Thursday, June 30, 2011

Good morning, Thursday....Good morning, All!
I can not believe that today is the LAST day of June! Summer vacation is quickly flying by me, and I feel like I am often on the sidelines watching it flash by me! It's been pretty crazy for us this month, which is not usually how our June's run. I'm kind of hoping July is a little calmer, but I'm kind of doubting it.
Anyway, I wanted to stop in and make a quick post. My hope is that by the end of the summer, I'm a much better blogger (I can always hope, right? :) )

Okay, two things to share today. First of all, the new July kit is up for sale at Birds of a Feather. This kit is so full of bright summer colors and scenes; perfect for all the summer pictures I know we all take this time of year. The kit includes products from such manufacturers as Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Girl's Paperie, K & Co, Webster's Pages, and Kaisercraft.

You can get a full list of all the yummy goodness in the kit: here

My next quick bit of news also deals with Birds of a Feather. Amy has decided to add a DT of three creative, energetic, innovative, positive, encouraging, committed, reliable papercrafters . The call is open until July 10th. You can find all the necessary information about the call: here

Finally (guess I have three things to share...hehehe), I did get a little bit of scrapping done last week and over the weekend. Of course, not as much as I wanted, but it's a start.

This layout was created for the color challenge over at Birds of a Feather. I used the June kit for this one. This is a picture of Kaleb Michael taken back in 2002.

This layout was created for a challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity. We had to use a large element on our layout. I took these pictures of my family on Father's Day.

This final layout was completed for a Telephone challenge over at Scrapternity. It was so fun to see how the original layout changed.

Okay, I am off to do some laundry, do some cleaning and maybe, just maybe do a little scrapping. Have a great last-day-of-June!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Well, it seems like even though I'm off for the summer, I'm not getting a whole lot of scrapping accomplished (umm...yea, not loving that stat at all).
Anyway, I have managed to work on the June challenges over at Birds of a Feather (well, still working on the color one).

This one was created for the journaling challenge. I had to use one of the provided titles for my layout. This is a picture from out at our land...where our house will eventually be built.

This layout was created for the sketch challenge (using a sketch from Prima Build-a-Page). I also used the March Birds of a Feather kit. I have to admit, these MLS papers have always scared me to death, but now that I've worked with them some, I'm like them more and more. This is a picture of my best friend's sweet new baby girl.

This layout was created for the stash challenge. We were asked to use a mask to create a background for our layout. I then used some of the new Sweet Threads from BG.

This last layout was from the ad inspiration. I was so happy to finally find a use for this very old Tinkering Ink pp. I also had fun playing with a mask for my picture.

Aside from the June challenges over at BOAF, I've managed to work on a sketch challenge for From Here 2 Scrapternity. This is the June sketch challenge over there, and the sketch was originally from Creative of my all time favorite sketch sites!
This is an old picture of my dh and dd, taken back in 2005.

And, one last challenge to share. I created this layout using a sketch from the SAS blog. I had fun using some leftover Twig and these fun pictures of my family from our pool (where we tend to spend 90% of our summer)

Well, time to get back to cleaning. Hope you have a great Thursday and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wow, I can't believe that it's been a month since I last posted! To say that these last few weeks have been hectic is an under statement! As soon as school was out, Zack had two weeks of Health (9-11/12 each day for two weeks) so that he won't have to take it in high school. Then, this week we had Challenger Soccer Camp for six hours, Monday through Friday. Add to that, Kaleb's baseball games and we've been running around like crazy!
Plus, I've had teeth issues...cracked teeth that needed filled, pain, pain and lots of pain....and then finally, an un-planned root canal! Thank goodness I'm starting to feel better. Now, here's hoping my mojo finds its way back home...I miss my scrapping.
Before I go, I just want to remind everyone about the June challenge over at XOXO. The new DT has been picked and the new layouts are up for lifting!
Have a great Friday!!