Here's what I'm loving today (and everyday ;)-
This was from our photo shoot last week when I took the girls downtown to an old brick building. It was the first time I really did a real "photo shoot" MYSELF and I think the pictures turned out pretty good! What's funny is we all got our haircuts today so I told them we're going to have to go do another one soon!
Here's some pictures from the photo shoot:
Notice my "theater girl" in front on the TICKETS sign, I thought that was pretty cute....
Here's Rebecca in the same box office window...
By the way, the HUGE flower inspiration came from my friend Heidi Sonboul! She has a couple pictures on her blog with flowers in her hair and I LOVE THEM!! So we experimented with yellow and red in all of our hair. (thus the flower in EVERY PICTURE ;)-
Need I say anything? She's just a cutie all around...
Yes, I had to get in the action too! Although Victoria really didn't want to take pictures of me so it was a pretty fast photo session for me...lol
All of these are definately future scrapbook layouts for sure! I'll share a few more before I move on to other news...
There's probably 20 more great shots of the girls (with flowers in our hair) but I'll spare you.
I wanted to say AGAIN that my emails are still not transfered over to the new server since I need to update to a new outlook, so I think a LOT of my emails are not getting to people!
I have sent emails to so many people and I fear they don't have them...
Deb, I sent you some pictures... let me know if got them.
Kim, I would LOVE to be a part of your event and I emailed you a big YES!
Heidi, I LOVE ya and I need a Heidi day soon, after the kids are in school!!
Norma, I'm sooo sad we couldn't meet up in Chicago, but we'll plan better next time!
DT, I'm sending all the September goodies out tonight!!
I'm going to bug my hubby to work on my computer tonight and get this taken care of b/c I hate not knowing if the emails I'm sending are getting received or not!
Isabella and I are almost over this Stomach Flu I think... She's doing great with REAL food now, but I'm not quite there... We got our haircuts today and we were starving so I went to TOGO's for some sandwhiches. I wasn't quite ready for that... we'll just leave it at that... heheh...
Over the weekend I've had so much fun seeing what everyone LOVED at CHA this Summer and what's funny is I've already set two of the most popular ones for October and this was BEFORE I even asked the question! I guess that's why we all think alike!! So, there's no sense keeping it a secret, the October Kits will be Webster's Pages "Postcards from Paris" WITH MY REAL PARIS VINTAGE FINDS!!! How cool is that going to be? When I saw that line after I got back, I got on the phone seconds later and ordered THE ENTIRE LINE! In fact, I already have all the papers here at the house but I wanted to wait and do the kit when ALL THE BEAUTIFUL EMBELLISHMENTS are available! So I'm praying those will be here in time, they are pretty sure they will be and then to add to their embellishments, my PARIS FINDS and some brand new PRIMA already on it's way... oh WOW, I'm SUPER excited for that kit! Then the other kit for October will be the PINK PAISLEE AMBER ROAD!!! That was another FAV of mine when I checked out all the line! I really like the different color choices they did for this Fall line! It's typically orange for Fall but this color scheme they got going on is so pretty and I've already ordered some really cool embellishments I think will go GREAT with this kit! So, be on the lookout for those in October!! Which means, I'm NOT doing a Halloween themed kit for October this year! I know I did one last year, but this year I decided not to. There are soooo many Halloween themed lines out this year that I really am going to pass on it. I think a lot of other kit clubs will be doing this theme and will do a GREAT job of it so check out some of those kits or grab the Halloween lines at your LSS as I know they will be stocking up on the cute lines out there!! And a SNEAK PEAK on November, I'm going to have ONE MORE VINTAGE TRIP KIT with all the rest of my FINDS from Europe and beyond! This will be a colorful kit with really no specific color "theme" but heavily VINTAGE and "ARTSY" in nature... hint, hint....
Now onto the WINNERS OF THE TWO RAKS!!!
By the way, I'm going to take some time this week to check out all the wonderful blogs you ladies have! I can't wait to see what you are all up to!
So, the winner of the Blog Contest is:
Thanks Loretta for putting up a link to my blog! Send me your information and I'll be sending out a GREAT prize package in the mail!!!
now for the winner of the other RAK... This one goes to:
Congratuations!! You won a GREAT Clear Scraps Prize Package!! Send me your information as well and I'll get that out to you!
Speaking of Clear Scraps, I've been working on two CS projects this week and I can't WAIT to show you! One is an album of our trip to Europe and the other is an album on Marie Antionette!! This last one is VERY ARTSY and it's a style I've been playing around with hear and there and I really want to explore more in my creative time! I've VERY excited and a little nervous to share that one with you, but I really want to work more in this area of collage and "technique" altered art! there are NO pictures of me, my family or any recent people so it's a little different for me, but since I've had this love of everything Marie for the last year or so, I thought it fitting to do this mini album of her as I'm also finishing up this book on her life
It's a great look at her life and what was really cool was I was reading this as I was in France and seeing some of the sights where she lived... and died. A weird story about that... As we were on our Fat Tire Bike Tour in Paris we came to a goverment building that was pretty with a HUGE gate and we had to stop there for the light to change so we could cross the street. I asked our tour guide what this building was:
She proceeded to tell me that the building to the right was where they held Marie until they executed her!! Wow, that was a surprise. We weren't even talking about her on this bike tour and then to have her mention one of my FAV French ladies AND that I was reading about her life right back at our hotel, wow, again! I asked her a little more and she said that the night before she was killed, there was a plot to save her by some of the guards but one of the guards "fessed up" and in the end, Marie was still executed. And guess who else was... Yes, ALL the guards were too! The guide also mentioned that in their Fat Tire Bike Tour offices, they have a little Maire Antionette "bobble head" doll... Well, I guess it's a joke to them (and the one who invented this) but it's a toy they play with b/c her head "falls" off... Weird story all together, especially as I was enjoying the beautiful sites of Paris that night! And this was our next stop on the bike tour:
Yes, the Louvre! I'll have to share more of my trip on here this week. I was looking on the blog posts and it looks like I left off last at the Andrea Bocelli concert so I have much more to share!! I still think about the trip on a daily basis and was just brought to tears the other day when looking through my scrapbook kit I brought with me and found a vintage decal of a hotel in Bellagio, Italy! I miss that place something fearce! Oh, I'll have to share my JOURNAL and ALBUM together when I'm done! You remember the journal I made with the July Travel Kit? Well, I took it with me and journaled in it and now I'm going to add the little ephemera and some pictures!! So when I'm done with that and the album I'm working on, I'll share both of those too!
Alright, we'll I'm going to see if I can sneak into my scrapbook room and PLAY a little before dinner. ( I have to sneak b/c if Isabella see's me, she'll want to come and PLAY too! ;)- hehehe...
Oh, last thing... I'm going to Creative Escape as I mentioned a couple months ago and I've NEVER BEEN! In fact, I've NEVER been to anything like this, not a convention, cruise, CKU, NOTHING. So anyone out there going? Anyone with any advice on what to bring?? I'm sooo excited and need to book some tickets since it's next week and I thought I was going to drive but hubby and mom won't let me drive alone...
O.k. Isabella's in here now, don't think I can sneak off now... ;)-
Take care everyone!