Make sure to head on over to the Dixie Pieces Store and buy the kit before they are all sold out!
You can also head on over to the Design Team Gallery to check out all of this month's designs! Be inspired and then be creative!
If you are local to the Seattle area, you get get the whole collection from Brooke at the Urban Scrapbooker in Edmonds!
These will also be on display there:
Now if you are not local but still want to get your hands on all this yummy product, make sure to visit A Walk Down Memory Lane and she will get some sent your way!
But, we did get home in time to take Coop to the Beach - Dog Park. He is so funny down there. He struts his stuff and protects his stick at all costs. He hovers over the stick like it's gold and barks if any other pup comes close! Man, does he like the water! We like to say that he is the "BIG DOG ON THE BEACH-BDOB":
David & Luke have tons of fun down there too:
Sure hope everyone enjoyed the summer day today ---
It just so happens that we had a birthday present to make for a friend's party today! With the help of the boys, we created this fun birthday 6-pack of soda, candy & fun!
This fun line totally got me in the mood for celebration - here are some more goodies:
A birthday bag:
A set of 4 mini birthday cards:
A full size birthday card:
A Goodie Bag:
And a layout:
That's where we want to be very soon --- staying cool in the pool at Grandma's!
Happy Day Everyone!
The girls stayed out of it and had ourselves a little marshmellow roasting over the BBQ! Did you know that they make X-Large marshmellows now? Oh my, were they ever good!
Father's Day was perfect --- a lazy morning, a great dinner of BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers with grilled onions and avocados, smore's for dessert, a ping pong tournament, Rock Band, some darts and then a movie. We hung out for almost 5 hours enjoying all the kids and their stories. David was in Heaven --- he even won some of those ping pong games --- he's still got it!
But - let's not dwell! I am the proud new owner of a Canon 30D and I am so darn excited! About 7 years ago, I introduced my neighbor to the world of Canon DSLR cameras and she has been hooked ever since. She is an amazing photographer and just recently upgraded to the 50D. She knew that I was saving up for a replacement camera and decided that she would pass on her 30D when she upgraded! Isn't that the sweetest thing ever? In addition, she is loaning me her class manuals so I can get up to speed with everything the camera has to offer! I am diving in tonight!
The speed is lightning quick and the photos are so crisp and clear! Just check out the details in that photo of my original camera! I'm in Heaven! Here are a few shots that Jordan & I took while we were playing with it today!
Cooper was an easy guinea pig:
I love that it takes so many shots consecutively that it captured that look on Coop's face --- almost like he's talking!
So that money I had been saving up? I used it to buy a new lens so that the old camera could keep it's lens and be a complete unit. Look at these gorgeous macro shots Jordan took with the new lens!
I had to go to my favorite etsy store, Cotton Candy and buy this:
The new issue is set to debut on June 20th and it's going to be a fabulous issue! Make sure you go on over there and get yourself a subscription! If you want to check it all out first, there are tons of great links on the home page to get you started! You can always jump in on the forums too - because let me tell you, there are some amazing ideas floating around there!
Here are a few things that you will find coming up in the magazine in the next few months -- you will only see them here for a few days before they need to come down!
Don't forget to send in your creations! You can find the July Calls on the home page on the tab at the top. You have until July 1st to get them submitted! Remember they don't have to be brand new, never before seen creations! Make me proud and submit!
I love a good challenge, especially a color challenge. When working a color challenge, I love to pull out all the scraps and papers I have in that color palette and start playing with layers and going crazy! This month was no exception! I started with a fairly tradition color scheme for July - red & navy blue and tweaked it a bit by adding in baby blue and cream! I love the results! Of course it helped to have some new Pink Paislee - 365 Degrees and The Girl's Paperie - On Holidaylines at my disposal!
You can find this challenge up on the Design Team Blog right now! Complete the color challenge by the end of the month and get it linked to the blog post and you can be entered to win a RAK from the Store!
In more news from A Walk Down Memory Lane, we are debuting our designs from the second Manufacturer of the Month for June! Our stamp company this month is CC Designs and I just fell in love with their Underwater Sentiment Stamps! They worked so well with my Splash Dance Line from Imaginisce and my new stuff from Graphic 45, On the Boardwalk!
Don't forget that both of the Manufacturers of the Month for June, October Afternoon and CC Designs, are 25% off in the store until June 30th! Fill up your shopping carts!
However, yesterday I spent the day indoors with my scrappin' buddies at a one-day crop in Rochester, WA. We were all there helping say, "Bon Voyage" to Tiffany as her and her family are making a huge move to Alaska this week! It's been great to connect with another scrapbook fanatic here in Washington, and I am really going to miss her! I played with my Dixie Pieces June kit and had a great day! I loved being with Sherry & Leslie and meeting a new friend, Melinda! I love that scrapbookers have instant connections.
Today, after spending the morning putting my scrappin' stuff away, I was able to hang out with David & Cooper at the ball field while Austin and his team played a double header. Totally a relaxing day! Even managed to get my camera out today!
Up to bat - ends up getting hit by pitch:
On second after another base hit:
On third after stealing:
Looking to steal home on passed ball:
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