Crazy week here!!! I am here!!! :) Trying to get tons of work done before my big trip next week. I also drove on a field trip this week with my older son's class. They went to Loaves and Fishes to sort food for community service. The kids did great!! They sorted almost 2 tons of food!!! Last night, was scouts for Owen. He showed great leadership at the meeting last night and has earned a "special" recognition of that!!! Way to go Owen!!! Today is grandparents day at my kids school so the boys are excited that Grammie is coming for a visit!!! This weekend is Owen and Jesse's first soccer practice of the season. They are both excited to be back on the soccer field. I am excited to be asst. coaching again this season with my brother-in-law, David (for Jesse's team). I love working with the kids! Spring time is such a busy time!!! (Is it officially spring??? It is coming soon!!!)
I am also in the process of cleaning out my craft stuff. I am going through my stamps. Time to purge some stuff that hasn't seen ink in a long time!!! Hopefully, someone else can give these stamps some love!!! I am also redoing my stamp binders. I will do a post about them when I am done.
Now on to my layout. I did this layout a couple weeks ago. I really wanted to play with the Swallowtail Stampin' Up stamp in the new Spring catalog. I love this stamp. I love that it is a big stamp but offered in clear mount which I think is a first!!!! I love clear mounts! This is a great stamp! I fell in love with the stamp from the sample in the catalog.
The image is embossed with Pool Party embossing powder. Then I used the champagne shimmer paint and my aqua painter to create the shimmer. Very pretty! This picture captures some of the shimmer. I also used the new mini butterfly punch out of the Spring catalog. I wanted LOTS of butterflies on this layout.
This picture was from my high school graduation. Yes, big hair!!! :) The title was stamped on the newsprint DSP. I distressed the edges.
This was a fun layout. I loved using the butterflies to symbolize taking flight to the next level in my life.
Hope you have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!!! I will be packing for VEGAS baby!!!!! :)