Sunday, August 24, 2008

Seriously M.I.A.

Oy. I'm so done. If you have a really good excuse I could give Steve to get out of yet another camping trip I'd love to hear it. And I'm not kidding. I'm supposed to leave Wednesday for our last camping trip of the year, coming home Monday, and I have dug in my heels. Right now we are going Wednesday to Saturday, but even that seems far too long. I am seriously ready to stay HOME. By the time I've unpacked and finished laundry, caught up at work and on my scrappy deadlines, it's time to repack and leave again. I would like a day off!

We did have a great time at the beach with Steve's family, though. We spent time with my SIL who we don't see very much, and my girls had a blast with their older cousins. So it was worth it. I could have stayed a day or two longer, actually. But the upcoming trip is dry camping at a lake, which means I'll have to watch the water use, and my kids will be knee deep in dirty sand, not beach sand. Payton is 2, so this also means that it's days on end of digging in the dirt, so that means I'll be playing with her or sitting in my beach chair with a book. This is normally fine, but it gets old after a few days when your only break is to then make meals. It's exhausting.

Anyway.... sheesh.

Okay, so it was my turn again at the Pink Paislee blog. I was assigned a sketch so chose one from the July sketches at Pagemaps. You can check out that post here. This is my layout for that sketch. I love how I was able to pull the beach theme from the Vintage Moon papers. I am also in love with this die cut edge!




As you can read in my PP blog post, I didn't have any of the new Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon, so I made my own with some leftover streamers from Payton's birthday party. An inexpensive way to create the same effect.

Be sure to check out this post at the Pink Paislee blog while you are there. Rebecca is giving away Pixee Stix!

Before I go I wanted to finally share some peeks from the September kit at Studio Calico. I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to play with my kit until just recently. It's such a fun kit, I must say. PERFECT for this month. You can easily create fall themed layouts, or you can jump right back to the beach. While I'll be out of town yet again so am going to miss all the fun, I'm sure reveal night will be a blast!






Have a great day! Davinie

16 comments:

  1. I am seriously loving the Vintage Moon line by PP. I can not wait to get my hands om it. I actually got to see some of you projects IRL at CHA and they were fabulous! Love the sneaks from SC. The colors are some of my faves! :-)

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  2. Love your layout with the Vintage Moon! I did a summery layout with them too! The papers went so well with my photos. Thanks for the heads up on the Pixie Stix. I left my comment.

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  3. Wow!! Very cute! Love the layouts. I don't like camping either and I have a Girl Scout troop! SO I hear you on that. I hope it all works out.

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  4. Wow, your use of the Pink Paislee on that first layout is just lovely - I like your crepe paper ribbon. Can't wait to see the reveal of SC later this week, your sneaks are wonderful. Enjoy your (last?) camping trip!

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  5. Love what you made with the PP! Gorgeous! I hope you get a break soon. I would go crazy being on the go that much

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  6. love the stitching on sunkissed :-)

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  7. What's funny about summer coming to an end is I think we are ready to stay home and get back to a normal schedule! LOVE your creations - SOOOO love Pink Paislee!

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  8. I already said on the PP blog, but that layout of yours is amazing!

    And I hope the camping trip isn't too painful!

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  9. always love your stuff.

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  10. love your sneaks. and the PP layout, too. You are sooooo talented, girl!

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  11. Lovely sneaks, can't wait to see the rest! I agree...I'm so ready for school to start so things calm down here too. Your layout is gorgeous..love every bit of it!

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  12. So you are now the, "Queen of Camping"! I agree that it does suck to have to come home and do all the laundry catching up!

    Cute beach page and some sweet peeks! TFS!

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  13. Love the LO and your sneaks are just awesome girl! =)

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  14. GORGEOUS creations...LOVE what you did with the beach and PP!
    (((hugs))) about yet another camping trip too. I hope you are able to get through it smiling! xoxo
    Love ya,
    K

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  15. hey Dav,
    was wondering what happened to ya!
    I totally agree with you, enough camping already LOL.
    And that layout is freaking FABULOUS! One of your best yet! Love the stitching on it!

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