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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Home at last

Vacations are great but it sure is nice to be back home.  The drive there and back was the hardest part.  By the time we were 1/2 way home little Rachel was letting us know she was definitely tired of her car seat (and I can’t blame her).  This year’s vacation doesn’t have the mishap stories of last year’s trip.  Matter of fact compared to last year’s this year went VERY smooth.  We had a blast and made some great memories.  I’m sure some of the photos I took will be showing up around here very soon.

I didn’t get any scrapping done while we were gone but I’ve been busy since we got home so I do have some layouts to share with you.

Three of the designers I CT for were busy busy busy while I was on vacation.  SuzyQ Scraps teamed up with JZ Designs and created an adorable pirate kit called Swashbucklers.  You can pick it up at Suzy’s ESS store until the end of the month.


Here are a couple of layouts I did with this kit.IK_S1_pirateIK_S2

She also has up Carefree and Out of This World so if  you missed them as freebies (hanging my head in shame – I have to admit I missed Out of This World) you can pick them up in her store.

A+ Desgins has several new things in her store at ESS.  I haven’t had a chance to work with Come Boldly or When You Wish but I can’t wait.  They both look beautiful.  I did finish up a layout with Berry Pickin’ that I thought you might like to see.  I think I’ll be visiting this kit again in a week or so.  There are two berry farms close by and we’re in the midst of berry season so I want to get the kids out and get some fresh berries.


Today Scraps of Ellay is releasing a new freebie kit on her blog called Summer Lovin.’  I love the colors in this kit.


Here’s  a layout I finished up with this kit and the first photos from our trip.  We were riding on a train that goes from Branson down across the Arkansas line and then back.  Rachel needed to be distracted at times because she’s not one to sit still.  So at one point my DH took our son’s hat and this is what happened next.IK_SL

There were some breathtaking views!  I got some neat photos and so did my oldest DD so I’m sure you’ll see more from the train ride.

I think that about catches me up.  I can’t wait to see what all of you have been up to while I’ve been gone.  Missed ya!


  1. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. I love you layouts, they're great. Sounds like you had a very nice vacation.

  2. Always love to be home after a vacation - except for the laundry.

    Lots of great layouts.

  3. Hi Susan! :) Very cute layouts!
    I nominated you for an award. See my blog

  4. You got busy right when you got home, didn't you? Great work girl!!


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