22 August 2011

Scrapping Animal Kingdom

Yay for gorillas!! I've been busy scrapping our Disney honeymoon from two years ago... figured I best get all the pictures scrapped before we go to Disney again at the end of this month (and we won't even talk about the fact that I haven't even printed the photos from last year's trip yet)!! hehe... we do love our Disney World!

Anyhoo, for those of you who have been there, you'll already know that these photos were taken at Animal Kingdom- land of the animals :) The gorillas can be found along one of the various walking trails around the Kingdom.
Since I've started scrapping a bit more, I've found some new blogs for inspiration... one such blog is shimelle.com <-- love her work! So the sketch for this LO is courtesy of {her blog post here}.

19 August 2011

FWF scrapbook

Happy Friends with Flair Friday!! It's been busy around here, haven't had much mojo goin on, but finally started on a scrapbook I've been meaning to make... I'll tell you more about it at a later date once it's filled out more!! ;)

For this CAS page I used three different Unity KOMs... the date banner is from last month's "Better Together", the journaling block is from this month's "What I Know", and the apple is from last July's "Happily Ever After". I do so love my Kit of the Month club membership!!! :D The paper is mostly from my stash- using up scraps! The twine is The Twinery, buttons are PTI's Harvest Gold, inks are Memento, and the gems are Recollections.

Hope ya'll have a fabulous weekend- I may pop on here to share a bit too :)

18 August 2011

patriotic wreath


Hey ya'll! Sorry I've been a bit absent- it's been busy around here!! I realized that I never showed you the wreath I made for Memorial Day/Fourth of July! I really like how it turned out :) I'll likely be making more of these!! It's actually still up on our back door- but since we're an Army family, patriotic is always the "in" decor theme ;)

I also have a tutorial that I'll post soon to go with this! The banner might look a little familiar... that's because I'd shared it earlier in {this post} hehe. Happy Thursday, ya'll!! :D

10 August 2011

My Garden Journal {part 1}


I'm back!! Finally- I know, hehe. Sorry, last week was taken up with Master's Thesis work and this week I've been preparing for my high school friend to come visit- yays!!

Well here is the beginning of a 6x6 mini-album that will be entitled "My Garden Journal." This is the first time since DH and I got married that we were able to have a garden!! Our last Army post was in the frozen tundra and so growing seasons were quite short... not to mention that all we had was a tiny {potentially structurally unsound} balcony for most of our summers there. Anyhoo, now we're in the deep south and I'm thoroughly enjoying the heat and the long long growing season!

These pages are from when I first planted everything back in mid-May. By now, we've already had two cucumber harvests, watched our first strawberry batches be eaten by {presumably} slugs, and battled nitrogen issues with our tomatoes. It's been a trial and error process, but a totally worthwhile one :)


Oh! and I earned my nature merit badge over at CK Summer Camp 2011, hehe. This LO was for their challenge to create a LO with woodgrain or nature accents- I think all the veggies count as "nature accents!" The paper is Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety- love it! You'll see more of it as I finish up the album over the next week or two... or at least add to the album- I won't finish the album until we've harvested our last batch of veggies :D