Tuesday, June 29, 2010

a mini! :)

I totally forgot to share this mini that I made with the fabulous new October Afternoon "Fly A Kite" line and some American Crafts bits and pieces.... Let me just say, the colors are just plain delicious!!!! :)

I have been trying to come up with some way to feature the school pictures that I dish out big bucks for every year. I mean, as a scrapbooker, I always feel the need to get the fall *AND* the spring pictures. That means double the wallets and keychain photos! *grin* So, I got all the wallets out that we have purchased since Bayleigh started Pre-K in 2005. (YIKES!) And they sat. And sat. And well, sat some more.

Then, I got a creative inspiration and RAN with it. :)

Here is what I came up with...just so happy with how it came out and to be able to display all those fun little pictures and see how she has grown.

I started by painting this fun, scalloped Maya Road chipboard album white and adding lots of little bits and bobs here and there. :) Now I need to find another of these albums to keep going with it next year! Anyone know where to find them?? *huge grin*

Hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

I am finally back....sheesh! I have been having trouble with my google storage and couldn't post pictures on here. Finally got the kinks worked out and I am back up and running! YAY for modern technology, huh?? *grin*

On to the good stuff....my Little Red Scrapbook layouts for June. :)

This layout is about how our family has gone green and my thoughts on the whole thing....how important it is for our children and generations to come. :) All the green was great for this 6x12 page....and I used the ribbon addon and the embellishment addon with the main kit.

(I used the swirl Basic Grey border and some turquoise mist to get the fun little border along the middle of this layout!)This was my FAVORITE layout this month!!!! :) Just a spur of the moment type of thing and I had a blast with it. All the pictures are wallet sized prints from Walmart. I used the ribbon addon, embellishment addon, and alphabet addon in addition to the main kit. And those bingo cards by Jenni Bowlin = PERFECTION!!!

(I used the piece of fabric that the stick pins came on to create this little embellishment grouping! :) LOVE!)A fun, elegant layout about my sweet and beautiful girl. :) She is such a beauty and I love that I captured her face mid-laugh. *huge smile* And the remarkable thing?? She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I used the alphabet addon and embellishment addon along with the main kit here...and a few things from my own stash.

And my last layout was about how the time is passing so quickly with my son. :( Seems like I just brought him home from the hospital or was pinching those drooly, chubby cheeks. And now he is lying on the floor pitching fits because he has to put his train away or has to go take a nap or has missed the garbage truck passing our house or or or....*laugh* Ahhh, the terrible two's. I used one of the chipboard sheets from the Basic Grey album in the embellishment addon and tucked it behind the photo.

Holy picture overload batman! haha

I will wrap up this post and be back in a day or two for some fun summer updates!!

Until next time...


Saturday, June 19, 2010

hello there blog world....

Nice to see you again!! :)

Summer approached in very rapid fashion. Now our days are spent keeping cool at all costs. It has been stifling hot here in North Florida. Ick and double ick. Thank goodness we have a membership to the YMCA because we take advantage of their pool on a weekly basis.

I have started on a healthier lifestyle journey. This just ended week 2. I have been running and fast walking on the treadmill everyday and just making better food choices. Stopping when full. Eating lighter. Eating more frequently. After 2 weeks, I am down 5.5 pounds. So, I am making progress and it is nice to know that busting my butt is actually working. *grin*

Now if I could just convince my husband not to make such wonderfully delicious meals on the weekends, I would be in good shape. Today it was ricotta and parmesan eggplant. Oy...I think I might be full for days. haha

I have been a reading fool lately....my latest read is "Eat, pray, love." Pretty good little book and I hear the movie will be coming out soon. :) Would love suggestions on books since I seem to be reading in rapid fashion lately.

Alrighty, off to bed. I will be back tomorrow with some Little Red Scrapbook layouts. Lots of fun stuff for June... Be sure to check it out.