On Tuesday, my older son Jason's three kids stayed overnight too -- our house was very full!
At dinner, Ryan (he's the one in the striped shirt; he's 9) didn't want to let me take his picture, so I told the kids they could make ugly faces if they wanted. So this photo is entirely my fault! Lighting is horrible for photography in my kitchen, blurry shot, etc. but I love it anyway.
My mom and I took them to the park Wednesday:
This is Kaycee, she's a sixth grader and almost too cool for the park ...
And I can count on Ryan to find alternative ways to use the equipment:
Shelbie, 8, enjoyed the swings.
The monkey bars were fun too!
I still managed to get some scrapping time in. Shelbie was my "guest designer" on a Halloween card, picking out the papers and colored spider and bling for me. She loved that drippy goo punch by Martha Stewart -- "that drippy stuff is COOL! and it better be on the card you send me this year!" She loves bling, too.
I took these pictures last Saturday of Heather's two boys, 4 year old Cameron and Ethan. Pepper the dog was hoping for some of that pizza to fall his way! The layout was for #2 of the October THAW (THree A Week) challenge at Willow Traders -- use the entire alphabet on your layout in some way. I printed it out on clear Dymo Letratag tape and added it as a border. The papers are My Mind's Eye. I sanded the K & co chipboard letters and rubbed them with distress inks to tone down their formerly bright color. The stars are cut with a little QK buckle die.
Challenge #3 was entitled the "Moldy Cheese Challenge": I took the photo on this one at the park Wednesday. Ryan absolutely hates to have his picture taken, but saw me pointing my camera and said, "Okay -- ONE picture!" I love this shot:
The paper is Fancy Pants "About a Boy". The labels are Stampin' Up "Certified" set ; I love this set and use it a lot on the grandkids' layouts. I hit a few of the splotches and spots on the paper with Stickles for a little added texture and shine. The alpha is Cuttlebug Baby Face. Martha Stewart border punch, WR Memory Keepers snap, Me and My Big Ideas rhinestones, Bazzill cardstock.
I drove up to Minnesota yesterday to bring Ethan home, and I'll be staying until tomorrow. Heather and I scrapped together last night (something we don't get to do often enough!)
Have a great Saturday!