Friday, July 31, 2009

Heading south.

We are headed to the beach today for a week but before I left I wanted to post my work using the August Kraft Girl kit. The kit goes on sale today, August 1st. Oh, and Kraft Girl has a Flickr gallery now. You can check it out here. The DT will also be posting their layouts in this new gallery but we want to see what you guys are doing with the kits as well. Feel free to post away! I really loved all the Sassafras in this kit especially the paper posies!

The AC fabric thickers were a favorite too! In the layout above, I painted them. Look for more on that later.

Hambly rub-ons and Jenni Bowlin letters. Yum!

Ok, there is a bunch of stuff going on at Kraft Girl this month too. Please check the blog for the August sketch of the month. November and December kits are 50% off and March's kit is 25% off. There is always something fun going on so check the blog often! There might even be a fun giveaway!

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One more sneak....

Wanted to post the last sneak I have for the August Kraft Girl kit. Don't forget the kits go live on August 1st as well as all the fabulous new DT's projects! From all the sneaks I have seen I know I can't wait until the full reveal! Also, there is still time to enter July's sketch contest. All the info is here and you have until July 31st.

I really need to get going on packing for our vacation. Well, I guess I need to first wash the clothes that need to be packed. That would help! Really looking forward to getting away!

Monday, July 27, 2009

He's got a uniform!

Connor is playing tackle football this year and last Friday was the equipment handout. He was so excited and just had to put them on for me so I could get some pictures. This is his practice jersey. The game jerseys have not come in yet. He also has football pants but was way more interested in the helmet and pads. Practice has started and Eddie is one of his coaches. I can't believe he is old enough to play tackle. It seems like just yesterday he was coming with us to watch Zachary play. Now it is his turn and he is way excited!
We took the boys to see Harry Potter last night. We all really enjoyed it! What we didn't enjoy was the price tag! Ouch, it is expensive to go to the movies. Did you know that a small drink is 4.50! It is just crazy what they can charge you! I guess we are spoiled. We have a small mom and pop movie theater downtown that only charges 3.00 per ticket. They play first run movies but only have one screen and it wasn't Harry Potter. So we were forced to go elsewhere and pay 9.50 per ticket. See, I told you we were spoiled! It was worth it though as we all love Harry Potter.
I have two more sneaks of the Kraft Girl August kit for ya today! Have you been checking the blog? There are tons of amazing sneaks for your eyes to feast on! Have a great Monday!

Friday, July 24, 2009

A sneak and some farm market finds.

So, I have been busy with the August Kraft Girl kit and wanted to share a sneak. Who says you can't use pink and flowers on a boy page?

This kit is full of some of my favorite manufacturers and is just bright, cheery and fun! Make sure you are checking out the blog for more sneaks from the new DT! From what I have seen so far, there is going to be tons of inspiration when the kits go on sale August 1st!

The other day the boys and I stopped by a local farm's road side stand. I just couldn't resist this beautiful bunch of flowers. Aren't they pretty?

I was in search of some tomatoes but found this instead. A gorgeous bunch of basil. For a buck! I must be doing something wrong because the basil I grow looks nothing like this. I have been cooking with it all week. Just tearing it up and adding it to salads, pastas, etc. The lady at the farm told me to freeze it in aluminum foil and put it in a freezer bag. It won't turn brown and you will have fresh looking basil all winter! Who knew?

We are ready for the weekend. Our last baseball game is tomorrow. Football practice tomorrow night. Oh, and I need to start getting ready for our vacation at the beach!

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's Friday!

First, I just want to say thank you for all your kind comments on my last post. Especially the well wishes and prayers for my Uncle. Everything went well and he should be home today.

Connor finished up football camp yesterday. He ended up winning the passing and punting contest and came home with a football jersey from the high school that put on the camp as his prize. They also made a DVD for each child highlighting their week at camp. Love this idea as it was great to watch all the kids in action if you didn't get to see it in person.

Later on in the day, I surprised the boys with a trip to a local water park. We went with Erika and her kids. They had a ball! We got there at 5pm so we could take advantage of the starlight ticket price of 15.99 per person. It is 29.99 if you go all day. The park closed at 9pm so we got 4 hours of fun. Which was perfect because at that time the park is clearing out. There were no lines and we got to ride everything in the park as many times as they wanted! We will definitely be doing that again!

Last, but not least here is a sneak peek of the August Kraft Girl kit. Oh yes, I will be stalking my mailbox for this one!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lovin' summer!

Man, we are enjoying summer. Lots of swimming, baseball, Popsicles and playing outside with friends. I especially enjoy all the summer fruits and veggies! I went to a local farm/store and bought the best plums, peaches and cantaloupe I ever tasted. Yum!

Connor's baseball season is coming to and end. His last game is Monday. This past Sunday, he got called up to play for a 9/10 year old team that was short a couple of players. (He plays on an 8 yr old team) One thing I noticed right away is it is way more intense than our league. It is all kid pitch and boy can those kids throw some heat! Connor did well. He got up twice and hit the ball on his first try but got out at first. The second time he struck out but he did swing at good pitches. I could tell he was a little scared but he played through it and it was a great learning experience.

Got a happy email from Pam at Kraft Girl. I will be staying on the team for another term!
She has announced the new team today and you can check it out here. I am so happy to be working with Pam again and all the crazy talented gals on the new team!

Looking forward to cropping with Nik and Erika Friday night at Archivers. It has been a while since we have gone anywhere so this will be fun.

I will leave you with a layout I made with the November Kraft Girl kit. It is simple but I love it! Remember, all 2008 kits are 50% off! You get tons of product for an insane price!
One more thing. If you could please keep my Uncle George in your prayers. He is having angioplasty done tomorrow. Thank you so much.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sharing some photos...

from the 4th of July. We had our yearly BBQ with friends. This year it was at Erika's house. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees and cooled off so much that while watching fireworks we had to put on jackets. Of course the kids had so much fun with sparklers and snaps while the dads lit all the fireworks. We toned down our firework show this year but luckily our neighbors picked up the slack and provided a great show! Fixing the AC on your car will really put a cramp in your fireworks budget!
I did manage to scrap some over the holiday weekend. This layout was done using the November Kraft Girl kit. I really had fun using the Maya mist that is included as well as the Scenic Route chipboard frames. Remember, you can get one of these kits at 50% off right now at Kraft Girl! It is full of great product!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Can you believe it?

It is already July 1st! Summer is just flying by. The first of the month also means the new July Kraft Girl kit goes on sale! Here are my layouts using this month's kit.

I just loved the beautiful butterfly Pam included with this kit. I did some hand stitching too!
Tim Holtz's crackle paint was so fun to use. As were the Jenni Bowlin buttons and Maya Road stick pins!
Loved using the Scenic Route chipboard circles on this layout.

This kit is full of embellishments. Those Prima Crystals are gorgeous!

There are a lot of things going on at Kraft Girl right now including a sale on some past kits, a sketch for July, a giveaway and a DT call! You can check out all the details here as well as the rest of the Design Teams layouts for July!
Thanks for stopping by!