July 19, 2011

Vacation Photos...

We just returned from a week on Hilton Head Island! Here's a look at our daily schedule...

Created with Sun Kissed Shores by LouCee Creations; Fonts: Pea Paula Pepin and Steelfish

The girls loved the beach and had a great time searching for sea creatures! More on that later!!

Created with Sun Kissed Shores by LouCee Creations; Summer 2011 Fonts: Marydale and Steelfish Outline; Giggles Fonts: CK Ali's Handwriting and Capture It

July 6, 2011

Favorite Things, Crayons, Music and Sisters...

I've been having a blast with Darlene's {Studio4 Designworks} newest kit, Live for Weekends! I created this page for the July Layer It Up Challenge. The challenge was to use only two papers and as many elements as possible from a single kit. I used 40 of the 58 elements in Darlene's kit.

This kit has loads of possiblities. This page is dedicated to the Summer Music Showcase held at the School of Music where Emily and Mia take piano lessons. Their goal is to play a duet together at the 2012 Summer Showcase!

I made this page for the July Art Journal Challenge. We were challenged to make a page about something from our childhood that still brings us joy. I created this journal page with Art from the Heart, the July collaborative kit by the Digiridoo designers. Love it...I know I'll be using this kit over and over and over again!

Oh! One more recent page...I used a template from Double the Fun Vol. 2 created by the amazingly talented template designing queen, Anna {Scrap-a-holic Designs} for this double page layout. Anna is the Digiridoo Featured Designer this month! All the pretties on the layout are from Morning Bloom by Vicki {Dana's Footprint Designs} and Jewel {Mad Genius Designs}.

Check out the previews for the kits featured in my layouts...

July 5, 2011

Independence Parade!

The girls decorated their scooters on Sunday afternoon in preparation for our Annual neighborhood Independence Day Parade. We lined up behind the fire truck at 9:00 AM and walked/rode around the neighborhood waving flags and chatting with neighbors. It was fun, but it was HOT! No surprise that the pool was packed after the parade!

Created with The Digi Files #25, Celebrate; Font: Pea Paula Pepin

June 20, 2011

They Were So Little!

I went back to 2006 for the photos to create these two layouts. Mia's birthday is right after Christmas and Emily's birthday is right after the new year, so it's difficult to plan big parties. Back in 2006, I had this idea to celebrate their half birthdays! We celebrated Emily's third and a half birthday and Mia's one and a half in July!! What crazy fun that was!!

Both layouts were created with Two-riffic, the June Collaborative kit by the Digiridoo Scraps Designers. It's FREE with a $5 purchase in the store through the end of June 2011!!

And, I came across this cute photo of Mia (also taken in 2006) the other day and knew that Darlene {Studio4 Designworks} had the perfect kit...A Woman's Work! I also used a template from Inspire You: Inspired by Charlie by Scrap-a-holic Designs.

June 13, 2011

Girly Goodies!

Here are two pages I just finished using kits designed by the amazingly talented Feli of Feli Designs. I went back in the archives for these two photos...the first is of my niece Megan when she was a tiny tot 9 years ago (she's a teenager now!) and the second is Emily just a few days after we got her. Chuck took the photo of Emily while we were touring around China on a bus. She was sound asleep in my arms and it was pure bliss! It's one of my favorite first photos of her...and, just look at those eye lashes!

Created with Girl Happy by Feli Designs

Created with Feel the Love by Feli Designs

June 12, 2011

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome aboard the Digiridoo Scraps Two-riffic Blog Train...whoo whoo! The staff (more than 15 contributors at last count) at Digiridoo has created a fantabulous variety of goodies from the huge stash of goodies available in Two-riffic, our June 2011 Collab kit.

You should have gotten here from Sarah Barber's blog. If you got here from Facebook, welcome aboard! Here is my portion of this Two-riffic blog train.

Download it HERE!

Your next stop is Stephanie's place {That Girl Scraps}. As we are spread out over several time zones, please be patient if you run into a stop that isn't up yet. In case you get off track (pun totally intended!), you can check in here for the full blog train list.

June 7, 2011

Two Girls and a Bear

My sweet niece, Megan when she was a little tot! Created with Girl Happy by Feli Designs; Font: Another Typewriter

The freeloading bear living at my house! Created with Star Struck by Bonnie Blou Designs

Our shining star, Emily. Created with Star Struck by Bonnie Blou Designs and Paper Stacker Starters by Scrap-a-holic Designs