjoy all the walking and touristing things you'll be doing. I hope everything gets way better with Spring coming. It may not seem like it now, but it's on its way. Hang in there, and keep posting. Love you....

Karen said...

I'm so impressed every time I see another one of your layouts of the girls when they were little. I had to give up on that a long time ago. I have all their school stuff in a big plastic box, but I don't have much hope of getting to it! Hope you are feeling better. The cold seems to cause lots of problems with my MIL's arthritis as well. It's one reason she goes to Florida for the winter.

Sian said...

Wishing you a better, brighter week ahead Cheri. You've done such a fine job making your pages when you haven't been feeling great. I hope you are really proud of them!

Krystal K Grant Photography, LLC said...

Glad you are feeling better. Your digi pages are really wow-ing me, I love all of them but especially the top one.

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are all great, but I especially like the first two.
I ordered a bunch of photos and have been organizing them. Really feel a scrapbooking binge coming on soon.
Maybe LOAD in March.

Melissa said...

Great job catching up after an off day! So sorry to hear about the weather and flare up - hope you are feeling better!

Robbie reads a lot about old toys and trading cards and knows quite a bit, but we still have to look things up sometimes when we find something at a garage sale or flea market.

Barbara Eads said...

Sorry you were feeling down. There's nothing like that to ruin a weekend! Still it sounds like you managed to go to the flea markets for a little fun. What a good way to lift the spirits!

Missus Wookie said...

Hope you are feeling better.

I really like that 50th birthday page - those jars with bits in and the photo cluster give such a fun feel to the page.