Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #25

This week's challenge is a recipe challenge; use the color light aqua, a patterned paper and embellishment. I chose to do a page of my sweet little favorite great niece (I can say that cuz she's my only great niece). I spritzed my paper with some glimmer mist in the two corners and also used it on my aqua flowers. This photo doesn't show the title very well, I'll have to see if I can get a better photo later. It says "princess Brinley" and that she is :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's layouts at TPE

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Flood of 2010

We have been hit with a flood here. Fortunately where I live we weren't affected, my parents have lots of water down by their dock and will have some clean up to do they live on a hill so their home wasn't affected. Unfortunately there were a number of people evacuated from their homes because of the flooding from the Wisconsin River. They're calingl this the 100 year flood so it was something magnificent to see.

This first photo was taken Thursday evening after we had received about 6" of rain, we were thinking at this time the river might rise a little bit more than it was at this point

This was Saturday morning, my dad was checking things out, hoping the river had crested, it hadn't yet.
And this was Saturday late afternoon pretty much at crest.

We drove around Saturday and took some pics, this is a stranded car at a gas station under water. The river is actually way in the background way out past the yield sign.

One of the damns with the water just roaring.
A couple of businesses along the river, not a good situation for them.
This was one of the bridges that was kept open, there's another one just up the river a bit that was closed.
The river is receding and now it's time for clean up and recovery. It's unbelievable how much can happen in a weekend.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #24

It's time for another challenge over at The Pink Elephant. This week's challenge was a Back to School Theme challenge. This one was a bit of a challenge for me because we don't have any children, so I dug into the archives and found a class picture from grade school and decided to scrap that. This photo was fun to look at, I was able to actually pick out a few of my classmates. I'd love to have them all written down. I also used some of The Cutting Cafe Back to School digital images on my layout.

Here's the layout (the photo is a bit discolored from being in one of those magnetic photo albums)