Sunday, August 30, 2009

Been a while...

Summer fun has over taken my life and now the kids will be going back to school in a few days, boo hoo. We took a trip to Hershey Park...the sweetest place on earth! Random trips to birthday parties, the Philly Phils, the Reading Phils, mini golfing and in between all that those everyday things like soccer practice and riding lessons. We have even been to the beach twice in the last few weeks. I love the beach...but I could do without all that sand, what a mess! This is the boys and my nephew.

My scrapping has taken a back burner the last few weeks with all our activities but I did get to a crop at Scraptacular. How fun! September's kit at Scraptacular features Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Henry's Brilliance line...perfect for back to school! I love this line and used it for both these projects. Nikki just send to me a great big box of Boo-tiful and I already made 2 LO and a card with it. I will be back to share them on the 1st.

I made this little tin for Jack to carry his snack money to school. It is an altered mint container and small enough to fit into a pencil or lunch more lost quarters for this little guy!

I also made this LO using the same line...showing off Nick's summer hair! He loves his blond highlights!

I played with some Marks Paper Company goodies! Nick and I spend the day at Kitchen Kettle Village and really enjoyed ourselves...I included 7 photos on this LO, definitely a first for me. There is also several jotters by Jenn at Creative Chaos Etsy. They are my favorite way to embellish! I use them on most of my LO's now.

Here is a card too!

The Pebbles, Inc. blog was filled with tons of amazing ways to use ribbon this week. Here is a layout I made featuring their ribbon.

This is my niece Sam competing at a Horse Show.

As usual some of my favorite project always come from working with Black River Designs paper. This month is no exception. I absolutely love these photos of Jack and my old girl Lucy!

A few details...

Here is a birthday card I made using it too.

I just got a box of goodies from GCD Studios and can't wait to dive it to that as a product tester. Yippie!

Hope you have all had as great a summer as I have and thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Proud mom and aunt...

Lots of proud mom stuff going on this week! First off Jack had his best showing at a horse show yet this weekend. He placed in all the events he entered and even won the Champion ribbon in the Lead Line Division. They made him this shirt that says "I was Champion at Tomorrows Dream Farm".

The next day Nick's soccer team was lucky enough to have a scrimmage with the Bermudian National Team. They have been in town for training. What a great opportunity. Our boys won in a great game and they all had fun...check out this picture of the whole bunch together after the game!

Sunday was another great day. My niece Sam rode in a local Grand Prix Jumping Show. She is 14 and I was truly amazed by her riding ability. She placed in 3 of her events. The crazy thing is that kids ride against adults, men against women so when my 14 year old niece on her pony is beating people twice her age...I can't help but be a proud aunt too!

Look at the mud that day...poured rain, but the show must go on!

Looking ahead to the next jump!

This is my favorite! I am so proud of you Sammy Girl!

And just a few scrappy projects to share!
I did this layout for Marks Paper Company. I love the pop of red with the colors in the English Garden Collection.

And a few details...

We had a fun challenge on the Pebbles, Inc. blog this week. Check out this weeks recycling challenge. Whenever I come across a great tag I always keep them. This layout gave me a chance to use them.

And a few details...I also added a few of my favorite pictures here.

Well we are headed off to the beach for a few days...can't wait to have the sand and sea at my feet. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August Kits...

I am seriously in love with the 2 kits I got to work with this month!
First is the kit from I AM A Scrapaholic. With a mixture of My Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler and Sassafras Lass Vintage Yummy you can't help but get a pretty yet fun and trendy product!

Here is a LO I made from it...Jack and my neice Maya.

And a card...polka dot heaven!

Next up at Dixie Pieces we worked with a totally fun kit loaded with BG and Fancy Pants goodies!

I created this clear has been a long time since I have done one of those and it was fun!

I also used some journaling spots from Creative Chaos on this. Love them! Be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow for her Freebie Friday giveaway.

Here is a card too! Come by and check out all the fun in the Sense-ational Summer Contest. We are having so much fun!