Friday, July 13, 2007

Fun at the Pool - Part Deux

We went over to Sidney's house, a friend of Kay's from school. They have an above ground pool, which was shallow, but was the same height as the kids. Kaylie had floaties, but was very scared.

Check out Liam with his floaties! Bratz girls rule! Liam kept saying to me, "Don't tell Daddy that I am using these...too girly for him. LOL

Here is Liam hanging on to a noddle to practice dog paddling.

Here is Kaylie with a noddle practicing getting around, too. They were scared in the beginning but at the end of the 2+ hours that we spent in the pool, they were at ease and happy as fish in water.

Punch Love Sampler by Doris Castle

Doris Castle's latest kit, PUNCH LOVE, is in the store now. She designed a page set, quickpages and wordart. Beautiful colors and design. And best of all, it is on special at the moment at Scrapbook-Graphics.
She has a sampler at her blog that you might want to download. Stop by say Hello and thank you!

A Sampler by Jen Caputo

I love Jen Caputo's templates! She has one that she is giving away in her blog. Follow the link to get it. Be sure to leave her a thank you note! 1157

Crazy Sock Day at Summer Camp

This is the page memorializing the event! If you would like to see the layout up close, click on the gallery links on the upper right hand corner of the blog.

Kaylie and her "wacky" socks.

I just love how colorful her socks are! And the other girl on the left side of the photo layered 3 pairs of socks...I bet her feet were sweating up a storm as it was extremely hot this day.

Liam and his wacky socks: one white and one black.

The kids are in summer camp this year for the first time and have gotten a chance to do so neat things. Wednesday was crazy sock day. Since I don't do wacky, the best they could do was wear different color socks. Liam wore a black one and a white one, while Kaylie wore a white one and a lilac/soft purple one. For their effort, they were rewarded with tattoo stickers.

Sweet Innocence by Doris Castle at COTTAGEARTS.NET

Ta Da! My layout with this awesome kit!

Kaylie has had Lily since Christmas 2001. Kaylie takes her just about everywhere she goes. Over the years, Kaylie has had other dolls that can talk, dance and walk, but they can not hold a candle to Lily. Lily was her first doll and holds a special place in her heart. 09-03-2006

Sweet Innocence page set at (see below for link)
Template: Sketch Collection 18 by Jen Caputo, SBG (modified)
Font: Century Gothic

I am in love with this page set, rightly titled Innocene of Childhood. It is jammed packed with stickers, glittery elements, wortart and gorgeous colors, textures and designs. The flower stickers are so pretty and springy, suitable for all types of layouts. I especially love the ribbons and glitter elements. Below is a link to the kit at the store, if you want to take a closer look.

If you need to see for yourself the variety of layouts that can be created with this page set, check them out here:

Doris even had the time to make quickpages for those of us short on time. But no just quickpages, a well coordinated album of quickpages! I tell you, Doris thinks of everything!

She realizes that summer is a busy time and that we might not have time to actually sit down long enough to create a page from scratch, so she made it easy for us to not have an excuse to get our pages done and those memories saved. Thanks Doris! You are a doll!

Link to quickpages:

If you made it all the way down here, here is the free sampler that you can download at CottageArts.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Swirly Overlay by Kirsty Wiseman

Kirsty always has the best floral and swirly overlays! She is so sweet to share them with the public at large. She is a fabulous conversationalist and photographer. Thanks Kirsty!
If you would like to download this beauty for yourself, follow the link and be sure to leave her a thank you, too.

Summer Picnic by RetroDiva at Digital Scrapbooking Freebies

Traci Collins (Retrodiva) has these beauties over at Digital Scrapbooking Freebies...aren't they lovely?
Traci is so talented; thanks for the wonderful freebies.

Gothic Sunny Day by Mermaid's Haven

Wow, isn't this orange ppr. the most fabulous paper ever? I love, love, love the color orange thus it stands to reason that I would love this one. If you'd like to see it for youself, head on over to Mermaid's Haven. Here is a link:
Please say hello and be sure to thank the designer for her contribution.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Me and My Shadow

Not long ago the sun was beginning to set and as it filtered through the window it cast a shadow and a beautiful array of rainbow colors. The refraction of colors was wonderful and caught my eye. I quickly grabbed the camera and was able to take a couple of shots, while Liam was busy looking at his shadow and wondered about the colors of the rainbow displayed on the wall.
I was not sure how I was going to scrap these pictures or what page set or elements I was going to use, but when I saw MARILLA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION by ubber designer MICHELLE GODIN, I knew it was the right kit. The kit has 3 alphas and such gorgeous pprs., I love it to death. Before I get carried away, here is the link to the kit
Even more so because it reminds me of the Anne of Green Gables story about the orphan girl adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, which story is set in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I have read the books many times and watched the movies, as well. Here is a link to a website, where you can learn more about her:
I can't wait to introduce my children to this classical story. In the meantime, I will cross my fingers and wait to see if Michelle will design a collection of kits based upon this beloved character.
Until next time, may you get your heart's desire. AND DON'T BE A STRANGER! 1063

Anatomy of a Bubble - Scraplift at Scrapbook-Graphics

Liam absolutely loves to blow bubbles. I love the progression of the photos as I caught him dunking the wand in the bottle, then blowing on it, watching it drift away and catching it with the wand again.
If you would like to see this layout closer, be sure to check the links on the upper right hand corner of the blog which will take you to my galleries.

Little Darlin by Jessica Bolton and Krista Mettler

Jessica Bolton and Krista Mettler just completed their collaborative kit titled, "Little Darlin' and it is fab! Jessica has a sampler at her blog FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY - follow the link to get it:
Each half of the kit is on sale for $2.00 only which means that you can get the entire kit for $4.00 plus the samplers! You can't beat that deal.
Here is a link to the store where you can buy it:
Jessica's Portion:
Krista's Portion:
Please say HELLO and be sure to thank Jessica and Krista for their generosity.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Clip Me Clusters by Cherie Shields

Love these clipped clusters. So pretty, and best of all, it has a label to include a date, name or place. If you would like to download it, the link is listed below. Be sure to leave a thank you note when you get it. 998

Manic Monday by Corina Nielsen

Aren't these papers gorgeous? Corina (sells at Funky Playground) just posted these papers for 24 hours only. Hurry on over and be sure to say Hello to me and thank you to her when you download!

Movie Star sighting!

This is my daughter, Kaylie. Can you believe this girl is 6 years old. She looks so grown-up. She is sweet as can be, but oh so girlie! Check out those fab heart glasses and that hot pink/fuschia head band. She wants to be grown up so badly.