Friday, July 2, 2010

Lots to share........

Soooooooooooooooooo much going on right now and sooooooooo little time- ecspecially with little rug rats home and trying to keep them busy so they don't fight!  We have gone swimming the last 2 days which has been alot of fun for all of us - but i've fallen behind on all the things that NEED to be done.  I havn't started packing yet- is that crazy??  I think i'm nervous - doesn't seem real yet - i told Dean i would start when we get home from camping this weekend.  We have until July 27th to be out.  Meanwhile i have been going crazy with decorating ideas.  My main inspiration has been Jennifer Johner's house - she doesn't even know, but i've been stalking her blog for weeks and the post that went up on Apartment Therapy with pictures i have had permanantly saved to my hard drive.  I LOVE the colors and decor she has in her home.  So in the next month i'm going to be posting pictures and needing advice from you ladies!  My first will be an UGLY green chair i we found in an old shop to an investment property - to recover or not to recover - that is the question.  I'm going to take pics of it this weekend and post.  My cute SIL Stephanie has an eye for this old vintage style that i'm falling for and is a big help!

Onto some scappiness - I was so excited when the mail man brought this to my front door the other day!!  I don't think i can post my layouts yet - but i will share the front cover because that layout on the very top left of the cover - is MINE.  So cool. This is an Idea book that the fabulous Shimelle Laine did.  I have 2 inside and i think i can share them next month.  I think the only place you can get this in the states is Barnes and Noble.  
this picture is from her blog.
And here is a layout i did last week with Lily Bee's Hello Sunshine line.........went so well with these pictures from our Anniversary trip last year. 
The color is a little off - that background really is white - not sure why it doesn't look that way.  I also used my Silhouette to cut out that fun seaweed.
Had some fun with my sewing machine on the sun and the seaweed too - i love that thing. 

Also - Lily Bee is having a contest for a Guest Designer spot in September - if your interested - head on over to the blog for the details - there are also some sneaks from one of the new lines coming out next month at CHA.

Speaking of CHA - i went and picked up a box from Fancy Pants yesterday that had paper from ALL 4 new lines - you guys are not going to be disappointed AT ALL - to be honest - my favorite to date - all 4 of them are fabulous - I havn't worked with them yet so i can't pick a fave -but i love them.  Also go check out thier new website - they have revamped it and it looks great!

Okay - sorry for the overload of information!!  **Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!!



Kathy Martin said...

Oh WOW! What an AMAZING page! LOVE that sunshine! :)

Keshka said...

Love the sunrays on the page!!

Becky said...

Holy cow woman!!!
Moving, new puppy and back to school?
That is a huge 360, but sounds like a FAB plan!!! Going to be a little harder to find some time to hang with you, will have to make something work somehow!


Staci said...

hey girl!! congrats on your pub, can't wait to see it! and holy wow, that LO is GORGEOUS!!! good luck with the move!