It's taken me a while to get back in the swing of things after vacation....catching up on laundry, kids homework, housework, bills, etc. First are a few pictures of our vacation....I couldn't resist rubbing it in a bit to you all, it was so wonderful! Warm weather, Disney, Seaworld....it was one of the best vacations I've ever been on! We spent HOURS combing the beach for shells and found hundreds! It was a beautiful 83 degrees and the ocean was cold! We were some of the only people that were actually in the water. With Chicago's temps at a balmy 28, the water actually felt warm to us.
Can you tell that this picture was taken on our first day in Florida??? We're a little pale!! With all of the sun block that I put on everyone, none of us got much of a tan, but we did get enough sun so that in later pictures we don't look like we'd been living in a dark dungeon! Again this was taken at Clearwater.....one of the most beautiful beaches that I've even been on (Marathon Key, FLA is the only place that I've been that even compares), and we loved it!
And what is a Florida vacation without a visit to Disney? We did the Magic Kingdom and had a great time. Hunter was a little disappointed that there were no 'big' coasters, but Zach and Avery had a spectatular time. I'm glad that we went before the kids were older....6 year olds still are enchanted with the magic that is Disney.
I did finally get to spend some time in my scrapbook room after I got all of the post vacation work done. I made about 10 cards and actually did 8 scrapbook pages! My scrapbook pages are never as good as I think that they should be, but I'm hoping to post a few of them later this week. For some reason I'm so much more confident in my card making skills, and scrapbooking is so much more personal. I love to make scrapbook pages and do it for my kids and to preserve our memories, I'm just not as keen on publishing them. But keep and eye out...I'll be posting them!
This card is a favorite of mine....I was a teen in the 80's, so the pink and green color scheme is really my thing! Every time I make a card with these colors I think of my freshman year of high school and my favorite pink Izod polo shirt (collar up!), under a kelly green crew neck sweater. You know what I'm talking about! Here's the recipe:
Stamp Sets: A Beautiful Thing, Lovely Labels; Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Regal Rose; Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive; Accessories: DSP-Flowers For You, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Celery wide grosgrain, Crystal Effects (It's hard to see, but it's on the center of the flower and the dots inside the flower to add dimension).