Monday, July 25, 2011

My Sister Layout

So I haven't posted any scrapbook LOs lately and I really hadn't realized it until the other week, when I tried out for a design team for a sketch site. They ask for a link to your blog where you share your projects, and well, mines mostly just pictures and ramblings. So I thought I would start sharing at least one LO a week.

This is the page I made for said design team. I didn't get selected, but I love how the LO turned out. The ketch is from Sassy Lil' Sketches. I used Basic Grey's newer line called Out Of Print. I just love this line. The feel of it always makes me want to scrap my sister, as it just screams her name to me! So this is a recent photo of my baby sister at Lake Erie. Isn't she gorgeous? I inked all of the squares with distress ink to make them stand out a little and to create some definition. It's hard to see but there is also just a splash of blue Glimmer Mist behind the squares. I really love how this turned out!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Too Hot To handle

So last weekend my work volunteered at an annual race called Too Hot To Handle. And boy was it hot out! We bring our truck and a couple of office staff out to do bag check for all of the runners so they have somewhere to store their items while they race!

I had to get up at 4:15 that morning to get ready and be to the race by 6:00am. I hate early mornings! But I was up and there on time non the less. There were a ton of runners this time, more than last year even. Here's a couple pictures I took.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lake Lavon - 4th of July Weekend

So I did have some other fireworks fun besides just going to see the fireworks this year. We went and shot our own off. I'm not talkin the smoke bombs and sparklers I've always done growing up as a kid. But real, big, sparkly, bangin fireworks!

Every year it seems there are three fireworks stands on Lake Lavon. You go out there, buy some fireworks, and launch them in a field they provide. Sounds safe enough. There was EMT, and firemen, and police officers there. All legal! So we went out late one night this weekend, bought us a couple packs, and set some off with Alicia!

Now, it is a freaking' war zone out there! Kids running in the field setting things off, people not watching where they are shooting things, people shooting things at others on purpose....but it was fun. The smoke was incredible from all the fireworks. There mist have been HUNDREDS at the field we chose. The smoke was so thick, driving up you couldn't even tell where we were crossing the lake!

We stayed out there for about two hours I think, lighting a lot of small things. Then when we were ready to go, we launched our big kit, "Fade to Black". Sure, it wasn't the biggest kit there was, but it was still really neat! Short, but neat!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I just love Independence Day. I love what it stands for. I love being patriotic. I love the fireworks and fair food and bands. And heck, who doesn't love a three day weekend! Which might I say I appreciate so much now after working years at the hospital where you didn't get these holidays off.

Chuck and I decided to go see Addison's Kaboom Town this year. It was ranked #3 in fireworks displays and over 500 thousand people were expected. Now we didn't make it to the street fair, but we saw the fireworks. We parked far away and walked up near the airport. We found a spot on the curb to sit and had front row seats really.

As we arrived there was an airshow going on. A pilot was writing things in the sky and doing loops super close to the ground. It was very neat! The we waited about 20 minutes, while watching what we think were Plano's fireworks off in the distance. Then our show started! It was a great show that lasted about 30 minutes. We really enjoyed it. Here are some neat photos I took of the fireworks!