Sunday, August 22, 2010

We're Back!

We're back from our week long trek to Washington D.C. We had a great time seeing all the wonderful sites, taking in all the history and enjoying all that this wonderful city had to offer. It was my second visit and my son's first. We saw so much but yet there were some things we didn't get to see. We really enjoyed the Air and Space Museum as well as the American History Museum. I LOVE Mount Vernon and we were able to go there by a lovely river cruise up the Potomac, it was a lot of fun...and on the way back Jakob was able to be my guide on the metro! We met some lovely people from all over the world while touring the various sites, everyone was so friendly, it was really fun visiting with friends from Australia, England, France as well as Indiana right here in the good ole' USA! We walked our legs off too...espeically at Arlington National Cemetery, which is beautiful but has a lot of time we will take a tour bus :o) Our hotel was right down from the Capital so we had some lovely night views and the weather was just perfect...mid 80's each day...a cool wave from the 100 degree temps here in Texas! LOL! School starts tomorrow and we are all set...ready to start back to a routine, this summer sure flew by. I hope to visit with you all again this weekend and share some more scrappy stuff!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Basic Grey Fun!

I am busy busy with summer winding down and haven't had much time to blog or scrap lately. I wanted to share with you a layout I did awhile back for a Practical Scrappers challenge to use eyelets! This layout uses the Max and Whispers line from Basic Grey...I loved the colors of this line when I first saw it but didn't buy it right away due to it being a "pet" line, but after much contemplation I decided it was SO not a pet line and had TONS of I bought a little (well, not the whole line so that is a "little" to me! LOL!) I loved this picture of my son and his two cousins at the Ft Worth zoo in 2008 and thought the colors blended nicely with this picture. If you are looking to get some of the Max and Whispers line or some of the new Basic Grey lines you can go to EMBELLISH IT they have tons of Basic Grey and other stuff in stock all the time with great prices too! I'm taking the next two weeks off, going to be spending the last 2 weeks before school starts enjoying time with my son, so I'll catch up with my bloggin' friends at the end of the month! Stay cool!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Little Sketch Book

I am so excited to be guest designing on Liz Qualman's My Little Sketch Book this week! I just adore Liz's sketches, they are super fun to work with. This sketch was a bit of a challenge for me as it had lots of layering, getting me to step outside my box a bit...but that's a good thing for me and I was excited to play witht his sketch. I chose to use these pictures of my son feeding my nephew his breakfast at our hotel last June when we went to visit. I wanted a "sports" feel to my page as I was using the title Breakfast of I decided to use my new Pink Paislee Starlight papers and embellies to capture that feel. I love the way it turned out. These papers are so versatile and not just for July 4th layouts! Go check out the beautiful work of the other designers (here), they are both awesome! Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday afternoon and hopefully I will be back sooner rather then later to share some more scrappy goodness!