Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summertime Fun and Two Favorite Girls

Unfortunately, my blogging has gone the way of my scrapping lately - MIA! The kiddos and I have been so, so busy with a mountain of summertime activities, that by the time they are nestled into bed and I have a moment to scrap, I'm typically off to dreamland as well!  I wouldn't say we are having too many 'lazy summer days' just yet, but we sure are having a lot of fun and building lots of memories!  Just in the few short weeks that we've been on summer break we've: been to Kings Island (twice), gone strawberry picking, cheered on the Reds at Great American ballpark, visited the animals at the Columbus Zoo, sampled several new ice cream shops, swam at the Y pool, had a swim date with cousins at their local community pool, rode bikes, had a sleepover, enjoyed camp days at the Little Gym, had lots of backyard water fun, and have been reading nonstop to earn rewards through the libraries summer reading program.  Whew!!!!  I'm thinking I might relax again when school starts! LOL!

Even though, I haven't had much time for crafting, I have a few pages to share, over the next several days, that I worked on prior to my scrapping hiatus.  I recently had this page featured over on the Basic Grey blog and am anxiously awaiting my prize package in the mail!  :)  I snapped these photos on Easter of my mom and baby girl -- they are some of my favorites!  As you'll see, I succumbed to the chevron craze and created my own chevron background with the 'B sides' of several papers from Basic Grey's Picadilly collection.

To create this pretty accent, I traced a chipboard butterfly shape onto white cardstock, stamped it in versamark with a dotted background stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder for a subtle, but pretty tone on tone effect.

I couldn't call the page complete without some (okay, A LOT!) of machine stitching - and chose to accent all of the chevrons with a bit.  I also had fun testing out a new Stampin Up floral die that I had recently purchased - to sprinkle embellishments throughout the page.

So, just a quick share today.  Hoping to be back soon with more!  Thanks, as always for stopping by!