Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ah, school is OUT for the SUMMER!

And I have been taking it easy, plus getting back to the chiropractor and gym, and scrapbooking again! Yay!

Before I start in on the scrapbook stuff, let me tell you what my wonderful family has been up to!

Sarah has graduated from high school, with distinction and as a member of the RHS Hall of Fame for 2010. She has made us quite proud, with her qualification as a Mississippi Eminent Scholar, a University of Mississippi Provost Scholar, a Key Club Scholarship recipient, and member of the Mississippi Lion's All-State band. Here are some graduation pictures:

Sarah with Granddad at her Graduation Brunch; with Aunt Mary Ann at graduation, and with Mary Beth....rockin' the zebra prints!

And here is beautiful Mary Beth, 16 and so grown up. She has tried so hard to find a summer job other than babysitting, but the job market for teenagers is not great these days. She has recently started her tenure as Lieutenant Governor on the LaMissTenn Key Club District Board.

She is also a budding photographer who takes some beautiful pictures:

Randy has been flying, flying, and flying. He has made ten jillion trips down to Louisiana, Gulfport, Pensacola, and Destin in the past few weeks. Most of these trips are related to the oil spill in the Gulf. He has also managed to squeeze in two triathlons and a half marathon! The other day we were in Bass Pro and he said he needed a new belt. "A new belt? You have TONS of belts!" "Yeah, but they're too big."

Ah, to have that particular problem. Here is the proud daddy with his girls:

And, like I said, I have been scrappin'! Both digital and paper, of course. And today is my day to reveal pages created with the using the adorable kit "Celebrate" by Designs by Krista.

My first page shows a couple of pictures of Sarah on Class Day.

I used a template on this one, from The Happiest Grab Bag, which contained several kits and templates and alphas and stuff by various designers at Scrap Orchard. The grab bag is no longer available, but the template is made by Tracey Howard and can be found here. The cute alpha is from an older kit that I love, called My Gurlz All That by Royanna Fritschman at Divine Digital. That white frame is from Krista's Bloomin' kit.

Yeah, I actually forgot I had pictures from Mary Beth's trip to Disney that needed scrapping. I think I am going to do them all digitally. I love the little hats in this kit, and knew they would look cute on the girls' heads in this picture.

And this next page is a simple one using an extraction technique to pop Mary Beth out of the frames. The frames are from the June Mega kit at Scrap Orchard, called It's a Journey. I got the idea for putting patterned papers in those stamp frames from a layout at SO by Athena.

My last page showcases some cute pictures of my daughter Mary Beth with our sweet baby Chloe. Chloe hates the camera, so it is hard to get pics of her without distracting her somehow. Smooches from Mary Beth seem to do the trick!

The font is Vaguely Repulsive, downloaded from Kevin and Amanda HERE; and the scalloped background was made using a template from Nee Nee designs, available at Scrap Orchard.

That's it! I hope you like my pages, and that you will follow the links to check out some of Krista's cute and reasonably priced digi kits.

And if you stayed to read that long, long, post, congratulations and thank you!

1 comment:

latte_grande said...

Omg, Wanda, a big high 5 to your beautiful daughters! You've got to be so, so proud of them both. And your pages are beautiful! Way to rock the digi, girl! Miss you!