June 22, 2009

For Fathers

Happy belated Father's Day everyone! I've been creating some pages honoring the fathers in my life.

Here's a card for my step-dad (or PawPaw, as Eliza calls him):

My newest page celebrating Jake's awesome skills as a Daddy. This one is about his very first day as a daddy. I stayed in the hospital for three days after having Eliza and Jake stayed with us the whole time instead of going home. He had to sleep on a little bench by the window.

This is my absolute photo of my dad. He's so pensive. It 100% captures his personality.

Last but not least, a page for my grandpa (Poppy). That's little me in the photo, walking around in his boots. If there's anyone whose footsteps I would like to follow in my life, it's his.

June 19, 2009

Suddenly Last Summer

I'm really getting into the summer mood! I wish it wasn't so muggy here in KC, but it's nice that swimming weather is here. Eliza is even going out on the boat with her Papa Timmy tomorrow.

In celebration of summer, I thought I'd share some of my older (but new to you) summer pages.

I made the title by stamping the letter outlines with acrylic stamps, coloring in the centers of the letters with crayons, and adding Diamond Glaze to the top for an epoxy look. I thought it added a youthful feel.

Eliza was about 18 months in this picture. She was totally in love with the baseball. She wouldn't even look up from the game to eat cotton candy. This is surprising, as Jake and I don't watch sports at all. I'm guessing sports love sometimes skips a generation?

The alien is my favorite part. I made him from scratch. Tip: American Crafts Slick Writers work very well for outlining if you are going to use watercolors; they don't run.

In other news, this is what has been happening in my life lately.

This girl:

came to KC two weekends ago and I drove back to Denver to spend the week with her.

We got to eat at Tokyo Joe's, which I highly recommend.

We also got to see these guys:

We also saw these guys, but we were pretty bummed that they were the headliners.

As if all of that isn't awesome enough, Jake and I also got to go to this tonight:

The name was stupid, but the concert was as good as it gets as far as free shows go.

June 18, 2009

Upcycling + Getting Messy =

Sometimes you just have to break out the paint and splatter away. This layout was really fun to make; it uses tons of old and recycled products.

June 16, 2009

June Classes!!!

Sorry I've been a bad blogger. I put the camera charger in the wrong box during the move and we didn't find it until yesterday (sorry Jake). So now that we have the charger, I should be able to post pictures of our wonderful new life soon! I'll also be able to take pictures of projects to share with you! But, until then, here are some photos of my June classes at The Scrapbook Page.

My Mini-Madness class for this month, DINOmite! is coming up this Thursday, June 18th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Here are some sneaks:

The other class this month is Inspiration Vacation: Under the Sea. This one is Thursday, June 25th from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Call the page at 913-383-1552 for sign-ups! They'll ship kits if you don't live in the Kansas City area.