Saturday, June 27, 2009

Broken Plumbing

Sorry I've neglected the blog for so long. When I started this thing, I promised myself I wouldn't let too much time go by between posts. I love when my favorite bloggers post at least regularly, if not often, too. I've been sick for a good month and am (hopefully) coming out of it. We're fully in the swing of summer now. The kiddos have all had their end of school activities: field days, awards assemblies, programs, and class parties. Phew. That would take alot out of anyone! All three did well in school (all A's for the year for the 2 receiving report cards), so we hit TRUS. Julia got her very own PINK Littlest Pet Shop DS, Reagan scored a new Leapster cartridge, and P.J. is now rocking the house on Guitar Hero.

Patrick is still on his ia (3 months down, 5 to go). He splits his time between Tampa and DC. He's been briefing with General Petraeus, Admiral Mullen, etc, etc. So very exciting. Now if only he could spill what it is he's working on! In other Donk news, he made LCDR and also was selected for Department Head. So wonderful to see him making steps towards his ultimate Navy career goals.
Due to my feeling under the weather, I've done virtually no scrapping since I did my projects with June's mosh posh kit. July's wonderful kit is in the house just loaded with October Afternoon's much anticipated Cherry Lane. Hoping to start on that this eve. Look for the reveal on the 5th and hopefully some peeks before then.
Since I always leave you with at least a little scrappiness. Here a little something in the works...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Mosh Posh Inspo

Thought I'd give you a little peek of things that are inspiring me today. These are the very same colors I see in June's Mosh Posh kit. The magazine page is from Traditional Home this month. It showcases the color combo of robin's egg and cherry. Love these colors. I added the AC Lullaby Thickers in summer yellow. What a fun combination. I've been searching for these Vera Bradley flip flops in Bali Gold ever since my retailer shut her doors. Found them this weekend. Ahh, bliss. The Stride Rite ad arrived in my mail and it just screamed Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers which are featured in the mosh posh kit.

I better get back to my stuff. I've got five layouts almost done and some other stuff brewing in my head before the Gallery goes live at 10 pm est Friday. Hope you find a little inspiration in these colors as I have. Thanks for stopping.

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Two Eaten Berries

If you look closely at the first picture, you'll see there are 2 chocolate dipped strawberries missing. My folks sent these and some sterling silver as a gift to congratulate Patrick and I on our Tenth Anniversary this past Friday. Never would I have imagined that I would get to share them with Patrick. But, I did. He had been in DC planning with and briefing various agencies for 2 weeks. They wrapped up Thursday, he switched his ticket, rented a car, and drove down to VA to surprise me Friday morning. We had a wonderful time, albeit surrounded by our brood. But, at least we were together.

June's theme at All About Scrapbooks was masculine browns and blues. I tried my darndest, but those colors just aren't bright enough for me. So Iused the assigned colors and added a bit of fun bright colors and elements as well. Here's what I came up with. Used some Jenni B. AC Craft Fair, and Sass, too.

Having a blast with June's Mosh Posh kit. I got all of the add-ons and am up to my elbows in reds, yellows, and blues. So summery. So vintage feeling. Love it all! Hope to post a sneak or two real soon.