Monday, May 4, 2009

The Day Before Tuesday


Saturday was NSD (National Scrapbook Day)!! It was a day of shopping the 'digital material'
sales, some 'freebies', and challenges at many scrapbook sites. I've added links on my sidebar (to the right) to the Galleries I'm putting my Layouts in. If you click on a Gallery, my page(s) will pop up for viewing. For me it is also a great way to meet other digi scrapers, find inspiration, get questions answered, and learn about current challenges... and so on.

I WON a $25. gift certificate from Sue Cummings of O'SCRAPS for my layouts using her kit... designed around the word 'EXTRAORDINARY'!!! Some of the layouts are in last week's post. She gave another gal and me the certificate for our Enthusiasm, Quality, and Quantity of our work. THANKS AGAIN SUE CUMMINGS!!

The layout below was a quickie I made yesterday. I wanted to try using dark colored paper as a background.

Credits:All material are from Little Dreamer Designs.
Paper:TNT 'Spring Couture
'White swirl border: Paislee Hoopla Elements
Green Border: Paislee Hoopla Elements
Acrylic Heart & branch: L Reid 'Tranquil Escape'
Green Heart: LBA 'Happy Hearts
'Font: Vivaldi


I've been reading this Henry the VIII book in chunks rather than chapters... wife by wife. It's a thick book (937 pages) but despite the small print... an easy read!! I just finished Anne-of-Cleves and am about to start Catherine Howard. I read other books between wives (that sounds odd!) As a refresher to those of you interested in English history, his wives were:

1. Katherine of Aragon (Spanish) mother of Queen Mary I. (Died of an illness)

2. Anne Boleyn... mother of Queen Elizabeth I. (Was Executed)

3. Jane Seymour... mother of his only son, King Edward VI (She died from childbirth)

4. Anne of Cleves (German)... (marriage annulled)

5. Catherine Howard (Executed)

6. Katherine Parr


We're watching the 3rd season of THE TUDORS on Showtime TV. If you don't get Showtime, the 1st and 2nd season are available on DVD. It's a wonderful presentation of Henry the VIII's life. When we began the series we were disappointed in the look of the actor that plays Henry... much too slim for our background knowledge. However in the book it explains that Henry didn't start to get fat until after the death of Ann Seymour when he stayed in and grieved for her. Also at that time an old leg injury becomes a very painful ulcer and he became very sedentary. Thus the huge weight gain. In the series he's just at that point in his life and we're wondering how they're going to handle this on the screen... a rubber suit??

We are moving back to Oshkosh... an hour South of Green Bay. I'm really excited... looking forward to decorating from scratch. We'll put Boyd's house up for sale when the market looks a bit more promising. I lived in Oshkosh for 36 years and it's home to my girls. I miss having them stay with me when they're home, but all of their friends are in Oshkosh... and their Dad has a big house. Now they won't have that extra 2 hr. drive each time we get together. Boyd's parents moved to Oshkosh and we need to spend more time with them. His dad just celebrated his 89th birthday. Lots to do...
Make this a great week!


Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- good luck on your move Joni! The Tudors is on our list after we get done with MofG. We had to buy the 2nd season 'cause no one had it to rent and just haven't had time to watch it yet. A few more busy weekends then we'll play catch-up!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congrats on the decision to move!
I've wanted to watch The Tudors--I find English history so riveting.

Helen said...

Good luck with the move. I love Tudor England....I used to teach it to Year 8s. I had heard not such good reviews about that are you finding it Joni - apart from the weight. Have you read any Phillipa Gregory? "The Other Boleyn Girl"???

Rhona said...

Good luck with your move Joni, I can only imagine it will feel like you're going home. Hope you'll be happy there (and enjoy decorating from scratch!) xx

fun fliffy said...

hi there !!!

thanks a lot for your lovely comments on my little blog...

keep updating :) take care

kikimama said...

Hiya, good luck with your move! Love the LOs, and well done on winning the gift certificate!

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jacquie said...

congrats joni on winning and on the move. sounds like it will be a good one for you. hope you have a happy mother's day.

sarah_m_garner said...

I would be interested in watching The Tudors---we're about to start catching up on a few series we've been waiting for.

Are you enjoying the Margaret George book? I've read two of hers and really, really enjoyed them. One was "The Memoirs of Cleopatra," the other, "Helen of Troy."

Unfortunately, I get most of my history from good historical fiction, so I'm always looking for recommendations!

Sarah (AKA dugarner from DesignerDigitals)