Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kissed by a layout

Before I get to the layout I created today, I have to share this happy mail I received yesterday from my sweet blogging friend, Alanna. This lovely card sure brought a smile to my face and I thank you Alanna for thinking of me!

The girls decided to play with some friends this afternoon and after a little while of spinning my wheels, I decided to work on a layout. I have been trying to work on layouts from the Butterfly House in Sioux Falls. But, at first, I was not feeling in the groove. I was trying to fit too many unrelated photos onto one layout and I didn't like the results. So today, I decided to select one photo to scrap and see how it went. You can let me know if it worked...

I've used another wonderful Cindy Schneider template and the kit is Haute Spring by Zoe Pearn. Both designers are at Sweet Shoppe Designs. In all the times I have visited butterfly houses I don't think I've had a butterfly land on me that stayed put for so long! I had to ask a volunteer to take it off so I could leave. In all honesty, I would have loved to have stayed until it decided to flutter off, but with the cold I had at the time, the humidity in the room was getting to me and I really needed to get some less sticky air. LOL I believe Jessica took the picture and I think she did a pretty good job, too, even if the butterfly wasn't centered in the frame. *Ü*

In other news, yesterday ended up being a bit busier than I originally thought it would be. I had an appointment to get my teeth cleaned, which I'd been procrastinating on due to the cold and all the coughing I was doing. I'm happy to say, waiting was a good thing. In the afternoon, I decided to finally call to get an appointment to have my annual eye exam, seeing as I have been wearing my last set of contacts for almost a month. Lo and behold, they had an opening! Then I asked about setting up appointments for the girls, just to get baseline info on their eyesight. (Since both their parents are pretty nearsighted, it stands to reason they might end up that way, too). They had openings for the girls, too! Yay! Got it all done in a little over an hour. Both girls eyes are great, no nearsightedness at this point, maybe a smidge farsighted, but nothing that needs any correcting. And it turns out my eyesight is improving slightly. After a lifetime of increasing nearsightedness, it's strange to hear they want to lower the power on my lenses. Granted it's only a slight improvement, but that is better than no improvement. And, the eye doctor was surprised, yet again that I have no problems seeing without bifocals. LOL 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week is going well.



Sharli said...

That Alanna, she's so sweet!!

I love your layout Jeanne! It's very pretty (LOVE the colors!) and are photos supposed to be centered? Maybe that's what I'm doing wrong!

I think it's really neat that the butterfly loved you. So cool.

I am envious that you don't need bifocals. I probably need tri-focals now, but I refuse. Instead, I have two pairs of bifocal glasses (LOL)


Sparkle said...

I love this digi pack! Such a lovely layout!

Alanna said...

I'm glad you got your card Jeanne. Your layout is so pretty.

I'm glad that your eyesight is getting a bit better and that you were able to get the girls in.

Have a great night!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, what a pretty surprise to receive in the mail.

Your layout is fantastic! We have a butterfly who visits us in the backyard every night. Last night, s/he would step onto our finger. I am going to have to take the camera out tonight. Thanks for the inspiration to scrap this event.

Have a great day!

itsabrt said...

What a sweet card from Alanna! You butterfly lo is stunning Jeanne! Beth

Anke said...

I love your LO as well, it's very beautiful! The butterfly is gorgeous and I love all the ribbons and strips you put on there!
Good thing about your eyes, I wish I didn't need bifocals, contacts would be so much easier. I just can't get used to the monovision ones.
Thanks again for proof reading. I changed my textbox, that's how a whole line got lost. Thank goodness you told me! What would I ever do without you? :):)