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Last Wedding Layouts

A few more wedding layouts...

N-B The Groom

N-B Best Man - Maid of Honor

N-B Title Page

And that's it!  There are more layouts than what I've posted, but the rest of them look pretty similar to others that I've already posted - the whole album was about 50 pages.  For anyone interested, I posted the entire album here.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled scrapbooking!

More wedding fun

This was one huge wedding album!  I'm so glad I was able to finish it, though, and that Nicole and Brian finally have their wedding present from me.  At least it didn't take me as long this time as it did for Rick and Erin!

Here are a few more of my favorites from the layouts I haven't posted yet:

N-B Bride Groom Gazebo

My uncle took most of the pictures, but I actually took the ones in this layout and I love how they turned out.
N-B Bride and Groom 3

Some bridals that we took of Nicole at the country club before the reception.  These are more of my shots.

N-B The Bride 2  

And this one is my favorite picture from the whole wedding...
N-B The Bride 3
That's it for today!

A little blog cuteness

I'm well overdue for another layout of Adorable-Niece-Eraleigh, so I had to do a layout of one of her recent pictures.  As you can see, I've gone all out on the American Crafts here... I just love this Everyday line and the puffy Thickers are too much fun.

Eraleigh - 4 months

I can't believe she's almost 5 months old!  She just gets cuter every single day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Turkey Day!  Or if you're at our house, a little prime rib :)  I'm all for breaking with tradition if it involves a good cut of beef.  lol.  I think we're having a little turkey too, so it's not a complete change.  So in celebration, a few funnies from an email I got from Nicole yesterday.

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Maxine always cracks me up.  There were a bunch of these in the email, but these were my favorites.

And also, I had this cute little turkey stamp and I wanted to play with it so I made a few tags.  These could be cards or attached to food or drink being taken to dinner somewhere else, but I'll probably use them on a scrapbook page.  Or not at all!  lol.  We'll see.

Thanksgiving Tags

Off for my yearly dose of tryptophan.


Yes, I finished the entire album in less than two weeks.  So in celebration, I'm posting a few birthday cards I made today instead of more wedding layouts :)

But first!  A shot of the entire completed album in all its glory.

Blog - Wedding Album Complete
That's a lot of pages.

Okay.  And now, cards!  I had a lot of fun making these.  I think I might have to make some envelopes, though.  lol.

Blog - Party Hat Card

This is my favorite - it's based off of a picture of a funky cake I saw on the web the other day.

Blog - Funky Cake Birthday Card

Both of them have stamped birthday sentiments inside.  Now I just need to write in them and wrap some presents!  Time to get packing... I'm on a red-eye back home tonight and there's lots to do!

P.S.  Happy Birthday to my SIL Erin!  I hope it's a wonderful day :)

More fun with purple.

Surprise!  More wedding layouts.  lol.  I'm almost done now - I've been putting off working on anything else so I can just plow through this album.  Otherwise I'll take a break and I won't end up getting back to it until next year sometime.  So anyway, here are a few more of the pages from the album:

N-B Decorating

Note my flip flops in the above layout.  lol.  I was super comfortable until I had to stick the heels back on.

N-B Family Photos

N-B Groom's Family 3

So... that's all for today!  I'm hoping to finish up the last few layouts tonight (although I'll still be posting them for a while) so that I can watch Hancock.  I wanted to see it in the theater but never made it.  Thank goodness for Netflix!

A new color!

I know, it's really exciting.  Wedding album pages that aren't purple!  I'm whipping right along on the album and I can't wait until I get it finished!  I promise I'm not going to show every page... lol. 

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom 2

The Bride


These have all been pretty basic, but I'm enjoying the simplicity and being able to focus so much on the photos... it's a wedding album so that's what it's all about, right?

P.S.  I'm so exicted that Summit has greenlighted the next two Twilight movies.  And even though I've seen the first one twice, I still want to see it again!  I have two more viewings planned at this point... lol.

And even MORE wedding layouts.

So I saw Twilight again yesterday morning and liked it even better the second time.  I really liked being in a nicer theater that was digital / thx with cushy seats - that didn't hurt.  Probably the funniest part, though, was when Edward first comes on screen and you know half the ladies are giddy at the sight of him and some guy in the back yells out "oooh, it's Edward!!!"  I'm sure that's not the only theater where it's happened, but I got a good laugh out of it.  Oh... I'm also now addicted to the soundtrack.  Good stuff.

