Some of My Scrap Works

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Two Sunny Days in a Row after This Storm!!!

Wow! What a beautiful weekend! It's been a long time since we saw this much sun here! Was in PA for a few days - sunny and HOT there...drove into a wicked storm on the way home late Friday afternoon.Jackie and I were on the Verrazano Bridge , stuck in traffic and watched the two storms converge - scarily awesome! Here's a picture I took out the car window from the Belt Parkway by Sheepshead Bay and of the one storm merging with the other. Try as I might, I could not get any lightning photos. The rain came down in buckets and the lightning crackled from one side of the island to the other - north to south then south to north - very weird.
Took us forever to get home, but it started to clear up right at sunset. Red Sky at night, sailor's delight :)
and Saturday was just gorgeous! Worked on a few layouts too, will get them posted shortly. Wishing you a beautiful week.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crazy Days!

Holy crow - my last day of work was June 5th----I have been off for more than 2 weeks and have been running around like a crazy person IN THE RAIN because it has rained all but 2 days in June so far (actually, it is teeming as I type this). It's been a crazy two weeks - I will not bore you with the details, but a bunch of health related stuff with my daughters and grandkids which made this mom/grandma a wreck! Add to that the typical end of school festivities and goings on - Cub Scouts, Dance Recitals, Concerts, Teas, Baseball and Soccer, Graduations...etc. And being the good grandma I try to be, I get to every last event when I am not working, so I am driving from one end of Long Island to the other IN THE POURING RAIN trying to attend all these functions. Suffice to say that I have a TON of pictures and will be doing some scrapping when things calm down. I was able to get some ACBailey Design Team stuff done this afternoon, which I will be posting on the 1st.
Tommorrow is Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year...wouldn't it be nice if the sun stayed out until it actually was supposed to get dark??? One can only wish if you live in the Northeast.....
Until I can get some decent layouts on here, I will leave you with a photo of my grandson Colson getting a citation from out State Senator.
Colson was awarded "The Arrow of Light" in Cub Scouts - (which is like Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts). He was such a "little man" and so cool and confident, took his oaths and spoke without any nervousness - I was so proud of him - and I promised him I wouldn't cry and although my eyes welled up, I did really well till the very end, and then I felt this huge tear spill over and run down my face. Oh well, it wasn't the first time I shed a tear of pride and it won't be the last :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I just got tagged (by Emma) with this so I am passing it on. If your name is below, please follow the rules.

Here are the rules:
1. Make a list of what you want for your Birthday.
2. The list should be 10 items
3. Include the image of the award on your post
4. Give it to ten friends.

My birthday was in March, so I guess this could be printed out and saved ;)
Ten things that I would love for my Birthday:
1. A charm for my Pandora Bracelet
2. Lunch or dinner out with all 3 daughters at the same time
3. Tickets to the next Josh Groban concert (whenever that will be)
4. A Cleaning Lady once a month
5. A Major Scraproom Re-Organization
6. To finally get to a CKC
7. Monthly pedicures
8. A Really Good Haircut and Color
9. A Canon Digital Rebel Xti
10. A day trip to Montauk Point

who to tag next? Gail, Leah, Cheri, Rhonda, Hayley, Lynn, Erica, Kathy M, Tammy C, Karen H

Sunday, June 07, 2009

All Partied Out!!

What a great day yesterday - the rain stopped and the sun came out and it was glorious! Cara had Brennan's First Birthday Party (his real birthday was May 9th) and what a great party it was! Pirate and Ocean themed decorations - treasure chests and pirate's bootie and a bouncy castle. Wonderful food, good company - Brennan was such a cutie pie - too bad he'll only remember from the pictures - there were TONS of little kids - and half the moms there were pregnant - and fortunately a lot of Nurses, just in case. Layouts to follow, but check out this cake!! A very talented baker replicated a paper plate that had this design on it. It was good too - fresh strawberries in the filling.

Monday, June 01, 2009

ACBailey June Goodies Kit of the Month

I was so lucky to get to work with this month's beautiful kit - the flip sides of these papers are beautiful too - it was hard to decide which to use!! Keeping with the Red, White and Blue of Memorial Day I created this layout of my great niece Lexie. How perfect, that the photo I took of her on Memorial Day showed the star necklace she was wearing and my Jenni Bowlin bingo card said STAR! I traced a big star on the red and white polka dot paper and cut it out -placed that on the Bazzill cardstock, used the flip side of the paper I cut the star from to layer, ruffled a small piece of blue patterned paper, stapled that and then I slid the bingo card in, finished off with some flowers and journaled around the star using my all time Favorite White Signo Pen. I am starting to think that I am addicted to using Distress Crackle paint on all my chipboard alphas - a great way to always have the right color to go with the layout !