Friday, April 6, 2012

Tornados & more Scrap Madness

So on Tuesday, North Texas was slammed with over a dozen tornados. It was really a troubling thing for me. My whole family lives in the Dallas area. I reached my Daddy fairly quick & found they were OK but they had not heard from anyone else. I ended up reaching most of the family. All were safe.
I never ever liked the fact that it just cannot simply rain in, it comes with golfball to baseball sized hail & tornados. How do you get away from those things short of having an underground bunker? Out of all the devastation not one reported death. "GOD Bless Texas"

So, I have done a lot for the March Scrap Madness over at BASF. It was challenging just keeping up with the challenges. I mean there were 100 sketches alone. There is one more weekend to get soem work done & posted.

Below are a few of what I did:
Remember this photo? Well I just love it & I believe turning in into the sepia tone works really well with this MME paper that I absolutely love. This was for the Polka Dot challenge. We could use polka dot paper or make our own...I chose the easy way. The ribbon used was just perfect as will & to make it stand out a little more I backed it with solid paper.

This was for the Alter It challenge. We could alter anything we wanted but it had to have a photo on it. Well, I have had this frame for years. I got it at a scrapbook convention & it finally came in handy...LOL

One of the challenges "Not My Style" was to make an ATC but it had to be something you do not normally work with. I have never done anything Disney so I used the Minnie & Minnie sticker sheet & did this....totally not my style.

For the "Sing Me a Song" challenge, we had to do a LO using song lyrics. I chose the song Why by Rascal Flatts because it was something I had already wanted to do. The focus on the LO is my cousin who died 11 years ago sadly to suicide. He was 2 months older than me & we grew up together & I think about him so much...I mean we were supposed to turn 50 together. Among other things I wrote in the journal spot was that I hope he found peace.

This was pretty simple but I love the photo. It is my baby brother when he was 2. He isn't so much of a baby anymore as he will trn 40 on July 4.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these. Be safe.


  1. Wow, Frances, you really rocked these challenges, you did an amazing job on ALL of them!!

    So glad to hear your family is safe!