Oct 12, 2011

Fall Break , But No Fall Weather

So we are officially on Fall break, but it doesn't feel like Fall--AT ALL. It got over 100 degrees yesterday and today I broke down and put the AC back on. A temperate home definitely means a less cranky family ;) The nicest part about this break is a break from soccer.

Don't get me wrong--I love that the kids love soccer and that we all go to practices and games together, but every night of the week someone has SOMETHING and it just gets exhausting. Of course Little Miss only actually has 2 days off from school and every day since last week has been 1/2 days which means tons of back and forth for me and not much time to create. But I did get to work on the Jillibean Soup sketch this month (created by Julie Bonner). Here is the sketch:
I stuck pretty close to the sketch, but turned the single photo into 3 small vertical photos (from Thanksgiving 2009). All the patterned papers, stickers, alphas etc are Jillibean Soup:
Lots of sewn edges and a stitched paper ruffle...
some inked edges...
and of course, typewritten journaling (I am definitely getting a bang for my buck with that thing)...
As with all my layouts lately, and from here on out, this entire project was adhered with Therm O Web adhesives. I use the Tape Runner XL for the main pieces, 3D Zots to pop things up like the Home Grown sticker and Small Zots to adhere the corrugated letters. 
Alright, gotta get everyone into bath and bed. Have a great night!
♥ Rebecca


  1. OOOO this is just delish Rebecca I think its my new fav of yours the inking and the bright colours really makes it pop!

  2. okay, was I NOT paying attention that your kids played GYSA! :) Know what you mean about the break--it's been great! I love this layout and how you used all that YUMMY Jillibean soup!

  3. Beautiful job with the sketch!! I like the 3 small photos, very nice.

    And I hear ya with being busy. We have something every night, too. I love when soccer practice gets cancelled every once in a while! :-)

  4. I'm in agreement with you-I love that dd is in sports now, but combined with TONS of homework, social engagements, life and my boy's busy schedule, some days it's too chaotic and I am so glad we are done this week with sports until Jan!

  5. what a beeeeautiful LO! the items and photos and the journaling! :)