Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Got Sketch? Blog - Sketch #126

Another fabulous sketch from my dear friend Valerie released on today's Got Sketch? blog - with some GORGEOUS examples from my awesomely talented friends :) can check out all the eye candy here! :)

And here is my contribution to Sketch #126 - I loved the sweet simplicity of the sketch and kept it as such, using these sweet photos of my getting-too-big (SIGH! :-P) Abigail. :) I also used Studio Calico's August Main Kit (Boardwalk) and the August Add-on Kit Sandcastle - such beautiful colors!

Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Prima Blog - and more about me! :)

The Prima blog is spending time this month introducing and featuring each of the new Design Team members - and today just happens to be my turn :). I hope you'll head over to today's blog and get to know me a little better! :) :)

I also shared in today's post two additional layouts I created for Prima's CHA Summer booth, and am thrilled to share them here as well! :) Thanks for looking!! :)

As soon as I saw the Romantique collection, I was in LOVE! I knew the happy and sweet colors would complement well these photos of my girlies sharing a sweet moment of their own. :)

    Supplies used: 
    Item# 843465 - Romantique Collection Ha’Penny

    And...although I tend to normally scrap bright colors, I couldn't help but be immediately drawn to the beautiful neutral palette of the Printery collection. I just loved using the creams and blacks of the papers and adorning it with punches of soft color throughout my Sophie page. :)

    Supplies Used:

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

    Bring on the new season of travel soccer!!

    New season, new team, and first two games (and WINS! :)) this morning...Sophie rocked it, and her team is full of little spitfires just like herself - a great group of hard-as-nails girlies...this is gonna be FUN. :)

    Thrilled to snag this photo of my tough girl in action! :)

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Prima August BAP Sketch

    Over on the Prima blog, you can check out the GORGEOUS reveal for this month's Build-A-Page sketch and see what my talented and amazing fellow Design Team members did with it - such inspiring and beautiful creations! These girls truly blow me away! :) :)

    And now to share my take on the sketch ;):

    Supplies used:

    Pistachio - Madeline Collection - Item# 842451
    Madeline - Madeline Collection - Item# 842376
    Ste. Marie - Madeline Collection - Item# 842482
    Spring Tide - Madeline Collection - Item# 842475
    Madeline - Paloma Collection - Item# 548353
    Madeline - Love Note Collection - Item# 548797
    Madeline - Essentials 10 - Item# 549244
    Madeline – Marri Collection - Item# 548537
    Madeline - Trinket Collection - Item# 548308
    Madeline - Whisper Collection - Item# 548612
    Say it in Crystals & Pearls - Item# 544591
    Cypress - Cinderella Collection - Item# 549183
    Script - Birdsong Collection - Item# 547165

    Thanks for looking! :)

    Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Guesting on the Scrapbooks ETC Blog :)

    I always enjoy being asked to contribute a Guest Spot feature for the Scrapbooks ETC blog - thanks again to my talented friend Valerie for letting me play with another fun sketch! :) And for further inspiration, please go check out what the other talented contributors did with this one by clicking here. :)

    This layout was created with the sweet July Main Kit Mind the Gap from Studio Calico and its add-on Flat - just love the mix of colors between the two kits! :)

    Thanks for looking! :)

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    And *5* years ago today...

    ...I was once again OVER my due date (by 12 days this time :-P) and arriving at the hospital for induction...both excited and nervous about meeting our new baby *BOY*. :) :) YES - a *boy* after having two girls previously...wondering and worrying (as only I can :-P) if I would be a good momma to a boy! Well everyone told me that boys love their mommas, and all I can say is that this has proved to be VERY true over these five years, much to this momma's delight. :)

    Happy 5th Birthday to my Lucas who is every bit as wild and crazy as he is kindhearted and compassionate :)...who has an insatiable appetite for learning (as evidenced by his constant questions about every topic under the sun :-P)...who is an electronics and techy geek just like his Daddy :)...who might just be taking over Sophie's previous record of most clothes changes in a day :-P...and the best one of all - who still loves to cuddle and give hugs to his Momma! :)

    Since we're under gloomy skies and dealing with spotty rain showers, these pics of the new 5-year-old will have to do for now...until weather (and said 5-year-old :-P) cooperates! :)

    ...enjoying his new DS this morning (and as I suspected, he easily took down his sisters with his new game on his first attempt! :-P)

    ...and enjoying the Slip-n-Slide recently :):