Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two pieces of my heart...

This layout features my two younger boys, the middle two of my four children. Their bond and closeness amazes me. They are such good friends...honestly, they NEVER fight. (Hope I didn't just jinx myself with that comment) My hope is that they are always this close, only time will tell with this though.

The picture on this layout was taken as we dropped the older of the two off for his week of summer camp. Used Studio Calico's Paper Moon kit for this one, featuring lots of October Afternoon! Oh, and that scalloped circle with the tiny stars...love...it is one from Spellbinder's summer release, the largest die in the Stars Circle set. Then the center was cut out using a Standard Circle die so that rocket image could show through!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Camp

A few weeks ago we sent our second oldest child off to camp. We weren't real sure how he would as he is quite the homebody. He was super excited, said goodbye without looking back at us and off he flew...and, well, fly he did! He had the time of his life. He tried so hard to keep his composure when I picked him up, but those tears just wouldn't stop coming. My heart broke for him. Now all we hear about is how he can't wait until next summer to go back!

The photos on this layout are from when we dropped him off. I used a Studio Calico kit for this one.

<-----I have this same photo of these two the day we picked them up, however pretty sure I can't ever display it publicly if I want to remain in good momma standings!

 <----- See that cabin? It was the coolest! The roof is all grass and wildflowers and the circle you see...that is the door! Each bunk had it's own window and reading light, not to mention they had a bathroom in there! Sure different from my days at camp!

Hope you all are enjoying the last few bits of summer. Two weeks for us until school starts again, I'm off to savor it a bit!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Perfectly ImpErfEct

Last week I handed my camera to my oldest son and asked him to take a few impromptu photos. Most of them weren't worth keeping (really it was that I didn't look worth keeping). However, the photo on this layout was a keeper, maybe not the perfect shot from the composition stand point. We almost didn't make it into the photo, but I LOVE it none the less. It may be imperfect, but to me, it is PERFECT!

Used up some more of Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. I'm down to just bits left, enough to eek out a few cards. Also pulled out the Lace Doily Accents and Twisted Metal die templates from Spellbinders.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Part two!

Yep, same beautiful line of paper and more sweet little ballerina photos! More Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe and my dd in her dance class.

Lots of hand stitching...love the way that it turned out.

The zig zag edge was made using one of the new Edgeabilities sets from Spellbinders...Classic Ric Rac.

Be back tomorrow with a few cards to share with you!

A little break.

Yep, after the madness of CHA and then getting all of my July assignments done, I had a little break to do some scrappy stuff just for me. I have had the Emma's Shoppe line from Crate Paper for a while just waiting for me to give ti some tender loving care. Add some sweet photos of my dd from her first session of ballet and I had a match in heaven.

So, here is part one...

Ballerina Girl, a layout.



Check out that sweet little face on the close up of the last photo....the sweetest huh???!!!

Products: Everything from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe except Bazzill card stock and beautiful framework behind the title is from the Spellbinders Twisted Metal Die Template (one of my favorites from their summer CHA releases).

Be back soon with part two!