Sunday, August 7, 2011

you'll catch them

I'm usually not afraid of a good challenge... bring it on! But seriously, when I have to take the 3 tykes somewhere alone... horror strikes. In the end everything is okay, except when we are at Ikea with 2 carts, 3 kids and an ice cream cone... in the rain. But even then it all works out... and thank goodness when the ice cream survives. ;)
I've learned to steer clear of Forever 21 with all three, but the park I can handle. So that's where we went last week, and it was surprisingly good weather as Lola and I lazily watched the kids run around from a blanket. Until the oldest and wisest of the bunch decided to chase butterflies with an insane amount of drive. Where do kids get their energy? Imagine a very spacious fenced-in park... she would run and run... we chased her as she chased the butterflies. Then she was so upset when they wouldn't land on her finger.
So I based my journaling for this page on that day...

Note To Self: Chase your dreams like Avery chases butterflies at the park... & you'll catch them.

I made a bunch of layouts this weekend because it was the perfect combination to jump start my creativity! Freshly printed photo + new yummy products + a story to remember

Supplies:
new paper, chipboard, trims, stickers: Crate Paper
Stamps: Autumn Leaves
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
American Crafts: favorite journaling pen

Even though if you read my journaling instead of an "f" there is a "5" I still enjoy using my vintage typewriter. Then I fill in the ones that didn't work with handwriting... of course the "e" doesn't work... ha!

Happy Monday to you... and you!

24 comments:

Zarah said...

Love the LO - it's gorgeous! Also love the note to self. We should ALL chase our dreams a little more adamantly! :D

terami.su said...

Very bright & sunny. Pretty summer LO )))

Ann Marie said...

I really REALLY love this layout ..... how do you get the spray bottle to just do a few random drips? I like it better like that rather than a big spritz of it.

Traveling Mama said...

Girl, let me tell you. I TOTALLY know what you mean. With three little folks as well, I wonder that very same thing. Where DOES the energy come from?? Everyone keeps telling me that it will keep me young. Do they say the same to you? Personally, it makes me feel sooo OLD! :-) Your layout is absolutely gorgeous, though, and you don't look old at all. What is your secret?

Maristela Cabello said...

wonderful!
Very poetic.
A beautiful week for you.

Deanna Sellers said...

Sweet story. I love all things vintage, but I never would have thought to keep using the typewriter and handwriting in the missing letters. You're a creative genius :) I love it.

Crafty Texan said...

Beautiful page and story! I love when I feel my kids teaching me instead of the other way around. Thanks for sharing that little jewel with us. :)

patty said...

pretty picture . bright & sunny layout...

amytangerine said...

so dang lovely!

Shona said...

Beautiful! I love how the butterflies are fluttering up!

Renee Zwirek said...

Beautiful LO! Inspiring!

Lynley Jill said...

Love this page! Especially love the handwriting combined with typewriter print... Very cute and clever!

delphine said...

So beautiful my dear friend !!!
kiss you

ashley.warner said...

ohhhh i love the CRATE PAPER! woo hoo! You did such a pretty layout Liz!

Happy Monday to you too!

ps. if you're interested, i'm hosting a $15 iTunes giftcard GIVEAWAY on my blog...

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McKenna said...

LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

hey liz, was wondering where you get your hands on those new collections? please reply :) thanks

Nicole said...

I really understand your "horror" feeling with taking the three kids somewhere, when my 3 girls were younger, I didn't go many places, the library, park and just maybe if I was desperate, the grocery store! It gets easier when they get older. It is amazing on how kids have so much energy!

Your pages are so beautiful!

Emily said...

You amaze me! How do you make time for it all? What an inspiration you are for me!

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TImeless Creations said...

Love this awesome quote! Love this layout! Love this picture! love love LOVE! Great job!

Trying to create a scrapbook blog of my own, would love the support of you & your followers! Thanks!

Shanna Page said...

This is such a gorgeous layout!

Sadly I just sold all of my scrapping supplies because I don't have time with an 18 month old and another baby due in a few months.

You are such an inspiration and I hope to get to that point of wanting to scrap again!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Hi Anonymous, :)

I am not sure when those new collections will be available... I think usually it is about 4 weeks from now... I will check about that. I will also post again using them when they are available.

:)

Lauren said...

Gorgeous!

desks los angeles said...

I loke the quote written on the layout...Its very true and very inspiring too..