Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Well, my first Crafty Critters Challenge...WOW! was it a real challenge. We had to make something, anything crafty that expressed us, our favorite things. I love to scrapbook and I manage to get lots of great pics of my famuily, friends...even my flowers but I never get, what I think are good pics of myself. Now mind you we didn't have to include a pic of ourselves on our challenge...this was just for me. I put a lot of people before me most of the time. I guess because I strive daily to be humble and you can't exactly be humble and think of yourself 24/7! HA! But, my children will look at my scrapbooks one day, when I'm gone, and wonder..."Where's Mama?" So, whether fat, a little less fat, makeup, no makeup, hair fixed exactly perfect or not I want to get myself in more of my scrapbook pages.
Even though this is the #9 CC challenge, I have made a month long challenge for myself:

1. August (on my blog) is Scraptastic! I'm only going to upload scrapbook pages this month!
2. On at least 2 more pages this month (not counting this one) will be my pic.Now granted I will probably be with my kids, husband, parents...but I'll be on at least 2 more pages.

Of course, I will be working on other projects besides scrapbooking this month but you'll have to wait until next month to see those. Or check out my SCS gallery! :)

So here it is "A Few of my Favorite Things":

Being a mom, being a child of God, scrapbooking, cardmaking, singing, cooking, being married to the most wonderful man in the world...these are a few of my favorite things.
My favorite colors are Purple and Green. My favorite bible verse is Hebrews 13:6
My favorite at home meal is Chicken and Rice Casserole and grilled BBQ bread. I have listed my recipe for each.
My favorite dessert is banana pudding and I also listed my recipe for that. Click on the picture to view a enlarged version. You can see my recipes better.

Thanks to Colleen for challenging me to think of...well...ME! I smile everytime I look at this page. ;-)



Colleen said...

Wow Melina, what a great page! What a wonderful way to let your kids know a little bit about you:) Beautiful job and thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Melina this is the most beautiful idea I have ever seen. This is georgous and perfect!! I'm so excited to see your pages this month. I'm a huge scrapper also so I love to see ideas and other page creations. Great job!!

Jen Z. said...

You know, i always pooh-pooh pics of myself and say "oh, i'm fat, get rid of that..." or whatever. But you're right. I need to do the same thing...include more pics of me in stuff so my grandbabies can have grandbabies who can say "there's great-great-gramma!" :) Thanks for the challenge!

AnnMarie said...

Melina!! How cool are you?! I LOVE your idea for this challenge! This page is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the rest of your pages this month! :)

April said...

What a gorgous page! We are doing all about me for Augusts SS kit swap...we tend to forget about ourselves huh! Great work!

Moira said...



=o) kel said...

so great for you!!!!! i hate pictures of myself, i am really trying to challenge myself to do an "about me" book though!

lovies, =o) kek

AnnMarie said...

Just stopping by to say hello! Hope things are settling in some for you! Take care! :)