Sunday, March 7, 2010

Project 12 - Febuary Layout

My Interpretation of the Sketch
Note: on 3/17 I swapped out the first photo with a better
one that wasn't so grainy! It's a learning process.

(click on photo 2 enlarge - 2 12x12 pages IRL!)
Base: Basic Grey Infuse
2nd Layer Cardstock: Double Mates Fairy Tale Pink
Patterned Paper: Cloud 9 Design - Be Loved Collection
American Crafts: Thickers
Making Memories: Journaling Book Rouge Paperie, Glitter Tickets, Dimensional Hearts
Jenni Bowlin: Vintage Calendar Page
Stampin' Up Stitched Felt
Hero Arts Stamps: Flourish Background & Valentine Sayings
Journal Card at bottom left: Pink Paislee Cupid Collection
Inks: Versamark, SU Marker

Here is my entry for the February Project 12 Sketch. I focused on our Valentine's Day festivities. Can you see the background stamping on the light pink card stock? It is a watermark, made with versamark.

Journaling Reads:
Feb. 2010
The best day. We had a special breakfast, a lazy day, and fun dinner w/ lamb chops, rice, crab, Caesar salad, asparagus, then chocolate dipped strawberries and orange slices. Just us!

To learn more about Project 12, just click on that blue orb on the left side of my blog!

Additional things I remember from Valentine's Day (for my memory):
I decorated the table for the kids before they woke up (fruit, little stuffed buddies, and orange juice in champagne glasses). Dick bought them both helium balloons shaped like hearts (they got the 2 days early when they all went shopping for me) and the balloons were hooked to their chairs. At lunch, I cracked two full crabs and we had a huge crab salad. Then, dinner is what I described above (we actually had rack of lamb that I cut into chops after they were roasted). Dick bought us a beautiful bottle of red wine from the Cove winery, along with chocolates. Valentine's was a family day - just the four of us. We really don't make a big fuss about it as a couple.

Day in the Life notes...
Today was another beautiful Spring Day (I forgot my camera in the car, oops). With capitals!!! The kids and I went walking/scootering along the Leo Adler pathway in Baker City (17 miles away). Our plan was to walk all the way to Charlie's Ice cream Parlor and get a treat. First we stopped to play in the swings at Bidwell Park, then we walked downtown. Man, it was a 'squeeze' to sit in a swing! I'm thinking a spring dieting plan is underway! When we arrived, the Ice Cream store was closed!!!!! Jake bummed out! Plan B was Dairy Queen.

So! It's Oscar Night! I have it set to record just in case we get sidetracked - but no doubt Sami and I will be watching it the minute it starts! While in town today we bought some tasty treats for the festivities... cocktail shrimp, fortune cookies, and organic mac and cheese. Sounds tasty, eh? Just writing it makes me cringe!!! We'll try and sneak in a veggie or two! OH! Carrot sticks and dip sound great!

I'm bummed out that the liquor store was closed (Dolt. It's Sunday!).. I had visions of sipping on a lemon drop during the showing...

Oh well!

Have a great rest of the weekend..


Diana said...

Super cool layout Andi. Always love coming to visit you!

Elise said...

Is it so WRONG that I just love you so.... Can we PLEASE, PLEASE do this together sometime! {LEMON DROPS are my FAVE!} I already KNOW you have the lemons... hee hee I have the rest and I wish I could say "be right over!!!"

Anywhooo, that's NOT what I came here to say {hee hee}.... But now I'm distracted! I'm HERE to say that L/O is such FUN and sooooooo juicy and well done! Makes me want to SCRAP with my Academy Awards!!! hee hee I think your scrapping is top notch and I adore you!

Have fun tonight with you, your girls and your viddles! Yipeeee!

Sweet Blessings said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me :D Hope you girls made it clear to the end of the Oscars! Sweet blessings!

Tami B. said...

Your pages are gorgeous! I loved the Oscars last night, the women were all so elegant. I'll bet they had lemon drops. I just had diet root beer. Your posts are always like a breath of fresh air, andi.

an east coast (soon to be western) family said...

Wow! What a great layout, Andi! You did a fantastic job. Love the plans for your Oscar night, did you stay till the bitter end? Hmmm, Lemon drops, will have to look into that and give them a try!! Something to look forward to, and here in Laramie, a lot of things are shut on Sunday too.

Karen said...

Andi, your layout is Gorgeous!! I love that you used the 'scene' from the pp, loving all those scallops, and love you documenting your fabbie Valentine's Day!!!

Ooooo....your Oscar treats sound delish...can I have some shrimp, please?! And I'm right there with Elise on the rest!! :>

Hope your spring weather has held. Ours has been WONKY!!! A couple days ago, we had rain & sun alternating, then at the same time and back to alternating before the sky decided that hail should get in on the party and yesterday was another full on sun & rain kind of day. This morning, the sun is shinning beautifully and I can hear those birdies chirp away. :>

Sue McGettigan said...

I'm loving these layouts Andi, very cool! Too bad you didn't get your lemon drop with the Oscars, maybe you'll have to have a bonus lemon drop day sometime soon :)

Linda Beeson said...

Love that sketch, love what you did with it.

sanjeet said...

have the rest and I wish I could say "be right over!!!"
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Davinie Fiero said...

I love that you documented a special family day in this layout, Andi! I adore that "date night" tag that you used, and your title placement.
Thank you for playing along this month!