Wednesday, June 27, 2012

birthday dinner

My parent's were in town visiting a few weeks ago, the week before Father's Day. The week started off the day after my mom's birthday and ended with my dad's birthday followed by Father's Day. Usually when they visit we go to one of two steak house's on Disney property...either the Yachtsman in the Yacht Club or Shula's in the Dolphin. On their previous two visits we went to the Yachtsman, so this trip my dad chose Shula's as the place to celebrate his birthday. I personally preferr Shula' I was happy with this choice!! Took an instagram of the enterance and of my dinner (the filet...cause I am NOT a fan of fat on a all...flavor's gross in my book and I am like a surgeon cutting it off if I get a different cut). Anyway...the entire meal was delish!! On our way in I snagged a business card...Amy Tan would be sooo proud!! Don't usually do that, but am happy I did...may do it more frequently now!!

I had gotten my box of Heyday goodies from Studio Calico last week and decided to break it out for this layout. I did add some other items from my stash, but I am really loving the Heyday collection!! One of my favorites for sure...the colors are super fabulous!! And those blue Ali thickers are my new favorites!! I picked up two packs (usually do so I can get lots of use and not run out of letters) but I am thinking about picking up a few more...such a fun set and I LOVE the color!! I also finally used a new Hello Forever flair that I picked up a while ago from in love with flair right now!! And those arrow paperclips are such a fun addition to the layout too (up there on the top)...I can see myself getting addicted to these as well...thankfully you get 50 in the box)!! Needless to say I am super in love with this layout and the memory I managed to record!!

Have a fabulous Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

welcome matthew

This is a layout that I put together a while ago and I am just now getting around to posting it. I used lots of Studio Calico's Brooklyn Flea for this layout and I used this sketch as my starting off point. It's pretty simple and a perfect fit to open my newphew's first year album that I am finally getting aroung to putting that he's three (why rush into things...ha)!

There's quite a bit of machine stitching on this and I added some stamping after I thought it was done. Love the way it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 25, 2012

you are blessed

So, Tropical Storm Debby made her presence yesterday and she has been reeking havoc ever since. It started raining yesterday around 6am and rained all day. And when I mean all day, I mean it rained until around 11:30pm...yep...rained ALL day!! By the time I woke up this morning to head to work, it was raining again...don't know when it started back up again overnight. But all that raining mean two things...movies and crafting. I pulled out some older movies that I hadn't seen in a while and got my craft on for most of the day yesterday!! Now, I am ready for the rain to be over...but I think that will take a few more least that's what the weather people are saying anyway.

One of the layouts I put together yesterday was for this starting point over at Shimelle's blog. Instead of using two 4x6 photos like Shimelle did, I opted for using just one...and this is what I came up with.

The photo is of my sister's family at my nephew's baptism about three years ago. I used lots of Studio Calico's Abroad collection on this, but I also used items from their Heyday collection, all of which were mixed in with a few items that I already had in my stash. I also pulled out my sewing maching and stitched the pennents at the the bit of extra detail from the machine stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 18, 2012

we are family // glitter girl challenge #22

I put this layout together for a Glitter Girl Challenge over at 2peas. The challenge was to use a sketch as a starting point for a layout...and glitter girl gave two to pick from. I used the sketch that was originally from Kelly Purkey's Super Sketches class a few years back. I figured that particlar sketch would work well with one of those professional photos from my wedding (oh, wow...almost 11 years ago now) of my family. Still have to scrap the same type of photo with my hubby's family, but that will happen one day soon I am sure!! I used some of the Studio Calico Daydream Believer kit for this layout (from back in February) and I'm loving that frame pattern paper to cut up into little accents for a layout!! So glad I got more of the exclusive Studio Calico patterned paper that month (and just about everyother month if I am being honest...I think there's only been two months since I started subbing that I didn't get more of the SC paper)!!

I did lots of layering with those frames that's for sure!! I did add some of the veneer cameras, which I had misted with SC's Water Cooler and then Shine for a nice shimmer. Love those veneer cameras!!

Thanks for stopping by!!