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Wine and Dine

Nothing beats time with family.  My fabulous in-laws came to visit me here in Tri-Cities, Washington, and we gave them the grand tour of the wineries in our area.  Here is a picture of them on the balcony at Kiona winery.  It was my first wine tasting ~ whoo!
The weather was perfect and the cheese and wine was amazing!
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Ready to Scrap!

Anyone notice that many brands are now offering pre-made layouts?
I found this pre-made page from K & Company at the scrapbook store the other day and HAD to pick it up!  It made for one of the easiest layouts I’ve ever done!
I love all the paper piecing and stitching on the page.  I added two felt embellishments from American Crafts and a quote sticker at the bottom (just because I always feel that I have to add something myself). 
This layout came in handy when I planted my garden last month, too (here’s a picture of my dog, hubby, son and sister-in-law).
We R Memory Keepers also offers lots of adorable pre-made double layouts for around $7.00!
It’s so exciting to see the new developments in the paper crafting world.  These ready-made pages really make it easy to get a lot of work done quickly, without having to sacrifice style. 
LOVE IT!
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Disneyland Mini Album

We took our son, along with the in-laws, to Disneyland early this month.  It was the first time our 3-year-old had been to the magic kingdom and he had a blast
I decided to make a mini-album for my mother-in-law as her Mother’s Day gift this year. 
I just finished it today and wanted to share!  🙂 
 
This is my favorite page of the album.  I hand-cut Jackson and layered him on top of glittery polka-dot card stock. 
I love this picture of Mike in goggles.  It really captures his personality!
Now to start on my own layouts….
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DCWV = OMG!

For those of you who have not been to your neighborhood Michaels recently ~ you should probably print this entry so you can read it on the way before it’s too late.

Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) has released what I can only assume to be a private Michaels line (I have searched the Internet frantically for these page pads to no avail). They have about 4 or 5 lines of fabulous new paper packs! I was there the other day and went NUTS! I literally bought one of everything (I’m glad I did, too, since the store by my house is now out of stock!)

I remember sitting at every red light on the way home, flipping through each stack. Glittery pages beaming off the car beside me. Drivers looking confused and blinded by the brilliance.

The layout above is one of the new lines (The Family Collection). I really wanted to use this paper, so I had my son and his faithful side-kick pose on the couch (don’t act like I’m the only one here who takes pictures based on what paper/embellishments I want to use!) 

I simply added my photos and some Prima bling ~ easy as pie!

Here are some of my favorite pieces so far: