Monday, July 9, 2012

Back From the Lake and a Free On-line Class :)

Some really, really great neighbors invited us down to their lake home to hang out with them this past weekend. Since we really needed some relaxing family time away from work and home, we packed up and went. And yes, Erin jumped off that platform not once, but many, many times. She is so brave and adventurous!
Evan, true to his style, took his time getting used to the water :)
But then he warmed up pretty quickly and actually took his sister kayaking!
and the four of us went tubing. In fact, there was lots of tubing this weekend. And lots of boating, and floating on rafts and eating. In all it was so much fun and we really needed it. I think this is the most relaxed the four of us have been all year :)
So thanks to our good neighbors for a wonderful weekend!

And if you are looking for a fun scrapbook class to take on an upcoming weekend, Crafting Ireland online magazine has a free class for you...
Here are some of the details...
Crafting Ireland is hosting a free online class on the 21st July at 3pm BST. In the class we will create some mini scrapbook layouts. These layouts are perfect for card makers who want to get into scrapbooking or for scrapbookers who find they are running out of space for bigger layouts! We will also make a desktop flip display stand for the pages so you can show them off where ever you like! 
Supply list for the online class
Mini layout pages:
*4 sheets of cardboard/chipboard at 13cmx13cm
*10 sheets 6×6 paper cut down to 13x13cm – keep the off cuts!
*This will make 4 double sided pages so you will have 8 pages in total, you can of course make more if you wish!
* Polaroid style photo mats: photos are 7.4 x 7.4 cm and the white card to matt them on is 9.6cm x 8.1cm.
*You will need 8 photos and 8 photo mats
*Adhesives, border punches, trim, score board, duct tape and tools as usual
*Binding rings or ribbon (Binding rings do work the best)
*Crop a dile/eyelet setter and eyelets (optional)
*Hole punch
For the stand:
*1 x Sheet of chipboard 30cm long and 15cm high
*2 x pieces of chipboard 15cm high and 6cm wide
*Duct tape
*Paper or paint to cover it
*Optional – embellishments. I use tissue tape. 
If you are interested in learning more or in how to sign up, you can check their Facebook page here!

Issue 11 of Crafting Ireland is due to be revealed sometime today. I know that one of my projects will be in the actual magazine, and the other project will be in the blog article. I'll let you know which on Wednesday. I am really looking forward to this issue :)


  1. Looks like a fun time (although you'd never find me jumping off of that platform, LOL!)

  2. Glad you had a nice time at the lake.

    Looking forward to seeing your crafting Ireland projects!

  3. sounds like a lot of fun! great photos!

  4. Fun photos! I loved swimming in the lake at summer camp as a kid, but now that I've been spoiled by chlorination, I'm not so sure I could so it! lol

  5. I love your pictures - makes me want to go to the lake! Glad you had a relaxing weekend!!

    The online class looks interesting.

  6. Oh, great photos! Love how the fun is so evident.

  7. Wow that platform looks hi - super photos and thank you for the online class link :)

  8. I love the lake, anywhere, anytime! Glad you had such a great time! :)

  9. looks like you had a great time!!!

  10. Looks like a really fun time!!
    Glad you and your family had a fun and blessed weekend getaway!!
    Love the pictures!!

  11. Oh that lake looks like a beautiful place! So nice for your family to get some R&R. :)

  12. So glad you had fun! Congrats on the pubbed!

  13. What a fun weekend! I'm glad you guys got to have a nice break as a family and relax!

  14. Looks like you had a nice family weekend. So brave of your little one to just off that high board :0
    We are lucky enough to have our own piece of paradise and go there every weekend that we can.
    So happy your family got to enjoy your time there.