Sum-Sum-Summertime

It’s amazing how quickly these days go by! I haven’t accomplished a great deal, but we are enjoying the time, so I guess that’s what matters! I did get a bit of a start on the project that I mentioned in THIS POST. I’m not sure it’s turning out exactly the way I hoped it would, so I’m making a few changes to it. I think I will do a couple of benches to set in different places on the deck, instead of one long one. I think it will turn out much better. I was able to get the pallets and have them cut. Now, I just need to paint them and add some cute cushions.  We also spent one day at the pool and of course, yard work has been on the agenda several days. I keep waiting on a rainy day to get some things done in the house, but we haven’t had any haha. I’m not going to complain too much, because last summer all it did was rain.

The last few days have been spent getting ready for C’s birthday. We are having a small family party tomorrow and he is in the process of picking out somewhere he would like to go for his birthday as well. I’m off to pick up cake and supplies tomorrow and one more gift that I haven’t picked up yet. Hard to believe my baby will be 9. One more year of single digits.

In the scrappy world, there are so absolutely fabulous new releases this week. If you haven’t been out and about in the the stores, you really should go…now! Here are the layouts I’ve done this week for the amazing ladies who allow me to be on their teams:

Lean on Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs  Fortified by Zoliofrope
Lean on Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs
Fortified by Zoliofrope
Dancing in the Streets and Sun Kissed by Tracy Martin MOC Template Freebie by Valorie Wibbens
Dancing in the Streets and Sun Kissed by Tracy Martin
MOC Template Freebie by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 25 by Valorie Wibbens Spearming by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V19 by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 25 by Valorie Wibbens
Spearming by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V19 by Valorie Wibbens
The Great Outdoors by River~Rose Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
The Great Outdoors by River~Rose
Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
Camping Trip Elements, Papers, and Word Art by Scooty's Designs Topography No. 20 by Valorie Wibbens
Camping Trip Elements, Papers, and Word Art by Scooty’s Designs
Topography No. 20 by Valorie Wibbens
Lean On Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
Lean On Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs
Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
Fuss Free: Play It Again 8 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Shabby Boho and Shabby Boho Indie Kits by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Play It Again 8 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Shabby Boho and Shabby Boho Indie Kits by Etc by Danyale
All Dogs Go To Heaven by Little Butterfly Wings Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
All Dogs Go To Heaven by Little Butterfly Wings
Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Zig 'n Zag by Zoliofrope Sun Kissed and Dancing in the Streets by Tracy Martin
Zig ‘n Zag by Zoliofrope
Sun Kissed and Dancing in the Streets by Tracy Martin

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Here’s to slower summer days!!

It’s Official!

I am on summer vacation! Woot! It started about 3 days ago and I’ve pretty much been a sloth. Sometimes it takes a bit of adjusting to go from 900 mph to 0. Here are a few of the things that I’ve learned on my summer vacation so far:

1. My dog does not understand the concept and is going to have to be convinced that waking me up at 5-something is no longer necessary.

2. The rice trick for cell phones that have gotten wet really does work (not that I would drop one in the toilet or anything hehe).

3. Riding mowers are nice, but pushing is much better exercise! *Note to self – get riding mower fixed*

4. Driving the long way to Beckley to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings is not so bad…and saves $$! 

So far, so good, right?

I’ve also managed to get the lattice under the deck fixed from aforementioned dog tearing it up…for the second time. And I have not given up on the pallet deck furniture that I am hoping to put together. M’s boyfriend is supposed to bring his truck up here on Saturday and help me go on a pallet hunt. But I am also babysitting my granddaughter, so not sure what the day will hold. I’m thinking movie time for her and C. R will be sleeping, so I need to find some way to keep them quiet haha.

