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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Last Call

I have been on a roll trying to finish our daughter's 5th grade album and I'm happy to report I am down to the final two 2-page LOs.  This has indeed been a task trying to get this done by a self imposed deadline; I meant to share this LO yesterday but as life would have it; I never got around to posting.   So today's LO is of our daughter receiving her culmination certificate and  the principal's award as part of the last call  of their culmination ceremony.  We are so proud of the person she's growing up to be; we've just got to keep her covered in prayer.  The paper is from one of the DCWV stacks and the title was cut with the SLICE.  The embellishments are from a Jolees sticker pack, another simple LO done with a sketch from the Anytime, Anywhere Scrapbooking Experience Challenge.  The challenge is being hosted by Tiare over at iclassygirl and the completion of this sketch brings me current with this challenge!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Last Days

Hello Monday, today's LO uses random pictures taken of our daughter her last two weeks of elementary school.  The original idea was to document the last 10 days by photographing her as she left each morning but it just didin't work out that way.  The sketch is another one in the Anytime, Anywhere Scrapbooking Experience challenge being hosted by Tiare over at iClassygirl. The pattern paper is from the DCVW grade school stack and the title was cut with the cricut (can't remember the cartridge) and other misc. embellishements.  I'm always trying to use my scraps and my stash only purchasing whats necessary!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Farewell Dear Brother

Today I'm sharing another LO using one of the sketches in the Anytime, Anywhere Scrapbooking Experience. It is sketch number 18 for 2012 as shared by Tiare over at iClassygirl. The LO uses pictures of my dad along with his brothers singing at their oldest brother's homegoing service. It was a moving tribute to my uncle Willis whom we all fondly called "Blue." The title was cut from two different cricut cartridges and one of the SLICE cards. I used the Create-a-Critter cartridge for the first time.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my dad, husband and father-in-law; I doubt either of them will be visiting my blog today. Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my daughter to send to my dad, I hope he received it in time as I'm not planning to visit him today. I'm just too tired and need to rest. Anyway I hope all father's have a blessed day. I used the cricut father's day cart for the sentiment and I think the truck came from the heritage cart, it is a diecut that I received in a swap sometime ago.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Daddy's Scholar

Today I'm sharing a LO using pictures taken earlier this week at our daughter's awards ceremony. We were so proud as she received awards for academic excellence, perfect attendance and being a morning announcer. Yesterday, they had their culmination and it was a real moving ceremony. The children and teachers shared some really nice tributes that had almost everyone in tears. The inspiration sketch for this LO was #324 posted over at Sketch Inspiration.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Middle School

I am starting to feel a bit anxious as we have a full week of activities planned. This is the last week of school for our daughter and on Friday she'll have her culmination program for elementary school. This is a bittersweet time for me as these milestones are coming on way too fast. Today I am sharing a LO using pictures taken of our daughter when she went to shadow another student at the school we eventually chose for her to attend next year. We are gearing up for her culmination this Friday her last day of elemntary school and a jam packed summer. Where has the time gone, I can remember bringing her home from the hospital just like it was yesterday!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sunday of Hope

Today I'm sharing a LO that was inspired by a sketch posted on Colorful Creations during a recent anniversary sketch a day challenge. Although I wasn't able to complete the challenge I like this particular sketch idea. The picture that I used was taken March 2011, I don't scrap in chronological order so you'll see a mix of old and current pictures. It is a picture of some of my husband's fraternity brothers after a Sunday of Hope celebration at a local church supporting St. Jude Children's Hospital. My husband wasn't able to attend as he was still recuperating. I used several different cricut cartridges for the title, vine and hexagons. Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Using Vinyl w/the Cricut

Today I'm sharing a vinyl project that I finished a few days ago. The girl scouts are going to Washington, DC this weekend as part of their 100th anniversary so my daughter wanted a water bottle to take along with her. Funny how she wanted it for her trip this weekend but she has been carrying it to school for the past few days. I had a hard time photographing it but I did want to share it since she's so proud of it. It has her name on it (of course) and two butterflies and a ladybug(her pet peeve name from her father). I used the pooh font cartridge for her name, doodlecharms for the ladybug and wall decor and more for the butterflies.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy Monday

Today I'm sharing a picture of my youngest sister and I at an event we attended Saturday night. It was a fun filled evening hosted by the Kappas from the Hampton, Newport News alumni chapter. We enjoyed good food and fellowship; we spent most of the night at the blackjack table.