Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our little Jawa...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A month full of birthdays and fall fun...

I think October is probably one of the busiest months of the year for us.  Not only do we have 3 birthdays but we also have to cram in the last of the season canning, garden clean-up, and all of the fall festivities we can manage.  I love October.  I love single thing about it. Gabe is at such a fun age right now because he looks forward to our traditions as much as I do. 

Here are some of my favorite photos from the month so far. The first is a picture of my brother waiting to give Karisa flowers for homecoming.  She was voted Homecoming princess for her Freshman class.

Karisa and her mom.

Look at this amazing picture.  Henry was feeding Ruby ice cream at Gabe's birthday party. Aww, twin love.

Our big 8 year old with his ice cream cake.  His special request this year. 

This picture of Gabe was taken at Drapers in the apple orchard with my cell phone camera.  Can you believe I forgot my memory card in my big camera?  Man, I can be such a blonde sometimes.  Thank goodness they turned out pretty well.

Yesterday we went to the Pumpkin Patch in Terrebonne.  The theme of the corn maize was Star Wars this year which is right up Gabe's alley.  His cousin Karl got him hooked on Star Wars and the maize was awesome.  You go through the space ship to get to the maize entrance.

Umm, Dave may be a good navigator in the woods but he doesn't follow maps well. Ha-ha.

Look who we found in the maize!!

Dave was pretty happy that Gabe made it to the top of the climbing wall to pose with the Oregon Ducks flag.  Poor little Gabe is a Beavers fan and wasn't too happy that he had to climb the Ducks side of the wall!

Shooting the pumpking cannon...

Finding the perfect pumpkin and no wheel barrows to be found anywhere...

Thanks for letting me share and I hope you are enjoying fall as much as I am!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hayrides and Halloween Kit

The October Citrus Tree Studio kit is up!  "Hayrides and Halloween" features American Crafts Nightfall collection and is packed full of fall goodness!  Here are my reveal projects with the kit:

Check out this fun little mini album.  It is included in the kit!!

...and one final layout, for now. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pick up one of these kits today. It's perfect for all of the fall and Halloween photos you'll take this season!  You can find the full kit contents here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Redwood State Park

As part of our trip "down shore" (as my Philly friend called it), we also hiked through Jedediah Smith National Park to see the redwoods.  Wow, those trees sure know how to make a person feel small and insignificant.  Here are some of my favorite photos from our hike:

I loved that you could just drive through those massive trees.  Many of the pull-outs had hiking trails leading off of them which we explored of course.  So, so cool.

Check out this double mushroom...only one stem!!

And mantra for the weekend. 
Find your path...

I had a great weekend, thanks Kathy for helping me find my path!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hello Ocean...I've missed you!

It's been a few months but I'm back at the beach with my friend Kathy.  This time we are at the lower Oregon coast though spending time exploring the coastline between Bandon and Brookings.  Tomorrow we plan to dip down into California to check out the Redwoods.  I've never been there so I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

Just a picture of some of the rocks below the condo we are staying in.  We hiked down the hill and explored the beach caves and tide pools.  Such a great morning!

This was the coolest sea cave.  It actually goes all the way through but it made for a fantastic shot of Kathy way off in the background playing in the tide pools, cool huh?!

Did I mention how much I love pelicans?  Look at these cuties that I captured by the Coquille River lighthouse.  They were just hanging out on the rocks!

The Coquille River Light house.  A small but very beautiful light house!

The Natural Bridge. You can actually hike across it but who would actually do something that stupid? Me. If I had better shoes on. Ha-ha.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sneak Peek

Are you ready for a little sneak peek of the October kit from Citrus Tree Studio?  If you love fall and're gonna love this one!

The kit features American Crafts "Nightfall" patterned papers and it has some really fun add-on products!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Projects for The Scrapbook Manor

I have recently started doing some design work for Karen at The Scrapbook Manor and Shoppe in Walworth, WI. She was kind enough to send me the entire Blissful and Glowing collections to work with. Can you say...amazing?! Both of these lines are gorgeous and so much fun to create with!
Here is my first layout using the Blissful Collection. It's a picture of our cutie nephew Kyle in his little rubber boots. He loves his boots!

The next three projects are created using the Glowing fun for Halloween. Both of these lines have mini alphas and coordinating die cut elements perfect for creating entire layouts in a snap!

If you get a chance, please check out Karen's website and she's on Facebook too!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

More GCD Studios projects

Now that Heidi has shared my projects on the GCD Studios blog, I feel comfortable posting them here as well. This first project is a frame that I created using a simple wooden frame from Michaels. I painted the entire frame with chalkboard paint and then layered the patterned paper and embellishments over the top. I love how it turned out and eventally plan to let Gabe write on it with chalk. I just couldn't do it before I took the picture though...ha-ha.

Here is a close-up of the embellishments I used. I covered plain chipboard elements with the GCD Studios paper from the kit and added some twine and a banner title, fun huh?!

Another fun card...

and two layouts...

Thanks again GCD Studios for letting me design with your wonderful September kit!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Guest Designer at GCD Studios

I am very excited to share with you my first projects using the September Kit of the Month over at GCD Studios! I feel honored to be chosen as one of their Guest Designers!!

I'll share more of my projects as they are posted on their blog. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just some fun new layouts...

Back in August I went on an amazing weekend trip to The Scrapbook Manor with a group of my friends from CTS. As you can see, we actually got some scrapping done!

Karen at the Manor had several of the new Authentique paper lines in her store and I fell in love with all of it! Wow, it's gorgeous stuff...
Soon I will be able to share with you my September projects for GCD Studios. I was chosen as a guest designer and I'm soooo excited!!
Thanks for stopping by!!