I wanted to just let everyone know that my outlook has to be transfered to a new server with my hubby's company and it's not working properly until I install the newest version of Outlook. (actually my hubby will be installing, I have no idea when it comes to that kind of stuff...)
So if you've emailed me in the last few days or I've emailed LOTS of you in the past few days, they may have not gone through. I know I've been wondering why people haven't responded to my emails but now I know why... Hopefully we can get this taken care of over the weekend, but please be patient with me if you've sent me an email or need something from me...
I am going to teach at Paper Tales today and pray that Isabella is o.k. at home with the girls and I'm o.k. teaching. My dear friend Cindy has been kind enough to offer to help me teach if I'm not up to it so I'm grateful for that!
I put the class project on Twopeas last night so if you wanted to see more pictures, it's on there. Here's the link: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1522319
I also wanted to also share real quickly a few projects I made while enjoying our Michigan vacation. I stayed up pretty late each night and scrapbooked while the girls slept and it was a nice relaxing time by myself!
Here's a quick look at some simple layouts I made:
Yes, my hubby's eyes are that blue! This was taken at my Uncles wedding last year and I just LOVE these pictures of them together and Rebecca outside.
This was such a cute picture we took of Isabella last year. She had the funniest look on her face when we gave her the "sandwich" kiss!
Oh, btw... on the LO of Lance & Rebecca, I used the chipboard from a JB chipboard centers package and covered it with the yellow paper, leaving the edges showing...
These pictures go back to 2006, but I just DON'T have time to scrapbook anymore! (pretty funny huh!) This was our California Road Trip we took and we had a BLAST riding horses on the beach!!
This last LO is one of my FAV layouts and I have to say I scraplifted it! I brought along my latest Creating Keepsakes magazine (July's issue) on page 101. Go check it out and see what Jen Jockisch created and my take on it!
Then I made something that I think I played with every day in the cottage and I'm still not done playing! I don't know if I mentioned I'm going to start a REAL Etsy Shop?? Well, I've had some things bagged up for a while and just havent had time to list them and show them... One of the things was a "mini album" with a lot of vintage goodies. I decided to take one bag with me and play with it. Now I added stuff to it of my own and I also bound it with the Zutter, but this is what I came up with...
I still have some pictures to add and I think I want to submit this to a magazine so I'll only show you a couple inside pages...
I thought I'd do this album about how "lucky" I am. Now I prefer BLESSED but the JB Bingo cards don't come in Blessed (Yet, hello Jenni?? ;)- So it's all about my family, friends, and my life in general so it's a pretty random album spanning many years, but I really wanted it to show my "life"...
Now there's lots of different sized pages, 4x4, 5x7, circles, 6x6 and acrylic pages as well. In fact, the front cover I cut the label shape out of chipboard and then add some Clear Scraps acrylic behind it before I add the picture to give it a "picture frame" look. The Zutter gives you sooo many options when placing your different sizes in your album! Let me see if this will show more of that:
Like I said, I'm not done with this yet, I need a few more b&w pictures and some journaling... But I wanted to share something that I plan to put in my Etsy Shop when I have some time... (hopefully when the girls are in school...)
And here's another thing I though would be cute to have in my Etsy Shop:
It's the tags from K&Co. and I just double backed them and added some of their little embellishments and turned it into a mini tag album! I don't know if you can see the yellow FABRIC in the middle of the cover page but I tried to make it like a cafe canopy...
The edge is cut with a decorative scissors, then I stuffed a tiny amount of paper underneath to make it pop out a little. Then I used an exacto knife to cut out some of the flowers and slipped this fabric underneath to have some of the flowers hanging over it. I LOVE with I have time to PLAY!!
Well, I beter get ready for my class... I didn't have time to add these to twopeas last night so that's why I thought I'd share them now. You can check out the class project with the link above.
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Oh, I forgot to tell you I had a photoshoot the other day with the girls and I'll share some of those pictures soon but here's one of my 15 year old, growing up WAY TO FAST...
I took the girls downtown to this old brick building and I had soooooo much fun taking pictures of my girls! Victoria took a few of me too but I'll share all of them later... I wanted to mention that my inspiration came from my dear friend Heidi Sonboul! I just LOVE her profile picture with the giant flower in her hair!! And I noticed that she had a more recent one up on her blog and I thought it was just BEAUTIFUL of her! So it gave me the inspiration to take some photo's of all of us with giant flowers in our hair!! Some were hilarious b/c we couldn't get the flower to stay in our hair!!
I'm sooo bad at finishing my posts... there's always something else I want to say!