April 14, 2014

Happy Monday everyone. Today I have a fun layout to share with you. I have to say, the Silhouette Portrait is one of the best Christmas gifts I've ever received. I love it so much. There's so many possibilities with this wonderful tool. I am totally loving the different phrases available in the Silhouette shop. I think I have about 50 in my library. They make the best titles!!

 
Supplies: Patterned paper: Tags: Vellum die cuts: Chipboard stars, Bling: Crate Paper, Die cut “Playful”: Silhouette.

April 12, 2014

Let's make our own rain shall we?

So this is what I saw when I pulled up in the drive-way from running some errands... Edward in his spiderman pj's, blue rain boots and an umbrella... He was having a blast running under the sprinkler with the umbrella. He thought he was smart having the umbrella so he wouldn't get wet, but at one point, he was too close and the water shot up behind the umbrella. LOL. He is such a fun kid. I love how creative he is and I love watching him have a blast doing SIMPLE things such as "playing in the rain". LOL.








 

April 9, 2014

Cherry Blossoms from Washington D.C.

Good morning friends! I have been meaning to post some photos from the Credit Union 10 mile run that happened in Washing D.C. this past Sunday. My friends from work and I woke up at 4am. to meet on the bus so we could go down and set up our water stations by 7am. This was my third time in five years participating and I really enjoy helping out with this event.

Here are some pictures that I took of the Cherry Blossoms. There weren't that many yet since we had such a cold winter, but they had one gorgeous tree that I snapped up :) And I noticed that they just planted some new trees too.






 
They finally fixed the Washington Monument after three years...

 
Here we are setting up water for the 14,000 runners. We had enough volunteers to set up 8 tables. I think. 4 water tables, 4 Gatorade.

 
Me :)
 
 
 
My very good friend Jen. Love this girl...


 
And here are the trouble makers all together. I am so lucky to work with these ladies everyday. They make going to work fun.




April 3, 2014

cool kid

Hi everyone. I decided to get out of bed after two days of being really sick. I came home early yesterday from work and slept from 4 until 8 this morning when I had to get Edward up for school. I managed to get him to school and back to bed I went. I'm starting to feel a little better. My little guy felt so bad for me yesterday because I could not get out of bed. He made me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to make me feel better... I could not eat it, but it was the thought that mattered. And this morning when he woke up, he looked at me and the first thing he asked was, "mommy, are you feeling better today?" Love him... he is so caring...

Anyway, here's a layout that I made last weekend at the crop. I totally love this and the photo is a favorite of mine.

 
Supplies: Patterned paper: Die cuts: Vellum dies: Stickers: Chipboard star: Crate Paper, Project life card: American Crafts, Pen: American Crafts.
 
Journaling says: You and Daisy girl had such a great time playing in the snow. She stayed right by your side, making sure that you were okay.
 
 
How to: I simply layered several pieces of paper, tags and die cuts for this layout. After the papers were adhered together, I added some stickers, dies, chipboard and handwrote my journaling.

March 31, 2014

4 fun

Hello friends! I just got home last night from my weekend crop at the Cozy Crop House. This was my third year going and it was so much fun scrapping with Mischelle and Kelly. I have been friends with Mischelle for over 14 years and I've never been able to get her to scrap until this past weekend. She did an entire project life album. I was so proud and impressed! Here's one of the 13 layouts that I completed over the weekend. I wanted to keep this one simple so that it focuses on the photos :)

 
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Patterned paper: Vellum dies, Star, Frame, Wood vaneer: Crate Paper.
 
How to: Mat 8"x10 1/2" white cardstock to base. Cut two pictures down to 3"x3" and place them diagonally across the middle of the page. Adhere cards on top left and bottom right of the photos and add your embellishments.