Monday, June 18, 2012

Time Flies Layout

I created this layout for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Sketch this sketch that Sherri chose for us to use! (check it out at the on the link above)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Trip to Washington (State)

A few weeks ago (right after Ellie finished school), we were able to take a trip to Spokane (WA) to visit my family. We had a great time! Here are some photo highlights:
Ellie with Punky Monkey, Mimi (my mom) and Great-Grandma Jean (Papa Dan's mom) having lunch at Petit Chat

Ellie, Papa Dan, the Turtle they found on their bike ride (yes, we put it back:)), and Larry (the dog)

Ellie and her cousin Bayler (just turned 2--what a cutie!). He's my brother Dusty's little boy.

Ellie and Bayler playing with legos.

Ellie and her cousin Avery playing at cousin Evan's baseball game.
Avery and Evan are my brother Aaron's children.

Eating Doritos (YUM) at Evan's rainy baseball game.

Right before we left to go back to Boise...Ellie had to give Larry a good-bye hug

Friday, June 15, 2012

Echo Park "Note to Self" Projects

Here are some projects that I made recently for Craft Warehouse using Echo Park's new "Note to Self" line.

I found this line to be a stretch for it doesn't use my usual bright colors...but I knew I had some photos that would work well with it. 

This first layout is from our family trip to Crater Lake, Oregon last summer.

 I also had some photos from our trip last fall to the Linder Farms pumpkin patch that I knew would work really well with this color scheme...

And lastly, I decorated a little note box (came with notes inside)...and kept it nice and simple!

Hope you enjoyed my projects...thanks for looking!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Kindergarten Graduation

Ellie had her Kindergarten graduation on June 1st. Can't believe my little girl will be in first grade next year (or that she'll be gone all day long...whatever will I do without my little buddy?). 

She was in a Dual-Language (English/Spanish) class this year. She's a great student, and is really on her way to learning the Spanish language...we're really proud of her!

Here are some photos from her "graduation" day!
Here's her class singing some very cute favorite was "Green Jellybean". That would be her...the tallest one in the back row(?). I actually think she's the tallest one in her class...but I'm thinking it won't be that way for long having Pete and I as parents!;)

Here is Ellie with her teacher Mrs. Conrado. We'll miss Mrs. C next year at Whitney as she will teaching at a new school next year. I really enjoyed volunteering in the classroom a lot this past year, and getting to know her. We wish her the very best and were happy to have her as Ellie's teacher!

And here she is with one of her good friends, Lily. We enjoyed yummy snacks and visiting the other parents. We were lucky that she had a small class (only 11) and were able to get to know a lot of her classmates and their families. Can't wait to see what First Grade brings...

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Blog Hop Prize Winner Is...

Thanks so much for playing along with the "Scrapping Everyday Miracles" blog hop. I really appreciate all of your kind comments, and hope you all enjoyed the Hop!

The winner of the Papertrey Ink Stamp Set is....

"The Masters"

*I have no contact info for you'll need to contact me so I can get you your prize*