So now I'm back to wedding layouts.  I swear, the photos are multiplying.  Every time I think I'm really making progress the stack of photos left to scrap seems bigger.  Anyway, more purple for your viewing pleasure!  Again, single page layouts that I wanted to have look good next to each other so they're all pretty matchy matchy.

N-B Bride's Grandparents

N-B Groom's Family

N-B Groom's Family 2

N-B Parents and GParents

So that's it for today... the next photos have Nicole's bouquet in them so I'm introducing yellow!  I know.  It's a thrill.

The stamps were calling me.

No seriously.  I absolutely love these Christmas stamps from Flourishes, probably because they have a stamp for those clip on bird ornaments that I love and put all over my tree.  So this last week I've worked on a layout here and there while I was taking breaks from all the purple :) I have to admit, this entire layout came about based on some playing I had in mind.  I really wanted to do that border thing with the ornaments and all the branches to make it look like part of a Christmas tree and then I kind of just created a layout around that.  lol. (I used lots of Stickles on the ornaments but the scan doesn't show the sparkle... it's cool in person!)

Tree Trimming

This was from last year (sadly I won't be decorating this year until I get back from Thanksgiving) and I took a few shots as I went.  Last year was my first Christmas ever in my very own place (where I was able to decorate, at least) so I could decorate as much and however I wanted and I went to town!  One of my favorite things about decorating is getting out the ornaments.  I collect them as I travel and I have a very eclectic Christmas tree but I love it.  I can lay on the couch with no other lights but my Christmas lights and just look at it and see memories.  That makes me happy.

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nicole!  I hope you have an awesome birthday.

Twilight the Movie

Just popping in... we just got back from seeing the movie.  I know there are a lot of mixed reviews on this, but all of us who went from my office quite enjoyed it (I'm laughing now as there are at least three separate conversations on the movie going on behind me).  One even liked it better than the book!  I thought it got better as it went along (I admit to some cheese in the beginning) and at the end I really liked it.  You can tell it was what passes as a low budget movie in today's Hollywood, but it didn't bother me.  I'm looking forward to seeing it again tomorrow :)

The purple parade marches on.

I'm starting to get to that point where I was when I finished Rick & Erin's wedding album.  Sick of purple.  lol.  And I'm only part-way through the album!  But that's okay, it's still fun to work on.

Here are two more layouts.  I did these as one page layouts, but I made them pretty similar so they'd look good next to each other in the album and I really like how it turned out :)

N-B Bride Siblings
N-B Bride's Family 3

After I scanned the first one I went back and added a matching strip of that Making Memories floral pattern and they look even better together.

Anyway, things are finally destressing a bit at work so that's good, and today is Twilight day!  I would have been at the midnight showing, but I'm getting too old to go out and play on a work night without paying for it the next day... lol.  This will be fun to go with the girls from work though.  Can't wait... counting the hours!  I just hope the movie lives up to the hype :)

Quiz Time!

It's been a while since I've done any blog quizzes and these were kind of fun.


What Your Home Says About You
You come across as very intellectual. People take your wisdom seriously.

You have amazing hygiene, and it shows. You are sparkling clean!

You are a very domestic person. You enjoy decorating, cooking, and making things homey.

You are not a nurturing person by nature, but you can easily take care of someone you truly love.

You feel settled in your life. You have enough time to focus on little details.

You are a very self sufficient person. You can get along well without much help.

Your friends see you as courageous, dynamic, and bright.

The Ultimate Color Test
When you are at peace, you are:

Deeply stable

When you are moved to act, you are:

Giving and warm

When you are inspired, you are:

Creative and productive

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:

Philosophical and expressive

Your life's purpose is:

To live a passionate life

You Are Chess
You are brilliant and shrewd. You can often predict what people will do in the future.
You thrive in complex situations. You deal with contradictions well.
You can have many streams of though going on at your mind at once. You keep track of things well.
You are very patient. You have lots of endurance, even when your energy dwindles

Now.  Go forth and quiz yourselves :)

More wedding layouts

Is everyone sick of wedding layouts yet?  lol.  Hopefully I'll finish up here soon and then there will be more variety (she says while looking at a pretty good sized stack of photos :-P).  But in the meantime...

This one is a group shot of everyone who came for the temple ceremony.

N-B Sealing Attendees

And another... the first page of the section for the bride's side of the family.

