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This picture was taken on a trip down to San Diego to visit Gino and Brie. We ended up at the pumpkin patch and Patrick snapped this photo. Love it! The sketch was inspired by sketch #182 at Creative Scrappers. Kari lent me a few (or all) of her Cricut cartridges and I used the Sophie cartridge for the background and pumpkins.
Grandpa Pat and I attended one of Rylee'ssoccer games last month. I am telling you, those girls run and run during the games. It is a great way to burn off energy! I used Scenic Route Papers, the Twinkle Toes and Wild Card Cricut cartridges and La La Land's Soccer Marci stamp. I used sketch #181 at Creative Scrappers for my inspiration!
So this week at Let's Capture These sketches they have up Sketch 105. This is my take on the sketch! Precious pictures of a very young Anthony and a very young Butter. Let's see what you can do with this sketch and post your layouts here!
This picture was taken at Disneyland on Big Thunder Mountain. Legand has it if you keep your eye on the goat as you go around the bend, you will feel something funny in your stomach. Try it next time and let me know what you think.
I snapped these pictures in the line for Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland of Uncle Gino and Arianna. They were perfect for the layout that Jessica designed for us at the Scrappin Escapes retreat I attended back in July.
So Tuesday I was taking my Amara to pre-school (she starts kindergarten next month!) and she is being her usually chatterbox self. Out of no where she starts to giggle! I say to her, "why are you giggling?" She says, your car farted!!! LOL (my breaks are a bit squeaky and I guess I pressed on the breaks and she heard it)
I have the sweetest granddaughter on the face of the earth. Jillian and the kids came over on Saturday. The kids were coloring and drawing and Arianna asked to use some of my stamps. Later when I went to bed I found this drawing under my pillow with a really nice note on the back. I love you Arianna!!
So this past weekend was the Urban Escapes Scrapbook Retreat in Las Vegas. The event was held at the M Resort. There was non-stop scrapbooking, contests, prizes, classes, chatting and girl fun from Friday morning at 9:00 until Sunday night @ 7:00! Kari had lots of fun designed into the weekend. She had even designed a special layout just for the girls in attendance. Kari and I actually left for the event on Thursday afternoon. Along the 3 hour drive out, we stopped at the Barstow outlet mall for a potty break and of course a little shopping. I purchased a new outfit for work. On the road we went and our next stop was Stateline. Again - purely for a potty break and to grab something for dinner! Well since we just happened to be at the outlets we went inside to potty and had to walk through the Williams Sanoma store. Oh the things they had there turned our heads. We both walked out with some new kitchen towels. Onward to the hotel and the set-up began!!
I was really there to help Kari with the retreat, but I was able to get a few layouts completed. This first layout titled Making Snowman Cookies was a Basic Grey kit that I added some snowmen cut with the Cricut.
This next layout is actually for an upcoming sketch (consider this your sneak peak).
And finally this two page spread of when Ching, Christina, Kari and I went to the Hollywood Bowl to hear Sarah McLachian. What an adventure that was!
As most of the ladies had left the event by 6:00pm on Sunday night, Kari and I left for our drive home at 6:30. Little did we know it would take us 7.5 hours to get home. I rolled into the drive at 2:00am! That was a looong drive.
If you ever get the opportunity to attend one of Kari's crops, I highly recommend it! She puts on a great event.
Check out this weeks sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches - Sketch 91.
. . . and here is my take on the sketch. Take Time to enjoy the flowers! These pictures are from 2007. The girls were soo small then. the patterned papers are Jill DZines from the Pink Lemonade kit and the cute little girl is the Marci digi stamp from LaLa Land stamps. Let's see what you create with this sketch!
This past weekend I attended one of Lisa Kaus's Summer Workshop hosted by Kim of Artistic Bliss. This was my practice piece where we practiced with the paints. And this is my painting. The words read, "Release the Music of your Soul. I traced the outline of the bird from Lisa, but made the birdcage around it. We used Golden Fluid Acrylic paints and water color crayons. I love how this piece came out. I hope to find the time to make more. This piece was from our Grid Workshop completed on Saturday There are a lot of layers and dimension. The dangling charm was from a charm swap I was involved in a while back. I tried to make this piece all abut the ladies. I can also see myself making another one of these pieces.
Using the sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches, Sketch 87 as my base for inspiration, I reached way back in my stash and used some of my old favorites. The base of the layout is Glance from Basic Grey’s Scarlet’s Letter paper line. The die cut elements were cut on the Cricut, utilizing a chandelier from the Home Décor cartridge and a chandelier image cut with the Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) program, each cut from Bazzil cardstock. The title is a mix of alphabets from Sonnets by Sharon Soneff, 7Gypsies Ink Alpha and Making Memories Ultra Small letters. The layout was finished off with various flowers and bling, some by Prima.
This layout was designed by Suzy Plantamura and was a handout at one of the many events I have attended at The Scrapbook Oasis. I completed the layout and it has sat in my closet for a while Yesterday I found the perfect pictures and sub-titile! Snapshot Of A Crazy Fun Uncle - No Smiling on the Tea Cups! Gino follows this set of on-line video blog and onne day Shay Carl recorded a video about no smiling on the tea cups. This is Gino recreating the video!!
I have been asked to join the Design Team at Lets Capture Our Memories! (Note the new blinkie on the right side!!) The have a great shop and great sketches on a weekly basis. Come on by and check us out!!
So Kari invited me to attend the Chino crop on Saturday. She said there would be a few ladies there that we knew so I took her up on the offer. I was able to complete two layouts! This laout is basked on Sketch 236 at www.pencillines.com. These pictures were taken on Mother's Day 2008 of Mandre and his wee lil son. Touching is what it is. It is hard to believe that lil Mandre is so big now. The paper line I used is Bo Bunny's Back to Basic's line. This layout was looslely based on the May 28th sktech at Sassy lil sketches. I useed various scraps from Sasafras and Prima. The Celebrate is from Heidi Swap/Tattered Angels Mist*a*bles flocked & resist title line that I was given while attenting Colorful Connections last month. I just went through my junk bin and pulled things out and just kept puting different things on the layout. Kari chimmed in with various yes that looks great or no, not so much. I love how it came out.