Monday, August 21, 2017

08/21/17 - "Ice Cream Thief"

Hello, and Happy Monday!
I have been neglecting my blog lately, though I have been scrapping quite a bit!

Sometimes I want to share my layouts but don't have the time or energy to do much more than that...
So I just don't post at all.
That's a bad habit to fall into so I am going to try my best to post my layouts even if I don't add much commentary along w/ them.

To get things started, here is the most recent layout I created:



"Ice Cream Thief"

Journaling:
"I really enjoyed this Orange Day Dream ice cream from Walmart and as you can see I'm not the only one! Panini would not leave me alone while I ate it! And, yes, I shared; I'm "that kind" of pet owner. 5.27.17"

 
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Created for the following August SB.com Challenges:

>Music Inspiration
I was assigned "Imagine" by John Lennon
I chose the line "(But) I'm not the only one" and included it in my journaling
*NO TWIST*

>Music
I am also using this for the "Lyrics" category for the Music Challenge (a different Music Challenge)
*NO TWIST*

>Foodie
*NO TWIST*

>National ______Day
August 11th - National Panini Day
My cat's name is Panini

>Hoarders
21 items
- Everything except the 2 ice cream stickers.
*NO TWIST*

>Stickers
18 total
-Alphas (13)
-Ice cream (2)
-Word/Phrases (2)
-Button
*NO TWIST*

>Scraps
2 - The Gold & White PP and the B&W Polka-Dotted PP
*INCLUDES TWIST* of using 2 PP scraps


Sunday, August 13, 2017

08/14/17 - MIM #94

Happy Monday!
Today is "Make It Monday" over at the "The Memory Nest" blog.
Here is sketch # 94; you have until August 31st to play along!
 


"Father's Day 2017"
Journaling:
"When Madison was younger we used to take her to La Jolla w/ us to celebrate Father's Day*. As she got older, she wanted to hang w/ us less and less, so we stopped going. This year I mentioned to David how much I missed those trips, so we went... just the 2 of us.
June 18th 2017"

*Joseph was always with his dad, as it should be*
 
We are Almost-Empty-Nesters...
A fact that makes me both happy and sad.
Happy because I get more quality time w/ my husband and we get more freedom, but sad because...well, obviously, that means my babies are grown!
My son is 22 and still lives at home but he's got his own life, though he allows me into it from time to time. My daughter is 15 and though she still "needs" us, she's an independent introvert, so "parenting" is almost non-existent at this point.
That's why I've been trying to do more of the things we used to enjoy w/ the kids, without the kids.
Just because they have decided not to do those things w/ us any more doesn't mean we should miss out!
 
BTW - The BG paper, photo mat paper, and summer stickers & embellishments are all from the July Scrap Room kit: The Scrap Room Monthly Kits
 
 
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Also for the Following July SB.com Challenges:

>National ______ Day
July 6th - National Kissing Day

>Second Chance
Completed my June 2017 "Inspired By a Word" layout
I chose the word Dad, specifically it's variation: "Father"
*NO TWIST*

>Stickers
18
-Alphas (14)
-Word/Phrase (1)
-Misc Summer (3)
*INCLUDES TWIST* of a Travel Related sticker

Scraps:
2
-Polka Dotted Banners
-Blue Circle (though it looks gray here)
*NO TWIST*

>Hoarders:
17
-MS Circle Cutter
-Alphas (14)
-Blue Circle
-PL Card
*INCLUDES TWIST* of shapes - Circle w/ hoarded paper using hoarded circle cutter
 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

08/07/17 - MIM #93

 
"Make It Monday" Sketch #93
The first sketch for August from the "The Memory Nest" Blog:
 
 
As for my layout...
I did use shapes but in a slightly different way.
Also the arrow and "flair", in my case a button, are there:
 
 "This Little Piggy"

Journaling:
"I frequently get asked "How big is Hamlet?" and since he's difficult to measure, I never really have a good answer.
Well, maybe this will help...I'm 5'1
5.11.17"
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And a PSA, remember: He IS a Mini-Pig. Despite what people think and what most breeders, AKA bad & unethical breeders, would like you to believe they will not stay as little as they are when they're born.
Mini-Pig simply means they will not/should not grow as big as a farm pig, which can reach up to 600+ pounds. "Micro" and "Tea Cup" pigs do not exist. Those are terms breeders use so they can charge lots of money when selling their pigs. Unfortunately people fall for this and when the pig gets too big it gets abandoned. 😢
Do your research before getting any kind of animal, especially a pig!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

08/1/17 - "Baked Goods"

Happy Tuesday!
I was supposed to post this yesterday but I was just not feeling it, the day that is!
 
Anyway,
I did get to scrap this weekend and I'm sharing one of my layouts w/ you:
 
 
 
 
"Baked Goods"
Journaling:
Side Tag -
"7.18.17: Banana Walnut Bread (topped w/ banana flavored Greek yogurt) 7.20.17: Lemon Poppy Seed bread."

In Circle -
"Both baked from scratch by my husband.
My husband recently quit his job. He worked for over 20 yrs at a job that was both mentally and physically stressful. He developed carpal tunnel in both arms and, per the doctor, he quit just in time to prevent permanent damage. He now has 2 part-time jobs one of which allows him to work from home. He is much happier and healthier and that makes me happy...I really love having him home more! Plus he can help more around the house and... bake for me, LOL! He did take a big pay cut, but we're doing just fine and have discovered that money isn't everything."


I love this layout in general but also because behind the photos of "baked goods" there is a bigger story; a story of a major change in our lives.

Our lives are ever changing and I love that I am capturing these changes for our family; present and future!



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For the following July SB.com Challenges:

>Foodie
*NO TWIST*

>National _____Day
Inspired by: July 25th - National Culinarians Day

>Stickers
17 stickers
-Alphas (10)
-Word/Phrases (3)
-Journaling label
-Lemon Slice
-Baking Utensils (2)
*NO TWIST*

>Hoarders
20 items
-Circle Cutter
-Heart Punch
-White Paper
-Blue Striped PP
-Alphas (10)
-Misc Stickers (6)
-The Blue Striped PP
*INCLUDES TWIST* White hoarded paper cut into a circle w/ a hoarded circle cutter and blue hoarded PP cut into hearts w/ a hoarded heart punch.

>Scraps
2 Scraps
-Blue Striped PP
-White Paper
*NO TWIST*