Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

I just wanted to remind you guys of the September True XOXO Lipstick Chick challenge. There are still a few days (three, to be exact) to pick a favorite layout and lift. And remember, the October challenge will be up and live on October 1!

Also, the design team is working on a Blog Hop for October. The gloves are off behind the scenes as the girls challenge each other. All challenges and layouts will be posted at the start of the blog hop, OcToBeR 10th, so stay tuned!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Good Morning, All!
I'm sitting here with Mr. Toby on my lap, and decided it was time to share some more pictures of this little cutie. He's been with us only two and a half weeks, but he has quickly wiggled his way into all of our hearts.

(See? Just look at that face!)

(And those EARS! Can't forget those super cute ears!)

One of his favorite things to do....sleep, and sleep just about anywhere that someone will hold him/baby him :)

Have a GREAT Thursday!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Hump Day!!
I have to admit, we've been super busy the past few weeks, and that has made the weeks just fly by me! I really can't believe that it's already Wednesday! And do you know the best part? I have a soccer free weekend coming up, which means LOTS of scrappy time (especially since the weather man says that it's going to be cool and rainy all weekend - perfect scrappy weather :D )

So, I am just checking in because I want to share the latest kit from Birds of a Feather Kit Co. When I saw this kit yesterday morning, I was thrilled! It just screams fall, apples, back-to-school and pumpkin patches, to me! I love this time of year, and this kit is going to be PERFECT for all of my autumn pictures.

So, without further ado....here is the September Birds of a Feather Kit:

Now, if the kit isn't yummy enough, here is a look at the extras that you can buy:

There are Two Embellishment Kits (LOVE them both)

And then there is the extra patterned paper:

So, if you love the kit and extras as much as I do, just hop on over to Birds of a Feather Kit Co. and pick one up!

Have an awesome Wednesday :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Tuesday Evening!
We had a busy night, tonight, with Kal having practice at 7pm and Zack having a soccer game at 7pm. We got everyone where they needed to be without a hitch, and the boys' high school team pulled off another shut out victory!! Woohoo!!

Anyway, I decided to share some of my newest creations with everyone, since I just love how they turned out! I've discovered a LOVE for Simple Stories papers/lines, and *think* that I may need to order some more of their lines....especially Elementary (now to find some place that isn't sold out of that particular line!)

So, this first layout was created for the sketch challenge over at Birds of a Feather Kit Co. I used the Baby Steps line from Simple Stories (which I actually bought for a whole other subject) and had to use these super darling pictures of our new family member, Toby.

This next layout was created for the September Crop challenge over at From Here 2 Scrapternity. Again, I used more of the Baby Steps line and pictures of Toby. The sketch comes from Sketch Savvy, another new sketch site to me (and anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE sketches).
Okay...time to go and get everyone in bed and see if I can stir up some mojo to maybe start another layout. I'd love to work on the current sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's late (for me, anyway) on a Sunday night, and I am watching football and enjoying the quiet of the house. Everyone is asleep and I have a few moments to relax and prepare for the upcoming week. Our fair break is over and that means that everyone heads back to school tomorrow. I have to admit...it will be nice to get back into a routine, and hopefully get the new puppy into a routine, too.

I did manage to get some scrapping done with week, and wanted to share before heading to bed.

This first layout was created for the September sketch challenge over at From Here 2 Scrapternity. This month's sketch is from a new favorite sketch site of mine, Sketchy Thursdays, and I decided to stretch the sketch over two pages. The pictures I picked were of Zack's very first varsity soccer goal. I was thrilled to get the pictures, especially since he's only a freshman (and let's face it, I've never been able to get a shot of him making a goal).
Close up of the Left Side:
Close up of the Right Side:

This next layout was create using the current Sketchy Thursdays GDT Challenge and the September Birds of a Feather Journaling challenge. I was really challenged with the colors, and pulled lots of different paper lines for this one.
Here is what we were asked to use as inspiration (btw...I just love the idea of the votive candles in the apples, in a wooden bowl!):

And here is the layout I created. I did a layout about my sanctuary...my scrappy desk.
This last layout is for the September Stash Challenge over at Birds of a Feather. I had SO much fun with this layout! We had to use our stash of alphas, and let me tell you...I have a TON of alphas. I used a Scrapbook Circle kit (I am in LOVE with Simple Stories) and had lots of fun playing with the title treatment. This layout was also inspired by a Sketchy Thursday sketch. This is a picture of the three kids on the first day of school.
Okay, I am off to finish watching the Cowboys vs. Jets (go Cowboys!!) and do a little shopping. I have my eye on some more Simple Stories products ;)
I hope you have a wonderful upcoming week!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Good afternoon, All!
I just wanted to stop in and share some pictures with everyone. Several weeks ago, a friend brought this darling little puppy to a soccer game. I fell in love with him on sight, but Jon was having NOTHING to do with him. Well, I kept on him and kept on him and finally wore him down. I told him that this little guy could be my anniversary, Christmas and birthday present, all in one :D

So, here is the newest member of our household, Toby! He is a Yorkie, but was the runt of the litter. Currently, he is just one pound four ounces, and won't grow to be much bigger.

This next picture is of Toby in Zack's soccer bag. He jumped in there all by himself. I have a feeling that he's used to these bags ;)

And this last picture is of him sitting on Zack's back. For some reason, he likes to crawl up there and rest. Of course, Zack doesn't really mind, either.

Can you tell that I'm going to have lots of puppy pictures to scrap?
Have a great Wednesday :D
Happy September!
We have survived the first 12 days of school and are currently on our Labor Day/County Fair break. Add to that some awesome fall-like weather and I'm loving life!

Today I have two layouts to share. The first one is my September DT layout for XOXO. The current Birds of a Feather kit was PERFECT for the challenge we were given, and I was eager to use all that yummy Echo Park Victoria's Garden goodness :D I also used a Sketchy Tuesday sketch for this layout. The pictures are of Miss Taylor that I took on the first day of school 2010.
So, head on over to the XOXO blog and see all the wonderful inspiration for this month. While you're there, check out all the awesome new changes to the blog and challenges.

This next layout is my first September challenge for Birds of a Feather. This challenge was the color one and the minute I saw it I knew it was perfect for the Echo Park "Splash" line. To create the layout I used inspiration from a layout over at Scrapbook.com (PamFSU29). I actually loved playing with this grid design :) I used lots of random pictures of the family in the pool.
Okay, off to do a little laundry, cleaning and hopefully, some more scrapping!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!