Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Holy FUN, Batman!

Nothing like having a sick kiddo at home to make the world around you come to a screeching halt! That's been me the last 10 days. Today she returned to school, so hopefully we are on our way to a full recovery!

I finally managed to take some pictures of some layouts I have done recently. It seems I go in spurts of creativity...

The first 2 were for challenges I participated in with some friends. The first layout of my dog Charlie we all had the same 2 sheets of Authentique halloween paper and the blue Maya Road ribbon and had to create a layout using all of them. I will say this was truly a CHALLENGE! Was so thankful when I finally stumbled across this picture of my dog. And the rest is history.

The next challenge we came up with was to create a layout using NO patterned paper. (this was my challenge hehe) I used this fabulous stencil from Crafters Workshop, used some embossing enamel and 2 different colors of Zing embossing powder. I LOVE how this came out. The texture is amazing! I also love this photo of my youngest. I love even more when I can capture a photo like that without them knowing I did! 2 points for sneaky mom!

This next layout is just one I created on my own. Love this photo of my youngest playing with makeup one day. Really wanted to make it a fun, colorful layout since she's quite colorful herself!

And finally, this last layout is a new favorite. I ADORE this paper from Amy Tangerine and knew I didn't want to fill up the whole page with a lot of stuff since it would take away from all the goodness already on the paper. This photo worked perfect and I really LOVE the wood veneer happy word. These 2 beauties make me so happy! (yes I did pick out that hammock JUST because of the great colorful stripes! might have been on clearance too :)

Thanks for popping in! I'm working on a fun Halloween canvas I hope to post soon! Fingers crossed I can keep my kiddos healthy!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

life at supersonic speed

There goes another week! My kids schedules have me so busy that the weeks are flying by at an insanely fast speed!

Lots of things going on...appts, school play auditions, soccer practice, homework! whew! So basically what I.m saying is I have been a little lacking in the creating area! That being said I figured no blog post is complete without pics...

This first shot was earlyyyyyy last Sunday morning. I am currently training for a half-marathon. (yes I have completely lost my mind). Anyways, Sunday I had a 10k on my schedule. My sweet brother was nice enough to come run it with me. While I was waiting for him, I saw these little bunnies in the front yard. I love how the sky looks in this picture!

This next one is just a silly self portrait of sorts. Just playing mostly.

I mentioned we had been having quite a few soccer practices. Well Abby's practice last week happened to be while the remnants of Hurricane Issac were coming through. There weren't any storms, just they pushed on with practice. She had a blast. I held camp in the car. Nice and dry!

I am planning on playing in my scrappy room this weekend so hopefully I have some fun goodies to share from there soon. I will leave you with this picture of my Charlie. I have been trying to get back into taking pictures other than from my phone :D

Have a great day!