Monday, November 29, 2010

thank heavens for photoshop...

after the crazy pics we took in napa a few weeks ago, i thought we'd give it one last ditch effort & have troy's mom take a couple of pics in front of the christmas tree this weekend.  let's just say... thank goodness there is photoshop & i hope i can merge a couple together to get a decent shot.  (& fix the sharpness, etc...  i don't think she had it focused on us... and photoshop the black bag out of the back.) well.  at least it is "real," no?

Monday, November 15, 2010

couple of napa valley layouts.

had a crop at the house this weekend.  don't ask how much i finished then.... it's sad.  we won't go there.  BUT.... we did have a fabulous time.  drank some delish margaritas, and had some wonderful laughs.  but, i did make a couple of layouts with napa valley yesterday & today.  so, i thought i'd share!  they are both a lot brighter/ less fall-ish than i thought i'd make... trying to challenge my self to use beyond kraft.  i get kinda stuck on it sometimes!
this one uses primarily santa cruz.  plus a couple of buttons from my stash & licorice mist.  i NEED more of that alpha!  i used all of the e's!  nooooo!  lol.  
yep... my kids never cooperate.  oh well.  

the idea came for this one when i was scrapping yesterday & brad paisley's song "then" came on.  
incidentally, the photos in both layouts were taken in napa valley last weekend.  :)  
i think i am in love with these butterflies from making memories!  :)

Oh!  before i forget.... i have been asked multiple times what the alpha stamps i use all the time are.  they are the basic upper case & lower case stamps from hero arts.  

Sunday, November 7, 2010

napa valley

we went there with some friends this weekend.  i found some new favorite wines.  thank you, nic & jami for introducing us to those wineries.  (the one above is vi sattui.)  i can't wait to scrapbook our photos using the november studio calico kit, "napa valley"  hee hee.  how fortuitous, no?  

Monday, November 1, 2010


if you plan to do something like this with your child's hair...
be prepared for the worst when you brush it out.  
psa over.