Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Birthday Fun

It has been quite a sweet birthday month so far. Yes, I said birthday month. I love having a Summer birthday. My birthday is actually mid July, and that is when the good times began. It started with an extended birthday weekend and a bottle of wine...
It continued with a trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This Nascar girl's first Nascar race in a couple of years. Oh Loudon, how I have missed you!
But, I just had to see Tony. I had to!
We had great seats in the main grandstand, so we could see everything:
Heading way, way, way up to our seats. Great exercise and quite the view:
Tony just happened to be one of the drivers with an in car camera. So, I could not only hear him on the scanner, but I could see him too:
Tony finished 2nd and his teammate Ryan finished 1st. The only way it could of been any better, was if Tony finished 1st and Ryan 2nd:
On Monday, my actual birthday, I went to see the final installment of Harry Potter. I loved the books and the movies. It is sad that this is THE end. I will miss Harry Potter:
When I returned back to work, this sweet little cake was waiting for me. One of our local sales reps dropped it off. Very sweet. This was the only cake I had this year. But in my defense, I chose to have an icecream social at work instead this year, with my co-workers and I really enjoyed doing something different. It was so much fun for everyone on such a hot Summer day.
Later on that week, I had 2 more treats. First Steve and I went to see Jeff Dunham live, at a local club and he was amazing! Funny as ever. We had great seats. I tried to take some pics, but it was too dark.
A few days after that, I found out that I won the latest challenge over at Let's Scrap. The challenge was to use one of their sketches and to sew on a page. I chose one of my favorite sketches by Cheri (that I have been hoarding for a while) and sewwed around the big yo yo sun. A lot of work, I know, but a labor of love. It was worth all the work that I put into it and I was so surprised and excited that I won! Yay me!
Well, so far so good. A great b-day month, with a few more days to go. Maybe I will head to the beach this weekend. I love Summer!

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What' New

I got an e-mail a few days ago from Let’s Scrap. They had posted a new challenge in the 'scrap your stash' group. It caught my eye. It has been a while since I played along. The challenge is to use: red, white and blue papers, at least ten buttons, some chipboard in your title and a Let's Scrap sketch (I love Cheri's sketches!). Easy peasy, at least for me. Red, white and blue is a staple for me. It goes really great with my Red Sox and Patriot! Also, here in New England, we are very patriotic. So anyways, I really liked this idea for the challenge and I knew that I had the perfect pics. My mom gave B these very cool American flag shades just before Memorial day. They were a huge hit! I had so much fun with this layout. I used some fun papers from We R Memory Makers called Yankee Doodles. Lot's of sewing, buttons, paper tearing and I even made my own star embellishment's. Here is the result:
There are a few new lines out there, that are really catching my eye, that I thought I would share. There is nothing more exciting than new releases. Again, this is only a few. There are so many! Like I need more stuff...ha!

It is no secret that I love my red, white and blue. I can not wait to get my hands on this new line called Liberty from Bo Bunny:
Have you seen this? A new company called Authentique. I love this line. Love it, love it, love it!!!It is called Journey:
Teresa Collins also has a few new lines. I love all things TC, but this one, World Traveler is my new favorite by her:
I love, love, love this new line by Pink Paislee called Vintage Vogue. Very funky and so retro. Awesome!
So, those are a few of the new ones that I 'must have!' What are your new faves?

Happy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lots of Summer Lovin'

I got a bit of 'happy mail' today'. A package from my sweet friend Jonnelle with the tags from our 'Summer Lovin' tag swap, along with a little gift pack from our hostess (Thanks girl!). I had almost forgotten about them. What a great treat to come home to! They are all so beautiful! These are some amazingly creative ladies. I love all my tags and I have them displayed in my office,, so that I can enjoy them each and everyday!

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

We Got the Cup

Being the huge New England sports fan that I am, I was over the moon excited (as was everyone else in New England-hockey fan or not!) that THE Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley cup championship. With all our other sports team (Red Sox, Celtics & Patriots) championships over the past ten years, the Bruins were due. So what do we do to celebrate? We have a parade. Not just a parade, a rolling rally through the city of Boston. I just had to be there for this. I had been there to see a couple of Patriot celebrations when we won the Superbowl. It is hard to explain, but it is just something that you want to be a part of. B and I headed in early on the train. It was packed! My friends Heather & Nicole also took the train and we all met up at North Station. It ended up being a beautiful sunny day (it was suppose to rain-ha!) We were right where the parade began, so we watched them prepare. It was very cool. We were caught up in it all and then it was over before we knew it, but we have many pictures to remember the moment. I tried my best to cram them all on this 2 page layout, preserve the memory forever. 24 pics! Amazing, I know, but such a cool memoire! So, here is our part of the Bruins celebration:

Here is a close up of page one:

and here is a close up of page two:

So, glad we were able to celebrate it together. A good time was had by all. Oh yeah, one more thing...we got the cup! Go B's!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Remember what today is all about. Proud to be an American. Proud to live in the land of the free, home of the brave. Three cheers for the red, white and blue. Happy Independence Day!