Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hello All!!!  You should have arrived here from Janet's Blog.  I am your last stop on the Blog Hop today.  Last month, my dog chewed up my layout and I was unable to participate.  So, this month I made up for it with two layouts.  It also helps that I am on summer vacation!  So here you go.  I love this kit!!


These photos were taken on our camping trip last week. It was super windy so the lake was really green and wavey...I snapped these pics of JoJo jumping in the waves.  I wanted to keep the colors muted and beachy to match the photos.  The papers and sequins were perfect for the look I was going for.

Here is the second layout.


It was also taken at the lake this last week.  I really wish I hadn't added the washi tape but when I tried to remove it things started ripping so it stayed.

I realize all of the photos are of the kids with their backs to the camera.  That is because it was 107 degrees and I was hiding in the shade I was trying to be super artsy.  It was really hot, I'm not going to lie.  Hope you all enjoyed the Pep Rally.  In case you got lost, here is the complete list for you:

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
*Kat Benjamin http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
*Elisabetta Margini https://abcdeliblog.blogspot.com/
*Marcia Dehn-Nix http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
*Aliza Deutsch http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/
*Candace Perkins http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
Sara Mishler https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.ca/
Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
  Donna Espiritu http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Janet Perafan-Babar http://janetperafanbabar.blogspot.com/
Janet Zeppa ​www.janetsjoy.blogspot.ca
Mariah Hechler www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Summer Goals


Hey everyone!  It's been ages since I've posted anything.  So, I decided to write something down today.  Ha.  We are finally on summer break.  School was actually out before Memorial Day, but I had a training I had to go to after school was over.  Last week was my first week on break but was filled with things that had to be taken care of.  I have a lot of stuff that I have to get done this summer.  I'm moving up grade levels...I'm going to 4th grade and I'm a little worried.  I mean the students are bigger than I am.  In all seriousness, I have to plan an entire year of curriculum, brush up on my Spanish, and review techniques for scaffolding English Language Learners.  That sounded teachery.  In addition to that school stuff, I also have a unit I made that I want to finish up and put on Teachers Pay Teachers.

The other things I want to do this summer are:
*have fun
*make something crafty
*get all of the laundry done and go through kids dressers
*finish painting my gnomes and yard decorations...I don't have that many
*go camping a lot
*clean my office
*launch my website...I'm working on it slowly but surely
*blog more...I realize I've been a craptacular blogger this year.
*take more photos with my real camera
*spiff up the yard and garden


Well, that pretty much sums it up.  Though, I'm sure I'll be adding more things to my list.  I hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hi there!  I don't have a layout to share today because my dog got into the office and destroyed it.  She also made a huge mess.  I'm posting the blog list here for you though, incase you are directed here.  That way you can go right on to the next stop.  Enjoy your day!

​Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Donna Espiritu http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
*Justyna Skowron http://www.made-by-justt.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz//
*Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Janet Perafan-Babar 
http://janetperafanbabar.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
*Leigh Ann Odynksi  http://www.artfulleighcreative.com
Stephanie Kisewetter www.oddbirdout.com
Renee Aslette http://www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com
Sara Mishler http://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Janet Zeppa http://janetsjoy.blogspot.ca/
Jennie Garcia http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Around Here

It has been so long since I've posted an An Around Here post...months.  I can't actually believe it.  There has been a lot going on here.  I have figured out my iPhoto libraries so that is actually a really good thing.  I'm also working on my photography stuff and building a new website...I'm reworking everything and I'm happy about that.  So here are a few photos to show you what's been going on "around here"
Screen shot of my new website



Camping Pics






 Most Epic fishing trip EVER
 Homemade lip balm

 The best dad.  He's the best at everything.
 Combing Jojo's crazy hair...he has two cowlicks.  


 Cooking on the Big Green Egg...This was delicious.



Maddie's Birthday...I made this cake.  It was super yummy and easy.



 He's painting again.





And this....he's official now.  My brother is a certified attorney.  He's so incredibly smart and we are so proud of him.  Unfortunately we could not make his swearing in ceremony because of PARCC testing. Nonetheless, we are extremely proud of him.  

