Sunday, July 19, 2015

Multiple Layouts {Lilac 3 #1, 2, 3}

Here goes! has SEVEN different layouts for this week.  SEVEN!!!

I am really thankful that there are so many layouts so that I can get more of my vacation album finished.

When we went to see the Colorado Rockies, it rained so much that the game was delayed a full hour and we were not able to go to our rooftop seats.

Up in the Rocky Mountain National Park, we hiked a few times.

 And - this is the view of the cabin we stayed in on the western side of RMNP.

This is from the Lilac series and you can find all of the information here.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Scraper {Lilac #2}

Another layout from our vacation.  We are desert dwellers and our kids have not seen an ice scraper before.  So when they found one in our rental car we had to explain what it was.  Too funny!!

The layout is based on Lilac #2 sketch for - I did rotate the sketch in order to get the photos scrapped that I really wanted to work on.  Interestingly, after we explained how the scraper worked, we had a really nice hail storm (followed by a tornado).  Crazy weather in Denver!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father's Day @ the airport {Lilac #1}

Father's Day 2015 for my husband was probably one of the most memorable of all time!  We were departing on our family vacation and had planned our morning perfectly.  We were up at 2 am and the kids were up at 2:30 am - left the house and arrived at the airport by 3:30 am to check in, etc and be ready for our flight to depart at 5:10 am.

But that did not happen.  Once we arrived and approached the checkin desk, we were told that the flight was cancelled.  CANCELLED????!!!!

Yup, we had to rebook, repurchase, and relocate ourselves until the flight took off.  Which was at 12:15 pm.  Crazy start to our vacation and certainly - the most memorable Father's Day ever for my honey.

Layout is based upon a sketch from - Lilac #1:

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Getting Ready for Spring?

Getting Ready for Spring?  Sure - its been upwards of 91 degrees here; time for "short pants" instead of "long pants"; time for fun crafts; time for Spring Training baseball games; time for visits with family during Spring Break.  And - after seeing this lovely tree branch decorative piece created by Christine Meyer

I created my own!

Have a great St. Patrick's Day!  Spring is just around the corner.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hey ... What's New? {Where did you go?}

Ok, so let's just say that its been a realllllly looooong time since I last posted on my blog (yes - I know, last post was August 2014).  I've got my reasons!  Just like many of you out there - life has come at me fast and furious which means that my craftiness has been left in the dust a bit.  Have I been crafting, you ask?  Well sure!  But just not in the same manner as I had been the past couple of years while on the most amazing design teams.  Sure - I still stalk the aisles at scrapbook stores (we don't have a LSS any longer) and I still create cards, altered art and pages - I just have not been sharing as much as I should have been.

Since my last post, which sadly was also my last design team posting, I have been in the throws of teaching English Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders.  I have a full load of class and no prep time - which turns into grading papers until the wee hours of the night at home instead of during my prep period at school.  We’ve adopted new curriculum and I have to learn how to use that along with a new state assessment.

We made it through our second year of marching band, capturing 6th in the state (insert a great deal of disappointment!) and sent our son off to Chicago for the Midwest International Music Clinic in December.

The same said son has now turned 16 - taken driver’s education - and earned his driver’s license.  This event takes on a whole new perspective in parenting and I really cannot concentrate on being creative while I’m worried about the other drivers out there!

Spring break is approaching fast and that will bring my mom out for a visit.  Hopefully there will be some crafty time in there!  I have promised our daughter that I will do a craft table at the school spring fling in April. 

That about does it - you should be up to speed and know that my need to craft is building like a tsunami ready to unleash its power on the shoreline.

How about your self?  Have you been crafting?  Have the tsunami waves been building up in you?  Has life been fast and furious?  Love to hear from you!