Monday, August 25, 2008

2 Down -- 2 to go!

Two parties down! Two to go! LOL! I know it's bad to look at it that way, but that's usually how I have to motivate myself to get through "party-week" every year!

Owen's birthday party and the family party turned out to be so much fun! I love when all the planning pays off and the event just flows, allowing us all to just enjoy the day. It makes all the preparation worth it!

I took a bunch of pictures, but sadly I didn't realize that I hadn't replaced the memory card into my camera (probably during one of my "panic cleans" for a realtor last week), so all I have are a few from this morning after Owen had opened his presents and I realized my ditzy mistake. :(

Happy 7th Birthday, Owen!

My dad always takes a ton of pictures, so I have those from the family party last night. But the ones I am especially heartsick about are all the ones I took of Owen and his friends that he won't see again because we are moving. :( I just feel awful about it. I know I'll get over it, but those are pictures I really wanted for him.

Alright! No more moping! I have some layouts to post! :D :D :D

The first couple of layouts are created using the upcoming September Sweet Pea Scraps kit. LOVE this kit! Probably because these colors are among my favorites to scrap with! Red, blue and green can scrap ANYTHING, I tell ya! Seriously! And just check out the yummy embellishments! The postage stamps and flowers, the brads, the chipboard, the metal!!!! LOVE it ALL! :D

I loved these pictures of my kids and their cousins from a 4th of July parade this year. When Allison sent me her fabulous sketch, I knew immediately that I would use these photos! Here is a link to the So Sketchy! blog featuring this layout. Be sure to browse around at everything else that was posted this week! Tons of inspiration over there! Most definitely a place you'll want to stop at again and again!

Supply List:

(September Sweet Pea Scraps Kit) Papers: 7 Gypsies Family Dates, 7 Gypsies Kensington, 7 Gypsies Provence Making Memories Varnished Postmark; Scenic Route Chipboard Circles Save the Date; Prima Paper Flowers, Making Memories Passport Canvas brads, American Crafts Glitter Chipboard Thickers LAX in Powder, USPS cancelled stamps (from kit), thread

This layout is using the same September Sweet Pea Scraps kit, but this time I used Sketch #63 from Sketch This. Okay, seriously? Have you stopped over there?! I'm in constant awe at the creative minds over there. Check them out!

These last few layouts were created using gorgeous kits by Noel Mignon. The first one is made using the Memory Lane kit. (I added some Jenni Bowlin Red Tab stickers and Kindergarten RubOn Letters .) If you would like to read a tutorial on how to create the dimensional flower accents, head on over to the Tips & Techniques blog.

Check it out! Grab some Scenic Route Chipboard Stars , a few scraps of blue paper, and some white buttons, . . . now add them to the Passionate Kit and you are ready to scrap your patriotic photos! Gotta love a kit that does double-duty like that!

Tomorrow is the first day of school for my kidlets. I'm so nervous for them!!! (completely new school, new friends, new teacher, new EVERYTHING!) But I know deep down inside they are going to do great! Keep your fingers crossed that their mom doesn't lose it. *blush, blush* I'll be back soon to let you know how it went!


  1. Im glad 2/4 parties went well. I love the LO's they are just so stinkin cute!!

  2. once a year you go all out with party time...and then it is rest till next year!!! Love your photos and your layouts.

  3. Oh my gosh...I had that same thing happen (memory card) recently and I know how heartbreaking that is...but at least he has the great memories in his heart that you helped create with all your planning. You're a great mom!

  4. Glad the party went well Jana and a bummer about the memory card. I did that before but thank goodness the event wasn't totally over with before I noticed.

    Beautiful layout girl! You constantly inspire me:)


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