Friday, January 28, 2011

Uraban Escapes Scrapbook Weekend

This past weekend I attended the Urban Escapes Weekend retreat in Las Vegas. What a great weekend it was. The event was held at the Tuscan Suites which is just off the strip. The rooms were huge! I did a little gambling. Friday I put $20 in a video poker machine and walked away with $60! Sunday I put in $20 in a video poker machine, and then put in another $20 and walked away with $0. So as far as gambling, I guess I broke even! But in terms of layouts, I hit the jackpot! This lovely layout features my beautiful granddaughter the day she graduated kindergarten. The layout was a make-n-take from last year's Reflections Event I attended last year with a little tweak here and there to make it my own.
This layout features Arianna's first time riding the Maliboomer at Disney's California Adventure. I used the sketch at Sketch Inspiration.
This layout is of my girlfriend and I. Colleen and I have been friends for many, many years. As the saying goes, of all the people in the world, Colleen would know where the bodies are buried!! LOL. I used the sketch from this month's Page Maps challenge for this layout.

Christmas at Disney's California Adventure, we were fortunate to have Gino home this year for Christmas!
This layout again features as its base, a layout from the Reflections Event I attended last year. But my layout looks completly different than the instructors. Via la difference!!
This is a picture I took from the parking lot at the hotel. The backside of Las Vegas!! Vegas really isn't my town, but I do so love the lights!


Last night Patrick and I went to watch Arianna at her gymnastics class. How exciting it was to see these young people putting their heart into exercise!
Way to go Arianna! We are proud of you!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Just Playing

So I was playing around with my camera this weekend and caught some cute shots of the boys!
They had just gotten done eating a bone. How cute are they! The pictures remind me of the "Dogz" with the really big heads!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oh the weather outside is frightful . . .

I love this picture of Jillian! We were at Disneyland on the tram going back to the parking garage and I took a picture of Jillian sitting in front of me. She tried to hide from my camera and this is the shot I got! I created this layout using this month's sketch inspiration from My Mind's Eye. I used papers from their Lost & Found line, including Madison Ave Cherish and Sisters. I also used various bits of lace, ribbon, and flowers from my stash. I had the Large Photo Challenge at Colorful Creations in mind, so a two for one layout challenge completed!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

"I Know, Right"

Arianna current favorite saying is, "I know, right". I thought it would be cute to capture these little things they say and start to make scrapbook pages that incorporate them. The layout was based on sketch 202 from Sketch Inspiration and the layout was for a challenge at Stash to Treasure. And I was able to add it to the Misty Challenge at Colorful Creations! Nothing like multi-tasking! The flowers on the page are rolled flowers made with a Jill-D-Zines digital file and cut on my Cricut. The banner at the top is sprayed with some Glimmer Mist. It has a nice sparkly, sheen to it. Since I scanned the layout, you don't really see the dimension or the sparkle. The ribbon on the page was stitched on my Baby Lock sewing machine. I had planned to get some sewing done this weekend and I did get almost half of a butterfly quilt cut out, but this is a much sewing as I got done. I should use the decorative stitches more often.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Basic Grey Kit

This is the Basic Grey layout from November. I just figured out which pictures I wanted to use.
These are the pictures from when Gino asked Bree to marry him. He proposed at Disneyland by the Wishing Well.