Adam, Brooke, Chrissy, and Tyler

Welcome to ABC & T. Hope you enjoy catching up on our family events and my scrapbook creations!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Michigan Scrapping with Mom

While we were in Michigan for our summer vacation, mom and I did a LOT of scrapping.  It was over 100 degrees outside most days so we didn't do the usual activities we usually do outside.  Brooke joined us and completed a whole scrapbook herself.  When our vacation came to an end, mom has scrapped 32 pages and I scrapped 40 pages.  Here are some of the pages I scrapped.  I just love scrapping with my mom!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hard Core Challenge #10

So, I had so much fun with the Cari's challenge that I decided to create another layout with Core'dinations cardstock.  I've wanted to get these pictures developed for a LONG time as they are some of my favorite of Ty....well...being a boy!  We were at the horse farm and while I was attending to my horse, Rocco, Ty found the biggest mud puddle, slopped his digger down, and the rest is history.  The best part was when he put his head in the puddle while bending over and as he came back up the mud ran down his face and in his mouth.  He spit out a huge blob of mud from his mouth and smiled ear to ear.  I had to unclothe him and wash him off in the wash stall.  It was a mess but it was so fun to watch him!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gotsketch Express

Gotsketch express ended right before we headed to Michigan.  Now that we are back home I wanted to share my layouts I created for the class:

Here is a pic of Ty playing in the dog's water!
 Here are pics of Ty playing in the sprinkler!
 I couldn't resist buying this shirt!
 Our Easter celebration in Michigan!
 Ty and Tucker playing in the sprinkler.  Ty had to copy what Tucker was doing!

 Brooke riding her bike without training wheels for the first time!
 Our evening with friends on Daniel Island!
 My memory page of Papa Don.
 Spoiling the kids on my first day of summer vacation.
 Ty in his shades and goggles!
And Brooke being a diva!
You can see all of Val's sketches at!
So I couldn't skip this fun event which I was invited to by the very talented Cari Locken.  I pulled out my Core'dinations cardstock and my favorite pictures of my mom and Brooke.  I participated in Cari's challenge and boy did it challenge me!!  It is amazing what you can do with these papers: emboss, sand, score, etc.!  I have never tried scoring my cardstock before so it was a great lesson to learn and a ton of fun creating!  Anyhow, here is the layout I created. 
The challenge included scoring three different ways and including at least one scored embellishment.  I scored the outside of my paper and then created two different scoring lines with the brown cardstock.  I sanded the edges I scored to make them more visible.  I loved how Cari scored diagonally on her cardstock so that is a "must try" for my next layout!  Finally, I scored the small star by my title.  I think it is so cute! 

Thanks for the inspiration Cari!