Sunday, May 23, 2010

You have to love this time of year...

It is so crazy busy...but it is all fun stuff! School concerts, Field day, Field Trip for both the boys. Soccer tournaments, riding lessons, and lacrosse. This year both the boys field trips fell on the same day so my hubby took his first with Jack. I went with Nick to his...a big one...Washington D.C.

I don't know how we fit it all in but we saw all the monuments, the White House, 3 museums...needless to say my feet were killing me. Here are a few pictures. This is the Lincoln Memorial.



The White House



We saw a group of WWII vets having their picture at the memorial...it literally brought tears to my eyes.



We got tickets to go into the Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian...I just loved that!



Of course I need a picture of my boy!



Now for some scrappy fun!

I did a Pebbles layout using the new May Bouquet. I really love how pretty this line is but can still be used for both boy and girl layouts.



Here are a few details...



I am in love with Nikki's line Dan the Record Man. It is so versatile! I created this layout of my brother's puppy Jake. Is he not the cutest?



Spellbinders did a fun product swap with the design team and I was thrilled to get a few embossing impressabilites...these are so darn fun! For this layout I laid a die over some cardstock and with a make-up sponge I inked over it. I then punched some circle out of the cardstock...super easy way to make your own unique embellishments. Thank you so much Spellbinders!

Here is a little detail shot...



I also used a die to emboss over metal tape. I think it makes for a great effect...very masculine too! Just in time for Father's Day!



This is kind of tough to see...sorry! The glare off metal tape makes it tough to get a picture of.



Last but not least I wanted to share a card I made for someone that has been having a rough couple of weeks. I used spray inks to color the flowers and then laid the punched circle over them...added a few dots of stickles for fun...so pretty I think!



Hope you are all having a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Scrapamum said...

Fabulous stuff!!!

Lynette said...

Lovely photos and I love that first layout...the color is beautiful.

Melonie said...

Love this crazy busy time of year too. Glad you had fun on the field trip! The pics are great and I'm sure you're getting excited about having the boys home for summer. Have a great week Mimi!

Kathy Martin said...

Lots of fantastic projects! I do LOVE this time of year! :)

Jocelyn said...

Love all the goodies and yes...it is that time of year where each minute seems packed with tons of things to do....sooooooo, how do you get the time to create such beauty!!!

sarah said...

i am totally not surprised by the GORGEOUSNESS as of late from you. everytime i come by to your blog, you've got something stunning to share! :)

looks like such a fun time in DC. tfs those pics!

happy tuesday.

hugs,
sarah.

Linda Beeson said...

What a fabulous outing and it looks like you had great weather.

Staci said...

Gorgeous work as always, mimi!! And I love your pics - you were in my neck of the woods :-)

Melanie said...

I love the photos of Washington, what a wonderful trip.

Love the craft, that record is so cute.

cindy said...

Lovely creations Mimi. I saw your lo's in Scrapbook Trends. Congrats to you on your publications.