N-B Family of the Bride
And now off to work I go!  Happy Friday Eve :)

Is it really only Wednesday?

This has been one of those weeks.  All kinds of fires and last minute changes at work, confusion, frustration... but I'm getting through it and making sure everything is still okay and as always, I'm learning a lot about how to do this new job of mine better.  I can't wait until Friday, and not just because all of us girls at the office are taking off for a long lunch to go out for something to eat and then see Twilight!  We already have our tickets :)  I just can't wait for the weekend.  I need sleep! and rest! and a few days without stress!

Speaking of stress... my total lack of trust in the mechanic who worked on my car in July has caused paranoia for the last several months.  (I don't know why... maybe the fact that it took EIGHT trips to the mechanic and dealership? and that I found out yesterday that they had gotten OIL in my SPARKPLUGS?!?  So dangerous!!!)  So yesterday, as I mentioned I'd be doing, I took Barney in for a check-up at a mechanic that I love here by my office.  It was yet another pricey experience (but he still saved me tons of money), but this is the first time in my life I've wanted to send a thank-you card to my mechanic.  lol.  I started the engine after I picked it up last night and almost cried... it was like a totally different car!  It was such an awesome difference that I was excited to get in my car and drive to work this morning.  I know.  It seems a little excessive, but after the last year it seems totally reasonable to me!

So, with that behind me, back to the layouts!  Here's another one from the wedding...

Leaving Temple
Can you tell that I've been into stamping with this album?  I'm having a blast with it.

Today was definitely a Monday.

It was one of those days where I alternated between having things be slow to having 3 fires at once to put out at work.  Crazy!  That was followed by a session with my trainer where we measured and talked about goals.  We'll see if the motivation for my new cardio program lasts past my alarm clock tomorrow morning.  lol.  And speaking of tomorrow morning, it's time to take Barney back to the mechanic.  This time, however, it's for voluntary and non-necessary repairs with the mechanic of my choice.  I'm just hoping he doesn't find something crazy wrong... I still have to get safety and emissions before I take off for Thanksgiving!  Crossing my fingers :-P

And now, a few more wedding layouts.  These two are my favorites so far.  First, a page with the announcement and photo that they sent out to everyone:

Blog Version - Announcement
The background was all stamped with my new favorite stamp set - Guidelines from Papertrey Ink.  This was a set that I thought looked cool so I bought it but it wasn't until I was actually using it that I got completely giddy with geeky stamping joy at how cool it is.  I colored a bit with Copics and also added some of that old-school metallic trim from Making Memories.  I colored on that with my gold American Crafts metallic marker.  Those things work like a charm on metal!  The only thing is you have to seal it after coloring or it's tacky.  I used KI Gloo so that it would be sealed and shiny.

And the 2nd layout - a shot my uncle took of the San Diego temple while we were doing pictures after the ceremony.  I didn't do much editing before getting it printed but it looks just like a post card!  It was a gorgeous day.

N-B Temple Page
That's it!  I'm going to try and bust out another layout tonight... I'm on a tight schedule to meet my deadline but I need to get to bed earlier if I'm going to get up and do extra cardio in the morning :-P

Quiet Sunday afternoon

Now that church moved to 9am in our new building, it's amazing how long Sunday actually is!  I've gotten so much done today and it's not even dinner time yet!  I love it :)

Still moving along on wedding layouts... one of these times I'll take a break and scrapbook something for myself just for a little variety :)  I'm trying to see if I can meet a deadline on the wedding album, though, so I guess it will depend on how much I get done.

Anyway, here are a few more layouts.  The first one is from the days before the wedding when we went to the flower wholesaler and picked up all of the flowers and then turned Brian's parents' garage into a florist shop.  We made everything from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the center pieces and the cake topper while Erin plowed through making all of the guest favors.  We were a productive bunch!

N-B Flowers

You can really tell I wanted to keep that to a single page!

And layout #2... the wedding day!  Two of our cousins showed up bright and early to do Nicole's hair (there was much Diet Coke in evidence).

N-B I Do Up-Do
The top was looking kind of plain so I actually went over the pattern with pink Stickles but the scan didn't pick it up.  It looks cool in person, though!

Now I think I'll go heat up some of that fabulous chili for dinner and call the fam. :)

I'm a bit ashamed to admit it but...