I have been doing quite a bit of scrapping the last few days as well. And I am only one week behind on my Project Life pages! I have updated that page with the most recent. There is so much goodness in the stores this week. The designers never cease to amaze me! Check out some of this gorgeous stuff:

Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings
Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale Fuss Free: Shabby Boho by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale
Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Shabby Boho by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin
Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin Phantasmagorical by Little Green Frog
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin
Phantasmagorical by Little Green Frog
Capture 2014: Summer Bucket List|Bundle by Cluster Queen Creations
Capture 2014: Summer Bucket List|Bundle by Cluster Queen Creations
Tackle Box by River~Rose Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog
Tackle Box by River~Rose
Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog
Dreams Do Come True Elements by Little Butterfly Wings Friends Mini Kit by Little Butterfly Wings Just Add Water Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings Just Add Water Borders by Little Butterfly Wings Freebie Template by Amy Martin
Dreams Do Come True Elements by Little Butterfly Wings
Friends Mini Kit by Little Butterfly Wings
Just Add Water Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings
Just Add Water Borders by Little Butterfly Wings
Freebie Template by Amy Martin
Weekends Were Made For Fun by Little Butterfly Wings Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Weekends Were Made For Fun by Little Butterfly Wings
Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings Topography No. 22 by Valorie Wibbens
Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings
Topography No. 22 by Valorie Wibbens
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale
Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale
Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog

Aren’t those some gorgeous kits? I had so much fun creating layouts with them. I’m off to finish up chores and maybe read a little today! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Did someone say Summer?

At the end of the day tomorrow, it will officially be summer vacation! Can’t I get a WooHooo! In case you didn’t know, teachers are wayyy more excited about it than the students ha! The last couple of weeks have been kind of crazy, hence my lack of posting, but I’m going to try to do some catching up. Two of the three children have had birthdays come and go. A turned 23 *gasp* and M turned 19. How in God’s name do I have children who are so old? We went out to dinner on both occasions, only a few days late on the oldest because he was away with National Guard duties. In addition to that my granddaughter graduated from Kindergarten and also had a dance recital that we’ve attended. Check out my instagram if you want to see photos of any of the above.

Before I get to sharing scrapping stuff, I just have to take a minute to confess a parenting fail. I was watching Forrest Gump last night with M and her boyfriend and it came to the part where Forrest is on the Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon. BF (who is 20) says, “What did John Lennon do?”, to which M replied, “Wasn’t he in a band or something?”. Where did I go wrong that my children do not know The Beatles. As someone said in a comment to me on Facebook, guess they weren’t more popular than Jesus after all.

Ok…on to scrappy business. I am so totally stoked. I have just recently acquired 2 guest spots that I am over the moon about. One is for Scooty’s Designs at Pickleberry Pop. If you haven’t seen her stuff, you must check it out! And the other is for Little Butterfly Wings at The Lily Pad. Omgosh, I have been a fan of hers for soooo long.  You’ll see pages with their stuff in my long list of layouts, since I am so far behind. And hopefully I’ll get all caught up on Project Life in the next few days.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Frog Prince by Etc by Danyale Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Frog Prince by Etc by Danyale
Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale
Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Early Doors by Little Green Frog
This Crazy Life by Cluster Queen Creations Random Marker Alpha by Cluster Queen Creations Square Dance by Little Green Frog
This Crazy Life by Cluster Queen Creations
Random Marker Alpha by Cluster Queen Creations
Square Dance by Little Green Frog
Frog Prince and Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Frog Prince and Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale
Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Together is Good 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Beach Vacation by River~Rose  Beach Vacation Messy Bits by River~Rose Beach Vacation Filler Cards by River~Rose Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
Beach Vacation by River~Rose
Beach Vacation Messy Bits by River~Rose Beach Vacation Filler Cards by River~Rose Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
prinkles V. 24 by Valorie Wibbens  A Bit Worn No. 7 by Valorie Wibbens  Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens  Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V. 24 by Valorie Wibbens
A Bit Worn No. 7 by Valorie Wibbens
Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
You Are by River~Rose You Are Wood Banners by River~Rose Topography No. 18 by Valorie Wibbens
You Are by River~Rose
You Are Wood Banners by River~Rose
Topography No. 18 by Valorie Wibbens
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale Gimme Layers Vol 66 by Cluster Queen Creations
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale
Gimme Layers Vol 66 by Cluster Queen Creations
ARTBook - Through My Window by Val C. Designs
ARTBook – Through My Window by Val C. Designs
Recharged by Scooty's Designs Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Recharged by Scooty’s Designs
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Dreams Do Come True Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings Template Freebie by Amy Martin
Dreams Do Come True Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings
Template Freebie by Amy Martin

