Friday, June 25, 2010

My scrapping buddy returns!

My nieces are back for another summer visit!  Over the past few years, they have come for at least a week or two.  Sometimes together and other times separately. 

Last year we had a glorious 6 weeks together.  Allie and Sidney (also called the Nines) were completely inseparable--dressing alike, chattering together, sharing adventures.  Zack's partner for the summer was Lauren, but I stole her.  They still were partners for chores and when we were out--Lauren at 12 could help 6yo Zack.  But for fun?  She was all mine. 

Lauren is artistic.  She loved scrapping and creating.  We had the bestest time playing.  We even gave the scrappy room a makeover so it was better suited for the 2 of us.

This summer we have Mom, Lauren, and Sidney!  Woohooo!  Allie and Sid are already dressed in matching outfits being happily ten together.  Zack is happy to be Grammy's partner.  She loves watching him play video games and he really appreciates the audience.  They have such interesting conversations about them.

Which means I get full custody of Lauren.  Well, when she is not texting, of course.  She is 13, after all.  We decided to jump in with a card challenge to warm up the mojo.  We found a darling sketch at Papertake Weekly.  It looks like this:

Lauren decided to use it with a darling digital stamp and make a card for Grammy's birthday.  She went with Love You instead of  a traditional happy birthday.  Cute, right?

Love U by Lauren Astl.  Supplies- Paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Stamp: Meljen's Designs, Markers: Copic, Alphabet: American Craft, Chipboard: Maya Road, Other: Glitter.

I wanted to play with this utterly adorable stamp for a thank you card.  I wanted dimension so I colored it twice and popped out the swim gear and boat.  So in love!

Thanks For The Fun by Dora Phillips.  Supplies- Paper: Crate Paper, Stamp: Phindy's Place, Markers: Copics, Rub-On: Fancy Pants Design, Alphabet: American Craft, Font: Bold Buddy.

Our thanks to the fabulous gals at Papertake Weekly for the inspiration to start our summer!


  1. wow Dora your cards are stunning and I love your colouring thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  2. Cute cards by both of you!! Lovely.


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