July 30, 2011


I just got to thinking about how crazy and random my day was and also how much fun I had throughout most of it...

1 Trip to the office which was like a ghost town because it was Friday.
2 Starbucks runs because I needed coffee at both ends of the work day.
3 of us went to the 1st Annual Denver County Fair.
4 rides were ridden by the kiddos - Genesis, Spider, Bumper Cars, Star Ship.
5 coins left in my pocket at the end of the night.
6 tired eyes on the drive home.
7 cups of zucchini chopped up for muffins and bread loaves.
$8 parking.
9 pictures taken of kiddos getting their faces painted.
$10 to get into the fair.
11+ band members in the Itchy-O Marching Band, including my buddy, Paul.
12+ poses with Kenzie for senior portraits.
13 chocolate zucchini muffins made for the swim meet I am missing tomorrow morning.

= 1 kiddo puking off the side of his bed onto the carpet below & 4 swipes of the Spot Bot.

I can't wait to scrap{book} this.


July 26, 2011

Tuesday {10}

Here's my latest PINS in the "To Be Made..." Category!!

Bunchs of fun projects that I will get to do someday :)

{1} Martha Stewart's Chalkboard Paint Wall Calender Grid:
Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden

{2}Garden Labels:

Under The Table and Dreaming: My Tuesday {Ten} - a round up of tidbits from the

{3} DIY Beach Glass:

Krafty Kat: DIY Beach Glass Jars & Bottles

{4} PVC Sprinkler:

Come Together Kids: Fun PVC Sprinkler

{5} Washer - Magnet tablecloth weights:

Practically Living: Weigh Down Your Table Cloth

{6} DIY Paver/Brick Column:

Laurmelas House: Best laid plans.

{7} DIY Glass Candle Holders:

Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: Cutting glass

{8} Memo Board:

Silhouette: Guest Blogger Post: Linda w/ Craftaholics Anonymous

{9} Sequin Sunburst Mirror:

MeiJo's JOY: There is a will...there is a way!

{10} And, last, but definitely not least (in fact, I think this is my FAV!!!) ~ Coffee Cup Clock:

Vintage Revivals: Teacup Clock



July 22, 2011


I have to admit, I love love love to win stuffs on the internet. As I've been posting, I'm participating in the 4x6 Photo Love from Shimelle's website. Well, I finally won a prize! :) I have commented on her site so many countless times (she has FAB giveaways!) and always hoped I get something and it finally paid off! :)

I just received a $25 TwoPeasInABucket gift certificate, which I believe took me about 15 seconds to cash in... I have been just DROOLING over this collection since it came out earlier this year:

Be Mine by Echo Park ~ my favorites colors all together with adorable embellishments, too. When I first saw it, I posted it on facebook and asked if anyone thought my husband would kill me if I used the paper to wallpaper our bedroom... so, I am ecstatic to say that it's on its way to my house!!

Thanks again, Shimelle!!


July 7, 2011

Our Independence Day...

...which also happens to be my husband's birthday! Every year, I get to listen to him tell all of the kids whereever we are, "You know they do this just for me, right?" Hilarious. I also got to play around with my camera & tripod at Lake Loveland this year. This first one was actually a *mistake* ~  I was just playing with the settings on my camera and happened to catch it. :)

This one was just another really pretty one I shot:

This one really shows off the 'star' filter I had on the lens. :)

The last is a storyboard of the remaining fireworks I shot:

Happy July 4th!!!


July 6, 2011

Shimelle's Sketch of the Week ~ July 6, 2011

Shimelle posted this sketch this week, and since we just finished our Avon Walk, I had this photo strip sitting on my desk ... waiting to be put on a page:

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas

So I decided to make my first (of many) page for the Avon Walk:

I used several 'new' techniques on this page ~ first, to make those glittered hearts, I took my spray adhesive and then sprinkled the glitter on them. To keep the mess contained, I covered them in clear nail polish when they were dry. I also found my label maker (an awesome clearance find!) and created the "HOPE BELIEVE FAITH" banners. Lastly, I added my pink rhinestones with my new i-rock tool. I am so happy with how it turned out!!


July 5, 2011

SEI July 2011 Challenge

SEI's latest sketch:

Since I just finished my June SEI sketch, I decided to finish up July as well, and keep with the same theme and finish another June 2010 layout for my Document 2010 project. :) Now I've got another two matching pages!


SEI June 2011 Challenge

SEI's sketch for June:

I decided to keep on my Document 2010 theme and continue with June ~ Hawk & Ashley's wedding! I finished it this afternoon and got a great shot of it in the good light... here:

But after looking at it... I decided that I needed to add some doodling. :) And then I realized my cheapie camera would actually create an 'auction' style photo and the only downside was that it was late in the evening, so the flash kinda ruined it... but you can at least catch some of the details!

I used both the Oasis line and Dill Blossom line... they go together well!!