2014 Layouts–Pt 1
I’ve not been doing nearly as much scrapbooking as in years past. The kids are busy, which means I’m busy, and that usually translates to me being just plain tired at the end of the day. Since I’ve been slacking on the blog posts for so long now, I thought I would just post the layouts I’ve gotten done this year. It will be a fairly quick way to catch up on the sorts of things we’ve been up to.
journaling: It was a beautiful evening to go see the holiday lights at the zoo’s Electric Safari. It was clear and cold at our house, but when we got to the zoo it was snowing. Big fat, wet flakes made it more cold and the walkways slippery. It also made everything a bit more magical giving everything a blanket of white and the lights some extra glow. We had to stop and warm our bodies at most all of the fire pits they had placed around the zoo. December 21, 2013
credits: at scrapbookgraphics.com: by Jenn Maddocks: Snow On Cedars, Splatter Me Alpha, Bokeh Grunge Masks, Blended Template 10 by Rosey Posey, AJC2014 January 14 Collection - Splatter Graffiti Winter Dream and Alice's Winter Wonderland by Tangie Baxter; font: Baby Boston
journaling: It’s a new day! the sun is shining and it’s another chance to start fresh. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself. Mind Over Matter.
credits: Studio Collective Mind Over Matter at scrapbookgraphics.com; Template: Text Paths 1 by Wendyzine
font: AJC Bread and Butter
and a ‘real world’ version of the above digital page that I made using my Silhouette Cameo
credits: at scrapbookgraphics.com: Studio Mix 62 - Sweet Valentine by The Studio Girls; portrait by Rosanne Miske Photography; font: AJF Violet by Tangie Baxter (from Impressions of Spring Studio Collective)
journaling: It was one of those calls moms don’t want - Brenna is hurt and I think she needs to go to the emergency room. Once I got there and looked at her arm I agreed. I could tell it was broken from the way it was bent. They took us right back when we got to the ER. Once the ordeal of having it set was over Brenna’s positive attitude came back. We watched the Bronco’s playoff game on the TV until the doctor let us go. The next morning we went to see the pediatric orthopedist and he put a cast right over the temporary one they gave her day before. It is purple and has glitters. It’s all this precious girl needed to give her a big smile. Broken arms aren’t much fun, and I’m very proud of how Brenna has handled the whole situation.
credits: by Captivated Visions at scrapbookgraphics.com: Artified; Cotton Candy, Walk Away Kit, Mish Mash: Alpha Stash 05
journaling: This year’s game is called Aerial Assist, and it is all about working with your alliance team members to pass the ball from one end of the field to a goal at the other. Points are scored for goals, tossing over the truss and catching. It’s a very different sort of game. Our robot design is very different from others that we have seen. The kids of course wanted a robot that could “do it all” and if we get it tweaked right it will be able to. It’s been a quick 4 weeks, but things have gone pretty smoothly & the robot is together and testing well so far. Wiring & programming are the biggest jobs left to go, and we hope to have actual driving and full out testing in these last 2 weeks of build season.
credits: at The-LilyPad.com: Project Grids by Amy Martin; Bold Geometrics, Stringbats 7 Arrows, Big Rumpled Alpha by Kim Jensen; i Robot by Kate Hadfield and Kaye Winiecki; Robot Love by Lauren Grier at scrapfasticdesigns.com; paint stroke brush by Michelle Coleman
journaling: It started with sore throats from colds and Josh winning the ‘guess the number of bracelets’ game for robotics club. Hot lemon tea to sooth the achy throats and a non-chocolate dessert as the prize for Josh. I saw a recipe for lemon blueberry cake in my Facebook feed and suggested it to Josh. He, and everyone else, really liked it. I had a couple of lemons left after making the cake and another recipe for lemon bread appeared in my feed, so I made that with blueberries thrown in and lemon bars too. The combination of lemon and blueberry is just the right balance of tart and sweet and reminds us of sunny, warmer days.
credits: at The-LilyPad.com: Detox by Lynn-Marie and Michelle Godin, The Outer Rim by Michelle Godin; Facebook Freebie by Crystal Livesay, Fresh Fruit by Pamela Donnis(retired)
font: CK Neat Print
journaling: Sarah was so excited to audition for, and get, the part of the tortoise in the second grade musical. She talked about the audition for several weeks before it happened. Once she got the part she studied it and practiced saying her lines and singing the solo. On performance day she did a great job at the dress rehearsal and the evening show for all of the parents. Great finish, Sarah!
credits: at The-Lilypad.com: by Kim Jensen- Bloomin' Rolled, Painted Paper Alpha, and Frame-o-mania 2, by Little Butterfly Wings- My Kind of Day Papers and Elements, by Sahlin Studio- Pure Happiness Elements, by Valori Wibbens- Well Hello papers; The Dreamer Template by Little Green Frog Designs at scraporchard; font: TXT Altius, Custom font by Darcy Baldwin
credits: by Michelle Godin at The-LilyPad.com- Tough Luck, Tough Luck Brushes and Bits, Tough Luck Alphas, Just Inky: Citrus; Scrap Your Stash Template 1 by Digital Design Essentials
font: TXT Scribbletti, TXT Tough Love