Monday, May 30, 2011

sketch support - card sketch #8

As soon as I saw Allison Davis' at sketch support new sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!

My sweet baby O, at about 5 months old.

Yes, it's a card sketch...but it's just a starting point!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Two Scrapbook Friends forum challenge - May sketch

This sketch challenge was set by Dee.  She picked a great one by Becky Fleck at Pagemaps.  I used this picture of Laura and I from when she was just 5 days old.  I figured it was fitting as she will be six on Tues. *sob*

My take.
The sketch.

Two Scrapbook Friends forum challenge!

I really liked the April sketch challenge, it just took me awhile to finally get to it!

My take.  The photo is not the best, due to taking it with the iPad.  Have to find my cord for the camera!

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Laura's 6th birthday party!

Was so busy that I didn't even have time to take pictures!  I'm hoping that the few that Shelby was able to take she will share with me!

We had 11 kids, including Océane and Laura at Two Scrapbook Friends in Waterloo.  They all made these adorable tabbed journals.  They cut out the papers to cover the board pages and then got to decorate the pages with buttons, stickers and ribbons.  Then they added their pictures and finally it was time to show them off!  They all did a great job!  Well, maybe with the exception of O, who decided the toys were more interesting!

Many thanks to Shelby and Jessica for staying and helping out!  Also thanks to Carolyn and Joanne for letting Laura have the, "best birthday party, ever!" at the store!

this is the journal that they altered to make their master pieces!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

sketch support - one page #9

I love Allison Davis' sketches!  When I saw this sketch, I thought of these pictures from 4 years ago.  I can't believe it's been four years!

My take.      

The sketch.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another one.

I saw this sketch at the Creative Scrappers blog and had an idea.

My take:

I'm a blingaphobe, so that swirly flower thing didn't make the cut!

The sketch:

Haven't played at Sketchy Thursdays in a bit.

I had the time tonight and I liked the sketch, so I gave it a go!

My take:

I'm still thinking of adding glossy accents to the chalked flowers....thoughts?

The sketch:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Camping - Darcy style

It's the May long weekend and Dan has taken the girls camping. The big girls, that is.
Aubie and I go out once a day so far we've eaten supper there the last two nights. Tomorrow, however, the girls want me to go in the morning so I can take them their swimsuits, life jackets and towels! Dan said the water was really cold, but they played in for a really long time!!
They are having a lot of fun!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The dance recital costumes are here!

We stopped by the studio tonight to pick up Laura and Océane's costumes for their recital in June. Of course we had to try them on. This is without the hair ties/elastics that match the outfits.

Miss Laura in her costume for her jazz number.
Miss O in her oh so cute costume for her ballet routine!

Laura's first Sparks camp!

Laura got to spend Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning with 14 of her spark friends at her first spark camp!  She really enjoyed it, and is looking forward to doing it again next year!  It rained the entire time, but they had a lot of activities to keep the girls entertained.  She was exhausted Sunday when Dan picked her up.

I had to work all weekend so I didn't even get to see the camp she was at.  Dan did send me this picture of her with her gear though.  Tell me she didn't look excited!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Any advice?

Océane has been pretty sick since Monday night. Dan stayed home with her yesterday and tried to get her an appointment with our family doctor. They were closed until 2pm and when he finally spoke to someone there he could only get 9:10 this morning.
We decided she couldn't wait that long and he took her to the hospital last night. She has an ear infection, strep throat and chest congestion. She also won't take medicine. Every time we try she throws up. We've been keeping her fever down with, well, you know. Her antibiotics con't go that route.
Any advice? I put the dose in some chocolate milk but it's not going down either!
The nurse at the hospital said she could get the Tylenol down and she, too, was rewarded for her efforts!

Look at how swollen my girl is. Poor thing!!

I tried the chewable Tylenol this morning and those came up as well.

Monday, May 2, 2011

my stuff from this weekend.

I had a great time.  Minus the walk on the beach.  Don't get me wrong, it was lovely.  However, it's dangerous down there!  I wiped out on some driftwood and have the nasty bruise to prove it!  There was a really neat teepee structure that someone has put some time into.

I got 11 single pages done, one double page layout and worked on my mom's Christmas present for this year a bit!  All in all a really wonderful weekend.

This was a page kit, I won at the Two Scrapbook Friends CHA crop.  I had to mix it up a bit, but I love this picture of Aubrielle on this paper!  Even in black and white, her blue eyes pop!

This is the layout that took the most time.  I stitched it all together and then just added the picture and tag and that was it.  I love this one so much!  It's based on a MSW sketch and also a layout that Shelby was working on at the time.

Some really old pictures that I have had for awhile and had this paper in mind when I bought it a while back.  Based on one side of an Allison Davis sketch.

I'm pretty sure this is based on a sketch too, since I was a sketchaholic this weekend, I just can't remember who!

March sketch club.  Courtesy of Two Scrapbook Friends, using an Allison Davis sketch.

Based on a pagemaps sketch.

Absolutely adore this My Mind's Eye line, I used it a lot this weekend.  Based on an Ann Jobes sketch for a forum challenge at Two Scrapbook Friends.

My silly sleeper girl.  Based on a sketchy Thursdays sketch.

Quick and cute.

More MME!!!  LOVE this line!

Feb. sketch club from TSF.  I broke it up, did one page valentines as the kit hinted to.

The other side of the kit, I scrapped Laura and Duane's first Christmas together.  If that isn't love, I don't know what is!

Thanks for looking, I know there is a lot there!!