Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
And her cute birthday sticker labels:
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I chose JMW as the winning recipient of some monogrammed stationery in the new "margarita" stripe. I asked, "What does summer mean to you?" and here is what JMW had to say:
To me, summer means hot, lazy days by the pool, crickets singing in the nighttime air, tall glasses of lemonade, linen and cotton clothes, running barefoot in the grass and fireworks on the 4th of July.
I LOVED that answer! I couldn't define summer any better myself! Congrats, JMW! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Now, I'm off to paint my family room... stay cool...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
We sure had some snazzy, hip dresses! And our hair, wow. Those were the days. the days of bad dressing! We look so much better now!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Last summer, we had a little experiment. The kids and I went on a walk and on our walk, we found some pretty caterpillars. Anna and Mac wanted to bring them home and put them in our bug catcher, and I agreed. We made them a nice little home of sticks, leaves and milkweed. The next day, 2 of the 3 had made a cocoon for themselves, and the day after, the 3rd had done the same. We watched and waited patiently for the butterflies to emerge. About 10 days later, the butterflies came out of their cocoons and we gently lifted them out of the bug catcher to fly away. One of the butterflies decided to stick around, and it loved Anna! She let it crawl all over her and she was so gently not to hurt it's delicate wings. Once the butterfly made its way up her arm to her face, she giggled and it flew off... and I got it all on film.
This layout was done using the new Making Memories "Giggle Kids" paper collection at Archivers. I used white paint around the edges of the photos because I was painting my ceiling at the same time I was working on this page. I killed 2 birds with 1 stone!
What does summer mean to you? Leave a thought or comment and there might be something in it for you! Have a good one!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
More felties... these were so easy to work on in the car on the ride down. I got a lot of them made! The birds and flowers will be up for sale on my website: http://www.paperdollstationery.com/ by this weekend.
More to share tomorrow, but for now, I'm headed off to bed!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
If Anna wasn't swimming in the ocean, she was searching for shells and sea creatures. She found a ton of sand dollars, 3 conch shells, a hermit crab and a starfish. Go Girl!Elan didn't like the ocean until the last day, naturally. He did love the sand though, and everyday he was an absolute mess of it!Our trip to Harbour Town. So much fun...In Harbour Town, Greg Russell was there singing. During the show, my niece, Lucy, had hearts in her eyes for Mac. She loves him so much!A morning bike ride to the Coligny Bakery for doughnuts, muffins, scones and really good, strong coffee.My entire family was down there with us, so we had our portraits done on the beach. This is my favorite one of the bunch that I took. This is my mom and all of my nieces: Kendall, Keeley, Anna and Lucy. Mom made all of their white eyelet dresses. They were precious!As you can see, we made lots of memories for another week of summer spent on Hilton Head Island, S.C. I have a lot of scrapping to do! Fist, I have to tackle my family room and get it painted, then... CRAFT time! Enjoy...
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Luna, you 'da bomb.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Mac was a good picker!
Elan was a good eater!
We picked almost 18 pounds of strawberries, so we'll be eating them for a while! Tonight, strawberry shortcake, tomorrow, yogurt + strawberries + granola for breakfast, tomorrow nights dessert, vanilla ice cream with strawberries on top... this is what summer is all about!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Anna playing in the back yard:
Elan climbing a tree to catch a few ants:
I am really excited to learn a few new things in the world of photography. Taking pictures has always been one of my favorite things to do, I truly consider it one of my "crafts." So, to think of my scrapbook pages with gorgeous, crystal clear photos makes me giddy... I took photography in high school and college, so hopefully I will remember something from back in the day! I'll be taking a free 2 hour class at Murphy's soon.
Stephen is home from his fishing trip and he had a wonderful time. Lots of stories, but no prize money... maybe next time! The kids and I missed him so much. When he walked in the door yesterday we were all fighting for hugs, kisses, show and tell time, and just outdoing ourselves for his attention! He always says the kids grow a foot every time he's gone (especially Elan!) and he's always ready to be back home. Love you, dear.
More exciting stuff tomorrow, so stay tuned!