Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Five

1. We finished Day 5 of VBS at our church this week. The theme was Egypt: Joseph's journey from prison to palace. The kids all had a great time, as did I, helping out.

2. It's Cameron's 40th birthday today. And the kids are all anxiously awaiting his arrival home to surprise him with his gift-- a new bicycle!

3. In honour of this special day, I'm baking a cake (it's cooling right now) and we're taking the birthday boy out for supper to Boston Pizza.

4. I'm looking forward to next week, Thursday, when I'll be testing for my red belt in tae kwon do.

5. Here's a layout that I posted today at MSS for my Summer Sketch series. It comes from the My Mind's Eye blog, where it was posted as a challenge with the theme of "hope".

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A few July highlights

The traditional pose on the front steps on Canada Day:

A trip to the Assiniboine Park Zoo:

A few pictures at the beach during the second week of swimming lessons:

A picture taken at the Lego display at St. Vital Centre:

I can't believe how fast July has flown by!
I'm glad there's more than a month left of summer vacation-- and still more fun to be had!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thirteen is enough?

A couple of weekends ago, Flo, one of my fellow DT members at MSS , posted a link to this challenge at ella publishing: Eight is Enough. Basically the challenge is to choose eight items from your stash and create four layouts using those items. Because I love working with kits and find this a productive way for me to scrap, I decided to take the challenge, with a few tweaks.

First of all, I couldn't seem to limit myself to eight items, so I picked thirteen.

I chose 2 pieces of Bo Bunny patterned paper, 5 pieces of Crate Paper patterned paper from their Pink Plum collection, one sheet of Crate Paper stickers, one package of Crate Paper chipboard shapes and two packages of Pink Paislee chipboard letters.

Yes, that makes 11.

I also added one sheet of Pink Paislee alpha stickers (pink) and one package of October Afternoon letter stickers, in brown. Total: 13.

Now, the layouts.

Because I added the extra items, I decided that I would make more than 4 layouts. I ended up making six. Here they are:

I was quite pleased at how many layouts I could create with these items.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 16, 2010

By the numbers....

In the past week:

5 days of swimming lessons

30 or less photos taken

10 dogs walked at the Humaine Society

4 layouts created (here are two of them)

6 get togethers with friends

1 request for publication for one of my layouts (for Scrapbook Trends December)

1 trip to the local Farmer's Market

2 tae kwon do classes

1 game of ultimate frisbee

2 movies nights

6 bike rides

7 happy summer days

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer has arrived!

We've been busy this week with swimming lessons at the beach. And would you believe that I haven't brought my camera along once yet?? Crazy, I know. Good thing we'll continue with our lessons next week. ;)

I wanted to share that I'm doing a Sketch series at MSS this summer called "Summer sketches." If you'd like, you can check it out here.

This is the layout I shared this week, for my summer sketch #2:

To create it, I used Sketch #105 at Creative Scrappers and adapted it from one photo to two. (I just love how versatile sketches are!)

Hope you're enjoying your summer!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

I wanted to share....

some layouts that I made with the July Kit at MSS.
I used a few sketches for inspiration for my layouts this month.

(To create this layout, I used this sketch at Creative Scrappers.)

(I used Sketch #100 at Creative Scrappers.)

(For this layout, I used a sketch from the Pink Paislee blog.)

Thanks for looking!