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Sunday, March 2, 2008

More Challenge Entries...

Good Morning!!! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!!

Today will be short and sweet - as we approach the "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover" challenge deadline (Monday at NOON eastern time) - I wanted to share with you some more AWESOME and amazing entries that I have received! So here we go!!!

This layout is from Cindy B. Her titles reads: "Every Path has its Puddle"

The journaling reads: "That's what puppy pads are for!"

The Next entry comes from Bec in Texas! This is what she had to say about her layout -

" This was my take on the challenge.The page is really about a man I would like to have known better. The layout is of handmade furniture made by him. I have only a few memories of time spent with grandparents as I was not fortunate enough that they lived close. I cherish the handmade items I rescued from other family members, and dream of what stories might have been told about them. I hope to create many memories with my grandchildren and am very thankful for the internet and our webcams."

Journaling reads:

A contractor
born in 1896
lived 91 years
built his own house and most
of the furnishings in it

I remember collecting these shells
for the shadowbox you made

Papaw, I would have loved to be
able to spend more time with you
and learn who you really were

The next entry was made by Lori with the little m. This was really a challenge for Lori cause she is not normally a scrapbooker at all!!! (Way to step out of your box Lori!!!)

Her journaling reads:

God Bless America

God Bless America and our Armed Forces. Over the past weeks I’ve really gotten into reading Blogs from the wives and families of our Armed Forces.

It’s given me time to look at my own life and I’ve come to realize how very lucky I am. A bed to sleep in, food to eat, furnace to keep us warm and most of all being surrounded by family and friends.

Although, I’m not a wife, with a loved one serving to protect our country, I was the sister, the daughter, the cousin and the girl friend of those who’d served our Country.

I toss my hat off to every wife, mother, girlfriend, etc. who sit waiting for their loved ones to return home. I had forgotten how long and lonely the days and months were, waiting, till I saw my family members, and boyfriend.

Being able to see our family grow up and still enjoy and cherish a favorite vacation spot, we are all truly blessed. Seeing rainbows, green trees and blue lakes, just being able to laugh together each day, is special. All this is because there are men and women willing to sacrifice and keep us safe. May God bring everyone home safely to their loved ones, please extend our many thanks.

God Bless America, Let Freedom Ring!

And the last entry for today comes from Eddita C. This is what she said about trying to come up with her layout for the challenge. "Well, I started with one layout and then ended up with another. This was a lot of fun. Not quite as good as your GAS story but it was what I thought of the other day when I came across a jar full of yummies".

Journaling reads:

"OK, I admit, my first mistake was to not have a recipe but I thought that it was a little overkill when the ambulance arrived and the EMT came out in special gear…..

After years of growing items in the garden and canning and giving away to family and friends, one particular year, Chuck went a little overboard on the peppers and planted 5 varieties. While I’m not big on spicy food, I decided that I was not going to just throw out the 8 lbs. of peppers, but instead can some pickled peppers so we would have something yummy to put on sandwiches.

I put on some rubber gloves and deseeded and chopped all of them up: Green, JalapeƱo, Habanero, Cayenne & Serrano. I then got out a big pot, added oil and some chopped onions. Once the onions were soft, I threw in all of the peppers and stirred them around too. I knew I would need liquid so I added a gallon or so of water, some vinegar and pickling spices
(again, I should have had a recipe)

Once things started to cook and really boil, an interesting thing started to happen. Smoke started to build up in the house, I started to tear up, my breathing was becoming more difficult, I started coughing and choking. Chuck who was in the other room started experiencing the same thing and walked into the kitchen to see what was going on.

That’s about when I was shut down. It’s all a blur, but I was sternly told by a faceless man in a gasmask, that while well intentioned, the average happy homemaker should not be making
Oleoresin Capsicum,
(a chemical compound that irritates the eyes, cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness).

In other words:
Homemade Pepper Spray !!!

PS: Once everyone left, and things had calmed down, I went ahead and canned the peppers anyway...it really came out tasty!"

Thank you sooooooooo much to everyone who has already entered!!! I still have several more layouts to share with you in the next few days!!!

As before I can't comment on these layouts as I don't want to influence any of my guest judges (you will be learning more about them soon!). But I would love to hear what you have to say about these layouts - so leave a comment in the comment section!!

Until Next Time!


AND don't forget - TOMORROW is the DEADLINE to get your entries in!!!


Anonymous,  March 2, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

Great layouts and so fun, I love them all.

Lucky Charm Crafts by Lynn Barwald March 3, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

These layouts are fabulous! You guys are TOO MUCH competition! I really wanted to win, but now that I see all of yours, WOWZEE!!! They are ALL perfect for the topic! Cindy B's is just adorable.. really, really cute. Bec's is beautiful and sweet.. lovely story. Lori's made me cry.. it's a great layout! Eddita's made me laugh and made me happy it didn't happen to me!!! Great job, you guys!

Lynn B

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