Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer so far

Happy Friday friends,

I certainly hope you will forgive me for how absent I've been around here lately.  It seems like this past year has only gotten busier, and busier.  I thought that things would slow down when Dance Competition and recital were finished.  I was wrong.  I have finally come to believe that this is just the way our life is going to look for the next season.  Summer looks a little different than I thought it would so far this summer, beginning with my heading back to work 5 days a week.  It's been about 10 years since I've done that, and let's just say I'm pooped.  My hats off to all you full time working moms out there, it is no joke spinning so many plates at once.  The girls, on the otherhand are having a wonderful summer thus far.  I'll be picking the youngest two up tonight from their grandparent's home out of town where they've been staying for the past week, as they attended an Art Camp hosted by the super sweet, and maga talented CD Muckosky.  And Isabelle has spent the week with her friend at the lake for the past 7 days.  It has been so quiet around here.  You'd think I would love the quiet, but it's honestly just a tad too quiet, especially these past 2 nights with Darwin out of town too.  No puppy shadow following me around, no fighting, and reminders to pick things up around the house...makes me truly thankful for the sometimes craziness that is my family.  I am blessed to be a wife and a mom, as tired as those roles and their duties make me at times, I couldn't be more happy to fulfill them.

On to my layout.
You may recognize these photos, as I've already scrapped one of them just recently.  Because I get so few photos of this particular child however, I am using every opportunity to scrap and re-scrap the few good ones I get.  That, and they matched the papers from the July Either Way Scraptastic Kit so well.
Had a lot of fun using my new sewing machine on this one.  There are so many lush patterned papers in this month's kit that I had to find a way to use as many of them as possible on one single layout.
With so many patterns, I needed the title to pop off the page, so I used some 3D adhesive to make it happen.

The Scraptastic stamps are always so fabulous, and reliable, no practice stamping necessary, they always work the first time around.

There you have it, a little personal update on my life, and something fun to set you on your way for the upcoming weekend.  Have a great one friends!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun they are going to a camp with CD!!!! I bet that will be amazing!! I am loving your lo!! LOVING the angles and the fun photos!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sounds like things are going well, despite the whole having to work least with a few days of quiet you can relax and rest up for some more crazy. I love this layout and the angle of it, and love all the stitching!

Unknown said...

love these colors, really makes the photos pop! I am the same as you, I love he quiet for about a day and then I miss having tasks to keep me busy, I hope the work doesn't make things too chaotic for you !

MichelleMc said...

Love, love this gorgeous layout! The design, stitching, and embellishments are perfect!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous layout, Sherri!
Hugs to you about going back to work full time -- I personally could never do it and am in awe of the moms who do work full time. I'm just not good enough at juggling I think....