October 27, 2010

Back to the PATCH!

Or to be more precise, the farm. We finally made our annual pumpkin hunting-fall day enjoying trek out to our local family farm, Gentry's. It was an absolutely PERFECT fall day, crisp and cool but not too cold. We had had to wait a couple weeks to go since the weather has been so HOT around here!!!  Here are some of the photos, I only took a couple (read as 400). These are just a few of my favorites!
We missed Grandma and Grandpa Coleman in this one as they were here with us last year...

 Uhhhhh. not happening~
 And we are off!

 Uhhh, not happening either~
 The Christmas Corner...
 Mr. Jimmy sketching the girls as they run off for the hayride~

 We brought it to pull HIM around in. Instead, HE pulled it around;)
 We have been coming out to this farm since this big one was smaller than this little one!!! Time flies, enjoy every MOMENT!
 He does!
 Ahhh, finally a swing that is only six inches off the ground. She's happy!
BUSTED! Caught Jason MEMORIZING the path through the corn maze;)
 Brotherly LOVE! This just warms my heart! 

 DS2 caught this shot~
 DS1 found a stick and a big walnut and this is what he did. A true BOY!
 The grain bins~

  MORE Brotherly love. Am I blessed or what!?!?

And finally, my baby pumpkin. Yes, I will always call him my baby!
 I could just eat him UP!

And now for some scrappy!

Kimmy designed another fun card sketch over at Let's Scrap!

Here is my take on it. I love Webster's Pages and had some leftover 6x6 papers so I used them to make this card for my dd's 7th birthday.
Whew, cannot believe how fast time flies...ENJOY EVERY MOMENT!
   I used some packaging from a Prima alphabet for the base of the card and sewed on my WP papers. I added a couple sweet little blooms, stamped Happy Birthday and used my Cricut to cut out the seven. I played with popping it but decided I liked it flat. THEN, I did the inside of the card:

This is the new sketch for the week over at Let's Scrap.

It has a spot for holding a CD!!! I think Cheri is just brilliant with this one as I always get a CD full of pictures home from my kids' teachers at the end of the school year. SO I am using this sketch several times for some "school days" layouts. Come visit the site for ideas on how to use this week's sketch!

I have two sick ones home today, the "littles" as I sometimes refer to them since they are the two youngest kids. They are not being fussy but are being very sweet and watching movies...sooooo, I can't go anywhere ALL DAY LONG! I'm trapped at home WITH my scraproom!!!

Happy Scrapping,

October 23, 2010

GCD Studios Spotlight

Homespun Chic. My favorite line from GCD Studios. Just the name calls to me. Homespun Chic. LOVE it! Paris Nights is a close second, love the black and white...
This month I got to work with lots of fun GCD products for my Spotlight position with them. Lately I have been in a real "altered projects" mode, here are a few of the goodies I created:
~A gift box~ 
I love using crystal trims on my projects, such a fun twist!

~Photo Holder~
I bought several of these little unfinished wood photo holders at Michael's a while back and I'm so glad I did, they make sweet little personalized gifts! This gift was finally for me! I used some Maya Mist on the wood then I covered it with some Homespun Chic papers, added some Melody Ross embellishments and voila!

~Sketch Book~
Super simple!!! This is just an inexpensive little notebook that I covered with some Paris Nights paper and some Melody Ross buttons. Took me about ten minutes and I keep it in my purse to sketch down ideas that I see out in the real world~

I did actually create a layout...
This was FUN! I used lots of layers, ribbon lacing, flourishes and even some antique lace that I got from THE Jenni Bowlin. 

I am still working on a mini-album all about my favorite things...can't wait to show it to you!

October 21, 2010


Over the weekend we visited our local botanical garden where they currently have a Chihuly exhibit. MAGnificent!!! What that man does with glass...just have a look:

The Pond
The Japanese Garden
This is my 13 year old. I think the bright colors and crazy swirls just fit that age perfectly...

This one is from our walk around the grounds, and I can so feel a layout coming from this one!!!

The Bamboo Trail, could these be any sweeter?

It's so nice to have a third photographer!!! Jason and I actually get to be in a shot TOgether!

I have HOW MANY kids? ;)

AND MY FAVORITE from the entire DAY:
I already have this layout titled: Blue Boy!!!

 For more information on Dale Chihuly check out Artsy.

October 13, 2010

Raw Beauty & Seeds

This layout is REALLY titled "Roasted Pumpkin Seeds" but I suspect you may have to be the scrappy sort to figure that out as dh thought the title was just "Seeds." Oh well, that works too. I am looking sooooo forward to getting some pumpkins out onto my porch. Maybe this weekend! My house is already decked out for the Autumn season as you can see in the above photo but I still need some REAL pumpkins...

The layout is my example for the new October Sketch Challenge up on the Cookbookin' blog. It is based on this sketch by Cheri O'Neill over at Let's Scrap. Thanks Cheri!

I used some Jenni Bowlin letters, you know the itsy bitsy teeny tiny ones, to make my banner which is actually the first word of the title:

Then I used a die cut of a pumpkin for the word "pumpkin." I thought it was clear...well, at least it's cute!

I took some "artsy" photos of my girls last fall and finally got around to scrapping them using one of Cheri's sketches over at Let's Scrap.
For this layout I used some of the Homespun line from GCD Studios. The papers were pretty bright with my photo but I just WANTED to use them so I antiqued them with some distress ink, sewed them onto a piece of kraft and here it is! The dress form stamp and letters are from The Girls Paperie and the tags are from the office supply store. Speaking of GCD Studios, I will have lots to share from them this month as I am in the Spotlight over there for the month of October!

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