Monday, August 29, 2011

Nuts About Sketches, sketch #176

Hello hello hello. Monday is here, & I am a little sad to say that this will be my last sketch on the DT for Nuts About Sketches. New team starts with the next sketch. And although I will surely miss being on the team, I will continue to pull her sketches weekly & use them.

Here is what I created w/ the latest sketch:

There is a dairy farm a few miles from our house. At that dairy farm is a little restaurant , as well as a little petting zoo. At that zoo they have farm animals as well as rare & unusual animals. The best part is that it is totally free! The kids love going there & seeing the animals, as the pictures show. Always a fun time.

Thanks for looking, & thanks Shawn for allowing me to be on your DT for the past year.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nuts About Sketches: Sketch #175

You got it! Monday morning, Monday Nuts About Sketches sketch. My term is almost up with her, so this is one of the last ones that you will see. I am sure that I will continue to do the sketches, but just not as her DT member. But with out further ado, here is what I created with her latest sketch:

As I've been scrapping, I seem to have a lot of photos of my father, but not so many of my mother. I will definitely need to do something about that moving forward. But here is my father with baby Audra. He just loves his grand kids as you can tell by the look in his eyes.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chicas Getting Crafty August 11th Sketch Reveal

Oh my goodness! Have you seen the sketches that the girls are creating at Chicas Getting Crafty lately? They are awesome! I was one of the lucky ones to design with Kimmy's sketches this month, so I would like to share with you what I have created.

These are pictures of Emma (yes, I know, I haven't forgotten about Audra!), & our dog Charley. We were so worried that Charley wouldn't take to Emma, but he immediately became her protector the day we brought her home. Here, Emma is 7 months old, & just starting to move around. He would sit & watch her every move. She loved it when he was near, & learned to pull up by using his back to steady herself.

Supplies used:
Almost everything I used was from the Basic Grey Euphoria line: paper, buttons, letters, brads, chipboard.
Karen Foster Design green Scrappers Floss
Colorbox chalk ink- lavender & blue

Thanks for the wonderful sketch, Kimmy, & thank you all for stopping by to look, & don't forget to check out Chicas Getting Crafty! Have a great day & see you back here soon!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Nuts About Sketches - Sketch #174

Hello there! How are you this fine Monday in August. August! Holy smokes, where has this summer gone??

Thanks to Shawn, I was able to create another fun layout using one of her sketches for Nuts About Sketches. Here is what I came up with:

These are fun pictures of Easter 2010. We had gone to church with my parents, then went back to their house for an egg hunt, & a wonderful, traditional, Easter ham dinner. Fun fun fun.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you back soon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chicas Getting Crafty Wedding Challenge

When Peachy Laura from Chicas Getting Crafty asked us to chose a part of a wedding to scrap about, the first thing that popped into my mind was the cake, so I blurted that out right away. Then I thought, how am I going to scrap a wedding cake??! I have never scrapped any of our wedding photos, then I thought that I would flub it & scrap one of the kids birthday cakes(shhh, don't tell Laura!). As I was flipping through photos, I found the perfect "wedding cake" pictures! My parents, on their 40th wedding anniversary, renewed their vows & had a huge celebration, much like a wedding. They had gotten married in Germany & only a handful of people attended, so they went all out this time, & had the big traditional "wedding" for the renewal. The cake was no exception! Here are the photos of the cake, them cutting, & feeding each other. Still as in love, & 1000x more, as the day they were married.

Supplies used:
Foof-a-la patterned paper
Bazzil Basics paper just the edge card stock strips
SEI chalk ink - red grape
Quick Quotes powder puff ink - bloody mary
Inkadinkadoo swirl stamp
Pink Paisley Bayberry Cottage cork buttons
American Crafts Thickers - Shoebox glitter white
Random: cardstock, flowers, & brads

Thank you for letting me share my parents love story with you, & for stopping by
today. I surely hope you continue to visit me, & over at Chicas Getting Crafty,
for inspiration!! Have a fabulous day!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Nuts About Sketches - Sketch #173

Oh my! I had thought I had set this up to post while I was on my cruise, but I still had it set as a draft! I hope I didn't disappoint you!

Anyway, this gives me the opportunity to tell you that Tony & I had a wonderful time on our cruise! It was so nice to get away, just the two of us, & reconnect a bit. With all of his travel for work, the impending move on our minds, it was nice to push all of that aside & just enjoy each other with out any distractions. We got massages, pedicures, drank an awful lot! & just had a wonderful time. Since we cruised to Canada, it was a lot colder than what we thought, but over all it was so much fun, & well deserved & needed.

