hey everyone! welcome to the ADORNit blog hop. if you are starting here at my blog, make sure and go check out the beginning of the blog hop HERE and then hop all the way through. it's an impressive list of designers. there's a lot of great projects to see along the way. and "hopping" is just plain fun anyways. you more than likely will find great blogs and designers that you might not have known about ;)
so if you are new here and have no idea who i am, i'm laura vegas. i'm from california, where i live with my husband joe, and our daughters alyssa and sarah. i work full-time in our home as a daycare provider. so i also have a lot of other kiddos to photograph and scrap. convenient, i know. lol! i've been scrapping for over 14 years now and still love it just as much as the day i started. i love that i can get our memories down on layouts and in albums, and that my girls will never have to question what we did or how i felt about them. i love it for the creative release, and being able to play with paper and glue. i also love that i can share my projects and thoughts through this little blog of mine, and for all the great friendships i've made because of it.
here is the layout i made for the "summer favorites" theme.
excuse the poor lighting. i was in competition with the sun, and it set before i could finish this layout. lol! i thought this collection was so cute. and it made me think about the photos i have of joe BBQ'ing it up in the backyard. what is summer without a BBQ after all. they say that almost all men can BBQ and make breakfast, that's the 2 meals they can make. i've heard that said a lot, i think by rachael ray to be honest. lol! anyways, it's true with joe. those are the 2 meals he likes to cook.
and since the journaling is blurry in the photo above, here's another shot at it. that's honestly my one complaint about his BBQ'ing. that he insists on cooking everything on low heat. and he cooks it forever, as if the meat wasn't dead to begin with. lol! when i take over the BBQ, i crank that thing on high and just get it done.
and had to share a funny story about these ants. my studio is upstairs, but i'm downstairs all day with the daycare kids. so i bring projects downstairs to work on, if i have a few minutes here or there. and i am known to discuss my paper options and design ideas with the little ones. usually when they're eating lunch. they're trapped in booster seats at the kitchen island, so they have no choice but to listen to me. lol! i was showing off how cute the paper and ribbons were, with the ants on them. even though i detest ants, and am actually in a war with them in my backyard as i type this. lol! but nikolas and haley were all excited about the ants. and they insisted on having their own ants to carry around. i cut them both off a piece of the pattern paper to have. and they would walk around saying "ants, ants", and then would stomp on the paper to smush them. it was pretty funny :)
i do have 2 more ADORNit layouts to share. just didn't get them done in time tonight. so stay tuned for those this weekend. i hope you have enjoyed my stop on the blog hop. from here, the next stop up is whimsical ink sorority. enjoy!