Sunday, August 31, 2008

Trinkets







I did a little playing today. I love this new Stampin' Up! stamp set, holiday trinkets. It's pure and simple stamping. I live the stylized images. I stamped each image on a whisper white square and then stamped again on scrap whisper white. I then cut around each image and popped them up on stampin' dimensionals. The designer paper is from the Washington Apple paper pack.

Corie asked to see the scrapbook pages Nicholas did yesterday. I decided to start him out on 6 x 6 pages because they are quick and simple. One photo per page usually. He picked out the colors with a little guidance from mom. He picked out his own title and stamped it all himself. He sponged around the edges of the first page. This was my kids' first flight ever so they were pretty excited!

We all went out to dinner as a family last night at Axel's Bonfire. I love this restaurant. Such yummy food and decor! This was the first time we took the whole family there. We usually don't do anything more adventurous than Perkins with the boys but we decided to splurge and everyone had a great time! A little funny story-
My husband wore his really rust button down shirt. It turns out the staff at Bonfire have new uniforms and they are really rust button down shirts! A pretty random color if you ask me. My husband looked liked he worked there! LOL! I told him to go up to the bar and ask for drinks like he was a waiter. hehehe.

It's the last day of summer tomorrow for my kids. Then it's back to school and back to routines. I think we are all ready for it. Happy Labor Day!

13 comments:

Miss Crystal said...

That stamp set is great. I love the images. The pages turned out great! Alex did an awesome job. =D

Miss Crystal said...

Haha...I meant Nicolas. I typed what I was saying to my boyfriend. Sorry.

Nancy Riley said...

Kathleen, I love your holiday card! Nicholas' scrapbook pages are terrific ... so much talent! LOVE the story about your evening at the restaurant! Too funny!

Marge said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for stopping by & your sweet comment on my blog! We have friends in Spring Pk., MN, on Lake Minnetonka & spent several days with them just over a year ago! Beautiful!!! I'm prejudiced 'cause my Mom was from MN too!!! ;-)
Love your holiday trinkets card & that Wash. Apple paper -- perfect!!!

Gwen said...

What a beautiful family!!! looks like you are all having a good time! love that card...do not remember seeing that set...I better go check it out :)

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

I really like this card! I like the layout and how you cut out the images. Nice color combination too! I am so ready for the holidays! lol!

I enjoyed reading about your son's start into scrapbooking. That's fantastic! Looking forward to more about this!

Thank you for your kind comments about my Scallop Envelope box! :)

Alexandra said...

that set is awesome, love what you did with it Kathleen! And, WOW! he did a fabulous job on his pages, they are terrific!! It's always fun to see the kids get excited about creating!! Looks like you had a great time out - how fun!! And, did you at least get a discount, LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card, I'll have to look at that set again! Great family picture too, you're so lucky! Too funny about your husband's shirt, but great thinking on your part trying to get the free drinks! hee! hee!

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a happy family! I love your scrapbook pages. I LOVE disney, but I still need to scrapbook our last trip, oops (: You really inspire me to scrapbook (:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

First off, love your card! Totally cute! The scrapbook pages your son made are amazing! Great job! I also love the family photo! OK, the shirt thing . . . sounds like something that would happen to ME! I think he should have gone and gotten some drinks!!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great Christmas card, love your layout. Your pages are great, love that Mickey pumpkin at Disney

Lauren said...

Fabulous projects. The Disneyland one is my favorite (big surprise, eh?).

Rose Ann said...

I love your Christmas card, and Nicholas' pages turned out great! You have a fabulous family! Thanks for sharing the picture!