Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sketch 137 - Reveal!

 My latest layout features Arianna in the Springtime!!
I used sketch 137 at Let's Capture These Sketches and the Basic Grey Kioshi line!  Give this layout a go and link your layout here.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just Colorin'

Doesn't Mandre just have the most amazing eyes!  I shot this picture of him Just Coloring back in February and used the current sketch up at the Basic Grey site to scrapbook these pictures.  The paper line I used is the Oliva line.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Those Palm Trees

I have hated these palm trees for the longest time.  Oh I liked them when we first put them in. (Palm trees on left side of the yard).
(Trees on the right side of the yard) I don't know how many times I told Patrick that I wish he would yank those palm trees out.  Mandre was over for Mother's Day last month and I was mentioning how much I hated those palms.  He said I might like them if we had them trimmed up.  (Deja vu - Frannie, didn't you say on more than one occasion that I needed to trim those trees?)  Well today I had enough (after filling yet another round of holes the pups dug) and placed a call to have someone come out and give us an estimate.
I also had them give an estimate to top off and shape the cypress trees out front (as well as the small trees I had planted along the side of the house that out grew the space).  Having someone else do this was so worth the price.  Not only did Freddy (Freddy's Quality Tree Care (714-630-1578) come with a crew of 4, they did a fantastic job of cleaning up all those palm fronds and carting them off!
 Here are the trees on the left now.
 The trees on the right.
And the trimmed up cypress trees.  I think I have gained an additional 6 feet in the back yard.  Now to get some fill dirt and grass seed.  Sounds like a project for another day.

Monday, June 4, 2012


What a cute photo from Halloweens past.  Arianna as adorably cute bumble bee back in 2009!  I originally did this layout for a Basic Grey sketch challenge, and then when I went to upload it, um, I forgot to use Basic Grey papers!!  Oh well, the layout is still uber cute!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sketch #135

 The reveal is up for Sketch #135 over at Let's Capture These Sketches and here is my take.  That is lil Mandre (how much longer will I be able to get away with calling him that?) on King Triton's Carousel at Disney's California Adventure.
And here is the sketch I used.  Be sure to link up your creation here, we would love to see what you do with the sketch.