Jul 3, 2011

Half Way Point

I can't believe we are already half way through our summer. I was so worried about the three of us being home all day every day, but we have been so busy and we have been having a lot of fun. We made our own felt board the other day and today they are making sock puppets. We have been swimming every morning. Both kids are doing Karate once a week. Little Miss tested on Friday and got promoted to a Gold Belt! No pictures unfortunately because I was stuck at home with Little Man and his stomach ache. Sigh. This weekend Scott has been painting our bedroom. It was, of course, the last room upstairs to get painted and it will make a huge difference once it is done. I have been trying to keep the kids busy and out of his way. Not so easy when we got up to 117 yesterday. We are all going a little stir crazy. One picture I took recently was to mark Little Miss losing her second tooth!

Tomorrow we will be going to the summer movie pass movie, baking "fireworks cookies" and meeting friends tomorrow night to see the fireworks. This will be the first year we are going to go someplace and sit and watch them.So I should have lots of pictures to share soon. Until then, let me update some business here ;)
First of all, GCD Studios is giving away a kit of the month!
You can read all the details of the contest on THIS POST.
Next order of business....thank you to everyone who posted comments for the MyStampBOX blog hop. The winners were posted HERE. Also, on the MyStampBOX blog, we just featured a bunch of summer projects. This was my summer layout using Echo Park and MyStampBOX stamps:
You can see this layout and all the other designers takes on the summer challenge HERE.
In other news, the Scrapbook Circle July kit, called Blast Off! is available HERE and it is awesome! FUN papers and embellies. I love all the October Afternoon, of course, but additions like cork stars, Maya Road pins and a huge sticker sheet by Simple Stores make it spectacular. The downloadable printable is 2 pages and is awesome. Here is one layout I did with this kit:
 You can pick up Blast Off! HERE.
And speaking of Scrapbook Circle, it looks like there are still more Garden Party kits available HERE. After 4 layouts and a card, I still had more Garden Party left and here is the layouts I made with the last bits of it:
And, my final (and the other designers from this team's) Elle's Studio gallery was posted HERE. The post below this one has one layout from my June gallery. Here is the other and the Father's Day card I made:

Like I mentioned, I am so sad to be at the end of my term designing for Elle's Studio, but I adore their designs and will continue using them. In addition, Elle is a total gem and I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to work for her. I am excited about all the new blog features and love playing along with the sketch contests. If you haven't checked out Elle's Studio blog lately, you should! You will definitely continue to see LOTS of Elle's goodies around here. :) 
And last, but not least, check out one of my layouts in the Echo Park design gallery HERE.
Thanks for making it through! The one good thing about only one more month of summer is I will have more time to create and post! Until then, hope you're enjoying your summer too!
♥ Rebecca


  1. Hi!!! I loved looking at all your layout and reading about your summer!! You made some beautiful, fun and colorful creations!! Sabrina

  2. yeah for another lost tooth! congrats on the Echo Park feature--hope you have fun watching the fireworks tonight we still aren't sure what we are doing, just isn't as exciting when it's still over 100 outside and the sun has gone down! LOVE all of your creations!! :)

  3. Beautiful! Love your ep stuff... your pages are all fab :o)

  4. great projects Rebecca. I also can't believe that we are halfway through the year, it went so fast.

  5. ooooo gorgy Rebecca gotta love that space one REbecca!

  6. Oh my goodness... what fabulous layouts! I can't believe you are halfway through your summer holidays, and ours is just started!! Awesome inspiration Rebecca!!!

  7. Fantastic LO's!!! Congrats to your Daughter on the Gold belt:)

  8. Summer is going by way too fast! Love all your wonderful LO's. I was going to pick a favorite, but I'd be sitting here all day. ;) I do really love the "to the moon" lo with the bright colors and it's so sweet!! :)

  9. I hope you had a great 4th of July celebration!! Your layouts are fantastic. It's hard for me to believe it's already the middle of July.

    I am not getting your blog updates even though i'm a follower...weird. Sorry I haven't been commenting!!

  10. Fabulous layouts, but I esp. love the "i love you to the moon", it's precious!