Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More PL/365

More PL/365 pages done :)
Learning the finale dance for the recital, making coke slushees, fun candy - see the MoJo's anyone remember those? and some on stage rehearsals.

So we saw this video on Youtube (see below) on how you can turn a bottle of Coke into a slushee in your freezer.  I thought no way but after some experimentation it actually works - so cool.

For Linden's Stage Courtney (his teacher) made the most awesome props for the kids, cars for most of the kids but Linden got a video game machine.  He wanted to keep it so for now it's sitting in his room.

Mike playing with the kids, with the teacher strike here in BC we had to move up the year end assembly for school.  I am just glad after all the work I did people got to watch the video.  It was awesome and the kids sang along to all the songs.

Linden has definitely found his passion, he loves being up on stage and I love watching him.

 For Father's Day we made Dad some special pancakes in bed.

We celebrated Sophia's birthday by taking her out to Starbucks for some birthday treats.
A visit from Rhys (out of his room shocker), new Epiphany Craft punches, all dressed up to see Wicked.
I love these new punches can't wait to use them :)
Fist strawberries from the garden, more Buttons, my oldest son's computer set up and some really sad news.
I was really sad to learn that 2 Peas was closing.  It was the first place I uploaded a layout to share with people and one of the places I visited everyday for inspiration.  The Garden Girls were amazing and I will really miss going there for inspiration.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Whistler Fun

We passed the Whistler Inukshuk every time we would walk to the dance competition so we decided to stop and take some photos with it.  At night it's lit up blue and green but in the day it's just an awesome rock sculpture. 
I used the Crate Paper Open Road collection for this layout.  I love it more and more every time I use it. 

I especially love the frames and die cuts perfect for any travel layouts.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

That's What I Like About You

My husband and I recently had our 23 anniversary and I knew I wanted to make him something for our special day.  I decided to use the song lyrics from the first song we ever danced too the first night we met.  It was a song from The Romantics called What I Like About You.

I used my Silhouette and cut some of the lyrics from a piece of patterned paper from the new Crate Paper Open Road Collection.  Then I added a photo of us from when we first met in 1986 and a current photo from last month.

Then I added a photo of us from when we first met in 1986 and a current photo from last month.
We look so young in this photo :)

I added chipboard, die cuts and stickers to add some fun layers around the frames.
I added lots of fun embellishments and I am still in love with the chipboard frames.

I really love how this layout turned out.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Linden's Portfolio

I am pretty much up to date on Linden's Scrapbook/Portfolio.  Just need to add a few more embellishments to some of the pages.
Here are a few of the ones I did from this year. First up - Company Musical Theatre - Crusin' for a Bruisin'

I loved this song from the Teen Beach Movie and was glad they chose it for this class.

These photos my husband took at one of the competitions and I love them.  They did great with this class and out of three competitions got 2 first places and 1 second place.

All Boyz Hip Hop was crazy as usual.  It's always a high octane performance from these boys.

I loved the running stunt they performed this year and was so glad they pulled it off at recital time.

Company Hip Hop was fun, he loves getting buck - ha ha.  He even made up an original move this year called the Unicorn (hence the pose at the left).

It was a tough routine but every time they performed it they got better and better.

I will share the rest later this week.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Road Trip

Where do you get inspiration from?  I was inspired to do this layout when I saw the cover of the Studio Calico Wanderlust Paper Pad.

I loved the big triangles and decided to use it as a jump off point for my next layout.

I cut the triangles from the patterned paper and added them in the same order as they were on the cover of the paper pad.

I also got the Wanderlust roller stamp and I love it - the words are perfect for any travel/road trip layouts and I know it will get used in my PL too.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello Summer

Hello Summer! I am so glad summer is here. I love everything about summer and this little mini is the perfect place to add my most favorite summer memories. 

I used the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Collection to make this fun mini. I started with a Snap Pocket for my cover and used the new Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Chevron 25 for the perfect embellishment.
This make me happy :)

I used a binder ring to keep the album together which makes it a lot easier to add more pages as the summer goes on.

I love the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14 (which is the tool of the month)! It's the perfect size for creating a faux enamel dot that is perfectly coordinated with your project. Here I made one to add to the camera embellishment. I also used the Heart 25 to add the Dream sentiment.

I always look for patterned paper and stickers that work with my Epiphany Crafts punches and here I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 25 to add this cute little sun.

This was the leftover paper from the cover page embellishments and I loved using the negative for this page.

I also saw these stickers and knew the Round 25 tool would be the perfect size for them.

Here are some of the other pages.

Well I got a great start on my summer mini and I can't wait to fill it up with even more memories.