Monday, July 14, 2014

monday adventures

I've been enjoying this little lady's company for the past four days. hasn't been easy sailing the whole weekend. Cary was away for drill this weekend and the little Miss through several challenges my way. One involved a diaper mess, a nap, and her crib. Another involved crying and asking for endless things between 1am and 3am. It was not easy. But all-in-all it was a good weekend. I love her!

Tomorrow starts my short work week. I love summer weeks. I only work my clinical job (rather than juggle that and my academic job). And this week I have one extra day off leading into having next week off. I have been on a roll as far as scrapbooking! I've been getting at least 5 layouts done each week. Sometimes more.

I just discontinued my script to Studio Calico. I got it for about 3 months during there "no commitment" promo and just wasn't happy with it. I felt like I wasn't getting much for the money. I do like their style and their products I just wish more came in the kit. Years ago I subscribed to Cocoa Daisy for a long time and always felt like I had a lot of product to play around with in each kit. So after much thinking (because I'm on a tight budget) I decided to subscribe to Scraptastic. I'm excited!

Here are a few recent layouts....

The first is a layout with a great story behind it. My little girl used to skype her Auntie Lauri (my sister) when she was in Scotland last year. For a long time after, when she walked by the computer she would look for Auntie. Recently, we started doing facetime with my husband's sister in Maine. Ellie loves it. The first time we did we were playing tea party with her in her room. When she realized her Auntie Teri could see her on the phone she decided she should pour her a (pretend!) cup of tea into the phone. It was so sweet! Love.

To make this layout I stuck to just the 12x12 paper pad of Pink Paislee's Switchboard collection, some old Thickers and tile letter stickers. I used my 1 in circle punch and fussy cut the larger phone dial's out of the patterned paper. Lately I've been having fun challenging myself to use my patterned papers as embellishments since I'm on a tight budget...

facetime tea party (closeup)

facetime tea party
This next layout was created with my July Studio Calico kit and some of my own Thickers. That was actually one of my complaints about Studio Calico kits...the lack of a really useful alpha set with the kit. This month we got a really cool wood veneer alpha but there is only 1 of each letter...that makes titling a big challenge.

hello sunshine
This last layout is one I made last week. I used a photo I had edited on my iphone using the Rhonna ap. So fun! I used a variety of papers, scraps, PL cards, tile letters, and washi on this layout. It was fun to make.

Thanks for looking! I'm hoping to update again this week with a few more recent layouts before we leave for vacation later this week. I used to be so good about updating several times a week (at least)...but I just can't seem to keep up recently! But I have missed this outlet and the connections I've made with other bloggers.

Thanks for reading!


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