Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's another lazy Sunday at the Harper household. I woke up with a nasty headache, so have laid low most of the day. However, I did manage to get a layout finished. I love working with Basic Grey...somehow it always just comes together for me :)

First off, here is today's layout. I used more of the August Birds of a Feather kit for this one, adding some Recollections flowers and Out of Print chipboard that I purchased to go with the kit. This layout was created for the Photography challenge over at Birds of a Feather.
This is a picture of Miss Taylor with a yorkie puppy called Tim. Let me tell you...I would LOVE to have this little man as part of our family! Too bad I can't convince husband.....

This next layout was created for a scraplift challenge over at Birds of a Feather. We had to pick another board member to lift, and I went with this beautiful layout by Kayla:

I loved the sun burst design of patterned paper in the background, and couldn't wait to give it a try. So, I pulled out my stash of Basic Grey and went to town. I have to admit, it's one of my current favs.

Okay, off to rest some more and hoping this headache goes away real soon. Have a blessed Sunday and wonderful upcoming week!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Good Saturday Morning!
I started back to school on the 15th, so things have been pretty crazy around here. Add to that Zack starting his season with the boys' high school soccer team and Kal and Tay starting soccer, and it's been a total whirlwind.

However, I woke up to a soccer-free weekend and decided that it was time to catch up on the blog, scrapping and in the house.

Since I started back to school, that means that the kids did, too. I can't believe how fast they are growing up on me!

Here is Zack....our freshman (and yes, that was so hard to type!)

Here is Kaleb, our fifth grader.

Here is Miss Taylor Quinn...our third grader.

And Finally, all three of them, together.

Okay, I'm off to do some much needed cleaning. Being gone all week sure takes a toll on the housework. Hopefully I will be able to share some new layouts later this weekend!
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, August 12, 2011

TGIF, Everyone!
I have a ton of stuff on my to do list today, but before I jump in with both feet I wanted to post a couple of my current layouts.

This first layout was created for the color challenge over at Birds of a Feather. The color combo was PERFECT for the August Birds of a Feather kit...which I'm totally in love with, by the way.
I've wanted to do a layout using this Jeremy Camp song for a while, and somehow it all came together for this challenge.
This next layout was for the August Sketch challenge over at Birds of a Feather. Here is the sketch that we used:
Here is my layout. I loved using this fun 100 Days of Summer line from Simple Stories. This is a picture of Miss Taylor taken back in 2004. She was running through the Slip & Slide with her brothers....and LOVING IT!

This last layout wasn't created for any special challenge. One day, Taylor and I were headed to Walmart and she was looking for shapes in the clouds. Then, out of the blue, she started talking about how clouds are created. I love how she looks at the world! I did used the August Birds of a Feather kit for this layout. I did add the white lined paper from my stash and the journaling block. Everything else came in the kit.
Okay, time to get off and work on some stuff for school. Hopefully I get back to scrapping later tonight! Have a wonderful Friday :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Thursday! August has been a somewhat crazy month, and I've been trying to soak up as much of the summer sun and vacation time as possible. It's hard for me to believe, but I head back to school on Monday and the kids follow me on Thursday. *Sigh* just doesn't seem possible that my summer vacation is over.

So, I have been doing some scrapping this month, too. One project I wanted to finish before heading back to work was this mini album. I still had lots of wonderful It Takes Two products from Amy over at Birds of a Feather and the scripture stickers led me to this idea. I went through and covered the pages with the two different papers, then surfed through my pictures for ones that I felt fit with the scripture stickers. I used the journaling spots for the stickers, and simply cut the stickers apart to get them to fit onto the spots. I then searched through my stash and added flowers, ribbons, etc. I have to admit, I really like the final product.

Title Page and Finished Project:
Page One:
I just used random pictures of the kids on this one.

Page Two: This picture was taken, several years ago, at the church where my in-laws were married.

Page Three: I took this picture of Kal last summer. I love this boy!

Page Four: Each Christmas Eve my mil puts together a devotional for the kids. This is one they did several years ago....I have to say, one of my favorites.
Page Five: These pictures were taken at my in-law's 50th wedding anniversary. Jon and I had just celebrated our 16th anniversary the day before.

Page Six: Miss Taylor Quinn right after she had her ears pierced.
Page Seven: A recent picture of me. Not many of these in my photo album.
Page Eight: These are random pictures taken two years ago.
Page Nine: My Zachary Grafton. I can't believe he's a freshman this year. BTW...I love these metal wings from Tim Holtz.
Page Ten: One of my favorite pictures of all three kids, taken at Thanksgiving.
Page Eleven: This is a picture of my grandpa with my kids. He's always been such a wonderful Christian man, and I thought this scripture was perfect for him.
Page Twelve: This is my mom's dog, Riley, looking at the window with Kaleb Michael.

Okay, off to do a little laundry and cleaning. Hope to share some new layouts with you in a little bit! Have an AWESOME Thursday!