Saturday, August 18, 2012

Or...not SO back

Ok, so I keep saying that I'm back, when the truth is I ultimately don't have the time to BE back. Summer is flying by without me, at least it feels that way! Just coming off my two weeks vacation, back to work Monday, and then two more weeks and school starts up again! (Got all the shopping done today except for socks!). We have had a very warm summer, and are loving it, the kids have had a blast, I know Chase will have mixed emotions about going back to school. I hope he's not too nervous for his first day. I have had a little time for scrapping, I stepped down from Mel's CT (again *shame*) as I just can't commit the time. At least this way I can scrap when I want to with no pressure for release dates, and my time isn't always free when I want it to be! And I realized, that I never print pictures anymore. I also have a very crappy system for storing and preserving them, if my hard drive crashed I would be in some serious mental states. I have done all these layouts and rarely print them, so have no hard copies of all the photos I've taken, and moments I've scrapped. I decided to do an actual album, plan it out and scrap my photos and then either print it through Costco or Creative Memories. So here are the first three pages of our summer vacation album:
Scrapped using Summer Bucket List collab by Lilypad Designers as well as template by Emily Merritt.
Scrapped using Treasured Moments kit by Sahlin Studio, Shmootzy alpha by Nancie Rowe Janitz, template by Katie the scrapbook lady and "writing stuff" font
Scrapped using Summer's End collab kit by Zoe Pearn and Kristin Cronin-Barrow, template by Darcy Baldwin, fonts Tiza and Writing Stuff.
It's all I've gotten done so far!

And here are some other random layouts from this summer:

Rayna's first "real" haircut...kit "Hair Day" by Kristin Aagard, template by SM (stolen moments?)
— with Kristin Aagard.
Scrapped using "Fresh" by One Little Bird and Sahlin Studio, background paper - beach house wood papers by Sahlin Studio, "Sweet" in title was stamped alpha by Sahlin studio. Journalling font "Rockwell" and template by Amy Martin.
Scrapped using A Wonderful Day, Jacquard Trims, Typeset Alphas No 2 as well as July challenge template all by Sahlin Studio.
Scrapped using kit "Just Add Water" by Kristin Aagard and template by Nettio Designs
Scrapped using Sahlin Studios beach house wood papers and Art and Soul collab kit by Sahlin Studio and Holly Designs. Scraplifted from "Vixen" at the lily pad.
I would like to promise to post more, but the plain truth of the matter is I just don't have time, so for those of you who actually read my drivel, thanks for hanging in there, and I apologize for being so...unavailable? Not the word I was looking for but I'm sure you get the idea :)

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!