Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yikes!  Summer for me is almost over.....seemed to go fast!  We will be leaving for vacation on Friday to visit our dear friends in Cheyenne, Wyoming, our annual trip to attend Cheyenne Frontier Days and visit the Parks family.  Our family helped them moved to Cheyenne in 1993 and have visited every summer, with the exception of two, ever since.  Our daughter's, the Ewy & Parks, were small when their family moved to Cheyenne....a lot has changed over the past 21 years!  All four of the girls graduated from college and have jobs & families of their own.  Our youngest daughter is married and has a daughter & son, their oldest daughter is married and has a daughter.  Our oldest daughter is still single, as is their youngest.....both are very picky, must be why they are still single.  As far as career choices, they didn't vary much, three are in education and one is a physical therapist.  Our granddaughter, Ava, is going with us and will get to meet Gwendolyn, the Parks' granddaughter....very anxious that our granddaughters get to meet this trip!  After we take Ava back home next weekend, I will have one week before returning to take care of starts for Raegen with teacher in service on August 6!  Way too soon!

I am almost finished with the layouts that I had planned to complete this summer.  I only need to scrap a two page layout & a single before going back.  I wish I had completed more but didn't have the mojo that I needed, just very glad to have completed most of what was on my list.

My first layout is a two pager of Christmas 2011.....not my favorite and still needs journaling, but finished.
Supplies-BG Jovial Pomegranate, Cloud Design Sparkle, Misc Paper, Authentic Puzzle Title Pieces, BG Hey Boy, Alphabet Stickers, & SS Merry & Bright Card.

My second layout is of Ava and her Aunt Rachelle, her Cha Cho, one evening while listening to Cha Cho read a book she had received for Christmas.
Supplies-BG Hey You, BG Marrakech Chamomile, BG Hey You Diecuts & Transparencies,  Dies, Heidi Swapp Embellishments "Happy",  & Maya Mists.

My last layout shows how much Ava loves the Disney Pixar "Cars" movie and anything that resembled the movie!  The evening I took the photos, Ava had lined up her cars on Grandpa's leg.....making sure he held very still so the cars didn't fall.  Loved the little Disney Elements by EK Success.   I love using sketches and found one I really like from the Creative Scrappers Blog, sketch # 273.   As usual, I still need to journal, and will do it later. 
Supplies-BG Hey You, BG Marrakech Chamomile, DCWV 4x6 Dots, Stripes & Plaids, Authentic Intent, Misc Vacation PP, EK Success Disney Car Dimensional Stickers, BG Hey You Flags, Transparencies, Snippets, & Alphabet Stickers, and  BG Dark Chocolate Chipboard Fonts.

I received a call and Ava & her daddy are almost here.....a long 4 1/2 hour drive, and her daddy is returning home tonight since he has to work tomorrow.   Praying for a safe return  home for my wonderful son-in-law.  

Wishing everyone a blessed week.  


  1. All lovely layouts! LOVE the colors in the second one and the racecar one is fun! Have fun on your trip!

  2. I am in love with your two single page layouts....they are divine.

  3. Awesome layouts Carolyn!! I really love what you did with the CS sketch! So cute!!