So, I hope you have all been doing okay.  Hopefully once the school year is over, I can post more frequently.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally


Hello everyone!  You should have arrived from Leigh Ann's blog.  I'm the last stop on the list today, and I hope you have enjoyed the trip.  I have a layout to share with you today... but first I must explain.  It almost didn't happen because of this puppy.  She's going through a horrendous chewing stage that has resulted in the loss of many, many items...including my shoes, sunglasses, etc.


Sure she looks innocent in this photo but don't let it deceive you.  I came home to this...


The plastic up at the top is the part of the bag the kit was in.  And apparently she ate this because it's missing.  I may find it in the yard in a week or two.


Anyhow, the word of the day when I made the layout was "distress."  Much of the papers had been chewed, as well as the embellishments.  So I made sure to distress the stuff that wasn't already distressed by Laylah, ha.  


I really love this kit.  The colors and papers are amazing!!!  I can't wait to use some of them in my project life.  I used the die-cuts to create the title.  Though, I'm pretty sure my son wasn't happy that day while sitting in time out (far right).  I was because it shows his dog waiting for him to get up.  That made me happy.  She laid there for about 8 minutes with him.  I just chose some every day moments I've photographed to put into the layout (tons more are on instagram).  I wanted black and white photos to pop against the yellow background.  


And just a close up of the distressing.  The title distressing totally brought to you by Laylah's teeth.  

Well I've wrapped up the Clique Kits Pep Rally today.  I know you have seen some AMAZING projects.  Just incase you need the list, here it is.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally


Hello everyone!  You should have arrived here from Charity's blog.  I have a layout to share with you today.  I wish I could have made a few more layouts, but that thing called Time makes it so hard to do.  

This layout is of my Uncle Mike.  He passed away on Cinco de Mayo last year after a long battle with illness.  I was finally able to recover photos from my hard drive and this was one of him a few years ago at Thanksgiving.  I'm so glad that I found it.

I hope you have a great day!  Now you are off to Leigh's blog.

Here is the entire blog list for you just in case:

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz
*Leeann Pearce http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com.au/
*Carolina Schulz www.carolinaschulz.com
*Kat Benjamin http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
*Marcia Dehn-Nix http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez Osorio http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
Elsie Robinson http://heyelsie.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Taina Cortes (Evi) 
http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/​
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Hannah Lemieux 
http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/
Charity Feit http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Mariah Hechler www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Leigh Ann Odynksi 
 http://www.artfulleighcreative.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hello there!  You should have arrived from Kim's blog.  This week I have a planner layout to share with you.  This layout is from last week because believe it or not, I thought the Pep Rally was last Wednesday.  Imagine my surprise when I went get the post ready and was like not very many people have signed up for this.  Then, I realize that is probably because I am quite early.

This month's kit is really lovely.  I would have loved to do a regular layout, but realized my printer is basically obsolete so I couldn't print new photos.  No fear, though, we got a new printer!!  I feel so high tech now.  Okay, that's enough of that.  Here are the pics of my planner layout.

I kept it super simple for the monthly layout, just adding a few pieces of the ephemera and some patterned paper at the bottom.  Also notice, I have the Pep Rally scheduled for the 17th, ha.

Here is the weekly plan for last week.  I just added some of of the paper strip I cut and the stickers.  I'm trying to keep the pages flat in my planner this time around.  I learned that lesson.

Then, I made myself a little bookmark/straight edge from the lovely geometric patterned paper and some of the ephemera pieces.  I'm using it mostly to have the straight edge for crossing out the days in my planner because I'm weird like that.  I figured the "a day in my life" was appropriate for crossing out each day when it's completed.  If you are interested, you can find this week's current page on my Instagram Page.  Okay, now you are off to Megan's blog.  Have a great day!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz
*​Candace Pearce http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
*Leeann Pearce http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com.au/
*Carolina Schulz www.carolinaschulz.com
Kat Benjamin http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
​*Leigh Ann Odynksi http://www.artfulleighcreative.com/
Aliza Deutsch http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com
*Elisabetta Margini https://abcdeliblog.blogspot.com/
Taina Cortes (Evi) http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com
*Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/  ----You came from here.
Mariah Hechler www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/ ------You are here.
Megan Blethen www.craftymeggy.com​​ -----Go here next.
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Maryam Perez Osorio http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
Renee Aslette 
www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com

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