Wednesday, September 5, 2012

And so it begins.... And a GIVEAWAY!

This past week, has been a real whirlwind! We went camping for the last time (we think!) with a bunch of friends! It was nice to have one more getaway before the start of school, but I ended up coming home twice to try and get the chaos of summer daycare cleaned up, and start new for the September Daycare to begin!  I love a fresh start!  PLUS, to top off, our internet and phone has been down, so playing catch-up with this busy schedule has been tough, but I think I have things under control (or at least I think I do!)... 

The kids first day of school was yesterday! Jordan is going to grade three, and Josh is starting FULL DAYS (yikes!)... in grade one! They were excited and nervous, but I got a few quick pics at 7 am before the daycare opened! Thank goodness the rain held off, until later!  Here are some of my favs!

PLUS!!! Have you seen the newest issue of CREATING KEEPSAKES!! EEEKKK!!! My first time being published in this magazine, and not only do I have one layout, I have two layouts! So super excited about this! 
You can also find extra content: HERE- downloads, articles, templates, and so much more (IT is such a great issue!).... Okay, ready for the layouts! I LOVE THEM!.... Here they area:

The first one is in the CK SKETCHES. using My Mind's Eye paper and embellishments!

And some close ups:

My second layout was featured in the itty bitty products (and also on the contents page :).... Here is the layout:

I used a mix of Lilybee paper, Maya Road buttons, and Echo Park! Love my little Taylor at the Pumpkin patch this past fall! I can't wait to see her this year when we visit!

Creating Keepsakes has given me a copy of the September/October issue to give away to one of my lucky blog readers. Just leave me a comment to be entered in the random drawing. I will announce a winner on Saturday!


Margo :-) said...

A HUGE congratulations on your being published in Creating Keepsakes Jodi!!!!!! Love your layouts.... those button pumpkins in the truck are ADORABLE!! Almost as adorable as baby Taylor!!! ;-)

Josh & Jordan look soooooo happy and ready for school!! Cute, cute, CUTE!!!

p.s. it took me at least 6 times to post this comment... LOL I can't figure out those friggin "robot" codes you have to type in... so hard to see! ;-)

Michelle McClure said...

Congrats on getting published twice! The layouts are just too cute and those button pumpkins are perfect.

Jessica said...

I loved your layouts! The funny thing was, I saw your "Pumpkin Patch" layout and recognized your little girl as one I have seen on someone's blog! (I have been a follower for a while, it's funny how people's kids become familiar after following their blog.) Congratulations! You don't need to enter me in the drawing for the mag, I already have one!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on being published in Creating Keepsakes!!! love both your LO's :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the pubs!!!! I loveeeeeeee your lo's and loving the kids photos!! They are adorable!!!!!