Friday, July 23, 2010

Farewell for now

Well, I'm off on a little family vacation. Lots of time relaxing with family in what I hope will be a little cooler climate! :) And maybe even some shopping....scrapbook shopping and school shopping....because JBG's off to kindergarten in a month. Only one month left. My goal is to enjoy every minute...even the ones with screaming kids! :)

Sent in my application for the American Crafts Design Team. I'm sure my chances are about as big as my little toe, but I had a lot of fun creating for this call so either way it's all good. Of course to be on their team would be completely and totally awesome........ I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Have a great week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Lovin'

What are you lovin' this summer?
We've been lovin' a lot of backyard swimming lately.
Joshua likes to turn the sprinkler on and break out the water balloons, too,
so we practically have water park going on in the backyard. :)
{Amazing the hours of fun you can buy for $25, isn't it?!}
Grace always says she wants to get in, but then she ends up sitting with me on the porch swing, just watching. I don't mind that too much, though. :) She is so cute!

And of course I had to share with you this layout that I made using the American Crafts "I Do" and "Botanique" lines. I love the color combination of I Do - lots of soft colors mixed with the charcoal gray - so pretty!

All patterned papers, embellishments, stickers and letters are from American Crafts.
Grey Cardstock around the outside boarder is from Prism, and the white lace is unknown.
See what I mean about the color combination? I think it is so relaxing.
So relaxing I think I just might go to sleep now. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

American Crafts+Stamping = Too Much FUN!

Every week on the American Crafts Blog they have a fun challenge, and occasionally I get to play along. Well this week's challenge was to make a card or a layout that used at least 2 AC products and stamping. Well since these are two things that I love, I couldn't pass this one up!
You can find the challenge info here, but hurry! You only have until 12 pm tonight to enter.
But don't worry, there will be another fun challenge posted tomorrow - - that is what I love about their blog! Lots o' inspiration! :)
So anyway, here is my card...simple and sweet:

Sorry it's not the best pic - it's been a rainy, rainy day out there!
All of the stamps, patterned paper (Letterbox and Dear Lizzy), and ribbon are from American Crafts. The white CS is from Paper Studio, and the ink is Cocoa ink from Close To My Heart. Oh, and I used a pink Copic marker to color in the flowers.
Side note: I need to learn how to blend/use these markers better. Anyone know of anywhere I can find a tutorial or something? I was going to take a class at my Local Scrapbook Store, but they are closing next month....SO SAD!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just a quick layout

Just wanted to share this quick layout I made of little boy JBG on Halloween a couple of years ago. He was so excited to be BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!!

For this layout I used papers and die cuts from Crate Paper (aren't these aliens adorable!?), some SEI alphabet stickers, Cosmo Cricket mini alphas, and a Jillibean Soup journaling spot. Fun stuff! I loved how easily this layout went together!

I hope you are all having a good week....we are all having a little bit of a difficult time recovering from the holiday weekend, but at least the weekend was a good one! :)