Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blech.

I feel awful. I had big plans for today, but my tummy isn't feeling up for any of it. :(

I was able to finish up this layout yesterday, it's amazing how busy the springtime is. You sit around all winter, scrapping away, and before you know it the time has come to clean every corner, throw open the windows, prepare the gardens, and get to planting the food for the year. With the addition of the writing assignments, I feel like I'm always forgetting to do something **ahem ahem Dream Valley DT card was late ahem ahem** I played with the last of my Echo Park Sweet Summertime (boooo...love this line!) and tried to keep it simple. The photo is one of my favorites from Patryk's first real trip to the beach. I say "real" because his first trip wasn't really much fun for him. He was only 5 months old and spent the day in the Baby Bjorn (it was only April, we like to visit the beaches when it ISN'T tourist season.) This was the first time he got down and explored the sand: eating it, squishing it, pushing trucks in it, and wearing it EVERYWHERE. I have so many great pics of him covered in the stuff (the next page in the works is actually full of pics from this day, I have a vision and must roll with it later today) but this one is one of the best. He was such an adorable baby :)

I misted the background paper and the grid paper with blue acrylic paint mist (yup, my own recipe again.) I cut the cloud strip and used a Fiskars border punch to add something special :)

I am entering this into the Craft Your Passion current challenge, to use dots. As you can see, there are dots on the title stickers (even the red ones, if you look close enough.) The red stickers are from Doodlebug, the "sun" is Thickers.

See what I mean? What a handsome little boy :)

Before I go, don't forget to check out the XOXO challenge blog and lift one of our gazillion DT creations. There's a sweet prize up for grabs, you have until the end of the month!

Did I forget to remind you to check out the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog? If you didn't know, there's a prize pack up for grabs you WON'T want to miss out on! CC's ENTIRE Fairyopolis collection, a prize pack valued at over 100 bucks, not to mention the fact they are going to be the newest kids on the block as of tomorrow, as that is when they are due to be released :) Please head over and check it out, you can't win if you don't play!

So that's that. Now I'm off to lay on the couch until lunchtime, in the hopes of being able to sit at this computer and write a few articles. Tonight, it's the craft room for me. I miss it so very much! I'm having crafty withdrawals!

12 comments:

Stacy H-W said...

Great layout!! That photo of Patryk is precious!! Sorry you are feeling puny. Big hugs.

Marlene said...

What a gorgeous layout!!!

I hope you feel better soon! My tummy was like that for a few days earlier this week. Ick.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the sunny colours :-) Hope you feel better soon. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Amber said...

This LO is fabulous and what a handsome little guy!! I love the sand still around his mouth..hehe! I have so many pics like this of my little ones! I don't understand what is so appetizing about sand, but they all seem to have enjoyed it at one time!! I've been browsing through your other projects and I love your style! I hope you are feeling better! I'll be back again!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet LO! Your little guy is such a cutie and your DP's are perfect for summer!

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous! How cute is he! Love the layout its absolutely stunnign and your colours are gorgeous xxx

Stacy H-W said...

Okay, now I'm gettign worried about you. Are you feeling any better?? HUGS!

Stacy H-W said...

Glad to hear that you are just busy and not super sick!! It had been so long since you posted and you mentioned on your last post that you felt bad. I just started to worry.
Sounds like your Easter was good except for the hubby having to work the whole time.
We had storms in Oklahoma and the Easter bunny actually brought the baskets inside the house!!! (not sure how he got in!!) Luckily we hunted eggs on Saturday so the kids weren't upset to not get to do that on Easter day.
Hugs!! Stacy

Stacy H-W said...

Glad to hear that you are just busy and not super sick!! It had been so long since you posted and you mentioned on your last post that you felt bad. I just started to worry.
Sounds like your Easter was good except for the hubby having to work the whole time.
We had storms in Oklahoma and the Easter bunny actually brought the baskets inside the house!!! (not sure how he got in!!) Luckily we hunted eggs on Saturday so the kids weren't upset to not get to do that on Easter day.
Hugs!! Stacy

Stacy H-W said...

Why did my post go up twice?!? weird! ha

xxxtglxxx said...

Great scrapbook layout Khristen, and the photos of your boys really made me smile.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a wonderful LO!

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