Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Look and a Guest DT Spot!

Ok, so I was not very good about getting back to blog after our little vaca to Colorado! LOL! Sorry about that - the rest of July and most of August has been so busy as I am sure most of you can relate. We had a fantastic, relaxing time and here are a few pics for you. This is the gorgeous Rockie Mountains - beautiful. For those of you that have been there you know what I mean!. The pictures just do not do this country justice. We saw all kinds of wildlife in the mountains. Including this fella, a large, and I mean LARGE moose! We were fishing on one of the streams in the mountians and this guy and a friendjust passed us by. A little scary for us, but glad I got some great pics!
We did lots of fishing and more fishing! I cannot belive the size of the trout in the Colorado River. Of course, this picture of me and the little fishy at the end of my line is not what I am talking about, but this was the only pic Pat took of me fishing. We grilled lots of yummy food; here's a picture of the steak kabobs we grilled at the fishing hole one night:

And here is my sweetie pie by a gorgeous waterfall we found as we did some hiking one day. Love his big smile; this trip is just what he needed!

On to scrappy news! I am thrilled to be the guest designer for Back Porch Memories in September! If you have not been over to their site, please go check it out. They have awesome kits at a very resonable price and a wonderful forum full of sweet and talented ladies that I know will inspire you. I have been a lurker on their site for almost a year and decided to enter the contest. So excited to have won! Also visit the gallery to check out the great entries; each was fabulous and very creative. Below is my entry; little Miss Ellie playing T-Ball. Finally got these pics scrapped after two years! LOL!

I have also been playing around with my Webster's Pages papers thatI simply adore. Here is a layout I did for an online crop challenge over at Scrappin' Mojo a couple weeks ago. Thanks Sophia for an awesome challenge and to Jan and Terri for having such a fun scrapbook community to be a part of. I LOVE these girls! This layout of Colson seemed to take me forever, but I am happy with the results. Sophia wanted us to use stitching and an envelope on the layout and here is what I came up with:
And you will notice that I finally have changed my background and header on my blog. It has been in need for some time now! Thanks to Deb at Sparkling Scrapbooks, I found a great little blog that has the cutest blog designs. Go check out Cute and Cool Blog stuff to get your own. She also does custom work too. I am loving the new look just need to add a few more details. Hope you all had a great weekend and I am hoping to be back tomorrow to share a couple designs from a fun kit that I recently received. Until then, be blessed! XOXO ~ Nik