Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Good morning dudes!  I'm swinging by real quick to do a post about our Father's Day :) I'm on vacation this week (just 3 extra days, I normally have Monday and Tuesday off so this week I'm off until Friday!) and have been busy, busy trying to get shit done.  Not always easy when there are strawberries to be picked, pool to be swum in, and waterslides to conquer hehe.  Gotta love summer!

Anyways, Father's Day was this past Sunday and it was pretty laid back for us.  Robb and I both work on Sundays so I made some cards Saturday night for my hubby, my dad, and my grandpa.  Charlie spent Sunday at his grandparents beach house having a grand old time playing with his beach buddies and hanging with grandma and grandpa :)  But CARDS, yes, I was going to show you cards.  Here they are:

The pictures aren't the greatest because I was taking them at 11pm on a Saturday night in my dark and messy scrapbooking room- but you get the idea ;)  I struggle with masculine cards but I was happy how these came out.  Simple, cohesive color scheme, and not overly girly-- everything I wanted them to be haha.

The next day I asked Robb what he wanted me to pick up for dinner and to my surprise he said he wanted my homemade meatloaf!  Not to toot my own horn, but it actually is pretty delicious.  And if you've bought my cookbook you know this for yourself ;)  Juicy, tangy, sweet, and oh so flavorful.  So after work I drove an hour home, RUSHED to the grocery store, grabbed what I needed, came home and started making my famous meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans with mushrooms.  While it was cooking Charlie did his night time treatment and I rushed him off to bed just in time to come downstairs and serve Robb his Father's Day dinner.  He was happy, I was exhausted, but we both had full bellies :)  Robb's a great Dad so he deserved whatever he damn well wanted for dinner!

I hope you all have been having a great summer - Charlie and I have been living it up!  More on that to come ;) 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Noel Mignon Layouts to Share

MORE layouts to share! How about them apples?  I'm on my game this week huh?  Here are some fun layouts I made recently using some more super awesome Noel Mignon kits.  Do you notice I only use Noel Mignon kits? It's because they are the. best. I don't know why people bother with Studio Calico, NM is way better (blah blah in my humble opinion blah blah).  Anyways, this first one is made using last month's Carousel kit.  I love using pretty paper for boy layouts, it's not always easy to make it work but it's nice to have some softer colors in my scrapbooks.

This is a very, very rare 2 page layout! I used to almost exclusively do 2 pagers but have since switched to one pages because, for me, they're faster and easier.  This one is a collage of Charlie's art projects from the last year -- such a talented little booger he is :)

 And my last project for the week- a simple and cute card I made for a friend a few weeks back using Crate Paper's Pretty Party collection.

Okay, that's it for this week I think! I hope you enjoyed the projects I finally got around to sharing :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Layouts Using the Balboa kit from Noel Mignon

Hi friends! I recieved the Balboa kit from Noel Mignon last week and fell. in. love. It's full of great vibrant colors and lots of chalkboard details to balance it all out.  LOVE.  I whipped up 2 layouts in only 2 days, I've really been enjoying it.  Anyways, here they are!  I'll be back with some more in a few days :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Easter Layouts to Share (Finally)

Holy schnikeys guys! I finally got my shit together and have some layouts to share! Yippee! I've had a bunch done for ages but the pictures weren't great so I haven't shared them yet, but I finally got my hubby to take some last weekend so here we go! This is "technically" supposed to be a scrapbooking blog although it does segway a lot into family stuff, CF stuff, food stuff, weight loss stuff, pro-vaccination stuff, etc etc. I hope you still like my blog anyways though ;)

Here are some Easter layouts I made recently from last years Easter photo's.  I typically run about a year behind with my scrapbooking-- I consider being only one year behind a "win", at least I still don't still have baby photos to scrap ;).  These were all made using the Noel Mignon kit "West Coast" from a year or so ago-- Noels kits always feel fresh to me even if they're from last year.

I'll be back all this week with more layouts to share- I've got a bunch :)