Friday, May 31, 2013

last day of school

cora didn't go to school the first day with her brothers...
so that is why there isn't a group shot on the first day.
i am not organized enough to realize i needed a "all three" shot to compare at the end of the year. oops.
but CHECK out Gavin at the beginning of the year...
(Gavin-6th, Gabe-4th, Cora-3rd)

and look him on the last day of they year!! (GASP!!)
what HAPPENED to the kid?? i KNEW i should have stopped feeding him this year. ha.

glasses were new for the boys this year too!
(i WILL be growing those bangs out on Cora. we tried it. nah.)
Gabe grew too, and Gavin is STILL so much bigger! crazy!!

this picture of the boys says it all!

Gavin is wearing his "Professor "G" shirt his grandma got him (he loves it) and Gabe is wearing one of his Nerf shorts (and mismatched socks)... and check out the hair and the expression... perfect!

i love my kids! but i am sad that this was the last day of elementary school for Gavin. he is so excited about jr. high... i agree with his cousin (a teacher) in her option of "jr. high is a cesspool of evil." nailed it. but i think we have him prepared. and he is still communicating well with us. and i pray alot... bases covered i hope!

glad i did this post! it is fun to see the differences in them! even lil miss grew this year! she had a FABULOUS year with services at hopewell! Pleasant Valley ROCKS! i am so impresses so far!

...onward to summer fun!!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

i'm FREEEEE!!!! (pretty little studios)

ok-it's just my "free" project at Pretty Little Studios this month! ha!

looking through my pretty little studio treasures, i opened up my collection of "sand castles" and was immediately in the mood to create.

i had a bag of clearance "burlap" in a greenish blue sitting by the basement door waiting to go down to the craft room, when i thought to use it on this layout! you can see a bit of it better here...

95% of this layout (paper, embellishment) is Pretty Little Studio. the banners, the tags the paper, the cards... it really makes a layout come together easily! the florals in this collection remind me of vintage sheets... hmmmmm.... 

be sure to check out the blog daily for inspiration! and there is a list under my layout of ALL the products i used to create this layout! 

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pretty Little Studio... a simple lil card

when i use to teach at scrapaganza monthly (our LSS now no longer) i use to tell my monthly kit club students almost EVERY month: once you do your pages and use your kit, there are always scraps. make a card!

so this month i grabbed just a few banners, and some spray mist and did a little doodling, and made a little "invite". we are having a big birthday party at our house this summer for a relative. forget someone? I'll be ready!

having general or birthday (my favorite thing to forget and need last minute) in a box in my scraproom "just in case" has come in handy! I don't make them TOO elaborate, because i'll be honest. i hoard the cards that take lots of time to make!

so there is my simple little challenge for you! make a card simple card after each scrap session... even project life! (tip: sam's club has big ole packs of 8 1/2 x 11 white card stock on the cheap!) 

and don't forget!! There is a blog hop going on RIGHT NOW until tomorrow (May 2nd)!! lots of giveaways on the way!! So don't miss out!! 

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