Sunday, July 22, 2012

So I found an old accordian album that I had done in October, 2007. Obviously, my kids have grown a lot since then, plus I had another one. LOL! I looked at it for awhile, and then decided that I would flip it over and make a new one on the opposite side! I could keep the old, but add the new!

This was the 'old side'...


And here is what I did with the 'new side'....


I used Echo Park's 'This & That Charming' line for this project, one of my favorites in the last few months, because of the greens and browns, which are always some of my favorite colors to use. It is a line that is mainly geared towards boys, however I made it work for both my boys AND my girls!



Something old can be new again, without ripping it apart and getting rid of what you have done in the past. Now I have 2 sides that I can put on display up in my entrance.

Friday, July 20, 2012

I caved in to the chevron!!!

I will be the first to admit, trends in scrapbooking are very cool to look at, but I don't always try them right away.  I don't like trying them just because everyone else is doing it....  I like to try them when I feel like my layout is calling for it.

This layout called for it.


Obviously, I love the look of the chevron, as my blog is decorated with it.... but I had yet to use it on a layout!

I loved these pictures of my boy.  He found this helmet fascinating, and wore it around the house for a day or two.  I kinda wish he would wear it 24/7, as he is one accident prone child.  I think it stems from his no fear attitude. LOL!

Once again putting EP's This & That Charming to work!

I also played around with a fun sketch from Sketchabilities that was great to get some mojo flowing this morning!  I used Simple Stories 'Fabulous' for this one!

TFL and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Some other people's children....

..... make some beautiful scrapbook pages, and sometimes make me feel like I'm starting something fresh and new.  Sound strange?  Probably...  haha!

I recently took some pictures while out on a boat ride with friends of ours... they have 3 beautiful children, and I was so happy to get some great shots of them.  I finished 2 layouts of the girls, and hopefully will get to do one of their boy shortly.

First we have Makenzie, one of the most content babies I have ever known. She rarely cries, you hardly know she is around, a dream baby to have when you have 3 kids age 4 and under.

(Simple Stories Fabulous Collection)

Tekoa is the older daughter, and such a pretty girl.  Full of questions, full of spunk.... I just love her energy!!!

(Echo Park This & That Graceful Collection)

I hope everyone is having an amazing summer, visiting with family and friends, enjoying your children whether it's in the yard or at a beach.  We have had some pretty beautiful weather, lots of sun and heat... which has meant a ton of beach time!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

He is Amazing!

I was thrilled last week to attend our school awards ceremony, and watched as my Jackson received the 
Most Improved Student Award!
Jackson struggles with school, and works very hard to get his work done even though he doesn't always understand it....
I am so proud of him.
Echo Park's new This & That 'Charming' line was perfect for this photo of Jackson at the beach.  I cut apart some of the border strips for the banner flags, and pop dotted a few of the embellishments as well as the banners.  Adding depth to my pages is always something that can bring them even more to life!

I hope everyone of my Canadian friends had a wonderful Canada Day!  We had a great day with family and friends, celebrating with the rest of our beautiful town down at the beach and finished it off with some amazing fireworks.  An amazing day!