Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Pencil" Shout Out!

If you're here for the TPP blog hop, it's just below this post.

I'm feeling a tad bit guilty about the pencils that everyone is commenting on in my layout below. I wish I could say I thought of it myself but I was inspired by my good friend Melanie when we were scrapping together last weekend. She did a layout with pencils and I just had to try it.

So thanks Mel. :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TPP 'Back to School' Blog Hop!

It's time for The Paper Passion's “Back to School” Blog Hop!

I still can't believe that it's time for the kids to head back to school! I am so enjoying the lazy days of summer. Don't make me pack lunches and help with homework already!! :) The kids are excited however so I guess that's a good thing!

There's lots of inspiration and creativity to be seen as you hope through all of the fabulous blogs!
The blog hop should have brought you here from Deanne's blog .

And after your stop here, you should be moving on to Dorrie's blog .

If you'd like to start at the very beginning of the blog hop and make your way through, please go to Nicole's blog .The blog hop ends once you've reached The Paper Passion's blog:

Be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog participating in the blog hop and of course, leave a comment on The Paper Passion blog to be eligible to win one of two awesome prices from TPP!

Here's my layout:

Happy Blog Hopping! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Just under the wire....

I promised I'd be back with some layouts this weekend and it looks like I've made it in just under the wire! Vacation often lends itself to having more free time so I have scrapped a bit. Though being out with the kids and enjoy the weather (albeit crappy weather) is where I really wanted to be. Which in turn makes for some great shots to use on my layouts. :)
This first layout is with the yummy new BG Lemonade line and a huge Prima flower that I've been dying to use. I adore this picture of Livi:

This next layout showcases some of my fave pictures from this summer. I took these pictures of Joe and Olivia without them realizing it. They were enjoying each other so much while they build their moat! I also used tons of 'old' Scenic Route. It is still one of my favourite lines ever:
And finally, some more pictures of our day at the beach. Brendan and Livi have this ritual of searching for shells wherever we go. It's fun to watch. Used all of Sassafrass Lass' new line "Me Likey", except for the Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers:
Well, that's it for me for now. Back soon with some more layouts to share. :)
Happy holiday Monday to all of you who are off tomorrow!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hey YOU, Mother Nature!!!!

Yeah, you heard me. Mother Nature. Enough with your cruel jokes. ENOUGH! Take your rain and go the heck away!!

This is my first time on vacation ever in my life for four weeks straight, with another week coming up at the end of August. AND I'M TIRED OF THE RAIN! I want to go on picnics with my kids, I want to go to the pool more and I don't want to carry my freakin' umbrella!

Okay I'm done. Just tired of the all-time record breaking, most ever rainfall in Ottawa for July 2009 - 234 mm......that's 234 FREAKIN' mm!! I'm just sayin'......

Enough ranting. I'm off to bed but I'll be back this weekend with some new layouts to share.

Enjoy your weekend and if you happen to live in the Ottawa area and you're reading....stay dry my soggy friends!