Thursday, June 30, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Sketch Reveal (June 30)

Hello!!  How are you?  I am so glad that you are visiting me today.  I know
that I am great, I have my toes dug in the sand, at the beach, on vacation!
I hope that you are having as much fun as I am....Speaking of fun, have you seen
Deb's June 30th sketch over at Let's Get Peachy? Holy Smokes! I think this was
my favorite one so far!

I created this layout of my oldest daughter, who was 3 in this picture (she is now
6). She follows in my footsteps, & loves crafts! So, it really was no surprise
when I stepped away for a few minutes & came back to find her all covered in marker.
She used herself as the canvas! Of course my first instinct was to grab the camera.
Does that make me a bad mommy? lol.

The supplies that I used are:
Stamping Up paper 2007
Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Jenni Bowlin Butterflies
Stickles - Star Dust
Liquid Pears - White Opal, Baby Blue, & Lemmon Yellow
Random: twine & staples

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoy your day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #167

Today, as you are reading this, I am in Sea Isle City, NJ. Maybe I am sleeping, maybe I am sitting on the beach with my toes in the sand. Or maybe I at the zoo, or Storybook Land. Who knows, however, I am on vacation! Yay!

Even though I am on vacation, that doesn't stop Shawn from posting new sketches at Nuts About Sketches.... as it is Monday. This sketch was so much fun to work with, & the supplies in the Scraptacular June kit were perfect for this sketch. I loved working w/ the supplies & the sketch. And here is what I came up with:

When my father found out that Emma loved his boat, he would take her out every time she went for a sleep over. He even got her her own fishing rod (Dora I do believe). In these pictures, she did catch a sunny, & you can see her reaction.

Thanks for looking today.
Have a great week.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

From Here 2 Scrapternity June Reveals.

Hello friends! I hope that you are having a fantastic day! This weekend there is a great crop going on at From Here 2 Scrapternity. You should head over there right now & check it out. I used my supplies for June to create 2 challenges. A recipe challenge for a layout, & a card challenge. Here is what I have created using my supplies:

This layout is of my girls with my parents on their boat. They love fishing with Nana & Paw-paw, & have such a great time on the water & boat.

I created this card for Tony's cousin's son who made his first communion in May. I really like how the cross turned out. In the thank you note, he even thanked me for the "handmade" card. Josh is 8.

Today, we are on our way to the beach! I am so looking forward to spending time w/ the family & just hanging out & relaxing. My favorite part is watching the girls have a ball. I have posts set up while we are away, so I hope you keep stopping back.

Thanks for looking today & have a great week!! (& don't forget to head over to FH2S for fun , inspiration, & prizes.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

From Here to Scrapternity May Reveals

Yes, I know, I did it again. We are almost at the end of June, & I am just sharing with you my FH2S May reveals. I have had them done since the end of May, posted them at FH2S, but almost forgot to post them here. Pam sent me Basic Grey, my fave, to use, & it was fun. This first layout you've seen already as it was a NAS sketch, but the rest will be new to you.

Thanks for looking! Stay tuned for more posts in the days to come. Maybe even my June IT designs for FH2S will make it in June! lol.

Have a good one!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #166

Hi there! Today Shawn has put out sketch number 166 at Nuts About Sketches. Of course it was another fabulous one! They just keep getting better & better. So, here is what I've done w/ it:

I just love these pictures & this sketch was perfect for it. It was a beautiful day in June & we all piled into the car to go to the pool. As soon as we got to the top of the street, it started to rain, so we turned around, w/ 2 disappointed lil girls, & came home. After the storm was over, the sun came out & was shining again. We got back into the car, & got out of the development & half way to the pool. Guess what? It started to pour again! With both girls now crying, when we got out of the car, I took their cover ups off & told them to "go". They looked at me strangely, but eventually they ran around like crazy people, & had the time of their lives! Jumping & splashing & running & just having so much fun!

I hope that you enjoyed these pics as much as I do.
Thanks for looking today & hope to see you soon.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my sweet sweet sister, Dawn! Happy Birthday, Seestor!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Sketch Reveal (June 16)

Oh happy day!  Yes, it is!  I was able to work with another fan-tabulous sketch
from Deb at Let's Get Peachy! Love it love it love it!! & I am sure that you will too!

I am always hearing that I scrap my oldest daughter, & rarely my youngest....Well,
I do have 2 years more photos of her, but that's beside the point....When I saw
this sketch, I knew exactly what pictures to use. This layout is about my youngest
daughter, who was 5 months old in these photos. She was always such a happy baby,
& nothing really phased her. Here, she is sitting in her bumbo, watching a bunch
of us swim. She was so content to just sit & watch...such a cutie patootey!

The supplies that I used are:
Stamping up paper 2006
Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge
Creative Memories Circle punch
Color Box ink - brown
Cinnamon Stickles
Random: flowers & brads

Thank you for checking out my blog & what I did for Let's Get Peachy today!
I look forward to seeing you back again soon!