The kids return tomorrow, so back to life we go.

Onto the craft stuff. Of course this is a Nuts About Sketches take on a sketch, it is Monday (well, now Tuesday) after all.

The picture is of the girls this past Easter. The sun was in their eyes so they kinda look like they've been crying, or that they are mad, but in all honesty they WERE mad because I was delaying them going inside to look for their Easter baskets!

As I mentioned, tomorrow is back to normal life....laundry, kiddos, cooking, cleaning, the works. I will just have to relive my moments on the cruise when I scrapbook about it! Stay tuned for those photos/layouts. ;o)

Have a great day & see you back here soon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chicas Getting Crafty August 4 Sketch Reveal

Hello friends! We have some new sketch designers in town! And what wonderful sketches they are coming up with over at Chicas Getting Crafty. I was able to work with Kimmy's sketch & love it! It left a lot of room for the imagination! I also used the monochromatic theme that they have going this month. I used mostly green, as green is, & has always been, my favorite color. I hope you enjoy what I have done with it.

The pictures are of Emma, my oldest, when she was 10 months old, & learning to feed
herself. She would sit there forever, but would be so proud of herself that she
was able to eat on her own. Not sure how much she would get in her belly in those
days, but she gave it every effort she could.

Supplies used:
Nikki Silvis Flaming Butterfly patterned paper
Nikki Silvis Dan the Record Man patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Felt black
Colorbox chalk ink - Dark Moss
Random: cardstock

Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you back here in the days to come.
There is lots of inspiration at CGC as well, so be sure to stop there daily
(and here too of course)!

Have a good one.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

From Here to Scrapternity July Reveal

Good morning! It is a happy day for me! In about an hour or two, my girls will be with my parents, & Tony & I are going on a long awaited cruise to celebrate our 10 year anniversary (which was in March). It is just a 4 night cruise, but we are so looking forward to it! Just the two of us, phones left at home, & just enjoying some time along, together.

On another note, I don't think that I have mentioned to you that the Grassi's have made a very big important decission. Tony has accepted a job/promotion in Houston, so by the end of the year, we will be relocating to TX. Big news, right?? This is a very wise career move for him. Once there, the sky is the limit & I am pretty sure that he will climb the corporate ladder quickly. (he has already been promise another promotion w/in the year after we get there!!). Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this very difficult, yet exciting journey.

On another note, my sister got engaged!!! Isn't that fabulous! I am so happy for her & Noah!! You can tell just by listening to her, & watching her, that she is truly in love & has found her perrfect match! Congratulations, seestor!! I am so thrilled & excited for you!!

Now, onto the crafty stuff. We had a super busy July, so I haven't had much scrappy time, besides the Hamburg Hideaway, but this past Friday I did go to the CK Convention. I went by myself this year, so I decided to pick up a few classes. I took the Embellish It!! class & really really enjoyed it! It was fabulous. I did 4 layouts & learned 12 techniques! The hour flew by! Then I had taken another class, & was so disappointed. The entire class was spent talking about their product & pushing sales. We were supposed to do 4 double page layouts & 2 cards. I walked out of there with the kit in had as it was handed to pieces! So dissappointing. After I return from my cruise, I will be sending an email to CK. That is how strongly I feel about it. After the convention, I went to a crop at my fave lss, Scraptacular. I was able to get in some scrappy time & finally get my From Here 2 Scrapternity creations done. With that being said, here is what I created with my supplies for July from FH2S:

I used one of the new techniques that I learnd at the convention (in the good class). I fussy cut flowers from pp & then s lit in between the petals to the center. Then I pinched the petals of the flowers up, to create a dimensional look. Voila!

The pictures are of me & the girls, & their friends last summer when we went to Sonic for an outdoor movie.


This layout is of my sister & I in April of this year at Emma's b-day party. We don't have very many pictures of us together, so my friend had taken this shot. She will make a beautiful bride, won't she?

Thank you for stopping by today! I am signing off until we get back. I have a few posts scheduled while we are gone, so please stop back to say hello.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Nuts About Sketches, sketch #172

Happy happy Monday! And by now, you certainly know that with Monday comes a new sketch by Shawn at Nuts About Sketches.

These pictures are of Emma & her 2nd Christmas. We had gone to my parents house to celebrate Christmas, & she was all over the place. She was just as content to climb on & sit on the packages as she was opening them. It was a fun day & the best part was that it was spent with family. (Audra was there, but still in my belly....).

Thanks for looking. See you back soon.