Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Geaux LA Dodgers!

This past weekend we were busy with the LA Dodgers. Well, I guess I should say we have been busy with this team since January when they began their practices. Drew has now played with this select team for about 2 years and 1 year prior in all-stars. It is such a huge responsibility when playing on a team. They practice and practice and practice some more. Then almost every weekend is filled with tournaments. Poor little Dax has been such a trooper the last couple of years, tagging along to the game with his little backpack in tow.

This particular weekend the LA Dodgers won the whole tournament! Clean Sweep, all four games. Drew pitched the third game allowing only one walk and hit. Not bad for a 10 year old. The team as a whole have learned to work together and all of the players are such great little atheletes...such a joy to watch! Hope you enjoy the pictures, I'm sure I'll be working on some layouts soon!

Just Taking Orders

I was asked to create a shadowbox for a client of mine for Father's Day. She has been gathering the memorabilia for several months. Including an old belt buckle, and old calendar journal book, metals, a book cover from a book that her father-in-law had written from the Edwin Edwards days. I bet that was an interesting book! This gift will be for her husbands law office, which I think will make a nice addition! The pictures of the 3 generations were just terrific! Can't wait for her to see it!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Monkey See Monkey Do

Well many of you know how much I love frogs...well I love monkeys too, not just any monkeys though....it has to be sock monkeys. I have a feeling that sock monkey products will be a thing of the past pretty soon, so I am glad I got to make a few layouts using the products. Plus I am glad my boys are young enough that I could use the monkey papers. I didn't have much to do last night so I pulled out some really old products and went to work creating a layout for Drew's album. Typically for holidays I try to make a layout for each boys album plus one for my family album. Hope you enjoy and take a look no stars! I'm on a roll with my boy layouts right now!

Products used: Recollections paper, Reminisce sticker letters, I-kan-dee photo frames, ribbon, buttons and Jenni Bowlin bingo card.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Caught Some Crabs!

While visiting my parents this past week, we spent most of the time swimming and hanging out at the pool...but on this particular day we decided to go crabbing. My brother drove down to the beach with Drew and I brought Dax in my car...wasn't sure if Dax would enjoy this adventure so I thought it was a good idea to take a second car for a quick escape. To my surprise he loved it. He got a little bored in between pulling up crabs but we kept him busy by throwing rocks and eating. I can't wait to scrap these pictures. I've never created a crabbing layout. This is a past-time that my family loved doing when we were young. Growing up on the coast of Texas allowed us to fish and crab and go to the beach on a weekly basis. It's a wonderful childhood memory that I am glad I can share with my boys. I wish we lived closer to be able to do this more often.

Lil' Slugger

This picture was taken over a year ago at one of Drew's baseball tournaments. I have to say Dax is a trooper at these games....very clingy and doesn't run 1 inch away from us...which is a good thing. He actually sits and watches the games pretty intently. I can't wait to see him playing baseball one day. He is only 4 and can hit a ball without a tee. Next year he'll have to play t-ball, but I don't think he's going to like that. I laugh, when we drive by the little kids playing...he says, "I'm gonna smoke those kids!" I guess he gets those words from his older brother!

Products used:
Jenni Bowlin sticker letters, papers unknown, Technique Tuesday chipboard, Glitter paper, Cosmo Cricket, and brads


These were a few pictures I captured of the boys playing around on Easter Sunday. I just love to watch them together (of course when they are not fighting). Drew has really been a good big brother throughout the years. I really don't know what it's like to have a sibling that is younger than me, I was the baby of our family, and it just amazes me to see Drew watching over his younger brother. Very protective when he wants to be. I had no intentions of scrapping these pictures last night, but when I saw the paper...it was just so darn cute and guess what I love the fact that there is not 1 star or circle on this layout! It is getting harder and harder to come up with boy layouts.

Products used: Prima stud bees, Nikki Sivils paper, Thickers, Zva bling and buttons.