...I'm listening to Christmas music.  Right now.  I'll probably turn it off soon and wait a few more weeks to pull it out again (or not... lol) but while I was out running errands this morning before settling down to watch the Cougars kick butt at Air Force, I kept hearing it playing in the stores and it just got me in the mood.  Ah well.

Speaking of this afternoon's football game (which I initially and probably more appropriately just typed as "foodball"), while I was listening to the first quarter I finally tried out the chili recipe I found on Cathy Zielske's blog.  It looked delicious and it more than lived up to the hype.  This one's a keeper.  So in the spirit of giving, here's a link to the post where she has a photo and you can download the recipe.  Do it.  You won't be sorry.  lol.

And now for today's wedding layout du jour... the rest of the photos came in the mail this afternoon so now I can really get to work without worrying that I'm missing photos. This is from last December when Brian flew out after Christmas and we all went down to the District so I could shoot their engagement photos.  In addition to the 2 we used in the announcements, I picked a few more of my favorites for the layout.

N-B Engagement Photos
The more I look at this, the more impressed I am by my chipboard letter alignment skills... I didn't even use a ruler!  And now, on to the next one.


That's how much I paid to fill my gas tank earlier this evening.  I know the price of gas has been coming down for a while, but it still kind of blows my mind to think that about 3 months ago that same tank of gas was about $44.  I'll take it!

I just finished another layout for Nicole & Brian's wedding album.  It ended up coming out quite simple but this one was hard because I didn't want to make it a 2-pager, yet the positioning of the people in the photos meant I couldn't crop them.  Grr.  Note to self:  if I ever get married, make sure to stand closer to the person giving the toast in order to get better pictures.  lol.

N-B The Toast
Hmm... the scan makes it look like Brian's tux has places were it's kind of a blueberry color... I promise it doesn't look like that in real life!

And now I'm off to spend some quality time with my tivo :)

I have a small confession to make.

I love to scrapbook, but I HATE to edit photos for printing.  I might even detest it.  That's a part of the scrapbooking process that drives me nuts... in fact, frequently I'll get hung up on layouts because the thought of editing, printing and cutting out photos is such a turn-off.  An odd attitude for a scrapbooker?  Probably.  lol.

So what's my point here?  I offered Nicole and Brian the choice of something for their house or a wedding scrapbook as a wedding present.  They wanted the album, of course!  However until today I hadn't even started their album yet and the wedding was in April.  Procrastinate much?  But I'm happy and proud to announce that last Friday, I finally finished getting the last of the photos edited and cropped so I could upload them to a printer (I learned my lesson on printing them at home when I did Rick and Erin's album!)  The first packages of prints came from Shutterfly yesterday and today, I have officially completed the first layout.  This is the fun part, after all!

So without further ado, layout #1 from the wedding album:

N-B Cutting the Cake
I'm excited that I'm finally working on it!  Now if that last package of pictures (the one with all the odd sizes and enlargements) will come, I can really dig in :D  So this is fair warning... many more wedding layouts to come in the near future. lol.

P.S.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPH!  I did honestly try to take a picture of food I was eating, but I ended up just nuking something boring for lunch AND dinner.  So in honor of your birthday food / eating request, here's a picture of one of my absolute favorite dishes which is what I would have been eating if I'd been able to :)


Polenta lasagna.  (Mmm... now I'm hungry.)  Hope you had a great day!

Another milestone

Erin recently posted some pictures of Adorable-Niece-Eraleigh's first experience with food.  I loved how she did it - she took pictures of the whole process and then put the narration with the pictures and it made such a cute story that I had to take the whole thing and use it as journaling.

So Yummy
As you can see, I'm making full use of the fact that I have an adorable little niece to use flowers and pink very liberally.  lol.  I dug into my stash for this one... old Heidi Swapp iron-on letters, an old K&Co resin butterfly, and quite a bit of 3+ year-old Prima.  I love it!

P.S.  All of the bad press and trade rumors about the goaltending for the Avs must have sparked something... 2 games in a row where Budaj played awesome.  Go Avs... keep it up! (Preferably by scoring more than one goal in regulation, please... unlike the last 3 games. lol).

We interrupt this program for more cards.

This is what's been happening lately whenever a scrapbook layout isn't really coming together for me.  I get distracted by fun stamps and pretty paper and the next thing you know, I have cards.  lol.  The Hero Club blog did a focus on mini cards a few weeks ago that was really fun so I decided to try it with this fun little owl stamp set.

