has just been so nice that I haven't been doing much updating here, so that's probably why. We had a mostly rainy weekend though, but had enough of a break to get in Brooke's soccer game Saturday morning. Then I took DH out to dinner & to a concert by an Eagle's tribute band that was actually VERY good! This was a birthday Eve celebration for him and Sunday was his 45th birthday & it was totally rained out, so we went shopping!
I finally got to check out the new scrapbook store that sort of re-opened under new ownership a few months back up in South Bend/Mishawaka (never sure exactly which city Grape Road resides in, if you're from the Notre Dame University area). I didn't get to check it out completely, as we had other places to go on DH's list & the mall. I definitely want to go back there & see more! I like Pages In Time Forever & they have very current stuff & the layout is not overwhelming. If you're in the area, go check them out!
I don't have much of anything new yet to add for inspiration on here yet, just some little things, but I have been working on some stuff! There's so many ideas screaming through my head to do, I can't quite keep up with all of them AND my other duties around the house & now yard! I love flowers & gardening, but I plan to keep up on my scrappy projects through out the summer this year! I've been doing much better this year with that & I'm really proud of myself up to this point.
Here is a little notebook I made from a small cereal box using my Bind It All. I got the idea from a either a book or a magazine, but when Charity, one of my DT homies at The Memory Zone made some, I totally flipped over them & haven't forgotten the idea.
Here is the inside to show that it's filled with paper. I have a ton of this old feeder holed computer paper that my MIL had, so I cut it to fit & filled the booklets with it. I think this is a way cool & very "green" idea!
This is one of those cute little gumball machines that the local Walmart was selling at Easter. My daughter isn't fond of gumballs, so I replaced them with M&M's (I actually used the pastel ones) & then personalized it with her initial & some swirlies in hot pink vinyl. How cute!
This is a very simple birthday card I made for my DH using my Cricut Expression with the Wild Card cartridge that I just got, His 45th birthday was on Sunday, the 25th. I thought it was simple, but he thought it was over the top. It's made only with card stock, but the navy blue is a shimmery (not glittery) type from Canson & it's really cool! I just embossed the white inside with the star folder from Cuttlebug & added stickles to the green star frame & the white title. Inside simply says "Celebrate."
This Saturday is National Scrapbook Day. Do you have any plans to celebrate the day? There is going to be a local crop locally, but since Brooke has soccer every Saturday, I won't be able to participate in that. It is supposed to rain all weekend, so maybe I will actually get some scrap time in to honor the day! I'm sure I could even find something happening online too!
And, last but certainly NOT least....I am getting one of my layouts published in the Scrapbooking.com online publication for June!! It's titled "a sprinkle of fun" & I'm so excited about that! It's the 2nd time I've been published by them & the last time, I even made the cover! I don't think they do a cover page with a layout anymore, but I'm still happy about the pub!
God Bless & have a great week!