Friday, June 20, 2008

Cosmo Cricket

As so many of you know, Cosmo Cricket is accepting applications for their Design Team. Being a Cosmo Cricket lover, I HAD TO TRY OUT! I made this layout using the Wanted collection. Let me tell you, I have loads of this paper!! This paper is what I have done most of my dad's heritage book with. It is just so easy to use and so beautiful! It really works well with both girls and boy's layouts. This layout is designed around a picture of my kids that I took at Christmas time out in the goat pens. My son, the youngest, will be going off to college soon and our nest will be empty! I'm not ready, but I know that he is. The journaling on this layout reads... Making the decision to move to the country, watching you learn responsibility and compassion, spending time with the animals even now, depending on each other daily and being so close, knowing that you still enjoy time together, seeing the young adults you have become, I wouldn't change a thing. I wish they had stayed small longer, but as this layout says, I wouldn't change a thing about them!

This is a card that I made for my dad for Father's Day. I know I used it in my blog on Father's Day, but I wanted to include it here because I also used the Wanted Line for it. I told you I love this paper! I made this before I even knew of the design team call! I printed the words on a transparency and used alcohol ink that I made myself on the edges. The flourish in the upper right hand corner and the larger square are inside the card.

Finally, I made this fun layout of my daughter on her 5th birthday. I love how this paper is so fun and young. The die-cuts buttons just make the layout almost do itself! They are just so cute! I purchased this paper specifically for this picture. Ironically, it is not only perfect, but our daughter's nickname is Sunshine! I had to smile at that. I also used some of the blackboard chipboard here. How terrific that I didn't have to do any inking!! It is perfect just as it is. Just popped a brad in the middle and it was ready to go! I can't wait to try some watercolor pencils and paint on this chipboard.

So everyone at Cosmo Cricket... I would be completely thrilled to be on your design team!! Thanks for your consideration and for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

It's Father's Day! It has been a long one, too! Our Father's Day started this morning at 7:00. As most of you know, our son graduated last weekend. Well, as if that wasn't hectic enough, he had his Eagle Scout Project this weekend. It has really been a crazy time around here. We were at the project site from 7:30 in the morning until 9:00 last night. I might add that it was 102 degrees outside and we were working in a horse arena and in an unairconditioned store room! Miserable! Naturally, as all projects go, we completely underestimated the time it would take to complete. So at 7:00 this morning we were back at it trying to beat the heat! The project was completed at 3:00 this afternoon.

Father's day for the dads in our life was made up of working most of the day. My dh was the first one there and the one to turn out the lights when it was over. This has been a goal of our son's to complete his Eagle Project and it was so wonderful to see him achieve the goal. Except for the formalities... Our son's an Eagle Scout!!! We all felt bad that the dads were working on Father's Day, but they wanted to help. My dad even showed up again today. He so wanted to be a part of the whole project. Although we told him that we had it covered, he still drove over to help. We also have some very close friends who have been instrumental to our son's scouting success. Was the dad home being pampered today? No, he was at the arena at 7:00 this morning too.

So today, I was reminded what wonderful men I am surrounded by. These men are what Father's Day celebrates. They are roll models for what I hope my son becomes. They are people who put their own needs and wants to the side to help a young man achieve his goals. We are all so blessed to have these men in our lives! So here's to Fathers and Grandfathers!! What would we do without you?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Kits for June!

The new kits are available at My Creative Scrapbook! The Main Kit features My Little Yellow Bicycle this month. This is so bright and summery. Just PERFECT for you pool pictures!

This is my daughter (second from the right) and her college roommates in the pool this summer. I love the way this kit has so many colors and really compliments the pool picture!

The Creative Kit features Making Memories this month. What a super SWEET kit! This one made me have babies on the mind! I just love this soft color pallet for these pictures of my daughter when she was a baby!

I also made a little altered sign with this kit. It is just a cheapy sign that I picked up in the $1 section at Michaels. One of the DT members is expecting and like I said, I have babies on the mind with this kit. Thought that this little sign would make a sweet shower gift.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the kits this month!