Blog - Mini Owl Cards
These would be really fun to give to someone along with a little plate of cookies or some other treat.

And with that, back to trying to make my layout work.  If I can pull it together I'll post it tomorrow.

Get out your sunglasses...

...because this layout is nothing if not bright.  Tonight I was in the mood to scrapbook some more photos from China and these pictures from the World Famous Chinese Acrobats show just called out to me.  This layout was both hard and easy.  First it was hard because I really wanted to capture the energy, excitement and color from the show and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to find anything to work with these pictures.  Then I realized that my American Crafts paper stash would probably have what I needed.  In fact, I had to narrow down my paper options!  So that was easy :)

While I was making this I was thinking how funny it was that several years ago (5?) back when color blocking was huge, I refused to buy those Deluxe Cuts color blocking templates because I wasn't into it and now here I was doing color blocking on my layout.  lol.  Anyway, since the photos and the papers were all so bright and busy, I tried to keep the layout itself fairly simple.

Chinese Acrobats
I also started out doing 8.5x11 and then realized that it really needed the extra color behind the black so these pages are 9.5x12.  Looks like someone will be cutting down and stitching some page protectors!

I really like how this turned out; all I have to do is look at it and I'm immediately back at that awesome show, sitting dead center in the front row watching these people do such amazing things with their bodies.  There was a lot that reminded me of Cirque du Soleil but at the same time it had a character all its own.  Such a great show.

Starting to get the holiday bug

It's hard not to want to do holiday projects when I start to see Christmas decorations in the stores and all of the fun holiday craft supplies everywhere.  So I decided to make a little Christmas card just for kicks.  Who knows?  I might even give it to someone!  lol.

Christmas - Bird Card
Well, I have early meetings today so off to work I go!

Shifting gears again

I'm really all over the place with my scrapbooking lately... lol.  You'd think I'd still be doing tons of China layouts but I'm sure I'll get back to doing those soon.

Today I felt like pulling out the pictures from last year's trip to South Africa again.  While we were in Cape Town, Nicole and I joined up with a small group tour of the Cape Point area.  These are some of the photos from that; we were taking the scenic route to the point and stopped in several places along False Bay.  It was gorgeous.

False Bay
I couldn't resist using those damask floral stamps again although this time I colored them with my Prismacolors instead of markers and then added a dash of Stickles for kicks.  I love these stamps on this because they remind me a bit of the protea plants that are all over in that area (not to mention how fun they are to use).

And yay for a good sports day!  The Cougars beat SDSU and the Avs actually managed to get a win... a shutout even! Of course Sakic left hurt after one period so that sucks, but hopefully this will be a turning point (said in a valiant effort to overcome my natural cynicism... lol).

Happy holiday memories

I know Halloween is just barely over and it's not quite time to break out the holly, but I was really feeling like scrapping these pictures so I decided to break out the Christmas supplies.

This is from last December when Rick and Erin dropped by for a quick visit while they were driving from Idaho to Rick's new job in Florida.  It's an extra special memory for me since this is the last time I saw Ben.  He loved my tree and kept naming all of the things he recognized on it (ball, fish, bird, santa...) He was so cute!


I had a hard time deciding which picture to make the focal point... I just love the bottom middle picture of Ben - that look of total joy and excitement at the sight of all the goodies hanging from the tree is where the name of the layout came from.

This layout makes me really glad that I take so many pictures and scrapbook them.

The cutest little horse ever

Adorable-Niece-Eraleigh had her first Halloween last week and she went as a horse while Ricky went as a cowboy.  She's so cute!  Naturally I had to scrapbook these pictures that Erin posted on their blog.

Eraleigh - 1st Halloween
I liked it much better before I added the journaling spot, which is a conundrum.  I don't want to take it off, though, because it's journaling.  Sigh.  What a dilemma.  lol.

Tomorrow's Friday!  I can't believe how fast this week has gone, but I'm definitely ready for the weekend.  Hopefully I'll get some time to scrapbook more from my trip last week and from China.

P.S.  Oh Avs.  If this 5-game losing streak isn't enough to convince you that you need new goaltending, I think this season is going to be a lost cause.  Considering it might be Sakic's last season, that's a sad thing indeed.

