Monday, April 30, 2012

Echo Park “Create & Celebrate” Idea book…

I know a lot of you are big Echo Park fans…so I thought I’d let you know about the latest idea book just released last week!
There are a lot of different themes in this little book including Baby, Birthday, Fathers Day, Mother’s Day, and lots of sports.  There are layouts, cards, and other projects too.  And guess what?  It’s absolutely FREE!!  Just click on the image above to go to their site and download the pdf – absolutely free.
And below are some quick links to some of the many collections used in this idea book.  You can click on any image to see the elements contained in each kit.
Happy Monday - enjoy your free idea book!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

weekend snippets…

{I haven’t been good about recording any of our everyday/family stuff…so I’m going to try to be better.  You may be seeing some photos/posts about previous events as I attempt to record more family stuff from the first few months of this year.  If you’re only visiting for scrapbook related projects, feel free to skip over these posts – but know that THIS is why I scrapbook.  THIS is why I blog.  THIS is what is important to me.   My family.  Our time together.  Our memories.}

We had a pretty low-key weekend at our house, but still managed to get a few photos to record. 

We were up bright and early Saturday morning because Meagan ran the “Tutu 5K” with her friend:


And they were just as cute and smiley when they were done!


Seth and Zach got out the legos and spent the bulk of the evening making “sports” related creations because they wanted to enter a contest they read about in their Lego Jr. magazine.


I didn’t get a photo of Josh on Saturday because he spent much of the day in his room reading this:


Having 1:00 church definitely has it’s advantages.  Sleeping in.  No super early “before the block” meetings.  Plenty of time for breakfast…and even lunch.  And all four kids having time to create a collaborative piece of art:


And even time for Meagan to take silly pictures of Seth with my camera:


I love finding random pictures from the kids when I download pictures – sometimes they are my FAVES.  This is probably one of those times – how funny is that face?

We also went to Grandpa & Grandma’s to celebrate Blake’s 5th birthday…but I forgot my camera.  The cake was delicious and the company was even better.  When we got home, Zach and I snuggled up on the couch and watched a movieGrandma recommended:


I don’t take the time very often to just SIT and watch a movie at home…but it was awesome to just snuggle with my baby and watch this sweet movie.  I had not read the book and wasn’t familiar with the story until my mom told us about the play she went to yesterday in Orem.  It was a sweet little movie – but not as sweet as my little viewing companion – and a great way to wrap up a good weekend.


I sure loved reading your thoughts on “sassy!”  Thanks so much to everyone who took time to leave a comment on my blog.  I chose a random winner for a spot in Shannon’s Sassy Scrapping workshop


– and the lucky winner is…


 connie said...

First thing I think of is my granddaughters..they are so sassy! Love the veneer cameras and those flag pins.
username: conniemelancon


Congratulations, Connie!  Access to the workshop will be added to your Two Peas account soon!  :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

her first flower…

I created this layout to share on the Create:Blog this week.  It’s a layout all about the very first flower Meagan received from a boy!  (besides her daddy, of course)
My inspiration for the design of this layout came from a card I spotted in the April issue of CARDS magazine!  (By the way…did you know you can purchase the digital issues of CARDS magazine for only $6.95?!?)   I love taking inspiration from cards and translating them to layouts.  You can see the card that inspired me, as well as detail images and more info. by visiting the Create:Blog!
Thanks for stopping by – have a great day! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

summer scrapping…

We’ve officially started the “countdown to summer” at our house.  That means lots of long, lazy days, right?  No…not at our house.  It means popsicles, water fights, campfires, day trips, sno-cones, swimming, boating, night games, and anything else fun.  That also means lots and lots and lots of photo opportunities for me – yay!  To get ready for the influx of summer photos, I’m stocking up on some fun new summer paper lines – here are links to just a few of the new sets I’m adding to my collection! 

Bring on summer (after 26 more school days, of course)!!! :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Echo Park’s “Note to Self Blog Hop” winner…

Thank you so much for joining our team for last week’s blog hop!


I hope you had as much fun hopping through the ideas as I had reading through your comments!

The random winner of a kit of her choosing is…


Shara said...

I have about a bazillion notes, unfortunately they are all To Do Notes. I love this collection, the colors are amazing

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:37:00 AM

Shara, please e-mail me (wendysueanderson at hotmail dot com) with the kit of your choice (here’s a LINK to the available collections) and your shipping information and I’ll pass it along to the generous folks at Echo Park!

**Don’t forget to scroll down and leave a comment on yesterday’s blog post for a chance to win a spot in Shannon’s brand new workshop – Sassy Scrapping!!