week 27

the week of the 4th of blue so much red, white and blue, i love it! 

this was a fun week, so many stories to tell here. we met some new penn state friends a couple of weeks ago and got to hang out with them at the zoo. i cashed in a giant change bottle that i have been keeping since i was 12. 

i used some cathy zielske template this week, so fun to play with. i used them on the receipt and change image and the smaller image of us all at the zoo. the journalling cards and the small on that i cut up to put on the image of the burgers are all from studio calico's project life kits. i have many kits now and while for the most part they are still in order i am not sure which cards are coming from which kits when i get behind in my blogging. sorry. i used small alphabet sticker from basic gray to create james's favorite movie's title, RIO, that kid can't get enough of seeing that movie. over the image of my hubby and me at our annual 4th of july race, i punch cut a heart from a studio calico project life card that was heart patterned. (i was 12 seconds slower this year than last, just an FYI). 

the alphabet sticker on the fireworks come from SN@P and i got those at michael's. the 4 is a card that was in the studio calico project life kit.  i added wood stars also from studio calico. i used mr. huey's color mist in shade, overdue, to color the stars. another cathy zielske tiny template for the spaghetti sauce image, i was canning again, of course. the go. see. do is from the ali edwards's series, i heart travel, available at designer digitals. the week card is from studio calico's project life kit. i stamped the dates on and again used the SN@P stickers for the week 27.

hope you had a great holiday! 

week 24

happy 4th of july! (4 days late, yes, i know.) i have been doing a lot of canning again lately, so i seem to at least have a pattern with canning and my project life completion and blogging. i will have some pictures and recipes to share with you on the projects page if you are interested.  hope you had a great holiday. we had a soggy but celebrated 4th here in SC.


went to a pressure canning class in week 24, very fun. up until that point i only knew how to do hot water canning. little denton and i had a special date night. and well, the canning got out of control. james went to see his first movie in the theater. 

lots of fun in this week's layout. i used the weather studio calico wood pieces on the picture of the boys playing in the rain. the remember on james first movie theater experience is from ali edwards edge sentiments vol 1. the card that is cut in half is from echo park papers available at michael's. the "dream" is also from a echo park paper card that i just cut the dream word art out of. in the t-ball picture (although its a little hard to see) i used ali's ihearttravel collection above denton's head, it says awesome. this was their first t-ball game and denton was awarded the game ball for standing out as a good player... proud mama. 

i cut down a journaling card from the studio calico project life card to make the note on the green bean canning. the funny faces picture has studio calico alphabet stickers on it.

d and i had a special date night. we wen to a tie dye class and had ice cream afterwards. i played up the special date night all week. it was so sweet when we were leaving he opened my car down. not sure where he learned that but it was cute none the less. 

the week card was made from an echo park paper journal card. i added the stripped washi tape to it and the 24 from ormolu.  the journal card with the orange star is from the clemetine project life collection. i used it last year. on the image of the snapping turtle i used precision pens to write on the picture. the morning card is cut down from the studio calico project life kit. and lastly, on the image of james "playing" t-ball i used photoshop to create a ez label look. 

week 15

happy memorial day! let us not forget all the service members that have given their lives for the freedom that we enjoy. freedom isn't free. thank you!

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so here we go, week 15. i am actually up to date in my project life but just behind on the blog so i will be working on that this week. i hope to be caught up but the end of the week.

this was a very exciting week, lil'd started reading at school, he even read "the desert" book to his whole class. so proud of him. we also took james to old mccaskill's farm on friday, we all really enjoyed the trip.

denton and i had a sushi lunch date this week. its been so nice having him back home. i wrote directly on the photo with american craft's precision pen. the "heart" this stamp comes from hello forever and was part of the studio calico project life kit for may. the two larger 4x6 cards are also from studio calico. the two smaller cards also from studio calico. i used the "let the adventure begin" stamp on d's image of his reading to the class. that stamp is from the same hello forever series. the cheesecake, by the way, is a margarita cheesecake, i will have to include that recipe on the projects page. 

the right side was dedicated to our trip to old mccaskill's farm. it sprinkled on us for a bit during lunch but it was a really great trip. this place is a b&b and working farm. they serve a country lunch on fridays. let me tell you what, it's some of the best food i have ever had! they have dogs, horses, goats, chickens, cows, pigs, pretty much you name it and it's there. james really enjoyed it. i took a lot of pictures there and these were the most touching for me. i loved how he studied the animals, he has a funny little habit of putting his hands behind his back, love it. nothing sweeter than watching him and his daddy together. i took the larger picture in the chicken coup, i loved the color shift. i made that an 12x8 image and then cut it up to fit the layout of the design A photo protector sheet. i cut a 3x4 card down and used just the circle of "you are loved," and then used the "simple & real" from the studio calico project life kits.