Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Gift For My Niece

My beautiful Niece recently had a birthday, and I gave her this composition book:

J Composition Book Front S

J Composition Book Close Collage

I used Prima Rebellious paper, a black glittered letter "J", ribbon, a black Prima swirl, splattered blue paint, and also sprayed blue glimmer mist....totally fun to make!

I don't know what it is, but the idea of these little books seem so useful to me....maybe it makes me feel organized just having one laying around, or that they have potential to be used in so many different ways...who knows????

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Next Swap at The Pink.....

Journal A Week Collage S

"Journal A Week" Swap
with Carrie Elias
at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks
Meet Saturday, September 19th at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Reveal Saturday, October 10th at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Come join this fun swap that will help you journal a week in your life! Using the warm, rich colors from Pink Paislee, it is perfect for late summer or fall photos. Each participant will create 8 of the same page. When you sign up, choose your day of the week, and for the rest let your creativity go wild! We will be journaling Monday-Sunday, so there are only 7 spots total (8 including me). For the base of your page you can use any medium (chipboard, cardboard, acrylic, etc...), in a variety of sizes, so it will have a fun mixed media feel.....There will be a color scheme so all the pages will look awesome together, but they are all sure to look unique, and give you lots of inspiration! I provide a handmade book cover with the initial of your first name, to bind it all together. You will have almost a full month to create your pages, so I know you will come u with something perfect! Since there are only 7 spots sign up early.....see you soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Yesterday my Sweetie turned 38! I love him sooooo much!!!! I love the wrinkles in the corners of his eyes from all his smiles and laughter.....I love how he plays beautiful music.....I love how he embraces me in a kiss after being gone all day at work.....I love it when he tells me "everything's going to be all right".....I could go on and on.....

Friday, August 14, 2009

So EXCITED for 9!

I saw the original preview many months ago, and it's almost time! Here is the trailer: (You might need to pause the playlist on my right sidebar)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back from WA...

...and I miss it already! There were so many full days with my beautiful family, I barely had time to share photos...I plan on showing a couple more, but you will probably end up seeing most of them in my next projects :)

Here is what I am thinking of right now:

WA 8.1.09 L&J Joyce Beach Behind S

I visited a foggy beach in Joyce, WA with my Mom, Grandpa, & Little Sister & Brother. What an amazing place this was! We stopped here on our way to the "Joyce Days" Parade...when we arrived at the parade just a couple miles inland, it was hot, sunny, and the sky was soooo blue...major contrast, huh?

WA 8.1.09 Sky S

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!! Next Layout coming soon :)

On a side note there are two kits left from my last "Layout of the Week". Here is a peek, or you can see it in person at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks. It is for sale there for only $7.00.

Clouds Layout Kit Aug 2009 Close S

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sol Duc Falls

On August 4th I hiked through the Sol Duc Hot Springs forest to get to Sol Duc Falls...I had not been since my Dad took me when I was little, and it was so beautiful! The weather was perfect, shaded by all the massive trees, there were sections where streams of light would shine through the forest. We passed over many bridges, and through ferns that grew as tall as us, to reach our destination....

WA 8.4.09 Forest S

WA 8.4.09 Sol Duc Collage

WA 8.4.09 Bridge S

WA 8.4.09 Ferns Collage

WA 8.4.09 Hanging Moss S

Here is a short video of the falls:

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I have found...

...that I absolutely LOVE wind-up toys!

I spent Friday with my beautiful sister. We met up with her sweet boyfriend for lunch at one of my favorite spots,
Jeans Deli...(Their honey buns are the BEST!) With our bellies full of yummy food, we found ourselves walking downtown Sequim, and stopped in some fun shops...one of them being, the cutest toy shop where I found more wind-up toys for my slowly growing collection: a butterfly that flaps its wings, a t-rex that lollops, and a hedgehog that spins around in circles and then does a back-flip! With the excitement of my recent purchase still in the air, we drove over to Carrie Blake Park, and laid out in the grass, reading. It was the perfect afternoon...

WA 7.31.09 Park Collage

WA 7.31.09 Sarah & JP Park Collage