Monday, May 12, 2014

The Day After Mother's Day

I was in a card making mood last week and made a few...

Yes, I used my three in a row design again! It's a great way to use up scraps of paper leftover from layouts. Just punch a ton of circles and add them to cards. One of my goals this year was to try and send more cards by mail. It's already May, and unfortunately these are the first. I made them for our moms and then sent the rest to sent the rest to a few close friends for Mother's Day.

For my own Mother's Day celebration yesterday, I just wanted two things...
to be able to sleep in a bit and not have to cook. :)
I did sleep in until around 8:30.
Mike and Erin had already brought donuts home before I woke up, so I didn't have to make breakfast.
While the boys were fishing, Erin and I prayed together for all of the wonderful moms (friends and family) in our lives, and I taught her how to say the rosary.
Afterwards, the two of us watched a few episodes of the Brady Bunch together. It is one of my favorite shows from my childhood and we have been getting it on DVD's from Netflix.

And then...

I got to scrapbook. Just one layout, but it was great!
I was totally inspired by This Layout by Cassie. And we both used the May Swag Bag at Paper Issues.
The pictures are from Mother's Day in 2011. Mike had taken Erin up to the playground for a little bit and brought the DSLR camera with him. :)
I actually took the picture of this layout with my iphone. It was a lot easier than using a regular camera and then editing it in a photo editing program. I just snapped, cropped on my phone and that was it! I may have to use my iphone for layout photos more often.

Anyway, after lunch (pizza from Little Ceasar's which Mike and Erin picked up again) we headed out to Six Flags amusement park for a few hours before Mike had to head out of town for work.
So my day was just the right mix of relaxing and spending time with my family. :)

Hope you had a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous Mama's day! I loveeeeeeeee your lo! LOVING those colors and the photos!!!

  2. So glad you had a lovely day, Mary Jo and your layout is beautiful! :)

  3. your projects are awesome
    so glad you had a wonderful mother's day!

  4. Your cards are beautiful, I love the CAS design of them - something I am not good at! The layout is gorgeous, glad to hear that you had such a lovely day too. Anne x

  5. You did a lot in your day. I am so glad it was nice. This LO is gorgeous!

  6. Great cards, great layout, great time with the family, great iPhone pics!! Sounds like a GREAT weekend!! :)


  7. Gorgeous page! Love all the shades of orange and pink!
    Sounds like your Mother's day was perfect!

  8. Great layout and a great day.

  9. Sounds like you had a relaxing mother's day! Sweet layout. Love the mix of colors and all the little details you added.

  10. What a wonderful mother's day!! Great cards and love the layout!!

  11. An adorable layout! I think sometimes it's hard to use bright colors but you pulled it off brilliantly!

  12. Thanks for your comment on my cards. I like your cards, too! I can see where that three-in-a-row design would be so could do three stamps or three hearts or...the possibilities are endless. :) I like your LO too, and it's definitely full of sunshine. Hm, I don't have an iPhone, but I do have an iPad. I wonder if my iPad would also work for blog photos. I'll have to experiment and see. Happy (Belated) Mother's Day!

  13. So glad you had a nice Mother's Day. I so love your that piece of washi tape right in the center of those cute photos!!! :) Evie

  14. Your layout looks so bright and cheerful, love it!!!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's day. But if you think 8:30 is sleeping in…I won't tell you what time I get up, lol.

  15. It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I'm glad you got to relax and spend the day with your family :)

    Your cards are great, I love the three things layout. And your layout is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and I love the pictures of Erin!

  16. I love that layout. The design is wonderful and the colours just right. It us a wonderful photo...should try my camera more often.
    So meat to hear that you taught Erin the rosary.little miss c just made her First Communion and got a beautiful rosary from a friend!
    At my Mum's on my iPhone so sorry about the spelling etc...

  17. It sounds like a wonderful day! I love this layout and I can't believe that you got that photo with your must have amazing lighting and what do you use for your background...I always struggle with that.

    1. My lighting is just ok really. I only have one spot in my house with good natural light and that is my scrap office with all the windows. I use a piece of white foam board as my background. Truthfully I was surprised that the lighting was so good cause it was actually a cloudy day!

  18. That layout is so super cute! I love the composition and the combos of the yellow and pink!