Being the incurable history geek that I am, I’m currently reading Life and Society in the Hittite World by Trevor Bryce. Years ago, I read his Kingdom of the Hittites, and I have been wanting to read this for a long time. Even though I’ve moved on, I continue to recall childhood pets. There’s a story in Marley & Me about a dog who manages to steal a chocolate cake with no apparent ill effects. This reminded me of my sister’s dog, Sniffles.
I guess I was about sixteen or seventeen, and it was my turn to take my niece and nephew out trick-or-treating. One of our neighbors at the time, apparent idiots, left a bowl of Milk Duds on their front porch with instructions for kids to take one or two. Like any kid is going to limit themselves like that if they can get away with it. Anyway, Sniffles got into the Milk Duds. She must have eaten two dozen of those little boxes full of them. I had a heck of a time getting her away from them. Plus, to make matters worse, my niece, who was a genie that year, didn’t look where she was going and fell into a ditch (she’s going to kill me if she finds out I said that!). At the time, it wasn’t funny, but I about laughed myself sick about it later. 🙂
Okay, it’s freebie time!
As you can see, this time, I’ve gone for a crumbled grunge look. I think it turned out rather well. Originally, I created a layout with a picture of my niece (see entry Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat), then I kept adding things.
- 5 papers
- 2 piece of cardboard
- 4 flowers
- 2 bows
- 2 buttons
- 4 beads
- 1 journal strip
- 1 stitched denim circle
- 1 alpha (all caps, A through 9)
- 1 word art
The bolder alpha used in the word art is iNked God from Last Soundtrack. You can download it for free at dafont.com.
Update 2/24/2015: I’ve gone through all of my links and deleted all of those for 4shared. My account there has been discontinued. Unfortunately, this means that many of my early kits are no longer available. If I can find the time, I may attempt to recreate and/or redo some of them.