Friday, August 31, 2012

Fun in the Summer Sun

Hi guys!  It's been a crazy few weeks but I think now that the kids are back in school things will smooth out and I will get back on a regular scrappy schedule.  I'm thinking of overhauling my scrap room which is an absolute disaster area.  I'm not sure how to re-arrange and organize things.  The truth is I have too much stuff.  I know that seems impossible but it's true. LOL 

My hubby is gone to China for almost a month so I think now would be a good time to pull everything out of my scrap room and start to slowly organize things.   I will take before and after photos so you will see what I have done but I will wait to show you them until I finish.  Wish me luck!!  lol

Last week my bff, Denise, was here visiting and although we didn't scrap as much as we usually do, we did do some scrapping.  I made this layout for Once Upon a Sketch and I think it is due today?  Not sure but I have had it sitting on my desk all week just waiting for me to take a photo and post about it.  So here it is!   ***Update...I was too late.  I didn't realize it was Australian Eastern Time.  Oh's my own fault for letting it sit on my desk.***

The challenge (other than using their sketch) was to journal the seasons.  Well I chose Summer.  Nothing says summer like taking the kids to try out all the jungle gyms in town!!   And that is what I journaled on this layout.  I took 3 of my kids to all the parks I could one day.  They had a blast going from playground to playground.  The photo is of my youngest.  It just kind of called out to be scrapped.

I used patterned papers from Bo Bunny - Alora and Double Dot Designs.  Gorgeous colors!  I fussy cut most of the flowers out of a sheet of the paper and used pop dots to raise a few up off the paper to add dimension.  I used one of my Martha Stewart punches and some gorgeous trim from Webster's Pages.  I pulled sticker alphas from my stash in different sizes and patterns for the title work.  And I journaled around the photo mat.  Some Stickles and bling and a few buttons from my stash later and I was done.  Fun and frilly and summery!  I'm entering it in the challenge at Once Upon a Sketch as soon as I finish typing this up!!  I'm also entering it in the metal challenge on the Fairy Tale Challenge blog.  And also in the Flowers challenge on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog. 

We have almost made it through the first week of school.  My kids start coming home in a hour.  Everyone seems pretty happy with things so far but I hate to say that and jinx things!! LOL

I wanted to share a fun photo of three of my kids (the younger 3).  They were acting silly my office and asked me to photograph them.

Here is also a photo from last week when Denise and her family were visiting us.  The kids were lined up getting ready to all jump in the pool together.  We tried to get them all in the air but some kids are way faster than other!! LOL  It was pretty comical.

If you haven't joined in on my Birthday Giveaway please do!!  I want you to help me celebrate my birthday.  And if 50 people enter I will add a second giveaway!!  So help get to 50!  The first giveaway is a ton of SMASH book goodies.  I'm thinking something more ink related for the next think about that and pass the word!! 

And finally today is the last day to enter the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge blog Friendship challenge.  The prize is a $30 gift card to the Crafter's Companion Online store.  That's a lot of shopping you could do so I would get busy and get your entry uploaded!! 

Enough for today.  Thanks for stopping and looking. 


  1. Such a sweet summer lay-out! Stinks you missed the deadlines, it is for sure a winner!

    A month is a long time but I am so it will go by so super fast! It would probably take me a month to sort and organize my craft room. I did it a few months ago but of course I have bought tons of stuff since then!

    Any big plans for this long weekend? We are headed to the resort for some R&R!

  2. Hi Stacy, love your layout! Said it before, your kids are so cute and photogenic! Cool layout too and very summery happy papers. Good luck on reorganising, it will be a hell of a job I'm sure, but so rewarding. Hugs Frea

  3. Thank you SO much for entering our challenge. You are a little bit late yes , but thanks for posting it in our comments section :) I hope to see you are OUAS soon again!! Lovely layout!

  4. Das ist ein tolles LO geworden. So herrlich sommerlich-fröhlich, einfach toll.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße.

  5. Lovely layout and flowers thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

  6. Fab layout using lots of flowers!

    Thanks for sharing this amazing artwork with our Flowers challenge this fortnight.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  7. Great layout with loads of beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. XOX Tania

  8. Fabulous layout. Lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  9. What an adorable photo and the layout is so cute!!!! I love the other photos you shared, too!! Sounds like you have had a fun, busy summer!

  10. What a beautiful work! I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra