Thursday, September 2, 2010

September?? Already!?

Seriously... how fast did this Summer fly by? It was definitely an interesting one for me. Had some ups, had some downs. But overall, it's all good.
About half of my summer was spent without a computer. Not so good. :( BUT we fixed my computer and it's running better than ever! Yay!
A couple of the designers I was CTing for have kind'a gone into hiding for various reasons :( BUT it has given me the opportunity to explore designing on my own. AND to find another new and addicting hobby, Geocaching! Yay!
I was hoping to be able to get out and camp more this summer, but for various reasons that didn't quite happen :( BUT Hubby and I were finally able to go away just the 2 of us and have the "Honeymoon" we never had when we married 15 years ago. Yay! Plus, geocaching has taken us places right around our home town that I had never seen/been to before, and I've lived here all my life! AND we are finally going to our annual Church Family Campout this weekend! We look forward to this every year! So, like I said... Ups and Downs, we take the good with the bad.

Well, in the craziness that was my summer I got behind in posting some of my layouts. So, that's what I'd like to do now, just to play a little catch up. You might even find a freebie at the end that you might like ;)

These first three was done clear back in June.
First is one I made using Creations By Rachael's kit "Sweet Pea". I also used "Big Title Templates" by Scrapping with Liz. Here is 'Toni':

This next one is another page from our yearly 4th of July Tradition, The CAT Walk. It's a 5k Run/Walk that raises funds for Cancer Awareness and Treatment. These photos are from last years walk, when we were ALL there to support Papa. This year I was not able to participate because of my Fibromyalgia, but I was still there! (saving us a spot for the parade! hehe)
On this page I used Ellie Lash's kit "Americana" and "Template Set #11: Corner Blocks" by Listgirl Designs by Christine Newman. Here is CAT Walk '09':

I made this one for the June 11th Scrap Orchard Challenge. I used 3 different kits on this page. I used "Tropical Punch" by design by dani, "Tropical Popsicle" by Miss Mint, and "Fresh" by Delicious Scraps (which I am unable to find in her shop anymore). I also used a template I made myself! ;) This is 'Tropical Paradise':

This next one was made with "Stars and Stripes" by Creations By Rachael.The Word Art is 'Patriotic WordArt' by The Scrapping Sisters. The template is by Sas Designs from "You and Me". Sorry, that kit was a CT Appreciation Collab. Only us scrappers who were on a Creative Team at the time were able to access and download that HUGE, amazing kit. Here is my page, and my cousins' ADORABLE new little girl, 'Americana Amy':

Oh! Another thing I got to do real early this summer, well I guess school was still in, but technically it was summer, lol. I went to Women's Retreat with the ladies from my church! That was a BLAST! We got to play on a zip line that ran down the hill just behind our cabin! That's all it took for a bunch of Mom's AND Grandma's to turn back into children! ;)
For this layout I used "Ready Set Play" by Plucky Pear Designs (Creations By Rachael and Late Night Scraps). The template is "Catch Up Template 2" by Jady Day Studio. Here is 'Adults At Play':

I loved this kit so much I had to use it twice! It's just so bright and fun!
I've had this photo of Zach for a couple of years now and I just love it. It just epitomizes the carefree life of children. Zach LOVED this horribly run down old swing set (it had been a hand down, then it was smashed right in the middle when a large branch fell from the tree in a big wind storm! Hubby pushed the bar back up, but it was never the same, but to Zach it was still the BEST!) He loved to lay on his tummy and fly! And when he was able to grab an apple from the tree to enjoy on his ride... well, that was all that much better! Here is 'Summer Fun':

Ok, I think it's getting a little long for one post. So, I'm stopping here and I'll come back to share the rest of them with you later. I won't promise anytime this weekend, because, like I said, I'll be CAMPING! And that's going to give me more photos to come back and scrap and share, hehe ;)
But, I DID promise a freebie, didn't I? How about a QP from Ellie Lash's newest kit, "Back To School"? I know a lot of kids have already started back to school, and others are heading back this next week. So now you'll have a page all ready for those first day photos! I hope you love it! And if you do, leave me a message! It makes my day to hear what you think! (Click the image to download)

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend, for those of you in the States, and a blessed weekend to everyone else!


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Sep. 03, 2010. Thanks again.

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