Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I wanted to share the card I made for Blake's birthday. I used scraps from a Scarlet Lime Frugal Fab kit. I pieced the kite together and adhered it with pop dots. (They seem to be my go-to item!) It still doesn't seem possible that Blake is 12!
I also recently scrapped a birthday layout. The photos are from Blake's 11th birthday though. I scraplifted a Kelly Goree layout in the new issue of Scrapbooks Etc. I was able to use my new papers from Imaginisce. I've wanted these birthday papers for SO LONG!
Monday, October 25, 2010
I saw Halloween treat boxes (pumpkin, mummy, frankenstein) in an issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine. I knew they'd be easy to make with a sheet of 12x12 cardstock and fun to do with Kevin. When I found some black pipe cleaners in with our craft supplies, I decided to add spiders to our collection. I did alter the mummy and frankenstein a bit. I didn't want to waste buttons on things that will likely be tossed after a school party. So instead, I am using punched paper circles and adhering the top layer with pop dots.
I love these! I just might make four more so I'll have a whole set to use for decoration here at home.
The best part has been working with Kevin to make them. :)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Our neighbor gave me a couple shots of Kevin from the first day of school. In these photos, he's sitting next to Adam who lives across the street. Kevin has talked about how Adam is his best friend in their class this year. Because of enrollment numbers, it was necessary to add a fifth 3rd grade class. A few students were pulled from each existing classroom to form the new class. Adam was moved. Kevin has commented that he misses seeing Adam, but is thankful that they still have "specials" (art, music, PE) together each day. I used these photos to document that story.
Next, I decided to scrap Kevin ready for school on the first day. Finally, I went back to the end of the last school year. Well, "almost" the end. It was actually the day before the last day, so I gave it the title "The End is Near." Because of work, I wasn't able to be home to see the boys off to school on the last day. Instead, I took advantage of being home the morning before the last day (awards day) and took their photos a day early.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The first layout I made for Blake's album is simply named "Wooden Farm" - the name of the farm. I had printed a 6-up 4x6 photo collage and just cut them in half to make the row of smaller photos. It was easy to "smoosh" my photos together and place them on one oversized photo mat. Then I was able to build the page around it. The next layout - "Sweet Family Fun" - is also for Blake's album. I was inspired by an October PageMaps sketch, but switched things up a bit and stretched it into a 2-page layout.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
On our recent outing to a local farm to get items for our fall display, Kevin snapped some shots of me and Tom goofing around in one of the displays for photo ops. Then, just as we were leaving, he reminded me that we didn't have a shot of me in the corn teepee. I had already taken of photo of my three guys in it. To document his thoughtfulness (and photos of me!), I used the new Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli line. LOVE IT!I decided to splurge and use SIX of the journaling sprouts on the one page. I layered scalloped and round sprouts and adhered the top layer with pop dots.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We gave my mother-in-law a hard-to-wrap gift. Tom brought a stub roll of paper home from work and the I wrapped the gift in that and added a huge bow. That wasn't enough for the boys. they each drew on two sides and then decorated the top together. "For Grandma" is for Kevin's album and shows the two pictures he drew. I put the rest of the photos from that day for Kevin's album on a 2-page layout. It's pretty simple and focuses on the photos. It's hard to believe that Christmas is in two months, 5 days! Yikes!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Luckily by the beginning of this week I was feeling better! Over the weekend, I had stopped taking my pain pills, so I was cleared to drive. I met Kaitlin and we went out to dinner with a couple of her classmates from school. (She is working on her Masters in Engineering at UofL.) We went to Hillbilly Tea and had a great dinner. The Bourbon Bread Pudding was delicious! ( I also wanted to swipe the antique chair in their women's restroom!)
At Huber's this trip, we did a few new things.I treated the boys to ice cream. I admit, I wanted some for myself. Why not splurge a little. Blake had pumpkin. It was great! Kevin selected Blackberry - it was even better. All of their icecreams are homemade and the two we had used ingredients they grew there. The other new thing was that we ventured out into their apple orchards. (We already had PLENTY of pumpkins at home and didn't need to pick out own...)
We are going to make this a new tradition!The Winesap apples were delicious! (And yes, you were allowed to eat ONE apple per person out in the orchard!)No, Kevin's not right... :)From there, we went over to Joe Huber's Family Farm for more fall fun and a delicious lunch buffet. We all ate way to much, but it was sure good!It was the perfect day, but it didn't end there. When we got home, our Boy Scout built a fire in the back yard. Both boys had worked on making the "pit" perfect for days.We roasted hot dogs...and marshmallows...and made s'mores!Saturday was a day of rest! And preparation. Today we had family over for Blake's birthday party.He'll turn 12 on Wednesday. It doesn't seem possible!