I just found this, I thought I'd put it up before. I saw this window while walking in Amsterdam last month and fell in love with the fun, eclectic assortment of globes and plants. I dream of a window like this, although you need a super cool house for it to go in... fingers crossed for one day...
(most of the supplies are Studio Calico Front Row kit)
I love this picture of Dave and I in Amsterdam last month. We took one of those hop on-hop off canal boat tours (well, actually we bought a 2 day pass because it was nice to go on the many canals through Amsterdam and be able to get off and go eat or go to a museum, then get on again and go somewhere else) (plus it's much cheaper than a cab) (plus it was freezing a couple of the days there so it was nice and toasty warm inside).
I snapped this picture with my phone and uploaded it to instagram. A couple days later I noticed the sweet Alexandra had this on her instagram. At first I didn't notice who it was, then I did and was so excited, she totally suprised me. Isn't it cool?
I won this seriously awesome scrapbook mini kit from the talented Evalicious' blog hop. I was super excited when it arrived, once I saw all the colors and scrapbook flair and tags I knew I'd use it to document our recent trip to Europe.
Thank you evalicious for this fantastic mini book, I absolutely adore it!!!
and free spirtited...
Using the Studio Calico City of Lights kit, I love this picture of my little one. She is one of the sweetest and funniest person around, and I hope she always stays that way, light-hearted and free spirted.
I used the Studio Calico kit Summer of 69 (so sad, I just opened it...)(and I have I think 3 other's unopened) (I really need to get it together!)
Last summer while on summer break in San Francisco we went to the California Academy of Sciences. These are just 3 of the many pictures I took while we were there, so I have lots more to scrapbook.
Using part of an Amy Tangerine kit and some of her super cute products, I love the cheery, bright colors, reminds me of her :) and this fun day! (I realized I spelled Francisco wrong after I sewed it on, duhhh.)
I loved this blurry picture from the carousel from Pier 39 in San Francisco over winter break. We spent a few days in the bay area and went to some of SF's fun family spots, this night was Pier 39. We ate clam chowder in bread bowls, watched the sea lions barking at each other and all other normal Pier things like salt water taffy and the big carousel. More of some Amy Tangerine goodies are here, the kits she gave me have some of the loveliest goodies!
(Taking a moment over here in the UK to tell you about something you might want to join in on). I was uber flattered when Wilna over at 2 Peas asked me to design a few pages for an upcoming class she is teaching. My design element was fabric, and I loved using it in these layouts, something different for a change. I used a couple different Tina Givens fabrics that have this fun and funky color scheme. I also used some buttons on two of the layouts staying in line with the whole fabric thing.
Love this picture of little sis' toes, I want to eat them! This was our fantastic camping trip in Bodega Bay a couple summers ago.
Sewing Pretty with Hello Kitty
I love this picture of this beautiful egret outside a restaurant we frequently go to. South Florida has so many interesting animals around, and this bird I thought was so pretty, when he relaxed his neck there was a heart shape in the silhouette.
Still continuing on with my pile of pictures I need to scrapbook. Here's a quick page from an Amy Tangerine kit she gave me last summer when she was teaching a class here in Florida. It was great to see her again and have lunch and catch up, and of course take her class. I just opened the kit the other day and love all the bright colors and fun pieces! These are from our trip last summer in Portugal, these are from Lisbon, I have 2 other pages coming soon.
I love these pictures, it makes me smile at the memories associated with them. Tomorrow Dave and I leave for Europe for 2 weeks, 1 week in London, 1 week in Amsterdam. My mom came out and is staying here with the girls since it would be too much school for them to miss. Usually they travel with us, and I have never been away from them for so long, so I'm freaking out a little. I know it'll all be okay and they are super close with my mom, but I have to admit my heart feels a little sad to not have them going with me this time. But I look forward to seeing old friends, like Steph Baxter, and spending adult time with Dave (wink).
Hi there, I know we're in the winter months, many of you up to your eyeballs in snow, but I am still back in 2012 with pictures to scrapbook, so please forgive me.
These pictures are from our annual Halloween party last year. Themed foods and Halloween songs, trick or treating and fun costumes. It's really my favorite holiday, so little pressure, just plain goofy fun. ( Big sis went as Big Bird and little sis went as Dorothy, I was a possessed doll and Dave was a devil as you can tell).
2 more days and we're off to Europe!!! A week in London and a week in Amsterdam! Whoop!
I didn't make any new years resolutions this year because I never keep them. But I kinda thought about trying to be better about doing more things that bring me joy this year. We have a wonderful life and I should document it more. With instagram and all the other quick social outlets, it's hard sometimes to get those pictures printed out and then onto pretty paper.
This is a little out of season, but well, you know...
I loved getting these onto paper and recording these memories, maybe I will get it together and keep it going...
no promises :)
I am so bad about using kits, even nice ones from like Amy Tanegrine or Studio Calico. I seem to put them aside to use in a minute, then months later I open them up, only to discover the treasures inside. This is a Studio Calico kit from I think early summer. I used it for a simple photo I snapped of a book while in California in July.
Does anyone know the name of this kit? Hope everyone has a great weekend!