Monday, June 1, 2009

Hello June!!

Yay, June! I love June :) It's my birthday month (the big 3-0)! And I'm going to see Bon Jovi (so we'll have to put off the birthday bash)! Aaah, life is good!

Today was the Design Team reveal at Treasured Scrapbooking (my first). I'm so pleased with the layout and sketch that I completed. And the other DT members totally rocked their kits too! I'm really loving being part of the team and am totally inspired by all the talent on the site! Head on over and check out the fun challenges!! Here's my layout and sketch:

I also issued a challenge to complete a layout with no picture. I had wanted to scrap about how every night when I put Bridget to bed I hear Kevin singing to the boys through the wall. Of course, I had no picture so I put some of their favourite songs on to journal spots, stitched some arrows and added a vertical title to represent the wall.

The cyber crop also continues all week over at Scrap That! You have until June 7th to upload your challenges so head on over and check them out! I have completed 2 and hope to do more this week. I finished a layout for the sketch challenge that I issued and Sarah's scavenger hunt challenge. Here is my sketch and corresponding layout:

And, here's my scavenger hunt LO. Each part of this layout was an item that was part of the scavenger hunt, thus the odd mixture of product. I thought the layout was going to turn out horribly, but I actually kind of like it :) Thanks for the fun challenge, Sarah!

Ok, one more layout. I did this for the last sketch challenge over at Paws. Sadly, Janique is saying goodbye to Paws. She is doing this in the best interest of her young and very busy family. I want to thank her for 3 fabulous years...I have enjoyed being part of the Paws community. I 'learned' how to scrap at Paws and I made some fabulous friends! I wish you all the best, Janique...don't be a stranger!

This actually ended up looking nothing like my sketch, haha, so I won't bother adding it.

The kids are doing great. Bridget is still very close to walking but still won't quite let go. Riley is playing soccer again this summer. He's having a lot of fun! Poor Kieran isn't old enough to play yet even though he's just as able, if not more so. Kieran is such a jock :) Riley has fun, but he's still in his own little world most of the time. It's still super cute to watch. I can't think of any funny stories right now...hmm...I'm sure they're are some. I guess they're just being their normal crazy selves everyday :) Still cute as ever!

I guess Riley is into science experiments now. Everyday we watch Sid the Science kid on PBS so now he likes to do science experiments and write in a science journal. Last Friday my niece and nephew were over to play for the day so we did baking soda and vingegar volcanoes. I passed it around so they all got a turn and then I made them little booklets to draw pictures in. They had a blast. Now to come up with more experiments. Any suggestions?

Phew, ok, after playing with this blog for over an hour, it's almost bedtime! What do you think of the new look? :)


TraceyT said...

You have been on BUSY scrapper. Your pages are just adorable. Love the one without photos. What a wonderful memory to document.

Terri said...

Amanda - you ROCKED your first month on the TS DT!! FAB creations, girl!! LOVE them all & your sketch too!!

There's a really cool book (geared toward young kids) that my grandson had full of science experiments. Let me see if my daughter remembers the title & I'll get back to you later, okay?

Cin Cin said...

WOW! Now I know why I haven't heard from you!! You have been BUSY BUSY BUSY!! Can't wait for our scrappy date this weekend! LOVE your LOs congrats on your new DT (AGAIN!!) Love the new look of the blog, that pic of R is too cute!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous layouts! Hey, June is my b-day month too...the 10th! What's yours? (except I'll be 38...eeek! getting old!)


Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Your LO's are gorgeous! I also like the new blog look. Sweet Cherries!

Karen said...

You are one busy girl Amanda. I love your work and the lovely layouts you've posted! You are gonna see Bon Jovi! Well how cool is that? Happy Birthday month to you!

Jenn Di Paolo said...

LOVE the new and improved blog...looks great. Fantastic, how do you do it all?!?! You're like Super Woman.

Shirley said...

Lots of fun stuff and great job on the TS reveal! That's a very fun challenge you posted too!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Love your layouts!!! Glad to get to work with you!!!

Eva said...

Ohhh...Amanda, these are all so gorgeous!!! Congrats on making it on the DT!!! Love your work, girlie!

Mara... said...

I loooooove the new blog, Amanada!! And your layouts are wonderful, I especially love that first one. Great job!