It's been awhile . . .

we've been busy . . .

playing with cousins . . .

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strolling downtown Annapolis . . .

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taking a school trip to the zoo . . .

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visiting Great Grammy 8 hours away. . .

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taking walks . . .

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playing at the park . . .

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talking more walks (with Grammy). . .

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being pouty . . .

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celebrating a new career for daddy . . .

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taking even more walks (enough says Nicholas!!) . . .

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escaping for some date nights . . .

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oh, and scrapping, of course!!!

I have 2 new layouts I created for Fancy Pants Designs to share :)

The first features their Park Bench Collection.  Love the teals, yellows, and grays in this line . . .

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The "2" in the title work is actually from the ephmerea pack in the Trendsetter Collection - love that I can easily mix & match pieces from their collections!! I cut the "little adventurers" using my Silhouette & then did a little stitching after attaching.

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Lots of layers on this layout & I even stitched around the photo!!

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I think I'm addicted to these little flags of their's - so fun!!

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My second layout features the Fancy Pants Designs Swagger Collection.  Perfect for the men & boys in your life, the oranges, grays, and blues went perfectly with this pic I recently snapped of Ryan . . .

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For the background I decided to using machine stitching to create a chevron-type design.  You can also see a close-up of the fabulous die-cut quote banner - love this!!  Perfect for my little man these days who is struggling so hard at finding his way.  Lots of discussions recently about being your own person :)  Oh & the buttons, one of my favorite embellishments!!

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I decided to die-cut this title as well, just a simple "be you".  I added a little star sticker and brad to the center of the "o" and then did some machine stitching through the words.

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Lots of layers on this layout as well - I'm totally into that these days :) How cute is that little paperclip??  And another good quote on the round sticker :)

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More to share in the next few days . . . thanks for stopping by!!


  1. 2 Beautiful LO's - love all the stitching. Thanks for sharing :)
    (and congrats to daddy on his new career :) )

  2. Especially love the layout with your oldest! Best wishes to your DH!

  3. Such sweet photos of your sweet little men. Love these new LO's! Fancy Pants must be thrilled to have you designing with their collections. You make me want these lines. :)

  4. I wasn't sure how masculine I could take FP's "Swagger"...you've shown me some great ideas for both lines! Thanks Julie!