Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vacation Fun

Well it is Sunday night and tomorrow is back to reality and this girl is so sad!  I got to spend the entire week with my husband and my boys.  We have been on tight budget lately so we actually didn't go out of town but we did do a bunch of day trips.  We went to Fun Land and played arcade games, drove go-karts, and the fun slide.  We also went to the National Zoo.  It was our best trip there since moving to the area, the weather was PERFECT!  It was the perfect temperature.  There were so many animals out.  We also went to Colonial Beach, a place my husband spent a lot of time at growing up.  We got to see the house his Nannie lived in, and the beach he used to crab at.  We also went  to Hershey Park in PA.  It was a ton of fun, we were able to ride a bunch of rides this time.  I finally got my funnel cake.  We did a few things that needed to get done before school starts like clothes  shopping, and haircuts.  Saturday we drove Justin to Delaware to meet up with His Nannie so he could spend his much awaited few days away from Brady.  I have to go back to work tomorrow and I am not so happy about it.  I really enjoyed this week.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Double Digits

Where did the years go, it's hard to believe that we have hit double digits!  Ten years are so smart, funny, loving, caring and so sweet.  You have a huge heart and always are thinking of other people and what you can do for them.  You have always been a good student so we weren't surprised when you were chosen to be in the gifted program at school.  You have really excelled in the program and were retested this past year and made it in again for the 4th grade.  Way to go Justin!  I know you will do so many great things.  I love you with all my heart!

Monday, August 19, 2013

The National Zoo

This is the first vacation we have taken since moving to Virginia.  Life has been so different since we have gotten here, and I don't think any of us are used to it yet.  I am hoping to be able to slow down this week and enjoy one another.  Maybe since we don't have to rush everywhere we go and fight traffic to get there it  won't feel so stressful.  This was a picture from the zoo today, we have been a few times but this trip on a Monday felt so much better.  It wasn't so crowded and it was overcast today so we saw so many more animals.  Oh and we weren't sweating from the hot sun... Tomorrow is Colonial Beach for the day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Some Scrappy-ness for Echo Park Fresh Faces Campaign

Around & Around He Goes
The top layout was super fun and pretty easy and I love how it turned out. I used the Walk in the Park paper collection for this as well. I used my 2" circle punch and punched four of my favoite pictures of Justin on the tire swing at the park. I then used a few of the different pattered papers that came with the kit. I also used the 1" heart punch and added them to some of the circles to add dimension. I used a few other supplies from my stash including American Craft cardstock letters and a few random buttons. The flower that you see was made from ribbon and glue dots and was super easy to do. The petals came from the sticker sheet included in the paper kit.
April Showers May Flowers
First of all let me start off by saying that I love this picture! This layout is part of my submission for the Echo Park Fresh Faces campaign. I used the same collection that I had on hand, The Walk in the Park Collection. I am still trying to get used to not having a scrapbook store close by. For this layout I used a Jillibean Soup corrugated letters and American Craft cardstock but the rest of the layout I used the Echo Park paper kit. I just love the banner sticker that came with this kit. I made two layouts and a card and I still have a ton left so you definetly get your money's worth. Anyway I hope you love this layout as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

Echo Park Fresh Faces

As promised I am posting the the projects that I have completed for the "fresh faces" design team call for Echo Park. This is a card that I created using "the walk in the park" collection. It was an easy card and I was able to complete it in about 15 minutes, give or take a few interruptions by a certain 2 year old. I used American Craft card stock and all of the paper and stickers were part of the Echo Park paper kit. The twine is from The Twinery. The letter stickers are from Sassafras.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I am working on some layout and card designs to submit to the Echo Park fresh face design team call. I will post the finished products just as soon as they are complete. If you are a traditional scrapper or if you are a digital scrapper you should check out their website as well as their blog for great product and design ideas. There newest line splash is so fun and will be great for scrapping all of your summer play dates or vacations. I will keep y'all posted on the outcome.