Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Scrappy Monday!

Week seven of our Super Summer started yesterday!
Only five to go after this one. :(

I did get a bit of scrapbooking done this weekend.
Do you remember this sketch and layout?
Well, I liked the sketch so much, I decided to use if for another page.
It's still being worked on though.
but it's almost done and I hope to share the finished page in my next post along with a few more of those STL 250 birthday cakes. We are going to see at least two more this week!

Then my next scrapbook project is a layout using washi tape by Hazel and Ruby for an upcoming Paper Issues challenge. They gave us some great tapes to work with, but *This Tape* is definitely going to be featured on my page. Kind of excited about it because the topic of my layout is one of my favorite bands. Ok, not U2. They are "The" favorite of all time. No, it's the other one I did a blog post on not too long ago *Here*.
I am turning that post into a layout just like I said I would.

After that layout is done, I am going to go sketch crazy. I pinned a few sketches this past weekend that I really want to try. I am going to share them on the Craft Your Nest 
blog on Wednesday, so be looking for that post.

As for family time, I absolutely love weekends when Mike is home. We actually were able to go on a little date Saturday morning/afternoon while Evan and Erin were with some neighbor friends. Then we had those same friends over to hang out with us for dinner and spend the night while their parents went to a reunion. A little bit of a babysitting tradeoff. :)

Yesterday, we had our annual Father's/Mother's Day brunch with the grandparents at Rooster Cafe 
downtown. They have some pretty delicious crepes there and I had the pulled pork one with spiced apples and fontina cheese. Soooooo good!
Then we tried to get the annual family photo...
which I honestly love despite the fact that three of us are wearing sunglasses. And Evan has that pre-teen smirk that says I am too old for this (lol) But it is so us!
And we always try to get a photo of the grandparents with the kids as well.
We got a better smile from Evan on this one! :)

Anyway, enough about my weekend.
How was yours?


  1. Sounds like a great weekend, Mary Jo, and yay for some scrapbook time, too! We had a pretty quiet weekend for us, but those are good every once in a while. :)

  2. Sounds like a great weekend!! LOVING the family photos!!!!

  3. sounds like a fun weekend
    love that sketch and your layout is too cute

  4. I am just going to say that crepe sounds AMAZING!! yum! Look forward to seeing your sketches and hopefully you will get some scraptime soon to play and finish your pages..although your summer sounds pretty fun by itself!

  5. I love that sketch too, Mary Jo! Can't wait to see your second interpretation of it. :)

  6. Love the sketch you are working with! Sounds like you have a busy week ahead...have fun!! :) Evie

  7. Evan's smile did make me smile...... reminds me of my son when he was that age - lol. The sketch is great and I do look forward to seeing your finished page - and more of the 250 too. Anne x

  8. Loving both of your Lo's look forward to seeing them finished!
    Sounds like a fun weekend and love the pictures of your family and with the grandparents!

  9. Can't wait to see your finished layout Mary Jo, and the family photo is great!!

  10. LOVE your layout so far, Mary Jo!! Awesome photographs, too!!

  11. Can't wait to see the end result. And so glad you got some scrapping in and date time. Love the pictures too. Great memories!

  12. Oh my gosh Mary Jo, that layout in progress is awesome! Loving all the white space :) I love using sketches over like that! Great picture of the four of you. Evan looks just like Mike :)

  13. Love the family photos :) We need to do one of these.
    You layout in progress is looking lovely as usual. It is making me want to get going on another layout myself :)

  14. Love that sketch and your pages. Great use of the white space. :) And fab family photos too.

  15. you guys are just the cutest! LOVE those pictures and that layout is lookin great!!!