Monday, May 23

Scrappy Retreat!

I was starting to think I had lost my scrappy mojo for good.  Having the baby learn so many new things each day  makes for some awesome photo opps of cours, but it also means less time to document it all!  Gone are the days of her quietly snoozing in her swing next to my scrappy space.  It's been replaced by a toddler crawling around the house at lightning speed leaving a path of destruction in her wake!  HA!

This past weekend some of my scrappy friends and I got together for a weekend at the lake to do nothing but scrap in our PJs for four days straight.  It was such a blast!!!!  With the exception of the last 24 hours of the trip.  We were just east of Joplin, MO so the storm that passed over leaving a path of destruction in it's wake passed over us about an hour later.  Thank goodness there were no touchdowns AT the lake, but it did knock out cell service which scared our families back home quite a bit.  The next morning on my drive home I drove through a terrible rain/hail storm and watched a tornado drop less than 100 feet out of my passenger window and take out several structures throwing debri into the roadway.  I'm not entirely sure which was scarier, the tornado itself or driving down the highway at 115mph dodging debri.  Certainly NOT the highlight of my trip!!!!!

Now that I'm home and safe and sound with my hubby and babies (although more severe storms are forcasted for tonight...I really am regretting our move to tornado alley about now!), I am looking over my layouts looking for a few of my favorites to share.  I'll also share a few more shortly that are challenge layouts :)  Thanks for looking!


Ms. Allie finally learned to pull herself up to standing (she only waited until she was 14 months old!!!!) and then promptly started screaming bloody murder when she realized she didn't know how to get down.  LOL.  It took her another month to attempt it a second time!


This is one of my very favorite photos.  It's so hard to get my bigger two kiddos to sit still long enough to take a picture, much less acting like they like each other!  The patterned papers are all Kelly Panacci.  This set is so awesome because there are just so many coordinating papers...brown, pink and blue.  The strip of pink paper was run through my Fiskars crimper that is one of my very favorite tools.  The flowers are prima and the chipboard, buttons and misc embellies are all from my stash.


Here is the baby with my mother-in-law so I wanted to go with a REALLY girly layout.  The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye-Penny Lane.  The flowers are all prima.  The gems are by Recollections.  The title is from a Paper Studio sticker sheet called 'Grandma'.  


Not sure about the patterned papers.  I got them in a Halloween page kit from the now out of business Paper Poppy Kit Co, but can't remember the paper brand.  The butterfly is cut from the Hannah Montana cricut cartridge and the journaling is from my new favorite embossing label maker!!!

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