Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Supplies Used: Bubbling Over Brushes - liv.Edesign; Geometric Set 1 Overlays and Masks - Lori Whitlock; Flying High Kit, Hello Sunshine Kit - Design by Dani; Stapled Photos Layered Templates - Katie Pertiet

I just love this photo. And I love that this page came together in my head before it came together on the screen. It morphed a bit in the process, but the inspiration and the execution were pretty much the same!

Geek in Training

Supplies Used: Imagination Kit - Design by Dani; Coreopsis Templates - Sara Gleason

What can I say? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. David LOVES being on the computer. He really surprised me by getting the hang of the mouse relatively easily and also by how little help he needs from us when he's playing a new game. He's growing up in the age of technology - good to know he will be well prepared!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Berry Natural

Supplies Used: Fresh Kit - One Little Bird/Sahlin Studio
Lessons learned about strawberry picking:
1) We should do it at least a few times each summer.
2) Strawberry freezer jam is awesome.
3) Never send one adult alone to juggle two children and a bucket of strawberries while attempting to navigate an obstacle course full of electric fences, tractors, and rows upon rows of strawberry plants.

Get There Together

Supplies Used: Garden Vignettes Series by Carina Gardner: Rub-On Alphas, Collection Cards Vol.1, Paisley Bed Papers, Button Collection, Rub-On Titles Vol.1; Essentials Masks Vol.1 - Carina Gardner; Typography Templates Vol. 18 - Valorie Wibbens

My sister-in-law was visiting this past week with my two nephews and my niece. It's so fun to get all the kids together - the four boys are very close in age, paired up two by two, and they have a blast playing with each other. They raced cars around the yard, played in the water table, ate, laughed, took baths together, and acted silly as most preschoolers do. I tried to get a bunch of pictures of them to capture these moments. My sister took a lot of shots, and she's a much better photographer with a nicer camera, so I'm really looking forward to seeing her pictures! I'm sure this will be the first of a series of layouts featuring our recent visit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The One

Supplies Used: Vintage Blue Papers and Elements - Glitz Design; Photocuts Frames Vol.1 - Carina Gardner; Go Big Template No.2, Knockout Mask Birds Emerging - Splendid Fiins; Blossom Hill Road Kit - Laurie Ann Anderson

Congratulations, Derek and Darly!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Teacher, Teacher

Supplies Used: Off to School Collection - Fancy Pants Design; Flight Plan No.2 - One Little Bird Design

We have been so blessed to have some wonderful people in our boys' lives. They are gifted teachers and special friends. It is such a great thing to know that our sons are spending their days learning and playing with people who genuinely love and care for them!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Waited for You

Supplies Used: Spring Kit - KI Memories; Loopies vol. 2 Loopy Love - liv.Edesigns; Knock Out "Clouds" mask, Very Krafty Paper Softly Now - Splendid Fiins; Hello Life Boxes vol.3 - Ali Edwards

I reached back a bit into the photo archives for this one and found a picture of me and Carter soon after he was born. WOW - more than two years ago and it seems like such a long time! So much change in our family and in him since then. Early babyhood was tough for Carter, but he's a rambunctious, lively, friendly little guy now!