So Happy For You


It's our first day of Summer vacation and at 1:00pm I've only just showered, I have a sink full of dirty dishes and dust bunnies are already piling up in the corners, haha.  I'm ok with that, it's nice to have my boys home with me :)  This morning we each started a Summer Journal.  I picked up Smash Books for the kids and I'm using the This & That Journal from Stampin' Up!  I pulled out all of my old scrapbooking supplies, buttons, clips, washi tape etc and we had a blast.  I was surprised that my oldest Conner really enjoyed himself.  I knew Ethan would, though he had a bit of a rough start struggling with perfection.  I wonder where he got that from ;)  Anyway, I'll share our journals and our journey with them as the Summer progresses.

I'm sure you haven't come by my blog for a family update, so let's get on to the card.  My card was inspired by the Mood Board Monday #14.


I am really excited about the Backgrounds & Borders line from Wplus9.  Ikat is so prevalent everywhere right now, from clothing to home decor and papercrafting.  I love that it is now also a part of the Wplus9 collection (and my own personal stash)!

Don't forget about the last Cloud9 Blog Hop.  The theme is ANYTHING GOES, so if you make a card for Mood Board Monday, you can also link up at Cloud9 until June 20th at 10am.  One lucky player will win a $25 gift card to the Wplus9 store.

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8 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card, Mo and how fun for you and your boys to do a summer journal. haha-I know who Ethan gets his perfectionism from. ;) Love ya!

Lynn said...

What a great idea to do journals together! I'm looking forward to hearing about them. Love your gorgeous card!

Deepti said...

This is so lovely, love the colors and indeed a great idea to do journals. I just realized I haven't followed you yet, it is better late than never ;) ur work is awesome, love it

Tracey McNeely said...

I think the Smash books are such a great idea Maureen, I wish they had them when my kids were younger. Great card for the mood board, like the pattern and colours.

Judy1223 said...

Oh, how great to be on "summer schedule!" My kids finish tomorrow (although I go a few more days after they are done...bummer). Three of my kids have Smash books and it is a great way to keep up writing while also having some crafty fun...I just can't get my oldest son hooked. I guess three out of four ain't bad! Your card is awesome...way to use al the colors from that lovely mood board! Happy summer to you all!

Christina said...

Gorgeous! Love how you added that little bloom with the rhinestone center. What a fun idea using the Smash journals for your kids--I might give that a try! My son can fill a 5 subject notebook with drawings in a matter of days, so I'll have to set some limits, but both of my kids would have fun with it.

Erin said...

Beautiful card, Maureen! I LOVE the borders sets from Wplus9... they are quickly becoming my favorite!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Just wanted to say I love your card--such a great design!

Chris L.

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