A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, May 10, 2009

There Was A Whole Lot Of Croppin' Goin' On!!!

Hey yall! How are you doing on this beautiful Mother's Day? Good I hope!!! I would like to wish my mother, Carol, a very Happy Mother's Day! I love you SO much Mom....more than you will ever know!!!! You are the BEST mother and friend in this world!! I am so sorry I can't be there with you today, but know you are ALWAYS in my thoughts! Big hugs!!!!! LLB~BFF

Well, I went to a crop yesterday with my PA gf's. We had a BLAST! As always, it was just soooo much fun! We all met up at Katie's house about 9:30'ish and scrapped until after midnight! It was just the best day! I got 7 layouts done, but first, I thought I'd share some pix with yall.

This is my gf Kathy, or Quake as we call her. I finally have recruited one of my girls to a sewer...LOL. Her mom will be so proud!

She did a fantastic job....truly, a natural.

This is Katie's son and he is the cutest little boy ever! He just grins at everything and is such a doll!!!!

This is Katie's little girl, Lauren. She is just so sweet and loves to sit with us. She is so well behaved and just too cute!

This is Jamie huntin' her up some ribbon. She made some of the cutest cards yesterday using the Wild Card cart.

Jamie again...isn't she just beautiful!!??!!! She has the prettiest, long red hair. I just love it!

This is Angela...such a sweet lady! She has 2 sons and all of her layouts of them are just precious. She is also a wonderful cook. She always brings the best dishes! I love this pic of her....her smile is beautiful!

Here's Angela croppin' it up...

Here's Quake scrappin'. She did some beautiful pages of her and her family yesterday. She has 2 twin boys and one girl. So like Angela, she always scraps one page for each of her children so they all will have the same LO's in their albums. So she scraps in three's, Angela in two's. I just love this idea. That way all of your children can have the same.

Quake snapped this one of me croppin'....
There is a preview of my day. I should of took a pic of the food...it was divine! We all just always have the best time!!! So, now yall will know my gf's up here in PA. They are all such a blessing!

Now, on to the layouts I got done.
"In The Swing of Things"
For this layout, I used Shirley's May Sketch on Treasured Scrapbooking. I just fell in love with the sketch the minute I saw it. These pix are of Carter and a recent trip with Aunt Mamie and Uncle Brandon to City Lake Park. He loves to swing on the monkey bars. I used Accent Essentials for the scallop shape and Stretch Your Imagination for the flowers. I also incorporated some stitching, buttons, and glitter alpha stickers.

"She Don't Know She's Beautiful"
This is my personal fave of the day. It is a layout of the most beautiful woman I know, my Mom. I just love this pic of her!!!! I borrowed this title from my gf Cristal. She did the cutest LO of our girl LJ and I had to use the title for my Mom's page. I included some Cosmo Cricket chipboard, ribbon, stitching, and used my new Fiskars 'Effervescence' border punch.

"Soul Mates"
This LO is of my parents on their cruise this past summer. I used Accent Essentials for the flourish. This is probably my least fave of the day. I don't know, it just needs something. So if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear 'em. LOL! I doubled up on some paper pleats. I also added some velvet trim and felt Thickers.

Every time I see this picture, I start laughing! Carter got himself a little mohawk for sitting still during a haircut. I used Accent Essentials for the {} shape and the scalloped circle I journaled on. I also incorporated a Jenni Bowlin calender card, Thickers, K&Co. embellishment, ribbon, stitching, my new Fiskars 'Lace Apron' punch, and my Stampin' Up punch.

If you would like to read the journaling, click on the pic below and it will make it larger.

"Where The Party At?"
I had fun with this layout. This is my Mom during our recent scrappy retreat in the mountains. I incorporated some alpha stickers, ribbon, felt ribbon, a Memory Makers journaling page, and K&Co. embellishment.

"Chin Up"
This layout is of Carter learning how to do a pull up. He is so funny!!! I used some Thickers for my title. I also incorporated a Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Cosmo Cricket Chipboard, a clear owl embellishment, ribbon, and used my Martha Stewart Lace Border punch. I also did some stitching around the paper I tore. These papers are by Jenni Bowlin and the K&Co. Amy Butler line. Love me some Amy Butler!!!

"Precious Moments"
One of the greatest blessings I have ever been given is to have friends like these. These are two of my good friends, Karen and Cristal. They are so special to me and I love them very much! This pic was taken during our recent scrappy retreat. I used Memory Makers Tiny Alpha's for my title. I also used some ribbon, buttons, stitching, Prima flowers, brads, and a journaling tag.

I hope you can see the stitching.

Well, there ya go! Whoo! That has to be like the longest post in blog history! LOL. But I did have a wonderful day! I hope you had a great Saturday too! As always, thanks for stopping by! Take care! Hugs!
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Rose said...

Oh my what a blast you had!!! and your the first that i know of that gets so much done at a crop!!! all your LO's are wonderful :D

Taffy said...

beautiful, gurl!! :) great stuff :)

Staci said...

I love them all. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Kray said...

Looks like you had a great time! Your layouts are great!

Karen said...

WOW! Great layouts Aymee! I love all the photos at the crop and it sure looks like you had an awesome time!


TraceyT said...

That is a whole lot of cropping!!! WOW Love all your pages. So glad to hear you had a wonderful time!

jonaks said...

you sure did had lots of fun! loved your pages and the lay-out about you, Karen and Cristal.

Karen said...

Stunning LO's Aymee. You must be absolutely tired out after your busy croppin'.

Love Karen xxx

Lynn said...

I am a fan of your work from the cricut MB and thought I would pop over and check out your blog: love it!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous fabulous Aymee! Your LO's are such an inspiration. (I'm gettin closer to trying one of my own). LOL sounds like such a great time. xxD