Saturday, April 16, 2016

love 3.26.16 & this was what's up

just did this one this morning... used a photobooth pic we took at last month's Easter Fun Day held at the Arctic Oasis Community Center.

"love 3.26.16"

loved how this turned out.  i am so happy i chose this green cardstock which not a color i would usually use.  but it went so well with this one because of the spot of green at the bottom. match made in heaven.

Supplies:  Kelly Purkey clear alpha stamps, American Crafts Zing embossing powder in teal, gold metallic Sharpie marker, evalicious circle die cut (Best Day Ever), all others from old Cocoa Daisy kits.

so in love with this layout.

here is what's up these past few days:

after Selene's bday, we went shopping and then headed to the anchorage museum...

these 2, i love so much.  they text this to me as i was at the commissary with my parents...

s'mores time with the whole yummo!

loving the graphics on this...

my wednesday night zumba class was bumpin'!!!!!

last night with my parents, dinner at one of our faves....

love the vibrant colors for our taco night dinner (last night)...

i have recently gotten into a new hobby and art:  brush lettering.  i am taking amanda arneill's "let's start lettering" course and i'm so happy i invested in it, because its been so helpful and fun!  i'm struggle with the curves of the u's, upside down u's and o's, but i'm seeing progress with lots of practice. so loving this art and i can see myself using it in my scrapbook layouts and possibly selling my designs once i get the hang of it...  btw...tracing paper is da bomb!

and this morning's Zumba Saturday class... i had a great playlist and a great class.  i'm gonna miss these ladieZ...they are some of my "loyals" = my regular Z students and friends....

about to go shopping with my girls in a bit. and i've got a few bucks to spend if i can find something. kind of excited to spend time with my girls.

until next time...xoxo.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

3.29.16 Day in the Life

here's my DitL album for 3.29.16....

album cover...

title page...

the album (included chipboard dividers) is from simple stories i got on sale from the michael's store. the # circle chipboards and time stamps is from the ali edwards day in the life mini kit.  the time stamp is now sold separately.  on each divider in the album, i added the circle chipboards and stamped the corresponding times in each section of my album.  love it.

 i also cut up, punched holes on transparencies and vellum papers and put them in before each of the chipboard dividers just to add a little pizazz.
 i used the we r memory keepers fuse tool for this layout so i could all 4 (2 others on reverse side not shown) in one pocket page.  love that tool!

 this is the last layout in my album.  decided to add in the ali edwards write up sheet at the end of my album.  i didn't want to throw it away.  i liked that i added it in.

so happy and grateful for the end result.  love doing this project and am so looking forward to the next one.  how did yours go?

additional supplies:

stamps:  christine herrin, ali edwards alphas,
ali edwards story kits & stamp sets:  craft, heart & tough


our youngest turned 5 yesterday!!!! and we had a birthday party for her at the Aurora Kids Gymnastics with a few of her friends and family (grandparents are in town for the week too!).  she had a blast and so did the adults...wink!

favor bags for her friends
here's a few close ups of those favor bags...

i used some project life cards from the jade core kit, stamped {THANK YOU} and the heart and had Selene write her own name on them, punched holes and attached them to the paper lunch bags with twine. for the paper bags, i cut off about 2 inches from the top and used a fiskars border punch.  one boy and five girls. simple and cute. they loved their goodies.

here's a sneak peak of my Day in the Life album for 3.29.16...
i have finished it and so love how it turned it out.  i love doing this project and plan on doing it again throughout the year.  i had gotten the mini-kit and used all the journaling cards and only have a few left of the cute circle chipboards left.  i am not sure i'll be getting future ones since i do have the story kits to use plus stuff from my stash.  but i will be participating for sure.  once i take photos of this album i'll share....

not sure what we plan on doing today.  i have today and the next 2 days off.  my parents are in town from WA until this coming friday.  so happy they are here. and oh my these next couple of months before we move to OH are gonna be busy ones with jesse's cousin coming in next month and my sis and her family coming in june.  FULL HOUSE the next couple of months!  love it!

my goals this month is to study my butt off for my ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam which is in early may.  then the next couple of months: get some project life layouts done, maiya's album done (not sure i'll have it done before she leaves), prep for 4 Zumba master classes (2 of them with instructors and the last 2 of just me, myself and i) and get ready for our move.   BUSY BiZY!!!!

so looking forward to all the biZyness... xoxo.