Hey guys, I'm back again! Three days in a row- whoo I'm on a roll! Hopefully I can keep it up until we leave for Fernie. Just a friendly, gentle reminder, I will be away next week, soaking up the beauty of our wonderful province of Alberta, and some of BC. Eek! I'll be back in time for the Swap and Shop on Sunday (the 8th), and then the kids start school on Monday, the 9th. Their first week of school, the class is going to be split; half is meeting Monday and Wednesday, and the other half is meeting Tuesday and Thursday. The week after, they're all going to be together. All 30 of them. Phew. Large Pre- K class, right?! I was hoping it would be smaller. And, that's just the MORNING class. There's an afternoon class, too! I'd hate to see how many are in that class. (I imagine there's probably 30 in that one, too). Our routine is going to change once school starts, and since this is our first time ever in school, I'm not quite sure what to expect. So, please bear with me while we figure our lives out once my children return home!
Its been quite a while since I've done or shared my own personal work, and tonight, you're all in for a treat. I'm sharing two layouts I completed this afternoon because I wasn't in the mood for making cards. I really should- I've got a wedding card to make, and for some reason, I think there's another one that I need to make, but for the life of me I can't remember why. Its for personal reasons, it isn't business related. Hmm...I've been racking my brain all afternoon, but I'm still fuzzy on that little detail.
Both these layouts were completed as design team assignments for Simple Sketches. You can find Simple Sketches HERE, HERE, and HERE. The first sketch, on the left, was my personal design team assignment (known as Sketch #1). I used a mix of patterned paper scraps that I had, and I thought the pink poodle would work well to highlight the story behind my layout and the title. The girls are fond of pretending that string or ribbon or anything long and wispy they find is their 'poodle puppy'. Maren happened to have pink ribbon of mine, and she dubbed it (lovingly, of course), her 'pink poodle puppy', which is where the title comes from! The pink alphas have been in my stash for quite some time, but you'll find them at Walmart for about $5.00, I think.
The next layout, which you see on the right, I completed this afternoon. Its for the other team (Team B) on my design team, but we (Team A members) are welcome to play along, if we so choose to. ANd, the same is true for Team B members of Team A's sketches. Here, the girls sat out on the deck one afternoon, eating. I thought the journalling card would work well on this layout. So simple, and so sweet.
I did actually get another layout done today, but its my next DT assignment, and I can't share it until it goes live on the blog, which is September 7th. I'll be able to share it with you when I get back from Fernie. It was nice to change gears and do some creating for myself this afternoon. It was good for my soul. Don't get me wrong, I love creating for everyone else, but I like that I sometimes have time to keep my own scrapbooking (somewhat) up to date. LOL I say somewhat because I'm still scrapbooking pictures from this past April. Better late than never, right?!
Well, I have another tag order in the works, but I won't be able to start working on this one until after we come back from Fernie. In the meantime (in the next day, actually), I'd LOVE to make something else for ya'll! Shipping is free on all greeting cards, that's including my ready to ship cards, too! And yes, its free when you order a custom greeting card as well. Or, if you're a work at home mom, and want to start preparing for Christmas show and trade show season, get in touch with me, I'd love to make custom merchandise tags for you! The great thing is, they can be customized to exactly whatever your business is- wether you sell food, jewelry, hair accessories, clothing...the list goes on. The tags that I'll be working on when I return will somehow involve cupcakes. That's all I can share for now. I've already made some samples, and they both look good enough to eat. Seriously. And now...you'll just have to wait until I can share them with you.
Enjoy whats left of your Labor Day long weekend, and I'll catch up with you again tomorrow!