Have a great day!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #165

Here we are, another fabulous Monday in June! Love summer & everything that comes with it. In fact, today, is the first Monday that Emma doesn't have school, & I do believe that it is the last day that I have the boys. Yes, today starts the Grassi summer!

Shawn revealed another new sketch at Nuts About Sketches today, & I used Scraptacular's June kit supplies to create this:

It seems that I have way more pages of Emma than I do of Audra, so I need to catch up a little bit. This is just some pics of Audra, as cute as can be, when she was just 3 months old. She was always a happy, easy baby....until she hit one. lol. But she is now 4, & won't stop talking....She is still way too cute though! My lil peanut!

Hope you have a lovely summer & do lots of fun things!
See you soon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Sketch Reveal

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I was able to work with Deb's fantastic
June 9th Sketch at Let's Get Peachy, & it was so much fun! For those of you
that know me, know that I adore sketches, & this one was no exception.

I did a layout of one of my oldest & dearest friends, Angela, & her family.
The picture is from 2006, but the thought behind the layout doesn't change.
We met when we were about 5, & have remained friends for all of these years. We
went to camp together, high school together, cheered together, got into some trouble
together (as teenagers do! ask my dad!!), & then we got married the same year, &
had children the same year as well! Talk about friends! Now our kids are friends
too. She is one of those friends that is always there for you, no matter what.

On this layout I used:
Quick Quotes Jokers Wild paper
Tim Holts distressing tool
SEI chalk ink - ruby
Color Box ink - black
American Craft Thickers, Honey, Black
October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers - Ledger
Random: lace, brads, textured card stock, & staples

I hope that you enjoyed what I have created, & I hope that you have a fabulous day!
See you soon! ;o)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Power of a Smile

Hi!  The challenge this month at Let's Get Peachy was to create a layout about the
Power of a Smile. Well, I took it literally & created a layout with that as my

This is my youngest daughter Audra (yes, another layout of her & not Emma, yay!),
when she was 9 months old. Her first year, all she did was smile. The happiest
baby you ever did see! Her smile was contagious & made everyone around her smile
as well. In fact, she is now 4, & she still is a happy-go-lucky, smiley kid!
Love her!

The supplies I used are:
Quick Quotes- Sophia Collection
American Crafts Thickers - Vera Vinyl White
Tim Holtz Distresser
Maya Road Birds mini sheer
Heidi Swap bling
Random: ribbon, slide

Thanks for looking today. Hope to see you back real soon!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #164

Happy Monday! With Mondays, you should now know what comes with them.....of course! Another new Nuts About Sketches sketch & reveal. So, here is what I've created with this weeks sketch, using Scraptacular's June kit supplies:

These pictures make me chuckle a little bit. I was just taking random pics because the day before we had gone to the Philadelphia Zoo, & of all things, lost our camera. I can't live w/o my camera, so we bought a new one immediately! This was the next day & I was just playing around with it & taking pictures left & right. Here the girls were enjoying the sand box & the weather was awesome!

Thanks for looking today. I hope that you enjoyed my creation.
Have a great day & see you soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

From Here to Scrapternity April Reveals

I know I know I know!! April reveals in June! There are 2 reasons that I am doing this. 1) I didn't get the April From Here 2 Scrapternity supplies until May. 2) I was sick a lot in May, therefore I was behind on everything. I really really loved these supplies! The colors, the flexibility. Everything was awesome.

Now, some of these layouts you have seen already because I used them for some NAS sketches, but I hope that you enjoy them again, & like the ones that you haven't seen.

I hope that you liked my creations & that you stop back again soon.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #163

Whew! Things have been quite crazy in the Grassi household over the past few weeks. I was sick for about 3 weeks straight, & finally broke down & went to the doc. As it turned out, I had an infection in my throat, ears, & sinuses. Ugh! No wonder I wasn't feeling hot! With being sick, I didn't have time to scrap because all my spare time was spent sleeping! Plus, in the midst of me being sick, we went to Wildwood, NJ. Tony had a football clinic there, & the girls & I tagged along. We had a fantastic time! Pool, beach, boardwalk. My fave was watching the girls have so much fun! I did get worse before I got better (thanks to the trip), but, I do feel better now, the weather is sunny, & I am in summer mode. The pool opened this past weekend & we were there every day! Love it! Now we just need Emma to be finished school (8 more days), & to not watch the boys anymore. Then we will kick it into high summer mode!!

On a different note, the new Nuts About Sketches sketch was revealed on Monday, & no disappointment there, again. Another beautiful sketch! I happened to use the supplies that Pam sent me for May for From Here 2 Scrapternity inspiration team, so I double dipped.

The pictures are of my oldest, Emma, in 2007. We have flowers that come up in our landscaping, & she was always so intrigued by them. In fact, she still is to this day! It makes me sad to see these pictures. It seems so long ago!

Thanks for looking today. I hope that you are all are doing well & I hope that you stop back again real soon!

Have a fabulous day!