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Quick Digital Layout

I haven't done any digi scrapping in a while and I'm long overdue! Gennifer Bursett released a very cool kit in collaboration with Robyn Meierotto, and I couldn't help sitting down to do something with it. I just grabbed the first photo I found that would work and had at it.

Silly-Head
Adorable-Niece-Aubrey is definitely a silly head sometimes! Especially when she's wearing tights on said head. lol.

The kit is called Endless Summer - I'm hoping to get in a few more layouts very soon. But first, back to the Dirk Cussler I'm reading... I've gotten sucked in. This is my 4th in a row as I go back reading some of the old Dirk Pitt books. So fun.


More Zentangle & Father's Day Pie

Just popping in on this lovely Father's Day with a few more zentangle projects to share. Here are a few of the bigger pieces I've done over the last month or so.

Zentangle Peacock Feather - Gwen Lafleur
Zentangle Flowers 1 - Gwen Lafleur
Zentangle Flowers 1 - Gwen Lafleur
Zentangle Flowers 1 - Gwen Lafleur
I got a little crazier than planned with the color on that last one, but aside from the spot where my Copic burped a bit, I really like it.

And today for the first time, I got to take part of a tradition in my ward. Right after church on Father's Day, the ladies bring in pies. They set up everything in the gym and the men come in and get first dibs, but then everyone else gets to go through and have some too. I made a pie and brought it in, but I probably didn't need to!

Sea of Pie - Father's DAy
Here's mine - it's a vanilla dreamboat pie, adapted from this recipe on Pinterest. It made enough for me to make two pies, but I'm glad I only took one to church - it would have been a waste with so much already there.

Vanilla Dreamboat Father's Day Pie
And some of the setup - they did a cute job with the room - and I love the can of whipping cream on every table.

Father's Day Setup
It was fun to just hang out, chat, and eat pie! Now I'm just waiting until my family is home from their church so I can call my dad.

And I'm excited because yesterday, I met up with a new friend that I met in some of the classes I've been taking at the scrapbook store. We went in to sign up for the Donna Downey workshops next month - we wanted to be there right when registration opened, because we knew the classes we wanted were going to go fast, and we weren't wrong! I'm only taking the Saturday classes. One called The Big 4-0 that has 40 mixed media techniques, and one called Paint Like an Artist that will show you how to paint using stencils on a canvas. I'm super excited! I took classes with Donna years ago at a convention in Paris, and she's such a fun teacher. And now I have people to meet up with so it's going to be twice as fun!


May Project Life

Holy cow... it's JUNE! How did that happen?

The flying of time notwithstanding, I did fit in keeping my Project Life book up to date. January - April filled a book, so I started a new one - another 6x8, but a Studio Calico Handbook this time. Here are the spreads for last month:

Project Life 2013 - May p1
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Project Life 2013 - May p2-3
Highlights: too many cupcakes (but delicious!), Skyping my mom's birthday party, some really good burgers, fun crafty classes including gelli printing and getting into Zentangle, Angela, Steve and the kids coming up from NYC to play (the PEZ factory!), changes at work (ongoing...), and some good books and movies. It was a good month!


Zentangle Diva Challenge: Bales

I thought that since I'm having so much fun with Zentangle lately, that I'd try my hand at a weekly challenge - the Diva Challenge. I've seen lots of work floating around the web from these challenges and they're super inspiring! This week's challenge was just to use the pattern Bales and its variations. So I went back to my trusty circles and filled each one with a different variation, starting with the original pattern up front.

Zentangle Diva Challenge 120 - Bales
It was fun to try and come up with different varieties - especially for a beginner! I think I might start taking on more of these challenges... I really enjoyed this one.