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Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekend activities

I'm usually several weeks behind on posting our weekend adventures. Instead of trying to catch up, I've decided to post current events and eventually I'll post previous pic on digi layouts. (At least for this weekend, anyway). Our weekend started off on Friday with an outing to the new water park Aqua*tica. It was a bit cool but Kylie loved it and we loved her giggles. Aqua*tica's sandy area. Kylie was enjoying the feel of the sand running thru her fingers.

Sweet smile.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of babysitting our little friend Natalie. I took the girls to the new water play area nearby and the girls had a blast. We were joined by Kylie's other friends Kyla & Shea and their parents. After the water play, we came back to our house and the girls played non-stop from everything to dress up, to taking everything out of Kylie's closet and placing it on the floor, chasing each other and screaming to pretend cooking and the slide/climber in the patio. Somehow I was the one exhausted by the end of the evening.

Sunday started off with a day at one of our theme parks. Here's Kylie relaxing by a shady area enjoying her favorite...popcorn. Does she look relaxed & comfy or what? :-)

Lovely little ham
After the theme park, Kylie was still wired with no nap so we made another trip to the water play area which she absolutely loved.

Sean captured Kylie's beautiful little footprints

Oh yeah, after dinner this past Friday, Kylie and Mommy got a new toy. It's a jogging stroller so that I can get ready for bikini weather which is fast approaching. Wish me luck!

This next pic was inspired by my bloggie friend Colleen. I couldn't pass by this place and not think of you. I smile everytime you write so fondly of this place. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking pages

As I've mentioned in one of my earlier posts, my latest obsession is digital scrapbooking. I have tons of photos that keep accumulating and not enough time nor the desire to pull out the store currently located in the guest bedroom closet. I still enjoy paper crafting but not the mess, hence the digital fix. I am sooooo excited to finally be able to showcase some of my creations although it has taken me forever to figure it all out specifically the software, layering etc. Ahem (clearing my throat)...I'd like to thank my daughter for her beauty and inspiration, my husband for answering all of my repetitive annoying questions without complaint and then letting me tune out for hours on end, and finally the wonderful designers who share their talent and ideas, you've made a fan out of me.

Please feel free to offer constructive criticism...I often don't notice the harsh shadows or errors that I read about in the forums. I also need to work on my journaling big time. If I post these on the blog or any public forum, I have to credit the designers and deservingly so as they put alot of time and hard work into it. Please remember I'm a newbie so be gentle. Here are my favs so far:

Digitreats one of my fav designers among a few so far. I got this layout idea from Pamela who is also generously creating the kits. I love her designs, layout ideas and templates.

Maria Stones - Girly Girl kit - I loved Maria's layout so much that I tried to duplicate it inserting my own kid's pic of course.

Shappy Princess - Festival kit - My own layout! Go me - hee, hee!

Quick Page by CFrank - Living Doll Designs

Quick Page by Kristin Cronin-Barrow - Sweet Shoppe Designs. This is a set of quick pages she made for her daughter's birthday and I think they are beautiful! I'm not sure where I got the #2 & font but as soon as I do, I will add the credits.

I was playing around with the software and came up with this great layout. Not sure why I have the watermarks. I'm hoping someone from the FF group can chime in. I used the default dpi and I thought I was using freebie paper...maybe not?

Thanks for looking!