Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hi All, Okay, raise your hand if you are ready for summer!!! My hand is not only raised, but it is waving frantically in the air like the kid in the classroom who just has to be called on before they burst. Yep, I'm excited for summer! The month's creative weekly theme at the Crate Paper blog is certain to get you in the mood for summer! The CP girls used the new collection The Pier to create some fun in the sun and sand projects and here's mine. I am totally loving the slide frames and chipboard from this collection! Ready to play along with the challenge? I can't wait to see what you create!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A few weeks ago my vintage book heritage album was featured on the Crate Paper blog. I had so much fun with this project, and love the idea that my girls will keep this album for years to come, and be able to put faces to stories of their family's heritage. Thanks for stopping by, friends!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Hi Everyone!! Husband and I went to Italy last month and I totally loved the clotheslines stretched between buildings! It inspired me to make a couple of new projects that are featured today on the Crate Paper Blog! I used the Maggie Holmes line for this vintage frame decor that is hanging above my work table in my scrap room. I love how it turned out! And I used the new awesome Crate Paper line The Pier for this throwback layout of my oldest daughter. I converted the photos to black and white cause I shot in auto mode at the time and thought I was a good photographer. I wasn't. But back and white usually makes it all better! Clothespins are a fun and easy way to add some dimension and whimsy to your projects! I hope you check them out!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Guess what??? It is in the mid 70s and sunny here today! Considering it was snowing last week, I'd say it is about time!! And guess what else?? I have my layout for the Write.Click.Scrapbook gallery to share with you! It really is an awesome gallery, so make sure you check it out here! This is one of my new favorite layouts. I love Kesi'art, so this patterned paper is perfection. I also love the letters and stitching. And I also love this photo of my oldest who is in Kindergarten and is learning to read at a rapid pace. What are you loving lately?? Do tell!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Mmmkay, have I mentioned how much I love Project Life? I used to take a ton of photos of little things and collect all sorts of memorabilia that would get shoved in a box or drawer somewhere, especially when I went on trips. This time, when Husband and I took a trip to Italy for his big Four-Oh, I actually used the little bits and pieces and everyday detail photos. Pretty awesome! Plus, I have a fairly detailed account of our Italian adventures documented in the journaling. So, are you ready for Weeks 13-16, including a double dose of Italy-trip fun? Here ya go! It was a big month! Easter, Italy trip, and Husband's 40th, wow! That's it for now, friends! I'll be back later this week with a special project that I made with Crate Paper's awesomely vintage DIY Shop line :)
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
My girls had a couple of friends over for a play date, and I thought it was the perfect time for an impromptu photo mini shoot. The weather in the Midwest has been total crap this spring, but since the sun was actually shining I wanted to try some backlit shots. And I followed a tip I found on Pinterest while working with kids--tell them not to smile and no giggling allowed. They laughed hysterically and I ended up with some authentic smiles. What could be better than that? The last one is my favorite. Could they be any cuter? I am totally biased of course. But seriously?? Oh, and just so you know, the crap weather returned. It was snowing today. Yep, snowing.