Saturday, February 16, 2013

A nice surprise...

I've had some inspiration lately, to start cutting into kits that are piling up in my scrap area.  I posted a layout in the Studio Calico and was asked shortly thereafter if it could be shared at  I love this page!  The pictures are from a time when we took very few photos (didn't really have a good camera).

I rarely post layouts online, so this was a nice surprise! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

A little basketball.

It's been a long time since I blogged.  Long. Time. 

Life has been busy. 

One thing in our busy life has been basketball.  Both girls are playing basketball.  Two practices a week and one game night.  Craziness.  We finally got a new camera and decided to give it a try.

This was our first attempt at action shots and John is not known for his dexterity with the camera.   So I took some advice from a member at Studio Calico and crossed my fingers.  I set the camera on manual (!!)   50mm  lens, 1.8 f, 1/640, iso 1600.  No flash.

Not great, but not bad for our first try.  There are a few more weeks in the season to practice. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cameo in hand!

 I jumped on the Cameo bandwagon...and I have to say it is AWESOME.  And, that's with probably only knowing about 8% of it's abilities. 

I cannot wait to use it on some layouts.  Cutting stuff out is addicting.  Right now I'm cutting stuff, just to cut it out and play with the software.  My first endeavor was creating tags with days of the week cut into the center. 

Once my phone (finally) updates, I'll post a few pictures.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

There is only one you.

So fitting for Alexa.  She, as she eloquently, and simply, put it one day "just wants to be me." 

And so far, she definitely is.

Can you believe it's March!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Project Life - trying to catch up.

I'm up to weeks 4 and 5.  Unfortunately, I think I'm living in week 8 or 9.  I lost count already.  Luckily, I had enough foresight to write my weeks/photos/ideas down in a notebook.

I love using the Studio Calico months stamps for each layout.  I added some Elles Studio and Simple Stories journaling cards, along with beginning to add memorabilia.  Definitely going to start incorporating more "day-to-day" stuff on my pages.  Still struggling with printing the photos, a work in progress.  Love keeping memories of our every day lives! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Renovations

Well, it was probably time (past time) for a blog face lift.  I've played around with the designs a bit (ready made courtesy of blogger) and edited a few links.  There is still a bunch more I'd like to do, but it's a start.

I would spend more time playing with blogger, but I really want to get down in my scrap area and start using up some kits.  I've been plugging along in my version of project life, only 2 weeks behind, which I consider ok at this point! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Project Life - sans divided page protectors

I knew when I decided to try and hop on the Project Life bandwagon, I didn't want to commit to buying MORE supplies. I have enough kits, patterned paper and embellishments to scrap for, ahem, awhile to say the least.  Still working out the photo sizes and need to get a few standard layouts down, but I am enjoying the 'no frills" scrapbooking of Project Life. 

Here are weeks one through three.

I'm only one week behind.  I consider that on schedule so far!  Ha.  I'd like to start adding more journaling cards, stuff (school work, tickets, etc..) and embellishments.  Slowly but surely.

Next is to finish up my Apron Strings projects for February.  Then back to Project Life and a bunch of unscrapped photos waiting for me on my desk.

Ava in the wave pool

Ava in the wave pool

A perfect landing!

A perfect landing!