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Scrapbook Layout: Zoe

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. It’s been a very chill Saturday for us, hanging out at home. Saturdays are usually reserved for Jasmine’s soccer activities, but soccer has not started yet as the facility we use for indoor soccer is still organizing the teams. We can’t wait for the next season to start — Jasmine has improved each season and is shaping up to be a very good player. She and her team won the final game last year!

Sundays are always busy for us since we have our church service and then Jasmine has practice with the Hallelujah Kids for a few hours.

By the way, one of the items I forgot to share in my “currents” updates is below:

Currently watching: Season 4 of Breaking Bad. Yeah, we are pretty much on a marathon viewing of Breaking Bad since it is now in its 5th and last season. Can’t wait for Game of Thrones to come back on, as well as Orange is the New Black. Both very good shows. We rarely watch anything live, so everything is either DVR’d, on NetFlix, or On Demand.

The scrapbook layout I am sharing today is about our other Sphynx cat, Zoe. She is the first to greet any strangers in the house, and she has never met a person she didn’t love…immediately. She has a very loud purr and will “pet” herself against you, whether you like it or not! If you aren’t paying attention to her, she will reach out to you and poke or nudge you until you give her some love. It’s hilarious.

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Layout details: I used some items from the new Flea Market paper by Maggie Holmes. I love this collection: lots of gold accents, pinks and turquoises. Super cute embellishments. I love when supplies speak to me. As a matter of fact, I tend to create better when the things I’m using tug at me, so to speak.

The main paper is Jenna from Maggie’s Flea Market, and the rest that I layered on the photo are from an American Crafts 6×6 paper pad I bought at Target. I also used the Amy Tangerine wooden alpha stamps and Hero Arts Neon Pink stamp pad to stamp out “Zoe” and “So Loving” for the title. I created a banner by sewing pennants and the Zoe letters on the top left of the page. I sprinkled some “bling” on the page to create a visual triangle (sequins, MH gold flower, Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic gold brads).

Thanks for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Layouts: Sweet Treat and Chloe

Hello there! We have been having Fall-like weather lately in our neck of the woods in Florida this week and the mornings have just been sublime. I wanted to share a few “currents” with you that I will update on a monthly basis:

Currently reading – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Jasmine is also reading this, although she has slowed down due to new interests (Adventure Time is a big one right now). Rob is also reading a Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.

Listening to: Lots of Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae on Jango radio, which preprograms my play list based on specific artists. The cool thing about Jango radio is that it does not have any commercials like Pandora. The free version allows me to skip any songs I don’t feel like listening to at the moment. I can also give a thumbs down to any song to permanently delete it from the play list on an unlimited basis, without being inundated by commercials.

Jasmine got a part last Sunday in our church play, which will be on December 15. She was very excited since it was the part she wanted to get. Rob and I sat in on her when she read for the various parts, and she did a great job – her voice was at a good volume and her words were clear. Looking forward to seeing it come together in December!

I have two layouts to share with you today.

Sweet Treat is about one of my daughter’s favorite snacks, which is a simple homemade sundae. Start with a base of vanilla ice cream (double scoops), then drizzle with sugar free chocolate syrup (we don’t keep the sugar kind in our house), top with piles of whipped cream, and then finish off with some sprinkles. Yum!

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Layout details: I used a mashup of Studio Calico papers from the new Double Scoop and Marks & Co kits, along with some items from my stash. I cut the title out with my Silhouette Cameo, using the Pacifico font. I loved the woodgrain and pink stars from the Double Scoop kit, and I used it pretty heavily here, sewing them on to highlight the photo and also my journaling. The washi tape is from Glitz (black and white chevron) and Bella Blvd (yellow chevron).

The next layout is of one of our awesome Sphynx cats, Chloe. The reaction we get when they first encounter our cats is priceless. You get a range of emotions: surprise, awe, wonder and trepidation. Petting one is like petting a warm peach. They may look a bit intimidating, but Sphynx cats are the sweetest. Out of all the cats Rob and I have had collectively throughout our lifetime, Chloe and her sister, Zoe, have been the most loving, attention-hogging, and affectionate cats.

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Layout details: I again used a mashup of SC papers from the Marks & Co kit and some Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy papers from my stash. I found some foam letters at our local Dollar Store and I painted them a very light pink. I used a tag to create hidden journaling, just to remind us of some of Chloe’s behaviors – she wasn’t too happy when we went on a past trip a year ago, and she was pretty standoffish with the pet sitter. The sitter commented on her pet summary sheet that Chloe missed us terribly.

Well, that’s all for now. Hope you all have had a great week so far. We are gearing up for the weekend around here!