 

I think that’s it for today! Hopefully with more time on my hands, I’ll be back more often. 🙂

iNSD and Other Craziness

Wow, this was one crazy week. Both in the scrap world and in real life. You can tell it’s getting close to the end of the school year because everyone is getting on each others’ nerves every day. And I’m not just talking about the students, the teachers can be just as bad haha. We are down to just over a month left and I’m not sure there is anyone more excited than me. The past couple of summers and just been, well, crappy. I mean I appreciated the time off, but they weren’t the rejuvenating fun filled times that they should have been. I’m so hoping that this summer is full of fun and memories and sunshine (unlike the rainy one last year).

We also got to do a little celebrating this weekend. My oldest proposed to his girlfriend at Disney World last week, so we all got together for dinner on Friday with her family for a little celebration. She is a wonderful girl and her family seems lovely. I wish them a lifetime of happiness.

In the scrappy world, iNSD is in full swing. There are games, chats, challenges, gifts, sales, and fun everywhere! It’s hard to keep up. I’ll be honest, I tend to bury my head in the sand on some of these big event days because it’s all so overwhelming. The past few years, I haven’t been around much for this one, because it always seemed to fall on prom weekend. No proms this year…kids are grown up. Well, except the one, and I have a few years with him before I start all over and honestly, boys are much easier than girls ha. So, I did manage to scrap quite a bit. There were a few things I had to pass on because I just ran out of time. But I can tell you, these designers work their butts off for this day. I don’t know how they do it all. Here are  the pages I managed to get done during the craziness:

Credits: Mellow Yellow (iNSD Freebie) by Tracy Martin
Credits: Mellow Yellow (iNSD Freebie) by Tracy Martin
It's a Guy Thing by Tracy Martin Slapdash by Zoliofrope
It’s a Guy Thing by Tracy Martin
Slapdash by Zoliofrope
Fashionista by Cluster Queen So Selfie by Little Green Frog
Fashionista by Cluster Queen
So Selfie by Little Green Frog
I've Got Sunshine by Traci Reed Flutternutter by Zoliofrope
I’ve Got Sunshine by Traci Reed
Flutternutter by Zoliofrope
Clean Slate by Etc by Danyale  Template by Amy Martin
Clean Slate by Etc by Danyale
Template by Amy Martin
It's A Guy Thing by Tracy Martin  Syracuse by Zoliofrope
It’s A Guy Thing by Tracy Martin
Syracuse by Zoliofrope
#soselfie by Cluster Queen Creations  Watering Hole by Little Green Frog
#soselfie by Cluster Queen Creations
Watering Hole by Little Green Frog
Slapdash by Zoliofrope Sprinkles V23 by Valorie Wibbens  Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen No. 2 by Valorie Wibbens
Slapdash by Zoliofrope Sprinkles V23 by Valorie Wibbens
Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen No. 2 by Valorie Wibbens
#SoSelfie by Etc by Danyale  So Selfie by Little Green Frog
#SoSelfie by Etc by Danyale
So Selfie by Little Green Frog
#SoSelfie by Etc by Danyale  soselfie by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
#SoSelfie by Etc by Danyale
soselfie by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens  Drama Queen No. 2 by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V23 by Valorie Wibbens   Template by Amy Martin
Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens
Drama Queen No. 2 by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V23 by Valorie Wibbens
Template by Amy Martin

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend. I am going to mow the lawn and do one of my favorite things ever….plant flowers!! 🙂