More fun with stamps

Tonight I was in the mood to do some more stamping so I decided to make a card for this week's Hero Arts Blog challenge.  I saw this tutorial the other day on making this decorative punched circle that used a punch I already had so I had to incorporate that into my card somehow; it was a lot of fun to do.  Here's what I came up with:

Blog - Hello Card

And here's a close-up of the stamping / coloring on the card:

Blog - Hello Card Close-Up

As you can see in the top picture, I also used chalk pastels in this one - I did a bunch of scribbling and blending to make the background.  As usual, lots of coloring with Copics and I stamped the flowers by coloring on the stamp with markers and then highlighting with Copics.  If you're interested in the tutorial for doing that punched frame, you can find it here.

With that, it looks like I'm actually going to get to bed before midnight tonight... yay!

A little joie de vivre

While I was at the gym tonight after work I suddenly had this idea for a scrapbook layout... I just needed to find some pictures to match it :)  So, back to Paris we go!  I wanted something with flowers wrapping around the Eiffel Tower and I just happened to have this old Deluxe Cuts laser diecut so I started playing.  I also really wanted to use my favorite stamp set du jour (damask floral from Impression Obsession) which I LOVE.  So here's what I came up with:

Joie de vivre

I stamped the images and colored them with Copics and Sparkling H2Os and then cut them out and I just started layering until I liked how it looked.  I also added the black border around the paper to give it a bit more weight and of course, I added a little bling to my tower diecut ;).  This is from our trip to Paris in Oct. 2006... it was our last day and we had gone back to the Eiffel Tower to take pictures and goof around.  Such fun memories :)

Trip Pictures

Well, I'm back safe and sound from my little jaunt out to Virginia this last week.  The training was good; I learned some great things about using this testing platform and I hope it makes a difference at work.  I loved being able to spend time with my family, especially being home for my birthday and Halloween. 

Tuesday night we carved pumpkins... Nicole was really excited about getting all into it since it was her and Brian's first Halloween together.  Here's one of me pretending to be grossed out by pumpkin guts:

Blog - Pumpkin Guts

And one of Nicole and Brian with our pumpkins... I carved the skeleton face :)

Blog - Carved Pumpkins

Then we celebrated my birthday on Thursday... we had gone to Wegman's Wednesday night to pick out cake and ice cream.  Yum!  Here I'm totally poking fun at Nicole who poses like this in her pictures because she thinks it's more flattering (she might be right.)

Blog - Blowing out Candles

Finally, one from Halloween night.  Before this, we all went out to dinner to celebrate Brian's new job... we're all so excited for him.  Then Mom and I took Brian out to the Leesburg Outlets (because we hadn't done enough damage earlier that day... lol).  Before we left, though, we got our jack-o-lanterns all lit up and Nicole got the bowl ready for trick-or-treaters.

Blog - Nic and Bri Halloween

Yesterday we ended up back at the shops again... this time returning a few things from Friday's shopping spree that I decided I could live without as well as making a 2nd trip to the new Paper Source at Reston Town Center.  It's really a good thing I don't live near one of those.  I found lots of fun things that I'm planning to use on my China pages.  After running errands we went back to watch BYU pull one out against CSU.  It was a close one!

So now I'm back at home, finishing up laundry and getting ready to head back into the office tomorrow :-P  Maybe they'll let me work from home... lol.

The rest of the pictures from the last week are here.  I've missed my craft room this week so I can't wait to get back to scrapping!

P.S.  A big THANK-YOU! to Susanna at Card of the Week for selecting me as a scrapbooking runner-up for the layout of Ben that I posted on Thursday.  That was a great surprise yesterday morning!

Another flashback.

I'm sure that by now it's obvious that I do not, in any way, scrapbook chronologically.  lol.  This was one that I just suddenly got in the mood for... from when the mid-singles went tubing on the Shenandoah River a few summers ago.  Good times.

Tube Time The photos on this one are a little meh, I guess.  I was using a disposable underwater camera so it's probably great that they came out this good!  I just scrapped them straight out of the developer's envelope so they aren't as bright as I like, but it doesn't make the memories any less fun.  I tried to keep the layout simple since the photos were so busy.  I'm still not sure if that SEI Dill Blossom paper really works here, but I just loved it and couldn't resist tacking it on.

Tomorrow's the flight home :(  But!  I'll be back in a few weeks for turkey day so it helps me feel better about having to leave the fam behind and head back west.  Hopefully I'll have some pictures by Monday.  TTFN!