Thursday, July 7

Simply a Splashtastic Day

It was so super hot and muggy out on Tuesday, but I couldn't put off yard work another day.  I think I may have gone mad if I had.  McKenzie is planning her Sweet 16, Enchanted Forest style.  The yard definitely needs to be cleaned before that can happen.  "Hey kids, you want to run through the sprinkler?"  Yells arose from every room in the house where each child played.  We all went outside and at first the kids had popsicles while I weeded around the fire pit and flowerbeds.  McKenzie unwound the hose and the kids were eager with anticipation.  Posicles consumed, bathing suits on, towels on the sidelines, and Mom with camera in hand.

This small story is the inspiration for my next LO.  I knew I wanted to capture the beauty of the day in a LO and had a few challenges in mind for how it would be done.  It is about 2:30 a.m. now as I sit and prepare this post, so I hope you'll understand me not sharing the ingredients this time.  Just simply a picture this time.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, YOUR COMMENTS MAKE ME SMILE!  :o)


I wasn't able to finish the journaling yet because the glitter glue and stamps were still wet.  But each small label at the bottom will read the following:

It was a hot summer day
The kids went out to play
Haylee's 1st time in the sprinkler
Ariana positions the hose
McKenzie changing into her suit
Lance Jr. "ready, set, goes..."
Mom enjoys it all behind the camera

Challenges Entered:
Desert Island Crafts - #11 (I used #4, #6, #10)


45 comments:

  1. Cute LO....the banner is so cute and all the flowers are so pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at My Craft Spot !
    Joy

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  2. Thanks for playing along on HMITM this session- great colors in this.

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  3. Jessica, this is GORGEOUS! Wow, I love all the elements you used! It is so pretty and colorful and fun! And that picture is so adorable! Absolutely beautiful layout :D

    Lisa

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  4. Such a pretty summer layout, the kids look like they are having a ball. Love the colours and all the glitter, this layout will bring a smile for many years to come. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

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  5. cute layout Jessica!! :) thanks for the idea to run through the sprinkler! I'm going to do that with my kids today now!! I also wanted to tell you (a little insider info!) that I know you love Challenges and Pink By Design now has challenges on their blog. Since they are just getting the challenges going there are not a lot of entries so your chances of winning are great!! I just wanted to tell you that since you are so sweet and I would love for you to win something!! :) Have a great day!!

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  6. I love seeing kids at the beach, what a fun LO! Thank you so much for joining us at CCC. Hugs and Good Luck!

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  7. Very nice layout! It looks like it was a fun day.
    Thanks for playing with us this week.
    Becka
    Getting Cricky DTM
    www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful layout. I love all the glitz and shimmer Great job
    Thanks for playing along on Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs
    Brenda DTM
    http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

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  9. A great layout, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  10. Wonderful LO and great photo.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  11. Wow, these are many colors.. What a fab layout, greatjob!

    Thanks for playing with us at Scrapalicious Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Gerda

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  12. Hi Jessica.. I wanted to stop by and let you know that I have a blog award for you on my blog at www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com. Hop on over when you get a chance to pick it up. Thanks so much!! Terri of Two Pink Peas

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  13. What a fab and fun LO thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

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  14. Adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine GDT for July xxx p.s I have candy, feel free to enter!

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  15. Lovely LO! Love the fun piccy! Kim

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  16. Really terrific layout! Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicious USA! ~Shelley

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  17. What a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us for "Anything Goes" week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. ~ Jamie

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  18. that is a nice layout! love the banner.. cute cute..

    thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Kathy
    http://scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

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  19. I love all the embellishments, you have done such a great job with them!

    This is a wonderful layout :)


    Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Getting Cricky DTM
    craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

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  20. Great layout! It turned out wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the challenge at Scrapalicious USA!

    Jenni

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  21. Jessica you have really decked this up! Love all the embellishments you have used

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  22. Such a fun LO Jessica and a darling story behind it! We love spending days in the sprinkler too! Baby E has been trying to eat the water (I'm sure you know what that looks like)! I love all the fun details and elements! It is such a great way to remember the simple joys of the day! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!
    Amber

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  23. Jessica this is a really cute layout :) I love your journaling that you intend to add in too, very poetic.
    TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky again this week.
    ~Hugs~
    Becky- Getting Cricky DTM
    www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

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  24. oh really love this,gorgeous layout bless you for playing at creative craft challenge we really appreciate your support hugs cheryl xxxx

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  25. Hi jessica,
    I LOVE this layout girl--eeek you have my stamp on there--that is just sooo exciting! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Thank you so much sweet friend for playing my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    Kristal
    K Andrew Designs Art Stamps
    Check out My Stamps!

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  26. Such a fun and festive page! Terrific take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us at HMITM!

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  27. Beautiful summery layout! I'm playing along with you at My Craft Spot this week and I'm your newest follower.
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  28. So beautiful.Just love the bright pretty details.Perfect for your Summer themed layout.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

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  29. what a fab card. Thanks for joining us over at CCC, best of luck.

    Elke XX

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  30. Beautiful layout!! I love the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  31. What a super layout - and such wonderful memories! It's sad to think how quickly time flies! I do hope the party is a success!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  32. You did such a great job not only joining in on the HMITM challenge but combining so many challenges. Well done, I love the use of the sparkly bits and we all know how sparkly water looks when the sun hits it. Awesome Job!!!

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  33. This layout is so nice, I love the colors. Great job on the challenge.
    Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this layout, great colors. Nice job on the challenge. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  35. This is a gorgeous summery page Jessica - I love all the different elements & it warmed my heart on this cold wintery day (here in Australia)
    Thankyou for playing along at HMITM!

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  36. Such a fun summer themed layout. Thanks for linking up with us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Hugs,
    Amy
    Scrapping Mommy

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  37. Such a bright and beautiful layout, Jessica!! I love how you arranged the labels for your journaling -- cool idea!! :)

    Thanks so much for celebrating summer at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!! I hope you'll join us again this week!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Getting Cricky DTM

    PS -- Did you get my email on Friday?

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  38. Wonderful layout! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter ;D Hugz, Cheryl

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  39. Very sweet LO. great job! Thanks for playing with us over at the TPS challenges this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  40. Wow! Look at all the different challenges that you combined! that is really amazing! Thanks for doing the HMITM challenge! great job!

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  41. Love the words you're going to put in the LO. What a perfect day to remember. How fun to be planning a Sweet 16!

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  42. Fabulous layout! Love the happy bright colours, all the labels and the journaling. Lots of fun details and great job combining so many challenges! Thanks for doing the HMITM challenge!

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  43. What a bright and colorful LO. Some many awesome details here. Thanks so much for joining us the Your Next Challenge this week.

    Diana :)

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  44. Very happy and colorful layout! Thanks for playing with us at HMITM!

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:O) Jessica B.
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